T-Mobile Promo

I received an SMS stating: "ONGRATULATIONS! You've won R870 000.00 @ T-Mobile Promo in our 2011 Sweepstakes Prgm (UK) Ref: P287. Call +27236947963 to claim. Office Hours Only (T&C Apply)"  I was sure it is a scam so I phone from another nr and got some stupid story from the person, that we have to collect the money from the UK at our own cost or they will mail it or bank transfer, I did not give them any info but contacted T-Mobile UK and they informed me there are no such promotions running and that it is a scam.  Please investigate these fraudsters.

Report ID: 942
Crime Category: Other
Province: Limpopo
Suburb: N/A
Address: Polokwane
Crime Date/Time: 11 Mar 2011, 00:03 AM
Reported By: Username942
Reported Date: 10 Mar 2011, 11:03 AM
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  • THOKO 2 17 Sep 2013, 01:24 PM

    i have just recieved a message stating that my mobile number has won R150.000 in the T Mobile U.K Promo and they say for claims i should contact Mrs Pearl Khoza on 0734163045.i don,t know anybody by this surname .geez get a life sies

  • Maggie8 1 Aug 2013, 07:18 AM

    I just received an sms this morning saying I had won money in T mobile promo. So I decided to do some research, and found a website for "AOL Money" with fantastic information on fraud scams, and how to protect yourself from fraudsters. I am going to put this info "Public" on facebook, so that as many people as possible are informed about it. Let's all do this, as there is also a facebook "link" scam using the "Trojan" virus.

  • bradley7 30 Jul 2013, 03:04 PM

    just received an sms this mrng sayin I won R250 000 can no one do anything about this ppl get scammd everyday nd its out der nd u ppl knw abouit it yet u do ntg

  • Mavis 3 Jul 2013, 08:57 PM

    03/07/2013 received Message from T mobile stating that, Congratulation!! You mobile number has won R250 000 T mobile UK Promo, ticket no (Fk.109.pq) for claims contact MrsPearl Khoza on tel 0810048384. Please people be careful of these scam.

  • hlobisile mkhwanazi 17 May 2013, 08:49 PM

    ireceive a sms I my no win 450000 a tmobile in uk4smust claim to mr andrewS Smith on tht no078962484904 is that true

  • dorothy4 22 Apr 2013, 12:38 PM

    I also received an sms 2days ago:Congratulations!! Your mobile number has won R250,000 in the 2013 T mobile uk,ticket no 0114.for claims contact Mrs Sonia Owen on tel 0728842023.When I called this number I was answered by a man and he told me mrs Sonia was busy.This man called me 3times with different phone numbers then I knew somethng is wrong somewhere.He told me to diposite R1,600 to M Sejana at Fnb bank.

  • NIXINATS 8 Nov 2012, 01:33 PM

    i got this message : congrats you have one R95000 in t.mobil end promo 2012 to call siya martin, i did phone him and he gave me the same story that i have to phone back in 5 min, he then wanted my bank details and i said i want to see it all on paper and if i can rather have a check.. didnt hear anything again... seriously... how low can ppl go.. hopeing he cant get to my cell phone banking..

  • Shaun19 9 Oct 2012, 09:22 AM

    I received the following message this morning T Mobile UK Lotto Draw Your cell number won 450 000 00 GBP from T Mobile UK Draw PIN TM0811 Call Agent in SA Mr Andrew and claim Tel 0834385985 Why did we ever have the register on RICA, if we are continuously being harrassed like this

  • Graham2 8 Oct 2012, 11:14 PM

    Similar SMS received this evening 8th October 2012 from 0812469133. To call Mr Mark at 0727539667.

