Claim: A survey about a Coca-Cola Welfare Fund is ongoing with a chance to win money, viral social media posts claim
Verdict: False. The Coca-Cola Company says it has no knowledge of the survey.
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 Supervisor at the Liberia Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Emmanuel Sackey, in an interview with this reporter said they have no knowledge of 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 through its Facebook page has indicated that the viral message is a scam.
The Coca-Cola Company is not running a survey. The viral link is a scam.