I receiving the SMS from number 0835534830 which reads as follows: Congratulations your cellphone number was among the lucky winners on 2011 LG promotion. You on R250000. Ticket NO:SAP0017D. Please call 0739955238 between (8am - 16H30am). This is a very bad scam.

Report ID: 811
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Boksburg
Suburb: Boksburg North
Address: SMS
Crime Date/Time: 24 Jan 2011, 00:01 AM
Reported By: Username825
Reported Date: 24 Jan 2011, 11:01 AM
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  • Pamela5 18 Aug 2015, 08:13 AM

    Hi! I received an sms @ 1:20 am this morning stating that my number has earn R98 000 on ITEL ELECTRONICS advert call FLORA 021 813 6994 OR 078 745 6522 for your payment call 8am till 5pm. I've noticed that this scam has been dong it's rounds since 2011....when is someone going to do something about this!!! It's deeply concerning!! Thanks.

  • shuhaymah 30 Jul 2015, 03:39 PM

    I received an sms saying i have won R98000 in the ITEL promo stated that i have to give my serial number at the back of my TV and they will post the check to my postal address.. someone has to stop these people..

  • Gail18 24 Mar 2015, 10:41 AM

    Also received a sms this morning from 07817600429 saying that I have won a Toyota Yaris in the Toyota Yaris Yearly promo 2015. Call 0860 4426068 to claim.

  • Eloma 21 Jan 2015, 09:40 AM

    Got the same message this morning that I have won a New Toyota Yaris. To good to be true. I Googled it and came appon this website. These people think we are stupid. There is even a website for Toyota Promo something and when you call the numbers or the HEAD OFFICE number it does not exist. They go very far to make this look legit.

  • Beverley8 19 Nov 2014, 04:48 PM

    I think we need to take all these Cell phone companies to task. Seeing that they must be selling our numbers when we RICA our phones. We should take them to court and make them pay us the money we were supposed to have won - this will quickly get their attention and they may do something about this. Or we can go into the branches in a crown and demand our money we were supposed to have won. LETS SAY WE TAKE THEM ON!!!!!!

  • Beverley8 19 Nov 2014, 04:40 PM

    Has anyone received SMS's saying you won a Toyota - I actually called and it sounded like a Nigerain who wanted my address so the agent could deliver the Toyota - also to do with RICA all network. The number to call is 073 130 2549

  • Beverley8 19 Nov 2014, 04:36 PM

    I have received 3 SMS's Nokia promotion Ref028NKP telling me I won R175 000.00 Call Mrs Adams 073 917 3163. ITEL Electronics Xmas advert - Call Flora 078 745 6522 as I won R98 000.00. The "in RICA all network" I won a brand new Toyota car - call 073 130 2549 to have your car delivered. Why can these people not be caught - there are cell numbers so they should be able to trace them. Someone inside MTN, Vodacom and Cell C are selling our cell numbers off to these scammers. We should take on these companies - this has only been happening since we had top RICA our phones - maybe the government is getting a cut of the takings?????

  • andile3 2 Oct 2014, 10:29 PM

    Hi i also recived a message today saying i have won 98000 fom itel electroeelectronics from an advert said i must call flora for payment on 0787456522

  • Johan33 20 Aug 2014, 09:39 AM

    I just received an sms wich read LG Company has rewarded you R250000 with ref noRSA-UK777 call mr Ken 0738876813 to claim I really dont know how they get our cell no is their a way to stop them?.

  • Tisa 15 Aug 2014, 06:49 PM

    I also received an sms written like this"Your number has earn R98,000 on ITEL ELECTRONICS Advert call ROSA 0835896202 for your payment Call 8am till 5pm"

  • Gerrie 5 14 Aug 2014, 09:59 AM

    Also received sms from : Rosa: 0835896202 R98.000 on ITEL ELECTRONICS. Thanx for Google !!! don't call !!!!

  • Khanyisa 23 Jun 2014, 05:23 PM

    Hi, I just received this text: Congratulations! your cell number has won R98000 on ITEL ELECTRONICS PROMOTION Ticket No 0466B call Mrs Dora 0603978694 for your money CALL 8amtill5pm

  • shireen2 12 May 2014, 11:42 AM

    Good day I have received the same sms. Congratulations your cell number has won R98000 on ITEL ELECTRONICS PROMOTION Ticket No 0466B Call Mrs CAROL 0735261558 for your money call 8am till 5pm

  • Unknown 29 Apr 2014, 01:27 PM

    Hi I jst received an sms that says..congratulations your cellphone number has won 98000 from Itel electronics promotion,to claim your price contact Mrs Carol on thi number..0735261558 and they want me to buy a 200 telkom voucher and sms as it to her,is this a scam or what before I fall into something stupid?