  • Lodewyk 3 Jul 2012, 03:59 PM

    I have today received the same message today. It boggles the mind that the number is not traced and these fraudsters arrested and their scam stopped

  • Fatima Fisher 18 May 2012, 07:24 AM

    Received an SMS on the 16/05/2012 stating that i'd won R250 000 in the on going T-Mobile Promo with Ref 012 KQ and for claim to contact Mr Mark on 072 753 9667. I phoned the nr and found out that it was some foreign guy. While talking to him I heard another cellphone ringing in the background. The next day I received another SMS stating that I had to pay R1,885 for Insurance approval certificate transfer chargers & delivery. They also informed me that the money was insured and that I had to phone this Mr Mark 072 753 9667 again for payment instruction. Just imagine I have to pay all my hard earned money to these people.

  • mthokozisi3 3 Apr 2012, 08:12 PM

    Congratulations!!!Your mobile Number Won R500,000 and a Laptop in T Mobile Promo Held in UK.Call Dr.Marks on +27797529905 For Your Claim With REF NO:0116N. This Dr Marks said its not a scam but after reading all the comments above I know he is a conman and I only gave him my post box and initials, I hope I'm not in trouble please do something about this! Date: 02-04-2012

  • Beaune 2 Apr 2012, 03:15 PM

    my sms reads congratulations your mobile number won R500,000 and a laptop in T Mobile promo held in UK. call Dr Marks on 0797529905 for your claim with ref no. 0116N. i called the number and a man claiming to be Dr Marks said its not a scam, and i can either sms my name and banking details or postal address. this has been going on for so long why can it not be stopped????makes you wonder!!!

  • leonard8 30 Mar 2012, 08:52 AM

    I Receive an msm saying congrats!Your phone No.won R520,000.00 in clobal mobile promo,REF:GM017SA,to Claim call MR.RANDY FOX tel: 0780809603,Fax:0862331803,E-mail: r.fox@live.co.za Investigate

  • leonard8 30 Mar 2012, 08:41 AM

    Comment by: Dewald Olivier Comment I received the same type of sms:"Congratulations!Your cell numberhas won R150,000 in the T-mobilePromotion! Ref E019. Contact sharon the claim agent on 0835585770 to redeem your cash prize!" I phoned the lady but she ask to phone back in 5 minutes as she is busy. She confirmed that she is from T-mobile. This smells like a scam?? Date: 5 April 2011 Comment by: Tracey Comment I received the same sms on 22/04/2011. This time the ref is TM2011. Call Mr Jeff Matt on 0782946549 for your cash prize. I have not bothered to call. Can't the cellphone be traced to catch these obvious fraudsters who prey on people who are struggling? What about RICA? Date: 26 April 2011 Comment by: leonard Comment I received the sms on 26/03/2012 saying CONGRATULATION!! your cellphone number merited R350.000.00 in the T mobile promo . To redeem it ,contact Mr andrew benson 0834360061 (pin :code tsa 0211 Uk) Date: 2 August 2011 received an sms saying "Your Cell Phone No has won R300000.00 From T Mobile Promo Held in UK Your Ref-0116N to CLaim Call Mr. Harrison 0768143631 for Payment. Please investigate and let me know what is going to be done about this.

  • Xoli 7 Mar 2012, 03:09 PM

    Oops! The date in the comment above should be 07.03.2012.

  • Xoli 7 Mar 2012, 03:01 PM

    This morning (07.02.2012), I received an SMS. First, the grammatic errors were suspect. Here goes: Congratulation! your mobile No has won R450,000 in the T-Mobile Promotion held in the Uk with ref no(TM/2012za)call Ms Fathima or Edward 0797603396,T&Cs apply. A Grade 1 could write better than this. This was sent from 0727473619. The last three digits tell a tale. Authorities could trace these numbers with ease, with RICA being enforced. This is a serious illegal act.

  • mia5 6 Mar 2012, 02:14 PM

    hi i got the same sms was told that i won R300 000 it can be posted to me by cheque or transfered into my acc..i must send my details and theyl forward it to t-mobile and they will contact me bla bla bla...what i want to know is were do they get our numbers and what do they want to do with our addres or banking details?? Is there anyone who has fallen for this that can tell us what has happend when u sent your details to them??

