I received an SMS advising me that my mobile number had just won R900,000 in the Pepsi Yearly Promo. UK ref no. P986. For claims call the SA Claims Centre on 0733126649.  I called this number from my office landline and a man answered the phone with a "Hello". he didn't identify himself so I hung up.  Please don't get conned with this one!    

Report ID: 1910
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
Suburb: Henley on Klip
Address: SMS
Crime Date/Time: 10 Feb 2012, 00:02 AM
Reported By: Username2709
Reported Date: 10 Feb 2012, 14:02 PM
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  • Lydia6 19 May 2014, 09:31 AM

    Received sms this morning that my cell no won R950 000.00, ref: P389.

  • Allie2 30 Apr 2014, 10:40 AM

    I also received this identical message. Please just ignore these messages at all times, as advised by an excellent attorney. Reporting it in this country is senseless, seeing that we can hardly call the fat, illiterate fish-and-chips squad who seems to be on lunch permanently, worthy policing.

  • ben jv rensburg 15 Apr 2014, 12:50 PM

    on 15/04/2014 i received the win R900 000 ,ref 286.can no one put an end to these people.

  • Bernadine baartman 10 Mar 2014, 10:37 PM

    Final notification your mobile won r900 000 in the pepsi yearly promo,uk Ref no p286 for claims, call sa claim center on 0718311864 RECEIVED FROM NO NAME 0798356125. SCAM SCAM!!! PLZ GOOGLE SEARCH BEFORE YOU CALL

  • Noluvuyo Beauty mqolo 25 Feb 2014, 10:02 AM

    I have recieved the following message FINAL NOTIFICATION Your mobile number has won R900,000.00 in the PEPSI YEARLY PROMO, UK.Ref no. P986 Call 0719837498, for your claim.

  • Rynette 22 Feb 2014, 02:17 PM


  • Rumen 17 Feb 2014, 12:49 PM

    the message I received goes as follows: Final Notice! Your Mobile No. 061185.... Has just Won R900,000 In The PEPSI YEARLY PROMO UK. REF NO. P298 For claims, phonethe SA claims centre on 0783476479

  • Anthony 6 Feb 2014, 09:57 AM

    I just received an sms that I won R900,000 on yearly Pepsi promo REF 986 call 083 362 3858 for claim

  • heila2 24 Jan 2014, 08:15 AM

    I just received an sms that i won 900.000 from 0713799021 to call 07899990141, rev no P786 please protect your customer from those criminal people,people are be fraud by this pepsi promotions

  • Nola2 22 Jan 2014, 11:05 PM

    Just received the same email - ref no:P286 Call SA Claim Center 0839264481. At least I am wise to these scams! Just cringe thinking of elderly people who have no idea and are desperate for a money and may spend their last cents just to fall into their trap!!

  • Amanda 18 17 Dec 2013, 09:51 AM

    i also received an sms saying that my no has won R900.000 Bt i'v neva enterd any competition, so i called 0783476479 and the man answerd, he said pespi yearlly promo hallo''. He asked for that ref no n he said i must call in 10 mnts bt i ddnt, i wnt 2 internet to check if its a real thing and find coments about it that its a scam.i advoce everyone not give out theor banking details or Id to strangers

  • lennie 3 Dec 2013, 09:43 AM

    I receive same text from pepsi dat said o won R900.00 n they also gave Ref no.P586 n dey said I must call to get my claim fortunatley I gave dem wrong info if I was a winner y do I have to call them please people be arlet of dis thing are just fraud

  • Anthony 2 Dec 2013, 12:33 PM

    I received an sms " FINAL NOTICE your mobile has won R900 000.000 at the yearly PEPSI YEARLY PROMO. UK. Ref no 0986 call 083 362 3858 - please shut this scam down urgently. Date: 02-12-2013

  • Buzah mdlonzo 15 Nov 2013, 06:52 PM

    I received amsg said:FINAL NOTICE your mobile no has won R470;000 at THE PEPSI YEARLY PROMO UK .Ref no p298 SA claim call :0783 476 479 can you pls try to trace this no cause it is not the first time.

