A Scam Email with the Subject "PAYMENT INSTRUCTION" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 02 Mar 2007 05:47:55 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was DAVID KIE <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend,I am David Kie and I represent Mr. Mikhail Khordokovsky the former C.E.O of Yukos Oil Company in Russia (Russian Most Largest Oil Company) Chairman CEO: Menatep SBP Bank (A well reputable financial institution with its branches all over the world) . I have a very sensitive and confidential brief from this top (oligarch) to ask for your partnership in re-profiling funds over US$500 million. I will give the details, but in summary, the funds are coming via Bank Menatep. This is a legitimate transaction. You will be paid 4% for your "management fees".
SOURCE OF FUNDS:The documents of the above funds in question was handed over to me to be used in payment of an American oil merchant for his last oil deal with my boss Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Already the funds have been deposited with Bank Menatep Russia where the final crediting is expected to be carried out.
While I was on the process, My Boss got arrested for his involvement on politics in 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 treat to President Vladimir Putin second tenure as Russian president.
YOUR ROLE:All I need from you is to stand as the beneficiary of the above quoted sum and I will arrange for the documentation which will enable Bank Menatep Russia transfer the sum to you. Through a corresponding bank in Europe I have decided to use this sum to relocate to American continent and never to be connected to any of Mikhail Khodorkovsky conglomerates. The transaction has to be concluded in soonest before Mikhail Khodorkovsky is release from prison.
If you are interested, please write back by email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide me with your confidential telephone number, fax number and email address and I will provide further details and instructions. Please keep this confidential; we can't afford more political problems. Finally, please note that this must be concluded within two weeks. Please write back promptly. I will also suggest you visit these news sites on the internet to be better informed about this project.
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