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Not Africa, this time it's from Russia

Vishwa Kumba
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Joined: Aug 27, 2003
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Apart from marking the email as Spam and deleting it from ur mail box, what else can you do with these sort of emails?:
I got this one this morning in my yahoo mail box. Do you know of any people who have fallen prey to this sort of fraud?

Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2005 19:17:05 +0200
From: Add to Address Book


Dear friend
I am Mr.David Moriss, a personal treasurer to Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the
Richest man in Russia and owner of the following companies: Chairman
CEO: YUKOS OIL (Russian Largest Oil Company) Chairman CEO: Menatep SBP
Bank (A well reputable financial institution with its ATM Branches all
over the world).
I have a profiling amount in an excess of US$7.5M, which I seek your
Partnership in accommodating for me. You will be rewarded with 10% of the
total sum for your partnership. Can you be my partner on this? As a
personal consultant to Mikhail Khodorkovsky, authority was handed over to
me in transfer of money of an American oil merchant for his last oil
deal with the American Company.
Already the funds have left the shore of Russia to an African private
Bank where the final crediting is expected to be carried out.
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 a treat to President Vladimir Putin Second Tenure as Russian president.
You can catch more of the story on these website:

All I need from you is to stand as the beneficiary of the above quoted
Sum and I will re-profile the funds with your name, which will enable
The African bank transfer, the sum to you.
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 2 weeks before Mikhail Khodorkovsky is out on bail.
As soon as I confirm your readiness to conclude the transaction with me, I will provide you with the details.

Thank you very much

Regards, .

Jeroen Wenting
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Joined: Oct 12, 2000
Posts: 5093
report them to your local law enforcement authorities (FBI, FCC, and USPS have units for email fraud in the US for example, not sure which you would approach for things like this).
That's about all you can do. In their own countries these people are likely already known but not acted against either because they've done nothing wrong according to the local law or because of corrupt officials in those countries.

Nick George
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Joined: Apr 04, 2004
Posts: 815
My God! That's $750,000! You're running out of time! Mikhail needs you!

I've heard it takes forever to grow a woman from the ground
Jeroen Wenting
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Joined: Oct 12, 2000
Posts: 5093
10% is a pittance
I agree. Here's the link:
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