Phishing Awareness: Don’t Take The Bait. Learn To Spot A Scam
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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 email@example.com. 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 Valued Customer,
“Phishing” uses fraudulent email messages designed to impersonate a legitimate person or organisation and trick the recipient into downloading harmful attachments or divulging sensitive information, such as passwords, bank
account numbers and Social Security numbers. It is also one of the most common methods that hackers use to attempt to gain access to sensitive information.
In recent days, we’ve learned of a new phishing attack that attempts to draw the attention of recipients with the subject line “Samsung Galaxy S9 is something for which World is going Crazy!!! Here is your chance to win the ever trending beauty in JUST R22. TOTAL DUE TODAY! R22 - Confirm here - BE WISE & HURRY UPPP!!!! This email is the final reminder
In the event that you receive a message fitting this description, close 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).