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  • suleiga 16 Apr 2014, 09:17 AM

    Hi I jus received a sms that reads like this "Congratulations! Your cell number has won R98000 on ITEL EECTRONICS PROMOTIONS No 0466B call Mrs DORA 0603978694 for your money Call 8am till 5pm. The sms was sent from 0827248451

  • Sandra15 11 Apr 2014, 10:49 AM

    Just received an sms,stating am a winner from ITEL ELOCTRONICS..98000TICKET NO IS 0466b....CONTACT MRS CAROL ON from 8 til 5!

  • freddie3 10 Apr 2014, 07:32 PM

    2014 pepsi easter promo, uk . i fone them and they ast want my airtime en money . they are stilling the money . don't call 0739955072 0796885631 0725265067

  • MICHAEL 10 Apr 2014, 03:15 PM

    just got this sms.Congratulations!your cell number has won R98000 on ITEL ELECTRONICS PROMOTION Ticket... how the hell do they get my number

  • jan36 10 Apr 2014, 01:46 PM

    I just got this sms.Congratulations!your cell number has won R98000 on ITEL ELECTRONICS PROMOTION Ticket No 0466B call Mrs DORA 0603978694 for your money CALL 8am till 5pm

  • Devienne 4 Apr 2014, 03:22 PM

    Just got this sms: Congratulations your cell number has won R98000 on ITEL ELECTRONICS PROMOTION Ticket number 0466B call Mrs Caro 0735261558 for your money Call 8am till 5pm

  • Pamela 10 1 Apr 2014, 04:21 PM

    Yes I also receieved such sms it got to show that our information is no longer confidential and available to everyone

  • Cally 25 Mar 2014, 03:30 PM

    Hi I received the following sms @ 12:38 today, Congrats! Ur cell No has won R450, 000 in the Itel Electronics Promo Award Ref: T10 call Mr. Gerard on 0817396050 to claim. Email:

  • Xolani13 25 Mar 2014, 12:18 PM

    Hi just received a sms stating: Congratulations your cell number has won R450000 on ITEL ELECTRONICS PROMOTION Ref no IT10 Call Mr Gerard on 0817396050 for your money and the number send this sms is 0722989014

  • Username5982 25 Mar 2014, 07:10 AM

    Hi just received a sms stating: Congratulations your cell number has won R98000 on ITEL ELECTRONICS PROMOTION Ticket no 0466B Call Mrs Dora 0603978694 for your money call 8am till 5pm

  • sylvester2 12 Feb 2014, 11:48 AM

    I got an sms from this number 27724374527 your number won R350 000 from samsung yearly promo how stupid does this people think we are

  • Deon Coetzer 3 Feb 2014, 09:50 AM

    Received 3 Jan 2014: Won R98000 ITEL ELECTRONICS PROMOTION ticket No 0466B call MRS GLORIA 0835815543

  • ambreen 22 Oct 2013, 01:20 PM

    just recieved a sms ive won a R115.000.00 rand and must contact a mr.jones on this number 0787305823 ref nr GML91/ML.they said i must buy 150R cellc airtime to activate the voucher after paying that amount now they asking to pay 1699R what is this please do something for this people they r playing with poor innocent peoples feeling

  • Mosiah 12 Jun 2013, 10:01 AM

    If u have never entered any competition so why entertain the devil i received this several times,i just delete there is no longer manna from heaven lets falling to thier stupid tricks.I know we all need money but not this one. Thanks

  • shaieda 30 May 2013, 09:10 AM

    i just recieved a sms ive won a R115.000 rand and must contact a mr.jones on this number 0787305823 ref nr GML91/ML..what are these people thinking

  • Nella 29 May 2013, 10:07 AM

    Watch out guys. When trying to call the no is engaged. Clearly its a scam

  • Nella 29 May 2013, 10:06 AM

    I also received the similar sms and it seems as these people are using different numbers to send the message. These perpetrators need to be dealt with.

