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I Phone Number draw in UK / I have received an SMS on the 19/08/2008

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I have received an SMS saying: - Congrats your phone No. has won 550, 000 pounds in the on going int, I phone Number draw in UK.To claim call +[protected] / E-mail claim@live.com

The number that the SMS was send from is +[protected]

I have tried to phone the number but never got an answer it was just ringing - I have send various E-mails but with no reply.

All I want to know is the for real and if it is what more must I do to contact them??

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  • Mi
      7th of Oct, 2008
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    i received an sms today (7/10/2008) stating that i won 532, 450GBP in a int tel no lotto - send from 0832287222 - no answer and a email adress orangedraw@live.com and uk no 447035906181 also dont answer back

    can the police investigate this numbers and email adresses

  • Dy
      13th of Oct, 2008
    0 Votes

    I recieved an sms on 7/10/2008 @ 11:49am stating that i had won 532, 450GBP in the INT'L phone numbers draw in the UK. i sent them an e-mail on orangedraw@live.com and got a response from them asking me for my personal details but nothing about banking details so i will wait and see what happens!

  • As
      25th of Nov, 2008
    0 Votes

    im asharaf

  • Na
      26th of Nov, 2008
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    pounds in the on going int, I phone Number draw in UK.To claim call +447035906181 / E-mail claim@live.com

    The number that the SMS was send from is +278200484227499

    I have tried to phone the number but never got an answer it was just ringing - I have send various E-mails but with no reply.

    All I want to know is the for real and if it is what more must I do to contact them??

  • Na
      26th of Nov, 2008
    0 Votes

    Posted: 2008-11-24[send email]
    I have received an SMS on the 24/11/2008

    Complaint Rating:
    I have received an SMS saying: - Congrats your phone No. has won 550, 450 pounds in the on going int, I phone Number draw in UK.To claim call +447035906181 / E-mail orangedraw@live.com

    The number that the SMS was send from is 00249912184796

    I have tried to phone the number but never got an answer it was just ringing - I have send various E-mails but with no reply.

    All I want to know is the for real and if it is what more must I do to contact them??

  • St
      4th of Dec, 2008
    0 Votes

    I have received an SMS on the 30/11/2008
    I have received an SMS saying: - Congrats your phone No. has won 500, 000 pounds in the on going int'L phone Number draw in UK.To claim call +44705763898 / E-mail: 2008claim@live.com

    ofter that i have contacted them at 2008claim@live.com to conform it, then i got a reply that...

    Dear Winner,

    We acknowledge the receipt of your mail concerning the winning notification as earlier sent to you from the Awards Department. The 2008 Award of the O2 Telecoms is no doubt, a momentous achievement in the chequered history of this Organization.

    On behalf of the entire staff of the Organization, I wish to congratulate the Director and other non-Governmental organizations who have in no little way contributed immensely towards the success of this draw as well as taking concrete steps towards it's actualization. All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web through computer draw system and phone numbers were extracted from over 170, 287 companies and 454, 980, 476 Websites. This promotion is part of the financial empowerment programme of O2 telecoms in it's struggle to alleviate poverty.

    While basking in the euphoria of this achievement, I wish to seize this opportunity to acquaint you with guidelines as you must follow in order to complete your claims. On our part, we have a mandate to see you through. We will work assiduously to realize this mandate as we respect your views, opinions and most importantly preserve your dignity and confidentiality. We would also like you to use the fund that you shall be getting in the field that will benefit the less privileged people around you.

    Please, Kindly provide us with the following information for the preparation of your certificate of award which is one of the required proof of claim;

    Full name...
    Address...
    Age...
    Sex...
    Nationality...
    Home Telephone #...
    Office Telephone #...
    Mobile Telephone #...
    Fax #...
    E-mail address...
    Marital Status...
    Occupation...

    Once again, We congratulate you for this landmark achievement and implore you with the responsibility of ensuring successful in your claims.

    We will get back to you with further proceedings on receipt of your mail.

    Kind Regards,
    Dr. Mathew Ralph
    (Claims Department).

    ofter giving the details i got 2nd mail that...

    Dear STANLEY VAJRALA,

    After due confirmation of your mobile number +91xxxxxxx. You won £500, 000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand Pounds Sterling) only organized by Claims Department of O2 Telecommunication Promotions. Sequence to the prize won by you on the above mentioned mobile number, payment has been approved, and we shall proceed immediately and process your payment once we identify you.

    You are therefore advised to identify yourself by sending a scan copy of your valid ID either your driver's license or international passport or any valid ID from your place of work. We have to identify whom payment will be made to. Upon the receipt of your personal identification, payment will commerce immediately and all the necessary documents will be sent to you.

    Payment will commence by SWIFT TT (Telegraphic transfer), into your designated bank account or by certified cashier's cheque immediately we identify you. You are advised to notify us the method for which you will receive your prize payment. Following this development, you are to send your bank name and address, including your account, beneficiary and Swift Code.

