UEFA Cell Phone Scams


I received an sms yesterday saying that my cellphone number had won R1.5m in the Uefa Euro 2013 Lottery - Ticket No...... and I was to call 0784076489 and send an sms with my address, etc. but I did not send my banking details.  Then was told to call head office, but could not get through.  Then was told to wphone the secretary and was told to buy 4x tickets of airtime to the value of R200 and my bank would inform me of when the money would be in my account,  I said it feels like a scam and the woman swore before God that it was legit.....Yeh right!!!

Report ID: 3426
Crime Category: Other
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: JOHANNESBURG
Suburb: Fairland
Address: by cell phone
Crime Date/Time: 12 Mar 2013, 00:03 AM
Reported By: Username3426
Reported Date: 14 Mar 2013, 12:03 PM
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  • Zakes 20 Aug 2015, 11:08 AM

    I have received the message 0n the 17-08-2015 that I have won 1.5 m pounds from UEFA and they have selected as a beneficiary and I have to buy MTN airtime of R360.00 and send them reference number and voucher number of the airtime to activate my claim and the bank will call me and their numbers are as follows 0213003747 and 0730736307the lady behind this is Lorraine Kona.

  • Barry Geustyn 24 Jul 2015, 11:45 AM

    Got the same sms, same story...... The list is endlese!! How can we stop this crime??? This kind of sms is a regular on my phone, and as a medical-unfit, single mom my hope rise with each sms, though I know it is a hoaks!! Kind regards Barry

  • lillian2 16 Jul 2015, 10:32 AM

    I also receive one stated on the 14th July2015 saying I have won 2million. that I should send my ref number and address to the number provided

  • tumi8 15 Jul 2015, 01:33 PM

    Just received one also like really. Now. "Attn: You have been REWARDED 1.5 Million (GBP) on UEFA/ RELOAD AWARD 2015. Ref no UF151UK. To claim call Mrs Lorrian Kona on 0730646824. T&Cs Apply."

  • thora 27 Jun 2015, 07:07 PM

    I just got the same SMS his Nr is 0785778868 and his name is Tony

  • Granny 8 Jun 2015, 11:33 AM

    i have receive an sms 11:30 am 2015/06/08 saying i have won R1.5m and i was to call 063 0519 211. i did not even bother to call because i know how this scam operate. pls guys be carefull

  • Sibusiso14 28 May 2015, 08:39 AM

    i received an sms notification in the early hours of the morning informing me that i have been rewarded 1.5 million Ref#UAC2917 to claim is must call Lorraine on 0730736307 or send an email to claims@uefaafcon.org

  • Eli2 28 Apr 2015, 09:37 AM

    Hi Also received a sms saying I'd won 1.5 mil Uefa rewards. How do we stop people like this getting our numbers.Received 28 April 2015.

  • Richard 18 Mar 2015, 09:10 AM

    I received an e-mail this morning from james Alfred.Informing me that I have won one million on UEFA Rewards.Were do this people get our cell numbers.

  • Deon18 17 Mar 2015, 06:37 PM

    I received the following sms today 17/03/2015. ATTN:YOU HAVE BEEN REWARDED 1.5M IN (UEFA/AFCON PROMO AWARD) REF NR:BPL02SA. For CLAIMS & ACTIVATION call agent:James Morgan:0736118597, Can anyone please stop this people, we living in a time where we all need money and getting a message like that makes you feel happy and warm, but same breath you know its a scam. Stop this people please

  • joshua 10 Mar 2015, 05:51 PM

    I also received that massage and I called that guy who is said to be James Morgan I only told him to send that massage to his mum

  • Gideon Janeke 6 Feb 2015, 04:49 AM

    It's really astonishing the creativity of these scammers... recieved one today... and guess what? they only modified the year to 2015!!! Genius, now we they've reconstructed it to fool... ummmm... themselves?

  • tumi2 8 Jan 2015, 10:26 AM

    I reveived the sms too today. 8th Jan 2015

  • Armand2 7 Jan 2015, 03:18 PM

    good day I am from SA and I have received the following SMS from cell number 0838969668 on 07/01/2015: ATTN: YOU HAVE BEEN REWARDED TWO MILLION ON UEFA REWARDS. CALL JOHN AUSTIN WITH REF NO:GD235/UK TO CLAIM.

