I receive an sms today that I have won R200 000 from Omo.  When I call the number (076 494 4794) a guy answer the phone and when I ask where I am, he said its Omo call centre.  Please be aware, this is a scam.

Report ID: 5425
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Suburb: Kraaifontein
Address: N/A
Crime Date/Time: 7 Jan 2014, 00:01 AM
Reported By: Username5425
Reported Date: 8 Jan 2014, 14:01 PM
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  • andisiwe 4 Feb 2015, 02:21 PM


  • Thabo 17 Sep 2014, 03:25 PM

    The question here is, why aren't the police doing something about this? Surely they can trace the people to whom these phone numbers are registered under RICA and bring them to book. As it is, in SA police are too busy with other "particularly personal" things as opposed to preventing crime. I have one from OMO too send from 0766271756 asking me to call Sharon Mabuza at 0718181378.

  • Jill Naidoo 24 May 2014, 02:01 PM

    Also receives sms saying that I won R350 000, foned to cell no given and asked enough questions like: why cell no instead of tollfree no, and stupid answers given so I said they have have my winnings.these con artists even answer the fone saying "omo call centre" What crap......and they actually get away with stealing peoples money...

  • Kgotso 21 May 2014, 11:57 AM

    I got the same sms NOW that I won 95 000. I dont remember being in a competition so I mean really people dont take chances,becareful. regards Kay

  • Janita Daya 21 May 2014, 07:51 AM

    Also received sms saying I won R500 000 from Omo washing powder promo 2014 ticket number m6621 for activation and claim call: 074 937 5052 21 May 2014

  • Sam31 8 May 2014, 09:22 AM

    received an sms stating I won 2950000 from omo when I phoned , the lady stated that I won and I must buy 110 Vodacom airtime and send her the details to do all the verifications .

  • Unknown 2 May 2014, 03:33 PM

    I got 1 now claiming tht I have 1 I called him he said he's the brand manager and that I should call him 2morrow

  • MM Visser 30 Apr 2014, 02:14 PM

    These people should be arrested. I should contact my CLAIM AGENT CENTER on 0798394740 to claim my R 250 000.00 At the least OMO should start legal procedures and also a news statement.

  • Ansley Gouws 29 Apr 2014, 02:52 PM

    I also receivd an SMS today (29 April 2014) saying that i've won R350 000. It also states that I should claim it at 0786014529 @Mr Richard Smith. I did believe it at first then i google the name and it shows that it doesn't exist.

  • Kathy3 25 Apr 2014, 10:28 AM

    Just recieved an sms now, 09.45 on the 25th April 2014. I have won R95000 00 in the 2014 OMO WASHING POWDER PROMO with a ref no the works!!! For activation and claim phone DEVINE on customer care line 0817546209???

  • Mack 16 Apr 2014, 09:20 AM

    I received a msg from 0829740288 to call William on 0810970257 (fer no:omo222sa) saying i won 250 000 when gave them a call they wanted my Name Surname Bank Acc or Address No, Name and Surname but hey i noticed something and i told this stupid Money-Digger to put /Deposit my money to Shoprite he sad They don't use Shoprite...I entered a competition and you know what when u desperate for the money u easily get convinced, i all most gave my details but as i was listening to his voice he was a Nigerian on the 16/04/2014 i decided to go the Omo website and just wanna say thanks Fellas for your texs

  • Mary-ann6 10 Apr 2014, 10:26 PM

    my fiance received the same nonsense with this omo promotion 0 with this number 0729089883 and a ref. sa70 wot is our crime intelligence going to do with this criminals...

  • Boledi 3 Apr 2014, 02:38 PM

    damm tempted and send them my last 600, now they are demanding 1800 and sending me funny sms lyk my cheque is ready for delivery so must deposit another 1950 like really,those people are so promising rememba. dammm am thinking to go for de cops.

  • DCW 2 Apr 2014, 10:09 PM

    hi , I just got this text message 'GREAT PRIZE!YOU HAVE WON R250 000.00FROM(OMO WASHING POWDER PROMO) REF SA641OM CONTACT OMO HELPLINE 0792202775 OR 0795920449 FOR CLAIM NOW" come on people do these people really think we are that stupid? what company has a cell number as a helpline? better yet why would any company have an alternate cell number as a helpline number when they all have toll free or share call numbers? anyway these people dont really realise that all cell numbers in S.A. need to be RICA'd so they can be traced and brought to book.

