I got this email?

India
October 2, 2008 9:53pm CST
I got this email from PEPSI CO- United Kingdom and the email goes like this : You have been awarded 1,500,000.00 pounds sterlings in Pepsi consumer promo 2008 pls contact to this email address and also pls send in your personal details should i reply and see or is it something i should ignore? and i live in india so how come a email from UK.
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8 responses
• Philippines
3 Oct 08
No! Do not give any information. It's a scam. If you did not join any contest or lottery or something it's a scam. You can contact Pepsi and ask about it. I believe it's a scam. For that email to this email address: spam@uce.gov they can track where the email came from and stop them from sending it and even persecute them. Do not give any information.
• India
3 Oct 08
yes these scammers do ask for your personal information and would and i wouldn't contact Pepsi as it would lead to even headache and thanks for your detailed information and your response keep mylotting
• Philippines
3 Oct 08
you're welcome dude.
• Philippines
3 Oct 08
Its a SCAM im from the Philippines and i got an email from National Lottery of Australia and they told me ive won $600,000. I havent remembered joining any contest or lottery online. And they are asking for my personal information. And they call me a couple of times. But the person who is calling me is from abuja,nigeria and he told me that i have to pay for the payment form at western union to get my prize. I told him to deduct my winning prize to the amount he was asking me. And he stop calling LOL.
• India
4 Oct 08
yes i never even applied for such a contest and yes these scammers first ask our personal information i wonder how they get our e-mail ID thanks for detailed post and keep mylotting
@parvezjs (422)
• India
3 Oct 08
Its a scam for sure. Reason as you said rightly you never applied for it. these spamers first send these kind of emails, then if you reply they will ask you for r bank a/c details. and then...all your money from bank is vanished. Don't ever believe them. Just delete and educate other people also. God Bless
• India
3 Oct 08
thanks for your response and tips and yes these scammers first ask our bank account details and vanish our valuable money for sure keep smiling and keep mylotting
@reoko10 (578)
• United States
3 Oct 08
I get a lot of thoes emails Just like that one and I reply to it and they sent me the checks and I cash them it in my bank account and now I am trying to pay it of because it was I fake and I spend over $1000.00 not knowing it was fake. I say if you get a check then wait before you senad any money so the bank can tell you if it's reall or not. and if they ask you for your bank account to put it in there then don't give it to them they might take all your money.
• India
3 Oct 08
i am so sorry to read that you spent 1000 dollars to encash scam cheque and you must have hurt and thanks for your valuable and advice i will be wary of such emails
• Egypt
3 Oct 08
my mail is full of things like this..it is all scams.. if only 1/100 of them are true i would be the richest person in the world
• India
3 Oct 08
yes these emails do come in ways that make us think twice and this mt second scam mail after an email from a girl who was asking me to marry her thanks for your response
• United States
3 Oct 08
i get these as well. i don't even open them up- just delete! :) definitely scammers!
• India
3 Oct 08
thanks for your response i wonder how do these scammers get our email ID and even dare to send us scam emails i think they should be punished keep mylotting and be happy.
• India
3 Oct 08
It is scam mail and it is better to not give attention to such mails.Dont give any personal details for such mails.
• India
3 Oct 08
yes i also thin the same i never applied for any contest and i am from india so this letter is from UK so i won't even reply for this scam mail thanks for honest response and keep mylotting
@jend80 (2068)
3 Oct 08
it's a scam email, either trying to get you to reply so they know your email address works and can send you more spam, or to get your bank details so they can steal your money.
• India
3 Oct 08
i think so its a scam as i didn't apply for any contest of any sorts these scam mails do make me think twice for sure thanks for being the first responder to this discussion and keep smiling and keep mylotting.