By John Donovan
Displayed below is another example of the scam “Shell” lotteries which have been circulated for some time.
I did several months ago tip off Michiel Brandjes, the Company Secretary and General Counsel of Royal Dutch Shell Plc but Shell seems powerless to stop these scams being conducted on a national and international basis in Shell’s name.
Shell does publish a fraud and scam alert on Shell.com
There is also related information on callersmart.com
We know that Shell has run at least one scam lottery/game scheme in the past which conned millions of motorists, but it cannot be held responsible for unofficial scams conducted by other con artists.
BE WARNED: THE EMAIL BELOW IS A SCAM
Sent: 18-May-08 02:36
Subject: SHELL PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT OF UNITED KINGDOM AWARD
Shell Petroleum Development Company of United Kingdom
Shell Industrial Centre,11 Adam Street, Longsight, SE1 7NA London – United Kingdom
SHELL PETROLEUM COMPANY LONDON – UNITED KINGDOM, wishes to congratulate you on your success as one of our Ten( 10 ) lucky winners this year.
This is to inform you that you have won a prize money of TWO HUNDRED,THOUSAND POUNDS( £200,000.00 GBP) for the 2008 Promotion which is Organized by SHELL PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT OF UNITED KINGDOM. And your winner number SPDC-081511
You are requested to contact our fiduciary agent in Manchester and send your winning identification numbers to him :
Email: [email protected]
Name: Mr. Mike Jones. Phone Number: +447045744072
As soon as our agent hears from you, he shall commence the process that will facilitate the release of your fund to you.