P.F.I awards in London U.K. / SMS
Hi all I also live in Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa and got the following SMS.
Time: 19 April 2010 0:47
Congratulations! You have won the sum of R980, 000. Your number was among the lucky winners randomly selected in P.F.I AWARD held in London UK. With REF:CONT30K call ''Robert Mandelson''@ [protected] btw 8.30am-5.30pm S.A time to register and cover your winning.Warning! secure your winning informations from any third party adhering it, nor allowing them to see your reference number for security reasons, to avoid any fraudulent ''ACT'' or ''ABUSE'' of the right of this PROMO and claiming your sum. terms and Conditions apply.
This was the 1st SMS so I phoned this Robert and he in a professional way told me to phone back in 5 mins so he could verify my ref no. Which this I did. The funny thing is that I didn't participate in any competition in London. He then said that I had two choices to collect my winnings either go to London or have it couriered to me. I told him to courier it. He then needed a copy of my ID, deliver address and cell no so that he could notify PFI AWARD. Later that day I received this SMS.
Time: 19 April 2010 21:15
Your winning cheque for R980, 000.00 has been issued on your name and ready for delivery.Contact Robert Mandelson for courier arrangements.
When I phoned the second time I was told to pay £250.00 to have it couriered. When I asked why I have to pay this when I have won the money he just kept on telling it's to courier it. He even suggest that I loan the money to do this.
SO I JUST WANT TO WARN EVERYONE THAT THIS IS DEFINATELY A HUGH SCAM.
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