We've learned of several emails and letters which falsely claim that the recipient has either won a sweepstake or been randomly selected for a cash prize from The Coca‑Cola Company. The Coca‑Cola Company is in no way associated with these emails, letters or programmes. We're currently investigating the situation and have found some common traits that can hopefully help you to identify a hoax letter or email.

The letters are written to look official and appear to come from a financial institution. They often contain a claim number and may even include a false cheque that appears to be from Coke or another Coca‑Cola bottler.

Other common signs include:

* Spelling and grammatical errors in the email
* Improper use of company trademarks
* Sender's use of free, non-corporate email accounts (such as Yahoo!, AOL and Hotmail)
* Requests for personal information and the promise of quick financial gain

You can find more details of some of the scams circulating online on The Coca‑Cola Company global website.

If you have any doubts about an email you have received, please contact us via our freephone number:  ROI: 1-800-317318 NI: 0-800-317318