“Coca-Cola End Of Year Bonanza,” the email subject screams. It then goes on to tell you that you have won a prize – this is the official prize notification – for the year end bonanza held by Coca-Cola in conjunction with the Netherlands American Tobacco company. In case you’re in any doubt, this is a scam.
Here’s the scam email in full:
Coca-Cola End Of Year Bonanza
The Coca-Cola BV Promotion/Prize Award Coca-Cola Plein
1223, 2AD Amsterdam,The Netherlands
E-mail:email@example.com Tel: +31-643-654-640 Fax:
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â THE COCA COLA COMPANY OFFICIAL PRIZE
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just
concluded DecemberÂ annual final draws held on the (6th of
December, 2006)Â by Coca-Cola in conjunction with the
Netherlands American TobaccoÂ End ofÂ YearÂ Worldwide
Promotion ,Â your emailÂ was among the 20 Lucky winners who
won â‚¬1,000,000.00 euros each on the THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
PROMOTION.However the results were released on the 9th ofÂ
December, 2006, and your email was attached to ticket number
(8LYSK/2006) and ballot number (NL: 5647447/BL7) The online
draws was conducted by a random selection of email addresses
from an exclusive list of 59,941 E-mail addresses of
individuals and corporate bodies picked by an advanced
Coca-Cola automated random computer search from the
internet. However, no tickets were sold but all email
addresses were assigned to different ticket numbers for
representation and privacy.
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The selection process was carried out through random
selection in our computerized email selection machine
(TOPAZ) from a database of over 250,000 email addresses
drawn from all the continents of the world.This Lottery is
approved by the Netherlands Gaming Board and also Licensed
by the The International Association of Gaming Regulators
(IAGR).This lottery is the 3rd of its kind and we intend to
sensitize the public about our new products which comes up
2007.In otherÂ to claim your â‚¬1,000,000.00 prize winning,
this has been deposited in a designated bank. However, you
will have to fill the form below and send it to the legal
departmentÂ of THE COCA COLA COMPANY for verification and
then you will be directed on how you can claim your winning
NAME: AGE: SEX: ADDRESS: EMAIL: PHONE: OCCUPATION: COMPANY:
Please you are advised to complete the form and send it
immediately to our verification department/legal departmentÂ
through email for prompt collection of your fund (CONTACT
legal director )
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Name: Mr. Robert J. Fischer E MAIL:
firstname.lastname@example.org Alter: mail:
You are to keep all lotto information away from the general
public especially your ticket number and ballot number.
(This is important as a case of double claims will not be
Accept our hearty congratulations once again!
Mrs.Roth Van Welker (Secret)
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