    In case if you want to receive your prize money by bank to bank transfer, kindly state your bank name and address, Swift code, your account number and the beneficiary of the account.

    Furthermore, should there be any change of your address, do inform us as soon as possible.

    Congratulations once again!!!

    Kind Regards,
    Dr. Mathew Ralph
    (Claims Department).

    and the third time ofter giving the details as they asked they replied me that...

    Dear Naveen vajrala,

    Information reaching us from our paying bank is that your prize has been transferred into your account with this figure (£500, 000.00) . Before your prize money will be transferred into your bank account.Your are required to pay for the cost of transfer fees which is Four Hundred Sixty Pounds (£460.00) only which is equivalent to INR40, 000.00.

    They said that the cost of transfer fees could have been deducted from your prize money but the instruction on your prize stated DO NOT FRAGMENT FUND that is to say that your prize was EN-GROSSLY BOUNDED that is why they cannot deduct one cent from your prize money until you receive the total amount won by you £500, 000.00.

    Moreover, you are not sending the cost of transfer fee to us; rather you are sending it direct to the paying bank’s payable account officer in India.

    BANK DETAILS:

    BANK NAME: - HDFC BANK
    BANK BRANCH: - NEW DELHI
    ACCOUNT NAME: SACHIN KUMAR,
    ACCOUNT NO.: - 000002925886

    Note: Immediately you make the payment for cost of transfer fee, send the deposit slip to us, through email attachment or by fax. Upon receipt of the payment information for cost of transfer fee from you, I will proceed to our paying bank for the payment to enable them reflect your prize money (£500, 000.00) into your account within 48 hours.

    Once more the staffs of O2 Telecoms are saying congratulation for being one of the biggest winners in this season. Your certificate of award is attached.

    Kind Regards,
    Dr. Mathew Ralph
    (Claims Department).

    AND NOW I WENT TO THE HDFC BANK TO ENQIRE ABOUT ACCOUNT HOLDER AND THE ACCOUNT NUMBER...
    BANK NAME: - HDFC BANK
    BANK BRANCH: - NEW DELHI
    ACCOUNT NAME: SACHIN KUMAR,
    ACCOUNT NO.: - 000002925886
    ...HDFC BANK PEOPLE TOLD ME HTAT IT IS A WRONG ACCOUNT NUMBER AND TAKE CARE ABOUT THAT PEOPLE.

    stanley_vmhy@yahoo.com

  • St
      4th of Dec, 2008
    0 Votes

    i forgot to say..for every bottom of the message they are sending that...

    WARNING!

    Do not tell people about your Prize Award until your money is successfully handed over to you to avoid disqualification that may arise from double claim.

    You may also receive similar e-mails from people portraying to be other Organizations or O2 telecom. This is solely to collect your personal information from you and lay claim over your winning. In event that you receive any e-mail similar to the notification letter that was sent to you, Kindly delete it from your mail box and give no further correspondencstanley_vmhy@yahoo.come to such person or body.

    and every top of the message they are sending a logo that...

    To:
    stanley_vmhy@yahoo.co.in
    O2 logoTELECOMMUNICATIONS.
    Claims Department - O2 Promotions
    260 Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire SL14DX - United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 (0) 7045763898 Fax: +44 700 5804889.

    i need suggestions from all of you..plz...contact@
    stanley_vmhy@yahoo.com

  • St
      5th of Dec, 2008
    0 Votes

    Your have been choosen to join alqaeda send money 2 ANDREY KONONENKO 10774 W. 54TH LANE
    ARVADA, CO 80002 United States Email:ankolu@msn.com Call:447035906181

  • Am
      16th of Jan, 2009
    0 Votes

    I have received an SMS on the 16/01/2009
    I have received an SMS saying: - Congrats your phone Number has won 500, 000 pounds in the on going int'L phone Number draw in UK.To claim call +447035959527 or E-mail: claimit@live.com
    what i will do to get the claim

  • Na
      20th of Jan, 2009
    0 Votes

    I have recieved a SMS on 18/1/2009
    I Hve recieved SMS saying: congrats your phone number
    has won 500, 000 pounds in the on going Int'L phone number draw in UK. to claim call+447035959527 or e-mail:claimit@live.com
    what can i do to get the claim

  • Vi
      23rd of Jan, 2009
    0 Votes

    vikas kumar

  • Vi
      23rd of Jan, 2009
    0 Votes

    vikash kumar

  • Vi
      25th of Jan, 2009
    0 Votes

    so mr.stanley...have u really received that amt.

  • Su
      28th of Jan, 2009
    0 Votes

    hi,
    I am suverna barshikar
    i have recived a sms that "congrast! your phone nuber has won ??
    500, 000 pounds in the on going int'lphone nuber draw in uk.to claim call tel+447035959527 or Email:claimit@live.com
    i have tryed to contact them but they did not responded or answere my call

    now what should i do???????????????

