Monday, August 13, 2007

U thinka me skoopid ka?

I just received the email below in my gmail account. Like seriously??? Hangpa ingat cheq bodo piang ka?
First of all, anything from Africa besides Apartheid and Nelson Mandela is dodgy.
Secondly I've never heard of Shell Foundation.
And thirdly, ingat senang2 ka cheq nak bagi cheq punya personal details?


Dear Shell Beneficiary,

Shell Foundation wishes to notify you of the just concluded ONLINE promotion held on the 10th of August in its Shell House, Southern Africa.

During the mid-2007 Shell canvassed the views of people and organizations in over 40 countries that unequivocally agreed that Shell can extend its Social Responsibilities and promotions to individuals worldwide by an unbiased selection of winners through a Random selection of winners.

Shell Foundation has no other way to get to the least individual in the world than adopting a Random Selection of e-mail addresses from e-mail users worldwide. Therefore a draw was conducted during our annual Promotions held in Johannesburg, South Africa through a random selection of e-mail addresses from an exclusive list of 159,504,231 e-mail addresses of individuals and Corporate bodies picked by an advanced automated random e-mail address search from the internet in all the countries where Shell Operates which is a part of our social responsibility to our business environment. However, no tickets were sold but all e-mail addresses were assigned to different ticket numbers for representation and privacy.

After this automated computer ballot, your e-mail address emerged as the 64th winner from 87 winners in the Second category for the (3rd) third-prize with the following data:

Ref Number: SHFSA/941OYI/02/WW
Batch Number: 12/26/0034
Ticket Number: 025-11464992-750

You as well as the other winners in your category are therefore to receive a cash prize of USD$550,000.00 (FIVE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND USD) each from the total payout of cash donation/grant from Shell Foundation, as part of a United Nations-backed scheme.

Your prize falls under our Southern Africa Sub-Regional Office in Johannesburg and has been insured with your e-mail address and will be transferred to you by our Affiliate Bank in South Africa upon meeting the requirements, statutory obligations, verifications, validations and satisfactory report by our accredited Agent. To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary/Legal agent in that region with the below details for processing of your claims;

1. FULL NAMES
2. DATE OF BIRTH
3. SEX
4. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
5. COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE WITH FULL ADDRESS
6. PHONE AND FAX NUMBERS
7. PRESENT OCCUPATION
8. REFERENCE, BATCH AND TICKET NUMBERS AS PROVIDED IN THIS NOTIFICATION

CONTACT DETAILS OF OUR ACCREDITED AGENT:

Dr. Simon Morisson (ESQ)
Carlton Center, Floor 28, Flat 01. Johannesburg 2001 , South Africa
TEL: +27-832408526
E-mail 1:- shellclaimsdepts@yahoo.co.uk

You are advised to keep all winning information away from the general public especially your reference and ticket numbers. (This is important as a case of double claims will not be entertained).

Accept our Congratulations.

Yours sincerely,
Dr Mrs. Maria Du ToitOnline Programme Manager
FOR: SHELL FOUNDATION


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REGISTERED CHARITY NO: 1080999
Copyright © Shell Foundation 2003-2007

19 comments:

thewailer said...

received one too today! nothing but bulls**t of course :)

ti.e.na said...

hahha.scam.

if it's true la kan..fuhhh best nye..550k mannn..and we're talking us dollars.:p

EDDY PURNAMA SPARROW said...

i think i should start a foundation for myself...hahahahah

missy is K.U said...

tu la pasai cheq...
Shell?hahah sesuka hati je derang ye...

anyways im thinkin nak buat my own foundation gak la...
out of 100 tu mesti ada yg sangkut tu...