  • lechen 23 Apr 2013, 12:16 PM

    Congratulations!global Mega Yearly Promotion. You have won R115.000.00 only Ref: GML95ML to claim contact Mr. ERIC JONES ON 078 730 5823 Regards Global Management

  • Corrie7 5 Apr 2013, 02:32 PM

    Congratulations your mobile phone number has won R265,000 from Mobile Global Yearly promo with Ref. Number (013yp) for claim call Mr. Jim Roland on 0789908164. I was not surprised when an African accent greeted me! All it spelled was Scam!!

  • albert 6 Mar 2013, 11:49 AM

    yes ,i received this morninig the same sms that says :congratulations you won......

  • Jackie17 28 Jan 2013, 09:10 AM

    Hi well I have also just received the SCAM sms this morning from 082 363 3912 Congratulations!Your cell number has Won R98000 on LG yearly promotion ticket no 0377L Call Mrs Ann 073 801 1620 for your money call 8am till 4pm

  • Sharon28 27 Nov 2012, 05:14 AM

    I have received the same message from Iphone. Such a lot of scams. Remember one thing - If you did not enter into a competition - you can never win.

  • EMLakey 24 Nov 2012, 09:12 AM

    I have just purchased a telkom voucher via EFT when the message came through via sms that I have won R115,000 Global Mega Promotion.That means that these fraudulent perpetrators obtain our details from a data base. I see many received from Telkom...this means that someone has access to our details. Rica has just opened us up to more scam and fraud, as all our details are taken, and these criminals have access to all our personal information. Please do something about this, as there are vulnerable people who fall prey to these fraudsters. The contact no's I received were: 'Eric Jones'at 0787305823 and the sms was sent from: 0793485942. Thanks for this service

  • Lefa 5 Jul 2012, 02:38 PM

    Received 9/2/2019 @ 07.40 Congratulations!!! Your cell number have Won R98000 ON LG Yearly promotion Ticket no 0101P call J.ANNI 0719775137 for your MONEY call 8am till 4pm. This is a scam. These people must be caught and arrested.

  • Mariana Barnard 29 Feb 2012, 11:37 AM

    1) Received 9/2/2019 @ 07.40 Congratulations!!! Your cell number have Won R98000 ON LG Yearly promotion Ticket no 0288K call MRS PERCY 0710288419 for your Money call 8am till 4pm

  • elizabeth english 13 Feb 2012, 02:05 PM

    i received a sms and also a call frm this number to congratulate me the number is 0782621795.thanx so much to calouse r these people.pls advise me.the bless'd idiots.

  • Nathan9 30 Nov 2011, 12:52 PM

    I have also recieved an SMS but didnt call cos i thought how could i have won something without entering - "Your RICA Digit Have won you R125,000 From Blackberry Promo.Contact MR Eric Jones on 0731301190"

  • Justin7 8 Nov 2011, 11:41 AM

    Guys if it sounds to good to be true - IT IS!!! If you didn't enter you cant win - Be Safe

  • Justin7 8 Nov 2011, 11:40 AM

    Content: congratulation!! your mobile number has won R250.000 on LG yearly promotion ticket no 0299P call J.ANNIE 0785568591 to claim your prize call 8am to 4pm Time: 08/11/2011 10:47:44

  • Mag3 7 Jun 2011, 09:06 AM

    It was 8:00am when I got an sms saying "Conratulations! Your cell number has won R150000 in the Telecom Mobile Yearly Promo Ref EO19. Contact Caro! The claim agent no in 0835585770 for your cash prize! The sms came through from 0820756427. Although I got this sms when I was vulnerable (I was really broke)-but, I knew right away that it is a scam! The supposedly "Caro" claims to be operating from 106 Long street, opposite FNB-Cape Town! I wonder what difference would "RICA" make regarding this kinds of scams.

  • Patricia11 23 May 2011, 11:43 AM

    On the 23rd of May I received this message: Your mobile no .won R175,000 in the YEARLY PROMO of no 755k .call Mrs Bridget Masina 0788220153,for your money.The message came from this number +27710996852!Is this true and if not how did they get hold of my numbers?What am I suppose to do with their SMS

  • dorothy2 4 May 2011, 10:03 AM

    I received the same sms as Johan also ticket no 0299P but this no is 0738011620 I hope they catch these guys because they are a nuisance

