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I RECEIVED AN SMS READINGH AS FOLLOWS:CONGRATULATION! YOUR MOBILE NR HAS WON R500 000 IN FIFA 2011 GAME OF LIFE PROMO HELD IN UK, REF NO: 224PH, CALL JAMES MENDEZ ON: 073 041 6207 FOR CLAIMREGARDSCARLIN

Report ID: 1014
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: Somerset West
Suburb: MACASSAR
Address: MY CELL PHONE
Crime Date/Time: 12 Apr 2011, 00:04 AM
Reported By: Username1014
Reported Date: 12 Apr 2011, 07:04 AM
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  • Dee8 13 Aug 2013, 11:52 AM

    Received an SMS at midnight. Apparently I am so lucky as to win R750 000 in the AFCON Draw Promo. The verification centre number is 0741835747. Now this is not the first time I've received SMS messages from these vile nefarious scammers. I followed up on one of these SMS messages a few months ago. I grilled the woman on the phone about their scam and where they got my number from. She quickly hung up and then refused to answer any calls from my cell phone. I switched to a landline and grilled her again. She put the phone down again. I then spent all my free time continuously phoning her number (in order to disrupt her scam efforts) for at least two days. Do whatever you can to disrupt, expose and report these contemptible scum.

  • Elmari2 12 Jul 2013, 10:55 AM

    From 265998741663 Received: Jul 11 2013 17h54 FINAL NOTIFICATION Your Ref. is AFC707 from the AFCON DRAW PROMO.Your prize money is R750000.00. Call claims consultant on 0741865747 to activate your prize. phoned the number someone answered when I enquired where they got my details from and advised that i did not enter any competitions that person said, oh you must have received it in error, please delete the message from your phone

  • Thomas10 23 May 2013, 02:59 PM

    I final noticification.your ref.Is AFC707 from the affcon final draws.your price money was R750,000.00.Call claim consultant on 0741865747 to process your prize

  • Alicia9 27 Mar 2013, 08:11 AM

    FINAL NOTIFICATION: Your Ref. is AFC707 from the AFCON FINAL DRAWS.Your prize money was R750,000.00. Call claims consultant on 0741865747 to process your prize. If only was true. These people are pathetic and the problem is that they get away with it.

  • SUSAN17 19 Mar 2013, 09:42 AM

    where do they get our contact info. you think ah my number is save the number which my sms came from 0741865831 and my claims consultant 0780337115. when will these scams ever stop.

  • jan18 5 Mar 2013, 02:01 AM

    I got this one @ 00:52,FINAL NOTIFICATION: Your Ref. is AFC707 from the AFCON FINAL DRAWS.Your prize money was R750,000.00. Call claims consultant on 0784882136 to process your prize

  • sujon sarker 6 Oct 2012, 10:16 AM

    i hav got an email from such companies.

  • Berry2 2 Mar 2012, 08:28 AM

    Guy's they are back, received my sms at 06.10am this morning with my no being "randomly drawn for the Fifa 2012" from no 0712780491, only R555 000.00 though, by the way the person to contact is Rico Rich on 0793358249 or fax 0867317807

  • Anitha 19 Dec 2011, 07:58 AM

    I got this one @ 06:08. CONGRATULATION!!!Your mobile number has won you R875,000 in FIFA 2011 GAME OF LIFE PROMOTION.REF NO F/819.For claims call MR paul morrison 076 051 8414

  • Username3409 21 Nov 2011, 07:38 AM

    Mine said... are these numbers RICA'ed? Can't the police crack down on them? Congratulations,Your phone number has won you R250,000 in FIFA 2011 Free Promo.Your winning code Number is N231SA.For cash claims,call Mrs Clara Moor 0735029187

  • Trezelle Kollner 9 Nov 2011, 10:57 AM

    I received a sms this morning 06:13 saying: Congratulations, your phone number have won you R250,000 in FIFA 2011 Free Promo, Your winning code number is N231SA. For claims, call Clara Moore on 0735029187. I phoned the number and the asked who is speaking and she said it is Clara Moore so I said to her I received a sms stating that I won money. She said to me I must sms her my banking details and go buy a R275 vodacom airtime voucher and then send her the code on the slip and i must not put the airtime on my phone and she asked me how long will it take me to do that so i said to her about 15min and after about 30min she phoned me back and said when am i going to buy the voucher. I really hope this people get catched and put to jail for stealing other peoples money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Amir 8 Nov 2011, 11:21 AM

