There is no "Samsung Lottery," therefore, recipients of email messages like the one below, which claim that they are winners in the same lottery 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 Korea. But, there is no such board.
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 "Samsung Lottery" Email Scam
From: samsung promo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2018, 12:07:53 AM GMT+1
Subject: Samsung Winning!!!
From: Samsung [samsung.customerservice.com]
Email Messaging Center
P.O Box 654
www.samsung.com/naverWINNING NOTIFICATION: Coupon Number:WIN/CG-v18.The sum of Fifty-Five Thousand Dollars with a Samsung Galaxy J7 Duo have been awarded to you from Samsung database of telephone and internet email users from which your email address was attached to the winning Coupon Number: WIN/CG-v18.Congratulations!!!
Contact the notarization officer with your winning coupon number and required information for your notarization for transfer below.CONTACT:
Claims Agent / Notarization Officer.
Morris Jekins (Mr.)
Contact Email: email@example.com
Provide required information:
Country of Residence:
Mode of Payment: (Bank Transfer,Bank Cheque or Personal Claim)Note that any leakage of your winning notification resulting to a double claim will automatically forfeit your winning prize thus we advise you to keep your winning notification message confidential and away from public notice to prevent double claims or impersonation until after remittance/payment to you.Your's
This information is directed in confidence solely to the person named above and may contain confidential and/or privileged material. This information may not otherwise be distributed, copied or disclosed. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender immediately via a return e-mail and destroy original message.
Thank you for your cooperation.