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Scam Email received June 26, 2018 from mrpeteralexandra_30302@yahoo.com

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RE – mrpeteralexandra3030@yahoo.com

Exxon Mobil House Ermine Way Leather head Surrey, KT22 8UX. Reply (mrpeteralexandra3030@yahoo.com)   Attention:   I am Mr. Peter Alexandra, representing the operation and corporate affairs in contract related matters of Exxon Mobil in London (http://www.exxonmobil.com).  Exxon Mobil is one of the World Largest oil producing and Management Company with over 1.2 Trillion pounds Capital contract Investment.   As a senior operational and corporate affairs representative of Exxon Mobil that handle contract related matters, I successfully over invoiced a contract few years back which is not known by anybody and, I need your full cooperation and partnership to re-profile this contract funds amounting to US$12.2M to your name as the contractor that executed this contract in Asia few years.   The fund will be paid to you through a Finance Company where it is presently deposited as soon as the filing and documentation process is concluded in your name because the contract was executed by Exxon Mobil United Kingdom in Asia.   Most importantly, you will be required to fill your date&s stated below to enable me arrange legal documents that will proof you as a sole contractor with EXXON MOBIL:   (1). Stand as the beneficiary / contractor with Exxon Mobil to receive the funds as I will present you before the firm with legal documents.   (2). Receive the funds into a business/personal bank account in your country.   (3). At the completion of this transaction, the sharing rates shall be 60% for me, 40% for you.   (4) Full Names; (5) Contact Address: (6) Direct Telephone No: (7) Occupation: (8) Age and Marital Status: (9) Means of Identification:   please for security reasons. Get back to me as soon as possible For more details about the funds. please reply me through my alternative email  (mrpeteralexandra3030@yahoo.com)for security reasons.   Best Regards. Mr. Peter Alexandra, Operation and Corporate Affairs Officer Exxon Mobil London. mrpeteralexandra3030@yahoo.com

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