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I received the following SMS: Congratulation!! Your no. Was amount the lucky winners on the NOKIA YEARLY PROMOTION. You won, R95, 000 Call Miss Pindile Ndlovu for your cash prize.

When i phoned the person asked how i would like to receive my money, but they need my ID no to make the payment, I would not give my ID details, and was told if i dont want my prize there are lost of people wanting the prize and i must stop wasting there time.

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  • Lo
    Lolotjie Oct 26, 2009

    Hi there.

    What can happen if you gave your ID num to them?

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  • Sa
    San1ty Nov 02, 2009

    I have recieved the same sms... mmm what to do

    -1 Votes
  • Il
    Ilse Maree Dec 03, 2009

    I have also received the same SMS saying that I have won R95000 and must buy R350 worth of MTN airtime from Checkers or Pep Stores in order to activate my ticket. Thereafter I must SMS my details to Mr Paul Benson's cell phone [protected] for the information to be given through to their payment department. I also had two options of how I want to receive my payment.

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  • Bu
    Bukelwa Dec 07, 2009

    My father have received the same SMS saying that he have won R95000 and he must buy R180 worth of MTN airtime from garage, Checkers or Pep Stores in order to activate his ticket. Thereafter he must SMS his details to Mr Paul Benson's cell phone [protected] for the information to be given through to their payment department. he also had two options of how he wanted to receive his payment.

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  • An
    Anne-lize Dec 15, 2009

    I have also received this sms. I have paid the registration and administration fee of R360 MTN airtime. They said my money will be transferred on Monday, 14/12/2009. They contacted me yesterday, Monday, to say that I must pay an amount of R4000 insurance before the money will be paid over. Luckily I have not done this yet. I send them and sms requesting documentation and received an e-mail with an award winning certificate as well as an insurance certificate. This all looks very real. I have not paid the said R4000 insurance money and requested them via return e-mail this morning to send me contact details of their insurance company as well as the company head office. I have contacted Nokia SA yesterday and they said that they do not have any such promotions at the moment.

    Please can someone advise me some more about this and if possible where can I find out about the authenticity of the documents send to me?

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  • Ta
    Taryn Bannister Jan 23, 2010

    I received an sms stating:Congratulations, your number was among the lucky winners on the NOKIA YEARLY PROMOTION. You won R250000.00. Ticket number 0166P. Call Mark Luis on [protected] for your cash prize from 08am to 6pm.
    I contacted the person who answered the number as Mark Luis and asked from where i was calling and what number and for the ticket number.
    After supplying this info he said i was to purchase 2 x MTN recharge vouchers for R180 = R360.00. I was to sms the pin numbers with my cell number, ticket number and banking account number, Initials and age and fax number to him to activate the ticket.
    They would make payment to my account before close of day.

    After searching the Nokia UK site i found no such promotion and believe this to be a fraud scam. I would appreciate comment from both Nokia and MTN in this regard as i am continuing with criminal proceedings against this person, unless otherwise confirmed by either MTN or Nokia.

    Regards
    Taryn Bannister

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  • Xo
    XOXOXO Feb 03, 2010

    I am surprised that in this day and age people still fall for these scams. I received exactly the same sms and not for 1 minute did i start or even think about any plans to spend these "winnings". As such, it comes as no surprise that it is a scam. What did irritate me immensely, was the fact that this email came through at 5am this morning disrupting my sleep and waking my infant. I therefore want to know exactly what nokia is or intends on doing about this fraudulent activity as it is their name which is being used in all the smses noted above and i cannot see that they would find it acceptable to be associated with this type of activity.

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  • Jo
    Johan du Toit Feb 03, 2010

    On Tuesday 2 Feb 2010 at 01:32 I received exactly the same sms as Taryn Bannister. The amount and ticket no is the same. Only to call agent Martins Williams on [protected]. He said i was to purchase 2 x MTN recharge vouchers for R180 = R360.00. Sms the airtime voucher numbers with my postal address to his cell no. My R250, 000.00 cheque will be delivered the next day.

    Nokia please race this person and bring him to book.

    Regards

    Johan du Toit
    Welkom
    South Africa

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  • Ka
    Karina Hudson Feb 05, 2010
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    Do not even spend a minute more thinking about this scam! If something seems too good to be true, it probably is!

    You all have access to the internet - just search it!

