Fact Check: Coca-Cola is NOT Giving Away Lottery Money; Viral Claim is FAKE

A purported link of  “Coca-Cola Welfare Fund” is being shared on social media with a claim that through the link, users can get a chance to win money by entering a lottery after they complete an online survey.

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FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim and found it to be a SCAM. 

First of all, we noticed that the URL of the site was suspicious. The original site of Coca-Cola is ‘https://www.coca-colacompany.com/. We checked the original website but did not find any such offer. 

We further clicked the viral link, which led us to a warning that the link is dangerous. The warning read as, “Deceptive site ahead.”

Taking a cue from this, we searched the web regarding a possible “Coca-Cola Welfare Fund” Scam and came across a statement issued by the Cambodian Ministry of Interior’s Anti-Cybercrime Department. The statement warned people not to click on a link claiming to be from the “Coca-Cola Welfare Fund.” Chea Pov, the director of the anti-cybercrime department, said such posts were intended to spread viruses, collect user data, and locate users.

Further, we also came across a statement issued by Coca-Cola Philippines Careers warning against clicking on such links. 

“We would like to inform the public that Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, Inc. does not distribute any link under “Coca-Cola Welfare Fund” that requires a survey in exchange for cash incentives. Please do not input any personal information or click any suspicious links from these offers,” reads the statement. 

Thus, it is evident from the above information that the viral link claiming to be of “Coca-Cola Welfare Fund” is fake and is a scam. 

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