This is a lottery fraud. In the first place, Pepsi Cola company does not do lotteries. From time to time they do sweepstakes but not lotteries. What the individuals behind this fraud is attempting to do is to get your personal information from which they can do identity theft or leave you with an empty bank account. Whatever you do, do not respond. If you happened to make the mistake, simply notify your banker and local authorities.
The following is a copy of the email received. Header included. Pay attention to the educational level of the criminal. They obviously have either missed school the day English was taught or they are just plain STUPID!!!
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THE PEPSI COMPANY (PEPSICO, UK)
PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARD DEPT
151 CANADA SQUARE,CANARY WHARF,
LONDON, E14 5DY, UNITED KINGDOM.
THE PEPSI COMPANY OFFICIAL PRIZE
You have been Selected as one of the winner in the last PEPSI CONSUMER AWARD for the year ended 2007, tagged PEPSI SPECIAL AWARD PROMOTION, to reward all our esteemed customers, as you enter the month of JANUARY,
2008. I am also glad to inform you that the OFFICIALS of PROMO BOARD are pleased to inform you that you have been
approved for a payment of 1,500,000.00 Euros (One Million, Five Hundred Thousand Euros) in cash
credited. Your reference number for verification is;
BTN:41632008/20 and your ticket number is 7XBYZ2006.
Please be advised that upon your receipt of this
formal notification, do fill the verification form below, and return to the CLAIMS PROCESSING DEPARTMENT, for final verification and further instructions
on how to claim your prize. To get intouch with
the CLAIMS PROCESSING DEPARTMENT, follow the instruction below: You will be required to fill the form below correctly, and send the details to the CLAIMS PROCESSING
DEPARTMENT. Please find the contact details below:
CLAIMS PROCESSING OFFICER: Mr. Vanden MacAlister
TEL: +44 704 57 53 423 (Hot Line)
You are also advised to provide him with the
under listed information as soon as possible:
NAME IN FULL:
HOW OFTEN DO YOU DRINK PEPSI:
REMARKS ABOUT PEPSI:
We are glad to have you as one of our lucky
Online Co-ordinator: Elliot Rosemarry
The only thing you owe this company is to help us advartise our product through out this season by placing our companies logo on your car for three months Yes of course, not a problem
THE PEPSI COMPANY
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