There is no "Coca-Cola SMS Award Notification." Therefore, recipients of a fake Coca-Cola lottery messages like the sample below being sent by lottery scammers, which claim that they are winners, should delete the messages. They should also not follow the instructions in them. Remember, once you are asked to send money to receive a lottery prize or award, it is a scam, or a fraudulent attempt by cybercriminals to trick their potential victims into sending them money. And, never respond to unexpected or unsolicited email messages with personal information because this is how lottery scammers target their potential victims.
A Sample of the "Coca-Cola SMS Award Notification" Lottery Scam
From: "Simon Grayson" <email@example.com>
Date: Mar 2, 2018 20:38
I wish to inform you that i have received your response in regards to your Coca-Cola SMS Award Notification. I want to start by informing you that your mobile number has been selected as one out of 10 lucky Philippine mobile numbers that was randomly drawn in the Coca-Cola 2017 annual promotions. The Coca-Cola Promotion has engage in this award as part of our social responsibility to grant financial assistance to our numerous consumers and residents of the Philippines. Hence, you have been declared as one of the winners to receive this prize of £950,000 British Pound Sterling.
To be able to release your prize, i will need to verify that you are the authentic winner of this prize and therefore, you are to provide the following information:
Contact Address including city and post code;
Note that the requested information will be used in the processing of your Certificate of Award before your prize can be released into your bank account. On behalf of myself and the Coke Promotion team, congratulations to you and we look forward to releasing your prize monies soonest.
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