Fraudsters posing as Sony Ericsson have sent a series of unsolicited emails and text messages to customers claiming they have won prizes.
Sony Ericsson said it is aware of the messages, which are believed to be attempts to obtain personal data for fraudulent purposes.
It said all its competitions and promotions are run through Sony Ericsson’s website or its partner websites.
A statement from Sony Ericsson to customers said: “Please be wary of any competition or promotion that appears to come from outside of Sony Ericsson or our partners’ official channels.
“Please do not reply to, provide any personal data of yours or others, take action or forward the suspected hoax email/SMS if you receive it.”