I received the following SMS:
Your no. Was among the lucky winners on the NOKIA YEARLY PROMOTION. You won R95,000.Ticket no. 0166P.Call Richards Williams on 0839431240. For your cash prize immediately from 8am to 6pm.
Sender: (no name) +27722885352
Received: 04:35:08 2010-04-08.
I phoned the number. The person asked the ticket number, service provider and cell’phone number. He said he had to check the information and that I had to call him again in 5 minutes.
When I phoned after 5 minutes he said that I must send an SMS to him with the following information:
· Cell’phone number
· Full name
· ID number
He will then take R180 airtime to process the transaction and then post a cheque to me.
I did not send the SMS.
I have also asked the MTN office at Atterbury Value Mart and the Garsfontein SAP about the validity of the message, both confirmed that it was legal!