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5.1.12

Another Scam: 2012 Blackberry Promo

I just woke up this morning and found an sms that says I have won R295,000.

The sms goes as follow:

“Congratulations Your cell phone number has won the sum of R295,000. in 2012 Blackberry Promo with Ref: No. NP30 For claims call Mr. Mark Spink on 0783759247.” 

The sms comes from this number:+27812856558.

I have phoned him at 0783759247 as requested and was replied by a Black guy who admitted that he is Mr. Spink. He asked me where am I phoning from and I told him and said that he would come back to me in 2 minutes. I am still waiting for him.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi
Received a similar SMS today saying "Congratulations!! Your Sim has been selected as the winner of R 215, 000 from BLACKBERRY PROMO.
Ref:No BK..... For claim call the department on 0737122291.
I didn't call.

Cilla said...

I received the exact same sms this morning. Called the number 0737122291. The call was answered by "Edward" who asked where I called from and that I can claim my prize via cheque or EFT. I am supposed to sms my name, e-mail and work address so that he can arrange the cheque to be courriered to me... I DON'T THINK SO!

Anonymous said...

Have just received a text today which said the following...

"BlackBerry.Uk81@Emirates.net.au CONGRATS!YOUR MOBILE NUMBER HAS WON THE SUM OF 1,000,000 POUNDS IN THE 2012 BLACKBERRY MOBILE PROMO. FOR CLAIMS SEND YOUR NAMES AND EMAIL ADDRESS TO: claim@blackberry-uk.com"

Miala79 said...
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Miala79 said...

Hi All.
Blackberry must be very, very generous, and possibly going out of business because I too just received an sms (I am in Australia) saying:
"Congrats! Your mobile number has won the sum of 1,000,000GBP in the 2012 BLACKBERRY MOBILE PROMO. For claims send your names and email address to: promo2012@blackberry-uk.com".
The message was received from blackberry_uk11@emirates.net.ae

Don't think I could possibly be responsible for helping put Blackberry out of business by accepting their generous 1,000,000. Especially when I don't even own a Blackberry!

Thanks, but NO THANKS (All sarcasm intended :P)

Anonymous said...

I have just received an SMS to my iPhone stating "YOUR CELL NUMBER HAS WON $750,000.00 FROM BLACKBERRY-UK. FOR CLAIMS SEND YOUR DETAILS TO OUR EMAIL: blackberryclaims4@gmail.com"

Wow, all that money for just being me. I can hardly believe it! And I own a phone purchased from a rival company. And here I was thinking the UK was in the grip of a recession. If I didn't know better I'd say the whole thing was a scam designed to fool you in to giving away your personal details for the scammers financial gain.......

Iv'e just opened the mail now, and it looks like I've won half a million from the Reader's Digest Sweepstakes too! This is my lucky week!
Inza 22- Australia

Anonymous said...

hey I have receive a sms from blackberry-uk that said my cell number has won @ 750,000.00 for claims send details to b
lackberryclaims4@gmail.com
2012 blackberry promo,I think this is a scam

Anonymous said...

I recv'd a msg on my blkbry that says my email was selected and I won 1 mil. Not true right!?

Anonymous said...

Mr Mark must be struggling to get rid of his money. I just one R995,000. How exciting think I will book that world cruise before I call him to collect.

Chantelle said...

Hi, i received an sms saying congratulation, your mibiule number has wond the sum of R185,000,00 in 2912 BlackBerry promotion Ref no 313ykp call mr David on 0838966924 for claim.

I am in South Africa

I haven't called the number, just getting it out there, not interested in wasting my calls on scams.

Anonymous said...

I received an sms as well. It goes as follows: Blackberry Promo. Congratulations your sim have won R250 000.00 from Blackberry Promo with Ref no BB40. Pls call Williams on 071 081 6762 for activation and claim. I didn't call.

Anonymous said...

I also received a text message this morning saying Blackberry has awarded you 650 000 pounds,code 533AGF.For claims send code,name,number and country to bb claim@Live.com

Anonymous said...

Today 2012 08 01 I received this SMS from +60108338172

Blackberry has awarded you £650,000 Pounds, Code: 533AGF. For Claims Send Code, Name, Number And email to bb.claim@live.com

David Rampono said...

Had a similar text at 5:00 am in Perth Australia on a Nokia phone. My number was once used on a blackberry phone. These scammers must therefore have access to blackberry data!. Bottom line though "there is no such thing as a free lunch" likewise the chances of any of these unsolicited communications being legitimate is zero. Unfortunately they will snag someone driven by greed or who is plain foolish.

David Rampono said...

Had a similar text at 5:00 am in Perth Australia on a Nokia phone. My number was once used on a blackberry phone. These scammers must therefore have access to blackberry data!. Bottom line though "there is no such thing as a free lunch" likewise the chances of any of these unsolicited communications being legitimate is zero. Unfortunately they will snag someone driven by greed or who is plain foolish.

Anonymous said...

"YOUR MOBILE NUMBER HAS WON YOU THE SUM OF 2 Million Dollars IN Blackberry PROMO. FOR CLAIMS EMAIL FULL NAMES & MOBILE NUMBER TO: bkberry2012@yahoo.com"
I received this from +447968798067

Anonymous said...

I also rcvd a sms at morning saying like" YOUR MOBILE NUMBER HAS WON THE SUM OF $2, 000, 000 ON Blackberry PROMO. FOR CLAIMS EMAIL YOUR FULL NAMES, NUMBER & EMAIL ID TO: bbtakes@admin.in.th"
I rcvd this from +233546301472.....

Ibrahim AL-Habsi said...

I received the exact same sms .

IS THIS REAL ?

Ibrahim AL-Habsi said...

Hi
Received a similar SMS .
IS THIS REAL ?

Anonymous said...

I have received this sms:
CONGRATULATIONS!,your cellphone number won R250 000,in BLACKBERRY 2012 PROMO DRAW,REF NO.00250SA.pls call 0793949234,for your cash prize.

I then phoned him and told him that he is speaking to captain Marais from the SAPD and that I'm on to him. He put the phone down and didn't answer again. Don't fall for this peeps.

Anonymous said...

HI

RECEIVED AN SM