Yeah, keep that lottery ticket down. It’s a fake.
Nokia Qatar has issued a statement warning users against fake mails and SMS issued in its name. The hoax messages announces users as winners of certain promotions and lottery campaigns, which Nokia says it has nothing to do with.
The Finnish company simply suggests to delete any such emails without replying to the sender. Alternatively, users can contact their local authority or www.antiphishing.org to report such hoaxes. They can also call CGC Careline at +974 44910666.
Nokia has alerted people against fake messages and emails purportedly issued in its name. In a statement, issued by Consolidated Gulf Co. (CGC), the Nokia partner for Qatar, Nokia said, it is aware that recently there have been several hoax messages on different Nokia promotions and lottery campaigns, sent via email or SMS, purporting to originate from Nokia. Nokia has not initiated any such campaigns and has nothing to do with them – the messages have been sent via parties that are not associated with Nokia in any way.
People are advised not to reply to these messages or pass them on, as it is possible that by replying to such e-mails or taking the requested actions your personal information could be misused by the originators of the message or others.
The most effective action is to delete the message without responding to the sender. People can contact local authorities or www.antiphishing.org to report such hoax messages. They can also call CGC Careline at +974 44910666 for any clarification.