Nokia promotion - scam?

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  1. Tobes

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    Hi guys, got an sms saying that I won R55 000 on the Nokia year end promotion. I have to buy 3 x R180 MTN airtime vouchers and sms the numbers to the person they give to activate my winning ticket.

    Is this a scam or real?
     
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  3. mnd123

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    post the exact text, you will probably find it is some scam
     
  4. Falcon

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    lmao please DONT SMS THEM YOUR AIRTIME lol what a chancer .delete that message immediately and dont ever fall for a stupid scam like that again!


    NOKIA WILL NEVER WANT YOUR AIRTIME ETC ETC ETC its just a big scam trust me.:)
     
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    So you already won but you still have to buy something?
    Sounds like "you may already have won $999999999999 in the uk lottery/community chest/etc" stuff...
     
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    Maybe buy the airtime, use it, then send the numbers :p
     
  7. Tobes

    Tobes Thread Starter Retired Moderator

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    This is what the sms said:


    Congratulations!! Your no. was among the lucky winners on the NOKIA YEARLY PROMOTION. You won R55,000. Ticket no 12345. Call xxxxxx on 123456. for your cash prize immediately from 08 am to 06 pm.

    Ticket no, name and number withheld from my side incase this is real then no one can claim my so-called money :whistling:
     
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    Only got Vodacom contract phones :p
     
  9. mnd123

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    Bollox. Not the most professional scam ever written, but at least there are no typos.

    Phone MTN, report this phishing scam
     
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    I spoke to the one guy, aparently after you bought the airtime, send them the numbers, they activate your winning ticket. Then you need to pay R4500 to release the R95000 - so called insurance :whistling:
    Funny that the first sms said I won R55000 and the second R95000 - both Nokia promotions.
    I went on Nokia's website - most people there say it's bull@$!t
     
  11. Andreas

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    SMS the numbers:p
     
  12. martinhal

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    Send everyone you know the number that we can all phone it randomly .... lets have some fun with the scammer.
     
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    Scam, without a doubt!

    If you didn't enter how can you win?
    Where do you ever have to Pay a fee to recieve a prize?
    If you were to win R55 000 they would phone you, not SMS!

    Like mnd123 says, report the idiot! Or even better, send him the same SMS in a couple days and lets see what he does? BTW was the dialing code +23?
     
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    That would be +234 chap, and +1 for Lagos ;)
     
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    Some scammers can charge you up to R50 a second so I want try that;)Let the b@stards phone you:p
     
  16. Falcon

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    come now if you ignoring all these intelligent comments like these from lighty and you still sms lol you DESERVE TO BE SCAMMED:lol::lol::lol::lol:

    stop being silly and hopefull its a scam.period.
     
  17. Loki

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    my mom got the same sms, but the amnt was R30k. I told her it was a scam.
     
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