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Mobile phone message promising big win a scam, warns police

Mobile phone users in Greece were advised on Friday to ignore a text message claiming they have won 850,000 pounds sterling.

The police’s Cyber Crime unit said that a message – reading “Your mobile number has won 850,000 British pounds in the ongoing Samsung promo. Visit and click on prize at the top of the menu. Your Samsung: 10965” – was fake.

Officers said that anyone responding to this message would be asked to send money to the con artists behind the scam on the pretext of securing the amount they are supposed to have won.

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