  • Keith6 7 Jan 2015, 06:53 AM

    I received the same message today"

  • Andre18 20 Dec 2014, 11:27 PM

    I received the following SMS from cell number 0780953181 on 20 Dec 2014: ATTN: YOU HAVE BEEN REWARDED TWO MILLION ON UEFA REWARDS. CALL KELVIN SMITH OR ISABELLA ON 0835447543 WITH REF NO:SAB24/UK TO CLAIM.

  • Mariette9 18 Dec 2014, 11:30 AM

    Received exact message this morning. They need tp be caught. Also received it last year.

  • Rushy7 8 Dec 2014, 12:19 PM

    I am in South Africa and just got a message from 078 095 3138 saying that my number has won 2 million UEFA rewards (WHATEVER THAT IS) and i should call ISABELLA COTZEE (SOUNDS FAKE) OR FRASER ON 073 088 8410 OR email isabellaclaimsdept@gmail.com with REFERENCE NO XXX24U, PLEASE LET YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY KNOW ABOUT THIS TYPE OF STUFF, OUT OF MAYBE A THOUSAND PEOPLE, ONE MIGHT GULLIBLE AND THEY WILL LOSE OUT THEIR HARD EARNED MONEY AND MORE SO PERSONAL INFORMATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • khan pasha 30 Nov 2014, 12:06 PM

    Sir last night i got msg by uk number i live in pakistan.

  • haider ali 28 Nov 2014, 05:11 AM

    Sir, am receive a message just now. Please describe it.thanks

  • Alena 19 Oct 2014, 01:11 PM

    Hi, My father has received this kind of sms today on Slovakian number.. We live in Slovakia and he has received it on slovakian number in english languag.. So they send that also to other countries

  • Dawid4 3 Oct 2014, 02:31 PM

    Please note the names they are using. Makes me wonder if the names are not of those people who respond and realise in a nick of time that it is a scam. Be careful out there people!

  • Sandy20 3 Oct 2014, 02:25 PM

    I received a sms, knowing that it was a scam I wanted to find out who these hooligans are. They have an office in Johannesburg, agent :Steve Collins 0733511735, Nathen Scott 0738658469 who claims to be the director of the UEFA claims LTD company with land line 0127436221. You'll have to buy air time and send it through for activation of the claim,then an additional R9000 for deliveray/postal of the cheque. My word, how stupid do they think I am?

  • L JAMES 24 Jun 2014, 01:03 PM

    I have recieved the same massage just now

  • P Pule 2 Jun 2014, 03:19 AM

    These criminals hv to brought to justice praying on ppl like this and i must say the syndicate are NiGERIANS and some stupid South Africans joining these barbaric scams, Evil shit.CONGRATULATIONS YOUR CELL PHONE NO HAS WON R1.5M IN 2014 IRB PROMOTION WITH REF NO EE200 FOR CLAIM CALL 0763761548 an Sms came from a vodacom number.: 0724680712 The goverment must do something noe enough its enough. Whats the hell has this country turned too home of frieking NIGERIAN THUGS HAGHAAA NONSENSE.

  • Andre47 15 May 2014, 07:35 AM

    I'm receiving the same message today. Is their anything being done about this?

  • Neil12 6 May 2014, 04:11 PM

    Received the same message, ref no 0TT.01.UK to activate claim call Mrs Khanya Dladla on 0604656549 9am - 5pm. Message send from 0764783603. I delete it, cant we do something against this criminals ?

  • Sydney3 6 May 2014, 11:40 AM

    I just got that message few minutes ago and the worse thing is I need money but it doesn't come this easy lol CONGRATULATIONS!!! YOUR CELL NO HAS WON 1,5M FROM (UEFA LOTTERY 2014) REF NO,SAB46UK,FOR CLAIMS CALL( TONY SMITH on 0785778868) uefa247@gmail.com

  • Geoff2 2 May 2014, 02:44 PM

    UEFA/AFCON 2014 lottery winner (1 million)Ref SA193/UK from Barry Adams 0832082559 uefaclaims@gmail.com. Phoned and it seamed to be an automatic preset reply. Processed to delivery stage by EAGLEXPRESS INTERNATIONAL COURIERS. All emails are signed by different people. Tried the UK voters role, Facebook & others nothing. Could not print some of their emails.

