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2012 Nokia Global promo
Report ID: 2336
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Eastern Cape
City/Town: Grahamstown
Suburb: N/A
Address: N/A
Crime Date/Time: 02 August 2012, 8:00AM
Reported Date: 02 August 2012
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The Incident
SMS advising that my mobile number has won R195.000 ref no 0029.  For claims contact Mrs Zandile Williams on 0833692002

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65 Comments for: 2012 Nokia Global promo

Comment by: Meme

I just got an sms saying 'Congratulations, your mobile has won R250 000 in the Rica 2013 promotion, ref no. 009rsa. Contact Zandile Williams for claims.' I deleted it immediately.

Date: 17 September 2013

Comment by: hannes

check out this site,i recieved the same from these poeple,scammers. you will find they are from india,0788394553 and 0839806138 are from india

Date: 11 April 2013

Comment by: Shaun

Received a text today stating the following: Congratulations! Your Cell Number Has Won You the Sum Of R175,000. In NOKIA GLOBAL Promotion. Ref No:115NKP. Call Mr Benjamin on:0788394553 For Claim.

Date: 8 April 2013

Comment by: Bets Fouche

I have just receive a sms: Congratulations! Your cell mobile number has won you the sum of R175000.00 in Nokia global promotion your ref no is 115NKP. Call Benjamin on 0788394553 for claim" How do they know what kind of cell phone I have

Date: 26 March 2013

Comment by: Janet de Witt

SMS advising that my mobile number has won R195.000 ref no 0029. For claims contact Mrs Zandile Williams on 0710287660 - appears she bought a new sim card.

Date: 18 March 2013

Comment by: Sindi Cain

What has been done this far to stop this fraud scam. Todays number to phone is 0833127935. A Mr. Desmond promo!

Date: 15 March 2013

Comment by: Hebina Nkomo

I received an SMS Monday 11 March 2013 stating that I have won R175 000 in Nokia Global promotion Ref no 810/NKP Cantact Mr David on 0783454168 in order for him to send me a cheque. I phone from my landline and he asked me why am I not using my cell phone to phone him. I asked him togive me his email address so that I can send my physical address to him he said I need to SMS the details. Why is Nokia so quiet about this scam. We RIKA the cell phone numbers cant the police trace this thugs and arrest them. this is acceptable, how could these thugs carry on like this for so long and not being caught. Please do something about this before many people are robbed.

Date: 11 March 2013

Comment by: 0785239533

I received the same sms on 26 February winning 159000 ref.0029. I am sure these people are Nigerians. I'm watching their movies and the accent is the same. Pls people do not fall for them. My 2nd time now. BEWARE!!

Date: 28 February 2013

Comment by: Jacques G

Hi, I recieved this stupid SMS as well. You know what, nowhere in the SMS does it state t&C apply or that you might have won. It states you have won. This is false advertisement and one should actually demand your winnings and if not take them to court, our law enforcement wont do anything about this.

Date: 15 February 2013

Comment by: Theunis Hofmeyr

I got a similar message,this morning, to contact Sonia Owen at 076 784 6245. I called that number. The person answering claimed to be Sonia Owen, acting on behalf of Nokia. She (or he)was not interested in my questions and put down the phone.

Date: 12 February 2013

Comment by: Ryian

I received the below SMS on 2013/02/08 at 09:38 from 0817723700. "Congratulation!!Your mobile number has won R175,000 in the 2013 NOKIA GLOBAL Promo. ref no 0029.for claims contact MRS GRACE BOTHA on tel. 0786725079."

Date: 8 February 2013

Comment by: mariza van wyk

My husband got a sms from 0817630418 claiming he has won R175,000.00 with reference number 0029 and he should contract Mrs Grace Botha on 0786725079 When my husband phoned, a man picked up and told him they will deliver the cheque. We knew it was a scam right from the start as we always get these sms's but thought why not phone and see how they do this...Soon afterwards we got a sms telling us that the courier is on its way and we have to make a down payment of R1950 for an express delivery service. So now you all not even think about calling these people they are scammers. Can't the police track their rica info and bust them?

Date: 7 February 2013

Comment by: Diva

i also received this message today 2013.01.24 when i called the number, this man is pretending to be a woman, i told him Shit..... people do not even return the calls from this people, they are thugs who are just interest in stealing people's money....

