New scam sees fake emails ‘from Coca-Cola’ asking recipients to send personal details to scoop $2.3million in prizes
- Scammers posing as Coca-Cola are conning people into giving their details
- The fraudsters claim recipients will receive $2.3 million worth of prizes
- Coca-Cola have released a statement confirming the email is ‘not genuine’
Coca-Cola has warned people to ignore a fraudulent email asking recipients to send their personal details in order to claim a bogus $2.3million prize.
The email, which claims to have come from ‘The Coca-Cola Company’, asks the recipient to send their personal details to a fictional man named Mr Shane Muller.
Recipients are told they have won an ‘annual online draw’ and asked to send through their full name, country, mobile number, date of birth and occupation.
‘You won the Coca-Cola annual online Draw. You email address was selected through a computer ballot system from among other active email address user from the web,’ the bogus prize notification reads.
Coca-Cola has warned people to ignore a fraudulent email asking recipients to send their personal details in order to claim a bogus $2.3million prize
Coca-Cola confirmed that the email was fraudulent and urged customers to ignore the scam.
‘Coca-Cola South Pacific is aware of a fraudulent letter which claims to be offering ‘prize money’ from Coca-Cola,’ the company said in a statement.
‘The letter is not genuine and this offer did not come from Coca-Cola or anyone associated with the company. We have advised the authorities of this apparent scam,’ it concluded.
It’s unknown how many people received the email.
Coca-Cola confirmed that the email was fraudulent and urged customers to ignore the scam