419 SCAM WITH BT ONLINE AND SOWETAN NEWSPAPER


I received an SMS yesterday, December 27th stating that I was the lucky winner of R250 000 in a BT Oline promotion. The sms reads as follows:
YOU ARE THE LUCKY WINNER OF R250,000 FROM BT MOBILE (www.bt.com). REF: 1QZA.
CONTACT 0738418380 –AD-News on the Move http://m.sowetanlive.co.za/ I contacted the number - 0738418380 - and was told that I have to purchase 5 x airtime vouchers to the value of R900.00 and send the numbers of 3 x people whom I have phoned in the last 7 days in order for my identity to be verified before any prize money will be released and paid into my bank account. Thay also said that upon verification of my identity, the pay-out will take 90minutes from their British account. 90 minutes???? The 2 African men (dareisay Nigerian?) I have spoken to have given their names as BRUCE BRAND and BRIAN SMITH and they tell me that their offices are in Richards Bay and their promotional offices are in Mobile Plaza, 22 Bram Fischer Drive corner Miriam Makeba Rds, Port Elizabeth. Bram Fischer Drive in PE???

Report ID: 763
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: JOHANNESBURG
Suburb: LONEHILL
Address: MOBILE PLAZA, 22 BRAM FISCHER DRIVE CR MIRIAM MAKEBA RD, PORT ELIZABETH
Crime Date/Time: 27 Dec 2010, 00:12 AM
Reported By: Username763
Reported Date: 28 Dec 2010, 13:12 PM
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  • A Calitz 15 Aug 2011, 12:20 PM

    I got a similar sms today stating i had won R350 000.I phoned them and they gave a address in Port Elizabeth and said i must be there in person to claim price.Address in PE , 77 Westbone str. A lot of crap and please catch these guys

  • Al4 15 Aug 2011, 10:57 AM

    I got a similar SMS today stating I had won R950k in BT mobile promo and to call 0796150961

  • CK2 15 Aug 2011, 09:21 AM

    ba tla nyela, mosono wa bo mmabo!!!!

  • Martin2 12 Aug 2011, 09:15 AM

    Also got this sms, replied with the following: I have bought the vouchers, to redeem pls go to www.suckmydi%kyou nigerianmotherf&cker.com - awaiting reply?????

  • michele6 11 Aug 2011, 01:21 PM

    The web site wix.com/btmobile is the exact same page as these scammers were using before. Except the it was just www.btmobile.com. It was eventually removed by the hosing company

  • Mr B 4 Aug 2011, 03:01 PM

    I seem to be another lucky winner , just received sms stating i won R 350 000.00 with www.datadesk.info & 081 445 3692 & 00447024094469 as contact details !! WHAT I WANNA KNOW IS WHERE R THE COPS ??? we have all this info surely any skilled police officer can do something before someone falls for this !!! OR AM I JUST WATCHIN TO MUCH CSI & OUR COPS R NOTHING LIKE THAT !! Than again the cops are possibly involved in this SCAM (-: ... YAWN YAWN what a country we live in >> 2 police commissioners in a row are THIEVES WHAT DO WE REALLY EXPECT

  • gloria6 4 Aug 2011, 10:53 AM

    i recieve one today i have won R350000 from BT mobile from 0814622882 with the website www.datadesk.info

  • Simza 4 Aug 2011, 08:45 AM

    I wother how these people get our numbers, I Just recieved an SMS saying I have won R950 000.00 this has to end now

  • Carol7 3 Aug 2011, 09:58 AM

    Received same SMS ref BT23UK, same contact details. Replied to their SMS " Am not stupid Assholes" Think twice before even phoning these people, they are the scum of the earth

  • Liezell du plessis 2 Aug 2011, 01:36 PM

    Ek het vandag die selfde sms gekry, natuurlik gaan dit met almal swaar en maak so sms jou dadelik opgewonde en kink mens dadelik wat jy met R350 000 kan doen. As dit maar net waar was ne. My man se altyd as iets te goed is om waar te wees dan is dit. My rev no. is B23UK en die nommer wat mens moet skakel is 0814453692. Natuurlik het ek gebel en hul wil he mens moet PE toe kom om jou Tjek te kom haal met bewys van adres en afskrif van jou ID sodat hul eens kan sien of jy gerika is. Bly weg van sulke SCAMS dit versondig jou siel en laat jou drome droom op niks anders as tjol nie

  • Jeral 5 Jul 2011, 09:06 AM

    I received an sms yesterday that my mobile number has been rewarded with ZAR250,000 Countesy of B.T.Mobile Ref. 019KP so I need to call Sandra at 083 711 5845 to reedeem my prize, and the sms I receive from was this number 072 909 4024,So basturds are getting our information thru these networks now that we have Rica these nerds need to be traced and locked down. Where is Interpol if this things happen......ciao

  • julie liebenberg 29 Jun 2011, 09:16 AM

    Also received an SMS today that I've won R900000.(100% guaranteed) To get cash call 0766018331

  • ALBRE 30 May 2011, 09:37 PM

    Received SMS that I have won R250 000 on 27 May 2011.To get the cash call 0796150961. On dialling that number Brian told me that I am the fourth winner and on submitting my name and banking details the money would be transferred to my account. I reported the matter to AVBOB in Paarl

  • gucci 28 May 2011, 04:06 AM

    Perhaps this is one of the most interesting blogs that I have ever seen. Interesting article, Funny comment. Keep it up!

