The "Samsung Company Online Award Promotion" Lottery Scam

There is no "Samsung Company Online Award Promotion." Therefore, the email message below, which claims that the recipients are lucky winners of the Samsung Company Online Award Promotion, 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 Company Online Award Promotion 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 Company Online Award Promotion" Lottery Scam



Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

85 Challenge Road, Ridge-field Park, NJ

07660, United States.

Tell: +13059648704

Payment Number: NK249NAA

Verification Number: NM-00222-674PF

Country: India


We wish to notify you that we have received a complaint from our Senior Executive Officer Dip. John Maxwell about your refusal to pay for your Country's Custom clearance fee of Rs.15,500 This money we were meant to understand by the India Customs/Immigration is a must for any foreign fund arriving into India in all their international Airports.They also informed us that it must be paid cash with Indian Rupees.This according to them is to ensure the strength and stability of Rupees in the international money market.

Your refusal to pay for this fee has made them to withhold your parcel at the Airport.We hereby wish to remind you that this Award is a procedural thing and at such; We have to follow and apply the due process in all we do to avoid any form of fraud or irregularities; hence the first step is by you obeying and following instructions of Dip. John Maxwell as he is there to guide you towards getting this Award.One of such instructions is for you to make payment for your country local Custom charge i.e clearance fees as we have earlier instructed you in our last mail.

Remember we sent Dip John Maxwell to India to assist you get your award prize but we are very disappointed in you for the way you have treated Dip. John Maxwell who is still in your Country.We therefore advice you to contact him through his mobile number or write us a mail. so that we can instruct you on how to receive your Award Prize.Below is the contact information

Agent Name: John Maxwell


Note that we still reserve the right to cancel your Award if/when we notice that you are not following instruction.Of course we have to make sure that you will be able to manage your Award money maturely, when it eventually get to you.Therefore we expect you to follow the instruction of Dip. John Maxwell, contact him immediately and do the needful.

Best Regards,

Yours faithfully,

Dr. Kevin Anthony.

Payment Director, Samsung Mobile Award.

Castro Street, Suite 120-219 Mountain View, California, 94041 USA.

Telephone Number: +13059648704

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September 10, 2019 at 8:46 AM by
The "Samsung Company Online Award Promotion" Lottery Scam

Just received this scam:


Date: Sun, Sep 8, 2019, 10:39 PM


Samsung Company, United Kingdom

Samsung House,1000 HillSwood

KT16 0PS-England.

Reg: No: S/SM:19/23.

Text: 44 7974 490 426

Fax: 44 844 5886 165

Attention: Beneficiary.

This is to inform you officially, about the outcome online result of the final concluded draw which was conducted at our international corporate office complex here in England. Your active registered mobile number attached to Social Media Networking Account Web Computer generated online Ticket Number:DS4X57C82 with reference number; SM/19 and Serial Number;

JA2C40PUK7,drew the Lucky Numbers:07 17 27 37, which subsequently won you raffle aid sum:($550,000.00) as jackpot-prize.

The promotion was organized by (United Kingdom-Samsung Company in collaboration with i-World), to empower (Non Governmental Organization - N.G.O), as a platform to reach out to the general public, to promote the use of Samsung Product, as we celebrate our success for being one of the top 10 successful Companies in the World.

In terms to payment policy of the UK, Lottery Board Organization must operate, in accordance with enabling act of parliament on your raffle aid payment reference number:(SM/19). You will receive your payment through: Bank wire transfer. Due to the regulations of the British Financial Service Authority for total involvement in every international transactions, the raffle aid sum:$550,000.00/USD,has been credited in a contemporary sealed bulk deposit account [CB/TEMP/ACCT:1365461] with our affiliated paying bank here in London (Citibank:CTPRGB21), and shall be transfer to your personal bank account in India, in accordance to Citibank London payment procedure.

In other to transfer your payment in your bank account in India, you are directed to Fill your details as required below, forward the below SHADED area to (Citibank:CTPRGB21) London, Email:, for payment processing...


Citibank London Inc.

Citigroup Centre, 33 Canada Square,

Canary Wharf, London E14 5LB, UK



I write to apply for my Raffle Aid Fund payment, that was deposited with your bank, the fund is deposited in a temporary fixed deposit account [CB/TEMP/ACCT:1365461], by Samsung Company, England, with payment file number (CT/DS/SM/19), my details is given below.

1 First and Last name:

2 Gender:

3 Date of birth:

4 Marital status:

5 Occupation/Job:

6 Current resident address:

7 Identity proof copy:

8 Contact mobile number:

9 My alternative mobile number:

10 Copy of proof of Identify;

As the beneficiary to the Raffle Aid Fund, I request your bank (Citibank London, branch: ctprgb21) to process and transfer the fund valued($550,000.00/US-Dollars) through my personal bank account in India, and my personal bank account details is given below.

Bank Name:

Account Name:

Account Number:

Bank Branch:

I hope my application will be favorably granted by your respected bank.

Yours Faithfully

Fill the above required details for the raffle aid payment, and forward the SHADED area to Citibank London through Email: for your transfer processing...

Kind Regards,

Dr. Mark Williams

(Coordinator: Tel: 44 844 5884 959)."


July 11, 2019 at 11:23 PM by
The "Samsung Company Online Award Promotion" Lottery Scam
an anonymous user from: Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands

I've also received inbox from somebody claiming he is from Samsung company. He asked me to send all information's about me including bank account to claim my prize Worth $800,000 for being I'm a winner of the Samsung lottery promo.


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The "Samsung Company Online Award Promotion" Lottery Scam