Nokia Year Promotion - Won R250000

Recieved an sms to say that we had won R50000 with ticket no 0166p and to call 071 8320625.  The message was sent from 072 872 4542.  When I called, the man told me that my ticket number had not yet been processed through their system and that I would need to buy R175 vodacom air time and sms the pin number, my phone number, postal address and ticket number as well as cell phone serial number and they would post the cheque to me.  When I asked if I could first load the airtime onto my phone and then send the pin number he got quite upset and said they would use the R175 to process the ticket number.  When I questioned this he asked me if I wanted the R25000 or not and if I did I was to follow the instructions as he had given. I put the phone down as I had googled the scam and found others who had a similar or almost identical experience.

Report ID: 2109
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Krugersdorp
Suburb: N/A
Address: Postnet Suite 330, Private Bag X3, Northriding
Crime Date/Time: 2 Apr 2012, 00:04 AM
Reported By: Username2109
Reported Date: 2 Apr 2012, 10:04 AM
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  • Nolwazi Hamnca 12 Oct 2012, 11:48 AM

    i just received the same email and beacuase i had never heard about the competition i decided to google it. glad i used my instincts and did not immediately call the number. thank you for warning us.

  • Tumelo Mathiba 4 Sep 2012, 10:26 AM

    I have just received the exact same message with the same ticket number 0166p. I mean how possible is it for everyone to get the same ticket number from 0725426765. But asked to call a defferent number to claim ur prize.the Lady by the Name of Amanda said I must call her after 5 mins so she can confirm my ticket number.I called after 5 minutes and she congratulated me on winning. She asked if I wanted cash or cheque.I said cash and she asked me to send bank details ticket number and R 220 airtime and my claim will be processed.I agreed to all that.Then I asked her a simple favour to confirm the number 'where the winning sms was sent' she could even respond. That's when I googled this scam..

  • Hanli 13 Jul 2012, 09:50 AM

    En so kry ek ook die bdskap dat ek geld gewen het en net die sel nr verskil maar die kaartjie nr is dieselfde.

  • buhle max. 11 Jul 2012, 10:31 PM

    OMG!!! I too got excactly the same message and thank God I diddn't have enough airtime to respond to my "cash prize". every detail on the sent message is the same as mine, where the hell do these people get our contact details?????? id sooo love to know! thanks for shearing your experince

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