Tuesday March 25, 2008
I am a retiree from Shell Oil Co. who retired in 2001. I have just received the following email from another former Shell hand who retired in 1992. He has received the following message via email.
I am sure that it is a scam but I cannot get anyone at SOC Houston’s “retiree hotline” to return my call.
If you think that it is worth it you might want to post it on your website as a warning to other Shell people who might be contacted in a similar manner. I know most, if not all, of them would just delete it but there might be the one or two who could be tempted.
(full name and address details supplied)
Subject: Important Notice: Contact Mr. Byron Winters!!!
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 04:46:39 +0000
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Emily Gifford)
Dear Fund Recipient,
You have just been approved for payment of a donation sum of £1,850.000.00 in the annual Shell Foundation Grant Award. Please contact the Finance Officer, Mr. Byron Winters on Email: email@example.com or Phone: +44-703-190-8691.
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Ms. Emily Gifford