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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.

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+447005804389 - a phone number with a heritage ;-)
A UK special service number (+44 70xxx) used in this scam has featured in numerous other 419 frauds from Nigeria. The number +447005804389 was used in 2003/2004 for a fake lottery scam in the name of "MARYLYN PEREZ", the payment coordinator for "SWISS DOMO INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY" and "LOTTO DOMO NETHERLANDS INTERNATIONAL" as well as by "Suzanne Perez" of the NETHERLANDS INTERNATIONAL PROMO LOTTERY". More recently the number belonged to "BERNICE COOPER" of the "UK International Lottery".

Walter Bergen
UK International Lottery
Finance Co-ordinator 
Europe Payment Outlet  

"Shell Community Heritage Trust Foundation" spam sample

From: "sforbes" <>
To: <>
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.  

Kathryn Davis
Finance Co-ordinator
Shell UK Community Foundation
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.

Sevgi ve Ask

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