Report allegedly claims Samsung hired 500 fake fans to present at Galaxy S6 launch in China, Samsung denies

April 6, 2015: Samsung seems to be taking some extreme public relation measures to give tough competition to Apple. As per the latest reports came out from Shanghai, Samsung allegedly paid 500 fake fans to pose at their recent event for launch of their flagship model Samsung S6 and S6 Edge. The complete attendance for the event was 1000 out of which the report claims half of them are fake. The undisclosed person who allegedly recruited the fans on behalf of Samsung claims that the company was looking for people under 30 who look like students. They had been paid $4.80 for at least an hour of attendance.
The fans had also been told to pose a real fans and asked to tell press that they present at event because they love Samsung phones. Many fans has been recruited through an ad in popular chinese messenger app WeChat. Every hired person should post a picture, phone number and name on WeChat. They also had to 'like' Samsung Galaxy Baidu page. Although, Samsung denies these reports terming it as total groundless and bogus.

In a statement released from Samsung today morning through it's blog, the company said: "Our findings have indicated that under no circumstances has anyone hired or give money to attend the event. In fact, more than 1,100 attendees, including consumers and industry officials, have all been formally invited to the Shanghai Culture Square where the event took place."

Source:WantChinaTimes
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An Electronics Engineer by education, a part-time blogger by passion. He loves everything about technology, hence he writes about it. Interest includes Technology, Startups and Mobile Applications.
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