I am Symon Petruso (scam warning)

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This is a European version of the old African “419” scam. The scammer claims he was a government official in Ukraine, and has access to a fortune in cash. You just have to help him get the cash out of his country, and you can have a cut of the proceeds. Alas, there really is no fortune — just a scammer trying to pick your pocket.

Reply-To: symon.petruso@gmail.com
From: “Mr. Symon Petruso” verkauf@svec.at
Subject: I am Symon Petruso
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2016

I am Symon Petruso, I was one of Mr Andriy Kliuyev’s aid and the most confidential and trusted of the staff. Mr Kliuyev who used to be the Head of the Presidential Administration during the reign of president Viktor Yanukovych who was president of Ukraine from 25th February 2010 until last year.

I am in custody of a huge amount of money I would like to invest in real estate or your line of business in your country. Contact me if you are capable and suitable for partnership and I will provide the funds for the investment. I personally participated in the diversion of funds on behalf of my boss for the president. Shortly before the political upheaval in Ukraine, Mr Kliuyev secretly ordered me to divert the total sum of 35mil USD for him but I smartly used my name as the depositor of the diverted 35mil USDollars before his government was toppled. The money is presently deposited with a financial institution in my name and I need your cooperation to re-profile the funds in your name to enable us invest the funds in your country. I will furnish you with further details when I hear from you. Your quick response will be appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Symon Petruso.

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