Nokia Promotion

I received an SMS : Congratulations! Your cell no has won R145 000 in the Nokia Promotion 2012.  Your Ref No: 01NK  Contact Mr Williams on: 071 9432502 for your cash prize.  I called the number, was asked to give my bank account number for a transfer.  I subsequently received a SMS from a Mrs Botha, telephone number 071  422 0483, claiming to be the General Accountant for Nokia Promotions, and had to pay R3300 for insurance and transfer fees.  I called this number to request the office number of her supervisor, and she gave me the following land line - 021 813 9655.  When calling this number, the individual that answered was clearly not working for Nokia at all. Fortunately I did not pay any money, but was stupid enough to give them my banking details.  I am now keeping a close watch on my accounts.

Report ID: 1851
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: North West
City/Town: Ottosdal
Suburb: N/A
Address: Gunsteling Farm
Crime Date/Time: 24 Jan 2012, 00:01 AM
Reported By: Username1851
Reported Date: 25 Jan 2012, 08:01 AM
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  • CORNE6 7 Apr 2013, 12:37 AM


  • Zelda Miller 5 Apr 2013, 09:18 AM

    Just received the same sms this morning, replied and told them to take there prize and buy them a jail cell.

  • Venter 8 Jan 2013, 11:53 AM

    So what are the cops going to do about this scam or do they also have a finger in the pie? Venter

  • kallie2 7 Dec 2012, 03:55 PM

    Ek het a whooping R950,000.00 gewen. by verdere navraag via e-mail is daar 'n verification and clearance form vir my gemail, maar gelukkig geen verdere inligting gegee nie. gedink is te goed om waar te wees. mev sandra atkins tel no 4402076917271

  • Theresa17 13 Sep 2012, 09:52 AM

    Received an e-mail today saying Mobile Number won R195 000 on Nokia Promotion Ticket No 0166P for claim call Annah 071 961 9164 call 8am to 5pm. I know it is a scam just would like to warn anybody out there.

  • K 30 Aug 2012, 10:19 AM

    i received n sms saying i won R99 000, only to dicover that it is just a scam because nokia company did not know about it.

  • lyn 5 28 Aug 2012, 02:20 PM

    Surely a data base of all the reply to numbers could be used by all the service providers and these numbers withdrawn from the network. Anyone hoping to get a commission from their ''work'' with the so called Nokia Head office/promos/fraudsters would then have to declare their intent.:-)Time to Collaborate service providers/ police !

  • Username1851 27 Aug 2012, 03:04 PM

    With the new RICA system, why can these cell numbers that are being used not be traced by the police? Surely, Vodacom, MTN, Cell C can block this number permanently or at least assist in arresting these people for fraud, since they had to supply copy of ID and proof of residence!!!! Or perhaps RICA is another scam!!!

  • Hanli Neuhuber 27 Aug 2012, 11:01 AM

    Het vanoggend sms ontvang - "CONGRATULATIONS - Your cell no. was randomly selected on Nokia PROMOTION. You won R95,000.00 Ticket no. 0166P. Call Mrs Lerato 0783267783 from 8am to 5pm". Dit is die 3de of 4de sms wat ek en my man al hierdie jaar ontvang het. Wonder net waar kry hulle ons selfoonnommers in die hande?

  • Theo16 23 Aug 2012, 10:09 AM

    Can they steel money out off your bank with only your banking details

  • michelle23 14 Aug 2012, 02:54 PM

    i received a email stating congratulations as i have won a nokia phone 8800 gold and some funds but im to pay a fee to collect my prize. i too know it was a scam because how you win a prize and as to pay for it ....come on these people need to be locked up

  • thandeka mogweni 8 Aug 2012, 09:41 AM

    i also recieve a sms claiming that my mobile has won 250000 on the nokia promotion wityh ticket no:0166p that i must call 0719581998 or 0769534028 in order to claim my cash price. I dont why this fraud keep on occuring

  • eddie6 2 Apr 2012, 02:36 PM

    I have received the following sms:Congrats: Your cell no is among the winner of R250000 in NOKIA 2012 promo. with serial no:NKZA0166. Contact 0813932734 from 8am-5pm, mon-fri for your cash prize

