This email with the subject "Confirm if you can handle this project." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 22 Mar 2006 04:59:45 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was PAUL EDWARD <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Sir, My name is Dr Paul Edward, I was once an administrative officer working with a diplomatic fiduciary security company in Gulf Region. My duty involves administrative documentation of deposits in the company. During one of my official trips to Russia, i was introduced 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) and hence we became close. He later engaged my services to assist him make some deposits in any Finance House for safe keeping shortly before he was arrested in October 2003. Now I have his instructions to look for a reliable partner/investor who can receive and manage the fund for him until his ordeal with his Government is over. He was 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 a threat to president Vladimir Putin's second tenure as Russian president. You can catch more of the story on this websites: 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 http://newsfromrussia.com/main/2003/11/13/51215.html However the amount is $54,600,000.00 USD which will be re-profiled with your name to enable the finance firm release the sum to you. It is upon this fact that I am planing to make a trip to DUBAI in UNITED ARABS EMIRATES (UAE). If you can work with me with all honesty as this demands, you are welcomed. This is a complete deal and will be handled as a pure business transaction that will benefit you imensely on a very reasonable percentage. I awaits your earliest response. I'll give you my phone number if you are genuinuely interested so that we can talk. Please for confidential reasons reply ONLY to email@example.com Kind Regards. Dr Paul Edward.