SAMSUNG PROMOTION


Sms receieved: "Congratulations!! You have won the sum of R125,000. Your mobile number was randomly selected among the lucky winners in our SAMSUNG YEARLY PROMOTION. Your serial No. 1073, For claim pls clall Mr George Yarkah on 0835747130, and ensure he register your winning. For your cash prize call him from 8am to 6am."
I ACTUALLY DID PHONE THIS GUY.... JUST TO FIND OUT WHERE HE GOT MY DETAILS FROM !! AND HE REQUESTED ME TO SMS MY NAME AND PHYSICAL ADDRESS TO HIM SO THAT THEY CAN DELIVER MY CHEQUE BY HAND..... FREE OF CHARGE....
Do we really have people out there who falls for this type of thing???

Report ID: 795
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: PRETORIA
Suburb: N/A
Address: Cellphone
Crime Date/Time: 17 Jan 2011, 00:01 AM
Reported By: Username795
Reported Date: 17 Jan 2011, 10:01 AM
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  • Wimpie2 28 Feb 2014, 04:54 PM

    This scam is hitting Namibia too. Poor spelling! That was the first flag! "Congratulation. Ur cellphone number has won N$350,000 in SADEC GLOBAL promotion,ur Ref:NAM264,We need ur NAME, ur EMAIL, and ur ADRESS for delivery ur Cheque" Come on criminals! Stop being so useless at English!

  • Phin 24 Jul 2013, 07:58 AM

    Received this SMS yesterday in Botswana from +27(76)8962508: "Congratulation. Ur cell phone number has won R250000.00 in S/A SAMSUNG promotion, ur Ref No: BTN267,We need ur EMAIL ur Name and ADRESS to delivery Ur cheque"

  • BITTU KUMAR 8 Jul 2013, 10:33 AM

    I RECEIVED A SMS TO SAY THAT YOUR NUMBER HAS WON 1,000,00 DOLLAR THEN I'M SOCKED

  • alaoui 10 Mar 2013, 01:14 AM

    my name kbiri alaoui seddik my mobile number 212 6 61 67 28 40

  • ZAITANI 10 Mar 2013, 01:04 AM

    i received an sms/congatulatio ,your mobile number has won E 490 000and wasrandomly selected among luky winners in our samsung yearly promo email us mobileprom44@live.co.uk 44 78 05 58 43 532 date 09/03/2013

  • alaoui 10 Mar 2013, 12:11 AM

    I received an sms /congatulatio ,your mobile number has won E 490 000and wasrandomly selected among luky winners in our samsung yearly promo email us mobileprom44@live.co.uk 44 78 05 58 43 532

  • Caiphus 29 Oct 2012, 12:56 PM

    i received an sms stating that my sim has won R400,000.I called the number they refer to as their call center number , the guy said they are based in cape town and his land line number is 021 825 5732 . His name is George , he has nigerian accent . Peple please don,t fall for this scam

  • cath2 22 Oct 2012, 10:00 AM

    I received this this morning Congratulations ur SIM have won R400,000 in the SAMSUNG MOBILE PROMO.(REF NO:WN105ZA) Contact SAMSUNG CALL CENTER ON 0737529492 for activation & for ur PAYMENT... But I don't have a samsung phone, thank goodness for google and you guys so I didn't have to waste my airtime calling

  • Marie13 14 Feb 2012, 03:49 PM

    I also received a sms message...SAMSUNG COMPANY PROMOTION...that my number was drawn for this competition, and that I have won the amount of R150 000- to claim this amount I have to phone Mr. Smith @ 0786262388 - received this message yesterday 13 February 2012

  • YONELA THIMLE 25 Oct 2011, 04:19 PM

    I,YONELA THIMLE WOULD LIKE TO CONFIRM IF MY MOBILE NUMBER WAS RANDOMLY SELECTED TO WIN A CASH PRIZE OF AN AMOUNT OF R125 000(SERIAL NUMBER-2075)

  • Nico5 13 Oct 2011, 08:51 AM

    I received an SMS this morning at twenty to one. This SMS woke me and thinking it could be a work related issue as I am on standby after hours looked at it. Same story and call Mr George Yarkah to claim your prize. Reading all these comments I now see what this is about.

  • Louise11 7 Sep 2011, 10:18 AM

    I received a message saying "Congratulation for 2011 SAMSUNG PROMO,Your cell no won R250 000 call your agent Mrs Vanessa on 0795685561 to activate your Ticket no:0177p from 7am to 6pm".This is getting out of hand and isn't the whole RICA and Cunsomer Protection Act is suppose to protect the consumer from these kind of scams.

  • Val Otten 26 Aug 2011, 08:45 AM

    I received an SMS on 25/08/2011 - I have won R125,000 being randomly selected in a Samsung Yearly Promotion. Contact Mr. George Yarkah on 0799335076. Obviously a scam!

