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Competition Scams - Please Post Them Here

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Compers Chat Corner
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  • hrafndothrafndot Forumite
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    Dear Winner,
    The online Coca-Cola Manchester Zone A3, UK Annual Promo draws was conducted by a random selection of email addresses from an exclusive list of 29,031 E-mail addresses

    Ref Number: EAASL/941OYI/02/SHYN
    Batch Number: 12/25/0035
    Ticket Number: 025-11464992-750

    You as well as the other winners are therefore to receive a cash prize of
    2 Million Great Bristain Pounds each from the total payout.

    To begin the claims please contact your claim agent and send this information to him.

    1. Full name and address:
    2. Country:
    3. Tel and fax number:
    4. Occupation:
    5. Your Reference and Batch number at the top of this mail:

    Mr. Maxwell Austin,
    Email: [email protected]

    Thank you and congratulations!!!"

    My first clue was the "dear winner" salutation - they obviously haven't got my name off Coca Cola!

    The second clue was "Great Bristain". - I am only posting this because it is inevitable that someone will be conned by this character, but probably not a MSEer
  • Hi i work for coca cola enterprises and recieved this internal email while at work the other day, if you receive the fake coca cola lottery email there are contact details for you to send the fake email as the company is working with the police to try to stamp these scams out. please read below.

    Important - Hoax email scam
    We are aware that our corporate identity and that of other well known
    companies is being used in relation to hoax e-mails being sent randomly to
    people throughout the world. The emails falsely claim that the recipient
    has been selected for a cash prize lottery/promotion. Neither Coca-Cola
    Enterprises Ltd or The Coca-Cola Company are involved in a lottery
    promotion of this type and we would strongly advise recipients not to
    engage in any communication with the originators. We are actively working
    with the Police in an effort to detect those responsible.

    If you receive or are sent any emails of this kind, please post or email
    them to the Corporate Affairs Team ([email protected]) in
    Uxbridge and we will deal with it centrally.

    Anyone can report these scams, so not just employees.
    Hope this helps
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  • emmilouemmilou Forumite
    296 posts
    Just recieved a call from CLC saying I had won a holiday from a survey I had taken part in before christmas which I was a bit dubious about having read this thread once before. Unfortunately (he said) I hadn't won 1st prize to the Carribean but a runners up prize to Europe, Spain, Canaries or Austria. I checked it out by phoning the freephone number which was an answerphone for Club La Costa checked out the web site and yep its basically timeshare. So I've not bothered. Like many on here I steer clear of holiday comps for this reason. I dread unfamiliar numbers on the phone you never know what idiots gonna try and hassle you next:mad:
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  • rach29rach29 Forumite
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    :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
    Thanks to all who post comps :A :T
  • competitionscafecompetitionscafe Forumite
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    :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: what a numpty posting his scam spam scam in the scam warnings thread!! :rotfl:
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  • Gron wrote:
    not a scam but works

    this isnt a scam this is a way for you to make big money! with the help of a freind of mine i was introduced to this site that i made alot of easy money not doing much. bascially all i did was go to this site


    scrolled down and clicked register i registered and clicked cash offers and found offers that said Enter Email With Intent to Participate I clicked the offers entered my email and sumbit closed out of that window and click done near the offer and got money just doing that make anywhere from 20-2000 dollars a month!!


  • catz747catz747 Forumite
    20.4K posts
    From : British Online Lottery <winyaphap>
    Reply-To : emmanuelloiseau_48
    Sent : 21 February 2007 18:40:40
    Subject : Lottery Winning Notification !!!

    | | Junk E-Mail | Inbox

    We've identified this mail as junk. Please tell us if we were right or wrong by clicking Junk or Not Junk

    British National Lottery Notification !!!

    Ref: UK/9420X2/68
    Batch: 074/05/ZY369

    Good day, we announce to you the draw of our programs
    held in London. Your e-mail address with serial number 5388/02 drew
    won you the sweepstake in the 2nd category.

    You have been approved to claim a total sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand
    Great Britian Pounds.

    To file for your claim, contact our fiduciary agent via the email address you
    find below, with your full names, contact address and telephone numbers for

    Remember to quote your reference information in all correspondence.

    Yours faithfully,

    Emmanuel Loiseau
    [email protected]
  • lucinadlucinad Forumite
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    i have had the same email.... just replace the original "coca cola" name with guiness:-

    The Guinness Promotion
    P O Box 12013
    St James’s Gate Brewery, Dublin 8.
    (Customer Services)

    Ref: UK/9420X2/68
    Batch: 074/05/ZY369
    Date: 16-01-07

    Dear winner,

    This mail is to bring to your notice that your email emerged as one of
    our winning email address in our just concluded GUINESS PROMOTION sweepstakes programme that
    made you automatically a winner of the sum of £475,318 (Four Hundred and seventy five thousand, three hundred and eighteen pounds sterling) and a Guiness Male and Female Embroidered Zip Jacket,Guiness T Shirt,Baseball-Cap,the money which is equivalent to ($917,602.32 USD).

    Please note that your lucky winning number falls within our European booklet representative office in Europe as indicated in your coupon. In view of this, your £475,318 (Four Hundred and seventy five thousand, three hundred and eighteen pounds sterling) will be released to you by any of our payment offices in Europe.

    Our European agent will immediately commence the process to facilitate the release of your funds as soon as you contact him or her.For security reasons, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential till your claim is processed and your money remitted to you in whatever manner you deem fit to claim your prize.

    This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program. Please be warned!!!

    To file for your claim, please contact our Claims Agent and fill the payment processing form and send it to our claims agent immediately.

    Email:[email protected]


    1.FULL NAMES:__________________________________
    5.MARITAL STATUS:___________________
    7.E-MAIL ADDRESS:_____________________________
    8.TELEPHONE NUMBER:_____________________
    10.AMOUNT WON:___________________________________
    11. COUNTRY________________________________

    Please note - There are an ever-growing number of
    lottery e-mail scams. Although these scammers have used
    our name and address in their fraudulent e-mails we are
    NOT involved in any way with any of these scams.

    Goodluck from me and members of staff of the GUINNESS COMPANY.

    Yours faithfully,


    Online coordinator for
    Sweepstakes International Program.
    powered by-2007 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved

    arghhhhh :(
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  • now_a_mum&skintnow_a_mum&skint Forumite
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    Ive had similar email from the Irish Lottery apparently, Iv supposed to have won 350,000 euros, after drawing 5 numbers and the bonus, the ticket was attached to an application of some sort, is this a scam and why? Ive to contact Dr Andrea Maxwell on an +447024079045, does that sound familiar or legit, Im scared to phone, they also want to know details of occupation and household income etc.,
    Any help/advice? xx
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  • mpythonmpython Forumite
    3.7K posts
    Sorry to have to advise you but its almost certainly a scam.

    Have you ever bought a ticket for, or entered the Irish Lottery? if not, how can you have won €350,000? If its a lottery, what difference does occupation or income make? The number seems to be a UK mobile +447*****, surely, you'd have to ring a republic of Ireland number.

    Sorry to be the bearer of disapointing news.
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