Fraud - "Samsung USA Promotion Mobile Company Award" is a Lottery Scam

The email message below, which claims that the recipients are lucky winners of the Samsung USA Promotion Mobile Company Award, is a scam that is being sent by lottery scammers to their potential victims. There is no Samsung Mobile Company Award, and recipients of the fake email message should not respond to it or follow the instructions in it.

Fraud - Samsung USA Promotion Mobile Company Award is a Lottery Scam

Remember, every month, lottery scammers send out thousands of lottery scamming email messages in an attempt to trick the recipients into thinking they have won the lottery. Once potential victims respond to the fake lottery scamming email messages, they will be asked by the lottery scammers to send thousands of dollars, which the scammers will claim are for taxes and other fees that the potential victims must pay in order for them to receive their so-called lottery prizes.

But, once the lottery scammers receive the money sent by their victims, they will disappear, leaving the victims disappointed, frustrated and thousands of dollars broke.

The "Samsung USA Promotion Mobile Company Award" Lottery Scam

Subject: Congratulation ! From Samsung Company USA.

Sent: Jul 25, 2017 5:47 PM


Congratulation ! From USA Samsung Company


105 Challenger Rd, ridgefield Park, NJ 07660.


Contact Number : +163-151-85444

ATTN: Vikash.


1.WINNING AMOUNT: {500,000,00 USD}









We congratulates you once more for been one of our lucky winners on the SAMSUNG MOBILE COMPANY AWARD 2017.. We cease this avenue to inform you that your lucky winning amount from the company is dispatch to your country through YRC Courier Services.


Your parcel contains,Demand Draft 500,000,00 USD Laptop,Samsung Galaxy S7,Samsung Curve Television and Samsung T Shirt, have been securely sealed and packaged for security reasons which make it impossible for anyone to view until it has been delivered to you the beneficiary, Be informed that all USA taxes and shipment fees has been paid by the SAMSUNG MOBILE COMPANY USA. Therefore you will have to pay for clearance charges of your country India if it is required to enable the department register the winning documents and issue the clearance receipt on your name and also to enable the government authority to handover to you.

We are pleased to be at your service. With our strong assets base, fast and efficient delivery services over the past decade, we have maintained a good working relationship with the USA lottery Board over decades.

Your prizes for the SAMSUNG MOBILE COMPANY AWARD 2017 has been brought to us for immediate delivery to your residence by the Claims Department USA.

In-case you are not able to provide the bills for your delivery, please send us an email to notify us, so that we can package the prizes and take it back to SAMSUNG MOBILE COMPANY RESERVE ACCOUNT, that mean automatic forfeiture of claims.

Be informed that your prizes are protected by a HARD COVER INSURANCE POLICY(HCIP) which makes it impossible to deduct any amount from your funds before remitting it to you. This is in accordance with section 13(1)(n) of the United state National Gambling act as adopted in 1993 and amended on 3rd July 1996 by the constitutional assembly. The amount of money contained in your winning demand draft is a very huge amount and in Hard currency and must go through some certain processes. This is the simple reason why we cannot deliver it through local post or mail post delivery systems. The demand draft has to be insured in the two countries involved, (United State Of America and India).

We the SAMSUNG MOBILE COMPANY AWARD 2017 ,has taken the full responsibility of toll and flow to ensure smooth and safety delivery of your Fund. We look forward for your co-operation and in-case of any obstruction Or necessities always feel free to contact us on the above office number.

We congratulate you from USA Samsung Promotion. Once you recieve your award please do contact us at

Best Regards.




CONTACT TEL : +63-151-85444

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January 26, 2022 at 8:30 AM by
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an anonymous user from: Tshwane, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

I got sms saying I won 580 000usd my phone no.won the prize is it scam or true what must I do, thanks


July 19, 2023 at 9:07 AM by
Fraud - "Samsung USA Promotion Mobile Company Award" is a Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Yamoussoukro, Yamoussoukro, Cote dIvoire (Ivory Coast)

JaI recul un message identique stipulant que j'avais reçu 250000 dollars

I received an identical message stating that I had received $250,000


January 26, 2022 at 9:23 AM by
Fraud - "Samsung USA Promotion Mobile Company Award" is a Lottery Scam

Delete the sms and ignore the thieves.


January 26, 2022 at 8:13 AM by
Fraud - "Samsung USA Promotion Mobile Company Award" is a Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Tshwane, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

I was told I won 580 000usd with my fone number in a lucky draw or something, can it be true?


January 26, 2022 at 9:22 AM by
Fraud - "Samsung USA Promotion Mobile Company Award" is a Lottery Scam

It is not true, it is a scam.


December 10, 2021 at 4:19 AM by
Fraud - "Samsung USA Promotion Mobile Company Award" is a Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Tirana, Tirana, Albania

Dear's this e-mail is real or scam?

Siyoung Choi

Dec 8, 2021, 10:59 PM (2 days ago)

to me

Kindly send the following details below

Full Name:



Home Address:

Telephone Number:

Marital status

We will be contacting our head office in the city were you leave. The branch manager and members of the Samsung company online promo will be paying you a visit to present you with your prize winnings check.

All you have to do now is to make the clearance payment to the international association of gaming regulators.. the clearance charge is €500


December 10, 2021 at 5:53 AM by
Fraud - "Samsung USA Promotion Mobile Company Award" is a Lottery Scam

It is a scam.


September 22, 2021 at 10:02 PM by
Fraud - "Samsung USA Promotion Mobile Company Award" is a Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Port Moresby, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea

I recieve a message saying that I have won 800 000 USD, from San Jose California United States Of North America I gave my information to them. I am scared.Could you help me.


July 21, 2021 at 10:27 AM by
Fraud - "Samsung USA Promotion Mobile Company Award" is a Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Stabroek, Georgetown, Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana

I received a SMS saying I won 750000 from Samsung. I will like to know if its a scam


May 12, 2021 at 12:12 AM by
Fraud - "Samsung USA Promotion Mobile Company Award" is a Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Lusaka, Lusaka Province, Zambia

I received a massage on Facebook that telling me to say I worn $800 000 USD my name was selected and names are Andson SimunjI is it true if it is true how to with draw the money? At Samsung company limited


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Fraud - "Samsung USA Promotion Mobile Company Award" is a Lottery Scam