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    FIFA mobile award promotion Scam

    the SCAM:

    Congratulation!!! Your mobile no.has Won R320,000.00 in FIFA MOBILE AWARD PROMOTION with ref. no: FA36 CALL: DR RICHARD MORGAN 0781679728 for The prize.
    Date & Time: 10/02/2011 07:05:13

    I phoned the service provider “in this case Vodacom” and they said it is a scam but that they have no scam reporting facility. Now what is the point of RICA and all that jazz? If criminals can still get away with this BS?

    Anyway consider yourself informed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tec0 View Post
    Now what is the point of RICA and all that jazz? If criminals can still get away with this BS?
    Now if that cellphone number had been used to trigger a bomb?
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave A View Post
    Now if that cellphone number had been used to trigger a bomb?
    Well I personally don’t get it, what is the point of paying for a “caller identify service” if people can hide their numbers? Basically it is the same as stealing is it not? Telkom loves to give us the speech that you need a warrant before the information can be given and yet they happily steal you money claiming that you are paying for a value added service? Yet clearly you are not getting the damn service!

    As stated above, I did the responsible thing and tried to report the scammer to Vodacom but they don’t give a damn, so is that not aiding a criminal? Well they keep the criminal safe so yes it is! Now is aiding a criminal illegal? Last time I checked yes it is still illegal to aid criminals...

    I say the service providers have an obligation to block and trace these numbers, but as pointed out above, if something bad happens then maybe they will take a more active role against crime.
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    OK - Who are you and what did you do to the tec0 that had all the privacy issues?
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    privacy should be given to those who really deserve it. the hard working bloke who doesn't want his emails filtered, or his calls tapped. It's the bad apples of this world that spoil everything.

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    I still believe in privacy, I am not happy about mobile registration, I am not happy about the fact that people I don’t know can access my e-mail, SMS’s MMS, and listen in on my conversations. But I like every single mobile owner had to go and register our damn phones because it is the law.

    But now that we are all on this happy little system, nothing gets done when a crime is committed? Now I ask you what was the point to mobile registration in the first damn place? Was it not to fight crime?

    No, it is to invade our privacy, get our personal information on a database for reasons UNKOWN! And right now that is what scares me more than anything else. Because, why must mobile phones be tracked? Use your own imagination on that one...
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    Obviously this scam is still running. I just got the SMS, except it seems inflation has kicked in:

    Congratulation!!! this cell number has Won 960,000.00 in the FIFA Award Promotions with Ref: UK101. Call 0783126165, Mr Anthony Morgan to activate and claim prize.
    Sent from 0769545352 today.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    And how much is the cost of contacting 'Richard Morgan' R25.oo perhaps?
    I am sure that is where they make their money, they do it through 'Clickatel' and others!!!
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    I keep getting scam sms's at three in the morning. burns my arse!
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    Me too but I've noticed that whilst some of them are sent at that time others were sent during office hours and got delayed by the Vodacon network.
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