    I received an SMS from 0786232747 saying that I won R 960 000.00 in a FIFA UK MOBILE PROMO. and to call a local agent James Bill on 0786232747 or email fifaclaims2011@w.cn. I called to see if this was actually true. He said I had to buy R275 Vodacom airtime and them sms the pin, my details and the reference number UK983SA to him...I mean really duh, I must buy someone else airtime to give me money??? If you wn a competition you should get the winnings at no cost to you!! LMAO!!!

  • asiya 26 Oct 2011, 12:35 AM

    same sms, call number 0732506972. hpe the call gets traced, guy tracked and sent to jail. stupid idiot.

  • Kerry7 21 Oct 2011, 09:56 AM

    Morning. I just received a sms saying that I have won R710 000 in the FIFA 2011 Promotion Draw, UK Ref no. F776. To claim I must call 083 925 9388. Who ever these ppl are they must think we are all idiots to fall for such crap!!

  • Jaco du Toit 20 Oct 2011, 06:55 AM

    I won as well!!! CONGRATULATION!!!Your mobile number has WON you R750,000.00 in FIFA 2011 GAME OF LIFE PROMOTION.Ref No:SA/819.For claims call Mr Johannes Everhardus 076 051 8414.

  • Shan Fourie 19 Oct 2011, 09:02 AM

    Hi there I also recieved a msg: CONGRATULATION!!!Your mobile number has WON you R875,000.00 in FIFA 2011 GAME OF LIFE PROMOTION.Ref No:PF/819.For claims call Mr Paul morrison 076 051 8414.

  • m e nkatlo 11 Oct 2011, 11:35 AM

    on the 11/10/2011 i resieve sms that says i have won 75000.00 on the fifa came of life promotion. when call those numbers that person talk english like nigerian people.

  • Unknown 29 Sep 2011, 08:24 AM

    Hi, I receive same sms last night the number to call is 0783390426 ref nr F586, when I call the person intruduce himself as Robert Smith with a Nigerian accent. only i cld i decided to google it. am i in trouble?

  • Lintle 28 Sep 2011, 12:26 PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!! YOUR CELL NUMBER WAS RANDOMLY SELECTED IN THE FIFA 2011 MOBILE AWARD DRAW,YOU WON(R450,000)WITH REF/NO:F0144SA. CALL:0832160549 FOR CLAIMS.

  • Murray3 26 Sep 2011, 11:23 AM

    CONGRATULATIONS!! YOUR CELL NUMBER WAS RANDOMLY SELECTED IN THE FIFA 2011 MOBILE AWARD DRAW,YOU WON(R450,000)WITH REF/NO:F0144SA. CALL:0832160549 FOR CLAIMS.

  • Busi2 21 Sep 2011, 08:34 AM

    I received the same message on my vodacom number. i am just worried about what they want to achieve with these sms's. They must be stoped.

  • Susan15 6 Sep 2011, 01:52 PM

    I received the same SMS this morning,exactly the same as Alan's. Same Reference & contact numbers. They have to stop this immediately.

  • Alan5 5 Sep 2011, 11:48 AM

    I recieved a very similar sms today at about 8:30am from this number 0712153719 stating... Congratulations!!! Your mobile number has won R900 000.00 in the FIFA 2011 PROMOTION UK. Ref no F586. Call 0734917591, For your prize claim. The "prize" money is increasing, they must be getting desperate, hahaha. But honestly still cant believe this scam is still happening, something has to be done about this bs, seriously.

