2010 Nokia Promotion Scam


I have received an sms this morning stating that I have won R 95 000 on the 2010 Nokia Promotion. The claim number is NYPC849, and that I must contact a Mrs M van der Merwe on 0723099144 to claim my prize.
The number I received the sms from is +27 716189556.

Report ID: 731
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: JOHANNESBURG
Suburb: Ridgeway
Address: butchi
Crime Date/Time: 6 Dec 2010, 00:12 AM
Reported By: Username731
Reported Date: 6 Dec 2010, 10:12 AM
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  • Isaac16 24 Sep 2011, 12:25 PM

    hi i received an sms from nokia promotions for a prize of R95 000, a certain mr williams 078 437 8536is a the claim agaent and when i calle him he verified my ref. claim no. he then asked me if i want a cheque or for the prize money to be deposited in my account. then i should buy R600 worth of telkom landline airtime so that he could enable the transfer of money. how tru are these things, he has a foreign accent and it sounds to be tooo good to be true. he evn said they had the same promotions in Botswana and 2011 is SA's turn for people to win. he even gave me contact details in the uk for me to verify what he is saying is true. aparently my cel no got selected from a computer. whats going on people?/

  • Jacques20 5 Jul 2011, 10:28 AM

    Received an sms today,says Congratulation' You have won R250.000 From Nokia yearley PROMO REF NO: SA/30415 call NOKIA claim centre on 0784451871 or 0713715168 for activation and claim.I send my banking detail with a sms.Put a block on my account....after relising it is a scam...

  • thabo maponya 27 Jan 2011, 10:28 PM

    i received an sms yesterday,saysi'm the of the lucky winner,you won R175.000from nokia promotion,your REF number is 019nkp,to claim it call mr Eric:0783185485 they want me to pay 5000.00 and i paid it.and after paying that money they say i have to pay 1500.00 so that i can receive that maney

  • mohsen 26 Jan 2011, 12:15 AM

    i received an sms saying that won half a million pounds.the source is england.dr.peterson tel 00447011147898

  • D Watkins 21 Jan 2011, 08:39 AM

    I agree with Tiaan - one of these scam SMS's woke me up at 2.03am this morning. Mine was same details as Vani "R150,000", Ref E019, David J and same cell number but sent from 027 789 604296. Why can't this "David J" be traced and arrested? I've had more hoax SMSs and spam since I RICA'd then ever before. Maybe RICA is selling on our details as mailing lists?

  • tiaan3 20 Jan 2011, 10:00 AM

    hi i got the next sms "YOUR MOBILE NO WAS SELECTED YOU HAVE WON R95 000 REF NO N709 PLEASE CALL MR JOE MARKSON ON 073 217 4547" I DAILED THE NUMBER AND IT WASNT THE SAME PERSON SO I TOLD THE GUY HE MUST MEET ME AT MY OFFICE BUT HE WAS IN A VERY BIG HURRY TO DROP MY CALL AND I TOLD HIM I AM GOING TO THE POLICE SO HE JUST HUNG UP POLICE FORCE WHAT ARE YOU PEOPLE GOING TO DO WHY DO WE HAVE TO RICA IF IT DOESNT GIVE US ANY SECURITY BEFORE YOU CAN RICA YOU MUST HAVE YUOR ID BOOK AND PROOF OF RESIDENTS SO ALL THESE NUMBERS YOU CAN TRACE IT BACK TO AN ADRES OR ATLEAST A FACE IF YOU USE THERE ID NUMBERS PLEASE CALL ME ON 0766 0458 77 I NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU ASAP OR THE PUBLIC CAN TAKE THE LAW IN ITS OWN HANDS

  • Vani 13 Jan 2011, 08:46 AM

    I received a hoax sms : Congratulations! You ceel no won u R150000 in the Nokia 2011 Anniversary Promo. Ref no E019.Contact Mr David J. @ 0786331637 and make sure ur ref no is activated. Message was sms'd from : 0719030757

  • Manny3 13 Jan 2011, 08:02 AM

    I also received an SMS this morning "Congratulations Your mobile no has been selected for the 2011 Nokia Promotion your prize R250,000 Claim No NYPC849 Contact Mrs M Van Der Merwe 0799104761" was sent from 0712737576. Never entered into any competition nor own a Nokia. Tried calling out of curiosity,engaged. Be warned, scammers are in full throttle during January.

  • Sandy3 11 Jan 2011, 01:28 PM

    I received an sms this morning "congratulation! !your cell number was among the lucky winners in the Nokia yearly PROMOTION 2011. You have won, R150,000 and Koia cell phone.N8 your Ref:Number is, NK2133 contact, your claim agent.in South Africa on:0787714911" I phoned out of curiosity and was told that yes I have won R150 000- would I prefer cash or a cheque. I answered a cheque, they asked for my physical address and was told the promotions department would be in touch. I later received an sms "Nokia promotion wish to inform you that your money R150,000 and Nokia cell phone is insured and it will not be transferred without the insurance certificate.call The insurance department for more details No0727193983. They advised that I need an insurance certificate to release the money at a cost of R3500-00. Who in their right mind is going to pay to received a prize. If its a prize it is supposed to be FREE.... Be warned guys....

  • John khensini 16 Dec 2010, 07:15 AM

    I have received an sms dis morning stating dat i had jst won R250 000 from number 0735306369 nd m 2 contact Mrs Patricia on 0738898962 nd im gona cal hr nw

  • Dawn Burgin 13 Dec 2010, 07:22 AM

    I received an sms at 02h01 this morning to say I had won R95 000.00 in the Nokia promotion. Ticket number E019. The call was received from 27732805996 and I was to contact the Agent on 078 049 8944. On contact he told me to send him my name, cell number, postal address and bank account details. I was then to buy R180.00 airtime voucher and send him the voucher number. I was not to load the airtime as this would be used by him to activate my winning ticket. I could hear that the gentleman had just crawled out of bed and he told me to give him five minutes and call back so that he could check his computer. He asked why I was not excited and I told him I think this is a scam. I then put the phone down.

  • Mark8 7 Dec 2010, 06:06 PM

    Message just received via MTN: Congratulations! your cell number was among the lucky winners in the Nokia Yearly Promotion 2010. You won R95000.00. Ticket number ET019. Contact ms Trisha king or david your claim agent on: 0783581078 for your Cash Prize. When I eventually got through to David (very noisy background) he then asked for my bank account details or postal address. Once received he said somebody in UK would phone me to verify my details. I have not sent David my details as I believe this is just another scam.

  • Thapelo Tail 7 Dec 2010, 09:40 AM

    My Mom just received an sms claimed to be from Mtn and that she has won R95 000 on Nokia yearly promotion with claim number 0166T and that she must contact Memory Dube on 073 8508 648.

  • Thapelo Tail 7 Dec 2010, 09:38 AM

    My Mom just received an sms claimed to be from Mtn and that she won R95 000 with claim number 0166T and that she must conduct Memory Dube on 073 8508 648

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