June 3, 2008 11:44 am

Beware hoax emails and texts

GLOBAL – It’s looking like some pranksters have been using Nokia to try and elicit some personal info illegally. Several hoax messages have been discovered purporting to be from Nokia and relating to Nokia promotions. The messages, sent by email and SMS, have been cropping up all over.

Nokia is encouraging users to ignore or delete the messages and to resist the temptation to reply. If you’re unsure of who the message has come from, you should most probably delete the message. Certainly don’t respond with your personal details. If you reply, or act on any other requested action it’s possible your personal information could be misused.

Given the open nature of the Internet, the best thing you could do would be to delete the messages without responding.

Nokia is working with the relevant authorities to try and stop this activity.