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    • divadee
    • By divadee 28th Mar 06, 12:42 PM
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    divadee
    Competition Scams - Please Post Them Here
    • #1
    • 28th Mar 06, 12:42 PM
    Competition Scams - Please Post Them Here 28th Mar 06 at 12:42 PM
    Unfortunately there are a lot of scam competitions about these days, one of the top ones being you have won a holiday and pay this admin fee to get it. 99.9% of the time you pay your money and never get your holiday.

    Due to popular demand This thread has been created so all scams can be posted here, so hopefully no MSE'rs will get caught out and lose any money!!

    One word of warning for you all. If you win a competition you should never have to pay for anything to get the prize ie. admin fee etc.....



    This thread is only for competition scams. Any other warnings or rip offs should be placed here
    Last edited by divadee; 28-03-2006 at 12:47 PM.
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    • jeppy
    • By jeppy 28th Oct 06, 9:51 AM
    • 3,279 Posts
    • 6,957 Thanks
    jeppy
    AnnieH, just thanked you, you are nearly on 1000!!!!!

    Go girl!!
  • AnnieH
    Thanks Jeppy, I only need 30 more thanks hits

  • hrafndot
    can you get this moved to the competition scams thread?
    there is a "competition scams" sticky in the "I won I won" section LOL hrafndot
  • alexandra1
    True or False
    Just received this message in my email: Scam I think so email address looks wrong, sorry if on wrong board.
    cocacolaplc@aol.co.uk


    COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY
    PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPARTMENT
    1-18 COCA-COLA AVENUE
    STAMFORD BRIDGE
    SOUTH-WEST LONDON
    UNITED KINGDOM

    Dear winner,

    OFFICIAL END OF YEAR PRIZE NOTIFICATION

    We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual final draws held by Coca-Cola bottling company Worldwide Promotion Department held on the 28th of October, 2006.


    Your email was among the 20 Lucky winners who won a total of £850,950 Only {Eight Hundred And Fifty Thousand, Nine Hundred And Fifty Great Britain Pounds Only} each in the THE COCA-COLA COMPANY 2006 PROMO.

    The online draws was conducted by a random selection of email addresses from an exclusive list of 29,031,643 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. Your email was attached to ticket number (7PWYZ2006) and ballot number (BT:12052006/20) which emerged as on of the winning tickets.

    The selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection machine (TOPAZ) .

    This Lottery is approved by the British Gaming Board and also licensed by the The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR), and it is the 3rd of its kind and we intend to sensitize the public.

    To begin the claim processing of your prize you are to contact the fiduciary agent as stated below:

    CONTACT OFFICIER: MR PETER CLARKSON
    TEL: +44-700-596-8066
    FAX: +44-700-596-4662
    FAX: +44-871-715-1638
    EMAIL:
    cocacolaplc@aol.co.uk

    You are to forward to them a filled copy of the payment release order below:

    PAYMENT RELEASE ORDER FORM

    First Name:.........................................
    Last Name:.
    ........................................
    Sex:....
    ............................................
    Office/Resident
    Address:..
    ..........................................
    Telephone.................Mobile.................. .
    Fax:.............................................. ...
    Occupation:....................................... ..
    Date of Birth.......................................
    Nationality:........................................

    Winner E-Mail:....................................

    Due to possible mix up of some numbers and email contacts, we ask that you keep this award strictly from public notice (confidential) until your claim has been processed and your money remitted. This is part of our security protocol to avoid double claiming or unscrupulous acts by some participants of this program.

    *Staff of Coca-Cola bottling Company worldwide are not to partake in this PROMOTION.

    Accept our hearty congratulations once again!



    Yours Faithfully,
    MANAGEMENT
    COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY
    website: http://www.coca-cola.com/index-b.html




    He who laughs last thinks slowest.

    I wished the buck stopped here as I could use a few.

    Why do Americans sing "Take me out to the ball game" when they
    are already there?
  • AnnieH
    Cedrtainly seems like a scam. Did you enter a competition with Coca-Cola? You could email Coca-Cola and ask them if it's genuine???

  • kipper
    I doubt Coca Cola would have an AOL email address somehow :rolleyes:


    smells of scam to me
  • ckerrd
    Spam/Scam/Rubbish - delete
    We all evolve - get on with it
  • TGM
    Any comp asking for money or details over and above your address, tell em to poke it.
    Quotes in context only please.
  • TGM
    It should look like this


    Quotes in context only please.
  • cshowell
    Simple rule - if you didn't enter it, you didn't win it
  • poppielia
    I work for Coca Cola Enterprises and i can assure you this is a scam. This is absolutly nothing to do with CCE and i will be reporting it first thing tomorrow morning.
    Please dont enter this it is a Scam!