  • Rudi Schenker 7 Nov 2013, 06:35 AM

    received the same message..."Final Notification! Your Mobile No.Has just Won R900,000 In The PEPSI YEARLY PROMO UK. REF NO. P298 For claims, phone the SA claims centre on 0783 476 479"

  • Michelle69 21 Oct 2013, 08:23 AM

    Received FINAL NOTIFICATION etc.etc.Ref. No. P 586. Call 073 405 5257

  • PJ 26 Aug 2013, 08:31 PM

    I got a sms of the pepsi promo today and its a scam,

  • namhla2 6 Aug 2013, 03:11 PM

    i receaved an sms on the 6th of august 2013 saying i have won 900.000 the gave me a number call so that i can claim the prize .a guy name michael said im send him my details so i did send him and he said i must buy airtime to claim the just worried about my personal details.

  • Chris10 28 Jul 2013, 03:38 PM

    Just got the same SMS.

  • Manuela 18 Jun 2013, 12:46 PM

    I also just got targeted. According to the message the SA claim centre number is 0737294012. I am so great full for this website, because I was tempted to phone the number, but now I am sure it is a scam. Thank you all you smart people for figuring this out and warning others. :) I wonder how this person/people target/s their victims. Do they just dial a random number and see what happens or do they purposefully know which victims they are targeting, and if so how did they get a hold of our numbers? Freaking scary stuff.

  • Chris48 27 May 2013, 08:31 AM

    Why is this thing still allowed to continue, it has been nearly 18 months now, surely we have some top detectives in this Country that can deal with this matter. I have just received the same sms this morning. Come on South Africa, put these criminals in jail.

  • Michelle66 9 May 2013, 04:04 PM

    I received an sms saying I won R900 000.00 in the Pepsi Yearly Promom with ref no P986,call 0719389752. I phoned no. using a landline, person picked up phone and immediately put it done. i called again from my cell & was told to purchase 2 x R275 Vodacom vouchers and sms no's to cell number provided. Also the person was a foreigner, u can hear by his accent, says his name is Michael Adams - really ...... a foreighner with an english name, how doff do they(foreigners) think South Africans are?

  • Chikanda Chiwaya 30 Apr 2013, 11:54 PM

    I received a scam where I was advised I had won R900 000. I was also told that the promotion is linked to Virgin Mobile because I was requested to buy Virgin Mobile airtime and send the pin numbers.The number was 078 145 9317. A lady who could hardly speak good English came on the line requesting that I deposit money onto a Capitec Bank Account number1348459148 to a S.Z Jafta.

  • Lizette4 26 Apr 2013, 01:24 PM

    They at it again. The money stays the same different. Ref nr 786 and phone 0781459317 good luck to them.

  • poomy 23 Apr 2013, 07:45 AM

    Amaizing what we do for money but money jus don't come around that easy,when I received I jus told myself to google to check out the comments.imagine we all won that eish we would be on holiday for the year haha,be careful peeps

  • poomy 23 Apr 2013, 07:39 AM


  • richard25 19 Apr 2013, 10:50 AM

    I recieved it now, cell number 0780402461, please someone in the law inforcement phone it and set the guys up!!

  • seresha 17 Apr 2013, 04:56 PM

    I also recieved a message saying that I have won R900 000 so because of all the scams I wanted to know if it was real or not so I phoned the number that was given 0719389752 and a guy spoke to me but because I am under 18 he refused to tell me more about the promotion. SUCH A FRAUDSTER IS NO ONE DOING ANYTHING ABOUT THIS!!!

