Scam Money Transfers: Diana Lee (Mrs) / JOE MARTINS - Chevron Texaco Oil and Gas Company

Miscellaneous Scam Money Transfers
Example -
Diana Lee (Mrs), JOE MARTINS
Chevron Texaco Oil and Gas Company
Good day to You and Compliment Of the Season

Did you receive an email from a "Diana Lee (Mrs)" of Chevron Texaco Oil and Gas Company who  says to contact JOE MARTINS and

"Good day to You and Compliment Of the Season" 

That's certainly a normal phrase to use in a business letter, isn't it?  NO, it isn't!  No native English speaking person would EVER utter or write that phrase!

And tell us why the first letter of every word is capitalized? Because it is written by an illiterate Nigerian scumbag, that's why. The scammer will try to steal your identity and get you to send him money, but the text of the scam is so odd, it's hard to imagine anyone falling for it. If this email out-of-the-blue from an unknown foreigner offering to pay you absurd amounts of money for almost no work doesn't strike you as a scam, then you really need to read through a number of the scams on this website and familiarize yourself with their approach.

Diana Lee (Mrs) and JOE MARTINS (not their real names, obviously, and probably the same person) hopes to con you into sending money for various "fees" to free the fortune.  If you would like a step by step explanation of how this type of "Advance Fee Fraud" works, click here!

Notice (highlighted below) some of the other obvious signs that this is a scam are poor spelling , use of free Yahoo/Hotmail/etc email accounts, proposals that make no sense, etc.:

Scam email:

Chevron Texaco Oil and Gas Company" <>  Add Mobile Alert


Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2008 21:08:31 -0400 (EDT)


Chevron Texaco Oil and Gas Company,

Chevron House,

30 Raffles Place,#25-00

Singapore 048622.

Dear Sir/Madam,

Good day to You and Compliment Of the Season. My name Is Mrs Diana Lee and I am the Company's Secretary Of Chevron Texaco Oil and Gas Company In Singapore(ASIA DISTRICT).

Please, If this Email Address Is For You, I wish to Congratulate You and Inform You that Your Urgent Attention Is Needed at Our Branch Office in the United Kingdom as We Have Good News For You.  I Advise  You Contact The Officer In charge Within the Next 24hrs to Get the News Of this Life Transforming Offer Coming to You From this Great Company.

Do Contact the Officer-in charge With the Information Below:


Understand that we are not disclosing the good news via this email, for security reason as the information to Be given to you are vital and sensitive and will be explained in details soon as you contact the officer with the above information.

I want to congratulate you in advance and please do not forget to Help the Poor In the society when chevron Texaco makes you a beneficiary Of their world of wealth.

Yours faithfully,

Diana Lee (Mrs)

For the chief executive Officer (CEO),

Chevron Texaco Oil and Gas Company,

Singapore, Asia.


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