Fraudulent Check Warning
24 February 2009 in Press
CONTACT: Cheryl Finnerty (+1.972-952-9424)
Over the last 10 days it has come to our attention that criminals are using SPE’s corporate name in an attempt to commit fraud on the public.
To date, there are two major fraud schemes of which we are aware. One involves individuals who have items for sale on Craig’s List. Another requests people to conduct an evaluation of Wal-Mart and Western Union. In each case an individual receives a fraudulent check with SPE’s name as the payer, along with a San Francisco address. The individual is then asked to deposit the check, and forward funds to another person.
SPE is in no way involved in this fraud scheme. SPE has no San Francisco address, and would never request that a payee forward funds to anyone.
DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, SEND MONEY TO ANYONE BASED ON THESE FRAUDULENT DOCUMENTS.
SPE has contacted its bank, and notified the proper authorities.
If you receive an unexpected check from The Society of Petroleum Engineers, Inc., and are asked to in turn send money to someone else please contact Cheryl Finnerty at 972-952-9424.