  • debbie bolton 5 Mar 2012, 06:20 PM

    received an sms from a mrs sandra her cell no is 0715086603 but bear in mind the sms came thru from 27815874260, today 5th march, telling me I won r95,000 in the T MOBILE promotion held in the UK reference no 0166p. We have to buy a r200 telkom voucher and give her The voucher no.she will activate my pin no. I mean WTF.... Where are these. People getting our cell numbers from????

  • sibusiso3 5 Mar 2012, 12:21 PM

    Today I got an sms saying I have win R300.000 for my phn nmber and I must call that person who will verify my payment I dnt believe this crab

  • Charles 20 Feb 2012, 04:57 PM

    I got an sms a couple of hs ago 20/2/2012 . . . It says i have won R780 k frm tmobile. I must now call some dude named Adam. . . Itz obviously a lot of bullsh*t. I google this and am amazed how widespread it is. They should b nailed. Its clear they are amatures.

  • george weideman 12 Feb 2012, 05:20 PM

    on 8feb i received a sms stating ihave won a R175000 and i need to contact ABRHAM CAREL.this i did and was advised to pay R3150 which i did. only to find out this is a scam as they want 11000 more. please can someone advise and help. this man uses the ruse on his email as lawyer.

  • G Beer 10 Feb 2012, 06:07 PM

    I am UK resident on hol in SA and easch year I buy a new sim card for my stay. Incredibly I 'won' R2,000,000.00 T Mobile London Oltmpic promo. Umderstandly I have not bothered to call Mr D Freeman.

  • Antoinette9 7 Feb 2012, 04:24 PM

    I have received a sms on 11/03/2012 from a Mr Williams tel nr 0785138591 that I have won R300 000 from T-Mobile Promotion. I phoned him from another number and he asked me to phone back after 5 minutes as he have to check my ref number. I phoned back and he asked me if I want the money to be paid directly into my account or per checque. I replied per checque and then he said I must forward my full names and address with my phone nr and ref nr. I did not even bother as I realized this is a scam.

  • Stephan4 29 Jan 2012, 01:30 PM

    Are there no POLICE investigating this scam, i see on the date's that this scam is been first reported on 10 March 2011?????? Please reply????

  • Stephan4 29 Jan 2012, 01:10 PM

    1 week back i received the same type of structured sms and i won R90000 in a NOKIA competition, i phoned NOKIA SA and they said its a scam!!! This morning i received another sms that i won R300000 in a T Mobile promo..... I must be very lucky to win 2 competition in a week... I AM RICH......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kevin22 12 Jan 2012, 07:22 AM

    Just received an sms stating: Your sim no has won R300 000 from T-Mobile, promotion, with your ref No: UKSA5 contact Mr Frank Joe, on 0717972644, for claim.

  • Burnett 11 Jan 2012, 05:14 PM

    Just received the same sms saying that ive won almost half a million. I advise everyone to phone your service provider. Ive just phoned vodacom and they said that they will trace the numbers it came from.

  • mohamed6 8 Jan 2012, 08:39 PM

    i received an sms saying my cell no. was was the winning no to win a bmwx6. i called jeff mike 0711803578. he gave me an e mail willfieldtmobile@aol.co.uk. they emailed me from a 011333.. no. said they were in bloem. they want me to fill out a form. what do you think? should i go along.

  • ntsiki2 6 Jan 2012, 05:33 PM

    I also received a message from 076 778 0867 that I had won a T Mobile Promotion for R750,000 nad was to contact Mr Larry Cousin on 079 021 1101. I called him and he had a foreign accent - he asked whether I wanted the cash via bank transfer or by mail. He then asked me to send an email to tm_mobile@consultants.com with either my bank details or address to facilitate the transfer of the cash. I knew it was a scam so I did not give out my details. What bothers me is how these guys get hold of our contact details?

