Scammer strikes again using popular commercial company’s name. In this case, they are are BSing that recipients won £178,226 (wow wow).
And then you are required to provide your personal information to someone using a free Yahoo! email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, to claim the prize. No, they don’t ask about your bank account no. in the first email. But they will somehow rip something from the victim, either bank account, cash… if not, just a trojan attached to a word document in the 3rd or 4th email will do the trick for a victim who doesn’t wish to give up their bank savings or hard-earned cash.
Attached is the email received from the scammer including the full details of the servers involved. Note that the mail server is from “.au”, and the mail was sent using squirrelmail webmail.
Updated: btw, even as we know it, we would just like to confirm on this article that we have checked Coca Cola site and there are no such lottery. In any case if anyone likes to check, the recommendation is to email or call Coca Cola directly rather than responding to some guys using free yahoo email address.
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Delivery-date: Sat, 02 Sep 2006 07:37:06 -0700
Received: from [126.96.36.199] (helo=mail1.ains.net.au)
Received: from 127.0.0.1 by mail1 (envelope-from <email@example.com>, uid 1003)
Received: from localhost (HELO webmail.supernerd.com.au) (127.0.0.1)
by mail1.ains.net.au with ESMTP; 2 Sep 2006 14:30:09 -0000
Received: from 188.8.131.52
(SquirrelMail authenticated user firstname.lastname@example.org)
by webmail.supernerd.com.au with HTTP;
Sun, 3 Sep 2006 00:30:09 +1000 (EST)
Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2006 00:30:09 +1000 (EST)
Subject: Seasonal promotion Award From The Coca-Cola Company Worldwide
From: “BRITISH/COCA-COLA LOTTERY DESK” <email@example.com>
From: BRITISH/COCA-COLA LOTTERY DESK [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Subject: Seasonal promotion Award From The Coca-Cola Company Worldwide Congratulations
THE COCA COLA NATIONAL LOTTERY
DEPT COCA COLA AVENUE
STAMFORD BRIDGE LONDON
SW1V 3DW UNITED KINGDOM
THE NATIONAL LOTTERY AFFILIATE TO THE COCA COLA COMPANY OFFICIAL PRIZE
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual
final draws held on (19Th August, 2006) by Coca-Cola in conjunction with
the British American Tobacco Worldwide Promotion, your email was among
the 20 Lucky winners who won £178,226 each on the THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
However the results were released on the 1st September, 2006 and your email
was attached to ticket number (56475600545188) and Serial Numbers (5368/02)
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
bodies picked by an advanced automated random computer search from the
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
1,000,000 email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world.
This Lottery is approved by the British Gaming Board and also Licensed
by the 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 £178,226 prize winning, which has been
deposited in a designated bank.
However, you will have to fill the form below and send it to the Promotion
THE COCA- COLA COMPANY for verification and then
you will be directed to the bank where a cheque of £178,226 has
already been deposited in your favour.
VERIFICATION AND FUNDS RELEASE FORM:
1. FULL NAMES:
5. MARITAL STATUS:
7. E-MAIL ADDRESS:
8. TELEPHONE NUMBER:
9. TICKET NUMBER:
10. SERIAL NUMBER:
11. AMOUNT WON:
14. NEXT OF KIN:
15. HOW DO YOU FEEL AS A WINNER:
Please you are adviced 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 bank.
(CONTACT PROMOTION MANAGER)
To file for your claim, please contact our fiduciary agent:
Overseas Claims Unit
United Kingdom Lottery Fiduciary
Mixer Maxwell (MR)
Tel: +44 702 407 0969
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 are not to
partake in this Lottery.
Accept my hearty congratulations once again!
Thomas Barnes (Rev)