Lottery Scams: Coca Cola/ SA 2010 Lottery

Lottery Scam Email:
Coca Cola/ SA 2010 Lottery
"Mrs.Eva Morris", "Dr.Fred Moyo"
"to promote South African 2010 World Cup"

Have you received an email from "Mrs.Eva Morris" at "Coca Cola/ SA 2010 Lottery" telling you that "your email address won in the second category" or something similar, and to contact "Dr.Fred Moyo" to collect your winnings? It is a scam. Coca Cola is not authorized to operate a lottery.  A promotion or sweepstakes perhaps, but not a lottery. And  any promotion would be very well publicized; after all, that is the point! And why would Coca Cola join up with a Tobacco company "to promote South African 2010 World Cup".  It defies any reason.

In any event, no legitimate, legal lottery notifies winners vian email (see footnote)! The scammers may change the names and details, but it is still a scam!

Below is the example of the fake email scam (the email is the scam, not any persons or companies named in the email) claiming to be from the "Coca Cola/ SA 2010 Lottery".  

Although the most important clue is that no legitimate lottery will ever email a winner, there are many other signs that this is a fraud. We have highlighted some of these in the email below, not the least of which are:

  • Email address ballot: There is no such thing as a "computer ballot system" or "computer email draw". No one, not even Microsoft has a database of email addresses of the type or magnitude they suggest.

  • "No tickets were sold": You care to explain where the money comes from?  Perhaps the lottery money fairy? Why would a lottery give away money to "email address randomly selected by a computer ballot draw system"?  This is CLEARLY nonsense: you MUST, repeat MUST buy a ticket to have a chance of winning any lottery!

  • Terrible spelling, punctuation, syntax and grammar - Scammers apparently don't know how to use spell checkers.  We assume they dropped out of school before that class. They use almost excessive and random CapItaLiZAtion. Names are usually in all capital letters for some reason known only to these illiterate criminals. They often can't even spell "February" or know that "22th" ought to be "22nd". These scammers usually write at the 3rd grade level. Being non-native English speakers, they also often get first names and surnames (last names reversed), so you will frequently see names like "Mr. SMITH JAMES.", instead of "Mr. James Smith", along with the peculiar usage of periods (full stops) and spaces or the lack thereof. Real lotteries also proofread their emails and look and read more professional.

  • Using free email account: The scammer is writing to you from a FREE email account (Yahoo, Hotmail, Excite, AIM, Gmail, etc.).  Don't you think a real organization would use it's own email, it's own domain and website?

  • Keep Confidential - Real lotteries THRIVE on publicity - they don't want you to keep anything secret - the publicity causes people to buy more tickets. there is NO risk of "double claiming" because they can validate where the ticket numbers were sold. The scammer want you to keep quiet because they don't want the police or ConsumerFraudreporting to hear about them! It should read: "For our own security, you are advised to keep your winning information confidential until we have finished scamming you!"

  • Email notification: NO REAL LOTTERY SENDS AN EMAIL TO NOTIFY WINNERS.  Period.  Full-stop. End of story. There mere fact ALONE that you received an email saying you won a lottery is proof that it is a scam.

Here is a typical scam lottery winning notification. 

Actual scam email (One example - the scammers constantly change names, dates and addresses!):


(Program Manager)

Ticket No: (7YZ206

ballot No: BT120/A

South Africa

                 COCA-COLA/SA 2010 LOTTERY AWARD

Congratulations your email is among the seven lucky winning,  that won$2,000,000.00{Two million United State Dollars}Each in the just concluded draw held to promote South African 2010 World Cup,sponsored by cocacola, british american tobacco companies south africa.for prize claiming,Call your claiming agent and email him your winning details.

Dr.Fred Moyo

Foreign Service Manager

S.A. Mutual Insurance (pty) ltd

Tel: +27 73-973-4709.


Alt :

And also provide the following information for the processing of your winning fund.










TICKET NO:..........................

BALLOT NO:...............................


Your Email Attached to Ticket No: (7YZ206) and ballot No: BT120/A)

Yours Faithfully,



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* Re: emails of winnings. We know of only ONE exception in the world to this rule - and if you bought a ticket from them, you would know it, and would used their safegaurds.

* Re: emails of winnings. We know of only ONE exception in the world to this rule - and if you bought a ticket from them, you would know it, and would not be questioning it.

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