A Scam Email with the Subject
"Congratulation!!! Dear Lucky Winner"
was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on
Sat, 06 Sep 2008 21:41:18 -0400 and has been classified as a
Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was
"SHELL LOTTO INC." <email@example.com>,
although it may have been spoofed.
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"SHELL LOTTO INC." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Congratulation!!! Dear Lucky Winner
Sat, 6 Sep 2008 02:24:04 +0100
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The Shell FoundationNigeria is glad to
inform you that you have been approved a lump sum pay of US$400,000 (FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS) in cashcredit file ref: ILP/HW 46704/03 from the total cash prize shared amongst eight lucky winners in this category.
participants were selected through a computer balloting system drawn
from Nine hundred thousand E-mail addresses from Canada, Australia,
United States, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania as part of
our international promotions program which is conducted annually. This
Lottery was promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some
multinational companies as part of their social responsibility to the
citizens in the communities where they have operational base.
Shell Foundation Nigeria was established in the year 2000 by the Shell
Multi-Million Groups and is now supported by the United Nations (UN),
European Union (EU), and the Economic Community of West African States
celebrate the 7th anniversary programme, the Shell Foundation Nigeria,
in conjunction with some multi national companies and other relevant
bodies is giving out a yearly donation of US$400,000 (FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS) to eight lucky recipients.
specific Donations/Grants will be awarded to recipients worldwide, in
different categories for their personal business development and
enhancement of their educational plans. Kindly note that you will only
be chosen to receive the donation once, which means that subsequent
yearly donation will not get to you again.
You were selected among the lucky recipients to receive the award sum of US$400,000 (FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS) as charity donations/aid from the Shell Foundation Nigeria in accordance with the enabling act of Parliament.
To file for your claim, Please contact our Claims Agent through the following information below.
Quote your reference, batch and winning number which can be found on the top left corner of this notification.
security reasons, we advice all winners to keep this information
confidential from the public until your claim is processed and your
prize released to you. This is part of our security protocol to avoid
double claiming and unwarranted taking advantage of this programme by
non-participant or unofficial personnel. All information is strictly
confidential and will only be used for the purpose to which it is been
Finally, their respective beneficiaries should claim all funds, not later than 28 days after notification. Failure to do
so will result to outright cancellation.
On behalf of the entire Board, I say Congratulations!!
Best Regards, Mr. Sergey Ahmedov Grants Coordinator
ANY BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY ON THE PART OF THE WINNERS WILL RESULT TO DISQUALIFICATION.