The "Samsung Company Galaxy Hit Mobile Lottery Program" is a Scam

There is no Samsung lottery or Samsung Company Lucky Gift Splash promotion. Therefore, recipients of email messages, like the one below, which claim that they are winners in the Samsung Company Galaxy Hit Mobile Lottery Program should not follow the instructions in them. They should instead, delete the fake email messages. The fake email messages are being sent by lottery scammers to trick their potential victims into sending them their personal information and money, by claiming that they need to do so in order to receive their so-called lottery prizes from the Samsung Company Award Lottery Board or Samsung Company Lucky Gift Splash Promotion Board. But, there is no such board.

The Samsung Company Galaxy Hit Mobile Lottery Program is a Scam

Persons who have already sent their personal information or who have already responded to the fake email message (see below), are asked to be careful next time or contact the police, because the information that they have sent will be used by lottery scammers in an attempt to trick them into sending money or more information, may even be used to steal their identities.

The "Samsung Company Galaxy Hit Mobile Lottery Program" Email Scam

From: Samsung Center
Date: Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 10:47 PM

British Lottery International. Registered Office,
25 Garden Close, Stamford Lincs PE9 2YP London.
King William Street, Monument, EC4N.
[Tel: +447010071791]
(Email: ( )

Dear Lucky Winner: ,

We acknowledge the receipt of your email and we are happily announce to you the draw of 2016 SAMSUNG COMPANY GALAXY HIT MOBILE LOTTERY PROGRAM held in London,Untied Kingdom on this Month of August 2016. Your mobile number has won the draw,which subsequently won you the lottery in the 2nd category i.e.Match 6 plus bonus. You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of £ 750,000.00.GREAT BRITISH POUNDS (GBP)which is Equivalent to 5.5 Crore India Rupees. All participants were selected through a computer balloting system drawn from one billion mobile numbers from all countries,Eg CANADA, AUSTRALIA, UNITED STATES,INDIA, ASIA, EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA AND OCEANIA, As part of our international promotion program which is conducted annually. This lottery was promoted and sponsored by a conglomerate of some multinational companies that deal in our product as part of their social responsibility to the citizens in the communities where they have operational.

Congratulations once again on behalf of the SAMSUNG COMPANY AWARD LOTTERY BOARD. We do believe that your winnings price will be put into good use for community, educational and business development and we would like you to know that we kick against terrorism and such money will not be used for any form or support of terrorism.On Behalf of the Screening Committee of SAMSUNG COMPANY AWARD LOTTERY BROAD, I wish to formally announce to you that you have successfully passed the Mobile Screening and Verification Matching Test conducted for all online winners in your Category. Hence you are therefore cleared, your winning price has been approved for delivery in your name and you can now claim your Winning Price.

Having considered all possible measures to convey your cash prize, we resolve to use a special delivery courier company under Diplomatic Umbrella. We have made all necessary arrangement to convey your winning prize direct to your doorstep. Your Details such as Your name, Moble number and address has been Received. Let it be known to you that all taxes has been paid by SAMSUNG COMPANY AWARD LOTTERY DEPARTMENT,Therefore, you will only be required to pay for the Custom Clearing charges which is 21,950 INR into the account which will be send to you by the diplomat for the clearing of your consignment from the custom office in India and any local V.A.T that may arise in INDIA before he proceed to your home address for delivery.

The diplomat will personally present to you all the relevant documents to guide you against any India government queries. You are advice to make the required 21,950 INR available to the diplomat arriving India immediately he instructs you to do so, before you receive your prize of (£750,000.00 pounds.)Your local currency is 5.5 Crore Rupees, From the SAMSUNG COMPANY AWARD LOTTERY PROMOTION to enable him clear your prize from the custom.

Note: Your cash prize amount of 5.5 Crore India Rupees has been protected by a hard cover policy which made it untouchable or any money deducted from it until it gets to you as the rightful winner,Please you must keep secret of your winning until it arrives your door step for security reasons. The delivery of your prize is currently on the way to your country India, as it is passing through the British Security Screening. We realize recently that such procedures have been adopted on your consignment leaving UK for Asia . SHIPPING TRACKING NO: IN2340000DL67A. UK-96743.




EMAIL ID......

Due to the urgency needed in this delivery we are informing you that DIP. WILSON TEMPLE, Special Chief Diplomat will be leaving UK To Night to make delivery of your cash award prize through British Airways.

Departure Date August 24th,2016.

Arrival Date August 25th, 2016.

Please ensure that you co-operate with him and follow his instructions and directives to avoid any delay in handing over your cash award prize to you as he has little time to spend in INDIA. please make available to him the clearing charges immediately he call and provide you with the account details of the Custom Duties for you to deposit the clearance charges of 21,950 INR for the clearance of your consignment. HE WILL CALL YOU IMMEDIATELY HE ARRIVES INDIA AND WILL INSTRUCT YOU on how to pay the clearance charges of ₤ 220 Pounds , Equivalent to: 21.950 INR available to enable him clear your Winning parcel from the airport custom and proceed to your address to make 100% safe delivery to you AFTER your payment is been confirmed and receipted by the INDIA CUSTOMS.

