I received the following SMS this morning: "Congratulations you have won (R250,000.00 ) from RICA YEARLY PROMOTION. YOUR REF. NO. (010SA). PLEASE CONTACT 0715366228. FOR YOUR CLAIM R.Y.P. activation."So I called that number and the person who answered sounded very unprofessional. I asked her if this was a hoax and she said "no , congratulations you have won R250000. How do you want the money paid, by cheque, or do you want it transferred to your bank account or do you want to collect" I asked her where their office were and she said, "in Bloemfontein, far away from you", but she didn't even ask for my address. So I asked her what was the next step and she said that I must buy Vodacom airtime for R250 in order to activate the reference number and SMS the details back but I have to quote the airtime serial number and in the SMS. I asked how long will it take to have the money transferred after I send the SMS - she said "30 minutes". I asked her her name and she said Linda. I'm not parting with my R250.
|Address:||Harinagar Drive, Shallcross|
|Crime Date/Time:||18 Mar 2013, 00:03 AM|
|Reported Date:||18 Mar 2013, 13:03 PM|