Monday, March 29, 2010

SMS Scams On The Rise


In Friday’s post I brought to your attention some e-mail/SMS scams that I had in one way or another encountered throughout last week, and begged that you do not fall for them.

As the majority of people in South Africa do communicate via cell phone, SMS scams in particular, concern me immensely. Its e-mail addresses that are conventionally targeted, however with SMS scams now prevalent, the potential victim pool has got a lot bigger.

Cellular service provider MTN warn to be heedful of the following SMS associated scams:
  • 2010 Nokia Yearly Promo
  • 2010 Nokia and MTN FIFA Competition
  • Weekend Away
  • SMS FIFA Competition
  • Nokia Yearly Promotion
  • Airtime Telephonic
  • Airtime Recharge Platform
  • Euro Prize Money
  • Win a Mercedes Benz
  • Birthday Promotion
  • SMS Car Competition
  • BMW FIFA 2010
  • MTN Nigeria Win big on the Game of Life!
  • MTN/BMW SMS
  • MTN Subscription
  • RICA – possible scam
  • SMS prepaid voucher
  • Airtime Voucher
  • 2010 FIFA World Cup
  • MTN Lottery Games Consulting
For more information with regard to how these scams operate, Read Our Forum Post.

Ernest Roper
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