The email message below, which claims that the recipients are winners of the Samsung iPrize, is a lottery scam. Although the email message has your full name in it, you should not respond to it with your personal information. There is no Samsung annual promotion giving away so much money. Every month, thousands of these email messages are sent out by scammers to trick their potential victims into stealing their personal information and/or sending money. Therefore, never send your personal information to anyone in an email message or send money to someone who contacted you via email message.
Always check on Samsung's website at www.samsung.com to verify a promotion. And, the following websites are fake Samsung websites: "samsungeurope.com", "samsungeu.com."
The Lottery Scam Email Message
Lottery Scam: Samsung Inc Annual Promotion
From: antonio @samsungeurope.com
Subject: Dear Samsung Feedback
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:37:39 +0000
Dear <name removed>
Compliments of the day to you, I am very delighted to be contacting you as one of the winners of this year's annual promotion organized by SAMSUNG™ INC. You are indeed a very lucky person.
My duty is to guide you through every process with regards to your prize claims to ensure you receive your winnings within the shortest possible time.
I have however observed from your application form that you are not from the United Kingdom. This year's iPrize was however targeted for United Kingdom only. That not withstanding you can still proceed to claims under special appeal.
We will need to file a special appeal to the UK Gaming council to create an exemption in your case under the hospices of fair-play. Once granted your prize will be approved and we at Samsung incorporation will immediately proceed to payment of your 850,000 Pounds as mandated.
This legal procedure of appealing to the UK government is compulsory because our company was given license to conduct a product promotion/prizes awards within the UK to only benefit UK consumers. Hence we will need their permission before we can pay anyone outside of the UK.
To file this appeal on your behalf, you should kindly supply the following document in reply to this email message.
1. A valid copy of your drivers license or International Passport or Any other form of government ID.
This is the legal document needed to file an exemption appeal on your behalf. You must be a very lucky person to have won outside of the UK. This was due to mobile number randomization error.
Again i say congratulations as i look forward to receiving the above stated document from you. You can call me on +44 161-354-0947.
Samsung iPrize Promo Coordinator.
Samsung International Alert & Claims Dept.
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