It appears that there has been a mass campaign of scam mails with the fake “Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Malaysia” lottery. Please note that these emails are not associated with Shell.
Just several hours back, another reader also reported this scam, but he had received a “certificate” and its from Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) UK. We didn’t ask if he printed that out, or was the certificate sent to him in hardcopy. Back in 2007, we had personally received a “certicate” of winnings from a scammer as well.
Attached below are the Links to the real SPDF stating that all these emails are scams:
You will be surprised to see that there are quite a number of scams using “Shell’s” name. Please check out their official warning site:
Search Keyword: Scam
Attached below is the latest report for record and information please.
1) Note the free email addresses from sify.com
2) The names used/mentioned in scam mails are all FAKE.
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My Husband received a e-mail from Shell Petroleum Development Company Malaysia saying he was one of 4 lucky winners in a 2009 International E-mail Draw of 5.5 millions Dollars. I e-mail back now they want him to call and send a copy of his driving license and they will transfer the funds in his account also had a number for him to call. The Claim Agent is Sir Richard Goldman, telephone # +6 0133872931, email address firstname.lastname@example.org No we did not send anything and definitely will not give them our account number so they can transfer funds. Thank you for this information about the scam.
=== Scam Mail Below ===
Sent: 1/17/2010 11:56:15 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: CONTACT BANK ASAP:FOR FAST TRANSFER OF YOUR WINNING FUNDS.CONGRATULATIONS
This is in accordance with section 13(1)(n) of the national gambling act as adopted in 1993 and amended on 3rd July 1996 by the constitutional assembly. This is to protect winners and to avoid misappropriation of funds
All necessary documents that will facilitate the clearance of your funds in paper work in your name have been processed. Your parcel contains the following documents:
1. WINNING CERTIFICATE FROM SHELL PETROLEUM.
Your funds will be transfer to you from our London Bank to your state bank which take 48hours before your funds will be realised to you by your bank
Below is the Bank Information
Bank Name: Cater Allen Bank Plc:
Manager Name: Mr Carl Leo Young (FAKE NAMES)
Telephone: …. +447031886030 +447031886030
Domestic & International Transfer Department.
So you are advice to contact the bank ASAP for fast transfer of your Funds to your account.
You are to send and attach a copy of either your driver’s license, international passport (photo page) or any other legally identifying document.
Do phone me with +6 0147368647 and provide your mobile phone number to immediate contact. Await your response.
Sir. Richard Tan Goldman (FAKE NAMES)
Telephone: +:+6 0147368647 :+6 0147368647