  • William19 28 Mar 2012, 06:27 PM

    I recieved an sms on 26/03/2012 07:06am, stating the following CONGRATULATIONS.YOUR SIMCARD HAS WON R295,000.THOUSAND RAND IN NOKIA COMPANY 2012 YEARLY PROMO.TICKET NO.0166SA.CALL OUR AGENT ON 0710801651.FOR CLAIM, I didn't contact them straight away. Today 28/03/2012 decided to call, the person on the line was first extremely abrasive toward me calling him on that contact number given. he took my promo number and cell number and told me to call him back within 5 minutes, when I tried too all I get is line/number busy. The original number sms that was forwarded to my cell was 27 726816436 maybe if this is a scam then both these numbers need to be investigated as it's giving Nokia and any other valid promotional competitions a bitter taste in those that have been scammed.

  • Christa8 23 Mar 2012, 07:16 AM

    I also received an sms a week ago, saying that i won R175 000.00 from Nokia yearly promos with the ref no.119NKP and should call Miss Joy 0733372317. They said i should buy vodacom airtime of R220, but i didnt. And this morning at 12:53am i got another sms saying i won R250 000.00 with the ref no.0166p and should call 0837461924 from 7am-5pm. I wish something can be done about this. These crooks should not get away with this

  • Gladness2 5 Mar 2012, 08:23 AM

    Wow I also received that sms last Saturday: "Your SIM No have won R210.000 with Nokia X6 phone in our UK BLUE STONE yearly Promotion, your ticket No is X77B2 Contact Dr. Rich 0798178772 B4 transfer." I called that number and they told me I had to buy R120 airtime and send it to them so they could deliver the phone with it. I did that and then this morning the smsed me again, saying the cheque and money will be delivered to my address today and that it will cost me R4200 for delivery / insurance charges, but I am requested to pay them R1100 and will pay the balance after having received the money. I should call Mr. David: 0783050432 for payment instructions and urgent delivery of my prize. Luckily I googled it immediately afterwards and they've just sent me their so-called banking details. I'm going to the police station now to let them know so they can track them down. If really I had won that much money then how can they need my money for airtime and delivery from Johannesburg to Cape Town? Really it's a scam!

  • elaine jacobs 16 Feb 2012, 07:17 PM

    ek het n sms gekry jou nr het R950000 gewen bel die thomas vra wil ek die geld in my bank he of n tjek ek gee my huis adress toe moet ek vir hom lug tyd koop ek het wat nou

  • angel6 16 Feb 2012, 01:08 PM

    Ek het ook I sms gekry vanoggend ek het di skelms my huis address gegee wat doen ek nou.... Ek hoop die skelms word gevang...

  • Unknown 15 Feb 2012, 06:46 PM

    Vanoggend 'n sms gekry dat ek R195 000 en 'n Nokia E72 gewen het. Eers moes ek R200 Telkom airtime koop om my prys te aktiveer. Ek kry later 'n sms om te se my tjek sal afgelewer word, maar ek moet eers R2680 in 'n bank rek betaal. Het die bank details by my. Wat doen ek?

  • Leoni 7 15 Feb 2012, 01:36 PM

    I have also received an sms about the Nokia Promo! Congrats, you have won R 550,000.00 for 2012 Nokia Yearly Promotion (Ref No: SA10UK). please contact Colleen on 078 138 0075 for claim. i phoned her and she has sent me the following sms back, (U HAVE 2 BUY R220 VODACOM AIRTIME, DONT LOAD IT IN YOUR CELL, SMS PIN NUMBERS, YOUR NAME AND BANKING DETAILS AND POSTAL ADRESS IF YOU WANT CHEQUE. THE AIRTIME IS FOR ACTIVATION OF YOUR REF NO). How stupid does she think we are. this is truly the joke of the year. lol

  • marietjie9 15 Feb 2012, 08:53 AM

    ek het ook kamma gewen, wonder of hulle vir my 'n strukkie om die tjek sal sit. lol die skelms

  • Ahmad Zamani 15 Feb 2012, 06:03 AM

    NOKIA 2012 PROMOTION Sir/Madam This is to bring to your notice that you have been selected as a winner of this year 2012 NOKIA ONLINE PROMOTION, international program held on the 11th of February 2012 in London, of all email addresses of people that are active online we only select four people annually as our lucky winners through electronic balloting system without the winner applying or buying a ticket to win this lottery prize. We congratulate you for being one of the lucky winners selected for the nokia prize award,You have been approved to claim a total sum of 140,000 pounds (One hundred and fourty thousand pounds) incash credited to file NKC/4080337201/04. To file for your claim, please Contact the Nokia claim agent officer by email with the below details for processing and release of your winning prize to you.

