It appears, at least on the surface, that our founder, Jim, has been the recipient of a new and interesting possible scam.
All of you take a look at this because Jim is convinced that this is a new and novel attempt to disgorge hard earned money and send it over to Beijing. We’ll check it out:
See full email below
Attention: Principal Counsel,
Re: Legal Representation
The management of The China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC),
requires your legal representation for our North American Customers. We
are of the opinion that your ability to consolidate payments from North
America will eradicate delays due to inter-continental monetary
transaction between Asia and North America .
More so, we understand that a proper Attorney-Client Retainer agreement
will provide the necessary authorization and we are most inclined to
commence talks with you on this matter as soon as possible.
Of course, the provisions of your written attorney-client retainer
agreement will control over our business relationship. Your consideration
of our request is highly anticipated and we look forward to your prompt
We are incapacitated by distance logistics to directly collect payments
that are due or to commence litigations directly in such cases, but our
company cannot continue to absorb the continued losses from unpaid
accounts. Below are the services we hope your organization can help us
1. Received payments that are due from our customers.
2. Received the said funds of past due accounts and keep in a trust
account on our behalf until requested by our company.
3. Payments receive from USA, Canada and North/South America are used for
the purchase of raw material, you will be instructed on how and when to
disburse to our suppliers and supply us with monthly details of how much
was collected and subsequently disbursed.
4). In the event of any customer not wanting to pay their debt, help us in
possible law suit.
Should your organization be able to provide these services to us, please
contact me for more information by this email: email@example.com
Mr. Anping Wu (Chief Financial Officer)
Human Resources Service Co.
CNOOC Oil Base Group Ltd.
Address:6 Dongzhimenwai Xiaojie,
Dongcheng District, Beijing, China 100027