SAMSUNG YEARLY PROMOTION


Got a scam sms on a SAMSUNG YEARLY PROMOTION that I have won R125000 with a ref number 1073 to phone George Yarkah on 0835747130 to call him between 8am and 6pm.

Report ID: 748
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: KwaZulu/Natal
City/Town: DURBAN
Suburb: Assegai
Address: cellphone
Crime Date/Time: 17 Dec 2010, 00:12 AM
Reported By: Username748
Reported Date: 18 Dec 2010, 08:12 AM
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  • Paul32 28 Oct 2011, 06:48 AM

    Also received same sms yesterday: Samsung yearly promotion, prize money R175 000, Serial no 2075, Mr George Yarka, 079 933 5076 / 079 176 7492. I thought it is too good to be true, so I decided to GOOGLE. Thank you, thank you for this VALUABLE site to warn old age people, such as myself, who really really need R175 000, about this SCAM!!!

  • Liz3 20 Oct 2011, 09:54 AM

    I have received many such sms's...and of cause I received one again last night at 12h30am. I normally send scriptures through to these numbers, all to do with what happens to thieves and so forth, but I send them through in bulk. This seems to work....we should ALL just do this and see how quickly this type of thing will fade away.

  • Asheena2 29 Aug 2011, 07:39 PM

    I recieve the same msge these people shud b caught and put behind bars then all the scams wil stop polices wer are yourl? Wen we need u guys?

  • Melinah 25 Aug 2011, 07:36 AM

    i received a message saying I have won R125 000 ON A SAMSUNG YEARLY PROMOTION.it seems like this George yarkah is not giving up.DON'T BE FOOLED IT'S A SCAM

  • yvonne3 24 Aug 2011, 10:26 PM

    I have just received the same message with same ref no. on my lap top as I am connected through Cell C. The police or Sumsung should do something about these con artists.

  • Colette 16 Aug 2011, 08:49 PM

    Got the message "Congratulations!!. You have won the sum of R125,000. Your mobile number was ramdomly selected among the lucky winners in our SAMSUNG YEARLY PROMOTION, your serial No: 2075, for claims pls call Mr.George Yarkah on 0799335076, and ensure he register your winning. For your cash prize call him from 8am to 6pm.(16 Aug 2011) so i phoned out of curiosity and was told to sms my name and postal adress to his number. then i asked him how the competition works and where they got my number and he got very rude asking why i want to know so i hung up. he called back a few times and later the evening i received another sms from 0799335076 with this message: "when do we hv another sex? ur so sweet on bed let be on saturday as be for" PLAESE SAMSUNG DO SOMETHING!!!! they're using your name and getting away with it!!!

  • Willie 10 6 Aug 2011, 09:40 AM

    I have received 2 SMS this morning also saying that I should call Mrs. Blessing Tabo to claim my R800 k. I called her saying that I am Captain xxx from SAP and that we have traced their location and that the task- and dog team will arrive at their destination in 10min!!! How can we stop these people from continuing with their scam? WHAT IS RICA FOR?!?!?!

  • K.Davies 3 Jul 2011, 10:35 PM

    I received an SMS at 10.30 on 3 July saying I had won R800 000. My pin is 8277 and the agent Mrs Blessing Tabo on 0834169486. To call her from 7am - 6 pm. RICA kicked in 3 days ago !!! What's going on?

  • Koos5 30 Jun 2011, 09:28 AM

    These fraudsters are obviously at it again. I also received Mr. George Yarkha's poorly drafted message, advising me of my R 125 000 "windfall". I would have deleted it straight away had I not quite recently bought a new Samsung printer, which for a minute or so, had me contemplating whether it could be true. However, just another scheme which obviously works for them because they continue with it. What a nuisance, well let's go back to work. I owe, I owe, it's off to work I go.

  • Thabo23 30 Jun 2011, 08:07 AM

    Got the message "Congratulations!!. You have won the sum of R125,000. Your mobile number was ramdomly selected among the lucky winners in our SAMSUNG YEARLY PROMOTION, your serial No: 2075, for claims pls call Mr.George Yarkah on 0799335076, and ensure he register your winning. For your cash prize call him from 8am to 6pm

  • douglas 3 28 Jun 2011, 11:39 AM

    i received that sms last night saying that i must call George Yarkah on this number 0799335076. i knew i have not played any competition with samsung how can i just win R125K.So really guys dont fall into these Nigerian guys who are not working but stealing from poeple.

  • Ru 13 Jun 2011, 12:51 AM

    Also recieved the sms that I won R800 000 on the SAMSUNG ON GOING PROMOTION.Was from 0715530635 and was told to contact Mrs Blessing Tabo on 0738311675.Have not replied knowing that it is a scam.Hope the SAP can do something about this.....

