STAY Alert, still on-going: Fraudulent Check Warning
23 January 2012 in Americas,Asia-Pacific,Canada,Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa,Europe, Russia and West Africa,Latin America and Caribbean,Middle East, North Africa and India,Regions,Russia and Caspian,SPE News,United States
NOTE: This fraudulent scheme is still an on-going issue for our organization and our members and your help is appreciated.
Over the last few 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 have been numerous checks presented to banks for collections. 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.
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. DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, SEND MONEY TO ANYONE BASED ON THESE FRAUDULENT DOCUMENTS.