Statement by BMW Group Malaysia on the Viral Email Spam Activity – Annual BMW Series Lottery Draw.

Cyberjaya, 8th August 2011



It has come to our attention that there is a false viral spam activity via email entitled "Annual BMW Series Lottery Draw" which bears the company addresses of BMW Group Malaysia and BMW Credit (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.


BMW Group Malaysia together with BMW Credit (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. would like to highlight to our valued customers of this illegal online campaign. The online campaign, "Annual BMW Series Lottery Draw" is not initiated and recognised by both BMW Group Malaysia and BMW Credit (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. and should be deemed illegal.


We would also like to affirm here that the name used in the email spam, Mrs. Shahida Idris is neither an employee nor a representative of both companies, making this fraudulent representation.


Recognising the need to protect the interest and security of our valued customers as well as the general public, we encourage you to be especially aware of this email spam activity and to not entertain the email communication nor enter into communication with Mrs. Idris or the parties.


We apologize for the inconvenience caused by this illegal activity but we greatly appreciate your patience and trust in our brand.


We would also like to underline here that our database system is protected and that the email spam was spread randomly across the country and not via our database. BMW takes information protection very seriously and we will continue to maintain the same practices in conducting our businesses. Please contact us should you have any enquiries or further information on the above at BMW Voice 1800-88-3000.


About BMW EfficientDynamics


BMW EfficientDynamics was coined by BMW more than a decade ago to define the company’s long term sustainable strategy to produce fuel-saving and alternative vehicle concepts through clean production processes. It is an array of technologies that are already fitted as standard across practically the whole model range. As the manufacturer with the most comprehensive programme for reducing fuel consumption and emissions, BMW EfficientDynamics are designed to enhance the performance and driving pleasure of the vehicles at the same time. In 2007, BMW was awarded a "Green Steering Wheel" for outstanding environmental innovation for its BMW EfficientDynamics technology.


The BMW Group


The BMW Group is one of the most successful manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles in the world with its BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brands. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 25 production and assembly facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.


During the financial year 2010, the BMW Group sold 1.46 million cars and more than 110,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax for 2010 was euro 4.8 billion on revenues amounting to euro 60.5 billion. At 31 December 2010, the BMW Group had a workforce of approximately 95,500 employees.


The success of the BMW Group has always been built on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy. As a result of its efforts, the BMW Group has been ranked industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for the last six years.


About BMW Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.


BMW Malaysia Sdn Bhd is a joint venture between Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW) AG and Sime Darby Berhad. BMW Malaysia activities cover the wholesale of BMW cars, spare parts and accessories, as well as the overall planning of sales, marketing, after-sales, and other related activities in Malaysia. Its dealership network covers 15 outlets in various cities in Malaysia.


Issued by:


BMW Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Sashi Ambi
Corporate Communications Manager, Malaysia
Telephone: (+603) 8887 3822, Fax: (+603) 8887 3801
Email: sashi.ambihaipahan@bmw.com.my
Media Website: www.press.bmwgroup.com


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