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Coca Cola says: "a cheque of £1,000,000:00 has already been deposited in your favour" lottery
. Hello, I am Miss Young. I received this story from a friend. Let me call her Laura. Go to the homepage to see more stories.
 
I recieved this yesterday... since I didn't find it "regustered" yet I thought I'd pass it on...
Laura
 
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>From: "Coca Cola Award Dept." <awardwinning_info1@yahoo.co.uk>
>To: awardwinning_info1@yahoo.co.uk
>Subject: THE COCA COLA COMPANY OFFICIAL PRIZE NOTIFICATION Date: Tue, 20
>Feb 2007 10:05:09 +0000 (GMT)
>
>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 (30th January, 2007) by Coca-Cola in conjunction with
>the Reddot Promotion,  your email  was among the 3 Lucky winners who won
>£1,000,000:00(One Million British Pounds) each on the THE COCACOLA COMPANY
>PROMOTION.
>                       However the results were released on (16th February
>2007) and your email was attached to ticket number (7PWYZ2007) and ballot
>number (BT: 12052007/20. 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 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 courier. 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 courier company where a cheque of
>£1,000,000:00 has already been deposited in your favour
.
>
>   FIRST
>NAME:...................................................
>LAST
>NAME:...................................................
>AGE:.........................................................
>SEX:.........................................................
>ADDRESS:...................................................
>EMAIL:.....................
>....................................
>PHONE:.........................................................
>OCCUPATION:..................................................
>COMPANY:...................................................
>COUNTRY:................
>....................................
>   AMOUNT
>WON..................................................
>
>   Please you are advised 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 courier company.
>
>(CONTACT PROMOTION MANAGER)
>   Name:  Joseph Gibson
>   Phone +44 7031844248
>   E-mail:  josephgib222@yahoo.co.uk
>   Website:  http://en.red-dot.org/newgallery/page.php?id=48&lang=en
>
>   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 entertained). Staffs of Coca-Cola and the
>Reddot Design Company are not to partake in this Lottery.
>
>   Accept my hearty congratulations once again!
>
>Yours faithfully,
>
>   Mrs. Elizabeth Martins
>Management

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. Laura reported it to Coca Cola:  
  Sent:  2/28/2007 01:42:14 PM
To:  coca-cola.support @ na.ko.com
Subject:  Coca-Cola Web Form

As a share holder I thought you would want to be made aware of FRAUD IN YOUR NAME.

Laura
 
coke Thank you for contacting us regarding your recent observation, Ms. Laura.  We sincerely appreciate your taking the time to contact us.

The Coca-Cola Company is in no way associated with these emails or programs.  We are not a sponsor and our name and trademarks are used here without permission.  We are currently investigating the situation.

This appears to be a form of fraud known as "phishing," wherein perpetrators attempt to develop relationships with victims in order to obtain personal and financial information.  Common signs that a message may be a part of an email scam or phishing campaign include:

-Spelling and grammatical errors in the email;

-Improper use of company trademarks;

-Sender's use of free, non-corporate email accounts (such as Yahoo!, AOL and Hotmail);

-Requests for personal information and the promise of quick financial gain.

Overall, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is. Do not reply to these emails with any information.

If you have already responded to this type of email, we recommend that you immediately discontinue all communications with the source of the email and contact your local and/or federal authorities for advice on how to proceed to protect your personal information and privacy.  For more information, please visit the Myths and Rumors section of our website at:

http://www2.coca-cola.com/contactus/myths_rumors/promotions.html

We hope you will contact us again should you have questions or comments in the future.

Janice
Industry and Consumer Affairs
The Coca-Cola Company
 
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