  • Thabang o.t 5 Jan 2012, 05:46 PM

    I received an sms saying my number won 520.000 from t mobile promotion they was a pin number an a name mr harrison with his contacts.i called checking cause i suspected a fraud or conman,he just say i should give him the pin number which i didnt & hang up

  • Andre58 6 Dec 2011, 03:43 PM

    I received a sms congratulating me that my mobile number has won R450,000.00 in the t-mobile promotion held in the UK with ref # TM/2011 call Julliet or Lanceon 0823944961 I phoned lance told me he need to verify me number and ref number he then smsed me stating my details were successful he gave me a registration code (QHK/45,000)but first I must purchase R275.00 and sms voucher pin number for activation. signed regards Lance Chapman. I contacted Vodacom to find out about this and they advised me T-mobile does not have promotions in S.A.

  • Camelia 1 Dec 2011, 08:13 AM

    i have received a sms T-mobile have awarded ur cell no (3000.000) in T-mobile promotion award held in U.K contact Mrs Khumalo or Mr. Ben on 078 147 3288 for ur payment with ref:TM/2011. i think this is a scam please investiget DATE 01 DECEMBER 2011

  • Naomi7 29 Nov 2011, 03:57 PM

    I received an sms: "Your Cellphone No. have won you R300,000.00 on T.Mobile Promo held in UK, your ref no is 6328 call Mr. Michael on 0789273234 for payment." These people must be locked up and removed from society cause theres people who believe them.

  • Brian10 28 Nov 2011, 11:04 AM

    Also received an sms this morning, "your cell no have won R250 000 from T Mobile Promotion Ref BA988SA contact Mr Jonathan, 0788797042 for your cash price from 8am to 5pm." please investigate and arrest these people.

  • jaxter 10 Nov 2011, 06:07 AM

    "hello! your mobile number have won R250 000 from T-Mobile Promotion, with ref number (TM004KP). To claim call MacDavis J on 078 485 3380". Can they at least try and get their tenses right!!

  • Tutu 9 Nov 2011, 02:05 PM

    I received an sms: "Your Cellphone No. have won you R300,000.00 on T.Mobile Promo held in UK, your ref no is 6328 call Mr. Michael on 0789273234 for payment." I called and was told to activate my ref number by buying MTN airtime (but I'm vodacom). After I got the airtime they gave me a payment code and said I'll be called by someone from the UK. Then later they called and told me to deposit about R3000 for bank charges that will cost them when transferring my winnings.

  • Veronica Gillmer 9 Nov 2011, 11:20 AM

    9 November I received the same message as above informing me I won R250 000,00 in the T-Mobile Promotion with ref TM/2011). Call Juliet or Lance on 0724832749. I believe only scams like this fall out of the sky and it looks like all different telephone numbers are being used. Luckily I opened this file before i did anything further.

  • Kaajal 3 Nov 2011, 10:57 AM

    I received an sms: YOUR CELL NO. HAVE WON R250,000 FROM T MOBILE PROMOTION. REF NO:. CALL MR JONATHAN ON 0788797042 for your cash prize from 8am to 5pm. When I called they asked for my ref no and to call in 5 mins as it needs to be verified. When I called after 5 min, they told me in order to have the money transferred to my bank account before 3:30 today(when banks close) I need to buy two R200 telkom vouchers from the pick and pay and sms the pin numbers to them. Cannot believe the audacity!! The man had a chinese accent. Please investigate as I am sure some people have fallen for this scam.

  • Sufyaan 28 Oct 2011, 09:34 AM

    i recieived a sms that i won R700 000 From T-mobile (MR STANLEY)!!!!! 0715660840

  • Chantal18 27 Oct 2011, 08:56 AM

    I received a similar sms today stating "Congratulations!!! Your cellphone number has won R250 000 on Tmobile promotion and that I should phone a claim agent Charles on 0822022178.

  • Nelly3 26 Oct 2011, 12:58 PM

    i received the sms on monday night and i didnt call. is for the second time.

  • karen13 21 Oct 2011, 01:28 PM

    Your mobile No has won R300,000.00 in the T-Mobile Promotion held in the Uk with Ref No(TM/2011)call Juliet 0827552671,teamobileuk@gmail.com I emailed to ask what scam is this! They even replied DAM SICK

  • claude4 19 Oct 2011, 04:26 PM

    received same today. 19 oct. pin no.tsa20. mark harrison. 0789145528. please investigate.