  • At
      17th of Feb, 2009
    0 Votes

    I have got a SMS on my mobile that your mobile No has won GBP 500, 000 in the 2009 02 INT'L mobile Draw to claim call +447045764729 or E-mail, your Name/phone No To 2008claim@live.com

  • Ma
      26th of Feb, 2009
    0 Votes

    even i got the similar msg's to my fro o2 telecoms saying that u had won a GBP500, 000 pounds...
    i called to the number which is given by them in the SMS...
    i gave my information which is asked by him n i got a rply mail also...
    n then they asked for my account numb to transfer...
    i gave it to them..after i din get any rply from them...
    anything going to be wrong...?
    i think some fraud is going behind me...
    it is scam...

    now what i should do if they will do anything with my account number...

    please can any one help me in this...

    my email id is manikanth1111@gmail.com

  • Bh
      1st of Mar, 2009
    0 Votes

    on 1st March 2009 I ve recived a similar SMS as Stanley and I thank him/her for the detaled information provided, but like to know ...???? what has happened after that.



    Shyamal Roy
    Nagaon, ASSAM
    contact no : 9435065679

  • Ba
      8th of Mar, 2009
    0 Votes

    Dear sir
    I have also received an sms on my mobile

    Congrats! your phone number has won you 500, 000 Pounds in the ongoing Int'L phone number draw in UK. To claim, call +447045764729 or Email: claimfile02@live.com"
    I claim at that mail with my ID.

    THEN A MAIL IS SENDING AT MY E-MAIL

    TELECOMMUNICATIONS LIMITED.Claims Department - O2 Promotions
    260 Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire SL1 4DX - United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 (0) 704 5764729 Fax: +44 700 5804889


    Dear Winner,

    We received your e-mail regarding the winning notification sent to you earlier by our Awards Department. Please note, the 2009 Award of the O2 Telecoms is no doubt, rather a momentous achievement in the chequered history of this Organization. All participants were selected randomly from World Wide Web through computer draw system. Phone numbers were extracted from over 170, 287 Companies and 454, 980, 476 Web-sites. This promotion is part of financial empowerment program of O2 telecoms in it's struggle to alleviate poverty in the Global-world.

    After due confirmation of your mobile number: which subsequently won you Five Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds (£500, 000.00 GBP) only, organized by O2 Telecommunications company, your prize claim has been approved and processing of payment will commence by our remitting department upon identification of whom payment is made to.

    You are therefore advised to identify yourself by sending a scan copy of your valid ID either your driver's license or international passport or any valid ID from your place of work. We have to identify whom payment will be made to. Upon the receipt of your personal identification, payment will commerce immediately and all the necessary documents will be sent to you.

    Note, payment can be made to you - either via certified cashier's cheque or bank swift telegraphic transfer. You have been advised to inform us with *full details, method of payment you want to receive your won prize-money; as payment by certified cashier's cheque requires your *full current residing address for accurate delivery, while payment by swift telegraphic transfer requires your *full banking details for successful bank transfer.

    Furthermore, should there be any change of your address, do inform us as soon as possible.

    Congratulations once again!!!

    Kind Regards,
    Dr. Mathew Ralph
    (Claims Department)

    WARNING!

    Do not tell people about your Prize Award until your money is successfully handed over to you to avoid disqualification that may arise from double claim.

    You may also receive similar e-mails from people portraying to be other Organizations or O2 telecoms. This is solely to collect your personal information from you and lay claim over your winning. In event that you receive any e-mail similar to the notification letter that was sent to you, Kindly delete it from your mail box and give no further correspondence to such person or body.

    I think it is a frud


    BANKA SAMURAI
    IMPHAL INDIA

  • Du
      24th of Mar, 2009
    0 Votes

    Dont be fooled - no one is going to give you ever 500 000 pounds or even 1 pound for doing absolutely nothing in a different country!
    its Fraud dont reply or ever send your details. also check to see whether any accounts have been opened in your name as this is how they operate. Check with you local credit bureau to see if any new accounts have been registered against your name. If you have provided all your personal details they can open credit accounts in your name.

  • Pr
      28th of Mar, 2009
    0 Votes

    THIS IS THE REPLY MAIL I GOT FROM O2.I LIKE TO SHARE THIS BELOW MAIL.
    "Good Morning Prabhu

    Thanks for emailing us about the email you received.

    Prabhu, I'm sorry but we're not running any contest where we're offering a winning prize of £500, 000.00.

    I'd suggest you to please ignore the email you've received.

    I'm sorry if this isn't the answer you're looking for. However, I'm unable further help you with this matter.

    Thanks for taking time to email us and have a nice day. "

    SO DONT BELIVE in such SMS

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