  • machado 2 Apr 2014, 11:16 AM

    i received an sms this morning saying congrants ur sim NO won sum of R450 000 and ipad phone in omo promo 2014 draw had in south africa ur Ref No SA Y22 contact no 073 898 227,police get rid of this people

  • Llewellyn 31 Mar 2014, 08:07 AM

    Also received a sms this morning stating that I won R95000.00 in the omo 2014 promotion with ref no. om14, i need to call Devine on 0817546209, what rubbish is this, why cant the cops get these guys as the cell numbers mus be ricared so theirt details are registered.

  • Gail11 27 Mar 2014, 10:38 AM

    Entered the competition yesterday and got the scam call today, won R180,000. Must be someone at OMO or the Promotion Company. How can they not trace this person. Unbelievable...........

  • Lira4 26 Mar 2014, 07:36 AM

    where do these people even get our contact numbers from?

  • henry9 20 Mar 2014, 08:24 AM

    please dont listen to that omo promotion people

  • Neil99 19 Mar 2014, 10:21 AM

    I just received the stupid OMO sms. Its the same number that has been mentioned before 0835184855. Surely police could find these people seeing as they already scammed someone?

  • Tanya26 12 Mar 2014, 10:58 AM

    I myself got a message just now "Great Prize! You have won R500 000 From OMO WASHING POWDER PROMO: ticket no DF6621, for activation and claim call Mr Mark Nelson on 0736214913" - sick people im telling you

  • Vineshree Pillay 12 Mar 2014, 09:53 AM

    Im sure that OMO is aware of these scams so why arent they doing anything about it???????????? yet everyone supports OMO! OMO please take some action about these scammers!

  • Vineshree Pillay 12 Mar 2014, 09:50 AM

    please be careful of a certain Mrs M Grace, her number is 0783343201. she has also sent me the sms!!!

  • constance 7 Mar 2014, 04:57 PM

    I kind of fell for it,she calls her self nomusa n de ada white lady by the name of chantell,I only realized now dat its a HUGE BLOODY SCAM...I sent dem my R850.00,dey demanded 300,now dey want R1850.00,dey r so promising don't do wat I my money will show dem we're dey began...

  • Sha 4 Mar 2014, 01:00 PM

    This is what I replied when I received that stupid OMO SMS...Hahahahahahaha, lol, so loud! You are so funny!Good one, you really made me laugh, YOU FOOL! Sent to number: 0835184855 This is foolishness!!!

  • Samke 4 Mar 2014, 08:17 AM

    Hayi-ke/ oh well, no comment coz we all have the same problem. but what can be done.

  • Marius25 25 Feb 2014, 07:47 PM

    I have had many of these cel phone messages stating I have won a competition. I play along with them sometimes, making it seem as if I am overcome with joy, and furnishing them with all the information they require, false of course. Then when they request my banking details or cash payed into an account, I tell them what I think of them in a language that is meant for people like them.

  • Ma J 20 Feb 2014, 10:45 AM

    JUst had a sms saying I won R150000.00 scam i called police

  • Kobus18 20 Feb 2014, 08:59 AM

    I also received the OMO winning SMS whoohoo the Nigerian Bastard even sweared at me when I told him He is trying to steal our money his number is 0825938179 and the sms came from this number 27762027181 I even got a ref number om100sa

  • sophia3 18 Feb 2014, 11:39 AM

    Same storyso stupet

  • Frances 3 17 Feb 2014, 11:09 AM

    I have received an sms today saying that I have won R260 000 from omo and to call 0838579398.

  • Givenchy2 13 Feb 2014, 07:34 AM

    I just received one that says I had won R250 000, interestingly I had not bought Omo or entered into any competitions since the beginning of the year.

  • Sello4 7 Feb 2014, 09:49 AM

    Please beware !!!

