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#39657 by fredercia2010 Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:13 am
My boyfriend received a sms that read as follow:
Congratulations your cell phone number has won you R95 000 for South Africa
Successfully hosting the 2010 world cup. This promotion is been sponsored
By British American Tobacco company base in South Africa. Your Ticket number is E019SA.
For claim/activation Please Call Miss Vanessa Nobles on 0788578957 from 7:30am to 4:00pm
Secure your winning information.

We contacted them so the lady miss vanesa said we must buy 3 Telkom prepaid vouchers
to the value of R200.00 phone them and give it to them.
I know this is a scam because if you have won money why buy these vouchers to activate
Your winning money.
Please help to stop these thieve

#39910 by Michelle Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:55 am
Welcome to Scamwarners fredercia2010

The purchase of the prepaid vouchers is simply a distraction to give the scam creditability.

Once you have let the scammer know the numbers of the prepaid vouchers, things will turn into a fairly standard Lotto Scam.

The scam will go one of two ways. Most commonly, the scammer says there are fees to pay, such as an administration fee, or courier charges to deliver the check. Once those fees are paid, the scammer will come up with a reason why more money has to be paid, and this will keep going until the victim realises it's a scam or runs out of money.

Less often, the scammer invites the victim to travel to collect the winnings and asks them to bring cash for the fees. When the victim meets the scammer, the victim may be pressured into paying fees, threatened, or mugged or even worse.

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