  • Daniel23 23 May 2011, 09:22 AM

    Received SMS this morning. You have R299,000 reward from B.T MOBILUK. To get cash call 0781444699 or go to WWW.DATASDESK.INFO now -AD-AVBOB Funeral Services GOTO: www.wm.co.za/203

  • BRADLY 13 Apr 2011, 02:01 PM

    fuckn pissed wid this scamz!!!!!!!!!!

  • Soza 4 Apr 2011, 01:42 PM

    i also receive the sms today

  • clemetine 4 Apr 2011, 08:55 AM

    got the same massege from btm,i then phone the no 0781444699 then they said i should phone uk offices

  • marietjie2 28 Mar 2011, 10:52 PM

    Same here Ref#IQZ3UK R250 000 from btmuk go to www.wm.co.za/153

  • Charlene8 22 Mar 2011, 01:54 PM

    so much for RICA!!!!?????? surely these people had to register their simcards? mine came from 'message' so i dont even have a number

  • JT2 18 Mar 2011, 03:48 PM

    Got the same message, twice last night. Ref#IQZ3UK go www.wm.co.za/167

  • Palesa13 17 Mar 2011, 03:00 PM

    I receieved an sms from a no number showing that i was a lucky winner lucky for some of us if it sounds to good to be true then we knw it is..

  • mandy4 16 Mar 2011, 01:12 PM

    also recieved the same massage 'you r a lucky winner of 250000 from BT MOBILE UK. I must say I was very suprised and gr8ful to realise i was not the only one to recieve and that i did not fall foer this because at sum point I thought i had realy won.

  • king6 16 Mar 2011, 11:25 AM

    also received the same sms on that number

  • Modiehi 12 Mar 2011, 10:46 AM

    i have just received a massage saying that "you are a lucky winner of R250.000 from BT mobile uk .REF#:IQZ3UK

  • Khetha 12 Mar 2011, 10:41 AM

    I also received this kind of sms from Bruce Brand who's apparently the payment manager of btmobile,my concern is why can't this guys be traceable so the law can take it's cause.

  • Rachel2 12 Mar 2011, 10:03 AM

    I also received the message saying I won R250.000 from BT Mobile UK Ref #IQZ3UK

  • Hugo 12 Mar 2011, 09:22 AM

    Lol i recievd mine wen i was watchn nyt of blis live 250k bt mobile uk i knew it was scam cos i dnt play lottos or any promo so peeps b wise!!

  • shamiel jordan 12 Mar 2011, 08:03 AM

    i got the same message on the 10/03/2011 : you are a lucky winner of R250.000 FROM BT mobile UK .REF #IQZ3UK TO RECEIVE CASH

  • Mosa 12 Mar 2011, 07:28 AM

    I got the same sms,what a load bull!!!

  • Unknown 11 Mar 2011, 10:01 PM

    What a pot of bull!!!we also reveived that same sms just now.wish these piglet people can get a life and a real job.I'm sooooo sick of them.they must be traced!

  • mojabeng 11 Mar 2011, 09:43 PM

    i have received an sms saying i have won 250 000 uk , 2 receiceve cash i must go 2 www.bitmuk.co.za and the included web add from boston college .

  • Shamiela 11 Mar 2011, 08:12 PM

    Hi I got the same message that i won R250,000 Ref#IQZ3Uk on the 09-03-2011.

  • Nombuso4 11 Mar 2011, 06:12 PM

    the very same message about winning R250.000 is what i recieved well mine doesn't have any number to call it just gave me the UK.REF#:IQZ3UK and to retrieve the money i should visit the website which is: www.btmuk.com(-AD- All Life- HIV Positve Click www.wm.co.za/26.... This scam should be traced and htese people should be arrested!

  • Bradley Williams 11 Mar 2011, 05:54 PM

    I've been receiving these sms's for the last 2 years. Let me begin by saying that I must be the luciest person in the UK! That aside just remember 2 things when it comes to these types of scams. If you have'nt entered a competition or prize draw you are not elegible for a prize and if you need to pay cash to receive cash alarm bells should ring straight away! It saddens me that with all our technology our policing system cannot track and catch these thugs!

  • collins 11 Mar 2011, 04:04 PM

    I received an emailthat i have won R250000 from BT mobile uk ref#IQZ3UK.please can someone do something about this. Thi Nigerians are robbing people daily and is not funny aymore!!!!

  • Gail7 10 Mar 2011, 08:59 PM

    I received the same sms yesterday an it seems that my lucky number is the same as everyone else who is complaining about these con-artists. I spoke to a guy called Jeff Morris and he can really make it seem legit but I was conned one too many times. Hope these perpetrators get caught. people please be careful.

  • Nthabiseng6 10 Mar 2011, 02:26 PM

    Received an sms saying that i won 250 000 uk

  • Christina2 10 Mar 2011, 01:32 PM

    I received a massage yesterday which says'you are a lucky winner of R250 000 from BT MOBILE uk ref#IQZ3UK To receive cash visit www.btmuk.com(ad-all life-hiv positive click www.wm.co.za/26' please how can we stop this dogs ,they deserve to jail

  • Sizwe8 10 Mar 2011, 01:32 PM

    i just received the same sms as well, ''YOU ARE A LUCKY WINN'ER OF R250 000 FROM BT MOBILE UK.REF# IQZ3UK.TO RECEIVE CASH VISIT www.btmuk.com(-AD-Change it.Love It.Go to www.wm.co.za/101 my good peolpe please be alert and lets stop this crime!1

  • e69 10 Mar 2011, 10:03 AM

    Same message, winner of R250.000, ref#1qz3uk.

  • mfoka makubela 9 Mar 2011, 10:09 AM

    I also received an sms yestarday stating that:u r the lucky winner of 250.000 ref#iqz3uk.to receive cash visit www.btmuk.com.

  • Venessa van Deventer 9 Mar 2011, 08:40 AM

    They are pulling all tricks in the book now. My message read: You are a lucky winn'er of R250.000 from BT Mobile UK.REF#: IQZUK. To receive cash visit www.btmuk.com (-AD-All Life - HIV Positive Click www.wm.co.za/26) Hope they get stopped soon.

  • Gavin10 7 Mar 2011, 05:06 PM

    YOU ARE A LUCKY WINNER OF R250.000 FROM BT- M0BILE UK .REF#:IQZ3UK. CONTACT 0739412444 IMMEDIATELY) -AD- Take Control of your weight Click www.wm.co.za/27 Please note that the wm.co.za advertisements are attached via this service provider: http://www.interface.co.za/services.php. So I suggest we contact dennis@iface.co.za so that he can audit the server logs for these scams going out. It seems to be part of the mobile marketing offer from these guys. If you can't spot a scam like this, you deserve to be duped.

  • Nthami 7 Mar 2011, 09:24 AM

    I've bn receiveng these sms's about twice a day for the past three days. It's really irritating, the number I am supposed to call is 076 667 0755 and a link to a website www.wm.co.za/150 was given.

  • MICHELLE34 3 Mar 2011, 08:03 AM

    Hi I received one such message. 'You are the lucky beneficiary of R250000 from BT Mobite ref: 1qza call 27 783671653 - AD - 1st for woman insurance. www.wm.co.za/34' Can these companies not sue these people for using their details? I read a lot about scams so immediately googled and here I am.

  • martine 2 Mar 2011, 12:33 PM

    I just got a message form ''BT Mobile'' stating that i was 'THE LUCKY WINNER OF R250000'' and was asked to call a number - How can we block such con artists from sending such rubbish and in turn protect ourselves from people like this - because at some point a desperate person will take up this ridiculous offer and lose everything.

  • Tienie2 16 Feb 2011, 08:02 AM

    Hi, I got this message 6:33 this morning stating: PAYMENT OF 250,000.00 COULD NOT BE DELIVERED TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN CHARGED A TAX CLEARANCE FEE OF R 2,750.00 A few seconds later: CONTACT 0781444699 TO PAY THIS FEE IMMEDIATELY. YOUR MONEY WILL BE IN YOUR ACCOUNT IN 30MINS. What a bowl of crab. I called this number and a black lady answered. "Mandla" was the name see gave to me. This is crap and the moment I started fishing she dropped the call. Any advise?

  • Nathan 2 Feb 2011, 09:38 AM

    I just received the same scam sms the number is 0736970800

  • Miellie 26 Jan 2011, 08:05 AM

    I also received this message message today from number 0781444699

  • Tshepiso11 7 Jan 2011, 02:59 PM

    I also got an sms stating " Congratulations! Your mobile No. has been selected in our 2011 Nokia yearly promo, you have wonR 95K on ticket No. 0059 for claims call Mr Chris on 0738450054." I did not fall for this as I know that this is a scam , PLEASE REPORT THESE THINGS, We need to STOP this and educate our people. If you know you did not enter any competition how do you then expect to WIN just like that?!

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