SMS Scam

Received an SMS telling me my mobile number won R175 000 in 2013 mobile global promotions.  Ref No. 011MGP.  To claim my prize I must contact Mr Eric Martins on 078428860.  I phoned and he told me that the call is being recorded for safety purposes.  I said that I was googling this promotion and that it was obviously a scam, he got very upset, the Nigerian accent kicked in and he slammed the phone down on me - sigh.. I'd already spent that money in my head... I really could do with the money but how do these buggers get your number when it's supposed to be secure?

Report ID: 3485
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Suburb: Tableview
Address: 9 Terrapin Lane
Crime Date/Time: 22 Mar 2013, 00:03 AM
Reported By: Username3485
Reported Date: 22 Mar 2013, 15:03 PM
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  • Morne du Preez 7 Jun 2013, 08:46 AM

    J just received the exact SMS except I have to contact Mrs Jennifer Mabaso on : 083 416 2707 - My 6th sense told me immediately to google this to confirm the scam. Some things are just to good to be true.

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