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Nokia Promotion / money won on sms scam?

1 Singapore Review updated:

I received similar sms and here it says : congratulations! Your mobile no. Has won the sum 125, 000.00 pound gbp on this year nokia promo. For claims call +[protected] & email : nokiapay. Dept@live.com

I replied the email given asking for the credibility of the promotion and have yet to hear from them.

I have a feeling this is all a scam. After reading so many similar complaints over the same incident, I am certain this is not for real!! How much can they afford to give out to so many people???

Connie

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  • Ha
      18th of Jun, 2008
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    I strongly believe that it is a scam.I received the same message today (June 18, 2008) this is what the sms contains

    FROM: NOKIA

    "CONGRATUALATIONS..Your mobile number has won the sum of250, 00.00 Pounds on the year NOKIA PROMO. For claim CALL +2348032764530. Or Email; us at nokianig@live.com

    What i did is i checked on the NOKIA.COM site first and browse it they have that kind of promotion which i really doubt. Since i never found any of that promo
    (which they told me i won)i decided to find out thru the country code on which country the message came from. It is from NIGERIA. I didn't bother to call since my husband receive a message thru e-mail few months ago saying that he won a Car from the same country. One funny thing I AM NOT USING A NOKIA PHONE at the moment.

    Hope it helps!

  • Au
      4th of Jul, 2008
    0 Votes

    ### off ... this is nothing i got same massage from them that says same amount of money . but that not able to pay that amount of money .thanx .this people ### your self

  • Ho
      16th of Sep, 2008
    0 Votes

    oh my gad. when i woke up this morning(16 th september 2008) i got a message. it says

    FROM; NOKIA

    'CONGRADULATIONS ..your mobile number has won the sum of OF 250, 000.00 pound. GBP in this year NOKIA PROMOTION for claims CALL +2348032764530 or email us; nokianig@live.com

    after i read that message i cant use my cell phone. all the time when i make a call it shuts down ... that message contains virus...

    i mediately i chekked the country code that was from nijeria. than i called that number... a boy answered said the same thing what the message contains than i cheked the nokia website but there is no promotion under this name. the most funny thing is that in my life i hav'nt buy a nokia cell phone yet. allways im using sonny ericsson. what the hell is this... a ### people from nijeria

    WAKE UP EVERY BODY, , , , , , , , , '' WAKE AND AWAKE''

  • Th
      24th of Oct, 2008
    0 Votes

    I got s.m.s to my mobile, says "CONGRADULATION!! your mobile number has won the sum of 250000.00GBP on this year NOKIA PROMO. For claims call +2348032764530. Or Emailus: nokianig@live.com

  • He
      7th of Nov, 2008
    0 Votes

    i have got a massage from nokia promotion complaints that i've won a sum of money of 250.000.00GBP. i'm from suriname and my name is henna tanoeleksono.

  • Mu
      13th of Nov, 2008
    0 Votes

    0509816874
    what abuat for this massege nokia uk

  • Os
      22nd of Nov, 2008
    0 Votes

    Yes I did get the same message, i called the unmber up, i know i was wasting time and money. but i was curious. the voice of the person was nigerian accent. and i asked him do u have a website containging info about this, he said no only email! It is so obvious that if it is a legit email it would have nokia.net or something tells that it is coming from Nokia. not just a merely yahoo e-mail. so i replied back to him with a message (you don't wana know the contents). thought i would share this with you guys.

    Peace.

  • An
      28th of Nov, 2008
    0 Votes

    Hi,
    the first thing i thought - this can never be real because i never gave my phone nr when buying the phone
    i am from suriname - so this mobile spam scam is reaching every where...

    it must be stopped.

  • Ro
      4th of Jan, 2009
    0 Votes

    ofcourse its a scam. firstly the phone number is Nigerian +234
    secondly a big company such as nokia would not be using a free email servie like hotmail or yahoo. they would have their own server. for example would be whatever@nokia.com.

  • Me
      19th of Feb, 2009
    0 Votes

    my brother got the same message that he won 250, 000 pounds. so he called and a man spoke English with him (by the way we're speaking dutch). my brother was so anxious. since he's not aware of all scams on the internet and else were i told him it might be a scam. thank you guys for this info.

  • Ka
      22nd of Feb, 2009
    0 Votes

    I recieved one message about also same with those people situation. I hope that it will be true or real. I am writing from mongolia. if it is real please contact us by this address babu_1023@yahoo.com

    best recards.

  • Ik
      26th of Feb, 2009
    0 Votes

    i received the same message in my nokia here in Kingdom of Tonga, it says CONGRADULATION! you have won 150, 000 pounds and to claim that amount i have to call +447024010266 or email to nokiaofficeinc@yahoo.com . i browse for this promotion and end up on this forum. thankx guys for this information. Can Nokia do something to stop this scam because it kills them.

