A middle-aged sounding lady phoned and explained she was conducting a Survey on behalf of a "private company" for all South African citizens and advised that it won't cost anything, then asked if I would like to participate.
I asked where they got my number, and she said as it was a private company, where they got my number is confidential.
I asked them to remove my contact number but as I was saying that, she hung up on me.
I believe they are using questions, social engineering and phishing to extract ID numbers and other personal information (eg. e-mail addresses, passwords, bank details, etc.) from unsuspecting individuals.
The phone number was: 0870230117 / +27870230117
|Crime Date/Time:||17 Jul 2015, 00:07 AM|
|Reported Date:||17 Jul 2015, 15:07 PM|