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Hyundai Cautions about Vehicle Scam

Hyundai the giant vehicle manufacturer is advising consumers for disregarding any fake e-mail declaring them as winners of a car since the messages are nothing but attempts of scammers to defraud recipients into revealing personal data. EYE WITNESS NEWS published this on July 2, 2011.

Actually, Hyundai had lately known about fake messages being circulated which seemed as though they were dispatched from its South Africa head office while carrying the enterprise CEO's authorization.

Apparently, the electronic mail says that there's a Hyundai Getz 1.4 GL A/C Manual Sport as the winning prize for a consumer. Thus he (the consumer) requires getting in touch with the officer from whom Budget Insurances are claimed so he can get a 6.5% rebate in the company's monthly premium for insurance during the initial two years. Naturally, this announcement's purpose is to snatch personal information from the consumer.

Says Albrecht Grundels of Hyundai, many competitions rarely request for the winner's private information. At the most they may request to provide an e-mail. But soon as they begin requesting to provide personal particulars such as ID numbers etcetera, users must be extremely wary and provide the minimum possible, Grundels cautions. EYE WITNESS NEWS reported this.

Stated Hyundai Cars, the so-called new promotion was purely bogus and wasn't in any manner approved nor an undertaking of Hyundai SA. Meanwhile, Hyundai SA said that it had reported the incident to SAPS (South African Police Services) and all remaining legal alternatives would be explored.

Significantly, cyber-criminals are seemingly defrauding end-users into revealing personal details through the mentioned deceptive e-mail. Stated Albrecht, his company had had several inquiries of whether the announcer was a Hyundai enemy for which the company had pronounced it was not. The company was solely confusing for preventing anything from working as also merely pushing business as observant rather than being held responsible for the bogus competition, he explained. Hyundai Cars published this on June 30, 2011.

The company stated that all promotions and competitions that Hyundai SA undertook would every time get exhibited on the Facebook page of Hyundai SA; hence consumers must shun such hoax e-mails.

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