Cosmic_GurL said...

thewailer - Ud be surprised there are ppl who would respond u know

tiena - tulah, durian runtuh. sapa nak bg duit senang2 cam tu kan?

eddy - LOL! And what would u call the foundation?

missy - Dont be surprise ntah2 ada more than 100 yang sangkut. Malaysians kan mmg suka benda2 camni..anything to make money the easy way

Yours Truly ... XOXO said...

hmmm they've come up with lotsa ideas to rob people! ;S

UglyButAdorable said...

since i use yahoo.co.uk tiap tiap minggu dapat lottery win ko...kalau betul mak nak millionaire oiii..

tak kosa betul...but u remember ader gak org yg tertipu pasai scheme nie..sian depa..nak cakap sian..cam bodoh ke hang?? nothing is free in this world..didn't yur mom ever tell u tht??

agus said...

I wonder why many such scam/phishing claims to be from Africa. Do they think something coming from that part of the world enticing, especially an offer to give out money? If anything, it is the continent needing monetary help the most. Why give money to citizens of other nations when yours are in dying need, literally!

It would be more believable coming from the oil rich middle east. Even then, would anyone believe they could be that generous? Fair even?

I get the impression the African scammers think people in other parts of the world are as dumb as their own. What a sickening insult! I wish interpol steps up and nab the bastards, wherever they come from.

DiaHarris said...

rubbish lar tu...

shell said...

I baca paper pernah apa org kena. Similar to the SMS scam.. some people never learned la kot..

Crash Test Mama said...

yet, some ppl including professionals such as lawyers fall for this scam. i say, it all boils down to greed.

Cosmic_GurL said...

XOXO - Nak hidup beb! Hidup dgn menipu org..mmg tak berkat dunia akhirat

UBA - Sbb yang buat scam ni yatim piatu kot so mak bapak tak ajar. Ahaks!

Agus - Exactly!!! I mean, they think we're idiots and a greedy lot. Thats why they think it's easy to cheat Malaysians. It also doesnt help when there are gullible people out there who falls for it

Interpol has got bigger issues to deal with like terrorism so I dont think they'll be looking into these scams any time soon

Diahariss - Mmg rubbish pun..i dpt terus delete jer. Tak kuasa akak!

Shell - Selagi ada peluang nak buat duit cepat selagi tulah ada fools who would fall for it

CTM - Not only lawyers beb but politicians and even ministers as well..tengoklah swiss cash punya scheme tu..

superdzu said...

kalau betul....
dont forget to belanja me ok cosmicgurl!

i want free coffee!
see? x mahal ok...kopi jeee

Ms J said...

hahaha..laarr, awat depa ni buang tebiat ka noh..hantaq sughat lagu ni depa ingat kita tak ceghedik ka. ish ni memang kena pi report kat menteghi kot noh.

akula said...

Ms j: Tak payahla report kat depa. Depa pun pun bodo gak.

CG: Congratulations! You just won a free, all sponsored visit to my blog.:)

Da Winged Acrophobic said...

Every day I clear spam like these. Jenuh clicking and deleting. Tempted many times to reply and cram in as many expletives I could in an email. But that would make mine another spam mail. Some are still falling for these. Sad but greed abounds. You vocalized much of my anguish. Thanks, sistah!

Amy said...

Sherry - Me dapat almost everyday - either in office mail or yahoo mail. Kalau betul, mmg I dah tender 24 jam, nak keje lagi buat apa ye dak? Seriously ada yg percaya scam ni sampai tertipu? Iskkk..iskk

Cosmic_GurL said...

superdzu - Kalau i menang, bukan saja i belanja u coffee tapi i beli coffee chain tu for you. Ahaks!!

ms j - Laaaa...tak payah repot kat menteghi cik J oii pasai depa pon bodo piang jugak! Bukan depa kesah pon, depa jaga peghut depa saja :P

akula - LOL! Was just telling Ms J the same thing. Eh, nak gi your blog takyah sponsorship la...unless uve made it a private blog la...

WA - Dont waste your time and effort to reply la bro. Takder maknenyer..if u reply sekali, 256 emails nanti dtg balik :P

Amy - Sbb ader org yang fall for it la yang depa berani antaq tu. A lot of suckers out there.

Azer Mantessa said...

what i did was ... keep passing up emails as this to other scammers til none of em return sending me any ... hehehe