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Man claims Samsung sent him gag gift for overheating phone

Man claims Samsung sent him gag gift for overheating phone
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Can a huge company actually have a sense of humor?

Occasionally we hear stories about gadgets overheating or otherwise malfunctioning, much to the disappointment of their owners. Usually, the company responsible will replace the items to make things right like Apple did with its overheating iPhone chargers in Europe. But, that might not always be the case. One smartphone user is claiming Samsung sent him an oven mitt when he complained about an overheating phone.

Now, before you start getting rid of your Samsung products or flooding the company with nasty emails, we've got to determine whether this complaint is real or not.

There are plenty of Internet pranksters out there who come up with phony letters and responses to pull in Internet traffic and get a few laughs. Samsung hasn't commented on the story yet. But, with online stories like this, if it sounds too good to be true then it probably is.

The picture was posted on a humorous picture and video site called 9gag.com, which doesn't bode well for the mitt's authenticity. So, is it legit?

This definitely looks like nothing more than an Internet prank to me. There's just too much stuff about it that doesn't make sense.

First, Samsung likely doesn't have its own brand of oven mitts because it's a technology company. Second, even if they do exist, why in the world would anyone take the time to send it a client? All that would do is generate bad publicity for the company and probably get the person responsible fired.

There's a letter accompanying the oven mitt that has Samsung's logo on it, but anyone can copy and paste that from the Internet

samsung oven mitt

The photo of the oven mitt Samsung supposedly sent a customer that complained about an overheating phone.

So, you can have a chuckle at the online prank, but I don't think you have to worry about receiving a gag like this from Samsung if your phone starts to act up.

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