This email with the subject "Yukos Oil" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 09 May 2007 09:28:25 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Yukos Oil <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Partner, I was reading through a web page and found your profile interesting while searching for a possible partner following an opportunity that will be of immense benefit to both of us, if pursued to its logical conclusion. Although, I do not know you in person but I do maintain my late father's-philosophy that business are people and contacts. Business is always based on trust and open mindedness, and it is on this note that I act.I am Mr. Marinchenko Alexander a personal treasurer to Mikhail Khodorkovsky, The Richest man in Russia and owner of the following companies: Chairman CEO: YUKOS OIL(Russian Largest Oil Company) Chairman CEO: Menatep SBP Bank (A well reputable financial institution with itsBranches all over the world)SOURCE OF FUNDS: I have a profiling amount in an excess of US$100.5M, which I seek your Partnership in accommodating for me. You will be rewarded with 4% of the total sum for your partnership. Can you be my partner on this? INTRODUCTION OF MY SELF As a personal consultant to him, authority was handed over to me in transfer of money of an American oil merchant for his last oil deal with my boss Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Already the funds have left the shore of Russia to a European private Bank where the final crediting is expected 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 poses a treat to President Vladimir Putting Second Tenure as Russian president. You can catch more of the story on this website: http://www.yukos.com http://news.ft.com/cms/4bb9612a-d254-11d8-b661-00000e2511c8.html http://www.hoovers.com/yukos/--ID__53700--/free-co-factsheet.xhtml http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4105663 http://newsfromrussia.com/main/2003/11/13/51215.html http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050531/ap_on_bi_ge/russia_khodorkovskyYOURROLE: All I need from you is to stand as the beneficiary of the Above quoted 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 American Continent and never to be connected to any Of Mikhail Khodorkovsky Conglomerates. As Soon as I confirm your readiness to conclude theTransaction with me, I will provide you with the details. NOTE; My private email (firstname.lastname@example.org) more details of the logistics and modalities of realizing this transaction shall be discussed with you upon the receipt of your detailed information/Credibility. Thank you very much. Kind Regards, Mr. Marinchenko Alexander Yukos Oil & Gas, Russian Federation. Email:email@example.com