A Scam Email with the Subject "Dear Comrade - I Need Your Urgent help" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 06 Oct 2006 12:20:17 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "Balakov Juan" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Comrade, I am Comrade Juan Balakov personal assistant to Mikhail Khodorkovsky once rated as the richest man in Russia and owner of YUKOS OIL (Russian largest oil company), chairman CEO: Menatep SBP Bank (a well reputable financial institution with its branches all Over the world). SOURCE OF FUNDS: I have a profiling amount in an excess of US$100.5M, which I seek you to accommodate for me. You will be rewarded with 4% of the total sum for your partnership. Can you handle this? As his personal assistant, I was authorized to transfer money of an American oil merchant for his last oil deal with my boss Mikhail Khodorkovsky. The funds have since left the shores of America to a European private bank where the final crediting is to be carried out. While I was on the process, my boss got arrested for his involvement in politics by financing the leading and opposing political parties (the Union of Right Forces, led by Boris Nemtsov, and Yabloko, a liberal/social democratic party led by Gregor Yavlinsky), which posed as a threat to President Vladimir Putin Second Tenure as Russian president. Since then, I have placed on hold all transactions concerning this amount. You can catch more of the story on this website: http://www.yukos.com http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/3213505.stm http://news.ft.com/cms/4bb9612a-d254-11d8-b661-00000e2511c8.html http://www.hoovers.com/yukos/--ID__53700--/free-co-factsheet.xhtml YOUR ROLE: All I need from you is to stand as the beneficiary of the abovementioned sum and I will re-profile the funds with your name, which will enable the European bank transfer the sum to you. I have decided to use this sum to relocate to the American continent and never to be connected to any of Mikhail Khodorkovsky conglomerates. The transaction has to be concluded soon and as I confirm your readiness to conclude the transaction with me, I will provide you with details. Sincerely, Juan Balakov. please kindly reply to my private email : firstname.lastname@example.org This is for confidentiality.