"Win a Samsung Galaxy S7" Survey Scam

Beware of a survey scam (see below) claiming that potential victims can win a Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone if they share it on WhatsApp with a few of their friends. The survey scam, which is located at malicious websites: "www. swinklr.com" and "samsung-s7.voucher-promos.com," should be deleted by social media users if it shows up in their WhatsApp Messengers, Facebook Messengers, and other online forms of communication.

Win a Samsung Galaxy S7 Survey Scam

A Sample of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Survey/Offer/Promotion Scam

Win a Samsung Galaxy S7!
Samsung is unveiling the new Samsung Galaxy S& and is looking for people near <your location> to test the new smartphone.

Answer 4 simple questions to see if you qualify for 1 of the 750 Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphones.
Do you have a Samsung smartphone?


Congratulations! How to get your Samsung Galaxy S7?

Tell 10 friends on WHATSAPP about the Samsung Galaxy S7 survey!
Step 1: Click 10x on the SHARE button (don't forget to press the 'back/home' button to continue!)
Step 2: Click on CONTINUE and enter your shipping details.


The survey was created by cyber-criminals to steal online users’ personal information, which they will sell to rogue online marketers and spammers, like the owners of the fraudulent website: www.sweeply.net. Also, the survey will attempt to sell bogus products and services to potential victims on fake websites. The fake websites may also steal their victims’ credit card information, which will be used by scammers/cyber-criminals fraudulently.

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September 6, 2019 at 10:13 AM by
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an anonymous user from: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

I have become victim of the same message on my cell phone with the same cash price as well as the S7 Galxy phone of which I HAVE learned that model is already two years old.

Also E Ford appears on the e-mail from them and a Consultant locally with that persons ID Book copy ID number 650228 5032 08 8. his name is Gary Piet Howard who is SA citizen.

All goes via a company AMFirst in London and local courier company. Nothing has arrived yet but I have been asked to pay an Amount of R 1550.- for airport and costumes Clearance.

They ask now for an extra 1% COT of the 265000 rand from my Bank account or cash so that BITVEST Bank how are transferring the amount.

Would you say this is a scam? Then I will discontinue further communication with them and delete everything I have so far from them. Thank you.


September 30, 2019 at 12:44 PM by
"Win a Samsung Galaxy S7" Survey Scam
an anonymous user from: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

I have the same situation out here...this sh**t is currently happening with happening with me they say the're still processing my rewards...


September 6, 2019 at 10:15 AM by
"Win a Samsung Galaxy S7" Survey Scam

It is a scam.


December 15, 2017 at 1:55 PM by
"Win a Samsung Galaxy S7" Survey Scam
an anonymous user from: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Good day. I have received the following WhatsApp message. Is it also a scam:

"Good evening, my name is Ms Diana Khumalo, the IM Center Manager at Samsung Europe & Africa’s office here in London; Sponsors of recent WhatsApp on Galaxy Survey in which you took part and received our Award. (Please note: this Phone number is roamed from SA to UK for faster communication)

It’s my pleasure to contact you for Rewards you have qualified for when you participated in our recent Marketing Survey. Your participation Code has been confirmed and approved for a cash payout of R265,000ZAR for being chosen from the second category in the Promo draw held in our office here in London.

You have also received a Samsung S7 Galaxy Cell phone and complete accessories. Congratulations!

To process and receive your Rewards without hassle, quickly reply this message with (1) Your full names (2) Your full residential or Office address and (3) Your date of Birth or hxxp://samsungalax1.1x.net/

You must be 18 years and above to qualify for payment.

General Info & Updates: 27 63 948 4642 (Roamed) – Ms Khumalo (WhatsApp)

General Manager (Admin): 44 778 151 4088 – Mr. E. Ford (WhatsApp)

Helpline: 44 770 030 4981 (Calls only - Mon - Fri)"


March 2, 2017 at 8:04 AM by
"Win a Samsung Galaxy S7" Survey Scam
an anonymous user from: Oakville, Ontario, Canada

I received an email stating I had won a Samsung Galaxy S7 plus one million euros. I was to contact diamond couriers in the UK and was strongly advised not to tell anyone, not even my relatives, about this until the processing of my winnings had taken place. Apparently there is a company called Diamond Couriers in the UK. But thank you for warning users of this scam. It was very professionally done.


August 31, 2016 at 3:06 AM by
"Win a Samsung Galaxy S7" Survey Scam
an anonymous user from: Umhlanga, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

The following message was received from SA Rewards Newsletter zaplanet@zuluedm.com and sent to my work email address to which I did not respond due to endless SCAMS:

-start of message-

SUBJECT: Nola, Enter Samsung S7 giveway

"Well done!Your email address was selected!

Please make sure you claim your change to receive R2,00 Samsung voucher. If you don't, we have to give this change to the next lucky finalist. Click on the button below.

To continue receiving our offers, please add this email address Tanya@sa-rewards.co.za to my address book"

-end of message-

On clicking the button, I saw that it was a survey so I closed it immediately.

Please advise and/or comment.


August 31, 2016 at 3:53 AM by
"Win a Samsung Galaxy S7" Survey Scam

You are OK. Just flag the email message as spam so others like it go to your spam/junk folder.


April 16, 2016 at 5:55 PM by
"Win a Samsung Galaxy S7" Survey Scam
an anonymous user from: Lusaka, Zambia

Thank you for the warning. I always check before entering my personal details on funny looking sites.


April 12, 2016 at 10:25 AM by
"Win a Samsung Galaxy S7" Survey Scam
an anonymous user from: Sao Paulo, Brazil

I didn't know about it and filled the personal information with my email. What happens now and what do I have to do?


April 12, 2016 at 11:09 AM by
"Win a Samsung Galaxy S7" Survey Scam

The scammers will contact you and attempt to scam you, therefore, be on the lookout for fraudulent emails and phone calls from scammers.


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"Win a Samsung Galaxy S7" Survey Scam