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

The "Samsung UK Award" 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 "Samsung UK Award", and recipients of the fake email message should not respond to it or follow the instructions in it.

Fraud - Samsung UK Award 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 "Samsung UK Award" Lottery Scam

From: "Samsung UK Award" <>

Date: 25 Jun 2018 22:41

Subject: Samsung Automobile Company United Kingdom

Mr. Rajesh,

Your winning consignment box contains all of the following items:

1.) Your Winning Prize of (£500,000.00) (FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND GREAT BRITISH POUNDS)

2.) 52 inch Widescreen Plasma TV with Built-In Home Theater System from Samsung Electronics

3.) Official Winning Certificate.

4.) Affidavit of claims eligibility.

5.) Documents covering source of winnings.

6.) Latest Samsung Smartphone

7.) Latest Samsung laptop and 2 Samsung T .Shirt.

AND you have to pay

Twenty Two Thousand Five Hundred Indian Rupees (22,500/-) for the custom clearance in new delhi international airport to enable him start coming to your home address 4/7 , MITTAREDDIHALLI village MITTADHINNAHALLI post Dharmapuri district 636-804 Tamil Nadu.

I have attach his id proof to enable you recognize him and make sure you take a good photograph with him and your family member to show as a proof to Samsung Award company that you have receive your winning fund successfully.

Here is our Bank Representative Mr. Bishop Jeff email id:-


Dr. Williams Ferdinand

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


TEL: +44 (70) 10039029


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September 10, 2021 at 8:14 PM by
Fraud - "Samsung UK Award" is a Lottery Scam Being Sent by Scammers
an anonymous user from: Gampaha, Mawatha, Western, Sri Lanka

Yes. I am also received same email. Do not go further.


June 12, 2021 at 4:41 AM by
Fraud - "Samsung UK Award" is a Lottery Scam Being Sent by Scammers
an anonymous user from: Sector 39, Gurugram, Haryana, India

yes,this is a scam dont believe in this,my friend also received same mail today, be careful anf safe from this type of scam frds.


February 1, 2021 at 12:40 AM by
Fraud - "Samsung UK Award" is a Lottery Scam Being Sent by Scammers
an anonymous user from: Ghansoli, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

hiI frnds I am from tamil nadu.vellore. I received such a mail before 3 days. plss dont belief in this, they will force u to pay 22,500 as a clearance charge. if u refuse it they use unwanted words. plss dont believe in this my frnds.


July 7, 2019 at 8:05 AM by
Fraud - "Samsung UK Award" is a Lottery Scam Being Sent by Scammers
an anonymous user from: Lagos, Nigeria

I just got this message,deleted and reported scam


June 8, 2019 at 5:11 AM by
Fraud - "Samsung UK Award" is a Lottery Scam Being Sent by Scammers
an anonymous user from: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


I, also have received same message and also demanding a custom clearance fee rs 22500.


March 17, 2019 at 10:58 PM by
Fraud - "Samsung UK Award" is a Lottery Scam Being Sent by Scammers

Here is another scam:

- Forwarded message -


Date: Mon, Mar 18, 2019, 04:19



TEL, 44,871,2348,772

Prize Redemption Center-1-Queen,

Caroline Street Hammersmith, London

W6 9HQ, United Kingdom.

ATTENTION: Mr. Abhishek Singh

We acknowledge the receipt of your mail concerning the winning notification as earlier sent to you from our Awards Department. The 2019 Award SAMSUNG Company of England (50th ANNIVERSARY ) is no doubt, a momentous achievement in the cheered history of this Organization. Your winning fund of 150.000 Great Britain Pounds is deposited on your name with our Royal Bank Scotland here in United Kingdom in a temporary Account and shall be sent to you within 2 working days on the Approval of your Fund release through via international (ATM) Mastercard . You will receive this fund by DIPLOMATIC SYSTEM OF PAYMENT, the courier system of INTERNATIONAL ATM MASTERCARD delivery is systems of payment were the fund will be brought to your country through via international (ATM) Mastercard through a courier agent and delivered to you accordingly.after you have receive your winner prize of 120,000.00 pounds through international atm mastercard will allow you to be able to withdraw up to 200,000 rupees and make a transfer/purchases of up to 300,000 rupees dairy,we will need you to reconfirm your full information where you will receive your winner prize through atm mastercard.

On behalf of the entire staff of the Organization, I wish to congratulate the Director and other non-Governmental organizations who have in no little way contributed immensely towards the success of this 50th ANNIVERSARY draw as well as taking concrete steps towards it's actualization. All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web through computer draw system :This promotion is part of the financial empowerment program of SAMSUNG COMPANY in it's struggle to alleviate poverty. YOU ARE ADVISE TO SEND US ANY OF YOUR VALID ID PROOF FOR CONFIRMATION:

While basking in the euphoria of this achievement, I wish to seize this opportunity to acquaint you with guidelines as you must follow in order to complete your claims. On our part, we have a mandate to see you through. We will work assiduously to realize this mandate as we respect your views, opinions and most importantly preserve your dignity and confidentiality. We would also like you to use the fund that you shall be getting in the field that will benefit the less privileged people around you.

This Department (Samsung Development Company 50th ANNIVERSARY Award subdivision ) will contact you with further proceedings immediately we complete formalities with ORDERING DEPARTMENT and shall release your funds to you within 48 hrs!

On behalf of my committees, congratulations.





We are still processing your certificate of award and it shall be deliver to you on the arrival date of our courier agent. Confidentiality must be maintained to avoid disqualification that may arise from double claim. Do not hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any difficulties in understanding the process as I will always be here to help you.


With Best Regards,

Yours faithfully,


Payment Coordinator.

Tel: 44,871,2348,772


January 27, 2019 at 10:58 PM by
Fraud - "Samsung UK Award" is a Lottery Scam Being Sent by Scammers
an anonymous user from: Quezon City, National Capital Region, Philippines

Same goes with me. I received an odd email saying I won. I know right away that it was a scam. I just ignore it.


October 2, 2018 at 6:11 AM by
Fraud - "Samsung UK Award" is a Lottery Scam Being Sent by Scammers
an anonymous user from: Suva, Central, Fiji

I have received a message from the name of Emily Philips, stating that I have won their latest Samsung smart phone, and a sum of $10, this true or just a SCAM?


October 2, 2018 at 7:24 AM by
Fraud - "Samsung UK Award" is a Lottery Scam Being Sent by Scammers

It is a scam.


September 2, 2018 at 10:39 PM by
Fraud - "Samsung UK Award" is a Lottery Scam Being Sent by Scammers
an anonymous user from: Basti, Uttar Pradesh, India

If I had shared detail but not given the person the amount which hé was asking for then.


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