Giant Computer Promo Fraud

This morning I received a sms, that my cell phone no. has just won me R150,000 on the Giant Computers Award Promotion and that I should call 0737848093 for my cash prize.  After 09:00 I phoned the number.  A Steve Johnson told me I won R150,000 and toke my bank acc. details to pay in the winnings.  At 11:27 I got a sms telling me that I have to "settle a 1 month insurance fee of R1950 from Old Mutual Insurance Company".  I phoned him and asked for insurance that if I pay R1950 that I will get R150,000.  He then E-mailed me an Old Mutual Trust Certificate,  which on the surfuce looks fine.  But it's for an inheritance transfer and you can see that the sighnatures at the buttom were replace with others.  I told him that I can't transfer the money today,  I'll do it tommorrow.  He was going to send me the banking details for 'old mutual', but has not yet done that.  Now, I don't know what to do, how do we stop these people  ??? 

Report ID: 813
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
Suburb: Silverton
Address: N/A
Crime Date/Time: 24 Jan 2011, 00:01 AM
Reported By: Username813
Reported Date: 24 Jan 2011, 16:01 PM
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  • Sithembile 2 19 Oct 2012, 03:24 PM

    I Received an sms saying Congradulation your cell won 826.000 in the ICC World Cricket league promo an that i must call Jean Barry 0733997739 or email him @ i called him and He told me to buy a R180 mtn airtime and call him ang give the voucher i must not load the airtime on my phone to activate my winnings, He souned like a nigerian guy but i knew he was taking me for a ride. i didn't call him again. people must not fall this fraud

  • lilo 13 Oct 2011, 08:24 AM

    my brother just got the sms..thank god there's google. they say he must wait for FNB to call him around 11am so that they can transfer the money to his account, mind you, my bro is using standard bank,i dnt knw how fnb fits in all of its crazy!!

  • Daniel vd Berg 9 Oct 2011, 10:44 AM

    please do not trust all sms

  • D van der Berg 9 Oct 2011, 10:41 AM

    My husband received an sms on his phone he won R200,000.00 we have to phone 0832460499 mr B Richards ref was given we can collect price or they will send cheque via courier services or pay monies into bank acc. All bull

  • Tarryn5 17 Aug 2011, 01:51 PM

    I received an sms at 01:02 on Thursday 04/08/2011 saying "Ur cell no won R250000 on the ICC CRICKET award Promo 2011, (Random selection) ur winning number is: (ICXDP53UK): for ur prize call 073 147 951 333 (9am - 4pm). i called the next day and asked about my prize, the gentleman with a Nigerian acsent told me to call back on monday. i called today asking about my prize, gave him all the details he asked. he said i must call back in 30mins to give him time to verify the details. (I had to call him! i even asked him to call me.)when i did he told me it was a Giant Computer company in the UK sponsoring this promo, and NOT a competition. he said in order to claim my prize, i must visit the office in Bloemfontein, bring my id, my cellphone and i must buy R350 worth of vodacom airtime. then when i told him i cant get to bloem, i can send a certified copy of my id, my cell number, all my bank details and i must again buy vodacom airtime, with my winning number to this fax #:660 828 660 75675. he was also very rude and actually shat me out because i got his name wrong. what a scam, i nearly fell for it... be very careful!!

  • mlu3 28 Jun 2011, 09:59 PM

    got 1 of those sms's ths mrning lol damn almost fell for it thanx to google, anyway dnt thnk id give any1 my banking details especially on the fone, why do we rica our sim cards if the police cannot trace these ppl? Talk about been useless...

  • Zola4 24 Jun 2011, 06:38 AM

    crab..... mine reads.. congrats, your cell no has wonR150000 on giant computers award promotion. your ref no BT734UKPS CALL 0783340277(8am -5pm) to claim your cash price... bull

  • Sarah14 13 Jun 2011, 04:28 PM

    I received the exact same information as Nicole listed here. The same winning number & every-thing. He told me to phone back in 30 mins to verify my cell number & winning number, it sounded very quiet, not an office environment, & he was rude. Funny I also thought of a black Nigerian, thick accent.

  • CHERYL7 10 Jun 2011, 11:27 AM

    08 june 2011 I received an sms from cell 072 455 0243, saying I had won R250.000. in the ICC Cricket Yearly award. I spoke to a Rahim, who said the prize must be claimed at the office in Bloem before end of the day or give my account no for money deposit along with R360.00 vodacom airtime. This is very disturbing. Something must be done. What a scam, especially using ICC name among others?

