419 Scam – "Shell Community Heritage Trust Foundation"
"Shell Community Heritage Trust Foundation" and "SHELL INTERNATIONAL LOTTO" are labels used by a gang of advance fee fraud ("419") scammers operating in Nigeria. There are various parallels to the "Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust Charity Foundation" scam, which also includes a fake lottery version.
The scammers have no connection to Shell oil company, which was probably picked because it's a well known company in Nigeria.
+447005804389 - a phone number with a heritage ;-)
Walter Bergen firstname.lastname@example.org UK International Lottery MRS.BERNICE COOPER Finance Co-ordinator Europe Payment Outlet Tel/Fax:+447005804389 E-mail: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
"Shell Community Heritage Trust Foundation" spam sample
From: "sforbes" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Thursday, 28 April, 2005 3:38 Subject: Payment Notification Shell Community Heritage Trust Foundation Hawthorn House,Forth Banks, Newcastle NE1 3SG,United Kingdom. Ref No: SHELL/816UK/185/2005 Batch No: 341-FJ7-17-LN Dear Sir/Madam Notification of Cash Grant Award. This is to notify you that you have been selected by the Board of Trustees of the above International organization based in the United Kingdom for a Cash Grant of US$1,200,000; for business, economic, social and research developments in your community. Shell Heritage Community Foundation, an independent society was launched in 1985 by the Multi-National Shell Petroleum Company with the objective of Human Growth and Community development. In line with this year heritage award program,the foundation in conjunction with the British Council is giving out Five Hundred Million United States Dollars as specific International Assistance Donations/Grants to over 150 international recipients worldwide in different categories for Business development and Social upliftment of their various communities. Based on the promotions held last month ,you or your company was selected among the lucky recipients to receive the award sum of US$1,200,000 as grants from the Foundation in accordance with the enabling act of Parliament. All participants were selected through a computer balloting system drawn from over 200,000 companies and individuals from Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Europe, North America,South America and Asia as part our International Heritage program. Due to the mix up of some numbers and names, we ask that you keep this award strictly from public notice until your award has been fully processed and your grant money remitted to your bank account. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by participants of this program. You are required to Contact immediately the Finance Co-ordinator, below for the immediate processing and collection of your Grant money with your Full Names,Telephone and Email. Please quote your reference No. and batch No. in all correspondence. Contact: Kathryn Davis Finance Co-ordinator Shell UK Community Foundation Email: email@example.com Tel/Fax: +447005804389 All Grant money must be claimed within one month on the receipt of this Notification,after this date all unclaimed funds will be returned back to the treasury as Invalid. Note that this Grants are administered by approved British Banks and therefore subject to British Laws. On behalf of the Board kindly accept our warmest congratulations. Yours faithfully, Steve Forbes Vice-Presidents - Awards NOTE. Any breach of confidentiality will result to instant disqualification. PLEASE ALL CORRESPONDENCE SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE FINANCE CO-ORDINATOR. ___________________________________________________________________________ BasiminBelasi Sevgi ve Ask http://www.basiminbelasi.com