July 31, 2008Now We Know Where All the Oil Profits Go
After being gouged at the petrol pump, one might feel inclined to collect a rebate:
Subject: THIS IS FOR YOU
I am Herron Thanks, Financial Controller of Exxon Mobil in London, http://www.exxonmobil.co.uk) We are seeking your assistance to transfer of FIFTEEN MILLION,FIVE HUNDRED> POUNDS STERLING to your account for further private investment.Please reply with your names,contact address and> cell phone no
Yes, this is how mega corporations invest their funds: By sending out email to anyone with an email account, and taking replies only through a yahoo.com email address. And, of course, they'll gladly put thirty million bucks into any ol' bank account, even if it's some shaky local bank whose accounts are insured only to $100K.
As loony as this 419er appears to be, I can also envision a recipient on the financial edge being desperate enough to get caught up in this scam in the hope of skimming a little something off the top. In this battle of Greed vs. Greed, funds move only in the direction of the 419er.
Herron, no thanks.Posted on July 31, 2008 at 08:35 AM