This is just one type of the thousands
of scam e-mail variants
sent out each day by 419 scammers. If you've received an e-mail even
remotely similar to the scam published here or if you have
arrived at this page via an internet search resulting from an e-mail
that you received, YOU
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SHELL FOUNDATION UK - Shell Multi-Million Groups | Fake Lottery Scam
This is an internet
scam! DO NOT
send these scammers money for any reason.
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From: Shell Oil Promotion <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Congratulations!! Your email emerged as a winner
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 09:42:13 +0000 (GMT) (05:42 EDT)
SHELL INTERNATIONAL LTD
SHELL FOUNDATION, UK SE1 7NA.
Reference Number: 575061725
Batch Number: 8056490902/188
Winning Number:1 2 26 30 40 21
Dear Donation Beneficiary,
Shell Foundation UK was established in the year 2000 by the Shell
Multi-Million Groups and is now supported by the United Nations (UN),
European Union (EU), and the Economic Community of West African States
To celebrate the 7th anniversary program, the Shell
Foundation UK, in conjunction with some multi national Companies and
other relevant bodies is giving out a yearly donation of US$400,000.00
(FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS) to eight lucky recipients.
email address was selected among the lucky recipients to receive the
award sum of US$400,000.00 (FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS) as charity
donations/aid from the Shell Foundation UK in accordance with the
enabling act of Parliament.
For further information and claim,
Please contact your claims agent with the below email address and quote
these numbers. Winning Numbers: 1 2 26 30 40 21, Ref: 575061725,
Batch:8056490902/188 and cash credit file ref: ILP/HW 46704/08. Please
fill the form below about you and send it to your claims agent with the
below email address.
Date of Birth:-
Please contact our Claims Agent through the following information below.
Contact Person: Mr. Barry Wright (RCA)
Tel: +447 031 981 853
All winnings MUST be claimed, not later than 28 days after
notification, Failure to do so will result to outright cancellation.
PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL. CONTACT YOUR CLAIMS AGENT AT: email@example.com
Shell Oil Corporation.
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It's important to note that
any real people and / or legitimate
organizations whose actual names or other details appear in
these scam e-mails have absolutely no
with this scam!
Scammers never use their real
They frequently take on the identity of real people to help make themselves and their scam appear legitimate.
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but they all promise you something (fortune, job with salary /
low-interest loan, lottery prize,
bargain gold dust / diamonds,
work visa, etc.) in return
for a small 'fee' or some kind of remittance. Of course, there is no
fortune, no job, no loan, no prize to be had. It's just a ploy to get
willingly send them money.
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