  • F Strydom 18 Aug 2011, 10:41 AM

    Can't believe that I fell for this...George actually answered the phone and also told me to sms him the details..either bank acc. nr..or postal address and fax nr. What a scam...I think Samsung should report this.

  • Lebohang 5 8 Aug 2011, 03:22 PM

    On the 06th August i received a message at about 01:54 saying "congratulation for 2011 SAMSUNG PROMO, your cell no won R250,000. CALL your Agent Mrs. Vanessa on 0795685561 to activate yuor Ticket no: 0177p from 7 am to 6.pm. this message was coming from cell no: 0799208047. Unfortunately i fell for it, called the purpoted Vanessa. She answered quite ellegantly and told me how lucky i WAS. She then told me to go to Shoprite and buy R200.00 Telkom prepaid voucher and send her the numbers beginning with 091. i did with excitement and send her the voucher. now i understand that i had been hoaxed. I have just called her just a few minutes ago using a different number and she answered sounding very surprised that i haven't received a call as yet from SAMSUNG. She then promised to call back after enquiring from them. i now know i will not hear from her again. i hope something is done before many like me are defrauded by these fruadsters.

  • Sthembile Mkhize 4 Aug 2011, 11:11 AM

    This morning at about 1:35am I received a message saying "Congratulation for 2011 SAMSUNG PROMO,Your cell no won R250 000 call your agent Mrs Vanessa on 0795685561 to activate your Ticket no:0177p from 7am to 6pm".This is getting out of hand and isn't the whole RICA and Cunsomer Protection Act is suppose to protect the consumer from these kind of scams.

  • Barbara10 3 Aug 2011, 12:22 PM

    Received a message Your mobile No has won R95 000 in our Samsung Yearly Promo Your pin No is 0167S call Portia Madiba on 0837210325 for your money

  • zuz 1 Aug 2011, 10:05 PM

    Also received this sms 2nite and I'm nt even using a samsung phone,never owned one,absolutely it's a Scam!!!!

  • bologo 29 Jul 2011, 09:55 AM

    i receive an sms indicating that i have won r125.000 0n 2011 samsang yearly promotion . i worried about this scam please dont fool me

  • Lindy15 4 Jul 2011, 10:45 AM

    Ha ha ha ha, sorry for you guys, I was told I had won R800,000.00. How lucky am I :-) Like some of you, I also decided to look into it fist. I really hope these people are caught.

  • Jenny11 1 Jul 2011, 08:24 PM

    Received SMS on Fastlink indicating that I have won R250,000 on 2011 SAMSUNG PROMOTION Ticket no: 0177sp. Call your Claim Agent Mrs Rose on 0824223256 to claim between 8am and 6pm. 28/06/2011 00:52.04

  • annon5 28 Jun 2011, 12:11 PM

    Also received one sunday night at 11pm, it stated "Ziyawa!!!we are letting you to know that you win R250,000 from Samsung call 0795685561 contact us.no p001", idiots!

  • Ayesha Naidoo 23 Jun 2011, 09:23 AM

    I received this sms from 0711132871 today: Congratulations ! You have won the sum of R125,000. Your mobile number was randomly slected among the lucky winners in our SAMSUNG YEARLY PROMOTION, your serial no. 2075, for claim pls call Mr. George Yarkah on 0799335076. Called and he answered! Ask me when I had received the sms. Told me that I have 2 options for prize payment: Bank deposit or bank guaranteed cheque via ABSA or FNB and asked which I would prefer. I said cheque via ABSA. Quickly informed me to sms him my name, fax number and physical address. I asked him if this was a hoax and he said that was why they were prepared to send a bank guaranteed cheque so as to protect my banking details and was quite in a hurry to put down the phone. Needless to say I did not send him anything and rather checked this site out to confirm if this was a hoax.

  • Melanie Whitaker 7 Jun 2011, 09:04 AM

    I received this sms at 07h45 today: Congratulations ! You have won the sum of R125,000. Your mobile number was randomly slected among the lucky winners in our SAMSUNG YEARLY PROMOTION, your serial no. for claim pls call Mr. George Yarkah on 0799335076. Called and he answered! Told me that i'm one of 8 lucky customers nationwide and that I have 2 options for prize payment: Bank deposit or bank guaranteed cheque, I said 'cheque pls'... let's just say he didn't seem so excited after that. Told me to sms him my physical address, name and fax number. As if i'm going to give my banking details or my residential address!

  • sinezin 31 May 2011, 08:58 AM

    tx guys i was about 2 call them bt my insticts told me not to,then i said let me google them first..

  • theo9 30 May 2011, 11:48 PM

    Dam, you guys are lucky, I only won a measly R185 000 on this scam. But I will make it up with the $10.4 mil I won on the internet......