  • Unknown 24 Aug 2011, 03:44 PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!! YOUR CELL NUMBER WAS RANDOMLY SELECTED IN THE FIFA 2011 MOBILE AWARD DRAW,YOU WON(R450,000)WITH REF/NO:F0144SA. CALL:0832160549 FOR CLAIMS.I received that sms today and I gave my I.d no and my occupation.his name is desmond

  • Anne9 22 Aug 2011, 09:45 PM

    Hi i also received such a e-mail.on 22 aug2011 at 01:35 .IT READs COngratulations your mobile number has won R750,000 in Fifa 2011 game of life promo.ref:fq/190 .FOR CLAIMS CALL AGENT ROBERT CARL O795331282 FROM 0715161747. I called the number a man answer said he did not send the text then he ask for my name and then the refe number. And said i won r750,000. A lady call me left message to call robert carl . He gave me two option check to be delivered or bank details and when i wanted it to be delivered said it for my own safty to give bank details. When in wanted tn be delivered he became quite quite and did nt speak at all i hang up. Around a day or few our i received unknown numbers the whole time.

  • Tembie 18 Aug 2011, 08:08 AM

    Also received exactly one of the smses mentioned above from cell no.0793883589 to claim my prize from cell no.0733806995

  • Cheryl15 16 Aug 2011, 12:10 PM

    I received the same sms on the 12 August at 23h45 advising I had won R750 000 in the FIFA 2011 award draw with ref no FA286. The cell no given to collect prize 0838919144. I see this has been reported on this site since April 2011. Has nothing been done? why are these people still sending out these sms's? is anyone looking into this matter?

  • Anlap 5 Aug 2011, 11:16 AM

    i also received this sms yesterday, R710 000.00. Asked mr Reeves whether it is a scam and he confirmed, absolutely not!!!! this cell no 0784882136, from port elizabeth he says, and i just have to follow what he says to receive the monies. ha.ha ha.ha

  • Philip4 5 Aug 2011, 07:50 AM

    Again, same thing happened to me from the number :073 250 6972. Isn't this the kind of thing that RICA is supposed to stop??? This is the second time this number has been reported....

  • Kgotla 4 Aug 2011, 10:31 AM

    Received mine today at - 4th August 2011. From Mr MCCARTHY in Cape Town cell no: 0726339235. He promised a bank Guaranteed Cheque. Waiting to see how this one will turn out.

  • Jean E 3 Aug 2011, 07:24 AM

    They are still at it! I received the same message today - 3rd August 2011. They give the phone back number as 0784882136.

  • Joey4 2 Aug 2011, 08:12 PM

    SMS on my cell phone 29 July 2011 saying that I have won R850000.00 on FIFA-UK Promotions. To claim call Chantelle Peterson 0736049008.Then you send email to fifaukwillfield@aol.co.uk with your name,email address and phone number. Received reply from Stan Willfield, Promotions Manager at FIFA-UK with authentic looking certificates confirming that the funds are insured by Churchill Insurance Brokers and ask for your banking details (or they will send a cheque to your residential address) - your choice! Once you have sent them the info they will advise you when the funds will be deposited into your account.Waiting to see what happens next!HOW DO WE STOP THESE SCAMS?

  • Edward Olivier 23 Jun 2011, 12:39 PM

    received mine at 04:37am on the 22 of June It said: congratulations your phone nr has won you R500 000 in the FIFA 2011 free promo. Your batch nr. is N231SA. for cash claims call mrs. Clara Moore 0735029187. Phoned the nr, they said I must phone back for conformation and when I did she became agressife when I didn't want to give her my bank details.

  • Shaun31 21 Jun 2011, 07:23 AM

    Received: 21 June 2011 @ 02:50AM Congratulations!!! Your mobile number has won R710.000.00 in the FIFA 2010 PROMOTION DRAWS, UK. Ref No. F772. Call 0732506972 for prize claim. F@cking idiots!!! scammers pisses me off.

