‘Win a Car With Samsung’
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 – email@example.com
NB! Please report all phishing emails to firstname.lastname@example.org
Samsung Electronics South Africa will never ask you for you to transfer money into an account
Dear valued customer
This hoax is falsely using the Samsung name in an aim to entice consumers to deposit a nominal fee in order to claim the prize of a 2012 Model Ford Fiesta vehicle
In line with this hoax, consumers are receiving letters and SMS notifications, informing them that they have won a 2012 Model Ford Fiesta in an ongoing Samsung MOBILE (Pty) Ltd. random selection lotto. However, in order to receive the vehicle, consumers need to pay a fee for the car and e-toll registration as well as insurance, amounting to the value of R3 970. The letter states that once payment is made, the vehicle will be delivered within 72 working hours.
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 email@example.com. This will safeguard consumers from divulging personal information or from undue fees paid, as a result of these types of scams.