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New prize scam doing the rounds

5 October 2018

Responding to a scam e-mail can have unexpected and far-reaching consequences, as a recent telephone report to Fraud Help Desk shows. The email pretends to come from leading Dutch online retailer and informs recipients that they have won a prize.

In the past few days, hundreds of email reports about the scame scam were sent to our account ( Recipients were told they would receive a Samsung Galaxy S9 as a token of gratitude from to its most loyal customers. To receive the smartphone, recipients needed to click on a link.

Here’s an example of the email (click to enlarge):

Recipients were directed to a web page on which they could choose a specific device. They were asked to give personal details on the page, including credit card details supposedly needed for shipping costs.

Those who cared to read the fine print quickly saw what was happening. They were signing up for a ‘prize’ that would cost them 75 euros per month.

Our advice
Don’t respond if you receive such email. Forward it to before deleting it.