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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15 Responses to “No, you didn’t win the Pepsi Lottery”

  1. Dawn Says:

    This is a copy of the email they sent to me after I asked……………..HOW DID I WIN?

    Pepsi International Northern Europe
    63 Kew Road
    Richmond
    Surrey TW9 2QL

    PEPSI LOTTERY PROMOTION

    We officially announce to you the result of the Pepsi Inc. e-mail lottery promotion held on the 15th, February 2010 as part of our programs to alleviate poverty from around the world.

    Your email was attached to ticket number: PEPSI-UK-2010:301/950/FB with a draw number:———which consequently make you a winner in the 2nd category prize, your e-mail address was extracted from our electronic mail extracting system which randomly selected fifteen(15) lucky winners from which your e-mail address was among one of the lucky e-mail addresses that was choosen. The selection process was carried our through our computerized Email Selection System (ESS) which selects email from a database of over 600,000 email address was drawn from all over the continents of the World. You have therefore been approved for a payout of a total sum of £950,000.00 GBP (NINE HUNDRED & FIFTY THOUSAND POUNDS).

    Our security policy demands that you keep your winning information very confidential so as to avoid issues of double claims/impersonation and unwarranted abuse of this program by some individuals.

    To file your claim, kindly get back to us with the following information:

    1. NAME IN FULL:
    2. ADDRESS (IN FULL):
    3. NATIONALITY:
    4. AGE:
    5. SEX
    6. OCCUPATION (POSITION HELD):
    7. HOME PHONE & MOBILE NUMBER:

    All winning must be claimed not later than one week of acknowledgement, there is however an exception, provided winners have a geniune/valid excuse for not filing for claim on time.

    Should there be any change of address, do inform us as soon as possible.

    We will like to say congratulations once again.

    Yours in service,
    Shaw Hendrick

  2. Laur Says:

    I received a similar email through my university email address. I am royally pissed at this as that is my professional address and I have never received spam there.

    This is to inform you that your e-mail has won you a total sum of $950,000.00 USD NINE HUNDRED & FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS in the Pepsi lottery of 2010. To claim your prize Contact Helen Smart at: hsmarthele@aol.com

    Full name:
    Address:
    Mobile No:
    Age:
    Sex:
    Occupation:
    Country:

    NOTE: ALL REPLIES MUST BE ADDRESSED TO Helen Smart: hsmarthele@aol.com

    Quick Julia, ((sidenote: LOL))
    Public Announcer

    From “Quick, Julia M.”

  3. vinod Bangad Says:

    i have received the ail by pepsico int that i have awarded the prize and i am a lucky winner. pl mail

  4. Donna Says:

    Here is the email I received…this is ridiculous! There should be some type of punishment for this type of scam.

    Re: Award NoticeMonday, November 8, 2010 6:46 AMFrom: This sender is DomainKeys verified”Pepsi Cola”
    Pepsi International Northern Europe
    63 Kew Road
    Richmond
    Surrey TW9 2QL

    PEPSI LOTTERY PROMOTION

    We officially announce to you the result of the Pepsi Inc. e-mail lottery promotion.

    Your email was attached to ticket number: PEPSI-UK-2010:301/950/FB with a draw number: P20S10A which has consequently make you a winner in the 2nd group category prize, your e-mail address was extracted from our electronic mail extracting system which randomly selected fifteen(15) lucky winners from which your e-mail address was among one of the lucky e-mail addresses that was choosen. The selection process was carried out through our computerized Email Selection System (ESS) which selects email from a database of over 600,000 email addresses which was drawn from the continents of the World. You have therefore been approved for a payout of a total sum of £350,000.00 GBP (THREE HUNDRED & FIFTY THOUSAND POUNDS).

    Our security policy demands that you keep your winning information very confidential so as to avoid issues of double claims/impersonation and unwarranted abuse of this program by some individuals.

    To file your claim, kindly get back to us with the following information:

    1. NAME IN FULL:
    2. ADDRESS (IN FULL):
    3. NATIONALITY:
    4. AGE:
    5. SEX
    6. OCCUPATION (POSITION HELD):
    7. HOME PHONE & MOBILE NUMBER:

    All winning must be claimed not later than one week of acknowledgement, there is however an exception, provided winners have a genuine/valid excuse for not filing for claim on time.

    Should there be any change of address, do inform us as soon as possible.

    We will like to say congratulations once again.

    Yours in service,
    Donald Harry

  5. Dave Says:

    Me 2, looks like I’m also a winner.
    1st email:
    This is to inform you that your e-mail has won you a total sum of 350,000.00GBP THREE HUNDRED & FIFTY THOUSAND POUNDS in the Pepsi lottery of October 2010 which was held in our London Branch. You have also been zoned to claim your prize in our London branch,To claim your prize, kindly contact the officer in charge (Donald Harry) by replying to this email notice with the following information:

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

    Further information will be communicated to you shortly.

    Thank you.

