Scam emails that are supposed to come from Coca-Cola carry the message that the recipient has been selected as the winner of the company at an anniversary contest and that it is going to receive 1 million dollars / € 880,000.
This is a scam that we've seen go into the past in order to cheat the recipient to pay false fees and taxes to get the money. It's a classic pay scam where the victim pays a small amount of money he expects to get the most.
The message circulating in the current case is simple and wants the recipient to have won the award and have to claim it by submitting their name, age, phone number and address.
If the victim chooses to ignore the various markings in the email and return the information required, the fraudsters will respond by asking for some money to pay the taxes, according to Hoax-Slayer.
When they find a victim who will pay the initial "cost" to secure the supposed prize, the scammers will constantly ask for more, citing a wide range of excuses, as they have absolutely nothing to lose this way, and try to get as much as possible. more money than the victim.
In some cases, fraudsters ask for sensitive personal or financial data. These can be used to commit other scams in the future. Every detail of the victim can be used by crooks to make money, either directly or indirectly.
In this message, there are signs that this is a scam. From the way it addresses the recipient, as the fact that this great prize and his energy competition it is very unlikely to go unnoticed by the media, as it is not even announced in the official social media of such a big company.