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FALSE: Coca-Cola partners with WHO for investment program

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FALSE: Coca-Cola partners with WHO for investment program
Official websites and Facebook pages of The Coca-Cola Company do not have announcements about any investment program for people affected by COVID-19.
At a glance
  • Claim: Coca-Cola partners with the World Health Organization (WHO) in an investment program for people affected by COVID-19
  • Rating: FALSE
  • The facts: The investment scheme is fake. The Coca-cola Company does not have a partnership with the WHO for an investment program to help people affected by COVID-19.
  • Why we fact-check this: The claim was submitted to Rappler through email for checking.
Complete details 

An image claims that American multinational beverage corporation “The Coca-cola Bottling Company (CBC)” partnered with the World Health Organization (WHO) for an investment program for people affected by COVID-19.

A text in the image says, “The Coca-cola Bottling Company (CBC) in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO) are currently helping the less privileged, unemployed, disabled people to raise their children and those in need of money during this pandemic (COVID-19) to be able to pay their bills, buy homes, start business of their choice.”

Below the text is a list of the potential amount of earnings from the “investment procedure” and a note that says the reader will be paid within five to seven minutes after investing.

The company logo of the Coca-Cola company can be seen at the top of the image and is also used as a watermark. The signature of a supposed “director of certification” appears at the bottom right side of the image.

The claim was submitted to Rappler through email for checking. 

This claim is false.

The official Facebook page and the official website of Coca-Cola Philippines do not have any announcements and posts regarding an investment program for people affected by COVID-19. 

The official website of The Coca-Cola Company – that’s the correct name of the mother company of Coca-Cola Philippines – also does not have any posts about an investment program on its investor’s page

The Coca-Cola Foundation, the primary international philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company, also did not have an investment program on its list of contributions for the coronavirus.

Rappler has debunked scams that circulated on social media before. In May 2021, a scam claimed that Rolex was giving away watches in celebration of its 100th anniversary. A scam claiming that Amazon was giving free gifts on its 30th anniversary also circulated on social media platforms in June 2021. 

For information about The Coca-Cola Company’s official programs and activities, refer to its official Facebook pages and official websites. – Lorenz Pasion/Rappler.com

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