Sunday, April 14, 2013

Coca Cola Company Promotion Award 2013 Scam

Coca Cola award scam has long been a part of the internet and the world for a long time now. So, when you get this type of mail don’t get excited because a dime will not be getting into your bank account.
In late 2011, I shared a similar post here on blog about this internet scam titled “Latest Update on Coca Cola Lottery Award Scam”. The main purpose of this post is for you know what to what the Coca Cola scam mail looks like when you get one, and how do you know if it is a scam. The only way to avoid this scam is to ignore these mails when you get them. Mind you, before now they use to send the mail without an attachment but you will get this mail in an attachment with pictures to mislead you. Below is the sample of the mail, it may be long but all you need is just to know the email scam format.
Coca Cola Company Promotion Award 2013 Scam
This is to inform you that you have won prize money of One Million British Pounds (£ for 2013 Prize promotion which is organized by COCA-COLA COMPANY AWARD every (2) yrs.
COCA-COLA COMPANY AWARD collects all the email addresses of the people that are active online, among the millions that subscribed to Yahoo mail, Gmail and few from other e-mail providers. Three people are selected every two years to benefit from this promotion and you are one of the Selected Winners.

                                    PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM
Winners shall be paid in accordance with his/her Settlement Center. COCA-COLA COMPANY AWARD Prize Award must be claimed no later than 30th days, from date of Draw Notification. Any prize not claimed within this period will be forfeited.

Stated below are your identification numbers: Ticket Winning Number (UK/0147X4/74), Reference Lucky Number 014/070/AY7, and Serial Number. 8501-xx

These numbers fall within the United Kingdom Location file, you are requested to contact our claim agent in United Kingdom and send your winning identification numbers to him
Claim Agent Named Dr. ROBERT .S. MULLER,    
Tel: +44-701704****

Following information to your Claims Agent to facilitate the release of your fund to you.

1. Names in full:  _________________              
2. Address:  _____________________
3. Country:  _____________________
4. Age:   ________________________
5. Gender: ______________________
6. Cell Number: __________________
7. Occupation: ___________________
8. You’re winning Email:  ___________
9. Your Fax Number: ______________
Congratulations!!! Once again,
You may also receive similar e-mails from people portraying to be other Organizations of yahoo Inc. This is solely to collect your personal information from you and lay claim over your winning. In event that you receive any e-mail similar to the notification letter that was sent to you, kindly delete it from your mailbox and give no further correspondence to such person or body.

How do I know that this is a scam?
  1. You will know because you didn’t get any ticket to enter for the promotion.
  2. You should get a personal call, not them asking you to send your invitation.
  3. You can Google there official website to know if any promotion is happening.
  4. Be realistic, no company will give you free money of that large amount without getting anything in return.
  5. You can Google the names in the mail to know whether any article has been written that has the names in them.
Even in Freetown you can’t get a free lunch and not 1,000,000 pounds. Be careful because the first thing they will ask you for money to process your prize. The truth is I still remember vividly how it feels to be scammed online because I have lost a couple of dollars in Liberty Reserve scam. Please take things slow, you will have the big break through soon. For what a Liberty Reserve scam looks like you can check out this post.

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