    I found the following website that deals with cellphone scams. And if you search "Nokia yearly promotion" you will find a police report on it too!

    http://www.mtn.co.za/SUPPORT/REPORTFRAUD/Pages/ScamsHoaxes.aspx

    Come on guys, get sharp man! And you cannot expect companies like Nokia to pursue these fraudsters, they will just pic another company then! Us consumers should stop being to naive!

    Google everything man, before you do anything!

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  • Mo
    mohammed seid Feb 26, 2010

    I received the following SMS: Congratulation!! Your no. Was amount the lucky winners on the NOKIA YEARLY PROMOTION. You won, R95, 000, ticket no 0166p, Call nelisiwe [protected] for your cash prize.
    When i phoned the person asked how i would like to receive my money, and i say cheque and the percen that i call asking me befor i recive the mony i must buy R540 and i did that and send to them, she say we will call you after 3 hour and you will recive the monyby the folowing day, i call the day after and the same percen anser the phone and she say the acount dipartmebt are in the meeting and she say they will call you befor 6 oclock, yeah here i am know waiting that time. please some body tel me somethimg, i need help

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  • St
    steven nyoni Mar 13, 2010

    i received an sms stating : congratulation!! your no was among the lucky winners on the NOKIA YEARLY PROMOTION. You won, R95, 000. ticket number 0115P. call [protected]. For your cash prize. To which i called a certain mr mark Who ordered me to buy two mtn vouchers for R180 each totaling R360 to activate my ticket. i did just that but i started to smell a rat after a certain mr Jackson asked for more money to pay for the transfers. I then told him instantly to 'go to hell' since his tone was more of a Nigerian national. I asked him his mother tongue and said he was a venda but he got it all wrong because myself being a zimbabwean can speak fluent venda, to which he withdrew his statement and said he was a shona tribe zimbabwean speaking venda- to my horror he was nothing but a fraudster. NOKIA IS LETTING PEOPLE DOWN OR ONE OF ITS MANAGEMENT STAFF IS UP TO THIS SCAM. STEVEN NYONI

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  • Sa
    Sandra Sandra Mar 26, 2010

    I have also received a sms saying that I have won R150 000 and to claim my prize phone +[protected] with ref no 0155P. I immediately knew that this was was a scam, so please look out for this number.

    Sandra Sulter

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  • Sa
    Sandra Sandra Mar 26, 2010

    It is sad that in this day and age people inflict and cause pain and problems for innocent people. Some may be terrible financial trouble and will grab this opportunity as way out. Look out for these scams and try to gain as much info regarding these sort of things to protect yourself and others against it.

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  • Ap
    April Fool Apr 01, 2010
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    It is a pity i did not check the internet before falling for the scam, I bought the R275.00 voucher and gave the number to the Marlene Gilroy. It is bad to think i was so desperate to think it is so easy, Please i would like to inform people out there. But that is nothing... after i gave them the voucher number and realized i was the April fool. yes (01.04.2010) she phoned back again to ask me to go to a Shoprite money market and deposit R820.00 for insurance to transfer my money, lucky for me i did not fall for that one, i do not have the money to waste, and they are so low as to take money from people who has children to take care of. But i hope that R275.00 makes them happy, and i know that what comes around goes around.

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  • Fu
    Futan Apr 10, 2010

    Just an FYI from my side, the prize money has now jumped to R250 000.00 and the scam details are a Mr Maurice Anderson @ [protected]

    The SMS came from [protected] at 3am - the ###.

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  • Se
    Sebobaby Apr 12, 2010

    I also receive the message on saturday 10th and mom the wednesday prior that we had won R95 000 and should call to claim our prize. Contact person Williams at [protected]. This people are really out to get those who are vulnerableand dont know what we know, that they asre scammers...please spread the word to all those in need.

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  • Me
    meshack Apr 21, 2010

    i have received sms says i have won R95.000. All i have to do is to sms my account bank detail with mtn R180 pin voucher. they told me if i do that i'll receive that sum wiyhin 30minutes. i give them account no: that i never deposit money at all to see if they gonna deposit it or not. no any feedback from them since i gave them account no. now i have to open a stop card or close that account.

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  • Fi
    filia May 19, 2010

    i would like to know, what is nokia doing about this R95 000 promotion scam because it is their company name going down here.

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  • Jo
    Joe Foord May 23, 2010

    Here is another number and name same scam received today. Victor [protected]. Nokia time to get this person giving inside information away.