  • Anthony 24 Mar 2014, 12:48 PM

    UEFA 2014 lottery winner - won 1.5m GBP Ref no (SAB509uk) call Gary Williams on 0782664358: uefaclaims2014@gmail.com

  • Marilize 11 Mar 2014, 11:40 AM

    UEFA/AFCON 2014 Lottery Ref No...... Uefa agent Barry Adams 083 208 2559 uefaclaims2@gmail.com

  • Elize Coetzer 25 Feb 2014, 11:09 AM

    CONGRAT!! YOUR CELL NO HAS WON 1.5GBP FROM (UEFA LOTTERY 2014) REF NO ....... CALL JEFF BROWN 0604370929 FOR ACTIVATION & CLAIMS EMAIL : UEFACLAMIS2211@GMAIL.COM. Track this people down, I received 2 in this week dum arsholes!!!!!!!!!

  • Unknown 5 Feb 2014, 05:29 PM

    I've also been scammed by these people and have taken the necessary action to catch them. I have notified my bank and a friend in SAPS. Hope that these criminals get caught!!!

  • Dean 13 5 Feb 2014, 04:59 PM

    2/5/2014 Just got sms claiming that i won 1,5 m uefa.Phoned him then was told to get R275 vodacom airtime.What can we do 2 get them our country got rica but for what if these ppl keep on doping these scams for years!!!

  • Gert. 29 Jan 2014, 06:18 AM

    Yip.so the same happen to me yesterday.Mr Jason send me the good news that I have won 2.5 million. Ha.Ya right.dont even following the game.28 February 2014.

  • Danie4 28 Jan 2014, 09:52 PM

    Nathan scott 0738658469 and sms came from 0796349920. I received this sms stating that i have won 1.5mil gpb. I did phone. Received a certificate via email. Certificate nr 890000. Now i must purchase a R 275 vodacom voucher and phone them back for further instructions.

  • Ike Nkhi 26 Sep 2013, 09:26 AM

    I received the same msg as others. I was angered by the fact that previously I was scammed this time by people claiming I had won a price from vodacom. Same modus operandi. I was shocked by the response from the SAPS when I went to report my loss. Their view was that it was not a criminal matter as I had voluntarily given money to these people.

  • Anonymous51 23 Sep 2013, 10:42 AM

    I also get the same message its the 6th time now. Using my networking and I.T skills I have traced those people and what systems are they using. They can generate fake numbers, name and IPv4 addresses. But my first trace results showed Gauteng, East Rand Springs some are in Nigeria in abuja itself. If I had a lot of computing power I would then pinpoint and triangulate their exact location. Please send me an email if you have other info that can help me... juz.skeptik@mail.com

  • john69 19 Sep 2013, 09:44 AM

    Congratulations! Your Cell No Has Won 1.5M GBP From (UEFA 2013 LOTTERY)Ref No:SA190/UK.For Claims,Call Steve Collins on 0788387679.Email:uefaclaimsltd@gmail.com,.. please do something about this.

  • steve collins 18 Sep 2013, 11:54 AM

    congratulation!Your cell no.Has won 1,5m from(UEFA 2013 LOTTERY)Ref No.SA190/UK.For claim,Call STEVE COLLINS on 07883876779

  • Username4686 3 Sep 2013, 01:57 PM

    Same SMS - EUFA PROMO 2013 LOTTERY (sic) - Ref. No - uf-01-uk - For claims call Jason Smith on 0741384378 - sure Jason - be calling you in a minute - NOT! Dweebs! Note: Sent from 27792332090 0792332090 - cell number combinations follow: 074 138 4378 and 074 1384 378 2779 233 2090 2779 2332 090 079 233 2090 - 079 2332 090 (this to improve web searches for others)

  • Unknown 23 Aug 2013, 03:41 PM

    Hi guys, I have also received the same sms now...almost felt a mil times richer lol...its a scam guys please don't fall for it. I had to phone a Raven guy, guess he is still waiting for my call....

