The "John Griffn" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

The John Griffn Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

The fake "John Griffn" email below is a scam. Recipients are asked to delete it and should not follow the instructions in it. The fake email is being sent by scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them money or personal information. An advance-fee scam is a form of fraud and one of the most common types of confidence trick. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster requires in order to obtain the large sum.

A "John Griffn" Advance-Fee Scam

From: Dear Friend <>

Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2019 2:56 AM

To: Recipients

Subject: HELLO..

Dear Friend,

I John Griffn, representing Mr. Mikhail Khordokovsky the former C.E.O of Yukos Oil Company in Russia. I have a very sensitive and

confidential brief from this top (oligarch) to ask for your partnership in re-profiling funds over US$423 million. I will give the

details, but in summary, the funds are coming via private bank and this is a legitimate transaction. You will be paid 10% for your

"management fees".

If you are interested, provide me with your confidential telephone number, fax number and email address and I will provide further

details and instructions.Please keep this confidential; we can't afford more political problems. Finally, please note that this must be concluded within two

weeks once we agree on terms.

Write me back. I look forward to it.


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The "John Griffn" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers