Another Cell Phone Scam. Received the following SMS :
"Congratulation, Your no. Was among the lucky winners on the STAR YEARLY PROMOTION. You won, R150.000.00, Ticket no. 0106Z. Call Mr. Ryan Geoffrey on 083 988 5389 for your cash prize from 08am to 05 pm. Monday To Friday,, Thank You !!"
I phoned the number from my land line and asked who I was speaking with. I was advised by a man with an accent that he was Ryan Geoffrey. I asked him whether this SMS was legitimate and he responded that it was. He asked for the Ticket No. I cut him off as I was not feeling comfortable. I see that his name has been linked to a few scams.
How do they get our numbers, why are they allowed to get away with this. Surely there is some form of profit for them or else they would not continue with these scams. How can we stop this?
|Crime Date/Time:||22 Oct 2010, 00:10 AM|
|Reported Date:||22 Oct 2010, 19:10 PM|