LG Advises on Email Fraud
SINGAPORE - LG Electronics recently learned of email messages being sent to the public titled “RE: OFFICIAL PAYMENT RELEASE NOTICE” which falsely claims that the recipient of the message is the winner of a cash prize awarded by LG management. This email is in a fraud attempt by criminals and LG Electronics nor any of its business divisions are involved in it in any way.
We have reported this incident to the police and they are investigating. We are issuing a memo to inform all staff and a letter to inform all our stakeholders. As a leader in the Consumer Electronics industry and a responsible corporate citizen, LG Electronics strongly urges recipients of the email not to respond to the email.
“We are upset that the perpetrators of this phishing scheme have chosen to use the LG brand as part of their attempt at fraud. We are treating this as criminal activity and will leave it to the police to look into the matter.” James Park, President, Southeast Asia Region Representative and Managing Director of LG Electronics, Singapore.