Scam Email Letter - Royal Dutch Shell Foundation Amsterdam Netherlands - Beneficiary Notification
Scam Email Letter - Royal Dutch Shell Foundation Amsterdam Netherlands - Beneficiary Notification:
I received this scam email letter on October 6 2009. It reads:
"Dear Funds Beneficiary
This is to notify you that you have been officially chosen by the Board of
Trustees of the Royal dutch Shell Foundation International (N.G.O. NETHERLANDS)
as one of the final recipients of a cash Grant/Donation for Economic Growth and
a Poverty Alleviation Scheme through your email.
It will interest you to know that your email address was selected from your
country's chambers of commerce,due to an internet random selection and you have
been confirmed as one of the lucky recipients of this year's donation
programme. You are also entitled to the sum of $1,500,000.00 Dollars (One
Million, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars) as charity donations/aid from the Royal
dutch Shell Foundation (NETHERLANDS) International donation scheme.
Further information on the processing and disbursement of your grant
entitlements, along side the provision of your qualification documentations,
will be dislosed to you by the National Secretary of the foundation, Dr.
Please contact him with your Qualification Number MSI /108/739/KDK
Full names,Address,Age,Occupation,Phone/no) as soon as possible.
Dr. Richard Norman
Royal dutch Shell Foundation International,
Mr. Werner kurt Mijller
Royal dutch Shell Foundation International
ADDRESS- Geldershoofd No21, post code 1103 AMSTERDAM NETHERLANDS"
This is an example of scam fraudsters start the baitig process.
1. They tell you you have won something (say, a lottery) or are a beneficiary of some fund from an NGO or a bank account of a deceased person.
2. When you contact them, they tell you stories of what you need to do to collect the money (documentation stuff)
3. Then they try to extract money from you to help you complete all the documentation needed for you to collect the money
This is an old trick. Don't fall for it.
IMPORTANT: DON'T be greedy!
Remember that this email could have come from a Nigerian scammer, an American scammer, a British scammer, or a scammer from any part of the world.
It really doesn't matter what part of the world the scammer is from. What matters is that you do not fall for this cheap mindless trick.
Do not attempt to reap where you did not sow. Don't accept that you have won a lottery when you did not play a lottery. Don't attempt to share stolen money or offer to accept it into your bank account when a conman makes you that proposal.
Don't be greedy!