Nokia Promo


I got a sms in the middle of the night saying my sim  had won R150 000 in a Nokia yearly promo and to call with my ticket number to Mark Ben 0717291436 to make sure my ticket is activated.  I am suspicious that this is a scam so have not acted on it.

Report ID: 782
Crime Category: Other
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: JOHANNESBURG
Suburb: Triomf Sophiatown
Address: Cell phone
Crime Date/Time: 10 Jan 2011, 00:01 AM
Reported By: Username782
Reported Date: 10 Jan 2011, 09:01 AM
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  • joe lentinello 23 Nov 2012, 07:42 AM

    got an sms from 0780232564 telling me that i won R250,000 in the Rica promotion. I rang the number. The man said that he is William Khumalo. He said that I should return the sms with either my banking details and he will deposit the money directly into my account or home address if I prefer the cheque to be sent by courier. I requested the number of the head office where i can confirm that he is who he claims to be. he gave me the number of his manager 0786210538 who is there but will be leaving shortly. I asked for a land line number. he said that the office was not open yet and that I should rather phone his boss now. He then cut the connection.

  • Mpho30 6 Oct 2011, 07:27 AM

    I recieved the same sms yesterday midnight, it was from 0712627099, i deleted the sms instantly as i knew it was a scam, it is not the 1st time am receiving this kind of sms. My question is, as SA Government require all the simcards to be RICAd, cant they trace this numbers?

  • seelan2 22 Aug 2011, 08:10 PM

    i also got this sms... now my question is... where is RICA now.. they forced us to register our sim explaining how the criminals will be stopped.. I don't see RICA working now..

  • Aphra 18 Aug 2011, 08:54 AM

    Received the same sms this morning at 8:17 Congratulations! Your MOBILE NUMBER won R250000 on Nokia yearly Promotion. Ticket No.0199P. Call JAN 0785568591.call 8am to 5pm I thought the RICA act was supposed to stop this type of crime...

  • Dalene5 10 Aug 2011, 11:21 PM

    I also received a sms Congratulation! your mobile no has won R195.000. and NOKIA PROMO. with ticket no. 0166p. for your claim call Mr. Paul Benson 0787124690....this is not the first time. Amazing thing is that the numbers you have to call all belong to MTN????? 10th August 2011 22:24pm

  • MS 28 Jun 2011, 08:30 AM

    Huge Scam! R150,000 in NOKIA MOBILE PROMOTION. Contact MR CLIFFORD ON 0719954944. This was sent from 0711822775.

  • Ian16 23 Jun 2011, 09:08 AM

    Got the same message sms from cell 0726020997 for the nokia promo. ???? Date 23 June 2011 08h06

  • ST2 21 Jun 2011, 07:34 AM

    Yes, I just got the same thing. Should I call the cops?

  • Jonas Lekota 2 Jun 2011, 04:42 PM

    Got a scam sms sayin congragulations u hv won R250000.The so called Mr Desmond told me 2 fax R1999 4 immunity cost n delivery charges.He is working wth Mrs Ayanda.these ar their numbers:0786210538,0826645489,refence number UK00SA.they even send me an sms requesting me 2 buy a vodacom airtime of R110 to active the process of the money!

  • Nachy 15 Apr 2011, 05:32 PM

    i also got an sms with E019 as the reference #, ws abt to call bt just discovered tt there r more pple w the same ref#.how do these people get our numbers?

  • CL 5 Apr 2011, 07:38 AM

    Got same sms this morning. How do you stop them?

  • J Bentley 29 Mar 2011, 09:17 AM

    I RECIEVED AN SMS THIS MORNING SAYING : CONGRATULATIONS! yOUR NO. WAS AMONG THE LUCKY WINNERS OF THE NOKIA 2011 YEARLY PROMO. YOU WON r250,000. REF NO. 0155GP. CALL 0731151978 FORYOUR CASH PRIZE. I THEN PHONED THIS NO. FROM A LAND LINE AND A MR. DESMOND ANDERSON "THE NOKIA CLAIMS MANAGER" SAID THAT, I SHOULD PHONE FROM MY CELL PHONE TO CLAIM MY PRIZE . WHEN ASKED WHY HE SAID THAT WAS THE ONLY WAY TO ACTIVATE MY REF NO. I THEN SMELT A RAT AND CHECKED ON THE WEB THAT THERE ARE MORE WINNERS WITH THE SAME REF. NO. CAN'T WE STOP THIS GUY.

  • Johan Vorster 24 Mar 2011, 09:04 AM

    I received an sms from 079 132 7254 stating: Congratulations! your number was among the lucky winners of the Nokia 2011 yearly Promo. You won R250,000. Ref no. 0155GP Call 073 115 1978 for your cash prize. Of course I was very excited about this sms, and I phoned them back. A certain Desmond Anderson answered and said that I should phone back in 5 - 10 minutes so that they can verify my ref. no. I phoned back this morning, and they wanted my banking details to pay over the money. Then he asked me to buy 11 x MTN pre-paid airtime vouchers for R180 each, in order for them to pay over the money to me, as they have already started to pay over money this morning. I must hurry. I then asked for the Nokia customer service centre number, and there was lots of reasons why he couldn't supply it. I checked out Nokia's website, and their business hours are from 9am to 6pm daily. Thus Mr. Anderson was quite possibly the most hard working Nokia employee in history. I did a search on the internet, and found these posts on the same scam.Of course this is a scam, and I hope people can read about my experience, and then refrain from getting involved in this scam. Don't be fooled by lots of nonsense by people with european sounding accents.Nokia and I can pay money over thhe net without requiring airtime vouchers first. What a load of bull.

  • Lloyd Mtshizana 22 Mar 2011, 02:49 AM

    (NOKIA) CONGRATULATIONS!!! YOUR NO WAS AMONG THE LUCKY WINNERS ON THE NOKIA YEARLY PROMOTION.YOU WON,R95,000 REF NO .0259Nkp. CALL CLAIM CENTER mr KEN 0731392454Pr, can this be a scam?

  • Melanie Williams 27 Jan 2011, 08:10 AM

    I also received a hoax sms @ 1.30am: Congratulations! You cell 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 : 078960296. - For that amount of money they can call me personally to give me the news! It is a hoax!!!!

  • Nomzamo Madlala 21 Jan 2011, 07:31 AM

    I also recieved an SMS 2011 JANUARY 20 AT 12HOO AT Nite that my sim card has won 150 000 my number should be activated. nokia promo 2011 anniversary REF NO EO19.cont Mr. David J @0786331637.FROM NUMBER 0789604296

  • Diane4 19 Jan 2011, 08:59 AM

    I also received a hoax sms : Congratulations! You cell 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 : 078960296

  • Vani 13 Jan 2011, 08:51 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

  • Rene Vermeulen 10 Jan 2011, 03:44 PM

    My daughter received the same sms indicating that she has won R250 000,00 in the Nokia Mobile Promotion. She was given a pin number and told to contact Mrs Zanele Khumalo at the payment office on number 0734408057. Beware!!

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