Unclaimed Money SMS scam
The emails shown below might differ slightly from those that you receive, as fraudsters regularly update and modify them.
There are hundreds of scams doing their rounds daily and unfortunately these types of scams are virtually impossible to trace. Samsung in the past reported these activities to the SAPS, however, as no money has been exchanged; no case number could be obtained.
Phishing is a fraudulent process used by spammers to acquire sensitive information from users such as usernames, passwords and banking details. Email recipients are often deceived by phishing attempts since messages appear to be sent by legitimate and trustworthy sources.
In the event that you receive a message fitting this description or receive a message that appears to be spam, close the message immediately and report it to Samsung – firstname.lastname@example.org
NB! Please report all phishing emails to email@example.com
Samsung Electronics South Africa will never ask you for you to transfer money into an account.
Dear valued customer
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in the consumer electronics industry, has urged consumers not to take heed of a hoax SMS doing the rounds.
Phishing is a fraudulent process used by spammers to acquire sensitive information from users such as usernames, passwords and credit card details, cell phone numbers etc. SMS recipients are often deceived by phishing attempts since messages appear to be sent by legitimate and trustworthy sources.
We’ve learned of a new phishing attack that attempts to draw the attention of recipients with the subject line “‘Dear Cell Owner! We Noticed That Your R750,000.00 Is Still Unclaimed From SAMSUNG. Ref No [SR2P) For Payout, Call Us Now: + 2781-506-6866.’”in the event that you receive a message fitting this description, delete the message immediately.
If you happen to receive a message that appears to be spam, close and or delete the message immediately. However, some spam may occasionally get through to your inbox, so please use extreme caution and report it.
Consumers should be advised that all competitions and promotions undertaken by Samsung Electronics South Africa will always be displayed on the company’s web site (www.samsung.com).
Samsung South Africa takes such hoaxes very seriously to ensure that the South African consumer is protected as best as possible from such falsities. We urge consumers to verify all competition details through our official web site or alternatively, to contact the our call centre 0860 726 7864 or to email firstname.lastname@example.org. This will safeguard consumers from divulging personal information or from undue fees paid, as a result of these types of scams.