  • Jacques11 12 Apr 2013, 09:05 PM

    I received the same sms today april 12. Were will this end

  • Corlia 11 Apr 2013, 03:52 PM

    This is insane! It is still going on. I recieved mine at 11:26pm! Also win R900,000 Ref no. 286 Call SA Claim Center 0737294012

  • Wendy9 10 Apr 2013, 10:35 AM

    The same happend to my friend she recieved an sms one day and told me that I must go buy the vouchers but I did a little background check and I phoned him back telling him that I think hes just going to take the airtime and were never gonna recieve the money and he gave me a UK number 00447031953858 I tried phoning the number and ofcause nothing happend

  • phumi3 27 Mar 2013, 07:03 AM

    i also received the same sms 3oclock in the morning. Something must be done to catch these bastards pls

  • Unknown 26 Mar 2013, 05:20 AM

    Even this site is a scam they set this up to read what people say so they can better their scam the dirty fuckers I hope they get caught they do this to steal airtime I see

  • thomas5 22 Mar 2013, 10:17 PM

    i receive the same sms for winning 900.000 to claim call sa claim number guys this is scam be carefull

  • Grace5 18 Mar 2013, 01:19 PM

    m so frustrated cause now they are calling wanting to know how much I can raise to pay e courier to deliever the cheque at my place...I received the same sms on Feb 17. At some point I thot I was rich

  • SRM 18 Mar 2013, 10:18 AM

    I also received sms just like every one I even do not trust this crime report site who knows could be the same clanderstine

  • Arona 14 Mar 2013, 02:12 PM

    Still busy with the same scam . receive sms as well with the 083 number.

  • fawzia 19 Feb 2013, 06:07 PM

    same no. as above given via sms , i phoned no answer, msg pre-recorded this no does not exist on the MTN network. SCAM ,SCAM

  • telanie grobler 18 Feb 2013, 09:10 AM

    I got the same sms this morning,i call back a man answered. the number 071 835 6866

  • Tee2 17 Jan 2013, 06:11 PM

    This must be stopped right now!!! Thts an evil thing to do to othr ppl

  • Tee2 17 Jan 2013, 06:08 PM

    I got the very same SmS right now with th same ref number bt ddnt call

  • martha 17 Jan 2013, 02:44 PM

    i have receive the same sms and call them back 0027833623858 a man answered. Please these need to be stopped

  • Kobus7 15 Jan 2013, 06:59 PM

    Still happening. Just got my SMS yesterday. A Robert Anderson answered the phone. The number was 0718356866.

  • Keyur 9 Jan 2013, 06:41 AM

    Got the SMS this morning.

  • ICB 3 Jan 2013, 09:42 AM


  • Marlene 12 30 Nov 2012, 12:32 PM

    Hi there. I received the same SMS this morning.

  • Lindiwe2 21 Nov 2012, 02:26 PM

    I received a massage on my laptop , it said that I have won 900k from the Pepsi promotion in the UK and to claim my prise i should contact Pepsi SA on a cell phone number 0718433626 , when I called the number it took me to a voicemail , the voicemail said that I have reached Pepsi SA and their working hours is from 8am to 12 noon. why would a co. as big as Pepsi work half a day?

  • James9 21 Nov 2012, 12:36 AM

    Just recieved the same message at 00:28 on the 21st of Novemember. Its ok for all those who check google or another source when they receive this message but not everyone will. An effort needs to be made to shut this down to prevent innocent people falling in to this trap.

  • ruan 13 Nov 2012, 05:49 PM

    I just got the msg today CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your Mobile no. has just won R900,000 in the PEPSI YEARLY PROMO UK. Ref no. P298 For claims, call the SA claims centre on 0718356866.when I phoned they said I must wait 5min after 5 mins they sai 30mins and had to give my numb full name and province

  • Anneke2 29 Oct 2012, 08:59 AM

    Received the same sms this morning, saying that i should claim my prize won R9000 000 in the Pepsi Promo REF: P786, so i phoned this guy and he answered and said welcome to pepsi claims centre - intoduced himself as Mike Maxwell _ took my name and repeated my cell no back to me, and then told me to phone him back in 5 min so he can check the system for the prize i have won. SERIOUSLY ? lol He even told me that there was 8 winners - well after he told me to phone him back and he has my number obviously im not even gonna bother - but i am definitely goin to the police with this - NOT COOL !!!