  • Erina 13 Jun 2011, 02:07 PM

    Good day I received a sms last night just after 12: "Congratulations!!! Your mobile number has won R710 000.00 in the FIFA 2011 PROMOTION DRAWS, UK. Ref no. F772. Call: 0732711148. For your prize claim." I did phone them, they wanted me to deposit R10 000 into their account and send through the proof of payment for my "winnings" to be released. The guys name is Morgan Reeves and is very manipulative. When I spoke the the person, I asked them where they are situated and he replied 25 Nelson Mandela Ave, PE

  • liv 10 Jun 2011, 09:23 AM

    I received a text on my new mobile no (which very few people have) stating Congratulations! your mobile number has won R710 0000.00 in the FIFA 2011 PROMOTION DRAWS UK. Ref No. F772. Call 0732711148 for your prize claim. I am usually sceptical of these things but decided to caqll "to claim my prize" from a landline. A foreign (francophone) sounding man answered saying "FIFA 2011" . He asked for the reference number and then said he would need my cell no to verify that the ref no had been sent to me. When I questioned why he needed that since his company had obviously sent the number in the first place, first tried to get very testy (tone changed quite aggressively ) and then after two seconds more, he hung up on me. Point is. Do not even consider calling these scammers. In my experience they usually have some kind of dialler installed (similar to those ones for sex lines) and when you call from your cell phone, you get placed in it and then get billed like crazy.

  • Tamsin Franks 9 Jun 2011, 10:18 AM

    I also received an sms stating I had won R750 000,00 in the FIFA 2011 GAME OF LIFE PROMOTION. Ref No: CAT/101. For claims call Mr Tim Hixson.0782411417.

  • Sarika2 8 Jun 2011, 08:15 AM

    I received an sms at 1am stating that I won R750 000 for FIFA 2011 Game of Life Promo Call Agent Robert Carl 0795331282. The sms came from this number 0791005906. MTN should check who these numbers belong to & take action against them.& also around the same time I was getting calls from a private number & I didn't answer the call - no sure if it is linked.

  • Tania deWaal 26 May 2011, 10:16 AM

    I have just received an sms telling me I have won a whole lot of money. I called the number & the guy said he needs my personal info. The message says: "CONGRATULATIONS! Your mobile number has won R750 000 in FIFA 2011 Game of Life promo. Ref FQ/190. For claims call Agent Robert Carl 07975331282. What the hell is going on??? I confronted him & he became defensive. Please someone stop these hoaxes!!!!!

  • Mpumza 24 May 2011, 12:30 PM

    I have received the following sms this morning sent from0790454746, sent at 24/5/11 at 06:42. Congratulations! Your mobile number has won R710 000 in the FIFA 2011 promotional draws, UK. Ref no. F796. Call: 073 250 6972 for your prize claim.

  • Brian11 23 May 2011, 12:11 PM

    yeah, I got the same one. CONGRATULATIONS!! YOUR CELL NO WAS RANDOMLY PICKED IN FIFA 2011 MOBILE AWARD, YOU WON (750 000. 00)YOUR REF(NO/F24SA).CALL:0838777435 FOR CLAIMS!!. Prob costs R50 a second for the call, lol

  • narisha 23 May 2011, 08:03 AM

    i received the same msg @23:30 this morning CONGRATULATIONS!! YOUR CELL NO WAS RANDOMLY PICKED IN FIFA 2011 MOBILE AWARD, YOU WON (750 000. 00)YOUR REF(NO/F24SA).CALL:0838777435 FOR CLAIMS!!.

  • Sibongile8 12 May 2011, 10:52 AM

    I have also received the same sms on my cell that said i won R710,000.00 silly hey!People we must do something to stop these scams!!!

  • Gideon11 28 Apr 2011, 08:07 AM

    Recieved mine at 12h20 this morning: CONGRATULATIONS!! YOUR CELL NO WAS RANDOMLY PICKED IN FIFA 2011 MOBILE AWARD, YOU WON (750 000. 00)YOUR REF(NO/F24SA).CALL:0838777435 FOR CLAIMS!!.

  • Sue16 21 Apr 2011, 07:59 AM

    Good Morning! I just recieved same sms. Funny that all these numbers are from MTN. People wanting airtime. Ai, what they wont do to get some moola! Lmao! Is this at least being investigated? Curious to know. My sms:Congratulations! Your mobile number has won R710 000 in the FIFA 2011 promotional draws, UK. Ref no. F796. Call: 073 250 6972 for your prize claim. Sent 21 April 2011 from 0739693486 at 07h29 Hope they be brought to justice.

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