My sister, Dr. Neela Mukherjee (nee Dasgupta), has a brain the size of a planet. Make that two planets. She was the first in our family to get a PhD, and that too in Physics. She is perhaps, the smartest theoretician in the family. But I actually have pity and sympathy for her, every summer she was tasked to teach this dunderhead the basics of mathematics. And boyo, was that trouble for her or was it? But those were the days.
Anyway, she contacted me out of the blue and started giggling at me. Here's an email she received. Obviously a fraud, but I thought of showing it to you guys. I have pasted it just as she sent to me. Curious, no? the ways these chaps go about trying to defraud you are amusing, and this has all the signs of a classical Nigerian 412 fraud.
I know some people in BP, so I forwarded it to my friend who works in the technology office. He started laughing and promised to show me more such letters on so many different types of fraud that they get hit with.
BRITISH PETROLEUM COMPANY UK
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF RECRUIT OFFICER
1st ,St. James Square London,SW1Y 4PD
Ref No: 01/007/HRD/BPPLC
Attention: NEELA MUKHERJEE
It will be an excellent opportunity to join one of the world biggest Oil and Gas company that is focused on growth and sharing that success with employees.
The Company has approximately 875 employees spread between offices in United Kingdom . It is now seeking to strengthen its team with the addition of challenging team of new employee.
On behalf of the entire recruit team, I will like to formally notify you on your appointment for an interview with our great company.
Invitation have been sent to the British Embassy Home Office here in London for notification, so that all your immigrations documents needed for the interview will be processed by the official traveling Agency attached to BP by the British Embassy. This is also to avoid Delay/problem of not been able to process the immigration documents for the interview before the actual date.
Benefit will be paid to qualified applicant for favorable at the end of the interview.Recolation allowance, children education allowance, six (6) salaries upfront, maximum of four (4) members will be granted UK immigration papers. Full benefit details will be given to qualified applicants after the interview.
Take Home Salary Bases: A base salary in the range £6K-£19K Monthly (GBP), dependent on experience, plus attractive Stock Grant (from day one), Target Bonus (circa 20% at present) and other Oil Company benefits. This take home salary exclude all tax fee payable by all non citizen of Britain working around United Kingdom.
Accommodation: Accommodation will be provided for all newly employed staff of BP, this apartment will be able to accommodate staff and family for the time duration working for BP.Apartment will be changed for staff upon promotion in position.
Family Education: Education entitlement will be given to staff before resumption of new office with our company.
Full summary of the entire package will be couriered to qualified applicant before resumption of duty.
The Immigration document will be processed within a short period of time three (3) weeks, so applicants are expect to make arrangement, so the immigration documents reaches your hand before the arrival date.
You are requested to send the following details to the official traveling agencg(Diplomat Travel Agency).
5.Date of Birth/Gender
6.Full Contact Address/Mob Tel No
You are required to pay the sum of (£650)to our official traveling agency (Diplomat Travel Agency) as the 33% charge.BP has already sent its 67% to Diplomat Travel Agencyat the time of file your invitation.
British petroleum Company will re-imburse all applicants on their arrival to London for the interview, please be informed that BP will only re-imburse applicant will proof of payment. Therefore applicants are advice to keep safe their payment receipt of the 33% and also endeavor to come with it while coming for the interview.
British Petroleum has in the past incurred 100% of our applicant travel expenses, on arrival of some of the applicant to UK ; we don’t see them to pick up at the Air-Port. That means some applicant use our job opportunity come over to Uk,without showing up for the interview, which was the reason while the immigration documents were been proceeded for the applicant by BP.Due to this BP Recruit Officers had to work more on our recruitment policy.
Diplomat Travel Agency will only submit all your immigrations details to the British Embassy Home office after you most have effected the 33%(£650) Charge. You have to follow all instruction given by the Visa Processing officer’s your immigration document can be processed and delivered to your resident before the arrival dateof applicants.
Do update this office with all progress.
Attached to this mail, are all required information regarding your interview invitation to London .Do contact Diplomat Travel Agency via email and Telephone for all required information needed to process your immigration documents for the interview.
Stated Below is all required contact to Diplomat Travel Agency:
Visa Processing Officer: Dr.Kenny Chapman
You are advice to contact Diplomat Travel Agency on this email address stated above.
Do contact Diplomat Travel Agency London via email immediately for urgent attention for processing your Visa Work Visa and all other British Government immigration documents required for you to come into London for our interview. You should work strictly with instructions to enable them processing the complete documents which you need.
On your first contact to the Diplomat Travel Agency via email,do request the officer to provide you with the details to transfer the funds to them immidiately,so they can start processing your immigration document with the details whic they will requirer from you.
Note that you are to effect payment of (650GBP) to Diplomat Travel Agency before they can attend to your work.Any delay from you side will lead you to miss out from the interview as the traveling agency will be processing all applicants immigration document with in the shortest period as we have informed the British High Commissioner about our current recruitment.
On behalf of the entire recruit team we congratulate you once more on your success through our recruitment excise.
Do contact us for any update required from our office, and also you are advice to send a mail of acknowledgement to this office.
Mr. Tony Edward
Chief Recruit Officer
British Petroleum Company UK