Sony Ericcson Wary of Hoax E-mails

May 13, 2009 • Mobile and Telecoms

sony_ericsson.jpgMOBILE 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.”

Mthulisi Sibanda

6 Responses to Sony Ericcson Wary of Hoax E-mails

  1. Mbhekeni says:

    Thank you Mthulisi,

    I saw the email and it came from many different friends of mine.

    But the quetion is “what are the people behind this trying to archieve through these scam emails?”

  2. Allent says:

    I believe this is a way for them to get a list of email address for their spamming use.

  3. Kudzai Gerald Manyengavana says:

    Hie Mthulisi…

    Just noticed this publication and presumed you are part of Erricsson South Africa…

    Need to get in touch with the technical guys for some enquiries…so dont know if you would be able to assist…

    My details are above…

    Kudzai Gerald Manyengavana

    • Wakama Abby says:

      Hi Mthulisi, is an independent publication that focuses on ICT in Africa.

      Unfortunately if you need assistance from Ericsson you’ll have to contact them directly.

  4. Leonie says:

    This e-mail reached me and many others yesterday 24 Feb 2010. One of the participants actually stated that it was legit, which prompted us to forward… This morning a friend informed me that this was just another way for spammers to get hold of functional e-mail addresses. The problem though is that a very valid looking Sony Ericsson e-mail address is included in the message, to which your forwarding e-mail must be copied.

  5. Shebin says:

    People, they scammers are waiting to capture preys on the internet, who are not educated and believe that the internet is a freindly place, be cautious all the time when you are on the web, do not believe evrything you read!!!

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