  • Ebrahiem Philander 27 May 2011, 08:12 PM

    I entered the Samsung competition on TV I gor an sms telling me I won R175 OOO.and contact Mrs Dube

  • Colleen8 26 May 2011, 11:10 AM

    Hey everyone - i have the SAME story but seems like i was short changed on the "amount i won"!! Same message " Your mobile number has won R95000.00 in our SAMSUNG YEARLY PROMO with Ref num xxxx Call Cindy on 0782019336 between 9am to 6pm." What i want to know is why no action is taken against the perpetrators? seeing as though RICA has come into effect they should know the address of the fraudsters and get to the bottom of this???!!!

  • Yashia 23 May 2011, 08:57 AM

    I also got an sms saying to call George Yarkah. i did call to find out where he got my number from they said to send me details so they will forward me a cheque free of charge. where do these people get our numbers from ?

  • heleen6 15 Apr 2011, 09:01 PM

    Received same sms and were informed to call Mr George on078 271 2824

  • Katherin 31 Mar 2011, 07:32 AM

    I have recieved an sms stating the following "Congratulations for 2011 SAMSUNG PROMO, you WON R250 000. Ticket number no : 0177sp. call your claim agent Mrs. Vanessa on 0795685561 for your cash prize. 08 am to 06 pm. This is obviously a scam as i read a comment below with the exact same details. Sick people out there!

  • Thabani2 28 Mar 2011, 08:43 AM

    I have also received the same sms this morning,this time It says I should call Mrs. Markus for R250 000 claim no.0166. Please, cops should do something about this scam.

  • Candice32 19 Mar 2011, 01:55 PM

    I also received a sms with claim number 0177sp and I need to phone Mrs Vanessa with cellphone number 0795685561. I told her I am a police officer and this is a scam, she hung up the phone. Really something must be done about this seriuos problem. People fall for this and loses a lot of money.

  • Wandile 16 Mar 2011, 04:20 PM

    I have also received the sms today saying"Congratulation!!Your no.Was among the lucky winners on the SAMSUNG YEARLY MOBILE PROMOTION.You have won R185,000.Ticket no.SA37762M.Call SIR.JOHN GREG,on 0717932359.For your Cash prize.From 8.30am-4.30pm. the number sent from is 0766985279...Its the second time now and i have swear them on their first sms...but this stupids are still caring on.

  • barbara13 14 Mar 2011, 12:39 PM

    i received an sms saying congratulation for 2011 SUMSUNG PROMO.YOU WON R250,000. ticket no:0177sp. call your claim agent Mrs Vanessa for your cash price. i did phone and to my surprise the lady greeted me in setswana and i was like if this was a company she should have spoken english and not tswana, and i asked her if the sms was true and she said yes i must give her tickect ni and phne her back after 5 minutes.i never bothered to phone back coz i didnt enter any competition.

  • Mashapa 9 Mar 2011, 11:46 AM

    even me i recieved that sms and was told to call mrs sandra to claim but i've to buy 180 air time and sms the airtime pin with my name and address to recieve

  • Mosimanegape 2 2 Mar 2011, 02:11 PM

    i also recieved that scam sms and was told to call mrs sandra to claim my cash prize only to find that i had to buy airtime first to activate my winnings, i then asked her how can i buy my prize if i realy won it then i deserve it and told her to activate it and deduct that R180.oo to buy the airtime required from me she then said if i realy want my money i sould do it i then told her to keep it as from the first place i never entered any competitions of that nature. and she droped the call. i think samsung as a brand they should protect it and pay private investigator or the hawk to trace this moroons and put them where they belong in jail to rot there. please people of mzanzi dont fall this sms its a huge scam. stop fooling your self by buying your own prize

  • Madelie 26 Feb 2011, 08:18 AM

    I also received this sms at 1am this morning. Definitely a scam !

  • Tilo 22 Feb 2011, 03:36 PM

    I received an sms saying: Congratulation!Your number was among the lucky winners no the NOKIA YEARLY PROMO .You won R95,000. Ticket no.0166P.Call Mrs Memory Dube0734186964 Your Cash Prize. I went through the sms more than 3 times as I analyzed it in deeper details trying to find something about it. The time it was sent was awkward,the no. of both the sender and that of the person to be called (Memory Dube)are not RICA compliant. Having miraculously won out of no-where u are urged to buy R360 worth of split airtime vouchers,sms the vouchers to activate your winnings. That was full proof for me that this was just a scamm. MTN also warned of such sms. We should try and be vigilant to fight crime of all forms. Our families are victimised out of desparation and these criminals are invisible. Masibambane and bust them.

