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Scam Alert: Coca Cola is not Running a Survey

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Claim: A survey about a Coca-Cola Welfare Fund is ongoing with a chance to win money, viral social media posts claim.

The Coca Cola Company says it does not know about the survey. 

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A viral social media post is claiming that Coca Cola is giving away money after a survey is completed by participants.

“Congratulations! Today, 3 September 2021, you’re very lucky to be selected for our survey. In just one minute, you will get $1000! We have prepared some rewards for those who participate in the survey. You only have 4 minutes and 18 seconds, to answer this survey! Hurry up, the number of prizes available is limited!” the post reads.

A screenshot of the message

The message has been circulated specifically on Facebook and WhatsApp, and a Twitter user has posted a warning.

Verification

A Supervisor at the Liberia Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Emmanuel Sackey, said in an interview with this reporter they do not know about the survey.

Tarloe Yandamah, an IT expert, said the link should not be clicked as it is intended to hack accounts.

“The link is a scam, no one should open it if you do, you pose yourself at risk, your passwords and data information will be taken,” he said.

A google search revealed the claim has surfaced in other parts of the world and has been debunked by platforms including Rappler, Snopes, and Marifilmines.  

Meanwhile, Coca-Cola in the Philippines has indicated through its Facebook page that the viral message is a scam.

Conclusion

The Coca Cola Company is not running a survey. The viral link is a scam.

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