  • Hendrik Reid 21 Apr 2011, 10:40 AM

    how can we get rid of these scams

  • new in SA 20 Apr 2011, 01:36 PM

    I just got the same message about me winning R250,ooo lol and I already thought about what I would do with the money... I was on my little cloud until I came across your complaints! guess I'm still poor and I won't have another R250k in my bank account

  • Unknown 20 Apr 2011, 09:00 AM

    I just got a sms from

  • Jodi2 19 Apr 2011, 05:20 PM

    It just happened to me. "Congratulations!! Your phone Number has won R265,000 in our SAMSUNG YEARLY PROMOTION with Ticket No: SM512TP. Call ABBEY KEEM on 0783045562." I was told to buy 2 R200 telkom pre-paid. Just to be on the safe side i googled it and found out it was a SCAM! i had alreday planned what i was going to do with that money..

  • Marion 15 Apr 2011, 10:35 AM

    Also received an SMS at 12h38am with 2011 LG PROMOTIONS etc. My gut told me instantly to google this and voila. So much for RICA. Well, what goes around, comes around! Thank you for this site.

  • princess5 8 Apr 2011, 08:13 AM

    just got the same sms this morning. something needs to be done. How do these people get our numbers? if these people are reading this post..want them to know that noone ever gets rich out of scamming others, not for a long time..find another honest way of making money idiots!

  • Username825 5 Apr 2011, 01:03 PM

    Good people. Let us fight the crime together.

  • Pale 5 Apr 2011, 12:45 PM

    Thanks everyone. I'm a student and might've fallen victim to this if I hadn't google searched the message and found this website. You all saved my skin. I want to report this so that these criminals can be caught, how do I do that? And why aren't we protected from and made aware of these scams?

  • Johan71 7 Mar 2011, 10:10 AM

    Received a similiar sms stating that I have won R98 000 on LG yearly promotion.Ticket no 0299P. The sms numbers are 0730987387 and 0719296092.

  • Will2 26 Feb 2011, 04:07 PM

    I just recieved a sms saying a won 120000 thousand rand and a blackberry.And I should call Mr Hazem at 0786669874. I called and he said i had to buy R400 rand telkom airtime and send him the PIN and they would send me a cheack or transfer the money to my bank account.

  • Janine29 22 Feb 2011, 02:22 PM

    I received an SMS from cell num 0734936920 at 2:30am. It read "Congratulations your cell number has won R95,000 LG 2011 PROMOTION Ref. No. 0166p call Mark Nelson your claim consultant on 0730030354 from 9:00am-5:00pm"

  • Elzabe2 18 Feb 2011, 08:50 PM

    I received a sms from Abby Keem cell nr 0737879047 telling me I am the winner of R265000.00 on the Samsung Yearly Promo. They want 2 x R200 Telkom prepaid vouchers in order to open a account to register me on. A courier is suppose to deliver my cheque to my home address.

  • Daniel9 7 Feb 2011, 09:36 PM

    i received asms today off Mr James hahahaha telling me im a winner off a cash price on the nokia yearly promo. mobile nr 0732184366 calling hours 8am-5pm claim nr 011ak.

  • LAZARUS RANAMANE 28 Jan 2011, 12:28 PM

    I also received the very same sms and they asked me to buy R600 Prepaid Telkom airtime, i was clever not to buy it,i made sure whether it is true or fraud. THIS IS A VERY BIG SCAM. People we have to do something about this.

  • Monnique 27 Jan 2011, 10:46 AM

    Thank you for speaking out you guys just saved me from falling for the same scam.

  • Maritza6 26 Jan 2011, 08:48 AM

    I received this: Just receive an sms that I have won a sum of R125,000. My mobile number was randomly selected among the lucky winners in there Samsung Yearly Promotion. that my serial no. 0173, for claim that I must call Mr GeorgeYarkah on 0835747130, and ensure he register my winning. I must call him from 8am to 6pm. The sms come from this number: 0799335076

  • Richard3 25 Jan 2011, 05:21 PM

    I also received the same Nokia promotion scam number - 0724419790, Mrs Helen Jack. Beware of scams south africans

  • MervynJ 25 Jan 2011, 12:22 PM

    I received the same notification re: Nokia Yearly Promotion for R95000.00. They requested my full details. I reported it to SAPS ecommercial branch with the two cell: nos - another scam

  • Username825 25 Jan 2011, 11:39 AM

    How on eqrth do these people get hold of our cellphone numbers. Does SA law exist?

  • RIDHWAAN 25 Jan 2011, 11:29 AM


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