  • anna-marie 2 3 Jun 2011, 02:12 PM

    I received the following sms 02-06-2011.Congratulation for SAMSUNG PROMOTI0N. You won R750,000 Ticket no:7775p. call your claim Agent Ms RUTH on 0710677268 for your cash prize. 08am to 06pm .

  • Brenda27 27 May 2011, 12:26 PM

    Hi i also received an sms from Cindy saying i have won R95 000.00 in a samsung competition. I called and she said she will call back when she has verified if it is the winning numbers. I called back no answer. I saw from the cell number it is a scam, but i am planning to tell Cindy she has won herself a Mercedes C class for being the 99th person to sms me, all she needs to do for the paperwork is deposit R5000.00 into my account.. Let's see if she falls for it.

  • Hansie4 26 May 2011, 08:30 AM

    I have just received a SMS with the message: Your Mobile Number Has Won R95,000 in our SAMSUNG YEARLY PROMO with REF No. (512TP)Call CINDY on 0782019336 between 9AM to PM. This is the third time I have received these types of SMS's and it is Time that something is done to stop these people taking advantage of others.

  • Yashia 23 May 2011, 08:50 AM

    I received an sms stating "Congratulations!! You have won the sum of R175 000 your mobile number was randomly selected among the lucky winners in our SAMSUNG YEARLY PROMOTION, your serial no.2075 doe claim pls call Mr George Yarkah on 0735121858 and ensure he register your winning. for your cash prize call him from 8am - 6pm. This is so sad that people are getting away with all these scams

  • Wanda6 19 May 2011, 07:22 AM

    Got the message "Congratulations!!. You have won the sum of R125,000. Your mobile number was ramdomly selected among the lucky winners in our SAMSUNG YEARLY PROMOTION, your serial No: 2075, for claims pls call Mr.George Yarkah on 0799335076, and ensure he register your winning. For your cash prize call him from 8am to 6pm." Now I work for Samsung & new straight away this was a scam!

  • Candice31 17 May 2011, 10:19 PM

    I received a similar msg but that I had won R800,00.00 -the number has changed 0735595674 - They must be scaming somebody if its still running?

  • lubba 11 May 2011, 11:46 AM

    My question is why aren't the authorities doing something about this: - there is a trail - and when u phone these no's someone always answers. Is this too complex for our beloved SAPS to investigate.

  • Nastassja2 9 May 2011, 02:01 PM

    Got exactly the same sms as Serena, even the reference nr is the same.... really...

  • Serena 9 May 2011, 09:26 AM

    Congratulations!! Your Phone Number has Won R265,000 in our SAMSUNG YEARLY PROMOTION with Ticket No: SM512TP. Call ABBEY KEEM on 0783045562 Between 9AM to 6PM.

  • A Ramcharan 9 May 2011, 09:10 AM

    Got an sms at 4-41 from 0780206055 saying that I won and I should call Abbey Keen on 0783045562 between 9-6 for R265-000, ticket no. SM512TP

  • J.SINGH 19 Apr 2011, 01:26 PM

    RECEIVED AN SMS@4:30 THIS MORNIN FROM 0711132871 SAYIN I RANDOMLY WON 125K & TO CALL 0799335076 -KNEW IT WAS A SCAM GOOGLED IT - ONE WOULD THINK SAMSUNG OR RICA WOULD DO SOMETHING...

  • Marie Gair 19 Apr 2011, 12:17 PM

    My husband received a sms - Congratulations! Your cell no has won R800 000.00 last night (18/4/2011). The Pin was 8277 and we need to contact Rev. David Johnson at 082 357 6102. The other numbers is 079 053 0315 and 079 647 1147. Later we were contacted to pay money to the coerier T&C Coeriers to pay R1800 to get the cheque. Rica...... please help us.....where are you when things like this happen????

  • Ettienne Walters 16 Apr 2011, 12:22 PM

    I received a similar sms, "Congratulations!Your cell no has won R800,000.00 in d SAMSUNG PROMMOTION. Ur pin is 8277s. call your claim Agent Mrs.blessing tabo on 0730597642. 8am to 6pm" Note the spelling........I hope they rot in HELL!!!

  • Jo-Dee 15 Apr 2011, 02:25 PM

    Just got the same sms this morning saying that i was randomly selected and that i must phone George Yarkah to claim my 125k. I am really disgusted that people are still running these scams and that nothing is being done to stop it. The cellular service providers force you to RICA your sim, otherwise they cut your connection and then scams like these still run on a daily basis!