  • Pi
      27th of Mar, 2009
    0 Votes

    This is really a scam. I received a similar txt all the way in the Caribbean...saying that my number has won me £250, 000...I did ring although I had a strong feeling it was a scam...the man who answered try putting on a british accent...I have loads of family in the UK so I know what a true Brit sound like...he said that I should email my full name and Destination and that instruction on how to claim would follow...It's 1 BIG LIE...It should be stopped and what the hell is he doing with the details sent to him in the emails.

  • As
      4th of May, 2009
    0 Votes

    same message i have also received stating that i have won 250000 pound in the nokia uk promotion but i believe this is a forge because it would be a surprise to see with such a small mobile company giving a promotion of that much amount.as people came to now that this is a forge so why dnt they doing anything about it.

  • Ye
      15th of May, 2009
    0 Votes

    Me too received the same message and i think that the Nokia company should have already taken an action against these messages because they are using their name. it will defame the company i think... Please Take some action.. Yelven@live.com

  • Ad
      24th of May, 2009
    0 Votes

    Got same sms(txt) today 24 May 2009 saying CONGRATULATION! your phone number has won 250, 000EURO in ongoing NOKIA New Years promo, ring this number +34 or email but deleted message after reading what you guys said in case it contained a virus. Thought it was a scam when I got it cause I am not using a NOKIA PHONE at the moment. SO GLAD I FOUND THIS WEB PAGE, seems like it has been going on for a while. Surprised that NOKIA PHONE COMPANY hasn't done anything about it cause it is really bad news for their name and I like their phones, they are user friendly and easy to understand and operate. A BIG THANKS TO YOU ALL AND I HOPE NO-ONE ELSE GETS SCAMED BY THESE LOW LIFES

  • Pn
      28th of Aug, 2009
    0 Votes

    Yes alot of Papua New Guineans have been the victim of that so called Nigerian Scam (Nokia UK Promotion), For example one of the Nursing officer from Kerovagi District, Simbu Province, PNG and also a Chatolic Prist From Chimbu, PNG have paid thousands of Kina to claim their nokia promotion wining price and since then they did not claim any price and untill today they are still waiting to claime it. They are the victim of that scam.

    Please can Nokia Company treck this scam down or else do something warn all Nokia Mobile Phone user around the globe to be aware of this scam, otherwise every one might be the victim.

    Thanks
    Ambane M
    PNG

  • Ra
      12th of Sep, 2009
    0 Votes

    from(NOKIA ONLINE) EMAIL PROMO
    reply-tojames.allen009@btinternet.com

    to
    dateFri, Sep 11, 2009 at 8:30 PM
    subjectNOKIA PROMO AWARD 2009

    hide details 8:30 PM (14 hours ago)


    NOKIA PROMO AWARD 2009

    This is to inform you that have been selected for a Cash prize of 650, 000.00.(Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand Great British Pounds).The selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection system(ess) from a database of over 230, 000 email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world.This Nokia Email Promotion The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR.

    To begin the processing of your prize you are to contact your claims officer through our accredited Prize Transfer agents as stated
    below:

    Mr.James Allen
    Email: james.allen009@btinternet.com

    You are also advised to provide him with the under listed information as
    soon as possible:'

    CLAIMS REQURIEMENTS:
    1.Name in full :
    2.Address :
    3.Nationality :
    4.Age :
    5.Sex :
    6.Occupation:
    7.Phone/Fax:
    8.Present Country:

    If you do not contact your claims agent within 7 working days of this
    notification, your winnings would be revoked. Winners are advised
    to keep their winning details/information from the public to avoid
    fraudulent claim (IMPORTANT) pending the transfer/claim by Winner.
    Congratulations once again!

    Regards
    Mary Walls
    Promotion Manager


    Mail Receiver :
    Rakesh Verma

  • Sh
      28th of Oct, 2009
    0 Votes

    I have received sms on my mobile today 28/10/2009 from +27767188417 -which reads "Congratulations your number is among winners in our NOKIA YEARLY PROMO" You have been awarded cash prize of R75000.00 Ticket No.NP46. Please call 071 973 5787. BUT - no reply, when you call this number, BUT - auto message comes up, YOUR MESSAGE WILL BE SENT, then comes up 07860 and fone goes off.

    JUST WONNA CONFIRM - IS THERE A NOKIA PROMOTION OF THIS SORT IN OPERATION @ THIS STAGE & IS IT LEGAL

    Thank You

    SM Goodwin sharon@tegwen.co.za
    KZN SOUTH AFRICA

  • Mo
      4th of Nov, 2009
    0 Votes

    i have rcived email from u.inclouding congr...ur mobil namber have won sum of 100000000 pounds in the uk nokia promo .i need to know what i have do to get it

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