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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,
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in the consumer electronics industry, has urged consumers not to take heed of a hoax communication 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. 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 “Congratulations! Your email address was selected! Please make sure you claim your chance to win R2,000 Samsung voucher! If you don't, we have to give this chance to the next lucky finalist. Today’s Draw: [Individual’s email address]. Please click the button below and follow the instructions on the website”. In the event that you receive a communication fitting the above 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.