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Have you received an email from "Mrs.Skoromnik Marina Nikolaevna", claiming that she was the an secretary for an imprisoned (in Russia) wealthy man (Mr.Platon Lebedev, in this case) who wants you to help smuggle out their money?
It's a variation of the usual dead, wealthy person with no will and no heirs and you-have-the-same-last-name - scam! Only this time it is the secretary to Mr.Platon Lebedev of Yukos Oil, who the present dictator of Russia (Vladimir Putin) has in jail (to make sure Putin would have no opposition). The idea that his former secretary found YOU of all people to send the former oil baron's hidden money is simply preposterous. Also see this version of the scam.
In any case, "Mrs.Skoromnik Marina" hopes to con you into sending money for various "fees" to free the fortune. If you would like a step by step explanation of how this type of "Advance Fee Fraud" works, click here!
Dear intending partner,
My name is Mrs.Skoromnik Marina Nikolaevna, personal treasurer to Mr.Platon Lebedev, the arrested chairman bank menatep spb,and highest share holder yukos oil in Russia. Who is presently in jail.
I have a concealed business suggestion for you,I have documents of a large amount of funds which he (Mr.Platon Lebedev my boss) handed over to me before he was detained and now been tried in Russia for Tax Invasion, thereby leading to the freezing of his finances and assets.
I was once arrested as a close associates to Mr.Platon Lebedev,But now, I have been released and placed under immigration security watchlist. I cannot tavel out of the country, make or answer telephone calls, my only means of communication for now is through email as I am seriously monitored.
After searching through the books of your country's chambers of commerce and industries here in Russia I am contacting you to assist me to re-profile the funds and equally invest same. The total amount of funds to be re-profiled is forty six million dollars ($46,000,000.00) and you will be paid 20% for your management services.
As soon as I receive your acceptance, I will send you all necessary details and my identification.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: All response should be directed to my private email box as any response outside it would not be acknowledge.
Mrs.Skoromnik Marina Nikolaevna.
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