‘Fundtransfer’ or ‘Update’
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. However, some spam may occasionally get through to your inbox, so please use extreme caution.
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.
Samsung Electronics South Africa will never ask you for you to transfer money into an account.
Dear Mr. X,
The Samsung Electronics SA is grateful to SA citizens for their immersed patronage over the years, as this is the only way for us to give back to the society and also to show appreciation.
Mr. X, I will only advice you to obey all the instructions that will be given to you by the paying bank, so that you will receive this fund into your bank account in the next few days. It is in your own interest to ensure that you respond to all the instructions.
I am here to render all necessary assistance to you to enable you receive your prize fund into your bank account. Do not fail to always inform me on every step in this transaction.
Do enjoy the rest of your day.
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).