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Beware of "The Coca Cola Company" Email Scams

2014-07-10T10:14:32  +
Beware of "The Coca Cola Company" Email Scams

The Coca-Cola Company has reported that text messages and e-mails are being sent to persons that falsely claim the recipients have either won a sweepstake or a cash prize from them. If you receive any of these email or text messages, please DO NOT click on any links in them or reply with your personal information.

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Also, if you are asked to send money in order to receive some form of prize or winnings, please do not.

Here are some of the scam e-mail subject lines:

  • "The Coca-Cola Award Notification"
  • "The Coca-Cola Promo Winning Notification"
  • "The Coca-Cola Worldwide Christmas Promo"
  • "Notification for Coca-Cola Foundation Cash Aid"

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 click here.

For information about the Coca-Cola email scams, please click here.

A Sample of One of the Coca-Cola Email Scams

Subject: Notification for Coca-Cola Foundation Cash Aid

Dear Sir/Madam,

This is to notify you that you nave been chosen By the Board of trustees of the Coca-Cola Foundation based in the U.S.A.

as one of Me recipients for 20W Cash Aid for your own personal, educational and business development Coca-Cola Foundation was developed in 1936 by the Multi-Million groups, which was conceived with the objective of Human Growth, poverty eradication.

Education and Community development. The United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU). is donating five Hundred Won Great Britain Pounds.towards the Coca-Cola Foundation anniversary as specific cash aid to over 250 international recipients worldwide in different categories for business. educational and personal development, and at least 30% to be used by each for the development of his/her community.

In line with the 74n1 year anniversary program, the United Nation and Coca-Cola Foundation nas established and launched a satellite foundation in Africa and Asia and wishes to use Mis medium to introduce Coca-Cola Foundation Africa and Asia to tne world. Based on the random selection exercise from the Coca Cola product purchase receipts and tne Internet ip address .

You were selected among the recipients to receive the sum of GBP 1.671.000.00 (One Million Six hundred and seventy one thousand Great Britain Pounds) as cash aid from the donations of the (UN) and the (EU) In accordance with the enabling act of Parliament.

Kindly note that you are not the only beneficiary in your country and your country is not the only country that is benefiting from this donation. as recipients have been chosen from countries mat are part of the United Nations and the European Union. The idea of this cash aid is that within ten years from now. there will be notab'e richness among many unusual people around the world.

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  • Posted: 2018-02-07T00:12:27 by an anonymous user from or near: Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia

    I get SMS yesterday from UK lottery mobile promo and they say my phone number was chosen and to claim prize of £2.750.000.00. When I log in to the website it's was almost empty page with some photo of previous winners and some page to write my wining numbers and I get on SMS and to claim my prize.

    I read carefully everything and I write on paper serial number, some Batch number and I get confused when I see lottery wining numbers but I write this numbers too.

    I know I didn't play any lottery, after all this way chosen by my mobile number not some lottery numbers!? I send back my name and wining number and very soon I get email from some Paula and she explain in this email like this was Coca-Cola promo and my phone number is the Winer!

    She send me some form to fill and I match serial number, batch number, lottery numbers nothing was same just wining number was correct'and this time promoting is not from Coca-Cola logo was from Premier League.

    I release then something is wrong but I send her back my details,my name and address. Just 3 minutes after I get message from Delivery South East Express to choose between 2 delivery charges, first costs me $1210 for 2 days delivery of parcel and another was 3 days for $982!

    I just want to say to people who get SMS or email like I get,please just ignore! It's unbelievable to understand what kind of people can ripping someone on this way,to give him a hope to truly believe he won something and after 3 days to destroy all dreams and everything this person hope for?

    It's the very upset way to take money from someone,some people can borrow this shipping charges to pay in hope he will return back soon after he open the packet, I am fraught for some people who have health problems and they can get heart attack instantly!

    This way I write this comment to warn people to don't trust anyone who say they won. something on this way. If you didn't play you can't win and really lottery will never ask you to pay anything to claim your prize,you may pay tax after but nothing up front. Please inform your self by Google,read others comments and find out about their experience! Thank you.

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  • Posted: 2017-11-10T02:07:38 by an anonymous user from or near: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    RECEIVED THIS:

    "Dear winner,

    We have completed the verification of your details which was submitted on our website. It has been confirmed that you are the true winner and your prize is ready to be disbursed through your preferred mode of receiving your won prize. Kindly check and read the attached document for more details about the delivery of your winning check and immediately contact South East courier through their email address so they can schedule delivery of your winnings to you ASAP.

    Email: shipment@southeastexpress.net

    On behalf of staff of Coca-Cola mobile Jackpot board, we wish you a big congratulations to you and your family ...

    Best regards

    Mrs. Rosemary S. Bruut

    lotto Land Org"

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  • Posted: 2017-08-05T19:09:09 by an anonymous user from or near: San Jose, California, United States

    I just received a two text messages "FRM Peterson, Malin MSG: Your mobile No. has been selected as the Coca Cola winner, send your Name, contact email, home address via email (Con't) 2 of 2 to cokedept016@gmail.com for claims(End)

    The phone # listed is:1(410) 100-001
    Next message said: 1 of 2 FRM:Lee, Ryan L. MSG: Your mobile number has Ben selected for our cash donation, email your Full name, and contact to (Con't) 2of 2 angelamaxwellrichardx@gmail.com for info. Reply via email(End)

    So, this fit the scam you mentioned above. Please report this to the proper authorities.

