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An "Exxon Mobil COVID-19 Intervention Donation Fund" Scam
COVID-19 INTERVENTION/ DONATION FUND
Tue 4/14/2020 6:56 PM
From: GREG SANCH - email@example.com
My client, a Petroleum Project Development Engineer, with ExxonMobil West African Regional Office, and your Country’s Citizen/National who has stayed behind as a result of the menace of COVID-19 Pandemic, and in collaboration with a Non profit organisation[NGO] decided to reach out to as many people as possible to provide palliatives, prevention, cure and provision of basic physiological needs to the worst hit victims in the country while we await improvements in all front against the fight against COVID-19.
He directed my office, which inter alia,is the private legal/notary public firm to the philantropist over years now to Act on his behalf in reaching persons/agencies in your country that will oversee, manage and return an account back on funds utilisation.
The sum of Six Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (USD$6.5M), is currently voted for this excersise while we await donations from other affliate persons/NGOs who have shown sound interests in this excersise.
I am sincerely soliciting for your voluntary, candid Support/Assistance to help us to channel this funds which will come in two tranches to the victims or appropriate agencies that will enhance same dream, while we make arrangements on how new donations/aids from affliate donors are disbursed as they are received. You are entitled to $500,000 on each tranch of the transfers until fully disbursed.
You think you fit in to this novel excersise, you are required to furnish us with the following immediately,(a) Your Full Names and Contact Address, (b) Mobile Numbers (c) Your Occupation (d) company name/place of work.
You will be provided with other briefs/terms and conditions of service in this excersise on reply.
Thanking you for your anticipated cooperation.
GREG SANCH Esq,