Received an SMS from +27741294133 "NOKIA: you have won R475,000 in nokia yearly promotion Ref/no: 0229kp contact the agent Mrs Helen on 0710112236 f0r your prize" (the wording is EXACT). I contacted the number and was told to call back in 5 minutes to give time to verify the reference number. (not at all friendly and when i asked questions they were not answered). I called back after 5 minutes as requested and then I was asked whether I wanted to receive my price in my bank account or by cheque. I confirmed cheque. I was then asked to sms my delivery address to 0710112236. At this point I checked the internet and found that this is an old scam. I contacted Nokia telephonically on 08611665421. I did not make a selection and there is a pre-recorded message confirming that Nokia was not involved and their name was being used without their permission. I then called the 0710112236 number back again and asked for the head office of the promotion company. I was given 0110754259. I contacted this number and a not so clever man answered with Hello – no polite telephone etiquette one would expect from a promotional company. I asked if this was a scam, my question was ignored and the phone was put down. I called back again – no answer. I then called the 0710112236 number back again and it went straight to voice mail. I recon this is a scam!!!
|Crime Date/Time:||26 Apr 2013, 00:04 AM|
|Reported Date:||26 Apr 2013, 11:04 AM|