    Joe Foord

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  • Xe
    XeroemoXmageX May 25, 2010

    guys. its about my mom. she followed this thing after i warned her the email address attached is a gmail account and not a nokia domain. i even phoned nokia and their unaware of any promotions. she payed in R1500, and then R3500, that marlene gilroy leading it all the way. then a few weeks back a Mr. Chris phoned and said she has to pay R4750 more. shes saved up for it believing strongly she wil get the R95000. and shes gone to pay it while im typing this. what do i do? police? wait and see if its not a scam? she payed R540 mtn vouchers on top of that aswel

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  • Ga
    Gael L. Visagie May 25, 2010
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    Here is a copy of the email I received:- Congratulation your number was among the lucky winners on the NOKIA YEARLY PROMOTION. You have won R250, 000. Ticket no. 0166P, Call Lee [protected]. For your cash prize.

    I phoned the number and spoke to Lee, he asked if I would like a cheque or have my money deposted, I told him I would like a cheque, I was then told that I would receive my money the following day, he told me to purchase two (2) MTN vouchers for R180.00 each. I told him that I was not a MTN subscriber that I used Vodacom. He said that I should buy the airtime vouchers from Shoprite, Checkers or Pep Stores and then email the vouchers numbers to him with the following details;- My name and ID no with my street address and postal address: the airtime voucher numbers.

    I sent an sms asking if this was a hoax or not. I never got a reply. This was last week on Wednesday. I still have not heard from them.

    If this is a scam what is Nokia doing about it? How were they able to find all these cell phone numbers, is there a data bank with easy access to all cell phone numbers?

    Please inform me via return email


    Gael
    Mtubatuba
    KZN

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  • Sh
    Sharp me May 25, 2010
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    I have just received the smsm from a BENSON BARY! number [protected]

    I am reporting this to the police

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  • Da
    darrynjay Jun 03, 2010

    I received this exact same sms. I called and opted for the money to be transfered to my account. i then sms'd my banking account number. i now know its a scam thanks to this forum, but i still sent them my account number. is there anything they can do with my account number?

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  • Da
    darrynjay Jun 03, 2010

    Somebody please tell me if there's anything they can do with my account number. Should i go to my bank and place a hold on my account?

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  • Ki
    King Medo Jul 06, 2010

    But cant the police investigate this using the number of these peps, Kanti what is the point of Reca? I also received that sms "NOKIA YEARLY PROMOTION &You have wonR95, 000. Ticket no. Z166P. Call Mr jerryjohnson [protected]. for Your Cash Prize.''
    Nokia must look this up course it seems that its been going on for a while and the must do some thing to show the care about nokia users or they are also happy when we buy them fones but not helping when their name is being dragged to the mud.

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  • Kh
    KHONZEKA Jul 21, 2010
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    I am very supprised about peoples comments here becouse me too on
    19/07/2010 I recieve the sms saying
    congradulations! It is our pleasure to notify you that your sim number have won the sum of R95, 000 and nokia E65 in our NOKIA YEARLY PROMOTIN. Ticket number is 0166p, for claim contact Mr Morris on [protected] from 07am to 06pm and make sure your ticket number is activated by your claim agent before transfer. I called him and he say I must send him a airtime of R120 so that he can activate my ticket number, but before doing it i feel uncomfortable then I search about NOKIA YEARLY PROMOTION on google i see this comments.
    I am very disapointed by MTN AND NOKIA too becouse when i receive this sms I said thanks lord next year I am going to school becouse this year I am not schooling becouse of I dont have money to pay school fees.

    NOKIA AND MTN HAVE TO MAKE SOMETHING ABOUT THIS IF THEY ARE NOT INVOLVE TO THIS CRIME BECOUSE THIS IS A DOUBLE CRIME TEY ARE STOLING PEOPLES MONEY NGOMGUNYATHI.


    FROM KHONZEKA KHUMSHA CAPE TOWN

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  • Vj
    Vjj Jul 30, 2010
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    I Recieved This sms That I've Won R250, 000.00.My Number Was Among The Lucky Winners On The Nokia Yearly Promotion.Ticket No.0188a.Call Your Claim Agent Miss Zukiswa Qoma On [protected] For Your Cash Prize Immediately From 08 To 06 pm.
    I Called This Number Using A Public Phone & She Said I Must Buy R180.00 Airtime, Send The Pin To Her So She Can Activate The Cheque To Be Released By The Nokia Paying Department.
    People Please Dont Give Any Of Your Correct Details To this People If You Are To Call them For Your So Called Price.