    Pepsi Cola
    Lottery Disbursement Dept.
    London United Kingdom

    2nd email:
    Pepsi International Northern Europe
    63 Kew Road
    Richmond
    Surrey TW9 2QL

    PEPSI LOTTERY PROMOTION

    We officially announce to you the result of the Pepsi Inc. e-mail lottery promotion.

    Your email was attached to ticket number: PEPSI-UK-2010:301/950/FB with a draw number: P20S10A which has consequently make you a winner in the 2nd group category prize, your e-mail address was extracted from our electronic mail extracting system which randomly selected fifteen(15) lucky winners from which your e-mail address was among one of the lucky e-mail addresses that was choosen. The selection process was carried out through our computerized Email Selection System (ESS) which selects email from a database of over 600,000 email addresses which was drawn from the continents of the World. You have therefore been approved for a payout of a total sum of £350,000.00 GBP (THREE HUNDRED & FIFTY THOUSAND POUNDS).

    Our security policy demands that you keep your winning information very confidential so as to avoid issues of double claims/impersonation and unwarranted abuse of this program by some individuals.

    To file your claim, kindly get back to us with the following information:

    1. NAME IN FULL:
    2. ADDRESS (IN FULL):
    3. NATIONALITY:
    4. AGE:
    5. SEX
    6. OCCUPATION (POSITION HELD):
    7. HOME PHONE & MOBILE NUMBER:

    All winning must be claimed not later than one week of acknowledgement, there is however an exception, provided winners have a genuine/valid excuse for not filing for claim on time.

    Should there be any change of address, do inform us as soon as possible.

    We will like to say congratulations once again.

    Yours in service,
    Donald Harry

  6. Ashutosh Says:

    even i received such a mail
    This is to inform you that your e-mail has won you a total sum of £350,000.00GBP in the Pepsi 2010 Christmas award draw which was held on the 2nd of December 2010 at our United Kingdom branch office. To claim your winning prize, please contact the officer in charge Mr. Donald Harry: (donald.harry@rogers.com) with the information requested as below:

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

    Further information about fund disbursement will be communicated to you after responding to this notice.

    Thank you.

    Carlson Marta
    Public Announcer,
    For Pepsi Cola.

    NOTE: ALL CORRESPONDENCE AND RESPONSE MUST BE ADDRESSED TO DONALD HARRY: (donald.harry@rogers.com)

  7. mukul kumar Says:

    i have also received a message that u have won 500000pounds in pepsico lottery
    and they require 25500Rs as transferring fees

  8. rrs Says:

    I wonder who does that and why. Why can’t they be prosecuted.
    and how can they look so real.

  9. DHRUBA SUBUDDHI Says:

    i also received such mial from barclays bank plc london that you have wON 500,000.00GBP FROM PEPSICOLA LOTTERY PROMOTION AWArd 2010.They charged mE 454,000.00INR >
    i aLrEaDY PIAD 204.000.00INR.BUT THEY CHARGEd nore for cLAEring the bank rft>but i have nothing lefT to pay more>so thEY reFuseD ME TO PAY THE PRIZE MONEY.SO What can ido now>NOW IAM IN VERY DISTRESS
    THANKS & regards
    DHRUBA SUBUDDHI-09475634204

  10. gaurav Says:

    i have also received a message that u have win 50000000 pounds in pepsi international promotion and they require 20650 rs as a transfeering fees

  11. Raziya alam Says:

    i have also recieved the same massage that i have won 4.5 crore.

  12. Lisa Says:

    Just so everyone out there to realize…..this scam hasn’t stopped happening. I just got notified of winning over $800,000 and have until November 30th to claim my prize. “yeah right, like I’m about to to that!” they actually mention in the email that they are wanting to deposit winnings directly into my account! Not in this lifetime they won’t!!! Does anyone out there know what we can do about this so no one gets hurt by the ignorant idiots that are trying to ruin our lives? Please type reply in reply area on this site. I will check back daily……thanks

  13. puja Says:

    i also got this message in my mobile ,, they are asking for 10.300 INR fir transferring charges. is this fake?

  14. Secure Verify Says:

    Dear Sir/Maa’m,

    It is True that there are Series of Lottery and Giving Out
    Of Cash Reward from UNITED KINGDOM.
    Unfortunately Mobile Numbers and Email Addresses of Winners
    Has been Hacked, and Winners are Now been Contacted Illegally.
    Do not respond to the senders of these Messages, as they
    Are not in Position to pay you.
    Send your Full Name, Address, Telephone Number and the Winning Message you received to the United Kingdom Cyber crime investigation Bureau on cyber.crimebureau@ymail.com so as to enable them ascertain
    if you really won the Lottery and give you true information
    on how your winnings can be CLAIMED.
    You will also be informed if the Winning Message you Received is a Fraud Notification.

    Cyber Investigation Bureau.
    Admin.

  15. naveed Says:

    i have also rcd a same message what is this ?


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