  • Nicole27 8 Jun 2011, 09:11 AM

    08 June 2011 I received an sms from cell no.072 455 0243 saying that my cell no won R250 000. on the ICC CRICKET & GIANT COMPUTERS,winning number (UK3PX7FGC)FOr my fund I must call 079 026 450555(9-4).I did phone and told the guy I dont beleive this and this is a scam,he was angry and told me If I dont beleive him why did I phone him and now im not gonna be awarded my prize.I phoned back but he did not answer.He had a heavy accent and sounded like a black foreigner.I couldnt even make out what he was saying.Please be aware and dont be a victim of being scammed.

  • Leonard4 12 May 2011, 09:37 AM

    I received an SMS saying that I won R150 000, After that I visited a site and I found that It was a scam, Please help because I send them my Bank Account.

  • Algeraine 11 May 2011, 11:24 AM

    Lastnight 00:08 i received the message stating that i won R250.000 on the fifa & giant computers award promo with REFF that they gave me and should call 0790264505 between 9am to 4 pm to claim my prize i have not done so and googled it first i now see that its scam this ppl must stop with all thr fraud scams

  • Patrick25 5 May 2011, 11:01 AM

    i received the same sms at 1am this morning 05 May '11. and same as every one else spoke to a nigerian dude. he didnt seem too sure of his story and when i told him i had already googled the promo wich is supposed to be afiliated with the ICC Cricket and he hung up on me. i worry that some people are falling for this scam, something needs to be done.

  • Thomas 12 29 Apr 2011, 07:21 AM

    "Congrats! ur cell number just won R250.000 on the GIANT COMPUTERS AWARD PROMO, your ticket NO is:(#######),pls call Febiola on 0790820520 for your cash prize" This is the sms I got this morning and this is all bull. Please don't be fooled by low budget scams.

  • Jeannie 20 Apr 2011, 10:53 AM

    I also received a sms 20 April 2011 winning R150 000 from ICC Cricket and Gaint Computers winning number Gc7305Uk having to call 0712516497 have to go to 16 President str Bloemfontein to collect my winnings have to buy 2 mtn R180 voichers to activate my winnings to have the cash paid into my account! Fax to 0866075675 att Mr Naser. HAS ANYONE BEEN ABLE TO DO SOME THING ABOUT THESE FRAUDSSTERS??

  • solly8 5 Mar 2011, 12:44 PM

    I also recieve the same sms This morning5 March 2011 that i have won 150 000.00 on the gaint computers award promo gc 7305UK Alex 08358880660 call me. Is it tru /false .Did i realy win?

  • Jabulani 4 1 Mar 2011, 01:18 PM

    I have received an SMS staing that i have won R250.000 south african rand from Giant Computers I have spoken to Lwandle and they want me to transfer R7500.00 into an account for Tax Clearance

  • Diane5 1 Mar 2011, 08:37 AM

    I also got the same sms this morning 1 March 2011 Congrats! Your cell Number has Won R150,000 on the GIANT COMPUTERS AWARD PROMO, your REF NO is: GC7305UK, please call 0785988133 (8am to 5pm) for ur cash prize. So ridiculous waking me up at 5 in the morning!

  • Retha Conradie 21 Feb 2011, 11:40 AM

    I my mom of nearly 69, received a sms saying she has won R150 000.00, and need to pay a installment at Old Mutual to get the money paid out to her. They gave her a reference no. and also i telephone no. When i phone to find out for detail the guy cannot speak proper english and have an Nigerian aksent. Please be very careful for this.

  • tim7 21 Feb 2011, 08:31 AM

    I too am a victim to this...Congrats! Your cell Number has Won R150,000 on the GIANT COMPUTERS AWARD PROMO, your REF NO is: GC7305UK, please call 0736880060 (8am to 5pm) for ur cash prize. He told me his name is Richard, My number is 0794231475. Do I have to worry?

  • Thabiso Mqobongo 11 Feb 2011, 08:01 AM

    This morning, Friday 11 February 2011, at about 06:55 I receive an sms from 0736880128 stating that I have won R150 000 on a Giant Computers Award Promo and must call 0736880060 to claim my prize. I then thought about my history of entering competitions and that's where I got the answer. And the answer was I never enter any competition and how could I win if I have not entered. I decided search this Giant Computers Award Promo on Google, that's where I realised that these is another fraud scam aim at ripping off ordinary people. Action must be taken against this criminals, I mean there are cell numbers that can lead the police towards him or them. Action must be taken before ordinary people can loose their hard earned monies.

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