  • Frans8 14 Feb 2012, 04:06 PM

    Dieselfde kaartjienommer 0166p wen toe vir my R250,000 van Nokia!!'n Vrou met 'n inheemse aksent vra dat ek eerder na 5 moet skakel! Ek hoop die skelms word vasgetrek.

  • Gabi2 14 Feb 2012, 02:05 PM

    I received an sms saying your number won Nokia Promotion amount R250.000 pls call MR Andrews to claim your price, I phoned the number Mr Andrew cannot even speak proper English. I hate it bcs people from other countries they using our people to rob us.

  • londi 13 Feb 2012, 11:18 AM

    I recieved the same sms at 01:30am, with the same ticket no. as most of you guys have, no. 0166p. This is a total scam, One thing that made me notice it a scam, the sms is from a vodacom number 0729675600 but asking me to call mtn number 0732397368 to claim my prize. and besides if this was really from Nokia (the company) i believe it would have an a non-cellphone number, like 0800........ or something.

  • Moses Hlahane 8 Feb 2012, 04:17 PM

    I have received an sms from Lucie Khumalo that my mobile won R450.000 with ref 0166p

  • kaleem khan 8 Feb 2012, 12:38 PM

    i have recived a msg on my cell no: plz inform me that this sceam is true are joke i will thankx 4 suggetion

  • catherine8 8 Feb 2012, 11:29 AM

    i also received an sms ealier this morning that my phone has won R95000, and i should call Zanele on 0833921636 between 8am to 5pm, the number which i received the msg from was 0722884356, i phoned Zanele and she told me to send my banking details and i must deposit R5000 into their account, what bothered me was when i told to take that R5000 from the money i won and send me the rest, she started to give me attitude and i threatened to report the number then she dropped the phone.

  • themba11 7 Feb 2012, 10:30 PM

    This is the message I recieved: Your SIM no have won R 210,000 with Nokia X6 phone in our UK BLUE Stone yearly peomotion, your ticket No is X77b2 Contact Dr Rich 0798178772 b4 Transfer. Please i urge the police to do something about this luckily i googled first to see if such company exist thank you guys for this website and all you comments apparently the guys will contact me tomoro to tell me how i can claim my cash prize cant the police check the cell no via rica to stop this scam

  • Philani3 7 Feb 2012, 03:08 PM

    PAYING DEPARTMENT:) Your R250.000 cheque from Nokia Promotion is ready for delivery but was placed on hold by the Insurance Company because you have not paid the insurance fee. The insurance fee is R2,850. Call Agnes on 0734586676 on how to pay so that your R250, 000 cheque will be delivered to your address as soon as possible. when I asked her ID no she dropped the phone and she anded up giving me 6404232941810 and she says she is a south african but this ID???

  • Ron 3 Feb 2012, 09:30 AM

    i just got a sms that i have won R95000.i must call an agent on 0218369329... with ref nr SA16NP...they really desperate to get their hands on a persons hard earned money!!!

  • Khutso2 3 Feb 2012, 09:25 AM

    Hi. I got the same sms send on the 2nd Feb 2012 congrat ur sim no has won 95000 and a Nokia E65 in the Nokia yearly promotion Call Melesa or Lucky to receive ur money 0719333319/0822181434. Its a scam this thing

  • daphne3 2 Feb 2012, 01:30 PM

    Hi just got the same sms won R250 0000 nokia promo call lucia ticket no 0166p - please people don't fall for this its a scam - yr hard earned money will be lost forever

  • Rick Greyvenstein 1 Feb 2012, 05:07 PM

    PAYING DEPARTMENT:) Your R250.000 cheque from Nokia Promotion is ready for delivery but was placed on hold by the Insurance Company because you have not paid the insurance fee. The insurance fee is R2,850. Call Agnes on 0734586676 on how to pay so that your R250, 000 cheque will be delivered to your address as soon as possible. Thanks : "I received this message and I knew this just had to be a Scam! I am praying the guilty are apprehended and locked away forever!"

