SMS Scam

I received an SMS at 4:25am today saying "Congratulations!! your cellphone number has won R250,000 in NOKIA 2011 PROMO Ref No 0193 Np. pls call Mrs Linda on 0838770415 for your cash."

I phoned this number, which was answered by a woman who said that to release my money I needed to purchase a R275 VodaGo voucher and download it onto my phone. I was handed over to her "supervisor", a well spoken gentleman, who repeated the request. It was clearly not possible to download a voucher as I have a contract with another supplier. When I phoned again she asked for the pin number at which stage I accused her of fraud and the intention of reporting this crime. She became defensive but stuck to her story...

Report ID: 1225
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Suburb: N/A
Address: Red Cross Children's Hospital, Rondebosch
Crime Date/Time: 27 Jun 2011, 00:06 AM
Reported By: Username1225
Reported Date: 27 Jun 2011, 10:06 AM
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  • Telita 28 Mar 2012, 03:34 PM

    Received the same sms with ref nr BT23UK! Can you believe this people! Someone needs to do something about this!

  • henry8 23 Mar 2012, 03:34 PM

    Dont stress people im also R350000 richer. Same basterds.For assholes like this they must bring back the death penalty

  • toyah 23 Mar 2012, 01:56 PM

    I got the sms. It is a scam don't fall for it. We need to get these guys locked up as there are people out there who can't use a computer to look up the scams.

  • Johan 27 19 Mar 2012, 04:22 PM

    why is SAPS not doing anything about this,we are faced with a huge unemployment figure and these guys are to lazy to work lock them up and take all there belongings, RICA is not working if this is how it goes

  • Christo6 19 Mar 2012, 10:45 AM

    What will happen if you give them ID and proof of Residence?

  • Christo13 18 Mar 2012, 10:29 PM

    I received a smsm same numbers but instead of calling Jeff it says SA customer care and I need to visit the offices in 77 Westbourne rd with ID and proof of residance. What do they get out of it if I go there personally because there is only a 76 Westbourne rd REF:BT23UK whats up with this.

  • Kobus12 17 Mar 2012, 04:24 PM

    Received the same on 17/03/2012 and their website looks fairly good. Take care, a definite scam!

  • leslie3 16 Mar 2012, 11:43 AM

    If you check you will notice that the website is registered to a person in Johannesburg.I doubt if the address given is authentic.Just be alert at all times and if it sounds too good to be true it most probably is!

  • wonderland 16 Mar 2012, 11:11 AM

    i just got n sms right now....goverment must do something with this

  • Werner4 15 Mar 2012, 08:31 AM

    I also got an sms from NCR-ATM the same as Roger. This has to end.

  • Roger6 13 Mar 2012, 11:35 AM

    Yup, same NCR-ATM sms from Jeff with same ref number to "log in". How can they have a fancy looking website / worldwide contact info and NOBODY can do a thing to them? I just don't get it. bastards.

  • Nuraan 13 Mar 2012, 10:57 AM

    i recieved an sms about the NCR ATM Promo winnings this morning. same ref no. the works....... Definite SCAM People.

  • augustine tadiwa 13 Mar 2012, 09:41 AM

    received the same sms Congrats you have won R350000 from NCR promo.These guys are so dump.

  • yolandi3 13 Mar 2012, 09:39 AM

    i also got the same sms. How stupid. It realy looked legit. if it was not for google who knows where i would of been now... How could they do this and get away with it? These people are sick...

  • Chris15 9 Mar 2012, 07:18 PM

    I believe these Nigerian scamsters can be traced - the cellphone networks can trace these people with the help of the police...... they are propably illegal immigrants. I also recieved one today - Nokia promo scm

  • Marinda7 6 Mar 2012, 11:31 AM

    Yip. Received an sms saying that I won some large amount of money. BT23UK was my reference number too!! Ha Ha! I phoned the help line and the guy told me that I have to come to PE before the end of next week to collect. If this is a scam it really sucks. Is this fraud?? How do these people get our mobile numbers???

  • hanna2 5 Mar 2012, 09:00 AM

    Ncr-atm....fraud. I'm so glad that I googled it. Same sms an ref they must think we are stupid.....

  • ahmed3 1 Mar 2012, 09:11 PM

    received same sms today,congrats you won R350000,from ncr-atm promo from this no 0761582967.

  • Denise 18 28 Feb 2012, 09:22 PM

    Same sms got it twice today

  • Deon Govender 28 Feb 2012, 02:19 PM

    Received same sms today. Surely the police can arrest " Jeff ", 2 cell no, thats why we have RICA. 0837119314 0761582967.

  • Deon6 28 Feb 2012, 02:17 PM

    Same Sms, same code. Wow arent they stepping up now, no more airtime vouchers now a spiffy website. I really hope they dont manage to con anyone. Has anyone gone to PE office?

  • Username1995 28 Feb 2012, 02:17 PM

    Same sms - ????

  • lyzell 28 Feb 2012, 02:14 PM

    please stop this people. They must rika there phones, so use that to get this people. the phone number is 0761582967 that send me this sms.

  • Coleen3 28 Feb 2012, 10:52 AM

    Received the same sms this morning... it all seemed quite legit i have to say... too good to be true but quite convincing... luckily there is google to clear things up... has anyone in PE actually gone to the office they mention?

  • Bianca19 28 Feb 2012, 09:11 AM

    Got the same NCR promo sms this morning. It is a scam because no way can everyone win the same promo!