You are to keep us updated with your readiness in receiving the special diplomat along with your Award Cash Prize.

Here are the contian of your winning parcel





Check attach file for relate scan copy's document as follow:

FBI UK Approved certificate

Accept our congratulations once again on behalf of the entire SAMSUNG COMPANY® Lucky Gift Splash Promotion Board. Do not hesitate to call the undersigned for any queries regarding the process..

​ Best Regards

Dr. Brandon Anderson Williams
Direct Tell No: (+44)- 701-007191
Mon-Sat 8:00am-6:00pm (London Time)
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February 16, 2019 at 10:23 AM by
The "Samsung Company Galaxy Hit Mobile Lottery Program" is a Scam
an anonymous user from: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Received this scam:

"Reserve Bank of India regional office, Delhi,

Foreign Remittance Department.New Del4

hi: 110001, India,

6,Sansad Marg.

Date: 27/09/2018


After due verification of your Tax in Revenue/Tax Department, to facilitate the complete of your fund, the India Revenue/tax has to be paid first, this tax clearance as recognized by the India act of 1967 as amended in 1999 and 2013 concerning the transfer of money international. must be issued to the beneficiary authorizing the transferring bank, to make the transaction and the receiving bank to pay out the money to the beneficiary.

So you have to pay the India Revenue/Tax of (Rs.179,500/-) The/India Tax fees as required by the India law on international fund transfer, Tax of (Rs.179,500/-) this India Revenue Tax payment will be made in correspondence account. You can make the payment at any bank anywhere in India and send the payment slip to this email for confirmation. And you are to make the payment today or tomorrow as you know that your account is a temporary account.

After we receive a scan copy of your payment slip we will forward it to Revenue/Tax Department, your tax code will be send to you and your transfer will finally credited to your bank account same day you make the payment. And your tax clearance certificate and original copy of your Tax certificate will be sent to you at your home address through our delivering agent, we are under obligation to complete your transfer today, reply back to us through email as soon as you receive the email so that we can provide you with payments modalities.

Information on how to make the payment shall be forwarded to you as soon as possible upon your co-operation.

Thanks for using our online banking. we appreciate your understanding and we look forward to provide you the best of our quality




Foreign Transaction Officer



February 15, 2019 at 9:48 PM by
The "Samsung Company Galaxy Hit Mobile Lottery Program" is a Scam
an anonymous user from: Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

I gave them 21500 but my winnings form has not been submitted in my account yet.

Answer me.


February 16, 2019 at 5:46 AM by
The "Samsung Company Galaxy Hit Mobile Lottery Program" is a Scam

You were tricked or scammed by online thieves.


February 15, 2019 at 3:01 AM by
The "Samsung Company Galaxy Hit Mobile Lottery Program" is a Scam
an anonymous user from: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

I gave it 21,500 but my winnings form has not been submitted in my account yet. Answer me?


February 15, 2019 at 6:18 AM by
The "Samsung Company Galaxy Hit Mobile Lottery Program" is a Scam

It is a scam sent by thieves or online scammers who have tricked you into sending them.

Please do not send anymore money or personal information to the thieves.

And, if the payment you made was done via your credit card, please open a dispute with your bank to have your money refunded.


February 15, 2019 at 10:49 PM by
The "Samsung Company Galaxy Hit Mobile Lottery Program" is a Scam
an anonymous user from: Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Received this scam:

"Central Office,

6, Sansad Marg,

New DelhI - 110 001, India,

Foreign Remittance Department

Dear Esteem Customer: {BHAGORA ASHOK S}

We are waiting for the Transaction charges which is the sum 21500 INR to enable us convert your funds from Demand Draft to Indian Rupees Currency before we proceed the transfer of your winning funds into your Account which you have provided for us. Please do confirm your account details to us once again so that we can compare with the one given to us by your processing officer. After the payment has been done your Account will be credited within 30 Mins Today.






June 4, 2018 at 10:52 PM by
The "Samsung Company Galaxy Hit Mobile Lottery Program" is a Scam
an anonymous user from: Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

I have same e-mail & prize money Indian currency 3.60 lakh. I have sent my personal I.D and Bank a/ 3-6-2018 any problem to me.


June 5, 2018 at 5:16 AM by
The "Samsung Company Galaxy Hit Mobile Lottery Program" is a Scam

The scammers have your information, so they will contact you and attempt to scam you. So, just be careful going forward


May 26, 2018 at 4:36 AM by
The "Samsung Company Galaxy Hit Mobile Lottery Program" is a Scam
an anonymous user from: Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Received this scam:



March 4, 2018 at 12:37 PM by
The "Samsung Company Galaxy Hit Mobile Lottery Program" is a Scam
an anonymous user from: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

What I 'll do? I already sent my personal info.


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