Date: 24th September, 2012
It has come to our attention that a SMS/text message containing the word "Essomobil" has been in circulation. The message informs the recipient that he/she has won money in a promotion, and requests the recipient to provide personal details – such as full name, address, and phone number - to an email address that contains the word exxonmobil". A sample is shown below:
"You have one million pound in Essomobil promotion, for claim, kindly send your full name, address and mobile number to firstname.lastname@example.org"
We wish to inform you that this SMS/text message did not originate from ExxonMobil Hong Kong Limited nor any of its affiliates. We wish to highlight that ExxonMobil Hong Kong Limited and its affiliates do not send SMS/text messages to customers to request for their personal information.