Date: 24 January 2013

Comment by: Paddy

I have just received a message : Congratulations: Your mobile number has won R195,000.00 in the 2013 Nokia Global promo, ref no 0029. For claims contact Mrs N Kate on 0738225942 , dated 2013.01.23

Date: 23 January 2013

Comment by: Siya

0n the 17/01/2013 I revived a sms that reads: Congratulation!!Your mobile number has won R195,000 in the 2012 NOKIA GLOBAL Promo.ref no 009nyp.For claims contact MRS GLORIA MBATHA on 07339909510. I called the number back and the lady confirmed I won indeed. She asked whether the money should be deposited to my account or cheque would be posted. I chose the latter and gave my address. I then smsed her my address. To date I still waiting for the cheque

Date: 22 January 2013

Comment by: carlo D

congratulation!!Your mobile number has won R175,000 in the 2012 NOKIA GLOBAL Promo.ref no 0029.for claims contact MRS GRACE BOTHA on tel;0786725079.

Date: 28 December 2012

Comment by: Mrs P H Wright

On 8th December 2012 received a message that reads: Congratulations Your mobile number has won R200,000 in the Nokia 2012 Global Promo. Ticket Ni 0114. For Claims Contact Mrs Lucio Ferio on 0748735705. Did not responde to the message. Evening of the 9th i received 0793552042 man "saying you called me? I answered with "Pardon" and the call was then cut. This is extremely scary for me.

Date: 10 December 2012

Comment by: Pierrette

I just recieved the same sms....

Date: 6 December 2012

Comment by: Ed

just rcvd the same sms stating i'd won R195,000 ref #0029, from number : 0731689183

Date: 5 December 2012

Comment by: Mr Reddy

She has asked me all of the same questions above. When I asked her where she stays she gave me a stupid address and then started getting rude when I asked her her particulars. She also sounds like a black woman. SCAM!!!! BEWARE!!!!

Date: 4 December 2012

Comment by: Mr kona

got an sms advising that my mobile number has won R195.000 and i should call Mrs Zandile Williams to claim my price money to 073 168 9183

Date: 30 November 2012

Comment by: saravan

SMS advising that my mobile number has won R195.000 ref no 0029. For claims contact Mrs Zandile Williams on 0731689183. good luck and hope this helps you.

Date: 25 November 2012

Comment by: sharon

My husband received an sms on Friday 16 November saying he had won R150 000, and to phone Mrs Owen, this is the NOKIA global promo.

Date: 18 November 2012

Comment by: herode

These people are really evil.this morning I received an sms that my mobile number has won R195.000.00 ref number 009nyp and I should contact Mrs C.Joyce at I'm use to this on my yahoo mail,I just deleted that msms.becareful!

Date: 16 November 2012

Comment by: Ldizia

Received sms that won Nokia Global promo - R150000.00 - ticket no 0114. Phone Sonia Owen 0728988627 Yeah right like I am that doff to phone. Always google first and read up on these scammers.

Date: 14 November 2012

Comment by: liziwe

i recieved the very same sms stating that congratulations: your mobile number has won R195.000 in the nokia glbal promo, ref no 0029. for caims contact Mrs Zandile Williams on 0731689183. i call them she said i must my bank details and i sent them after that she said i must buy vodacom voucher of R275.00 and send them aserial number but i could'nt buy it.

Date: 8 November 2012

Comment by: bandile

I also received a sms today that says "Congratulation! !! Your mobile number won R175,000 in our 2012 NOKIA global promotion, Ref,No:991rpk. To claim your prize contact mrs. Victoria. on:0839806138. the number that sent me this sms is 0812358394. this is totaly a scam because this not the first time I get this very same sms with the differet contact numbers.

Date: 8 November 2012

Comment by: Annie

Received the same sms today (05-11-2012) that i have R 175000.00 in the Nokia 2012 global Promo. Was curious to see where this goes and if you reply with any details to them they reply back that your file from the insurance company was released and that a payment for insurance towards the release of your winnings need be paid to the value of R 1, 999.00. This is to secure safe delivery of your money???? spoke to a Mr Eric who also sounds foreign and gets wind-up a little when asked if this is a scam. The first time you phone them from a different number than the one you received the sms on, they instantly notice the number is different.

Date: 5 November 2012

Comment by: siya

Got an sms as well saying that I have won. I don't remember entering a Nokia Competition and don't even carry a Nokia. These people must get jobs and earn a living. Nxa. Beware people!!!