  • Salome5 31 Jan 2012, 07:49 AM

    Op 23/01/12 ontvang ek sms van 07712599735 dat ek Nokia Pomotion van R450 000 gewen het. Ek moet vir Lucie Khummalo tussen 8 en 5 skakel met my wen nr - 0166p (Dieselfde as Ann sin). Nie eens die moeite gedoen om te reageer. Vanoggend weer een gekry van 07713936740, weer vir R450 000 en en met dieselfde wen nr. Weer moet ek vir Lucia Khumalo tussen 8 en 5 skakel. Let net op hoe die naam en van nou anders gespel word as met die eerste sms, en dat die telefoon nr's verskil. Hoeveel selfone het hierdie mense???

  • Rudie2 31 Jan 2012, 07:48 AM

    This scam need to be brought under the attention of the media country wide, what about the elderly. I also received the following message: congratulation your no was among the lucky winners on the NOKIA yearly promotion, you won R95,000 ref@NO.010KP call claim center on 0765807952 for your cash prise. Unfortunate for the scamsters i have a SAMSUNG phone i went onto the web to find out if this was a scam and was wright.QUESTION: What does NOKIA Company do to bring this peole to book.

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  • Ann14 30 Jan 2012, 11:33 AM

    Congrats!your mobile no has won R250,OOO on this NoKIA YEAR PROMOTION with ticket NO 0166p call on 0838788815 for your cast prize from 8am to 6pm This is the message I got, they think they are so smart

  • Martie6 30 Jan 2012, 11:28 AM

    same here... ref 0166p R450 000 like some of you my daughter won R250 000 with the same ticket number.. dumbasses...

  • Teresa 5 30 Jan 2012, 09:09 AM

    This morning 30/1/2012 I received an sms at 7.49 from 072 102 4490 saying "Congrats! Your cellphone No has won R250 0000.00 on this year 2012 Nokia Promotion with ticket no 0166p call 071 719 9667 for your prize claim 8am-5:30pm (Mon-Fri)" I wall them and they asked for my cell number and ticket no, which I gave then said I must call back in 5min for them to firstly verify my details. I said you can call me back. They said not call us back so I said forget its a scam and put the phone down.

  • Unknown 26 Jan 2012, 03:48 PM

    I received an sms saying my sim number is the winner of R250000 on nokia 2012 promotion with serial number NKZA0166 and to claim my cash prize I should call this number 0813742597 from 8am - 5pm. When I called the number they said I have to buy R220 airtime so that money could be tranferred to my a/c

  • Ian Courtney 26 Jan 2012, 02:08 PM

    Also got an sms (supposedly) from Nokia Yearly Promotions saying I have won R250,000. I have deleted it. It is a scam. Don't reply or sms or anything - just delete it.

  • Coleen 4 26 Jan 2012, 11:07 AM

    I also received a sms winning R295000, please contact 0783464628, i am not even waisting my time !!!!

  • sabelo2 26 Jan 2012, 08:36 AM

    This is the message I recieved: Your SIM no have won R 210,000 with Nokia X6 phone in our UK BLUE Stone yearly peomotion, your ticket No is X77b2 Contact Dr Rich 0798178772 b4 Transfer. I wish this kind of crime could be tracked down before millions of people are robbed of their hard earned monies.This people are normally are people to deposit money for curriers and insurances for the cheque prize, and they will give you accounts for ABSA and Capitec banks to deposit the money. I wish this banks could do something about the owners of those account numbers used.

  • neil paul 25 Jan 2012, 09:45 AM

    I have received a call from a girl called lucie khumalo sayin I've won in the nokia promo,but for me to claim my money I must buy airtime first..I'm positive that its people working for the providers..they must be put away to rot in jail.. From:neil paul.

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