  • Jrothwell 27 Oct 2012, 11:14 AM

    Sames as above same number same message on 27/10/2012 - find these people and do something

  • Hester 5 25 Oct 2012, 06:19 AM

    Congratulations!!! Your mobile number has won R900,000.00 in the PEPSI YEARLY PROMO, UK. Ref no. P778. Call 0738450822, For your prize claim.stil going on!!!!

  • rlochan 24 Oct 2012, 09:58 AM

    I have aslo received this message. Please warn your friends and family this is a hoax. Pepsi UK have confirmed this. This guy calls himself Mr Mike Adams with cell no 0833623858. The police should look into this and stop this spammer. He is a bloody pain and should be punished

  • SMZINYATHI 19 Oct 2012, 08:55 AM

    Ido not understand our Country,how can they let this go on for such a long time,why they dont deal with the Scam ,how can they let these bustered play with poor peoples mind,you can really take your last cent from the bank,where do they get hold of our contacts ?why did we rica if crime can not be prevented, its high time that we stand up and do something and boycott this Rica if Scam cannot be investigated ,very upset i got this sms ,From Robert Anderson in Port Elizabeth i am still waiting for the sms for the instructions that i need to follow? damn Nation

  • Buhle Ngomane 19 Oct 2012, 06:56 AM

    I also receive the message this morning that I must claim an amount of R900 000.00 from Pepsi, no wonder as I have never entered any competition in past year, what a joke when I broke like this. The number to call is 083 362 3858 Promo Ref no 986. Stupid idiot.

  • Marion Beldon 18 Oct 2012, 02:39 PM

    18 October 2012 same sms same details.i have been asked to phone back in 10 min.?????

  • MRS. PILLAY 18 Oct 2012, 12:22 PM

    i got an sms to say my cell no. won r900000.00 in pepsi yearly promo. call 0718433626.

  • Ters 17 Oct 2012, 11:42 AM

    I got the same sms as the above. It sounded a bit fishy to me so I decided to check it out. Thanks to this site I did not go further with anything. How do they get the numbers? Wish I could get my hands on a few of these criminals and take them into a garage and go full on Dexter-style with them, cut them up and dump them into the ocean so the can become fishfood! Fucking wankers!

  • Anne-Marie3 17 Oct 2012, 09:24 AM

    I received same one at midnight lsst night which says: "Congratulations!!! Your mobile number has won R900,000.00 in the PEPSI YEARLY PROMO, UK. Ref no. P986. Call 0833623858, For your prize claim." Lol!!!

  • Hendrien 12 Oct 2012, 04:25 PM

    I received same message and had to call 0718433626 to claim my R900 000 (which I ignored). Would have been nice to receive, but hey, there's no such thing as easy money! If it's so easy, something is aware!

  • Adele17 12 Oct 2012, 08:54 AM

    I received the same sms 11/10/2012 I HAVE WON R900 000 to claim ........ well I think someone should trace this guys, and give them a good whipping, or make them pay the so called prize money, someone should take action and let this guys stop. This is big scam going for months. Can no body trace this idiots.

  • Brenda12 10 Oct 2012, 02:24 PM

    I received an sms saying that my cell number has won R150,000.00 ref no NK77P from0724061254 and to call 0787382125 which i did and was asked to verify the cell and ref no which i did and was told to sms my postal adress to say that the acc dept will aprove it and call me.

  • Mayibuye iafrica 10 Oct 2012, 10:57 AM

    Same experience.The police must decisively intervene now. This is a clear case of a scam.All the law enforcement agencies should have long taken this matter is it possible that this SMS thugs are able to have our contacts.I am worried our personal information is evidently not secured.The rica thing has been intercepted by foreign elements.Frankly,the US and your UK rubbish may be blame aswell.

  • tamaryn2 5 Oct 2012, 03:57 PM

    i just received the same msg this morning. there was no answer. but the funny thing is that i am with vodacom. my worry is that the scam is now increasing in the number of people it is reaching which in turn increases the chances of them getting lucky. very sad.

  • mrs f hassan 3 Oct 2012, 05:30 PM

    Also received same sms withregards to pepsi promo. Don't ask anything of cell c they are useless.they can't assist anyone.if they were interested this won't be happening to so many customers.

