Hi,My mother have received an SMS stating that she has won R600 000 with a references number and a return call number. She phoned the number and was unproffesionally greeted. She was told that she won a prize from Fifa and that she needs to provide her bank details as well as purchase 4 MTN pay as you go vouchers. The voucher numbers has to be supplied to the same fraudster. She unwittingly provided her bank details, but have not purchased the MTN vouchers yet.
I phoned the same number posing as somebody investigating the issue. The man answering the phone is called Frankie Williams - 083 8877 588. Apparently he works for a claims office for an off shore company. They are based in PE, Boston Avenue.
The accent of the man is foreign to South Africa and sound Nigerian.
Please follow this up if possible as it sound very fishy.
|Crime Date/Time:||1 Feb 2011, 00:02 AM|
|Reported Date:||1 Feb 2011, 14:02 PM|