A Scam Email with the Subject "Appointment as Receiver Agent" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 02:41:16 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "Russia Business Limited"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello and good day to you.
I got your contact in my search for a reliable partner, I am looking to work with a reputable individual/firm to mop up and place funds into viable investment ventures in your country and perhaps with your assistance, we could evade high taxes.
I am a staff/member of the inner circle of Mr. Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky (the former Chairman/CEO of Yukos Oil Company) who was imprisoned in Russia on false charges of fraud and tax evasion by the current Russian President Mr. Vladimir V. Putin.
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Before the arrest of Mr. Mikhail Khodorovsky, we where in the process to complete the documentations for the payment of US$500 M for contractor execution under Yukos, while working on the issuance of the Approval Documents for the payment Mr. Mikhail Khodorkovsky was arrested which led to the suspension of this payment.
Mr. Khodorkovsky was released from prison on 20th December, 2013, he is reuniting with family.
Now that Mr. Khodorkovsky is a free man again, it is time to complete the US$500 M transaction. For the purpose of confidentiality, the initial foreign company name listed as beneficiary belongs to Mr. Khodorkovsky and with current event, this company name cannot be used in other not to put the contract payment of US$500 M at risk.
I solicit your help so you can stand as the foreign contractor / beneficiary of the said funds after which we can re-profile the Approval documents with your details to secure the payment of US$500 M to you as beneficiary. Upon receipt of your immediate response, we shall discuss the compulsory modalities to see this transaction to successful conclusion.
Note that you will be entitled to 30% share of the total funds as your compensation for your assistance. I consequently request your maximum assistance and co-operation to facilitate the release of the funds to you.
In conclusion, I guarantee that this transaction would be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect us from any breach of law. Please keep this transaction confidential and note that this transaction must be concluded within two weeks.
If you cannot assist then I will suggest that you introduce anyone you consider trustworthy and capable to work with me on this confidential transaction.
Finally, but most importantly, I beseech you not to utter the slightest word about Mr. Khodorovsky to anyone necessary to keep him safe.
I can also be reached on my phone number at any time +41435084753 and my email is firstname.lastname@example.org this transaction / procedure is 100% risk free and legitimate.
Dr. Ms. P. Way
Assistant to Mr. Khodorovsky, Moscow, Russia