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.
A Sample of a "Samsung National Lottery Company" Email Scam
From: samsung company uk <email@example.com>
Date: 2017/09/16 1:36 PM (GMT+05:30)
Subject: SAMSUNG NATIONAL LOTTERY COMPANY DIPLOMAT MARTINS WHITE
SAMSUNG CENTRE UK 46 Bush Road,
Off Stamford Line PE92YP,
DEAR. LUCKY WINNER,
WE WISH TO CONGRATULATE YOU ONCE AGAIN ON THIS NOTE OF 120,000.00,US DOLLARS SELECTED BY THE SAMSUNG NATIONAL LOTTERY COMPANY. THIS PROMOTION WAS SET-UP TO ENCOURAGE THE WORLDWIDE EMAIL USERS, HENCE WE DO BELIEVE WITH YOUR WINNING PRIZE, YOU WILL CONTINUE TO BE ACTIVE AND PATRONAGE WITH THE SAMSUNG NATIONAL LOTTERY COMPANY I WISH TO FINALLY ANNOUNCE TO YOU THAT YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY PASS THE REQUIREMENTS, STATUTORY OBLIGATIONS, VERIFICATION'S, VALIDATIONS AND SATISFACTORY REPORT TEST CONDUCTED FROM OUR ONLINE EMAIL AND NO_ DRAW WINNER OF 120,000.00 USD, WE SINCERELY APOLOGIES TO YOU, FOR THE SILENT DELAY IN RESPONSES TO YOUR MAIL, DUE TO THE OUTCOME PROCESS OF YOUR WINNING DOCUMENTS IN WHICH WE HAVE DONE TODAY.
NOW THE FINAL RESULT OF YOUR WINNING CLAIMS FUND OF 120.000.00 USD HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY APPROVED PAYMENT TO YOU BY THE SAMSUNG NATIONAL LOTTERY COMPANY IN BANK DEMAND DRAFT. THAT WILL BE DELIVERED TO YOU BY OUR SENIOR DIPLOMAT MR MARTINS WHITE, IN WHICH HE WILL PUT A CALL TO YOU AS SOON AS HE ARRIVES IN YOUR COUNTRY SRI LANKA. NOTE, YOU WHERE REQUIRED TO COME DOWN TO OUR COMPANY IN UNITED KINGDOM TO CLAIM YOUR WINNING PRIZE, BUT DUE TO MUCH DISTANCE FROM SRI LANKA TO UNITED KINGDOM WE HAVE CHOOSE TO SEND OUR AGENT DOWN TO YOUR COUNTRY SRI LANKA TO DELIVER YOUR WINNING PRIZE TO CENTRAL BANK IN YOUR COUNTRY.
NOTE: ALL COURIER CHARGES HAS BEEN DUELING PAID FOR OVER HERE IN LONDON BY SAMSUNG NATIONAL LOTTERY COMPANY WHILE YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOCAL CHARGES IN YOUR COUNTRY. TAKE NOTE OF THE ARRIVAL OF MR DEPARTURE DATE 9/17/2017 ARRIVER DATE... 9/18/2017 (London) TO (Sri Lanka) BI0 258 British Airways World Traveler DIPLOMAT NAME: MR MARTINS WHITE N/B: ALL WE NEED FROM YOU IS YOUR UTMOST HONESTY TOWARD THIS TRANSACTION AND TO KEEP THIS TRANSACTION AS TOP SECRET UNTIL YOUR WINNING PRIZE IS BEEN TRANSFER INTO YOUR ACCOUNT TO AVOID DOUBLE CLAIM
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