    Oh and also the address isnt even real.
    Last edited by poppielia; 02-11-2006 at 9:56 PM.
  • alexandra1
    I enter so many competions it is difficult to remember, thanks for all your replys it reinforces my initial belief it was a scam





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    Newbie MoneySaver




    Join Date: Oct 2006
    Post Count: 22 <!-- Start Post Thank You Hack -->
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    Last edited by alexandra1; 02-11-2006 at 10:48 PM.
    He who laughs last thinks slowest.

    I wished the buck stopped here as I could use a few.

    Why do Americans sing "Take me out to the ball game" when they
    are already there?
  • poppielia
    Thanks for the thanks!
  • mikewebs
    Did a google search http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=7PWYZ2006&btnG=Google+Search&meta=
    :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:
  • davethecue
    Hi just got a link to hear from competiton site
    Guess what I won 2950 holiday from Seasons !....I don't think so
    Thanks to all for saving me headaches/expence
    Don't let the past become your future
    Change for the better
  • sovs
    Got a phone call at 8.20pm last night and a bloke said i had won a competition (i enter so many i cant remember) and i thought it was legit as i have a new number and dont often give it out.
    He said i had won a hair and make up treatment for me and a friend + a photo shoot and unlimited refreshments then i could take a photo home.
    i asked where they were and he said oxford street.
    i asked the name of the company but it was hard to here him, something... studios.
    All sounded great until.....
    i had to pay £30 per person refundable on the day to confirm i was going.
    1 i dont pay over the phone and 2 i shouldnt have to pay (even if refundable) for winning a competition!
    He said he was emailing me the details but didnt so when he rang me back today i told him to lump it
    Life Is What You Make It
  • jillypg
    Caribbean Holiday
    I have just recently had the call of 'you've won a holiday' and was given freephone number and reference number. I called the following day but the number was invalid. I have never won anything and i've had a tough year, so the thoughts of winning a hol, eventhough it wasn't the first prize of Caribbean, was brilliant.

    These phonecalls sucks!! How should they be able to call you and tell you such a lie....
  • candy210212000
    free kitchen
    I had a call a couple of days ago from space kitchens, saying they've picked my address to recieve a completly free £6000 kitchen, as long as they can photograph it for their new North West magazine. Unbeknown to them i happen to know someone who works for them, and they said you have to pay for fitting and design and only IF your lucky you get some money knocked off the value of the kitchen. Good job i was told otherwise i would never have got rid of there salesmen. Apparently hanging around is the understatement of the year!!!
    !!!!!!!!Bingo Mad!!!!!!!!
  • sunnydays
    YES!!!

    they sold (i assume they sold it to make more money) my details to a company book company who called me 5 times in one day, and also to readers digest, who sent 3 invoices for £40 a year, i called them up and said id never subscribed and the guy said dont worry, its canceled, i didnt even need to convince him, took about 2 mins to sort it out!
    by poorbutgettingricher
    Hi do you know how I could cancel my membership with mutal points? Didn't know they revealed your details to others.
    • James_N
    • By James_N 13th Jan 07, 11:27 PM
    • 970 Posts
    • 888 Thanks
    James_N
    And I thought I had won something! SCAM EMAIL RE "COCACOLA"
    Sorry Saw earlier post just now!

    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 (2nd Jan, 2007) by Coca-Cola in
    conjunction with the British American Tobacco Worldwide Promotion,
    your email was among the 20 Lucky winners who won £1,000,000.00 each
    on the COCA\'COLA COMPANY PROMOTION However the results were released
    on the 4th Jan, 2007 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 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 company?

    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.

    NAME:.....................................
    AGE:........................................
    SEX:........................................
    ADDRESS:...............................
    EMAIL:....................................
    PHONE:...................................
    OCCUPATION:.........................
    COMPANY:..............................
    COUNTRY:...............................

    Please you are advised to complete the form and send it immediately
    to our fiduciary agent through email for prompt collection.

    (CONTACT FIDUCIARY AGENT)

    Name: MRS.FAITH PETERSON.
    E MAIL: cocacolafiduciary007@yahoo.co.uk

    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).

    *Staff of Coca-Cola and the British American Tobacco Company is not
    to partake in this Lottery. Accept my hearty congratulations once
    again!

    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).

    *Staff of Coca-Cola and the British American Tobacco Company is not
    to partake in this Lottery. Accept my hearty

    congratulations once again!

    Yours faithfully,
    Mrs. Rose Hills.
    Last edited by James_N; 14-01-2007 at 12:23 AM.
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