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Beware of Lottery Scam - "Samsung INC iPrize Annual Promotion"

2015-01-27T10:42:02 -  +
Beware of Lottery Scam - "Samsung INC iPrize Annual Promotion"

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.

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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.

Regards,

Antonio Miles

Samsung iPrize Promo Coordinator.
antonio @samsungeurope.com

+44 161-354-0947

Samsung International Alert & Claims Dept.

2015 Samsung Corporation. All Rights Reserved

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  • Posted: Jul 29, 2018 at 12:48 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Columbus, Ohio, United States

    7-28-2018 FACEBOOK- Logan Douglas "Managing Director- Samsung - Los Angeles:

    "CONGRATULATION... GOD HAS ENRICHED YOU. YOU HAVE WON A SUM OF $800,000 US DOLLARS AND A SAMSUNG GALAXY S8. YOU'RE SO LUCKY. FROM OUR SAMSUNG COMPANY. MESSAGE ME TO KNOW HOW TO GET YOUR PRIZE NOW."

    He wants my bank account number! Another day, another scammer, BEWARE!

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  • Posted: Jan 7, 2018 at 8:34 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Collie, Western Australia, Australia

    Adams Olivier sent me a email saying I won $800.000.00 in a Samsung international online lotto promo from Facebook, so what do I do?

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    • Posted: Jan 7, 2018 at 8:36 PM by info

      Delete the email and ignore him because it is a scam. There is no such lottery.

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  • Posted: Feb 19, 2016 at 7:36 AM by an anonymous user from or near: San Jose, California, United States

    I also received the same message.

    Sender: Samsung@

    "12-Feb-2016
    Congratulations, your 97336280394 has won 850,000.00 GBP from Samsung iPrize send Name / Telephone / Address/Age / to email antonio.miles"

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  • Posted: Feb 15, 2016 at 10:18 AM by info

    Here is another email Samsung iPrize scam:

    "--------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: "Samsung iPrize Antonio" < antonio.miles@samsungeu.com>
    Date: 15 Feb 2016 12:56
    Subject: Dear (Document Received)‏‏‏

    Dear

    We have received your document and forwarded your application to the authorities involved for processing and for them to grant approval. This is our first time of encountering this kind of situation(International winner outside the UK). Once we receive any word from them, i will immediately let you know their response. Let's keep our fingers crossed and hope they can approve the request. Once approval is granted, your winnings will then be authorized for immediate payment. At which time i will also let you know how to proceed.


    Do have a wonderful day. Expect my email as soon as i have any updates from the government office. Ensure to call my office any time on 44 203 129 5016 for questions and inquiries regarding your winnings..

    Regards,
    Antonio Miles
    Samsung iPrize Promo Coordinator.
    antonio.miles@samsungeu.com
    44 203 129 5016
    44 203 129 5808
    Samsung International Alert & Claims Dept.
    2015 Samsung Corporation. All Rights Reserved"

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    • Posted: Feb 19, 2016 at 6:57 AM by an anonymous user from or near: McLean, United States

      I also received the same message on 12-Feb-2016:

      "Congratulations, your 97336280394 has won 850,000.00 GBP from Samsung iPrize send Name/Telephone/Address/Age/ to email antonio.miles
      sender:samsung@"

      delete


  • Posted: Feb 15, 2016 at 9:29 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Manama, Bahrain

    I didn't understand the message the first time, but sent a copy of my passport. Now I am afraid.

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    • Posted: Feb 15, 2016 at 9:51 AM by info

      Report it to the police and be careful next time.

      delete


  • Posted: Feb 2, 2016 at 7:54 PM by an anonymous user from or near: London, England, United Kingdom

    I received same sms yesterday, it's fake, ignores it.

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 30, 2016 at 9:41 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Madinat `Isa, Southern Governorate, Bahrain

    I was sent the same letter and asked for identity:

    "1 (201) 231-7213
    Congratulations, your 973346--- has won 850,000.00 GBP from Samsung iPrize send Name/Telephone/Address/Age/ to email antonio.miles@samsungeu.com with Key:0923"

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 30, 2015 at 5:24 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Jeddah, Makkah Province, Saudi Arabia

    I received the same email and they asked for a copy of my ID. I didn't send it until I made sure that they are legit and thank Allah I searched on Google plus. I don't have a Samsung device.

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  • Posted: Apr 27, 2015 at 10:05 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas

    Omg! The same person text me this message about a week ago asking that I also provide funds to collect my winning... And I was about to send it too. But thanks to Samsung and Google I am very happy that I did not...However this is sad..We are Samsung customers and with out the customer there is no company... please see how best you can handle this accruing problem...

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  • Posted: Mar 1, 2015 at 7:33 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    I got this email yesterday:

    "Your email has won a total Cash Prize Of 750,000.00(Seven Hundred And Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds)Email us below details: your Name,Mobile Number,Occupation,Nationality and Country.
    Contact our office via our Email: mdsamsung2015@gmail.com"

    Is this also a scam?



    Thanks,
    Rudi

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    • Posted: Jan 3, 2016 at 6:42 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Gaborone, South-East, Botswana

      I also received the same message from this email address: Antonio. Miles@Samsungeu.com that says I've won 850.000.00.

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      • Posted: Jan 3, 2016 at 7:16 AM by info

        The website: "www.samsungeu.com" is a fake Samsung website.

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    • Posted: Mar 1, 2015 at 7:36 AM by info

      The email is a scam. There is no Samsung lottery.

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