SMS fraud

I received an sms from +27794881648 reading: Dear winner, what a joy to announce the result of our 2012 programmes to u. So as our winner we'll like u to contact ur appointed AGENT for info on 0734744962.
I phoned the number from another phone and the person on the other end refused to give me a name and asked that I phone from my cell phone. The grammar/punctuation errors were of course a dead give away, but I was curious to see what they would say.

Report ID: 2447
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Eastern Cape
Suburb: N/A
Address: Port Elizabeth
Crime Date/Time: 3 Sep 2012, 00:09 AM
Reported By: Username2447
Reported Date: 3 Sep 2012, 13:09 PM
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  • Sakkie5 28 Sep 2012, 10:19 AM

    I received this morning 28/09/2012 also the same sms and the same ref.number The phone number you can phone 0110501777 only ring.The address thy give is Fair view office park,66Ring road Port Elizabeth.And then allso if you can not collect money personally you can pay a agent who you must email R900.00 to collect the money and the money will be paid in to your account with in 24hr.

  • Carl12 28 Sep 2012, 10:03 AM

    I received exactly the same sms.The same ref:.I remebered what my father told me once.When something sound to good to be true - it propably is.

  • Phumi Kunene 27 Sep 2012, 10:39 AM

    Haai bo, I also just received the same sms about 20mins ago "You are a winner of R350,000 from V-Tech promo.ref# VT23UK.To claim" At first I got so excited that oohh what a Christmas in September, but something just triggered my mind that no! no! I don't remember entering any competition let alone with this "company", I didn't even bother to phone them or e-mail, I just googled and discovered that they actually desperate crooks. Their website looks legit though which will make unsuspecting "winners" fall into the trap.I wish they get caught before they wipe off other peoples' hard earned monies.

  • Mary22 19 Sep 2012, 09:49 PM

    uuu, e..e.. I also received the same sms and i thought Modimo ga afe ka letsogo feela, so i sent an email. I went to their website and it looks fishy cus no one with R350 000 to give away put 75% of the web content in bold. so i started consulting my good friend Google.

  • Charmaine17 18 Sep 2012, 08:57 AM

    I just received an sms from nr 0790719665 with the same ref VT23Uk with the same amount of R350 000..What is wrong with these people?!

  • celna 12 Sep 2012, 12:41 PM

    I received the same mail this morning 12/09/12: Congrats! You are a winner of R350,000 from V-Tech promo.ref# VT23UK, with the same winning code and value......

  • Yvonne16 12 Sep 2012, 10:22 AM

    I received a sms saying: Congrats! You are a winner of R350,000 from V-Tech promo.ref# VT23UK.To claim BE CAREFULL PEOPLE!!THESE GUYS ARE CROOKS,DO NOT RESPOND TO THESE SMS'S

  • Tawanda 12 Sep 2012, 10:13 AM

    Yoh. I also received the same SMS as yours Natasha (with the exact Ref#. Did you go to the office to get the money?

  • Natasha 29 4 Sep 2012, 10:04 AM

    Received 2 sms's on Monday 03/09/2012 08:15 & 04/09/2012 08:55 from 079 071 9665: Congrats! you are a winner of R 350 000 from V-TECH PROMO Ref# VT23UK. To claim visit - / email - / 0110501777

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