    V.J

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  • Wa
    watchandlearn Aug 17, 2010

    Number [protected] Mr lucas ... (spelt with a lower case L ! ... thats already a clue) sent to my 14 year old daughter ...who is convinced each time shes hit the jackpot but thank goodness asks me each time . The same scan as mentioned above .

    I'm also sick of sms's that say you have to unsubscribe or will be charged up to R15.00 a month when we don't even ask for services from these people ! (and you only figure this out if you read the small / tiny print what a con!

    Come on Nokia etc and all you service providers in SA .. DO SOMETHING about these cons now already .

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  • Ri
    Richard Stapelberg Aug 20, 2010
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    Friends, note that if you did NOT pay for something with the intension to WIN, you can be 100% sure that it is a SCAM! The problem is that if you never got to do with it before or nobody told you about such a thing you might not know that it is a scam. This kind of information needs to be made PUBLIC on TV and RADIO and I strongly feel that the network operators can from time to time make their customers aware of these things. RS

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  • Mhlengi Mbhele Sep 03, 2010

    I Mhlengi Mbhele of Vosloorus also received similar SMS on the 26/07/2010 but no payment has been made to my account, so Noikia and MTN must clear their names in this circulating SMS scam, I'm so dissappointed.

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  • To
    TOUCH!!! Sep 13, 2010

    i got the same crap mesage from them dumb people..and spoke to a nigerian sounding guy and he telling me to buy airtime at a shoprite and sms the numbers to him..but good thing i read all of the comments on here first..and besides if you won a competion you shouldnt have to be forking out any money in the first place...i just wish people would research about these things before falling for it...i mean really now who sends a winner a message at donkey hours of the morning informing thenm bout such bogus crap..eish ja neh...you must watch out or you will be wiped out...

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  • Mo
    Mohammed Ibrahim 2010 Sep 13, 2010
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    i received a message that my number([protected]) has won 250, 000 pounds sterling that i have to claim it

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  • Le
    lehlogonolo Sep 15, 2010

    This freak people must be traced and captured immediately because they doing this as a business which some of us think nokia company or employees has connections to make thier extra income since Nokia Company shows no concern about this problem which cost people a lot.If it showed its concern this thing would have stoped past years...help with this problem

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  • Ch
    CHRL Sep 22, 2010
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    This scam has now changed SMS from [protected] and that you must call [protected] please beware

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  • Ch
    CHRL Sep 22, 2010
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    This scam has changed SMS from [protected] and that you must call [protected]

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  • Za
    ZANDY Oct 06, 2010
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    I ALSO RECEIVED AN SMS SAYING I HAD WON 95, 000 THEN I MUST CLAIM IT TO [email protected] OR CALL0737168144. I GOT THIS SMS 4RM [protected] WE NEED TO DO SOME RESEARCH ABOUT THIS. LOT OF PEOPLE HAD EXPERINCED THIS, ITS A SERIOUS CRIME BECAREFUL GUYS DONT EXPOSE YO PERSONAL DETAILS EASILY TO PEOPLE YOU DONT KNOW AND YOU WILL NEVER KNOW THEM BECAUSE THEY ATTRACT PEOPLE WITH BIG PRIZE MONEY FROM NO WHERE.

    ZPH ESTCOURT

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  • No
    NOKOF Oct 11, 2010

    and here i thought that RICA is to prevent things like this??????
    What i want to know why dont the police or MTN or Nokia track down the [censor] with RICA!!! 12 +months and it still going on?
    I sms them back with similar sms with my cel number . LOL

    1 Votes
  • Ad
    A de Vos Oct 14, 2010

    I recieved the very same sms 13/10/2010. From tel: [protected] Asked to contact Mr Mark Louis on [protected].
    This is pathetic that this has been going on for so long...I agree that Nokia should do damage control.
    A de Vos

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  • Th
    Thapelo Oct 18, 2010

    i just got the very same sms today and responded to the number by saying that i will be giving their number to the police.

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  • Mr
    Mr Green Oct 25, 2010

    I just spoke to a Nigerian sounding "Dr Morris" who asked me to call back with my details! How can this person not be traced. Today's number to call him on is: [protected], sms sent from: +[protected]

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