  • Elize13 30 Mar 2011, 09:11 AM

    I also received an sms this morning at 02:04:57 for a 2011 Samsung Promo. It stated that I've won R250,000 and that I must contact my claim agent Mrs. Lizzy Dube on 078 013 7988 to claim my cash prize from 09:00 to 17:00. Please note that it is a new cellphone number and name.

  • ymsc 28 Mar 2011, 02:53 PM

    47i got the same sms, he told me i needed to provide a fax number and physical address for a bank garuanted cheque to be sent via courier. or i could send my banking details via sms to 0799335076 with serial number 207 as refference. why do ppl keep snding me crap like this. f.... off you complete twot !!!!!!!!!

  • Mary23 28 Mar 2011, 03:18 AM

    I received an sms at 2.30am!!! same scam only this person to call was a Miss Sandra and I supposedly had won R250,000.00.Why are these people still operating and messing up a good nights sleep?

  • G.riba 24 Mar 2011, 02:42 PM

    I have received the very same sms.i had to call this g.yarkah.

  • darren alexander2 24 Mar 2011, 04:07 AM

    So is these guy in jail. I how in the hell did he get my cell number. He can we stop this scumming F*#_kers

  • Bea3 16 Mar 2011, 01:15 PM

    Ya i agree, what is the point of RICA? The cellular service providers force you to RICA your sim, otherwise to cut your connection and then scams like these still run on a daily basis! Seriously! Its annoying!

  • chris chadinha 24 Feb 2011, 09:23 AM

    i also like JANE got one at 2:33pm and i phone but mine was 073 530 6369 AND SANDRA claim nr 0177SP I JUST SEND A SMS AND I TOLD HER WHAT I THOUGHT OF THEM but cant repeat it here its not meant for the good honest people in the world. SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM ALL SIMS cards must be bought with ID book WHY IS THE COPS AND SAMSUNG NOT DOING ANYTHING...Again proving that i bet u that the cops are probably IN ON IT...Welcom to the NEW SOUTH AFRICA

  • Rowena 21 Feb 2011, 03:25 PM

    this is crazy how can these people even think of such thing! I can tell you that u will pay double the cost SCAMMERS!. I got the same sms from George Yarkah! the goverment should act againts this! and very quickly.

  • Nikki13 21 Feb 2011, 02:25 PM

    I have recieved the same sms. Whats been done about this!!!???

  • Marianne4 17 Feb 2011, 08:22 AM

    Received an sms also saying my number has been rondomly selected and that I have won R125000. Have to phone George Yarkah on 0835747130. The sms was sent from 0799335076. I think Samsung should find these people who are using their company name for their schemes!!! Is there anybody, as a matter of fact, who is investigating this? It is clear that they get away with these kind of sms's, since I received my msg last night, obviously there are some people who do phone them and follow their instructions. What about Crimeline?

  • Ronel 8 10 Feb 2011, 11:48 PM

    I got a sms from nr. 0711628219 on a SAMSUNG YEARLY PROMOTION that I have won R125,000.00 with a ref number 1073 to phone George Yarkah on 0782712824 to claim. Call him between 8am and 6pm.

  • Dee17 9 Feb 2011, 09:35 AM

    My mother got the same SAMSUNG YEARLY PROMOTION sms early hours of this morning. She too had to call George Yarkah on 078 271 2824.

  • Siza 8 Feb 2011, 10:37 AM

    I also received an txt message yesterday morning 2.31am... Can you believe it. These criminals they don't even sleep thinking about crooking people. I did phone this Venessa -- Majola, you could hear from her voice that she was not sure of what she was talking about. When I ask her that -- If a person has won something is for the Company to worry and find that person. A stupid person who can give the details to somebody you don't know. Guys becareful rather play a lotto than be a full from the scam txt and calls. 08 February 201

  • vicky2 8 Feb 2011, 06:45 AM

    I received an sms last night late from the one and only Mr George Yarkah, announcing that I had won R125,000 in a yearly promotion. He gives a serial no. in order to claim the prize and a cell no 0782712824 to call him on. Do these people think we are stupid!!!!!

  • N. Jobe 3 Feb 2011, 08:28 PM

    I got the same sms, called the guy and he said he was from Sumsung. I decided to check it out and google him and I found that alot of people got the same sms from this guy. I mean really how stupid those he think we are

  • S.Ramsuran 3 Feb 2011, 11:57 AM

    Got a scam sms on a SAMSUNG YEARLY PROMOTION that I have won R125000 with a ref number 1073 to phone George Yarkah on 0835747130 to call him between 8am and 6pm. Called him, & chose the bank guaranteed cheque option. When I asked him which company was this, he pretended to be deaf...I put the phn down....

