I received an sms: My full names - "Your Ref no SA7P39A has been activated and your payment has been approved. You have to pay R1 350 for the Courier delivery Charges of R250 000.00 to (my exact street address). Contact Michael Lauren on 0218395302 or RICA Centre on 0813139762 for payment instructions. I phoned them from my landline wanting to hear the latest scam. It's amazing. Firstly, the guy pretended to put me through to Michael but I then spoke to the same person again. I asked him where the prize of R250 000 is being sent from and he said Cape Town. I live in the Garden Route and there is no courier that is going to charge that amount to deliver an envelope as I assume they are sending me a cheque and not cash. I asked him if they could do an EFT and he said this is fine, but the cost of that would be R1 550. I told him this was a scam and I put the phone down. The bugger actually called me back twice. Interesting thing is, Vodacom contacted me on Friday for a special offer, which I took. I gave them the same address (it's not my home address, so not widely known). Which brings me to the conclusion that somehow my information was shared.
|Crime Date/Time:||26 Nov 2013, 00:11 AM|
|Reported Date:||26 Nov 2013, 09:11 AM|