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Warning about scam Shell lotteries

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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

There is also related information on

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.


Sent: 18-May-08 02:36


Shell Petroleum Development Company of United Kingdom


Shell Industrial Centre,11 Adam Street, Longsight, SE1 7NA London – United  Kingdom

Dear Winner,

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.

Kind Regards,

Philip Durund.

(Prize Administrator)

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One Comment

  1. cdornak says:

    Thanks for putting this info out there. My boss received this same scam email but for Shell United Kingdom instead of Dutch. Wording is the same.

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