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Lottery Scam - "Important Notice - Winners of the Samsung Award of the Year"

2015-05-01T10:31:20 -  +
Lottery Scam - "Important Notice - Winners of the Samsung Award of the Year"

The email message below which claims the recipient is one of the four lucky winners in the ongoing Samsung Award of the Year, is fraudulent. Please do not respond to the email message with your personal information because it was not sent by Samsung. 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.

Please continue reading below.

Remember, never send your personal information to anyone in an email message or send money to someone who contacted you via email message.

Also, there is no Samsung, Gmail, Motorola, Google, Hotmail, Live.com, Windows Live, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft, Windows 8 or Android lottery.

The Fraudulent Email Message

Subject: Important Notice

UK Head Office.
Samsung House 1000,
Hillswood Drive Chertsey,
Surrey KT16 0PS
Phone: 44-203-322-6817

Samsung!!! announces you as one of the 4 lucky winners in the ongoing Samsung Award of the Year, I'm Mr. Peterson Whitehead the cash department officer assigned to winners for the ongoing Samsung Award 2015. You should count yourself extremely lucky to have emerged as one of our winners. We want you to be rest assured that as soon as we receive all required information from you, your winning prize will be facilitated for delivery to your address in your country.

All 4 winners were randomly selected from a batch of 15,000,000 international emails each from Canada, Australia, United States, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Oceania as part of our international promotions program which is conducted annually, consequently, you have been approved for a total pay out of ( FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS ( £500,000.00 Pounds )

This Award was promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some multinational companies as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the communities where they have operational base.

You are to send the completed verification form below.

FILL THE BELOW DATA FOR YOUR PRIZE CLAIM.

Section A

**Personal

Prefix (Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr., etc.):

First name:
Middle name:
Last name:
Date of birth (yyyy-mm-dd):
Gender:
Phone Number:
Occupation:
Address:
City/State/Province:
Country:

Section B

**Winning Information

Amount Won (In figure)
Amount Won (In Words)

Section C

**Internet

Contact E-mail Address(s)

1. 2.

We congratulate you on your winning and wish you the best of luck as you spend your good fortune.

If you have any question you can contact our Help Desk:- 1-603-413-8683

Best Regards,
Mr. Peterson Whitehead
Cash Department
SAMSUNG Inc.

Copyright © 1995-2015 SAMSUNG All Rights reserved.

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  • Posted: Feb 14, 2018 6:26 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Caloundra, Queensland, Australia

    Hello I live in Australia got a message saying I had won Samsung Electronic Promotions winner of the big prize of $800.000.0
    Was asked if I wanted to deliver said no by Bank then I found out it was going to cost me money first.

    I had to pay exchange rates $600 then when it was halfway through depositing into my account next think $550 the $/650 Then$750 this was my last payment I then got a message saying $1500 sorry this is definitely your last payment legal documents came through for me to sign dI and sent back.

    The next message was sorry we did not know you have to pay Kemal fees
    Solictors Oath fees $3700being poor and a pensioner I could not get a loan but I managed to gst $200

    Asked where I had to send would have to pay off then the Bank was changed
    I got the angry sent message to Head. Office Michell sent message back saying it had to do with exchange rate
    Then Stephen sent a message for to pay by credit card but wanted of photorealistic Of statement, I refused because I could not do but I got worried because I said what’s the big hurry.

    I still don’t know if it’s true wondering if I should pay and see what happens, I guess I will never know I was going to deposited money tomorrow my daughter sent me a message saying it’s a scam. If this is a scam it is very well organised because Edward who worked in Sydney tells me it’s true and he had worked in the same office as Stephen.

    Anyone who may have had the same thing happen could you please leave a message for me.
    I find it hard to believe it’s not true; how they speak about having faith in that, how can you cheat and steal from an old person and use the name of God so freely, Please let me know if you got an email.

    Thank you all for your time

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    • Posted: Feb 14, 2018 8:42 AM by info

      It is a scam. There is no "Samsung Electronic Promotions". Remember, once you are asked to send money to claim a so-called prize, it is a scam. Legitimate companies do not request money from winners in order for them to claim their prizes.

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  • Posted: Feb 20, 2017 2:51 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Woody Point, Queensland, Australia

    I'm on messenger; meet a friend on Facebook bruno collins he said why I haven't claim my prize money I won on Facebook profile won from samsung company the sum of nine hundred thousand dollars

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  • Posted: Jun 28, 2016 6:42 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Kolkata, India

    I recieve an email from samsung USA that I won a 6 crore cash prize from the samsung company together with samsung S6 and samsung led tv. Is this true or it is some kind of fraud?

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    • Posted: Jun 28, 2016 7:01 AM by info

      It is a fraud. It is what is called an advance fee scam.

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  • Posted: Feb 16, 2016 11:27 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

    Customer Warning – employment and lottery scams

    Samsung has received reports that:

    - Online adverts are being placed and/or emails sent pretending that Samsung is recruiting for factory workers or other jobs. Any person who responds is asked to pay a fee (e.g. for a uniform, or CRB checks) before they are offered a job.

    and

    - SMS text messages and emails have been sent pretending to be from Samsung, claiming that the recipient has won a cash prize or a lottery. Recipients are asked to call a UK phone number, send an email, or access a website, where they are then asked to provide their personal contact details or to make a payment, in order to claim the prize.

    These are scams and not genuine.

    Criminals will often include the names of well-known companies in their scams, and this includes Samsung.

    Samsung does not ask any potential employees to pay a fee before being offered a job, and will always interview candidates. Samsung also does not send unsolicited emails, SMS text messages, or make phone calls which claim the recipient has won a prize, or to request personal or financial information.

    Samsung has informed the UK police who will take action. However, other criminals may be operating similar scams and new scams might be developed.

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