  • Jeanette2 19 Oct 2011, 10:54 AM

    I have received the sms on the 17/10/2011 T-Mobile awarded you cell no: R750.000 Contact Mr Larry Cousin to claim please dail 0790211101 your pin no:TMZA2011.I have phone him and he said that he will sms me when he see that my number has been one of the winning numbers. I have received the sms and I must pay R1750.00. He will sms me again with the banking details.When I got the banking detail of a Mrs Maria Rebecca Skhosana I new the was something wrong. I when on the internet and put Mr Cousin name in, it was a shock to my sistem that he is a fraud. Please people if you get a sms like this dont phone them . When he phoned me today I ask him if it is thru what they say on the internet and he put the phone down in my ear.

  • Seome 17 Oct 2011, 04:05 PM

    I've received the sms on 17/10/2011: "HELLO!!YOUR MOBILE NUMBER HAVE WON R225,000 FROM T-MOBILE PROMOTION, WITH REF NUMBER [TM004KP]. TO CLAIM, CALL MACDAVIS J. ON 0784853380

  • Charmaine16 14 Oct 2011, 02:25 PM

    I got the sms " Congratulation!! Your cell no has won R245.000 in the T-MOBILE PROMOTION. Ref no :TM011. to Activate your Ref No & for claim. Contact Mr Bright on:0789135539" They not even picking up the phone now....why cant they rather put all their energy to good use and make South Africa a better place!!! Now they want to steel from others....Bunch of crap!!!

  • Magdeline 13 Oct 2011, 12:34 PM

    Are this people for real or is there any harm they've done to the person who was desparate enough to go and collect their money. or gave their banking details. i also receive that sms and when i call they've ask me to call after 10 min as they'll have to verify my details and later they wanted to know where they can deliver my cheque. This is wrong and this people need to be caught and fined.

  • vuyisile 4 Oct 2011, 06:55 AM

    sms sent on 03-10-2011" your mobile number have won R175 000 from t-mobile promotion, with ref no TM004KP. to claim call mr rodrick on 0784853380, i called and quoted the ref number, he asked for my contact number and said he was going to verify my details and i should call after 5minutes-so i did, he confirmed that i ahve one and should give my banking details for payment, i told him that i would rather have them give me a cheque and asked for their address @ this point he got so annoyed and asked me if i want my prize money or not as i was asking him a whole lot of questions.. can these people be traced?? as this is the third sms i got this year.

  • Deborah Hall 26 Sep 2011, 09:42 AM

    I received an SMS "Congratulation!! ur Cellphne no. has won R250.000 on TMOBILE promotion. ur ref No is 0166p. to Activate ur Ref No. call ur Claim Agent Mrs Baloyi 0839874756. 8am-5pm" Please confirm that this is a scam. They asked for my bank account details and say that I must buy Vodacom airtime for R110 to activage my "ticket".

  • Username1441 22 Sep 2011, 09:28 AM

    Received a sms Concratulations Ur Mobile No Has won you R350 000 in 2011 T mobile Lottery Promo UK , Pin No TM95 . Contact MR Marcos for more info 0767182424 Is this a scam

  • Lynette Gerber 13 Sep 2011, 04:48 PM

    My son received an sms for the T Mobile Promo cell no: 0839400334, my son phoned the cell no spoke to the guy who said his name was Botha he gave his ID No: 8008081138086, my son was told to deposit R2800-00 into a certain bank account (by now he wasn't listening, he knew it was fraud)for insurance & transfer fees. Seeing as the Government OK'd RICA for tracing criminals via their cell phones, can't these people be caught or are they too advanced for our Police Force?

