NOKIA Promotion

I wish I had googled Nokia Promotion earlier and seen how many people had received the sms from +27722479831 (10:18) NOKIA: You have won R475,000 in nokia yearly promotion. Contact agent Mrs Helen on 0781739362 for your prize." With curiosity I called and I was told to buy R180 MTN airtime and call her back with my voucher no.  I told her I couldn't spend the money and she was VERY convincing that Nokia was really running a promotion and I had won.  I proceeded to get the airtime, called her, gaver her the voucher  no: and when she asked for the pin, I realised what had happend. They scored R180 airtime. I am such an honest person and I believed this lady (thief). No wonder South Africa is falling apart because we just can't trust anyone!

Report ID: 3267
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: Ceres
Suburb: N/A
Address: N/A
Crime Date/Time: 20 Feb 2013, 00:02 AM
Reported By: Username3267
Reported Date: 20 Feb 2013, 11:02 AM
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  • Elsabe4 13 May 2014, 03:14 PM

    Hi there, they are at it again! I just received the same sms as Samijo, to call this Chris at 0834833607. so people beware - the number it was send from is 0712369884.

  • SamiJo 5 Aug 2013, 12:05 PM

    I just recieved: Congratulations! Your Mobile No won R195 000 from Nokia Promo, TICKET NO 0059 for claims call Chris on 0833434665

  • R. Surjoo 19 Jul 2013, 08:12 AM

    I got an sms from Mrs Helen, who told me to buy R180 air time, and contact her before i load it into my phone. Once completed Nokia will deliver a cheque for R475000.00 to me.

  • charlene18 20 Jun 2013, 09:19 AM

    i got the sms just now. i dont even have a nokia.R175000. william smith. please somebody catch them!! noticed how the surnames are mostly smith..?

  • Carlin2 10 Jun 2013, 11:47 AM

    I received a sms today stating.... Congratulations! Your mobile No won R195 000 from Nokia Promo, TICKET NO 0059 for claims phone Rachel on 0826379088

  • duston2 26 May 2013, 05:19 PM

    Receved today. congrats ur cellphone no has won the sum of R155.000 & Nokia E65 phone in the Nokia promo.Activate Ref NO YX2 to claim call JOHN OR MELESA 0840423873,0741380933

  • John34 6 May 2013, 08:46 AM

    Congratulations!Your Mobile No won R195 000 from Nokia Promo, TICKET NO 0059 for claims call Rachel on 0824894281 Got two of these today :/

  • Given 3 May 2013, 12:07 AM

    Your cell no was randomly won R95 000.00 on nokia promotion tecket no 0166P call Mrs lerato at 0719703325 from 8am till 5pm.I got this massage on the 30 April 2013 and i did call her she said i need it electronically or chague i said chague then she said i must provide my name and residential via sms i did then she said i must buy R150 airtime virgin mobile i did n't coz i doughted why but my money is still ok thangs to internet i checked internet to find out please involve police to get them.

  • Jemina 22 Apr 2013, 12:22 PM

    I have just received an sms 0741364564 saying congats ur cellphone no has won the sum of R155.000 & Nokia E65 phone in Nokia promo, Activate REF NO YX2 to claim call John or MELESA 0840423873 0741380933

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  • Tracy7 19 Apr 2013, 02:02 PM

    Just received the ..CONGRATULATIONS YOUR MOBILE NO HAS WON R500 000 FROM NOKIA.... RECEIVED FROM 027741591418 & CALL HELEN ON - 079 952 969

  • Phuti 3 19 Apr 2013, 01:56 PM

    I recieve messages from 0741294169 saying conradulations!! Your mobile number won 175,000 from Nokia Global Promotion,refno:007NYP to claim your price contact Mrs Vivian on 0719585404

  • Debbie2 18 Apr 2013, 04:40 PM

    I received an sms from 0792451884 and was told my nokia had won R500 000,00 and had to phone Helen on 0799525969 to claim my money and quote a reference number they gave me to receive the cash. the best part of the message for me is that I don't own a nokia, kinda jinx for them. I knew it was a hoax but decided to check the internet anyway.

  • Mrs. F. Adams 18 Apr 2013, 11:47 AM

    I have just receive a sms from a Mrs Lorato number 071 970 3325 saying I have won R95 000 via my Nokia phone. I know forsure it's a scam. I was suppose to buy 3 R60.00 virgin mobile airtime vouchers but did not. So I got her hope someone else don't get caught with same scam.

  • James22 17 Apr 2013, 06:15 AM

    I just received an sms that i won R85000 from a Nokia promotion with Ref no113.T. and need to contact Miss KHETHIWE ,thanks for trying your LUCK!

  • Jan8 14 Apr 2013, 09:44 PM

    We received a phone call telling us to leave the phone n and money in the phone as we are in a Nokia promotion, at 4.04am a sms came threw with congratulations you have won R95000, we phoned and thy asked if I wonted electronic transfer or cheque. Choose a cheque not wanting to give my bank details, I was told to sms my name and address. The next day I phoned to confirm and was told I would receive the check the following day by courier. The following day it did not arrive and I phoned again, I was told to phone back she (Mrs Linda) was going to find out for ne, when u phoned back she told me it was in the financial department and was leaving the courier the next day! Today I read this! So all I can say is people beware! They go to depths our minds don't suspect! Ohh and her number wasn't a normal cell number but 0604377958

  • wagner 13 Apr 2013, 12:55 PM

    hallo ,i think there are some peoples they really want to go in prison.they are sheeting and wasting time of honest people and i think we all have to try to find out the ip adress and also find out what kind of people stays behind it .i hope that they get arrested for the rest of her live. in my case i will try to catch them .and i inform allraedy the german justice.

