This email with the subject "DEAR SIR/MADAM PLS URGENT REPLY." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 06 Oct 2006 07:18:01 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Albert Derek" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
My Dear Friend, I have a profiling amount in an excess of US$180.2M, which I seek your cooperation and possibly partnership in Accommodating and investing for me. You will be rewarded with 10% of the total sum as your fee for your role in the successful conclusion of the transaction INTRODUCTION: My Name is Albert Derek Dmitri a personal Assistant to Mr. Mikhail Khodorkovsky (Chairman of YUKOS OIL ) who is detained and now been tried in Russia for financing political parties and Tax evation (Which is not true). The Parties(the Union of Right Forces,led by Boris Nemtsov, and Yabloko, a liberal/social democratic party led by Gregor Yavlinsky) are opposed to the Government of President Vladmir Putin, thereby leading to the freezing of his known Finances and Assets in Russia and some other countries. There has been a bulk freezing of Russian Bank Accounts linked to the Yukos Company that is why foreign aid is required. Presently, the Russian court has frozen the assets of Yukos due to an unpaid tax claim during 2000 and the company may be forced into bankruptcy. This is all an attempt by the Russian government to bring about the total destruction of Yukos and erode the personal wealth of Mr.Khodorkovsky. Fear of arrest has forced all the firm's top executives to remain outside Russia. My boss has therefore instructed me in confidence to look for a reputable and capable individual who can assist us receive the US$180.2million for safekeeping and subsequent investment. All matters will be handled discreetly for safety of the funds.Therefor,I would like to ask for your assiatance and partnership in re-profiling the funds considered to be large.This is a desperate move to salvage his efforts and save his funds from the hands and prying eyes of my present Governemnt and its sole call operatives. YOUR ROLE: All i need from you is your honesty, co-operation and Keep this in a total confidential nature. I will bring you into the full details when I get your response which I consider positive. But in summary the funds are legitimate and clear from any known Russia inteligence. This is a legitimate transaction and You will be rewarded with 10% of the total sum for your partnership. This move isa desperate attempt to save the efforts of his hard work. URGENCY: Get back to me through my email : email@example.com Regards, Albert Derek Dmitri NB:Please read more about this on the link below: http://newsfromrussia.com/main/2005/03/29/58914.html http://www.interfax. ru/e/B/politics/28.html?id_issue=11261041 http://www.supportmbk.com