Nokia England Yearly Promotion


I was sent an sms stating that my cell number has been chosen as winning number for the Nokia England Yearly Promotion with winning amount of R600 000.  Being a wake up and curious person I phoned the contact number; 0730538971 and spoke to a lady called Vanessa Griers. She congratulated me and took all my details and then said I should purchase 5 x R180 MTN vouchers, phone her with the voucher numbers and the money transfer would take place. Now that has SCAM written all over it.  What I would like to know however is what is being done about these people sitting and scamming innocent people out of their hard earned money. Honestly I've never heard of any competion that you have to pay in to claim your prize. Leon

Report ID: 445
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: Knysna
Suburb: Lake Brenton
Address: Pretoria
Crime Date/Time: 21 Jul 2010, 00:07 AM
Reported By: Username445
Reported Date: 22 Jul 2010, 20:07 PM
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  • NDU NENE 31 Jan 2011, 12:43 PM

    i just got it today these people are full of poverty ...i won't even call them...

  • WILLIE18 11 Dec 2010, 09:40 AM

    R600 000 SCAM USING 073 043 8060 AS CALLBACK NUMBER.THEY GET THESE NUMBERS ON DATING AND CHATSITES. WHEN YOU ADVERTISE SOMETHING THEY CAN GET YOUR NUMBER. THESE SITES ALSO DISPLAY WHAT PHONE YOURE USING. MOST IMPORTANT "NEVER GIVE ANY PRIVATE INFO" THEY CAN USE YOUR ADRESS AND ID TO COMMIT CRIME.

  • Trevino 10 Dec 2010, 10:21 AM

    You've won 600 000!!,how do these people get our numbers.that makes me very suspecious about our telecommunication service in SA.NYC TRY.THESE SCAMS GOTA BE STOPPED.

  • Unknown 20 Nov 2010, 09:03 AM

    The same scam happen to me, I started by goggling and after I called them to verify, I found that is the really scam. don't trust them they want to rob you your money, please becareful

  • Unknown 9 Nov 2010, 08:35 AM

    Thanks to google I received the correct answer! they also tried to scam me... I didn't even waist my time contacting them... and normally if you have won something you would be phoned...but then again that can be a scam too... You cant trust them at all....

  • Unknown 8 Nov 2010, 09:46 AM

    exactly the same thing happened to me last night. Why dont the police follow up and catch them out. Surely they can do something with the contactable numbers. The number they smsed from was 0724234692 and the number i had to contact to claim the prize is 0736615308. Carte Blanche might like this one.

  • Unknown 23 Sep 2010, 09:23 AM

    I was send a sms stating that my cellphone number has won a sum of R600 000.00 in the Nokia England Promotion. Call 0738699599 to quote refno N956 to claim my prize. I phoned the number and the phone was answered as Nokia Claim Centre. The women told me to phone back in 10min for them to verify my reference number. When I phoned back, she told me that I have to buy 5x R180 MTN Airtime Vouchers as registration for the prize because the prize money is not in SA. She wanted me to phone her back with the airtime vouchers's pin numbers and then they will pay over the prize money together with the R900.00 for the airtime vouchers.

  • Unknown 25 Aug 2010, 12:41 AM

    SO does this report a crime service actually work?

  • Unknown 20 Aug 2010, 07:29 PM

    Hey guyz, dis z rily disgustin! I gt dt sms lastnyt so i visitd Google b4 takin any action. Thanx 2 Google!! Plz do not call 'dat' namba! Jst delete dt sms.

  • Unknown 12 Aug 2010, 04:28 PM

    Tried me to. Hope they .............! Thanks to Google that gave me the correct information!

  • Unknown 11 Aug 2010, 10:24 AM

    I received an sms that I won R600 000. All I had to do was buy 10 X MTN vouchers to the value of R180 each! Who benefits from this scam? Is MTN involved in it?

  • Unknown 11 Aug 2010, 09:31 AM

    I got the exact same sms last nyt claiming I'd won R600 000,was very suspicious about it so I googled it before taking any other action,onli2find a lot of websites wher ppl hav reported these scams!my question is wher did they get my number4such nonsense and wat are the police doing about it??!!be cateful not2fall for this guys!

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