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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

Report ID: 9546
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Suburb: De Tijger
Address: not applicable
Crime Date/Time: 17 Jul 2015, 00:07 AM
Reported By: Username9546
Reported Date: 17 Jul 2015, 15:07 PM
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  • Doubleohseven 20 Oct 2015, 01:55 PM

    Just got 2 calls from the same number. First call checked what language I am. Second call was a market survey. Company identified itself as "Narrow Cast Opinion" research agency. No results on Google for that but it was a 23 minute call on my cell number so doubt they are just doing it for fun. No private information requested just questions around the current political perceptions in SA. I think its genuine.

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