I received an SMS stating that my cellphone number was randomly selected in their Rica promotion and I have won R250,000. I called 0799621281 and was asked for my ref. number - RCO7012ZA. After waiting for 3 mins for her to check, the lady said I have indeed won the money and I need to give her my bank details so that they can pay me the money. I didn't want to give my bank details " for a cash deposit", so she said they could send me a cheque (without bank details?). I was suspicious and asked for confirmation somehow. She told me to call a Mr. James at 021-8381855. He has a nice deep voice and a French accent. When I asked him some questions he told me I was being rude. I said " no I am just very cautious". Anyway, he said if I want my prize I must give my details to the lady. I called my husband and - what a coincidence - he too "has won R250,000!". Wow and with exactly the same reference number too!! When I called Mr. James to tell him that it was" our lucky day because this household has supposedly won R500,000 and on the same ref number!!! - he became quite annoyed and said "well if you don't want the money I can't help you" and put the phone down. Calling back the lady and pretending I was the owner of my husband's cell, she said yes you have won. When I said that it was a co-incidence and rather impossible, she said "no it could be possible". I told her that I was calling with my husband's cell number and she put down the phone!
|Crime Date/Time:||30 Oct 2012, 00:10 AM|
|Reported Date:||30 Oct 2012, 10:10 AM|