Nokia 2014 Global Promotion

I received a text message from Sonia Owen (073 319 9919)indicating that my mobile number was chosen randomly in the 2014 Nokia Global Promotion, with a reference number.  I had to forward my home address where the prize would be delivered to, and was also notified that I will be responsible for payment of the courier delivery.  I later received a text message from Jonh Botha (mobile number 0710356011) the alleged courier, and was told to make a payment of R850 for the courier service.  I called him and asked for which courier company he works.  He indicated UPS courier services in Cape Town.  While on the phone with him I searched the courier company and got the contact details.  John asked which bank is closest to me and said he will send a text with the banking details where I should make a transfer to.  While waiting for the account number I contacted UPS couriers in CT and was told that there is no one by that name working for them, and that they are aware of the fraud going around as their email server was hacked recently. John texted me back with an FNB account number in the name of T Ndlela which he said was the secretaries account.  This FNB acc number is 624535986228.  I asked him for an email address where I can send the confirmation to, but he phoned me very upset and said I must just follow their instructions.  I told him that I have investigated him at UPS and that I know he is a fraudster. 

Report ID: 5604
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
Suburb: N/A
Address: Unknown
Crime Date/Time: 4 Feb 2014, 00:02 AM
Reported By: Username5604
Reported Date: 4 Feb 2014, 11:02 AM
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  • Marga 20 Nov 2014, 02:55 PM

    I have got the same sms today. My number was randomly selected on Nokia Promotion and I have won R395 000. I even got a ticket number and I had to phone Teresa on 0786627629. So I phoned this number and she told me to phone back in the next 5 minutes to give her system time to verify my ticket number. O my HAT! These people needs to be tracked down!!

  • kristofina shilula 14 Jul 2014, 01:50 PM

    i gt the same massage today , i win 250,000

  • Susan32 30 Apr 2014, 09:27 AM

    Got exactly the same sms what do they think that we are stupid they need some new ideas for the above is not working any more.

  • Nicole 5 24 Apr 2014, 11:02 AM

    Got the same sms from this nr 076570495

  • Andriesa 11 Apr 2014, 08:21 AM

    I received a text message this morning to the effect that my cell number has also been randomly selected on the Nokia Promotion and that I have won R95 000, Ticket No. 0166P. The message further requested that I call Mrs. Lerato on 0606721584 between 8h00 and 17h00. When I called this morning I asked a direct question as to whether she (Lerato) was the fraudster or whether there was someone else behind the attempted fraudulent act. "Lerato" then immediately put the phone down on me. Date: 11 April 2014

  • Jane12 3 Apr 2014, 09:30 PM

    The Same thing happened to me. I Received and sms from tjese nokia promotions people saying that I won R95 000 and that I must call 0604908947 and so I did amd a woman by mrs Lerato answered the phone. At first she was extremely convincing with her lingo and tactics and I believed it so much that I gave her my name and surname.howeber when she asked ID and acc number I got suspicious and confronted her. At first she denied being a scammer, but then she got angry and cut the phone.I sent her an sms stating that I would report her to the police and she would be held criminally liable for fraudulent activity, then said that I recorded all our conversations as proof ( even though I really didnt) The icing on the cake was when she sms' d me on a private number and threatened my life stating that I must plan my funeral this month and all. THATS when I lost it amlnd decided to file a police report.

  • Elsa 5 26 Mar 2014, 08:22 AM

    I received 2 messages today and yesterday, one from Mrs Lerato tel 0604908957 and the other from Mrs Precious tel 0604594996. The cheek is that this is sent at 01h00 in the mornings but you can only phone them between 08h00 and 17h00 during the day. I also require uninterrupted sleep.

  • Annoyed Meneer 12 Mar 2014, 11:09 AM

    WRT these flippin smses, Cant the guys at RICA do something about these idiots? Their numbers must belong to somebody!

  • audrey2 6 Mar 2014, 12:58 PM

    i also got a similar message today to col 0742921479 from this number,0607397925, thank u for alerting us.

  • Bennie 6 Mar 2014, 08:16 AM

    My SMS from 0724077967 reads exactly: "CONGRATULATIONS:- Your Cell No. Was randomly selected on NOKIA PROMOTION. You won R95,000. Ticket No.0166p.Call Mrs.Sharon 0834369622. From 8am to 5pm." Come on South Africa (or anywhere else). Let us make mindless phone calls to these numbers, flooding their lines and preventing further victims from falling prey.

  • Ulrich 4 Mar 2014, 11:03 AM

    I got a similar on from 0722117240

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