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Does anyone have any information regarding The Combined Oil Company. The President was A. J. Shaw. Looks like the Secretary was J. O. Evans.
-- Suzanne E. Wulff (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 27, 2002
The Combined Oil Co is listed in the 1923 Phone Directory as having Offices in the Hobart Building.
Good luck on your research.
-- Kurt Iversen (email@example.com), June 28, 2002.
It is with respect and confidence that I decided to contact you for a confidential transaction, which requires your assistance for our mutual beneficial relationship. I am the first son of Mr.Godwin Markson of Sierra-Leonean former Chairman Of Distribution And Revenue Generation of The Diamond Sector.
I have come to inherit the sum of $28.000.000.00 (Twenty Eight Million US Dollars) left for me by my father who until his death was the chairman of Revenue Generation and Distribution of Diamond sector before the civil war. He died in a motor accident while returning from Freetown our capital city after an official conference meeting, may his soul rest in peace. The last WILL testament of my father is with the executor of the WILL. But the money is deposited with a security company in Abidjan in Ivory Coast. At his death bed, my father advised me to seek an assistance of an honest foreigner to help me in transferring the money out of the country. The foreigner will open a domiciliary account in his favour there in Abidjan in Ivory Coast for onward transfer to the person's designated overseas account where the money will be properly invested with the assistance of the person. This is because there are no good investment opportunities in this country now due to the political instability, secondly I have decided to live in your country after this fund has been transferred to your country for investment. I am therefore soliciting for your assistance but with the following conditions: 1) That this transaction shall be treated with utmost confidence, co-operation and absolute secrecy. 2) That the money will be transferred to an account where much tax shall not take so much of it. 3) I have decided to give you 20% of the total money towards your successful assistance to this business, having set aside 5% to cover all local and International expenses as may arise from this transfer activity for which all the parties involved will have to contribute to, while the balance of 75% will be credited to my account. 4) An agreement of acceptance shall be written, signed and stamped by you on your letter headed paper and send to me to be filled with my lawyer in which you will state that 75% of the Twenty Eight Million U.S dollars must be released to me by you through your bank account immediately after the transfer. If you are interested in the proposal and decides to assist me kindly contact me urgently on this, email:AUDITOR10@lycos.com
Thanks in anticipation. Yours sincerely MR.EMMANUEL MARKSON
-- EMMANUEL (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 05, 2002.
Yawn. Do you really expect us to fall for the old Nigerian letter scam? http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/scams/nigeria.htm
-- Rosa (email@example.com), October 06, 2002.
Thanks to the person who gave me address. How stupid do you think I am to the response to the CEO and your 28 million. And to the person who thinks I'm in the Nigerian Scam - all I have is a stock certificate for 675 shares at $1.00 as share bought in a box of stuff at an auction. Seems a guy from Michigan bought a lot of stock in the early 1900's including the Combined Oil Company (California) not to mention mining companies. Started getting curious about the different companies this guy bought - were they legit, etc. Most seem to be comparable to the penny stocks.
-- Suzanne E. Wulff (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 07, 2002.