My father received an sms saying “Congratulations! Ur sim no. has won R195,000 and Nokia E65 from Nokia Yearly Promo. Your pin is yx2, contact Miss Sharon Dube on 0780465945 to activate ur pin no.” You know i depressed by all this because our parents live in the villages and do not know about these scams. He told me about the sms he received after he had already given the scammers his bank details. And because atleast i went to school and always hear about scams, my gut told me that it was a scam and i decided to call the lady and told her to explain her sms to me. I also asked her ukuthi for which co. she is working for, she said she is an agent at Nokia in Cape Town.
I called 1023 and requested the no. for Nokia Offices in Cape Town and they confirmed my fears that it is a scam. Because its December people are looking for a quick way to make money Can somebody please investigate this thing please thle coz if these criminals are not brought down they will continue scaming innocent people. Atleast i think that should be easy seeing that we also have RICA that can assist in terms of giving more information about the people owning these contact noumbers. Worse part is that after i called Nokia i went back and called this Sharon lady and she was so arrogant telling that if i choose to believe what i was told by the gentlemen in Nokia Offices then its my own loss.
How on earth a normal person can be so arrogant even after she has been bursted. I am so angry and depressed by the whole thing. I just feel for my father who might loose his money to these criminals but i have advised him to go open a case at the police station (i hope the police officials will assist him) and i also told him to go to his bank and report the matter. If possible change his bank details.
From a concerned citizen