Fraud - "British Samsung Award UK" is a Lottery Scam Being Sent by Scammers

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

Fraud - British Samsung Award UK is a Lottery Scam Being Sent by Scammers

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 "British Samsung Award UK" Lottery Scam

From: Samsung Group LTD <>

Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 13:51

Subject: Samsung Payment Approval/Delivery Details!!!


Samsung House, 1000 Hills wood

Drive, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 0PS


For Inquiry Call: +44-2920098417

For Inquiry Call: +44-2920098417

Ref No: SAM/001/LED/-18


Batch No: WS001/USD

Attn: Beneficiary :,

We are in receipt of your provided delivery information. We emerged you as one of the lucky winners from this year's SAMSUNG AWARD PROMOTION 2018. We felicitate with you and your family and especially for being a citizen of (INDIA). This promotion was set-up In United Kingdom Samsung Electronics UK Ltd to encourage prospective MOBILE users and others on the use of our various Samsung Electronics products which are of best standard and quality. This is to inform you that your winning prize of £ 500,000.00 GBP (X 6 BMW SUV)[Five Hundred Thousand Great Britain Pounds]= 5 Crores only has been verified for payment by this Department and approved for delivery/pick-up.

Samsung Electronics UK Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2018 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. The company consists of nine independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs.

Your parcel will be leaving (Samsung Company) vault room and get to India. Please you are to take very good care of our representative for he is a foreigner and do not know anywhere around India.


1. Ref No: SAM/001/LED/-18

2. Serial No: GBP/UK/UNITED

3. Batch No: WS001/USD

Your parcel contains all of the following:

1.) Winning Check/Demand Draft of £ 500,000 Great Britain Pounds=5 Crores India Rupees

2.) Official Winning Certificate.

3.) Affidavit of claims eligibility.

4.) Documents covering source of winnings.

5.) 46 inch Widescreen Plasma TV with Built-In Home Theater System

6.)BMW X 6 SUV Car

7.) Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Diplomats Mr Alex G.Philips Details...

Name of Representative: Mr Alex G.Philips

My E-mail:



DEPARTURE,DATE: /11/10/ 2018

ARRIVAL DATE: /12/10/2018

TIME: 11:55:00 P.M (UK TIME)(GMT)

TIME: 09:30:00 A.M (INDIA TIME)(IST)

We congratulate you once again, you are to keep your winning secret until you receive your funds, this is to avoid anybody from steal your winning information's because if there is a call for double claim you may lose your chance of receiving the global amount.

We have prepared your winning certificate and your winning amount of £ 500,000.00 GBP [Five Hundred Thousand Great Britain Pounds] =5 CRORES is ready to be disbursed to you. It will be send through the fastest means and easier means. The funds has being packaged and sealed as Demand Draft and a 46 inch Widescreen Plasma TV with Built-In Home Theater System Plus(BMW X 6 SUV) 1 Samsung Galaxy S 9+ Mobile Phone from Samsung Electronics along with your winning documents to show the authenticity and genuineness of the funds.

The winning prize is package in a parcel with sealed to prevent anyone from opening; the parcel will be sent through Diplomatic courier service to India as a diplomatic parcel. A 46 inch Widescreen Plasma TV with Built-In Home Theater System from Samsung Electronics will be present to you as a gift at the time of delivery by our diplomatic representative assigned along with the diplomatic couriers.

Our representative is coming to India to assist you for the clearance of the parcel from India Airport Authority, after the clearance, your parcel will be delivered at your doorstep by our representative.


** Indian Airport Authority Clearance Duty Fee /Approval Registration Stamp Charges you will be required to be paid by you to clear your parcel which contains your Demand Draft of £ 500,000.00 GBP [Five Hundred Thousand Great Britain Pounds], A 46 inch Widescreen Plasma TV with Built-In Home Theater System plus (BMW X 6 SUV CAR)1 Samsung Galaxy S 9+ Mobile Phone from Samsung and all relevant document that will empower you to get your winning amount logged in your nominated account with the assistance of our delivery diplomat. And also facilitate payment formalities through the Bank in your country in India.


***You are advice to arrange for Indian Airport Authority Clearance Duty Fee /Approval Registration Stamp Charges. You need to make available the payment so that the diplomat will not face any difficulty in the airport, kindly follow his procedures as soon as you are in contact with him for successful delivery***

For your willingness and readiness to receive the Diplomatic Courier Agent, you are advised to reconfirm to us the below details and send to the delivery diplomat {}.

A: FIRST & LAST NAME: ______










Our representative will be given you a call as soon as he arrive India, You are to take instructions and directives from him on how to make your payment for Duty Fee/Registrations fees : 25.000 INR


Our Special Assigned Delivery Diplomat: Mr Alex G,Philips from (London, UK Representative) whom Id Cards is attached below will be leaving UK To India to make the delivery of your Demand Draft (Parcel) and a 46 inch Widescreen Plasma TV with Built-In Home Theater System Plus(BMW X 6 SUV CAR) 1 Samsung Galaxy S 9+ Mobile Phone from Samsung Electronics through British Airways.


We cannot deduct charges fees from your winnings prize because it has been insured to its full value of amount and enclose as a diplomatic delivery in your favor and been already dispatched. Also, The Custom department do not accept Cash on Delivery (C.O.D) as it is strictly against the policy of this Customs as laid down by the Government of your Country. You must pay on account given to you by the Account department through our representative. Please always update us your dealings with our representative.

NOTICE: We advise you to maintain strict confidentiality of your WINNING NOTIFICATION and the ENTIRE CLAIMS PROCESS until the verification process has been completed and your cash remitted in your local bank account. This is part of our security protocol to AVOID DOUBLE CLAIMS WHICH COULD LEAD TO CANCELLATION OF FUNDS REMITTANCE/CLAIMS PROCEDURES.

Quote your:

1. Consignment Code: AI6GVC18XXX

2. Ref No: SAM/001/LED/-18

3. Serial No: GBP/UK/UNITED

4. Batch No: WS001/USD in all correspondence.

We wish you good luck and congratulations once again.

Mr Anthony Marsella

Chief Executive Officer Marketing(CEO)

Samsung Electronics UK Board


For Further Clarifications Contact:

For Inquiry Call: +44-2920098417

For Inquiry Call: +44-2920098417

I want to congratulate you In Advance and Please Do Not Forget to Help the Poor in the Society When Samsung Company Makes You a Beneficiary Of their World Of Wealth.

Sign… Mr Anthony Marsella

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Fraud - "British Samsung Award UK" is a Lottery Scam Being Sent by Scammers