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. Consumers have been receiving an SMS stating the following: “Congratulations. Your no. was among the lucky winners on the SAMSUNG YEARLY PROMOTION. You won, R120,000. Ticket no. 0166PS. Call Mark Nelson... for your cash prize.” Consumers are then asked to provide banking details to receive their cash prize. “We urge consumers not to fall prey to this hoax and not to provide any banking details to the abovementioned person,”
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 email@example.com. This will safeguard consumers from divulging personal information or from undue fees paid, as a result of these types of scams.
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).