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Orange Telecom / Phone fraud

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I received a sms from a number telling me my mobile number has been confirmed as a winner of March 2009 Orange Telecoms Gmail Mobile draw of GB532 450.00 and that I should send an email to thomasteves@gmail.com to claim.
I did it and received a email from him asking information like my name etc.
He send me another email that I should send to Nationwide Bank and they would keep the money in a temporary bank for me.

Dont get your hopes up. Its al a scam.
My husband called the guy from Orange and the guy from the bank and guess what, its the same guy.
So dont fool yourself with something like this.

Em
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  • Sa
      18th of Mar, 2009
    0 Votes

    I have just received the same sms informing me that my mobile number has been confirmed as a winner in the 2009 Orange Live Gmail Mobile Draw. To claim email thomasteves24@gmail com. I have emailed him and is still awaiting his reply. Thanks to the comment of E. Marais I will not be pursuing the matter further. I suggest that they bring the matter to the attention of Gmail as their name is being used in the scam.

    Concerned cellphone user

  • Jo
      19th of Mar, 2009
    0 Votes

    Dear Sir Madam,


    This is to inform you that you have won a prize

    money of Five Hundred and Thirty two Thousand

    Four

    Fifty Great Britain Pounds(GBP 532, 450.00) for

    the 2009 International E-mail Draw which is

    Organized

    by ORANGE Telecoms Inc.

    ORANGE Telecoms collects all the email

    addresses of the people that are active online,

    among the millions

    that subscribed to Yahoo, Aol, Walla, Gmail,

    Russian Mail and Hotmail and few from other e-

    mail

    providers. Six people are selected yearly to

    benefit from this promotion and you are one of

    the

    Selected Winners.

    PAYMENT OF PRIZE AND CLAIM

    Winners shall be paid in accordance with

    his/her Settlement Center. ORANGE Telecoms

    Inc.must be

    claimed not later than 15 days from date of

    Draw Notification. Any Prize not claimed within

    this period

    will be forfeited.

    Stated below is your identification number:

    REFERENCE NUMBER: OCS-081511?

    This numbers fall within the England Location

    file, you are requested to contact our

    fiduciary agent in

    London [Dr.Steve Thomas] with the details below

    and send your winning identification numbers to

    him;

    E-Mail: orangetodays@gmail.com
    Tel: +44-702-407-6675
    +44-702-304-1798

    He shall immediately commence the process that

    will facilitate the release of your fund to

    you.

    Congratulations!! once again.

    Yours in service,
    Dr.Steve Thomas
    [Publicity Secretary]

    THIS IS A BIG SCAM...

  • Sh
      23rd of Mar, 2009
    0 Votes

    i rec. a massage on my mobile

  • Ta
      28th of Mar, 2009
    +1 Votes

    all cheaters & fraud specialist employed in this sms business.

  • Be
      30th of Mar, 2009
    0 Votes

    i received one too last march 19, 2009... i searched immediately on the net and saw this site... i knew it!!! its a scam...

  • Ji
      28th of Jun, 2009
    0 Votes

    i got a msg to my no. on 27 may 2009 saying tat i won an award of 3 million USD. it was from a person named Mark Philip. they said tat this amount was deposited temporarily in Natwest Bank in Manchester. then for this i was asked to get a Fund release certificate from finance authority in london. i want to know whether this is fraud or for real. pleases mail regarding this to jimat89@gmail.com.

  • Aa
      1st of Jul, 2009
    0 Votes

    i have received msg from " claimsorange "but till now we have not received any response. i want to know whether this fraud or for real.. ?
    Mail me regarding this to flickerStar.mohit@gmail.com ...

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