SMS Scam


Received an sms from 079-825-8131 from a "Mrs Phelisa" saying I had won R1.2m in a GMA Bonanza draw. I contacted her and she confirmed my reference number as a winning number. she said i could collect the winnings in cash at a head office in the UK or go to an office in cape town. Or i could have the funds deposited. I told her to deposit the funds. she said i must sms or fax my banking details, id number, cell number and winning reference number and then call her back to make sure she received it.
I didn't pursue it anymore as I knew it was a scam but others may not. There is a number of reports on the internet for the  same scam but with a different number and a different name.

Report ID: 3951
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: KwaZulu/Natal
City/Town: Kloof
Suburb: Forest Hills
Address: N/A
Crime Date/Time: 10 Jun 2013, 00:06 AM
Reported By: Username3951
Reported Date: 10 Jun 2013, 09:06 AM
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  • Willem Engelbrecht 20 May 2014, 01:08 PM

    Got same SMS this morning 20/05/2014 Also Mrs Phelisa her tell nr 0843147873

  • Tania11 16 Sep 2013, 10:31 AM

    I got the same sms this morning and when i phoned her she told me the exact same thing. What i dont understand where do they get you I.D. number from. I'm just angry that they know my I.D.Number.Apparently they are in Sandton.

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