An unknown party continues to mass distribute fraudulent e-mail under the names of Samsung, its customers and an individual purported to be Samsung's legal counsel. Out of twelve different fraudulent e-mails, the most recent spam was made from 8/22 to 8/28/97 titled "A Clarification From Samsung", "Move Up Your Career" , "A Word of Clarification From Samsung" and "Samsung Spamming Lie". As many people are aware, neither Samsung nor purported legal counsel is the originator of these unsolicited e-mails.

Samsung continues to work with Federal Authorities to identify the individual(s) responsible for this hoax and intends to take legal action against the perpetrator(s). To date, the investigation has revealed that the unknown party has sent mass e-mails through MSN, UUNET's reseller. Upon receipt of subpoenas, MSN and UUNET release the the identities and accounts of these spams. However, the investigation results to date revealed forged names, phone numbers and address.

Samsung respects the integrity of the Internet and the rights of Internet users and continues to work to put this violation of Internet conduct to end.

Samsung America Inc.

An unknown party continues to mass distribute fraudulent e-mail under the names of Samsung, its customers and an individual purported to be Samsung's legal counsel. Please refer to the list of fraudulent e-mails so far.

Title Purported Sender Date(around)
The Sailahead Mall Sailahead Internet Service 7/19 - 7/20/97
Sailahead Global Emporium Sailahead Internet Service 7/27 - 7/31/97
If you can't surf with the BIG DOGS
stay off the net
Big Dogs 8/3 - 8/4/97
The Real X-Files - Trust No One Virtual Merchant 8/4 - 8/5/97
Our resort is world class - but not
a world away
La Costa Resort & Spa 8/5 - 8/6/97
A Warm Welcome the Samsung
Family of Companies
Samsung Electronics America 8/5 - 8/6/97
Cease and Desist Flaming Russell Allyn(legal counsel) 8/8 - 8/10/97
A Word about The Real Samsung Samsung Electronics America 8/13-8/14/97
A Clarification From Samsung Russell Allyn(legal counsel) 8/22 -8/25/97
Move Up Your Career - With A
Global Giant
Samsung Human Resources 8/24 -8/25/97
A Word of Clarification From Samsung Russell Allyn(legal counsel) 8/26 - 8/27/97
Samsung Spamming Lie Samsung Lietrapper 8/28

As many people are aware, neither Samsung nor purported legal counsel is the originator of these unsolicited e-mails.

Samsung continues to work with Federal Authorities to identify the individual(s) responsible for this hoax and intends to take legal action against the perpetrator(s). To date, the investigation has revealed that the unknown party has sent mass e-mails through MSN, UUNET's reseller. Upon receipt of subpoenas, MSN and UUNET release the the identities and accounts of these spams. However, the investigation results to date revealed forged names, phone numbers and address.

Samsung respects the integrity of the Internet and the rights of Internet users and continues to work to put this violation of Internet conduct to end.

Samsung America Inc.