Omo (web site) scam

Approx 3-4 months ago, I entered a competition which appeared on what I thought was a genuine "Omo" website. There were various prizes mentioned including washing powder for a year etc and the "GRAND PRIZE" of R 250 000,00.Today I received an sms from 063 034 6179 stating that I had won the R 250 000,00 cash prize, that I had to call Mrs Zandile Khoza on 073 593 6469 and quote reference 991RPK.I did."Mrs Khoza" then instructed me that I was to purchase R 180,00 worth of airtime and call her back from my cell phone. I purchased the airtime through my bank, which loaded it directly onto my cellphone, and called her again.She then told me that I had to give her the reference number in order to claim the prize. I again gave her the reference number 991RPK but she said that she needed the reference number of the airtime voucher. I asked her if this was so that she could download the airtime and she said that she needed it to claim the prize for me.I told her that I would have to buy ANOTHER R 180,00 airtime and that I would call her again.I looked up "Omo" on my computer and found that there had been a scam such as this in 2013 and felt the need to report this as a possible attempt to defraud.

Report ID: 7520
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Northern Cape
City/Town: Kuruman
Suburb: N/A
Address: unknown
Crime Date/Time: 19 Dec 2014, 00:12 AM
Reported By: Username7520
Reported Date: 19 Dec 2014, 13:12 PM
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  • Grace Mokwena 10 Jun 2015, 10:01 AM

    You have been awarded R250,000 in the on going RICA annual award. Ref no: 909RSA, Contact Mrs Grace Mokwena on: 0735936469 to receive your award.

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