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Fraud email example:
From: "yuku soil" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 04:51:42 -0700
Subject: YUKOS OIL ( LISA KIMAEVA) PERSONAL ASSISTANT
I feel quite safe dealing with you in this important business having
gone through your remarkable profile on the internet. Though, this
medium (Internet) has been greatly abused, I choose to reach you
through it because it still remains the fastest medium of
However, this correspondence is unofficial and private, and it should
be treated as such. At first I will like to assure you that this
transaction is 100% risk and trouble free to both parties. I am Lisa
Kimaeva a personal assistant to Mikhail Borisovich Khodorkovsky the
Richest man in Russia and owner of the following companies:
Chairman CEO:YUKOS OIL (Russian Second Largest Oil Company) Chairman
CEO: Menatep SBP Bank (A well reputable financial institution with its
Branches all over the world).
SOURCE OF FUNDS:
I have a profiling amount in an excess of $35.5 MILLION US DOLLARS,
which I seek your Partnership in accommodating for me. You will
berewarded with 20 % of The total sum for your partnership. Can you be
mypartner 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 before he was arrested.
Already the funds have left the shore of Russia to a Security company
The funds was directed into the security company to advert Tax and
the cost of transfer where the funds will release to you as the
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 treat to President
Vladimir Putin Second Tenure as Russian president.
You can catch more of the story on This website below or you can watch
more of CCN or BBC to get more news about my boss.
Although, I do not know you in person, I have received your contact
via, personal search while seeking a reliable but obscure individual
to assist me in this pending transaction.It became necesary for me to
seek your assistance as I want you to assist in investing my share of
the money in your country.
All I need from you is to act as the beneficiary of the Above quoted
Sum and I will re-profile the funds with your name as the beneficiary.
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 one month before Mikhail
Khodorkovsky is out on bail.
As soon as I confirm your readiness to conclude this transaction with
me, I Will provide you with the details.
Thank you very much. Contact me only via my email below.
Lisa Kimaeva (Miss)
OCCUPATION : PERSONAL ASSISTANT.
COMPANY WEBSITE : www.yukos.com
REACH ME VIA MY CURRENT EMAIL ADDRESS: email@example.com