SMS Fraud


Received an SMS from +27 83 989 8174 stating "Coca-Cola Have Rewarded You (R355,000) ref No: DF6621 Call Mrs Anita Paul on 060 461 6498 for your claim 8AM TO 5PM" I called the number and the lady congratulated me on winning and asked if I would like the money to be transferred into my bank account or if I wanted a cheque. I requested a cheque, and she asked me to sms her my address, and then phone her back. I sent the sms with my address and before I could call her, she phoned me asking why I had not phoned her. I said I was busy calling her when she phoned and she said I must phone her immediately. On phoning her, she requested that I go and purchase an MTN airtime voucher for R180.00 and must not activate it on my phone, but call her and she will tell me how to activate it as she must attache my reference number to the airtime pin. I said it would take at least an hour to get the voucher and she advised that I do this soonest. For obvious reasons I will not be purchasing the voucher, neither will I phone her back.

Report ID: 14859
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Eastern Cape
City/Town: PORT ELIZABETH
Suburb: Adcockvale
Address: Cellphone
Crime Date/Time: 10 Jun 2016, 09:06 AM
Reported By: Colin97704
Reported Date: 10 Jun 2016, 09:06 AM
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    I received a sms saying that I won a Toyota Yaris 2016 model and I must phone this number 0792916160 contatc Felicity and it came from 0788431503 ref no T122SA !

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