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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?

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