  • quintus2 16 Aug 2013, 11:56 AM

    Congratulation!:Your cell number has won 1.5 Million in the UEFA EURO AWARD. Contact Rev. Maxwell George on email: rev.maxwellgeorge00@live.com. T & Cs Apply funny this scam even have an email account

  • Robyn 13 Aug 2013, 11:57 AM

    I've just received the same sms saying I've won 1.5M. But must call GARY JAMES 083402815. I've received a similar message via email a few times over the years and was luckily not fooled, I just deleted them.

  • Jacques34 13 Aug 2013, 10:22 AM

    My colleague received one SMS 2:00am and then another one at 10:15 from a Ryan Eric at no 0780365886 stating he has won 1.5 mil. I would like to know how is it possible for these hoodlums to do this.where are they operating from and what are our police doing about it??? I was under the impression that if you are not registered with RICA you can not use your cell phone????. Then HOW are they doing it!!!!

  • Petro12 12 Aug 2013, 01:59 PM

    Recieved sms thatcaim i have won 1.5 mil Please catch the people that try to steal our money I dont even reply to that shit

  • Loen 12 Aug 2013, 12:55 PM

    Congratulations!Your Cell No has won R960,000 from(UEFA/FIFA 2013 LOTTERY) With Ref no:GD235UK,For Claims & Activation Call Agent (JOHN AUSTINE) on 0838969662.

  • Nicky17 7 Aug 2013, 12:54 PM

    Hi, another number for the same scam your number has won 960,000 in the uefa/fifa 2013 lottery sms recevied from this number 0824761724, am to contact claims and activation agent John Austine on 0838969662 with ref GD235UK. So wish we could get these people for screwing innocent people over.

  • Ettiene Verster 2 Jul 2013, 01:57 PM

    Just received a second sms in two days. The contact is Ms. M Swanepoel. I won 2,5m!!!! Ja, right!

  • Chris23 7 May 2013, 09:19 PM

    Received an sms: "Your cell has won 1,5m from UEFA EURO 2013. Lottery ticket number X60/GP/UK for claims and activation call LINDA BASSON on 073 876 7909.www.uefa.com Sent from 074 136 7191 Date: 7th May 2013

  • Leonard 6 May 2013, 01:06 PM

    Also got the ticket X60/GP/UK to call Nicole Coetzee to be advised to register through he vouchers... What are they doing with airtime? Perhaps, supporting chaps in jail with it ... I trust any number CAN be traced thankx to RICA ... So why this 'call center' is still functioning?

  • Unknown 4 May 2013, 08:44 PM

    That scambag mark trevor stole 6600r from me make me belive its a truth story

  • Pieter 48 23 Apr 2013, 06:10 PM

    Congratulations! Your cell has won 1.5M from (UEFA EURO 2013)lottery Ticket no X60/GP/UK For Claims & Activation Call(LINDA BASSON)ON 0738767909 www.uefa.com

  • Marlon 22 Apr 2013, 08:42 AM

    CONGRATS! Your No has Won R960,000.00, in the FIFA/EURO 2013 AWARDS Ref No:FPL0147ZA for claims call Agent MARK TREVOR (0833595238) EMAIL (pxc00@live.com)(I received this message 22 April 2013 this morning. This has scam all over it.

  • Saintnic 19 Apr 2013, 05:43 AM

    Received same SMS. Guy got very indignant when I called him a f!&!/g parasite!!! Told him to f!&k off back to Nigeria! You can hear by the accent that he is a foreigner.

  • Carla English 18 Apr 2013, 06:30 PM

    Recieved the same sms today from a nicole coetzee, dodgy!!! Makes you think twice before leaving your number on any application or form.

  • CYRIL STEVENSON 18 Apr 2013, 03:31 PM

    I GOT THE SAME SIM.SAYING CALL LYNETTE DE LANGE ON 0719097930.YOU HAVE WON ON TICKET X60/GP/UK.

