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You won’t win a free Samsung Smart TV if you search “IPX256GWM” in Google

A survey and advanced payment scam tells you to search “IPX256GWM” in Google to win a 65 inch Samsung Smart TV. In reality, at the current moment, if you search IPX256GWM and visit the first link you will be directed to a website that contains dubious content on how to obtain the TV. The title for the deceptive and malicious article is “How the Australians Are Getting the Brand New 65″ Samsung Smart TV for only 1$.”


Hi Everyone! A few days ago there was an advertisement on TV where you could win a FREE 65′ Samsung Smart TV when you open a free STAN account!, just you need to answer 4 questions correctly!

It turned out that all you need to do is simply enter the code “IPX256GWM” in Google and click on the first link in the results, read this article to learn more. It’s very easy! Yesterday, a courier brought me a package which contained the new Samsung Smart TV! Better hurry up, as the promotion ends on 24 August!

Instructions on the web page say to visit a promotional page, enter your email address, and pay $1. The promotional page is really just a survey website designed to phish your personal information and direct you to a third-party media-related site. The survey starts by asking you information about your age, if you have ever owned a Samsung Smart TV before, if you knew that STAN has hundreds of movies and TV shows, and then says to open a free STAN account by following their links and creating an account on a third-party scam site such as bonxmedia.com.

STAN survey

In reality, you will not receive a free Samsung Smart TV if you answer surveys online, pay $1, or supply such sites with your email address and personal information. This is a scam simply designed to phish your personal information and obtain an advanced payment for an item you will not receive. This is known as advanced payment fraud; a common online scam.

If you made an advanced payment in hopes to receive a free Samsung Smart TV it is recommended to contact your bank or credit card institution to dispute the charge and take other security precautions. Inform your bank or credit card company what happened for more information on how to keep your accounts secure from future threats.

Sean Doyle

Sean is a tech author and engineer with over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, privacy, malware, Google Analytics, online marketing, and other topics. He is featured in several publications.

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