The Coca-Cola Company has reported that text messages and e-mails are being sent to people that falsely claim the recipient has either won a sweepstake or a cash prize from them. Please DO NOT click on any links in these messages or reply with your personal information.
Here are some of the scam e-mail subject lines:
Some versions of the email hoax indicate a joint promotion with the British American Tobacco Company, an annual mid-year Coca-Cola promotional draw (which includes the name of former Coca-Cola executive vice president, Carl Ware.
Coca-Cola states that it will not send promotions from free, non-corporate email accounts, such as Yahoo!, AOL, Hotmail,Gmail and others free e-mail providers. The company also indicates that persons should be carefull when e-mails are sent to them requesting personal information and the promise of quick financial gain.
For a list of Coca-Cola promotions, please go to http://www.mycokerewards.com/
For information about the Coca-Cola email scams, please go to http://www.thecoca-colacompany.com/contactus/myths_rumors/phishing_samples.html
Here is a sample of one of the Coca-Cola email scam: