2011 Mobile Award Promotion

Got an SMS this morning telling me that i won R 125 000.00 in the 2011 Mobile Award Promotion with ref nr Q71M and must phone Mr. Paul Castro on 0787626386 to claim.The sms was send from 0727563980.I phoned and he wanted me to send the pin nr. for a R 110.00 vodacom re-charge voucher in order to have my money transfered.With this pin i had to sms also my full name , bank account details and he instructed me to keep my pin confidential.Just want to know how they are able to get my number and now that they have my number do they also have my personal details ?

Report ID: 1640
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Randburg
Suburb: northriding
Address: N/A
Crime Date/Time: 28 Nov 2011, 00:11 AM
Reported By: Username1640
Reported Date: 28 Nov 2011, 10:11 AM
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  • Elisma Grobbelaar 22 Oct 2012, 09:39 AM

    I have received the same sms as Eve. This is what I have replied to them via sms. :You are a scam! And I have just given the crime over to my luitenant and they are tracing your number and are ready to come and arrest you on my command! What YOU did not know is that I am the Head General of fraud and scams in my police department . So, now YOU have the ball in your hands. You either pay the R125 000 into my account or they will come and arrest you. I think that we can make a deal. Or the money in my account in the next 30min OR you can spend 25-50 years behind bars. We have traced your location already and my men are ready to leave to bring you and your partners in. You are more than welcome to phone my head luitenant at 0723784553. My banking details are H. Grobbelaar, Absa savings, 9107227972. Your choice! Or the money or jail. Regards. E. Grobbelaar - Head General of fraud and scams. After 5min he called me. I could not make out what he said. All I said was:sorry my friend but the police are almost on your front porche.So, then I put the phone down. A min later he called again, but I just ignored his call. Hahahahahaha.

  • antonj 21 May 2012, 10:42 AM

    Hi, I've also received a message like this morning. It was however not a sms, but rather a BB system message. He insisted I do this asap, well that what was mentioned above. cant these guys be tracked down, before to much harm is done.

  • Eve3 18 May 2012, 11:46 AM

    received the same message this morning. Paul Castro to be contacted with regards to winning R125 000. How come these numbers aren't investigated?

  • cyndy 9 Feb 2012, 02:10 PM

    On the 08/02/2012 I got an sms from 0820599270 saying'Congratulation your cell no: has won R125,000 in 2012 Mobile Award Promotion,Ref no:M72A.Contact Mr Paul Castro on 0787626386,for your prize.I phoned the no: a gentleman confirmed and ask if I want cheque or that the prize should be deposited on my bank acc. I replied cheque and then he requested that I buy R110 vodacom airtime for processing of the prize. I told him 'you know what its a scam' He put the phone down

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