  • Loraine5 29 Sep 2012, 09:49 AM

    Have also received the same message. I think someone should inform Pepsi should also be informed as their brand is being abused for scam. Tel nr used: 081 295 8273 and reply 0738450822.

  • Zee9 18 Sep 2012, 09:20 AM

    I just received an SMS , REFERENCE:p 786 Your mobile number has won R900,000.00 in the PEPSI PROMO,for claims, call SA CLAIMSn CENTRE on 0710522151. I called the number and a man answered and asked me to used my cellphone number when i call!

  • Mitchelle 17 Sep 2012, 04:31 PM

    Same thing happened to me,very disappointed when i figure out that actually this is 1 of the internet scam!

  • MichyM 12 Sep 2012, 07:46 AM


  • JJW 11 Sep 2012, 11:06 PM

    I must say thanks to this web site for warning us of this scam that's doing the rounds

  • JJW 11 Sep 2012, 11:02 PM

    Congratulations!!! Your mobile number has won R900,000.00 in the PEPSI YEARLY PROMO, UK. Ref no. P986. Call 0833623858, For your prize claim. Just got this now WTF is SAPS going to do about this

  • Deliah 10 Sep 2012, 08:43 AM

    I received the same message on the 09/09/2012 @ 10h19 Totally disgusted that people is getting away with this. First thing I did this morning was to check the net for Pepsi's Promo and I found this web page. Thank you too all of the above people.

  • Mampshe 5 Sep 2012, 04:29 AM

    I just received an sms that i won 900.000 from 0817468346 to call 0789801438, Bev is right Cell C please protect your customer from those criminal people,people are be fraud by this pepsi promotions, because of disperation people tent to fall under this stupid trap. Pepsi ur the biggest company internationaly please dont let this Scam stupid people to get away with this.

  • Bev6 20 Aug 2012, 05:35 PM

    Received the same sms @ 14:45 with UK ref. P268 from 0817472637 to call 0787016556. Please, Cell C and Pepsi do something about this!!!!! Definitely not on!!!

  • Ilze 20 Aug 2012, 08:12 AM

    Got the same sms. I am sure if one were to REALLY win a whopping prize like that you'll be phoned about it and not only receive a sms. LOL

  • praveen 15 Aug 2012, 12:42 AM

    Pls guys stop what url doing its not right stop playin with peoples hard earned salary you will get caught

  • Adriaan 10 Aug 2012, 05:47 PM

    I have the same thing but did not go for it. can some one call the SABS so that they can put this on the news to worn people about this scam and to stop these fuking ashols

  • Tina 30 Jul 2012, 03:12 AM

    I just received the same sms! Where is this people getting our information from? And why is nothing been done about it? I agree with Koos I too have a cellc number.

  • vincent5 25 Jul 2012, 07:31 AM

    i received the same message last night, i never enter any competitions, however i wouldve been a millionaire by now because first it was the itec scam message on monday, and today the pepsi thanx to these comments here i will never believe any of it:)

  • Veronica5 23 Jul 2012, 02:16 PM

    This is so sick....I received the same. Ref No: P298.Contact No: 078 9801 438. I phoned and gave this useless creature a piece of my mind knowing from the start that is would be a scam but cannot believe that Pepsi has not acted nor have the olice....What world are we living in....Don't people, the law or Pepsi care? Sad South African Citizen....

  • Dee Dee 20 Jul 2012, 10:04 AM

    I phoned the guy, says he is Mike Mitchel, foreign accent, wanted me to sms him my name and Postal address, and to buy two Vodacom vouchers for R275, and give him the voucher codes. I asked him if this is a scam and he laughed and said just send me your details so you can get the money. Anyway I decided to Google this and found all these comments. Obviously this has taken time so he just called me back to ask why I havent given him the details, and I told him straight that I googled it and its a scam. What an interesting response... He said, "No it's not", and hung up! If it wasnt a scam, they wouldnt hang up!!! This is nuts... I was actually a bit excited cause that money could really help right now!!