  • Sello4 7 Feb 2014, 09:47 AM

    i received an sms today that i won 295 000 from OMO PROMOTION for claim call 078 8768 684

  • Faldela 6 Feb 2014, 08:40 PM

    Hi. I took my cell phone to MTN in vangate mall athlone about 10 day ago for a software upgrade. I fetched my phone today 6 Feb 14 and the moment I switched the phone on, 2 scam sms messages came thru. 1 from "Omo" to contact Mark Nelson 0n 0736214913 but the sms was sent from 0796544643 and the 2nd sms was from "Nokia" to contact Mrs Sharon on 0834369622 but the sms was sent from 0726821117.

  • Lynda5 6 Feb 2014, 11:30 AM

    I just received an SMS stating that my sim card had won R400 000.00 from OMO wshing Powder. Contact Mrs Monica on 0838724281

  • David51 5 Feb 2014, 03:38 PM

    I received an SMS that I had won R200000 on an OMO promotion. I followed it up phoning Cape Town number (Hertigae Insurance co) They wanted me to pay R1350 for insurance to get the R200000 Cheque posted to me. The account was an ABSA acc No under the name of MrD Klaasens. Followed up with another call to Cape Town. This is a big scam

  • raymond2 5 Feb 2014, 09:18 AM

    morning got sms about winning in omo washing powder promotions on my fathers cellphone. to call 0711685031 to claim prize. kind regards raymond(0733931079)

  • J. Naud'e 31 Jan 2014, 03:05 PM

    My son received an SMS stating that he has won R250 000.00 on an OMO promotion. Contact Mr Mark Tasong on 079 213 5559 - REF no 07SA!! So tired of this nonsense!

  • James Thozi 31 Jan 2014, 10:49 AM

    I called this morning to a number 0749375052 to speak to a Mrs. Caroline Mabaso after receiving an SMS reading: "Great Prize! You have won R500,000 from OMO WASHING POWDER PROMO, Ticket no:0M6621. for activation & claim Mrs. Caroline Mabaso on 0749375052". When I called she was sounded very professional and said to me I must call after 2 minutes for her to verify my details. When I called again within the 2 minute period, the phone was on voice mail. I still could not reach her the 2nd time. Be careful people out there. There's a lot of scams going on.

  • Petro Van Heerden 31 Jan 2014, 09:37 AM

    Also received a sms regarding a R250 000.00 prize I've won,given a Cape Town tel no. 021 8290385 , 021 828 9672, cell no given 072 5199 695 .

  • Petro Van Heerden 31 Jan 2014, 09:33 AM

    Also received a sms that I won R250 000 in a OMO promotioin, then asked to deposit R1200 insurance money - hope OMO knows about this

  • Username5182 30 Jan 2014, 11:11 AM

    30/1/2014 also rec sms from :072 1 502 181 winning R250 000.00 from Omo washing powder 2014 promotion. ref.A32 -call 082 751-6867 to claim prize 4

  • Cecily de Bruin 30 Jan 2014, 08:46 AM

    30/01/2014 Also received a sms from this no 0767978572 winning R250 0000 in OMO PROMO 2014 and to call 0823462821.

  • Marina Muller 22 Jan 2014, 10:35 AM

    Just got a sms from 0725040449 to advise me of the R200,000 I've won from OMO (I don't even use OMO). Have to contact 0764944794 Ref No SA130M. Why can't our network providers together with the police track these people down??

  • pierre andre 14 Jan 2014, 03:18 PM

    I also got a email saying I had won R250000 on OMO promotion withref OM323 and to call 0732570712. a gentleman answered and asked me to sms via the number above my initials and surname , my phisical address and email address... Beware this is a scam. With this info, who knows what they can get up to. wasted a phone call though. come on guys , sort this nonsence out.... :(

  • Elizabeth. 13 Jan 2014, 10:23 AM

    I received same sms from the very same number I called them purposly just to rerify their stuPidity. How can omo washing powder promo brodcasted by cell phone and not been advertised from Tv as usual leaver brothers is a big brand their competitions and promotions always shown on tv.

  • Pauline2 9 Jan 2014, 01:30 PM

    I also received an sms today claiming that I have won R200, 000.00 in an OMO competition. I tried to phone the cellphone number 076 494 answer. Wish people will stop with this nonsense.

  • Arlene4 8 Jan 2014, 03:56 PM

    I also receive an sms on the 24December 2013 that i won R250.000 from omo washing powder Ref.No.0990WP and that i must contact this number to claim 0724897583. Lucky i never call,i know that helpline numbers never starts with this number

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