The "Samsung Promotional Award" Lottery Scam

There is no "Samsung Promotional Award" lottery awarding millions of dollars to online users. Therefore, the email message below, which claims that the recipients are lucky winners of the Samsung Electronics UK Ltd 2019 Promotions, is a scam that is being sent by lottery scammers to their potential victims. Therefore, recipients of the fake email message should not respond to it or follow the instructions in it. 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.

The Samsung Promotional Award Lottery Scam

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 Promotional Award" Scam


Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 at 16:29


Samsung Electronics Uk Ltd

Samsung House

1000 Hillswood Drive



KT17 0PS


We wish to congratulate you once again on this note, for being one of the lucky winners selected on this year Samsung Electronics UK Ltd 2019 Promotions. 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.

Samsung Electronics UK Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2019 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. Recognised as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs.

From our innovations in consumer electronics to our developments in bio-pharmaceuticals, Samsung shares impact experiences each day with people around the globe. Through our devotion to create superior products and services across all areas of our business, we strive to enhance the lives of people everywhere and bring positive change to the world around us. We are away determined in improving lives all over the globe in whatever way and manner we could by sales, sponsorship, promotional awards and so many more. We measure our success not only in our business achievements, but also by how well we serve our community and make a difference in people's lives. We embrace our responsibility to contribute as a good citizen, taking action around the world to foster a better society, protect and improve the environment, and strengthen our communities.

Congratulations once again on behalf of the Board/management of ''Samsung Electronics UK Ltd '' All screening exercise and verification procedures has been completed by the National Advisory Board and Screening Committee of "UK's Overseas National Advisory Remittance Claims Unit. You have been approved to received your Demand draft, 51 Inch Samsung plasma TV and a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Smart phone by a special diplomatic arrival been approved by the regulation council of the Samsung Electronics UK Ltd 2019 Promotions. Your cash prize of (£700,000. 00) Seven Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds In India Currency Five Crores Indian Rupees (Rs.5, 000,000.00/-INR) will be delivered safely to your door step through our Accredited Fast way Dispatch Officer. Having considered all possible measures to convey your cash prize, we resolve to use a special affiliated courier company under Diplomatic Umbrella. We have made all necessary arrangement to convey your winning prize, 51 inch Samsung Plasma TV and Samsung Galaxy s6 smart Phone direct to your door step. Your name, phone number and address has been Received and the processing of your wining for delivery to its designated address in your country has been fully completed.

Your Parcel contains all of the following items.

1) A DEMAND DRAFT OF (Rs.5, 000,000.00/-INR).






Let it be known to you that all taxes has been paid by ENGLAND SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS, Therefore, you will only be required to pay LOCAL Custom Duty Custom Notarization Clearance Fee Rs.27,000/- (Twenty Five Thousand Rupees only) to India custom duty fee being the required payment for the clearance and registration of your consignment from the custom duties in your country INDIA. Our delivery officer, Mr. Robert Miller. Senior Special Delivery officer from the Fast Way Courier Company, attached to the dispatch unit of Samsung Electronics Lottery Board UK.

You are to provide him with a copy of your ID prove ( ID CARD/ PASSPORT / VOTERS CARD, PAN CARD OR ANY VALID ID PROOF) to enable him identify you before he will Hand over your parcel to you. B.A flight information has already been sent to our dispatch officer and you have to contact his email so that he can furnish you with time of arrival in your country.

Note that our Senior Special Delivery officer Mr. Robert Miller. Will be arriving your country India through the British Airway On Tuesday 26 Mar 2019, By 09:30 AM. He will put a call across to you immediately he arrives India and you are to make sure that you oblige to his instruction by remitting a payment of £245.00.GBP (Two Hundred and Forty Five Great British Pounds). Equivalent in India currency Rs.27, 000/- (Twenty Five Thousand Rupees Only). For INDIA INCOME CUSTOM DUTY NOTARIZATION CLEARANCE FEE levied upon your foreign draft for Endorsement and approval, 51 Inch Samsung Plasma TV and your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Smart phone.

Note that the required Parcel Clearance/registration payment of Rs.27, 000/- (Twenty Five Thousand Rupees Only). Must be made by you as the sole beneficiary of the certified draft, 51 Inch Samsung Plasma TV and a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Smart phone. As we have contacted the India home financial ministry and they have given ENDORSEMENT as regards to International Monetary Fund’s regulatory policy (IMF) adopted by the INDIA HOME FINANCE MINISTRY. You have to give us confirmation of this mail before our Accredited Courier Delivery Officer commence to your country and you are also to make arrangement for the requested Parcel Clearance/registration payment of Rs.27,000/- (Twenty Five Thousand Rupees Only). That will be paid in your country to avoid any further delay with India custom duty when Senior Special Delivery officer arrives India with your consignment. Your Winning Cheque, Winning Certificate, Samsung Plasma TV and other documents are attached to this email for your perusal.

You are to send a copy of your ID to the Delivery Officer Robert Miller email id: for verification and endorsement so we can forward it to the Authority for clearance purpose.

Do not hesitate to contact this office via telephone or email if the need arises. For security reasons, you are advised to keep your Consignment Code: AI629018XXX confidential until your has been delivered to you. This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of your parcel. Please be warned!!!


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Dr.Andrew Griffiths.+442030957105

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July 26, 2022 at 2:57 PM by
The "Samsung Promotional Award" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: El Bsateen, Cairo, Egypt

Received this scam:

"This is to inform you that you have won (500,000.00 Dollar) and a 55 inch Widescreen Plasma TV with Built-In Home Theater System,

congratulate once again on this note, for being the legal beneficiary/User of

this selected e-mail address, selected for the SAMSUNG GALAXY online promotional Awards.

There was a computer ballot that was organized by the SAMSUNG GROUP Online Network and was

sponsored by SAMSUNG WORLDWIDE,GMAIL NETWORK 2022, at London,UK

Provide your claims information as required below:send it via E-mail;

1. Full Name:

2. Full Address:

3. Mobile Number:

4. Occupation:

5. Age:

6. S*x:

7. Country:

8. Winning Email:

9. State;



Dear me,

I've received the above mentioned message just now, and I want to know whether it's scam or not.

Thank you



October 15, 2019 at 7:45 AM by
The "Samsung Promotional Award" Lottery Scam

Received this scam:

"Am Martin Williams from Samsung company and am assign to you to help you claim your prize.your Mobile number was selected among the lucky winners that won the Samsung company lottery prize that whot $900,000 and a brand new Mercedes Benz car hurry up and claim your prize

Sent from my iPhone

This message (including any attachments) contains confidential information intended for a specific individual and purpose, and is protected by law. If you are not the intended recipient, you should delete this message and any disclosure, copying, or distribution of this message, or the taking of any action based on it, by you is strictly prohibited.

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August 29, 2019 at 11:16 PM by
The "Samsung Promotional Award" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Same email came to me as you have wrote, I will not answer.


March 26, 2019 at 8:11 PM by
The "Samsung Promotional Award" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Port Moresby, National Capital, Papua New Guinea

Thank you very much for making this known because there a lots of scammers that are trying to trick their victims. This scammers are playing some sort of games to their victims.


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The "Samsung Promotional Award" Lottery Scam