Friday, April 9, 2010

No, you didn't win the Pepsi Lottery

Here is an email that got past my Spam filter.

This is to inform you that your e-mail has won you a total sum of £950,000.00 GBP (NINE HUNDRED & FIFTY THOUSAND POUNDS) in the Pepsi lottery of 2010. To claim your prize Contact Shaw Hendrick at: shawhendrick-pepsi@admin.in.th

Name:
Address:
Mobile No:
Age:
Sex:
Occupation:
Country:

NOTE: ALL REPLIES MUST BE ADDRESSED TO Shaw Hendrick: shawhendrick-pepsi@admin.in.th
Judith Hodge
Public Announcer
First, you have to enter a contest/lottery/sweepstakes in order to win.  Second, I am going to guess if there was a Pepsi Lottery going on, they would have ads EVERWHERE telling people about it.  Third, if this person really worked for Pepsi, they would have an official Pepsi Company email address.

So how does this scam play out?  I am going to guess that you will either be asked for your bank account information so that they can directly deposit your winnings, but instead will take everything from your account.  The other option is that they will send you a cashier's check for your winnings, and you will have to send a portion of that check back to them (maybe to cover legal fees for your winnings) but the problem will come AFTER you wire them the money and the bank calls you to tell you that the check is counterfeit and they now want you to pay them back.  You cannot just wait for the check to "clear" or be "verified" because even if the bank told you it was "clear" it can come back as counterfeit a week later . . . I know . . . that is what our former back told us!

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5 comments:

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  3. JUNSUKE KAWAI OREORESAGI (NUMAZU CITY) (Japan)

    Please be carefull the following Japanese Citizen has been reported by many people as a OREORESAGI Fraudster Full Name : JUNSUKE KAWAI or JUN KAWAI
    using the following email addresses kawaijun@yahoo.com and kawai_junsuke@yahoo.co.jp
    The Person has been using the following name and bank instituation asking people to make deposits to the following account full account information MIEHARA KAWAI Account 233 0553971/NAKASHIMA BRANCH The Shizuoka Bank LTD
    静岡銀行 中島支店 店番233 普通口座0553971
    Fraudster`s phone number : 090-9904-5179 ( might be no longer valid )
    so far 3 people were scammed out of their money,there might be more people !
    The Police in Shizuoka had been notified but for the last 3 weeks they did not do anything !

    Yumiko & Gino

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  4. JUNSUKE KAWAI OREORESAGI (NUMAZU CITY) (Japan)

    just a small feedback,heard about this scamming A-hole from couple of my friends,Thanks Yumiko & Gino for exposing life time crooks like Junsuke kawai.

    Regards,
    Terry Pickergton
    mygmoney@fastmail.fm

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  5. Hello
    I got a mail from the UK saying, I won a 100k lottery.This all are scam please don't trust this people.thank you.
    ..............................

    Williamryan.liam
    http://nowinnofeescotland.org.uk

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