  • Unknown 9 Sep 2011, 03:31 PM

    I also recievd an sms from edward brooks saying that my number has won R250,000 I called and he cudnt even speak properly he reaks fraudster,askd me if I want to be paid via bank acc or check so he gave me a fan number n sed I shud fax my details to a mrs lawson. I didn't . Thank god my husband googled da ref numb n found were not the only ones. This needs to stop! How are these ppl gettn our numbers?

  • Louise22 9 Sep 2011, 11:57 AM

    I received an email saying that I have won R950 000.00 they will send me an cerfificate to validate my winnings and I have to pay in R1500.00 and contact Mr John Mark on 0717491405 the winnings came from Moble Promo with a reference no:

  • Diana8 29 Aug 2011, 09:08 AM

    I received a message this morning advising that I won R300,000 in the UK T-mobile promotion. I called the contact Mrs Khumalo from my work phone this morning and she advised that the UK bank will either pay to me bank account or via cheque but i needed to purchase R200.00 telkom prepair voucher and send her the voucher pin and my address as well as my reference number so that she can activate it on the system. She will then notify the UK bank to pay me via cheque. WOT a ridiculous story.

  • nomvuyo 25 Aug 2011, 10:06 AM

    I received an sms saying my number has won R950 000 in UK TMObILE promo with ticket number 201415 contact Jeff Morris to claim on 073 816 8515 or email jffmorrisjff@live.com.I know this is a scam because I have been getting a lot of these sms every year,please do something about these criminals because other people might believe them.

  • marlene15 24 Aug 2011, 08:36 PM

    I recieved the same msg as Riyaard frm Edward Brookes, is it a scam or not

  • Lynette8 18 Aug 2011, 11:42 AM

    Congratulation You are a lucky beneficiary of R250 000 in T MOBILE promotion. Call mark on 083 893 0793. with ref no ZA 25 UK. for your claim. form 8 to 4oclock. The sms was received form 079 745 5389 I phoned form a different number, but he asked form my cell number. I replied my cell phone number and he said he will phone me back. He never did. And no further details was exchanged. I do cell phone banking. Will he be able to access my account or any cell phone transaction that I make?

  • Riyaard 16 Aug 2011, 11:12 AM


  • shuping 12 Aug 2011, 12:45 PM

    0763812455 call D.Freeman nail them please he saig he's capetown..

  • Cois 5 Aug 2011, 10:48 AM

    Cograts!Your Phone No.Won R 520000 in UK.T Mobile Promo.Pin No :TSA20,call Mr Mark Harrison.Tel 071 7635 769 E mail : markharrison2011@live.com Received on 27/07/2011 Investigate and nail these fraudsters

  • Yolanda11 4 Aug 2011, 03:57 PM

    You won with T Mobile. contact MARK HARRISON email markharrison2011@live.com Please investigate and get these fraudsters

  • Sarah20 2 Aug 2011, 12:26 PM

    I received an sms saying "Your Cell Phone No has won R300000.00 From T Mobile Promo Held in UK Your Ref-0116N to CLaim Call Mr. Harrison 0768143631 for Payment. Please investigate and let me know what is going to be done about this.

  • Josephine 2 Aug 2011, 10:03 AM

    I received the sms on 01/ 08/ 2011 saying CONGRATULATION!!T-Mobile has won your cellphone R500.000 in 2011 UK Global PROMOTION.Ref no.0110. For claim call Mr. Martin Hayes. 0712599735

  • Tracey10 26 Apr 2011, 10:30 AM

    I received the same sms on 22/04/2011. This time the ref is TM2011. Call Mr Jeff Matt on 0782946549 for your cash prize. I have not bothered to call. Can't the cellphone be traced to catch these obvious fraudsters who prey on people who are struggling? What about RICA?

  • Dewald Olivier 5 Apr 2011, 12:03 PM

    I received the same type of sms:"Congratulations!Your cell numberhas won R150,000 in the T-mobilePromotion! Ref E019. Contact sharon the claim agent on 0835585770 to redeem your cash prize!" I phoned the lady but she ask to phone back in 5 minutes as she is busy. She confirmed that she is from T-mobile. This smells like a scam??

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