The Nigerian Scam Changed Nationality

They're now Russian. ROFL. On a serious note. I hope nobody is stupid enough to fall for this. Really. Be careful. For every victim scammed by these people translates to motivation for them to send a bazillion spam to my mailbox. Google 's spam filters are working overtime but these guys don't stop working at all!

Beware the Russian Spammer Scammer! Beware!

Good Day,

Kindly accept my apology for contacting you via this medium. Although,we have
never met before. Nevertheless, I have every reason to believe that you are a
highly respected and trustworthy personality. I got your contact through your
country's chambers of commerce and Industry.Although, I don't know you
personally but I believe God has made this contact possible and also hope you
will not disappoint me for trusting you.

Permit me to seek your attention in so informal a manner.I am Mr.Vadim
Alexandrovitch Petrov, Bank Manager of URALSIB BANK OAO RUSSIA and i have an
urgent and very confidential business proposition for you.On November 6, 2003,a
British Oil consultant/contractor with YUKOS OIL COMPANY(Russia's Largest Oil
Company), Made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months,
valued at US$40,000,000.00 (Forty Million United States Dollars) in my
branch.Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address
but got no reply.

After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract
employers, the Russian Solid Minerals Corporation that he died from an
automobile accident. On further investigation, I found out that he died without
making a WILL, and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless. I
therefore made further investigation and discovered that he did not declare
any kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit
paperwork in my Bank.

This sum of US$40,000,000.00 (Forty Million United States Dollars) is still
sitting in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum
at the end of each year.No one will ever come forward to claim it. According to
Laws of Russia, at the expiration of 6 (six) years, the money will revert to
the ownership of the Russian Government if nobody applies to claim the fund.
Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as
the next of kin to the man so that the fruits of this old man's labor will not
get into the hands of some corrupt government officials.

This is simple, We shall employ the services of an attorney for drafting and
authorization of the WILL and to obtain the necessary documents and letter of
probate/administration in your favor for the transfer.A bank account in any
part of the world that you will provide will then facilitate the transfer of
this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin. The money will be paid into
your account for us to share in the ratio of 50% for me and 50% for you.

There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done
by the attorney and my position as the Branch Manager guarantees the successful
execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately
via my private email

Please observe utmost confidentiality,and rest assured that this transaction
would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance
to invest my share in your country.

Awaiting your urgent reply via my private email

I wonder if posting this would - ehh nevermind...

Wow, I am in my country's chamber of commerce? Wow.