Is this email a scam??

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Feb 13, 2011

Is this email a scam?? by Dter ic at 9:07 PM (3,374 Views / 0 Likes) 24 replies

  1. Dter ic
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    i was just checkng my e-mail today, and in it was this cocacola competition email

    is this real? because it's too good to be true

    edit: yes it is a scam email (i deleted the e-mail)
     


  2. BlueStar

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    http://www.london2012.com/about-this-websi...safe-online.php
     
  3. Crystal the Glaceon

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    More than likely it's a scam
     
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    Scam for sure.
     
  7. drewmerc

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    >E-mail:kenlomax@gmx.co.uk
    >gmx.co.uk
    >free webmail!!!! theres your answer
     
  8. Originality

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    You would think that, being a Coca Cola employee, he'd have access to a Coca Cola email address...
     
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    Of course it's fake. I get these all the time. Spam them back just for kicks [​IMG]
     
  10. BlueStar

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    Also, that guy earlier wasn't the Wallet Inspector.
     
  11. Haloman800

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    If anyone emails you offering free money for all your personal information... The red lights should go off.
     
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    As a general note, all emails involving lotteries, lucky draws and all that improbable shit are more often than not, scams.

    As a guideline, if it's too good to be true, it probably is bullshit
     
  13. BlueStar

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    More to the point, you don't win competitions you didn't enter.
     
  14. Fireballo

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    I don't care what all these dummies have to say, it's real!
    I have a friend who won second prize of $1000. He got the money wire transferred to his account three weeks latter. You snooze you loose. Someone else will just get the money.
     
  15. Hachibei

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    fix'd
     
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    Hmm, who to believe, you or the Coca-Cola Company?
     
  17. Fireballo

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    Oh I'm just joking, it's totally a scam.
     
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    If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. In your case, this is most defiantly an identity thief trying to get your information. Just ignore it, and delete it.
     
  19. BlueStar

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    Trying to get whatever they can. Information, the fact you responded and can be put on a valuable 'suckers list' to sell to other scammers, then they'll probably start asking for "administrative fees" to process your prize.
     
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    500,000 pounds is a bit low. I won 5M$ just the other day, lol. I should be a billionaire by now easy.
     

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