MOBILE manufacturer, Sony Ericsson, said an e-mail campaign stating that it was running a competition whereby clients won laptops was fraudulent.
“Sony Ericsson has been made aware of an online email campaign claiming that Ericsson will give away a free laptop computer to users who forward the promotional information.The same campaign includes a photograph of the Sony Ericsson logo and mentions an Ericsson contact name and email number. Sony Ericsson confirms that this email campaign is a hoax. In addition, Sony Ericsson confirms that the Ericsson contact name does not exist,” the company said.
It distanced itself from such a promotion.
“All competitions and promotions involving Sony Ericsson are run through official channels such as Sony Ericsson’s website or Sony Ericsson’s partners’ websites. Please be wary of any competition or promotion that appears to come from outside of Sony Ericsson or Sony Ericsson’s partners official channels. Examples of these include via spam emails or SMS.”