Email Message Fraud Alert – Chevron / Texaco Email Scams and Schemes
If you receive the following email, please be aware that it is fraudulent. Emails of this type are designed to get you to provide personal information such as your bank account number, routing number, social security number, birth date, etc.
The information obtained is then used to secure a credit card in your name, or draft a payment from your checking or savingsaccount. If you receive this email, please report it to your internet service provider and to your email hosting provider, then add to your spam filter and delete the original message.
Under no circumstances should you respond to the message and definitely do not provide any information requested. Fraud email messages of this nature can often be very convincing, tempting you to respond. It is in your best interest to simply report it, delete and block so you won’t receive this type of junk in the future.
Following is copy of the email message:
I am Mrs. Wanek Darylene, the wife of late Robert Darylene; both of us are citizens of the united state of America. My husband worked with the Chevron/Texaco in Hong Kong for twenty years before he died .We were both married for ten years without a child. My Husband died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Before his death we both got born-again as dedicated Christians.
Since his death I decided not to re-marry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is strongly against. When my late husband was alive he deposited the sum of (SIX MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED KINGDOM POUNDS.) with a Bank in Europe. Presently, this money is still with the Bank and the management just wrote me as the beneficiary that our account has been DORMANT and if I, as the beneficiary of the funds, do not re- activate the account; the funds will be CONFISCATED or I rather issue a letter of authorization to somebody to receive it on my behalf (note that you need to activate his account) as I can not come over.
Presently, I’m in a hospital in Hong Kong where I have been undergoing treatment for throat cancer. I have since lost my ability to talk and my doctors have told me that I cannot survive this illness. It is my last wish to see this money distributed to charity organizations and NGO anywhere in the World in helping human race. Because relatives and friends have plundered so much of my wealth since my illness, I cannot live with the agony of entrusting this huge responsibility to any of them. Please, I beg you in the name of God to help me Stand-in as the beneficiary and collect the Funds from the Bank.
I want a person that is God-fearing who will use this money to fund orphanages and widows propagating the word of God and to ensure that the house of God is maintained. The Bible made us to understand that blessed is the hand that giveth. I took this decision because I don’t have any child that will inherit this money. I await your quick response to this mail as this is my last wish to see this funds transferred before my Death. If you are OK with this, do reply back to me.
Your Sister In Christ,
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