Coca-Cola e-mail a scam too, warn financial cops

| 13/07/2011

(CNS): Officers from the RCIPS Financial Crimes Unit are issuing another warning just in case there is anyone out there who hasn’t worked out that someone offering free money via e-mail is usually a con artist. DCI Claudia Brady has released a copy of the latest scam e-mail which is circulating in the Cayman Islands, again warning people not to be fooled. An e-mail claiming to be from Coca Cola saying the recipient has won half a million dollars in a recent promotion is a scam, the cop noted as she told people not to respond. “The people who send out these e-mails only need one or two people to fall for their scam to make it all worthwhile," she said.

"Anyone who looks at the attached letter will see that it is very poor quality, not something that you would expect to be circulated from a company such as Coca Cola. If you receive such a letter please ignore it or you will lose out financially.”

Anyone who requires any advice about how to spot an internet scam should contact the Financial Crime Unit on 949-8797

See copy of ‘scamail’ below.

Category: Crime

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  1. Anonymous says:

    To anyone greedy and foolish enough to reply you deserve to be taken for all that you have. 

  2. Anonymous says:

    Here's two clues:

    1) They don't know how to spell Hammersmith properly.

    2) They are supposedly in England offering a prize in $.

    Duuuh

  3. Anonymous says:

    Why is anyone wasting time putting out a press release on this?

  4. Anonymous says:

    God i'm dirsty…just need that nice juicy ice cold refreshing coca-cola !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I dont have time to read this whole article so can someone please quickly tell me where do I go to collect my prize?

    I think I won another prize from the FBI too, and I'm heading off to Nigeria to get that one, after I pick up the Coca Cola winning!!!

    You can just email me the directions ….

    Thanks…

    • Anymous says:

      I do not want any money which I have not worked for, and it is not my pay check..

      • Anonymous says:

        Oh. Cause I was thinking  you would accompany me to Nigeria to pick up my winnings…