Beware of the messages which claim your mobile number has won 500,000 pounds in the 2019 Pepsi Promo UK or you are awarded $500000.00 in 2019 Pepsi International Mobile Draw in the UK and so on because all of these messages are scams. There is not any such lucky draw organized by Pepsi.
You can get these kinds of phishing messages in the form of SMS or email with the subjects like “Pepsi Award Department”, “Pepsi Mobile Draw 2019 UK”, “Pepsi Mobile Promotion Award”, “Pepsi Lucky Draw”, “Pepsi Int’l Mobile Draw in UK”, “2019 PepsI International Mobile Draw held in United Kingdom”, “Pepsi Anniversary Draw in USA”, “Pepsi International Award 2019”, “PepsI Christmas Claims Proceedings”, “PepsI Company Award Department Draw”, “2019 PepsI Global International Mobile Draw held in the United Kingdom”, “Pepsi National Lottery” and so on.
If you ever got any message claiming you have won the big prize in Pepsi promo or lucky draw as shown in the sample below, then we suggest you immediately delete that message and don’t contact any person or organization as mentioned in that message. You should not click any link provided in that message as well.
Few Samples of Pepsi Lucky Draw Scam Messages:-
Message from a number 923309323857
“Congrats! your mobile number has won 500,000 Pounds in the 2019 Pepsi Promo UK. To claim your prize, send ur name, age and mobile # to: email@example.com”
“You are awarded $500000.00 in 2019 Pepsi International Mobile Draw in UK. To receive the award send your name address and number to firstname.lastname@example.org”
“Congrats! Your mobile number has won 500,000 pounds in the 2019 pepsI promo. To claim your prize. Send ur name, age and mobile number to: Ppeawd@hotmail.com”
DELIVERY APPROVAL OF YOUR WINNING PRIZE
We acknowledge the receipt of your mail with regard to the SMS which was sent to your Mobile. You have been Awarded GBP500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds Sterling) in the 2019 PepsI International Mobile Draw held in United Kingdom.
Your Mobile Telephone Number was selected randomly through our Computer Ballot System from World Mobile Telephone Directories in our bid to fight the pressing global economic crisis and to make poverty a history. I write to acquaint you with guidelines that you must follow in order to complete your claims. On our part, we have a mandate to see you through. We will work a**iduously to realize this mandate as we respect your views, opinions and most importantly protect your Privacy.
NOTE: YOU ARE ADVISED TO KEEP YOUR WINNING FUND CONFIDENTIAL FROM PUBLIC HEARING UNTIL YOUR PRIZE IS OFFICIALLY AND LEGALLY CLAIM BY YOU. THIS IS TO AVOID ANY DOUBLE CLAIMING WHICH MAY LEAD TO DISQUALIFICATION OF YOUR PRIZE.
Be informed that your WINNING PRIZE shall be DELIVERED to you accordingly through our British Diplomatic Cash Payment System (B.D.C.P.S) in conjunction with the United Nation department, UNITED KINGDOM. NOTE THAT YOUR WILL RECEIVE YOUR TOTAL WINNING PRIZE WITHIN THE NEXT 72 HOURS AS SOON AS YOU COMPLY WITH THE NECESSARY PROCEDURES.
This is a process where you will receive your winning prize in CASH through our Senior British Diplomat who shall be coming to your country for the final delivery of your prize money.
In view of this new development, kindly re-confirm the below information as soon as possible to enable us to complete the final delivery arrangement
(1) Full name.
(6) Mobile Telephone #
(7) E-mail address.
(8) Marital Status
(10) Scanned copy of your national ID card, International Passport or Drivers License
DECLARE THAT THE ABOVE DATA ARE TRUE. THAT MY CLAIMS AGENT SHALL ACT AS A FACILITATOR IN THE SENDING OF THE TOTAL FUND TO ME.
(YOUR FULL NAMES)
Congratulations once again from the entire staff of PEPSI PROMOTIONAL COMPANY UNITED KINGDOM.
Payment of your winning funds shall be released to you within 72 hours upon the confirmation of the above information. feel free to contact the undersigned for any clarification or assistance that you may require.
A scanned copy of your valid identity card either your driver’s license, international passport or your national identity card will also be required to enable us to complete the delivery process.
Note: any unclaimed prize will be returned to the treasury of PepsI Promotional Company after 14 working days. you are advised to keep your winning details confidential to yourself and not to share it with any individual or firm which may give a room for double claiming as it may result cancellation of your prize.
Rev. Ephraim Church
Phone: 44 744 8659 297″
“Congrats! You have been AWARDED £500,000.00 in 2019 PEPSI INT’L MOBILE DRAW in UK, to claim your Money, send your Name, Address & Cell# to: email@example.com”
Above are a few examples of this Pepsi Lucky Draw scam. However, this scammer can come with a new idea to trick you. So, it is not necessary that you will get the exact same message. You can get similar messages. That’s why you should be careful while responding to any SMS or emails which come to you unexpectedly.
From the above-mentioned examples, it is clear that the phone numbers 923309323857 and 44 744 8659 297 belong to this scammer. But, definitely, this scammer will change his/her phone number after. So, the best way to find either a message is legit or not, you should visit the official website of the respective company and contact there. For example, in order to check either this Pepsi prize and award is really from Pepsi company or not, you can simply visit the official website of Pepsi company by searching the official website of Pepsi through Google and can contact the staff of Pepsi company and ask them either the message you receive is really from them or not.
Actually, these kinds of unexpected prizes and awards are always turned out to be a scam. So, even we can confirm these are scam messages without contacting the respective companies. You can think generally. Why any company will organize the surprise lucky draw and select random people to give some heavy amount of money? Instead, those companies will donate the money to certain causes on charity. But also if you ever have a doubt, you can always clear that by contacting the respective companies as we have mentioned before instead of replying to these kinds of messages.
What is the motive behind these kinds of phishing messages?
You can see in the examples as above that these kinds of messages always ask you to submit your personal details. However, don’t do anything. If you send them your personal details, they will sell that to the third parties and make money from that and later will contact you asking you to send some money to pay the clearing and registration charges to get your prize money. If you send them money, they will just vanish by taking your money.
You should never believe any kind of message claiming to give you a big amount of money in some lucky draw unless you have purchased some lucky draw ticket. On top of that, if some lucky draw message asks you to send some fees in the name of some clearing or registration charges, then that message is 100% scam because the real lottery program will never ask you to send the fees, instead, they will cut all necessary fees from your winning amount.
So, this kind of message is a scam, or a fraudulent attempt by cybercriminals to trick you into sending them money.
These kinds of messages sometimes even let you click some link and visit some website. Well, never do that because those kinds of websites may contain malware.
Actually, there are lots of similar kinds of messages circulating around in the name of reputed companies, but all of them are scams. You can find different kinds of phishing messages by clicking >HERE<.
You can also find lots of similar and other kinds of scams listed in our Bad and Scams category.
If you want to detect a scam by yourself, then you can learn how to identify any site is a scam or not by clicking this link:- newsonlineincome.com/2017/03/23/how-to-know-scams/
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