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Pepsi Company Lottery Promotion Scam

The Pepsi Company Lottery Promotion scam email shown below claims that the recipient has won money in an international lottery. The email is an attempt to initiate a dialogue with potential victims and subsequently trick them into sending money to the scammers responsible. There is no "Pepsi Company Lottery Promotion" and no prize money.

This fake lottery is not conducted or endorsed by Pepsi. Many lottery scammers fraudulently use the names of well-known companies such as Microsoft, Honda or Pepsi in order to make scam messages seem more legitimate. These supposed endorsements are used without the permission of the high-profile companies named in the messages.



Example of THE PEPSI COMPANY LOTTERY PROMOTION Scam email:
Subject: THE PEPSI COMPANY OFFICIAL PRIZE NOTIFICATION

THE PEPSI COMPANY

PROMOTION/PRIZE AWARDDEPT

PEPSI AVENUE

1101 HW AMSTERDAM,

THE NETHERLANDS.

THE PEPSI COMPANY OFFICIAL PRIZE NOTIFICATION

We are pleased to inform you of the result of the just concluded annual final draws held on the (5th August, 2006) by Pepsi in conjunction with the European Gaming Prize Consumer Award Promotion, your email was among the 20 Lucky winners who won E1,500,000.00 (One Million, Five hundred Thousand Euro) each on the

THE PEPSI COMPANY LOTTERY PROMOTION.

However, your email was attached to ticket number (7XBYZ2006) and ballot ticket number BTN:41632006/20). The online draws was conducted by a random selection of email addresses from an exclusive list of 2,900,031 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 25,000,000 email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world.

This Lottery is approved by the European Prize Consumer Award Promotion 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 E1,500,000.00 (One Million, Five hundre Thousand Euro) prize winning, which has been deposited in a designated bank, you will have to fill the form below and send it to the Promotion manager/Payout officer of THE PEPSI COMPANY for verification and then you will be directed to the bank where a cheque of E1,500,000.00 (One Million, Five hundred Thousand Euro) has already been deposited in your favour.

NAME: ............................................................

AGE:..............................................................

SEX:..............................................................

ADDRESS:..........................................................

EMAIL:............................................................

PHONE:............................................................

OCCUPATION:.......................................................

COMPANY:..........................................................

COUNTRY:..........................................................

AMOUNT WON:.......................................................

ANNUAL INCOME:....................................................

HOW OFTEN DO YOU DRINK PEPSI? ....................................

Please you are adviced to complete the form and send it immediately to our Promotion manager/Payout Officer through email or fax for prompt collection of your funds from the designated bank.

(CONTACT DETAILS OF THE PROMOTION MANAGER/PAYOUT OFFICER)
Name: Mr. Vanden MacAlister
E MAIL: pepsi.claims@yahoo.fr

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 Pepsi and the European Prize Consumer Award Promotion Company are not to partake in this Lottery programme.

Accept my hearty congratulations once again!

Yours faithfully,
Agent Matt Dillon
Management.


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