Maxwell Logan of BP Global Oil: This is definitely a scam
The following email has been sent to a number of New Zealand lawyers. The scam was first reported in Canada in 2009 (http://www.oba.org/En/News/Main/NewsDetails.aspx?no=NEWS09172009-3843-1E).
From: Mrs Alice Wood [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, 27 October 2011 11:21 AM
Subject: Request for Legal Assistance ..
Request for Legal Assistance ..
We the management of BP Global | BP Oil company mainly in Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG),United Kingdom require your legal representation for our North American Customers.
We got your contact through the International Bar Association and after going through your profile, we are of the convinced that you are qualified to provide the legal services we require.
We are of the opinion that the ability to consolidate payments from Australia – New Zealand will eradicate delays due to inter-continental monetary transaction between the united Kingdom and Australia – New Zealand.
We understand that a proper attorney client retainer (Agreement) will provide the necessary authorization and we are most inclined to commence talks as soon as possible. If interested due mail our Group Manager via his email address below:
Email Contact: email@example.com
Your consideration of our request is highly anticipated
Mrs Alice Wood
Human Resource Department
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Last updated on the 11th May 2012