I haven't been doing many posts lately because well, these scams are pretty much all the same. One dying scam is just like another; it's kind of disappointing in a way. Names and diseases are switched around, the most common being strokes and cancer, with varying levels of religious overtones, and so on.
Here's an interesting little twist, though. Instead of saying you've won Shell's "lottery" which doesn't exist, we're being told that we're to be the recipient of some sort of "donation" from Shell. This, of course, does not exist either.
Corporations donate money to worthy causes in the form of an advertising gimmick called philanthropy, but they don't give it away to individual people, except in the form of some small freebies every once in awhile. This could be several cents off per gallon (or liter) of fuel if you should buy some of Shell's other products, or some free soda with different manufacturers' "under-the-cap" promotions.
They never give away cash, however, and that's why these are always scams. This entry is linked here, and there are some good games to play here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
My name is Gary, and I live in the Midwestern United States. This site is intended to expose the frauds and scams that are so pervasive on the internet, especially today. One hundred per- cent of the e-mails you get that promise you millions are never, ever real. They'll tell you they're "dying," trying to gain your sympathy. They're not dying, they're lying. Click Here for the "Dying" scams. Don't fall for it, and never send them any money, no matter what they tell you. Oh, and good luck hacking this website. It's got a nice strong password on it.