Quien más y quien menos hay oido hablar de las estafas que se cometen utilizando Internet como medio. Pero nunca parece que le pueda tocar a uno, y ni aún queriendo. Sin embargo, hace dos semanas recibí un correo basura con el título “Can you handle this (from Yukos Oil)”.
Me dio por leerlo. Decía lo siguiente:
Dear Friend, I am Mr. Mikhail Dzyuban personal secretary to Mr. Mikhail Khordokovsky former C.E.Oof Yukos Oil Company in Russia. I ask for your partnership in re-profiling funds USD$46 Million. The funds are coming via Bank in europe.This is a legitimate transaction,and i have all the documents. You will be paid 20% for your Management Fees.I shall furnish you with necessary information and my identifications as soon as i receiveyour acceptance which should be sent to my private email firstname.lastname@example.org Please keep this confidential, finally note that thismust be concluded within two weeks. Regards,Mr Mikhail Dzyuban
Si, claro. Por mi cara bonita voy a participar con vosotros en un negocio millonario. Es una buena ocasión para continuar contestando y así recibir un segundo e-mail que sirva de ejemplo real de “scam”. Una vez me ofrecí a colaborar con este supuesto ruso, recibí un larguísimo e-mail con instrucciones junto con el pasaporte de la imagen:
Thank you very much for your response, and your interest in this transaction. It became necessary for me to seek your assistance. I appreciate the fact that you are ready to assist me in executing this project, and also to help me in investing my money in your country (if need be).
This is to inform you that the funds in question are presently in an escrow account with a reputable and secure Bank in Europe. All you need to do is for you to open an offshore account with the Bank. As soon as you are able to do that I will transfer the funds from the escrow account to the account you will open with your name as the beneficiary because I have all secret and access codes to this account in question.
As soon as I deposit the funds in your account you can start withdrawing the funds bit by bit to your other accounts for onward investment in any investment we will agree on. You should not have anything to worry about. I will do everything legally required to ensure that the project goes smoothly, it shall pass through all Laws of International Banking.
Having resolved to entrust this transaction into your hands, I want to remind you that, it needs your commitment and diligent follow up. If you work seriously the entire transaction should be over in a couple of days or a week.
READ THE FOLLOWING AND GET BACK TO ME:
Firstly, I will want to know the type of occupation that you do and how old you are. You should note that this project is highly capital intensive. This is why I have to be very careful. I need your total devotion and trust to see this through. I know we have not met before, but I am very confident that we will be able to establish the necessary trust that we need to execute this project.
Before I commence, I will need you to send me a copy of any form your identification (Driver’s license or International passport) and your current address. I want to be sure that I am transacting with the correct person. As soon as I get these from you, I will commence the paper work.
Please reconfirm details below:
(i) Name of Beneficiary
(ii) Beneficiary’s Address.
(iii) Contact Telephone and Fax numbers
I hope you will understand why I need all these. The money in question is big and I want to ensure that I know you well before I proceed to give you all the other details to commence the project.I will send the name and contact details of the bank and their website to you so that you can commence communication with them.
As soon as I get the required details from you as listed above, i am going to ask my attorney to draft an agreement letter which i will send to you to sign. Since you will stand as a contractor with Yukos Oil, I will also send to you a document that will put you in place as a contractor with Yukos Oil. It is this document that you will use to cover the funds.
As the authority may/might ask you the origin and source of funds .If you are ready to open the account let me know so that i will forward the Bank information to you. As soon as i am through with the document, I will send them to you.
I want you to see yourself as partner in this transaction, as i have perfected all modalities to actualize this transaction.
I await your email.
NB: Find my attached ID for your perusal. I will advice that we keep third parties out of this transaction for now. Pending the time we are able to secure the funds in your account for onward investment.
¿Puede alguien picar en algo así? Todavía no lo entiendo. Recomiendo leer este artículo que aparece en la web de Microsoft donde explica qué esconde esta oferta tan amable