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#153438 by snoppy30 Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:54 am
:oh-joy: Seems I am Rich... got a text today from these scammers.... seriously wondered how many ppl get conned via this means of scamming.. what is not acceptable is they can get our personal mob number... Not a happy.. Why can these scammers be traced & charged.. My next question is?? how do they pay for these texts??? it has to be able to be tracked in ne form or another... Any Comments Plz... Kez
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#153576 by TerranceBoyce Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:39 am
To answer your questions snoppy30, the number of people who get snared by just lottery scams is quite frightening. In the News forum I posted information about just the US residents who got scammed by scammers in the West Indies and the details are alarming. Apart from a couple who died as a result of being scammed, it was believed that the criminals were behind 500 fatalities in the West Indies caused by fighting over the proceeds.

As regards how they get phone details

Dotti wrote:Sometimes it's even simpler than that. Some spammers/scammers will simply use a computer to automatically send messages to a random group of numbers, without knowing which ones are active. All they do is pick one or more mobile prefixes, and then just spam the text to every number in that series.


There are also many places that people willingly give their details, such as when they post their CV's on job sites, and for a small cost a person/company can get access to them. Considering that the people doing this are criminals, it won't be difficult for them to access stolen card details to pay for them.

If the police catch one person, it's like removing one ant from an ant colony, and it doesn't do anything to stop the problem.

The most effective solution is to make people aware of the scam so that they don't fall for it, and make it unprofitable for the scammers.

CAR ADVERTS - If a car seller mentions escrow - he's scamming you Never ever for any reason pay anything until you have seen and inspected the vehicle
#154250 by jolly_roger Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:53 am
They are persistent.
On the work phone today appears: [quote]
From +447466776825
YOUR NUMBER HAS WON YOU
2,000,000.00 USD IN
THE FREELOTTO MOBILE
PROMO UK. FOR CLAIMS,
EMAIL (NAME & MOBILE)
TO [email protected] [end quote]
#156578 by robg7569 Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:04 pm
Same thing here I´m in Dominican Republic and last night my cell phone beeped indicating a new incoming text but I didn´t bother to check until I got up this mourning and there I was a million dollars winner from out of nowhere, never played a ticket on this so called ¨freelotto¨ so I quickly checked scamwarners and found out what you all found out.
Here is the text:
Your mobile number was selected as a winner of 1.000000.00 with Draw No. 13 01 22 20 13 10 25, email to [email protected] to claim.

I´m glad I found scamwarners because only by unveiling their actions we can stop them from getting more victims.
#158645 by harrysmum Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:23 am
I'm in Australia and I received the 750,000 text on 17 Mar, 2013 from +447415925672. This morning (0200!)I received a phone call from the UK +447866755833 but there was only background noise when I answered it. Is there anyone to whom we can complain to end this scam?
#159643 by johncitizen Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:11 pm
A friend of mine received the exact same sms in Israel. The accompanying email letters were obvious as hoaxes, they were riddled with terrible spelling and grammatical errors. For some people the prospect of making an easy 750K or 1Mil is too hard to resist and unfortunately there are people who fall for these scams all to easily. :(
#159690 by milda Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:44 am
Hy!
I live in Baltics and got sms from +4479 330 30 782

Here's word to word what was in that message:

*FREELOTTO*:YOUR MOBILE NUMBER HAS WON £720,000 POUNDS IN THE FREELOTTO MOBILE PROMO UK. FOR CLIAMS SEND EMAIL(NAME AND NUMBER HAS TO:[email protected]

CLIAMS <-thats how its written
( <- Starts but doesn't end
NAME AND NUMBER HAS TO <- ??
#161067 by Aurora Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:29 pm
Hi :)

I'm from Norway, and are also a winner :oh-joy:
:shock: £850 000.-, trying to figure out what to do with all this money ;)
Lucy numbers are 03 11 15 20 21 34 35.
Can claim the winning on [email protected]
Sendt from +44 7824 622271.
#161800 by boe Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:17 pm
Hello! :D

I am also from Norway and just received a text offering me £ 1,000,000 Jippi! It says to email [email protected] and the draw is # 03 11 15 20 21 34 35. It's from the number +353 (86) 274 7372.
:laugh-s:
#164738 by Bubbles Tue May 07, 2013 11:00 pm
Thank you for these reports.

For anyone looking in, it is NOT possible to win a Lottery that you did not enter. No Lottery authority will notify you by text message telling you you won.

Your best action is to delete the message after you report it here. There is no free lunch.

Bubbles, former Scamwarners moderator.

Rest in Peace 24 June 2015.

Gone, but never forgotten.
#165579 by saiedar Mon May 13, 2013 4:41 pm
FREE LOTTO MOBILE PROMO OFFICE
54, Russell Gardens, London, W14 8EZ
UNITED KINGDOM.
============================== ==
Ref: TFR/9900034943/JPT
Batch: FR/45-300-07
============================== ==
ATTN: WINNER
Draw with Tr 0,000.00 {One
Million Great British Pounds} IN THIS WEEKS GIVEAWAY
WINNERS.
We have received your claims email, based on this, your prize
money shall be remitted to you accordingly.
On behalf of the Management and Staffs of FREELOTTO, we
officially congratulate you as the beneficiary of the cash prize
of 1,000,000.00 {One Million Great British Pounds}and your
cheque will be issued in your name.We advise you check the
spelling and order your name is arranged so as to avoid
problems at your local bank.
Good to hear from you regarding the Free Lotto MOBILE
PROMO/GRANT DONATION. My name is Mr. Steve Thurston, I
am the Free Lottery Admin Claim officer assigned to winners on
the Mobile sweepstakes. Congratulations, we the staffs of Free
#176047 by skdk Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:59 am
Still doing the rounds in Australia - I got one last week just came from a different number. They have upped the ante though - 2.5M GBP... if only!

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