"Your mobile number has won R295,000.00 in the RICA 2013 ALL NETWORKS PROMO, Ref no :(250NK). Call Claim Center on 0218255476 for your activation & claim."I phoned 0218255476 from my landline, and a lady by the name of Linda Maswai / Moswai picked up. She asked what my number was, what my age was, how long I have been using my sim card, and asked that I phone back in 5 minutes. None of my personal details ie name and surname, date of birth was asked. I phoned back and the same Linda picked up. She said that I did win, and wanted to find out how I would like my prize to be paid. I was informed that I had two options, either through EFT or a cheque can be delivered to my home address.I preferred to collect the cheque, and an address, Long Street 11, Cape Town, apparently next to the ABSA Building, was given to me. I told this "Linda Maswai / Moswai that I have recorded everything and that I am sure this is a SCAM, to which she replied that the recording was fine and that it is NOT a SCAM.My question is HOW DO THESE SCAMSTERS get hold of our phone numbers? Will this crime that I reported be handled or investigated by someone?
|Crime Date/Time:||14 Mar 2013, 00:03 AM|
|Reported Date:||14 Mar 2013, 10:03 AM|