  • SHANIE 3 Feb 2011, 09:15 AM

    I received sms early this morning at 02:20 congratulating me on winning R250,000 and to contact Mrs Tracy for my prize on cell number 0739593478. I phoned Mrs Tracy and informed her that her number was ging to be handed over to the authorities to deal with.

  • Lizzy6 2 Feb 2011, 09:06 AM

    I received the same sms yesterday at around 12am informing me that I have won R125,000. Called this George Yarkah and he asked how should the money be deposited i.e. bank account or bank guaranteed cheque. I deliberately chose the bank guaranteed method. He asked for my fax number and I gave it to him. Want to see what is it that he is going to fax me. Blody Makwerekwere.

  • G Dumse 1 Feb 2011, 07:52 PM

    I recieved the sms congratulating me that I have won R 250 000,00 Ref no: SQ4UX. call Mr Tom George on 071 9086 473 for my cach price. I phoned this morning to claim and I told to phone in 5 minutes. I said to the guru I believe this is a scam he told me if I don't believe him I should not call.

  • tumi4 27 Jan 2011, 12:20 PM

    I got the same sms last night, thank God I googled this first. can't belive these people!!!

  • Alice5 25 Jan 2011, 10:19 AM

    i received a similar sms early this morning at 02:20 congratulating me on winning R250k and to contact Mrs Tracy for my prize on cell number 0739593478. I phoned Mrs Tracy and told me that I go and buy MTN airtime in order to activate my winning (R180 X 3)and to to call her back to give pin number. This is quite annoying and these people should be stopped!

  • Jessica9 24 Jan 2011, 08:28 AM

    Please get these guys, got same sms this morning and they had the nerve to tell me to buy R180 airtime and sms pin to them in order to claim prize. Catch these idiots please - many naive people may fall for this!!! Numbers to check out: 079 568 5561 and 073 530 6369 Lady's name was "Agent" Vanessa. cruel fraudulant joke!!!

  • Jamie4 21 Jan 2011, 08:42 AM

    recieved the same sms last night. samsung winner 125k, knew it was a scam as the wording was blatently stupid and it came from actual cell number and not automated, anyway replied and infirmed numbers are being tracked by saps and i will see them soon and if they want me to drop this investigation , they should arrang to drop of R50k in cash..lol lets hope something is done about these knobz

  • Username795 17 Jan 2011, 10:33 AM

    I got this sms this morning. Of course I knew its a scam, but I really wanted to find our where this "George Yarkah" got my number from ! So I phoned him.... He told me I entered the Samsung competition..... So I played along ..... (WITHOUT giving my details !) At the end, all I have to do is to sms my name, physical address and bank account number to him..... I told him I dont have any bank accounts.... So then he told me, NO PROBLEM, they will send me a cash cheque by hand, I must just give my physical address..... SO .... I then told him I will sms it to him, which of course I will never do..... In stead, I sms'ed him back and told him what he can do with that cheque.....

  • Username785 12 Jan 2011, 11:50 AM

    Got the same scam sms also from a Vanessa exactly the same word for word that Jane got. The sad thing is some stupid people fall for this.

  • JANE15 7 Jan 2011, 11:57 PM

    Received an sms at 3:56am on Friday morning from cell number 0737577658 read... (Congratulation for 2011 SAMSUNG PROMO. You have won R250,000. Ticket no:0177sp. call your claim Agent Mrs. Vanessa on 0795685561 for your cash price. 08am to 06pm) When calling, a lady with a strong African accent answered congratulating me and asking for my account details... the lady mentioned that there will be a transfer fee of R180 or to make things easy MTN airtime worth R180 should be purchased and the pin should be sent to the same number... BIG SCAM!!! DONT BE FOOLED!!!

  • shaun cele 22 Dec 2010, 07:10 AM

    i also received an sms saying that i have won 95 000,but u could hear his voice and the accent that his a kwerekwerea,and even worse he asked my banking details.i told him f...off,but he still calls me i dont know why.plz find these people and arrest and that other reason we dont want these nigerian guys in south africa.

  • rigardt 21 Dec 2010, 06:44 AM

    i also recieved this scam sms and the guy george yarkah can be seen on facebook.

  • Edward2 20 Dec 2010, 04:52 PM

    We all know about these nigrean fraudsters I am not talking out of turn as i called the ass...le and guess what Please everyone, call his number No:078-538-4213 and give him his dues as these people are scumm of the earth. Why can the SAPS not get these guys, What is RICA for?

  • Brendon 2 19 Dec 2010, 10:35 AM

    I received the same scam sms,spelling was very bad, and once again if you haven't entered how can you win?

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