Date: 30 October 2012

Comment by: Mari

I received an sms stating that I won R150,000 and to claim my prize to contact Mrs Sonia Owen on 0728988327. She was quite abusive when confronted with her scam. Beware of these criminals!!!!!

Date: 29 October 2012

Comment by: laure

Also received sms that I won R175,000 in the Nokia global prorp ref 0029 and to call Grace Botah on 0786725079. Surely MTM can assist in tracing these people?

Date: 17 October 2012

Comment by: johan mostert

i have received the following sms today. congratulations: Your mobile number has won R195.000 in the 2012 Nokia Global promo, ref no 0029. for claims contact Mrs N. Kate on 0738225942. i see that there areu numerous posts about the same sms what are you guys doing to track these people down. i tell you what i will be doing, i will contact nokia and report this matter to them.

Date: 17 October 2012

Comment by: Arthur McCarthy

This is a scam - don't respond. Total rip-off. These guys are shrewd - a fool and his money are soon parted!

Date: 17 October 2012

Comment by: Terresa

I just received Email stating id won a million pounds. Why Can anyone be so cruel and dishonest. People are struggling in life and Its just evil to raise false hopes. I know like most hard working aussies that nothing comes without hard work in life.. Cruel and dishonest wankers

Date: 14 October 2012

Comment by: thembie

i also received a sms saying congratulations you phone has won 195000 and call mrs zandile for collection.I wish i can kill these idiots

Date: 11 October 2012

Comment by: nandi

I also recieved the sms stating I won 195000 from the Nokia Global Promo. I used a landline to call Mrs C Joyce who asked for my banking details or to adress to send the cheque to me. she said I must use the number which I recieved the sms.I knw this is a scam

Date: 11 October 2012

Comment by: carl mayeza

I received a message on my MTN 3G that I have won Nokia Prom (R125 000).Must call a Mr Henry at cell 071 098 7289.He wanted my to know if they must send it ti bank account or by post.I said post.Why must MTN allow us to be invaded by scams?I checked the net to confirm.It is a scam.MTN is responsible to us as clients.I think we need to sueor claim from our service providers

Date: 10 October 2012

Comment by: eric moloi

today the 9th october i receive an sms state that i won 175 000 in nokia promotion giving me ref no and contact details and tell me to buy 180mtn airtime and trasfer it.i refuse to give my bank detail and tell them to send cheque they said i must deposit 1900 before they deliver my cheque so please help

Date: 9 October 2012

Comment by: Isabel

I also got one from Zandile Williams today, ref no. 0029 and I 'won' R195 000. Can I sms 'Fuck off' back? If anything it will make me feel better?!

Date: 9 October 2012

Comment by: joseph januarie

i have received message"congratulation" your mobile number hase won R175000.00 REF 0029 in nokia global promo, contac Grace Botha cel no 0786725079 Date 8 October 2012

Date: 9 October 2012

Comment by: KW

I have received same message: "Congratulations!! Your mobile number has won R250,000 in the Nokia 2012 Global promo, ticket no 0114. For claims contact Mrs sonia owens (sic)on tel,0738842023."

Date: 9 October 2012

Comment by: rumbie

I just received the same sms as well saying I have won 195 000 and should call Zandile williams I just don't get why these people do this its not really worth it ! And may some one please do something about these scams

Date: 5 October 2012

Comment by: Jonathan K

I received an sms today showing that i have won R175 000. do these fraudsters honestly think that people will fall for this scam???

Date: 4 October 2012

Comment by: Nikki J

I just received an sms showing the exact same code of 0114 that Salome received. I called and Mrs Sonia Owens ask me to sms her my email address. I asked her why I could not give it to her over the phone, she refused to answer me, then she put the phone down. The question I have on earth do they get my details.

Date: 28 September 2012


I just received a msg stating that I won R196000, I called back, then this lady answeared we spoke but I gave her nothing but false infomation "LOL" so I wnder if they will ever call me again,,,

Date: 28 September 2012

Comment by: nonhlanhla

I have received this sms as well and i contacted Zandile Williams and she told me to send her my name and surname my ref no as well my address where i would like my cheque to be delivered to, they will contact me. but wht i can say is this is a SCAM people must not be fooled by all these things and send their personal information. why they give most of us same ref numbers?