  • Cliff5 28 Feb 2012, 08:47 AM

    Yup, same NCR-ATM sms from Jeff with same ref number to "log in". How can they have a fancy looking website / worldwide contact info and NOBODY can do a thing to them? I just don't get it.

  • paul31 28 Feb 2012, 08:34 AM

    I also received a mail sdaying I won R350 000 Atm promo contact Jeff 0837119314

  • Dominic3 27 Feb 2012, 09:57 AM

    I too got NCR ATM sms, and if you have a lookon the site they made you have to pay R900-00 admin fees. How rediculous is that. Scam!

  • Quentin Kilian 24 Feb 2012, 06:30 PM

    I received the exact same sms from Jeff, cellphone number 083 711 9314. I have informed NCR Headquarters and they said that they were not aware of the promotion AT ALL and will inform their legal department about the scam. We as South Africans should be so carefull about what information we give out, they wanted the residential adress, how dangerous is that.

  • Jurie Smit 24 Feb 2012, 09:19 AM

    I recieved the same sms this morning - ran a trace on the cell and found the owner - a Thandeka Larah Ndzameza to be DECEASSED

  • Tyrone2 24 Feb 2012, 09:19 AM

    CONGRATS! YOU ARE A LUCKY WINNER OF R350,000 FROM NCR-ATM PROMO (100% GUARANTEED). REF: BT23UK. TO CLAIM VISIT OR CONTACT JEFF - 0837119314. I too got one this morning. Once again I assume This a scam?

  • Warren Spilsbury 24 Feb 2012, 08:15 AM

    Hi have just received a sms: "Congrats! You are a winner of R350,000 from NCR-ATM promo (100% Guaranteed). Ref:BT23UK. To claim visit or contact Jeff - 0837119314" Received from number: +17632606536. Please be careful people - there is alot of Syndicate Crime out there. I feel sorry for poor Jeff if he phones me!!!

  • LOUIS VAN NIEUWENHUIZEN 20 Feb 2012, 01:22 PM

    Good Day,THIS IS THE SMS.Congrats! You are a lucky winner of R350.000.From Ncr-Atm promo (100% guaranteed). Ref:BT23UK. To claim visit or contact Jeff - 0837719314.(Port Elizabeth) Can you please look into it for me.Is this scam/fraud or real? Regards Louis

  • Moses Tshabalala 16 Sep 2011, 01:06 PM

    I got the same sms: CONGRATULATIONS!! Your mobile number has won you R950 000.00 in FIFA WORLDWIDE PROMO. Ref No :A/P286. For claims call Mrs Christabel owen on 079-1302-421. I called the number from a private number and a chinese lady answered and said that they do not accept private calls and while talking another black gentleman told me the same thing over her. I told them I would report them to the police and they hung up.

  • arendi 30 Aug 2011, 09:21 AM

    i received a sms in the middle of the night that said: Congratulations!!, your cellphone number has won R 250 000, in NOKIA 2011 PROMO DRAW. Ref no 0193Np.pls call Mrs Linda on 0838770415 for your cash prize. 8am-4pm. form a number: 027791861241. please beware!

  • Sfiso3 26 Aug 2011, 09:06 AM

    i recieved a sms that said: CONGRATULATIONS!! Your mobile number has won you R950,000.00 in FIFA WORLDWIDE PROMO. Ref No:SA/P286. For claims call Mrs Christabel owen on 079 1302 421 i was asked to buy vodacom airtime for R550 and call to give them the pin for voucher for them to activate. i think its is a scam. why can't they deposite atleast halve of the money in my account first then i will by that airtime!! i will waste my money. If there is someone who knows how to trace this number especially the police these people needs to be behind bars

  • adrian2 10 Aug 2011, 06:08 PM

    i recieved a sms that said i won R250,000-00 in nokia 2011 pro draw.ref no 0193Np. pls call Mrs linda on 0838770415 for your cash prize. 8am - 7pm. after they said that i mst purchase airtime but must not load it to my phone i terminated the call. i phone nokia and they inform me about the scam. these crooks must be put behind bars!

  • Bev Swanepoel 29 Jun 2011, 02:58 PM

    I received the exact same sms as Lillian, why are these people allowed to do this!!!

  • Tumelo5 29 Jun 2011, 07:59 AM

    l received a sms saying Congratulations!!! Your number won R999,000 in the FIFA 2011 AWARD DRAW. With REF: F007. For claim details Call:0782044040. I wonder how they got our numbers. Please do something about this people.

  • Disa 28 Jun 2011, 01:22 PM

    hello I received it twice yesterday and today and he read like this : Congratulation ! Ur SIM No Won 95,000 and Nokia E72 in Our Nokia Promo Ref N0 ZNK012 For claim call Mrs. Caroline on 07366296798 for ref Activation . I smell a rat and called the number and a lady answer the phone . I tell her to stop harassing me with her scams and I reply via SMS that they would be found in due course. I suggest SAPS deal with these peoples more effectively

  • Lillian Kruger 28 Jun 2011, 11:11 AM

    I received a sms saying i have won R90000000.00 i must contact this no 0766018331 or visit website for more info and my was BT23UK. The name of the place is BT Mobile.

  • tracy legg 27 Jun 2011, 06:14 PM

    l also received a sms saying Congratulations!!! Your mobile number was randomly selected, you won R750,000 in the FIFA 2011 AWARD DRAW. With REF: FA286. For claim details Call:0733806995 which l did and was told to phone back in 2 minutes time and when l did the phone was on voicemail.l'm sure these people can be caught through rica.please do something about it.

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