  • jack 19 Jul 2012, 09:41 PM

    south africans must be carefull for this crooks

  • Ellen Du Plessis 19 Jul 2012, 04:10 PM

    Just received "confirmation" from "0817291951" that I've won the R900 000 in the PEPSI PROMO. I was told to phone "0733127265" to claim.

  • mohamed sheik 19 Jul 2012, 09:09 AM

    I also received an sms on 19/07/2012 At 2 am in the morning that also said, Your mobile number has won R900,000.00 in the PEPSI YEARLY PROMO, UK with ref certain that this is not true i mean if pepsi is going to call you because you a winner it wouldint be at 2 am in the morning !these fraudsters need to be caught sure with the new rica system in place the police can locate whos number it is and put that fraudster behind bars.

  • Allison2 18 Jul 2012, 11:09 AM

    Well I too received the sms last night(07/07/12)Have not phoned that number ... but does bother me that nobody seems to be very concerned about this least of all Pepsi !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • lukas4 13 Jul 2012, 12:42 PM

    whoever this fagget is, he should be caught and put in prison to rot, he really got my hopes up. to all out there, be careful.

  • cliffy 12 Jul 2012, 04:15 AM

    I also reserved the same massage yesterday and it's seems like the police haven't done anything yet , my point is just what if you really won a competition and the competition also offers you that kind of money you will be sceard because of these scams and thefs in our country

  • MODZA 10 Jul 2012, 09:10 PM

    Just received the same sms now. Police must do something about this.

  • Dawn6 3 Jul 2012, 09:03 AM

    Just received an SMS. These need to stop!!!!

  • Ann12 26 Jun 2012, 03:03 PM

    Also received it @11:53pm 25/06/2012. Ref 286 number 0718433626.

  • Nico14 25 Jun 2012, 02:11 PM

    I also received an sms on 21/06/2012 that also said, Your mobile number has won R900,000.00 in the PEPSI YEARLY PROMO, UK with ref P286. I called and a certain John Williams said I had to go to Nelson Mandela Bay. The number I had to call was 0719522729.

  • philip8 20 Jun 2012, 06:54 AM

    I just received the following sms:Congratulations!!! Your mobile number has won R900,000.00 in the PEPSI YEARLY PROMO, UK. Ref no. P286. Call 0719522729, For your prize claim. Who can do something about the scams!

  • petro5 18 Jun 2012, 05:32 AM

    Same msg this morning have won R9000 000 sa call center to claim ref298 and the number are 0718356866 hope you catch the basterds

  • tish3 14 Jun 2012, 10:19 AM

    Same story..also cell c....also participated in pepsi comp while ago. What's happend to it realy working?or just as asleep as our crime dept.?deff.Nigerians behind this AGAIN!

  • MARIE9 12 Jun 2012, 09:16 AM

    i have received a sms on my phone on 11/06/12 : congratulations!!! your mobile number has won R750,000.00 in the 2012 FIFA AWARDS, ref No:CF994. for claims call SA claims centre:0835117274 i did phone the no a man answer the phone he called himself Richard ask me to phone back in 5 min i did he said i won all i need to do is to recharge my phone with 2x R250 vodacom vouchers i was planning to do so today until something said to me to google the names, he taken my banking details and name and surname

  • Joey6 11 Jun 2012, 08:54 AM

    This is still going on. I just received the same message with Ref No. P298 and SA call centre no. 0789801438 from sender no.0765531282. Seems they just change the cell numbers. I am overseas so even had to pay for the sms........

  • Ayanda9 9 Jun 2012, 12:09 PM


  • peter 8 Jun 2012, 07:50 AM

    The same happened to me the number I was supposed to contact was 0719522729

  • Johan56 7 Jun 2012, 08:42 AM

    claims centre number is 0718433626. refering to previous comment reference P286

  • Johan56 7 Jun 2012, 08:40 AM

    Got the exact same message this morning. Can somebody please stop these fraudsters. Friends of mine were scammed out of R2500 a couple of weeks back. Please catch these bastards.

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