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  • Posted: 2017-05-16T11:18:40 by an anonymous user from or near: Township of Langley, British Columbia, Canada

    Received a completely different one, but the one really dead giveaway for me is the .ru e-mail address that came with mine: info@hostingdemosnet.ru.

    Personally I don't trust ANY of these e-mail notices that come out of the internet without my asking for in the first place. I have enough experience with these to tease them a bit, before calling them out. The form they had me fill out only asked for me name e-mail and phone number. Non critical information. I'm going to wait for their reply. Suffice it to say, I'm curious at how they going to ask for some money in order to release "their money".

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  • Posted: 2016-10-28T20:32:36 by an anonymous user from or near: Rocky Mount, Missouri, United States

    Received e-mail from bank in Canada saying they have 12 billion usd in my name waiting to transfer to my personal bank account. The man's name is David i Mcmay at royal bank Canada e-mail address: rbc.Royalbankcanada12@yahoo.com. Claims it has been there for years.

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    • Posted: 2016-10-28T20:55:25 by info

      Another scammer trying to steal his/her victims' information and money.

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  • Posted: 2015-02-09T08:23:09 by an anonymous user from or near: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

    Thought the email that came to me might help you locate and prosecute one of these people. Below is a cut and paste of the email I received:

    --- --- ---
    "Sincerely,
    Tom Dragg
    tdragg@apscoservice.com
    918-261-1257

    FedEx Courier Service,
    Head Office, FedEx Building
    New DelhI India
    Tel: 918-951-569-810
    Website: www.fedex.com
    Customers Service Hours-Monday to Saturday

    Attention: Valuable Customer,
    We have a Parcel containing an International Cashier Bank Draft/Cheque worth the sum of Eight Hundred Thousand United State Dollars ($800,000.00 USD) and also an Apple MacBook Pro and Apple iPhone 6 added to your package which will be deliver to you at the moment as long as you provide all the requirement information to the FedEx
    package company before the parcel can be shipped to your own residential address in your country.

    Furthermore, you might be asking yourself how come this email, cheque or draft, Anyway, your cheque was brought to our office by the Coca-Cola Bottling Company via a Lottery

    Fiduciary Claim Agent, signifying that you are a rightful winner to their Lottery Award Promo selected randomly which is powered by the
    Coca-Cola Bottling and the Apple Company and also the India Government. The main aim of this promo is to advertise the Coca-Cola
    Bottling Company product and the Apple Company product worldwide.

    Your e-mail address was among the ten lucky email addresses that make your email address as one of the lucky email address and they have decided
    to send it to you through Federal Express Delivery Service. What you have to do now is to contact our Delivery Department for immediate dispatch to your residential address. For your information, the Lottery Fiduciary Company has paid the Delivery fee and Security
    keeping fee & Shipping charges as well as the Vat fees; you will have to pay a sum of $120.00 USD to the FedEx Delivery Department being payment for the Insurance Fee of the FedEx Company.

    All you have to do is to insure your winning parcel with the Insurance Company, which is registered with FedEx India. The reason why you are been ask to pay
    for the Insurance Fee is because of the fact that all items & packages that is not Insured by the insurance company of India are not allowed to be delivered to their delivery address. So you are to pay the FedEx Courier Service the Insurance Fee to enable the insurance company
    insured your winnings for delivery.

    ...
    still to Coca-Cola Bottling Company or Apple Company as the package do
    not have a return address. Kindly contact the delivery department
    (FedEx Delivery Post) with the details given below:

    Delivery Manager.
    Name: Mr. Kelvin Green.
    Tel: 918-951-569-810
    Email: sf81@qq.com

    Do provide us with this information, and it's mandatory to reconfirm
    your Postal address and telephone numbers to enable us commence with
    your delivery and mostly to enable us insure your Winning Funds and
    also provide us with any scanned copy of any proof of your
    identification.


    Do Provide Us With The Information Below

    Your Full Names
    Your Home Address
    Date of Birth
    Your Contact Phone or Mobile Number
    Occupation
    Marital Status
    Country
    Your State


    Kindly complete the above form and summit it to the delivery manager on sf81@qq.com) As soon as your details are received, our delivery team will give you the necessary payment procedure so that you can effect the payment for the Insurance Fee. As soon as they confirm your payment of $120.00 USD, they will not hesitate to work
    ...

    Yours Faithfully,
    Mrs. Michelle Martinez
    FedEx Online Team Management(R)
    (C) Copy Right Reserved 1994-2015."

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  • Posted: 2014-07-09T03:18:05 by an anonymous user from or near: Citrus Heights, California, United States

    Here is the one I got today:
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    Your email has won from the ongoing Coca-cola 2014 with Reference No: EAAL/851OYHI/10/, kindly email: inves.Monique @consultant.com for more details.

    wfr

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