My name is Al and I live in Seymour, TN, which is a few miles outside of Knoxville. A couple of years ago, I was contacted via mail by a land services company in Texas - not sure of the name - but, I was told I had inherited some mineral rights that my great grandfather had purchased in Texas. I received a packet of info requesting my Social Security No., among other things. It was my understanding that I might be due some "dividends", but I had to furnish some information in order to do so. I thought it was a scam, and did not pursue it. However, my sister has continued to hear about this from time to time.
Yesterday, Aug. 22, 2016, I received a Fedex package containing several documents. The cover letter subject is:
Ratification of Oil, Gas, and Mineral Leases, Winkler County, Texas
Section 20, Block 27, Public School Lands Survey, A-1737
The letter says: Holland Services, on behalf of Felix Energy LLC, has drafted and enclosed the ratification on behalf of the non-participating royalty interest that you own in the subject lands.
I'm supposed to sign in the signature block, get the document notarized, fill out a bunch of other info, yada, yada, yada.
I have no idea what this means. I had been thinking it was a scam, and it might well be. But, I can't quite see anyone attempting to perpetrate a scam on the same group of people for two years running.
I'm hoping that someone on the forum can help me understand what is going on here, because I am a woefully ignorant Tennessean.
Additionally, if this is not the appropriate forum for this post, please accept my apologies, and, if possible, direct me to the proper venue for my quest.
Thanks in advance for your responses.