Vodacom Fraud

Received a sms saying " Congratulations! Yout Mobile No. Was among the 10 lucky winners on the Nokia Yearly  Promotion. You won R200 000 Ref: Nk7766P/ Melinda Blom. 071 169 5822 NOKIAovi@w.cn.   I have mailed them. You have to pay R1720 to a lawyer that needs to sign docs on your behalve to get the money.

Report ID: 1104
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: Yzerfontein
Suburb: Yzerfontein
Address: Western Cape
Crime Date/Time: 16 May 2011, 00:05 AM
Reported By: Username1104
Reported Date: 16 May 2011, 10:05 AM
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  • RHOBLE 6 Mar 2014, 09:28 AM

    I received sms on 5/3/2014 saying "congrats 0700163905,you are THE WINNER!claim your ksh10,000 voucher Reward now.click to open.assist where nessary

  • Herman14 30 Oct 2013, 11:30 AM

    Received a message this morning that someone shared a "Private Foto" with me. I just need to go to www.m2u.me/b.php and I'll see this photo for R7.00 a day. Utter BullSh.

  • Username7961 28 Oct 2013, 08:52 AM


  • Aubrey5 4 Oct 2013, 11:47 AM

    I receive such SMS towards end of every month. Even if you get a windfall of money all this smses and email comes through. I think Bank employees and other institutions which we have opened accounts with are selling this information to these Crooks Now I just read and delete.

  • NELLY4 27 Sep 2013, 12:13 PM

    please people do not trust these croks.be aware of this 072 2708135 and a guy by the name of Richard -074 1726923. i spoke to him. a very very dodgy guy. these guys know that people need money.please be careful

  • NELLY4 27 Sep 2013, 12:03 PM

    i receive an sms saying that my no' has been picked to receive a R750 voucher in September.click to claim. www.m2u.me/v.phpmvou.net/subscription@r7/day/optout?xtstop

  • Xolile malinga 28 Aug 2013, 04:43 PM

    I hv received an sms says CONGRATULATIONS YOU HAVE WON A VOUCHER OF R750.dis ppk are crocks dont trust them

  • phemelo 27 Aug 2013, 03:06 PM

    i got the same massege

  • Raven2 14 Aug 2013, 02:50 PM

    Congrats. Ur Number ........... has been picked to receive a R750 Voucher in August. Click to claim www.m2u.me/v.php mvou.net/subscription(at)r7/day/optout/txtstop from nr 2782004842244989

  • Matty2 5 Mar 2013, 08:49 AM

    Got an email from Melinda Blom after I responded to a sms I received stating I won R 250 000.00 in a rica promotion.. I searched for Melinda Blom on google an found my way to this site. Can anyone tell me if I have already gone too far..?? They only have my phone number and email address and fax number..

  • mooiman 14 Jan 2013, 08:38 AM

    Congratulation!Your sim card has won R500,000,in our RICA YEARLY PROMO ticket no DF6621, for activation and claim call Mr. Mark Nelson on 084 670 1435.

  • Pieter3 6 Sep 2012, 04:57 PM

    Hein, you obviously thought they helped you. Received another message today. Same number, same MO.

  • Hein4 13 Feb 2012, 07:27 AM

    Do yourself (and the public) a favour. As soon as you get a chance, go to the fraud/scam reporting pages of Vodacom and MTN. Unfortunately the URL is VERY long - it's best to do a Google for Vodacom Scams Hoax. MTN's is shorter: http://www.mtn.co.za/Support/ReportFraud/Pages/default.aspx. It DOES help - I tried (as a test) to call the number the next day and it had been disconnected. "Cray fur yiller, bluxoms :)"

  • Justin4 12 Jan 2012, 10:45 AM

    Received an SMS this morning @ 5:59AM from number 0763427924. Message reads: "CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your Mobile no.has just won R900,000 in the PEPSI YEARLY PROMO, UK. REF NO. P... for claims, call the SA claims centre on 0717014582. I would advise anyone commenting here not to leave a ref number for your SMS as this can be traced back to your Cell number. Every Ref they give is attached to the number they sent it to. Be Safe!!!

  • Jeremia 4 Nov 2011, 11:28 AM


  • Nedene Genis 20 Sep 2011, 08:19 AM

    I have received an sms saying: Congratulations! Contact your agent immediately 072 282 9893, Your number was among the 10 lucky winner in the Nokia Yearly Promotion, You won R850 000. E mail nokiaoviprom@w.cn I also phoned the number and a person by the name of "William" answered telling me to send an e mail. Please don't reply to this sms's it is fraud. Don't know where they got my details.

  • Johan Nel 14 Sep 2011, 11:53 AM

    Got the same, Prize money has gone up to R850000.00 Yippee HaaHaa Message send from 2782004842244989. Same contact number though.

  • Karl2 30 Aug 2011, 08:16 AM

    Same message sent from 0793419831 to phone 0722829893

  • dale3 25 Aug 2011, 09:06 AM

    i just received similar from no. 0797899097. and to call Mr Chris on 0730889622. I have spoken to vodacom and it seems there is nothing they do to stop these sms scams. Shocking hey

  • leon21 4 Aug 2011, 01:26 PM

    Just phoned her. I must pay R250 airtime before receiving any money. How can these scams be stopped for eg delete their numbers of vodacom database Where is the consumer board and SAPS

  • arvind 4 Aug 2011, 08:19 AM

    i received the same message

  • claire5 30 Jun 2011, 10:52 AM

    Received the same sms last nite about winning 900 000 in the FIFA yearly promo, ref no is the same, so is the cell no's, I phoned this morning and when the person asked for my name I told him I would only give my ref no, and he put the phone down!

  • Robbie Robinson 20 Jun 2011, 10:30 AM

    Received this SMS on Friday From this number 0713909504 CONGRATULATIONS You mobile no. has just won 900 000 Rands in the FIFA YEARLY PROMO UK. Ref no. EE900. For claims Call the SA Claims center on 0738141877.

  • Herman Jansen 7 Jun 2011, 08:12 AM

    Same story. Big time fraud.

  • Joey10 6 Jun 2011, 10:48 AM

    I asked if they knew 'Melinda" and they put the phone down on me

  • Hein6 6 Jun 2011, 10:23 AM

    I also received the same message. I phoned the number and asked why would I have to claim a prize if I dint't enter a competition? why would Nokia sms me if I have a motorola? also when I asked the lady about an official website link she became snotty with me and put down. I knew this was a scam because I first googled the number and got this webpage. Thanks for the headsup.

  • Ricky6 6 Jun 2011, 09:26 AM

    Received the same SMS

  • brenden2 6 Jun 2011, 08:31 AM

    I received the same message but decided to google the address and landed up here. So I best just ignore it, thanks for the warning

  • Tsholo5 6 Jun 2011, 07:42 AM

    I also received the sane message,date 06 June 2011

  • Username1104 1 Jun 2011, 10:49 AM

    I did not leave anything but they have all my details. That scares me. The persons is also calling me midnight non stop. Can't take it anymore. My fiance also answered my phonde and told them to stop. This is really bad

  • Deon3 1 Jun 2011, 10:19 AM

    Same story Crooks

  • louis6 25 May 2011, 03:49 PM

    She s using a different cell number Congratulations!Your Mobile No.Was among the 10 lucky winners on the NOKIAovi YEARLY PROMOTION You won R200,000 Ref:Nk7766P. Melinda Blom 0796415424 NOKIAovi@w.cn

  • louis6 25 May 2011, 03:46 PM

    I also got the same msg bt I left my work address and bank account

  • Hanriette 19 May 2011, 11:08 AM

    I also did received the same message on my phone also did what you did what did you do

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