Lottery scam quick guide: it's a scam if...

  • you win any lottery where you didn't buy a ticket! It's really that easy! It's not just too good to be true: it's bait in a trap!
  • you receive a generous grant out of the blue. Sadly (but not surprisingly) there aren't any benevolent people regularly throwing around millions of pounds/dollars/euros to randomly chosen people. This is just the lottery scam without the ticket.
  • they send you partial payment in the form of a cheque, money order, or direct bank transfer and want you to pay them fees out of that money. They're playing you for a sucker: cheques are frequently forged, and direct transfers made by compromising some poor schmuck's online banking service. You'll wind up a victim of fraud, or a party to it.
  • they want you to send them any money of any sort for any reason. They might try to say there are courier fees or taxes to cover. They're lying. Call their bluff and tell them to take the fees out themselves -- they'll never ever agree, because they can't defraud you unless money is making the reverse trip from you to them somehow.

Monday, November 06, 2006

COCA-COLA LUCKY WINNER........

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: coca-cola winners <cocacola_promot_@bk.ru >
Date: 06-Nov-2006 14:46
Subject: COCA-COLA LUCKY WINNER........
To: cocacola_promot_@bk.ru



 
THE COCA COLA COMPANY
PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD
DEPTCOCA COLA AVENUE
STAMFORD BRIDGE LONDON
SW1V 3DW UNITED KINGDOM


THE COCA COLA COMPANY OFFICIAL PRIZE NOTIFICATION
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual final draws held on the (1th November,  2006) by Coca-Cola in conjunction with the British American Tobacco Worldwide Promotion, your email was among th 20 Lucky winners who won £1,000, 000.00 each on the THE COCA COLA COMPANY PROMOTION
However the results were released on the 5th of November, 2006 and your email was attached to ticket number (7PWYZ2006)and ballot number (BT:12052006/20)The online draws was conducted by a random selection of email addresses from an exclusive list of (29,031) E-mail addresses of individuals and corporate bodies picked by an advanced 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.

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 British 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.

In other to claim your £1,000,000.00 prize winning, which has been deposited in a designated bank. However,you will have to fill the form below and send it to the Promotion manager of THE COCA COLA COMPANY for verification and then you will be directed to the bank where a cheque of £1,000, 000.00 has already been deposited in your favour.


NAME:.....................................

AGE:........................................

SEX:........................................

ADDRESS:...............................

EMAIL:....................................

PHONE:...................................

OCCUPATION:.........................

COMPANY:..............................

COUNTRY:...............................

Please you are adviced to complete the form and send it immediately to our Promotion manager through email or fax for prompt collection of your fund from the designated bank.

CONTACT PROMOTION MANAGER VIA MAIL
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                                                                                                       Yours faithfully,
                                                             Management

                                                          
                      

 
 
N.B: Any breach of confidentiality on the part of the winners will result to,disqualification Anybody under the age of 18 cannot participate in this program.Do Not Reply To This Office As You Are To Contact The Promotion Manager with Your Informations To Enable Processing Of Winnings.
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2 comments:

Joan said...

I got this too. What information do you have on it. Joan

Spotter said...

I have no special information on this scam: it's just a lottery scam like all the others. There's no real money, and the mention of famous names and rich prizes is all just a lure to trick you into handing money over.