Date: 27 September 2012

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Date: 25 September 2012

Comment by: Daniel

Also got message about how l had won R195000.00 in Nokia global promotion.such b#######.

Date: 24 September 2012

Comment by: Teboho

i received a message saying my number was randomly selected and i won R195 000 and my ref number is 0029. the say i must call Mrs N Kate on this number 073 822 5942 , i did phone Kate today ( 20/09/2012) and she said i must send my bank details,Cellphone Number and my ref(0029) number. she told me that Mr Adams(0719057045) will also sms me and i should call him back so that he can give me more info,i called him and he said i must pay R1999 as bank charges for transfer.hahaha,but he did not give me his banking stupid.i think it is possible to find this people if we want.

Date: 20 September 2012

Comment by: Jo

I also receive same SMS and try to phone sonia owen on 0726226760 to insult her but she did not answer.Luky b####

Date: 20 September 2012

Comment by: lindi Steggink

I think i have be tricked . Also got the message that i won R150000.0 on ticket 0114. I send my details per sms. not given my home adress but an postal box To a sonia owen. Lets see what happens

Date: 19 September 2012

Comment by: San

just got sms saying i have won R200 000 pin no NK09# contact Mrs Grace Bryan on 078 878 4803

Date: 18 September 2012

Comment by: Palesa

I received an sms that my mobile number won R250,000 and its comes with a ticket number 0114 this morning 17/09/2012 and i must contact Mrs Sonia Owens on tel,0738842023 this is a real fraudster and the voice sounds so weired people be ware because this frauster will ask for you Id and personal info dont give it out..

Date: 17 September 2012

Comment by: Philip

I recieved an sms that my mobile nr has won R195000 in the 2012 Nokia Global promo with my Ref pin nr 039#. Must phone joy Owen at 0739404407 to claim it. Who is going to stop these baboons?

Date: 17 September 2012

Comment by: siphiwe

I received an sms tht says I've won 250 000 from nokia what! what!, this really sucks, these ppl r fooling around wth us, we really need ths money

Date: 14 September 2012

Comment by: rene

I found this sms on my phone this morning (14 sept'12). Congratulations!!Your mobile number has won R250,000 in the Nokia 2012 Global Promo, Ticket no 0188P . For claims contact your agent Ruth on tel ;0795502527. Luckly I didn't phone because I know I did enter any Thing. I wonder if there is someone out there that Is going to stop these people?

Date: 14 September 2012

Comment by: Salome

I have received same message: "Congratulations!! Your mobile number has won R250,000 in the Nokia 2012 Global promo, ticket no 0114. For claims contact Mrs sonia owens (sic)on tel,0738842023." Usually when it sounds to good to be true, it is!!

Date: 13 September 2012

Comment by: Fiona

This morning (10th September 2012) I received the same sms "Congratulations!!Your cell number has won R150,000 in Nokia 2012 global promo,Ref no:2829.For claims contact Mr George Smith on Tel:0835214047" I have not phoned this number and don't intend to phone knowing that it is a scam.

Date: 10 September 2012

Comment by: lolo

I also received the message stating that I had won 150 000-00 and I should call Owen to claim my price. Pls do not let ur money to disappears in a thin air. This Nigerians are making millions out of our hard earned mone y. Pls Mr President do something with this barbaric busteds.

Date: 22 August 2012

Comment by: emmanuel

sorry to bother you because is not a comment i just want to no . i did receive a message yesterday (20/08/2012) that says i won R150 000 and my ref is 0110 . the say i must phone Mr Solomon Henry on this number 073 8122 647. My question is can i send him the particular he want or not. Anyone who can help me must send an answer to this number 084 299 29 47 please

Date: 21 August 2012

Comment by: emmanuel

i received a call message that saying i won R150 000 and my ref number is 0110. the say i must call Mr Solomon Henry on this number 073 8122 647 , i did phone henry today ( 21/08/2012) and he said i must fax my ID ,Address,Name,Cellphone Number and my Ticket number. i must fax to this number 0860 364 0002 . he will fax my cheque to my address

Date: 21 August 2012

Comment by: Adi Hendricks

I received the same message stating that I won R150000 ref number 0110 and I have to call Mr Henry Solomans on 0738122647. He wants my address for cheque delivery and all my other details. He sounded half asleep and foriegn as I called him at 7 in the morning which is out of bussiness hours.

Date: 6 August 2012

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