Good morning, all. I hope you had a nice weekend.
I spent a fleeting moment ruminating on my future as an energy executive after receiving the email below. Many of my Friday nights growing up were spent watching "Dallas" and "Knots Landing" on television with my grandparents as my parents escaped the madness associated with my sisters and me.
I always fancied myself more of a Bobby Ewing-type than a J.R. Ewing-type, so when I read in the below spam/scam words like "manipulation," I was inclined to pass on the offer. I did respond to these folks and asked who in the "British Export Promotion Council" had recommended me. Haven't heard back and don't expect to.
No one will reach out to you and offer you millions in energy profits. You'd have better luck hitting it big in the energy world, like that other great show of my childhood, "The Beverly Hillbillies."
Just hit delete.
From: Thadeus Davat [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 12:03 PM
Subject: Exxon UK !!
From: Dr. Thadeus Davat
Esso UK Limited,
registered in England under company number 1589650, ExxonMobil House Ermyn Way Leatherhead Surrey, KT22 8UX .
I am Dr. Thadeus Davat, an Engineer with Exxon Mobil in London http://www.exxonmobil.co.uk). I got your contact address from an associate working with the British Export Promotion Council. Before i continue, let me stress that i am NOT contacting you for financial assistance.
I and my colleagues are officials in charge of offshore remittance in this establishment. We are seeking your assistance to move of [GBP ?35,000,000.00] THIRTY FIVE MILLION POUNDS STERLING] to your account/country for further private investment.
Please note that the nature of your job/business does not matter and you will be better informed when I hear from you. This amount accrued from an over-invoiced contract amount for the construction of an Oil Refinery Sub-stations in east London in 2005 to expatriate companies. The contract was originally valued for One Hundred and Twenty Seven Million Pounds Sterling (?127,000,000.00), but we manipulated the figure to read One Hundred and Sixty Million Pounds Sterling (?162,000,000.00). The extra ?35,000,000.00 is what we want to move to your account for our own personal use.
This contract has been completely executed and the original contractors have been paid their entire contract sum. We have agreed to remunerate you with 30% because it is impossible for us to claim the amount here in London without foreign collaboration. 10% has been mapped out for any miscellaneous expenses incurred by either party during this business such as taxation in your country upon arrival of the funds into your account, and 60% for my colleagues and myself.
All modalities to move this money have been worked out. This transaction is 100% risk free but requires 100 percent confidentiality. This is a golden opportunity, which must not be allowed to slip out of any careless acts and utterances. We chose you for this transaction because we believe that good friendship can be discovered and businesses such as this cannot be realized without trust. You can be rest assured that your security has been considered before you were contacted.
I will let you have the details in my next message, but in summary, the fund would be moved to you from the financial institution where it is presently deposited as soon as you agree to participate and receive this funds on our behalf.
Upon the receipt of this message, feel free to send to me the following to enable us start the process:
(1) Your Full Name
(2) Complete Address
Thanks and best regards in anticipation of your response.
Dr. Thadeus Davat