Approx 3-4 months ago, I entered a competition which appeared on what I thought was a genuine "Omo" website. There were various prizes mentioned including washing powder for a year etc and the "GRAND PRIZE" of R 250 000,00.
Today I received an sms from 063 034 6179 stating that I had won the R 250 000,00 cash prize, that I had to call Mrs Zandile Khoza on 073 593 6469 and quote reference 991RPK.
"Mrs Khoza" then instructed me that I was to purchase R 180,00 worth of airtime and call her back from my cell phone. I purchased the airtime through my bank, which loaded it directly onto my cellphone, and called her again.
She then told me that I had to give her the reference number in order to claim the prize. I again gave her the reference number 991RPK but she said that she needed the reference number of the airtime voucher. I asked her if this was so that she could download the airtime and she said that she needed it to claim the prize for me.
I told her that I would have to buy ANOTHER R 180,00 airtime and that I would call her again.
I looked up "Omo" on my computer and found that there had been a scam such as this in 2013 and felt the need to report this as a possible attempt to defraud.