  • Janine 4 11 Apr 2013, 09:55 AM

    I received an sms this morning saying " Your cell no was randomly selected on Nokia Promotion. You won R 95,000. Ticket nr 0166p. Call Mrs Sharon" I enter so many competitions that I really can't recall all of them. So I reluctantly phoned, spoke to Mrs Sharon, and she didn't know anything about my so-called "winnings". Surprise!surprise! Thank goodness I phoned from a landline and not my cellphone nr. Suppose there is no "quick/easy" way to get money, and with all of us always needing a little "extra" for all those unforeseen expenses, we tend to be easy targets.

  • flip fouche 11 Apr 2013, 09:10 AM

    just received yet another sms won R750.000 in nokia promotion clam no 0169GP call mr Martins at no 0783952166

  • D-Jay making 29 Mar 2013, 08:35 PM

    I'm on the same thing.I received the message that "Your Nokia Number" has won me 215 000GBP.That i should send my data to Dr.Peter Anderson who was assign to "Winners of Nokia Promotion".After this,Peter referred me to Mrs.Reena Magarate the "Dispatch Officer" of my parcel through Courier who also told me to send some amount of money as an insurance policy to send this cheque parcel.Gift is freee!Fraud!

  • penny viljoen 28 Mar 2013, 03:13 PM

    An sms receved this morning indicated I had won R195 000 and to call Mrs ZANDILE WILLIAMS on 071 028 7660. So I did. I was asked if I would like to receive the money by direct transfer or a cheque by Courier Service. I was then requested to reply to the sms giving the address where I would like the cheque to be delivered, my name and the reference no 0029, then to call her back. I did so. I called Zandile back who confirmed she had received my message. But I was not the holder of a Nokia Contract, BUT oh no problem!! All I had to do was to go to Checkers, Pick and Pay, Spar or any of those places that sell air time, and buy 4 x R50,00 vouchers of Virgin Mobile Airtime. Then call her back, before activating them, and she will give further instructions. Are thousands of people spending R200,00 airtime for nothing - this sounds like a Virgin Mobile scam!!

  • Richard Bemaya 28 Mar 2013, 11:09 AM

    I received an sms today saying i won R165.999 when i call the number and swore his ass of , he put the phone down on me and also switched it off lol , i would like to catch this guy and give him a good beating . scam artist date: 28 March 2013

  • Lena Paulse 19 Mar 2013, 02:27 PM

    I received an sms on saturday that I won 95,000 in Nokia yearly promo - called 2 day and said that I must buy R600 Telkom pre-paid and to sms pin number,Name,Address to Mr Williams 072 971 7914. Have not send it yet - how can you be sure this is not a scam?

  • Daisy2 19 Mar 2013, 12:35 PM

    I also received this sms. Mis Doris 0745335889 claims i won R450 000. She has a foreign accent. This ppl should be arrested!

  • Mxolisi Ndlovu 19 Mar 2013, 11:13 AM

    At 19 March 2013 @ 10:08:19, i've received a message that says, "Congratulations! Your Mobile No. won R195 000 from Nokia Promo, ticket no 0059 for claims call Rachel on 0824894281". It is possibly true or not true? Because this is not the first time

  • Justice2 19 Mar 2013, 07:17 AM

    Is Nokia aware that this denting its credibility. I am sure there rica was introduced to trcak this kind of unacceptable activities by scams. So lets involve the Police. Nokia Please assist in verifying the no, that have send the messages before its too late. I hope my comment will be of assistance

  • Smelu 18 Mar 2013, 02:18 PM

    I just received a similar message informing me that I have won R500 000 from 0741018964. Apparently I have to call Helen on 0793816517. I have received similar SMSes in the past but have failed to respond because to me this is an obvious scam. First, people/organisations that have this kind of money do not make silly grammatical errors (look for these as an obvious sign). Second, and more important, one can never win a competition that one has not entered. Stay alert people fraudsters are everywhere.

  • wise2 15 Mar 2013, 02:25 PM

    i just received the same message as above, however i have contacted the agent and they said i must confirm the ref# and provide details of my residence with my cell number plus my name, but what came into my mind was that why should i always phone them hence they are the ones who are running competion?. she asked me whether is need cash by cheque or electronic then i choose cheque. They say i have won 195.000.00. from number 0738643700 at cape town. how possible is that?

  • Sthenjwa 15 Mar 2013, 11:10 AM

    Just received that sms as well. It was from 0741380933 and I was asked to call either John or Melissa on 0717538907/0763228079. I tried to call all these numbers to give them a piece of my mind but no one answered. Then sent them sms.

  • Lorraine13 14 Mar 2013, 04:08 PM

    Also recieved sms cell N0 0741895387 and must call Helen 0764337843....

  • isaac bopape. 1 Mar 2013, 11:45 AM

    I have received the same sms today the sms sy(nokia,you have won R175,000 in nokia yearly promotion,your ref No, the agent Mr.william smith on 0781034175 for your prize)

  • helen austin 28 Feb 2013, 09:31 PM

    I received the same sms today and I just ignored it.always check the internet lv.

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