FIFA Mobile Scam

Received an SMS from 0782823284 stating that my Cell C mobile number won me R600 000 in FIFA 2012 New Year Promotion and to call Sir Frank Brown with supplied reference number. Called the person, who asked my name and to phone him back after 5 minutes in order for him to confirm my details on their system. Phoned back and was congratulated and asked to SMS my full details and account number to the stated number within 15min of the call for FIFA to deposit the amount. I asked for his credentials and was only verbally told that he is the FIFA Claims officer stationed in Cape Town and e-mail address was he several times whether I will SMS my banking details. Did not comply to the request.

Report ID: 1747
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Limpopo
City/Town: Musina
Suburb: N/A
Address: 0782823284
Crime Date/Time: 4 Dec 2012, 00:12 AM
Reported By: Username1747
Reported Date: 4 Jan 2012, 10:01 AM
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  • Ray11 10 May 2013, 07:11 AM

    Congratulations!! your Mobile No : has won R450,000 in the on going (2013 FIFA Mobile Award promotion) with REF NO:SA89LK for claims Call 0835320023 . Receive this SMS on 9 May 2013. I didn't respond.

  • Babie 27 Nov 2012, 06:37 AM

    I received an sms today at 00:59am stated I have won 450,000 with ref 012/fa from fifa 2012 promo, and that I must call 0735439944 to claim. Who on earth won that money without entering the competition. At first I was happy then I thought Oops! Its a scam.

  • AGM 25 Oct 2012, 09:59 AM

    Received one last night, I called them today and he asked me for the ref no and asked for my cell number told him I dont know it by heard and I will call back.

  • Lesego3 4 Sep 2012, 06:06 AM

    i received the same message, but did not call (Ref:013PF) the agent'name is Dr Anderson. I wondered why FIFA is using doctors and smelled th rat!!!!

  • Elma Kruger 1 Aug 2012, 04:47 PM

    I received an sms on the 31/7/2012 that stated that my mobile number has won R950 000.00 and that I must call Sandra on 0719798001 with a reference number. I called the lady and she said that she has been employed by FIFa for 21 years and congratulated me on my winnings. She phoned me several times to get my banking details and said that my winnings will be deposited within 10min. She was adamant to get my details, wich for obvious reasons did not supply. I haven't heard from her since.

  • lura 24 Jul 2012, 05:12 AM

    Same with same ref amount and number a scham!!!!

  • Imran2 11 Jul 2012, 01:33 AM

    Got an SMS on Tuesday, 2012/07/10, stating that I had won the FIFA 2012 Mobile Promotions Award of R450 000.00, and that I required to call 0780533126 with the reference number 013PF to claim the prize.

  • Muller 26 Jun 2012, 07:47 AM

    Jip i recieved the same message. 0785025188 ref:F444SA R450 000.00

  • bronwyn3 20 Mar 2012, 12:07 PM

    i received the exact same sms as Sam on 13.03.2012 with the same ref no.jus spoke and was given 2 options for payment...1) direct transfer for which they need my banking details or 2) via courier for which i am liable for the costs.....i wish there was a way to continue this"DEAL" SO we can catch them out!!!!!!!!!

  • Maria3 20 Mar 2012, 10:36 AM

    Hey all, I just received the sms that says: " your Cell no. was randomly picked in Fifa 2012 Promo. You won, R450 000.00 with ref no. P286. Contact Dr Roy Anderson on: 0738739327. For Claims"

  • Sam22 13 Mar 2012, 09:10 AM

    Hey all, I received this text message this morning, I quote, "CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your Cell Phone Number Has Won You R300,000:00ZAR in FIFA 2012 NEW YEAR PROMOTION. For Claims Call DR SMITH on 0782823284 with Ref No: SA/250".

  • RAY4 22 Feb 2012, 04:55 PM

    Got sms yesterday evening after 10pm stating that my mobile number had won R450,000 in the FIFA 2012 Yearly Promotion, with claims munber the works. contact sel number ( 078 975 0747 ) for claims. How do you win someting that you never enetered for? when will these people be caught and brought to book for their crimes against there own people.

  • Innocent 14 Feb 2012, 01:59 PM

    Just got a similar sms today. called the person who was appointed. he then told me to sms him my banking details n all necessary information and the money will be deposited b4 end of business. he added that i mst go to da nearest supermarket n buy R180 mtn airtime, which im to enclose its voucher in da sms. ths jst ddnt make sense to me.

  • elmo de wit 24 Jan 2012, 04:43 AM

    Yip receieved an sms for wining 1000000zar in fifas 2012 mobile draw,googled it,and could not find anythting on fifa's websites,if there was such a competition there would have been a lot of pr about it.NOTHING IS FOR FREE. .

  • Adri4 19 Jan 2012, 09:47 AM

    Received similar sms with a reference number for my claim :-) The best is to ask them WHICH is my mobile number that won the prize with this reference number?? ALWAYS check the internet when any type of winning is confirmed (specially if you did NOT enter/apply for any competition... Thank you very much for the person who reported the FIFA mobile Scam here!!!! If we are united, reporting the scams, being aware (and not stupid:-) we can put a stop to crime in South Africa! Thank You for this site as well!!! Have a magic super blessed day all!

  • Veronica 18 Jan 2012, 10:43 AM

    I received exactly the same sms today (18/01/2012) from the same as above with exact same info ... I did not call, did not reply, just went on the Internet and called it up and saw that it was fraudulant, advice to people...there are many scams... and who would ever win so much money in SA...DO NOT REPLY TO THESE SCAMS

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