This spam scam was sent by Nikolay Sintsov with the subject line “Are You Honest?” and would like you to help move 40.5 million dollars and in return, you’ll get 40%.
These scam artists pick some event that happened to a famous person, find news stories about them, then include those news stories in their scam. They claim to be something like a personal assistant, such as this email, and may in fact use the name of a real person, but the email goes to the scammer.
By employing such tricks, people are fooled into believing the scam is real. Don’t be fooled! Below is such an email.
Note: In the links to the news articles below, I placed a space between the . and com so that you can not accidentally follow the link. If you want to visit the links, remove that space.
I am Nikolay Sintsov, personal assistant 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 with its branches all over the world).
SOURCE OF FUNDS:
I have a profiling amount in an excess of Forty Million,Five Hundred Thousand USA Dollars(US$ 40.5M), which I seek you to accommodate for me. You will be rewarded with 40% of the total sum for your partnership. Can you handle this?
As his personal assistant, I,Nikolay Sintsov was authorized to transfer money of an American oil merchant for his last oil deal with my boss Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
The funds have since left the shores of America to a European private financial institution where the final crediting is 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 posed as a threat to President Vladimir Putin’s second Tenure as Russian president. Since then, I, Nikolay Sintsov, have placed on hold all transactions concerning this amount. You can catch more of the story on this website:
All I need from you is to stand as the beneficiary of the above mentioned sum and I will re-profile the funds with your data, which will enable the bank to transfer the sum to you.
I have decided to use this sum to relocate to a country as soon as the funds are transfered to you and never to be connected to any of Mikhail Khodorkovsky conglomerates. Presently I am in a hide out now and can not say where i am now for my life sake.
The transaction has to be concluded as soon and as I confirm your readiness to proceed with me, I will provide you with details.
contact me with my private emails firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Thank you very much.