  • Bryan8 22 Feb 2011, 12:46 PM

    also recieved an sms this morning (22/2/2011)stating "Congratulations for 2011 SAMSUNG PROMO, you WON R250 000. Ticket number no : 0177sp. call your claim agent Mrs. Vanessa on 0795685561 for your cash prize. 08 am to 06 pm",,,i called her & she said i shud call after 5 did so then asked to call back in a further 2 mins Which I did then I was told again congrats that I had won R250000.00 & please sms my banking detailsI told them no way & they hung up on me.I think Samsung themselves should do something about this as why did we RICA our phones if not to stop this kind of thing.

  • kesaobaka 17 Feb 2011, 02:42 PM

    i think we should start irritating these people give them calls i almost did buy the airtime but i wondered how do you win a competion you never enter for. And also why should i send airtime not deposit the money to their bank account for them to run the provision of money. please lets not be fulled

  • lilly 17 Feb 2011, 01:39 PM

    i received a sms congratulations for 2011 samsung promo, you won R250 000.ticket number 0177sp. call your claim agent mrs vanessa on 0717839589 for your cash prise.08 am to 06 pm

  • eben6 14 Feb 2011, 09:19 AM

    i also recieved an sms this morning stating "Congratulations for 2011 SAMSUNG PROMO, you WON R250 000. Ticket number no : 0177sp. call your claim agent Mrs. Vanessa on 0795685561 for your cash prize. 08 am to 06 pm"

  • Marcell Slabbert 8 Feb 2011, 11:49 PM

    I had the same sms come through today, 8 Feb 2011. Sms receieved: "Congratulations!! You have won the sum of R125,000. Your mobile number was randomly selected among the lucky winners in our SAMSUNG YEARLY PROMOTION..." The problem is that these people don't stop - and there is many a fool who fall for it!

  • Comic 3 Feb 2011, 07:50 PM

    I was just wondering, Cant the police trace these people down because when i called them we spent a long time on the phone talking to each other, so this means if the police can call them pretending to be a lucky winner, they will be able to trace to call down while they keep these scammers on the phone long enough to trace the call.

  • olga7 2 Feb 2011, 05:11 PM

    i also recieved an sms this morning stating "Congratulations for 2011 SAMSUNG PROMO, you WON R250 000. Ticket number no : 0177sp. call your claim agent Mrs. Vanessa on 0795685561 for your cash prize. 08 am to 06 pm",,,i called her & she said i shud call after 5 minutes i never called back ,,,this is a scam dont give them any details

  • Rivonia 2 Feb 2011, 02:52 PM

    I also recieved this information this morning (2/02/2011). But I was asked to call a Mrs Cindy. Can the police not assist in catching these people because this could become a serious problem.

  • Joy2 2 Feb 2011, 09:18 AM

    I received same sms and against my better judgement I actually fell for it also and today I got a second sms saying I need to transfer R4000 to release funds. This confirmed my suspicion. How can we bring these people to justice.

  • Comic 1 Feb 2011, 07:39 PM

    I received this msg about winning R250.000 aswell (and my stupid ass actually believed these people for a moment). I would like to know wether it will be possible for them to take my money out of my bank account with only using my I.D. number and my bank account number. coz once i realised it was a scam, I removed all my cash from the bank before they could get to it. Problem now is that i cant keep removing my money from the bank everytime i get paid. what should i do?

  • Mochael Lallyett 27 Jan 2011, 12:16 PM

    I have recieved an sms stating the following "Congratulations for 2011 SAMSUNG PROMO, you WON R250 000. Ticket number no : 0177sp. call your claim agent Mrs. Vanessa on 0795685561 for your cash prize. 08 am to 06 pm. PLEASE LADIES BE AWARE OF THIS, I CONTACTED THEM AND THEY ASKED FOR MY TICKET NUMBER. SHE THEN ASKED ME TO CALL HER BACK IN FIVE MINUTES. NO ANSWER SINCE THEN AND CLEARLY THIS IS A SCAM

  • Zakhe Cubeni 27 Jan 2011, 10:14 AM

    I also received an sms on the 25/01/2011 .Congratulations for a 2011, SAMSUNG PROMOTION .You won R250,000 .Ticket no: .....P Call your claim agent Mrs Suzan on 071067768 for your cash prize .08am to 06pm. I did phone this Suzan, and she told me to buy R180 airtime and sms it to her including my Banking details and my Phyisical Address.Unfortunately I dont give my Details over the phone.I just ignore them.

  • Babara Pieters 24 Jan 2011, 04:59 PM

    I also received a sms this morning. Congratulation for 2011 Samsung Promotion. You won R250.000, ticket no ....sp. Call your claim Agent Mrs. Sandra on 0783990057 for your cash prize 08am to 06pm. I didn't even bother phoning the number!

  • mohammed huck 22 Jan 2011, 09:20 AM

    samsung yearly promotion - hoax or not?

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