  • roe 18 Apr 2013, 10:24 AM

    Got the 1.5M winner UEFA lotto X60 sms from 0741366332, saying call Linda Basson ons 0738767909

  • laurelle krohn 16 Apr 2013, 12:14 PM

    hi, i got the same sms, did phone the police about it, reported this whole scam to them as well as to EUFA, i just have one question for all of you... if you knew it was a scam why submit your stuff and not just report the people to the police? you complain on a website that doesnt do anything about it

  • lori-kay 16 Apr 2013, 03:00 AM

    I got the same sms as Ben and I also had to phone pamela Herman and I also fell for it and bought the R200 airtime and when she asked for R11169 I asked her if it was a scam and she swore it wasn't but I di my research and found that it was a scam if I could get hold of her god knows what ill do

  • zhanya 12 Apr 2013, 11:36 AM

    Received the same sms as Mark Taylor and Ben van der Wissel and I actually went and bought the airtime! I feel so violated! Someone stole something from me but I basically gave it to them!! So angry these scams has to stop!!!

  • Ben van der Wissel 11 Apr 2013, 03:36 PM

    Also exactly the same SMS, 11 April 2013 ticket number x60/GP/UK call Pamela Herman 0788186354

  • Mark Taylor 10 Apr 2013, 11:02 AM

    Received same sms at 10h29 on 10 April 2013 ticket number x60/GP/UK call Pamela Herman 0788186354

  • Zinhle Thwala 9 Apr 2013, 01:15 PM

    This Eufa 2013 Lottery ticket scarm has to stop please

  • carl 4 4 Apr 2013, 09:51 AM

    Hi thr,I jst received ths sms ,sumbody better do sumthin about ths people,please..............................here is th sms I got:Congratulations!Your cell has won 1.5M from (UEFA EURO 2013 LOTTERY) Ref NO:SAB/7012/UK, For Claims & Activation Call(Nathan Scott)ON 071-720-9521 www.uefa.com from a 0741565666

  • Feisty 3 Apr 2013, 02:46 PM

    Hi, I too received an sms now from 074 1677600, stating that my cell has just won 1.5M. I have been asked to call Nicole Coetzee on a different cell number than from where the SMS came from on 0784076489, which is the same nunber as above!!! How are these people obtaining our cell numbers??? This is very wrong especially when the person on the receiving end really could use the money and works very hard. These people need to be traced, caught and put in jail!!!! it is wrong praying on innocent hard working people. Please do something about this!!!!

  • Unknown 28 Mar 2013, 03:22 PM

    i have received the same shit and fell to it by buying 4 tickets of vigin mobile air time worth 200rand some1 needs to get hold of these people and lock them up eternally

  • Username4707 22 Mar 2013, 10:49 AM

    I received an sms that my cellphone won uefa euro 2013 lottery Tic x60/GP/UK AND TO CALL lYNETTE DE lANGE AT 071 909 7930.

  • owen de bruyn 21 Mar 2013, 07:53 PM

    I receive an sms today at 15h30.This criminals must nbe charged and be punished.I did not even bother to contact this hooligans.

  • Floris 14 Mar 2013, 04:36 PM

    I have received the exact same sms except I had to phone a different number but was told to do the same things as you were told.But I knew it was a scam from the beginning! Where do they get our numbers? And when can there action against these scams? These people are criminals and should get locked up for stealing peoples money!

  • Floris 14 Mar 2013, 04:35 PM

    I have received the exact same sms except I had to phone a different number but was told to do the same things as you were told. Where do they get our numbers? And when can there action against these scams? These people are criminals and should get locked up for stealing peoples money!

  • Username3426 14 Mar 2013, 12:45 PM

    I received an sms yesterday saying that my cellphone number had won R1.5m in the Uefa Euro 2013 Lottery - Ticket No...... and I was to call 0784076489 and send an sms with my address, etc. but I did not send my banking details. Then was told to call head office, but could not get through. Then was told to wphone the secretary and was told to buy 4x tickets of airtime to the value of R200 and my bank would inform me of when the money would be in my account, I said it feels like a scam and the woman swore before God that it was legit.....Yeh right!!!

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