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Pepsi Company Lottery Promotion Scam

by Brett M. Christensen

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.

For more information about Lottery Scams see:
Email Lottery Scams – International Lottery Scam Information


Example:
Subject: THE PEPSI COMPANY OFFICIAL PRIZE NOTIFICATIONTHE 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.


Importance Notice

After considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.

These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.

Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.

And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.

When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.

I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.

A Big Thank You

I would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.

I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.

Closing Date

Hoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.

Thank you, one and all!

Brett Christensen,
Hoax-Slayer