The Full SMS reads as follows:
“Ur cell phone no has won a brand new Audi A4 from Junk mail promotion held in S.A. call IPRO delivery CC on +27786847189 for delivery”
Please note: Junk Mail is NOT giving away an Audi A4. This is a scam. Junk Mail is not affiliated with IPRO Delivery CC. These persons are attempting to defraud Junk Mail users out of their hard earned money.
This SMS is the perfect example of a Fake Competition Scam SMS.
Please note the following regarding competitions at Junk Mail:
- Junk Mail competitions will be announced on the Junk Mail blog in the competitions category.
- Notifications of Junk Mail competitions will be sent out via the Junk Mail Weekly Newsletter (from the email@example.com e-mail address).
- Notifications of all Junk Mail competitions and their winners will be posted on The Junk Mail Classifieds, Junk Mail Pretoria, Junk Mail Johannesburg, Junk Mail Cape Town or Junk Mail Kwazulu Natal Facebook pages
- People entering Junk Mail competitions will not be required to pay money to enter them or to collect their prizes.
- Competition Winners are not notified via a response e-mail on their adverts or via SMS messages.
If you receive this SMS or others like it, do not reply to or call the person. Report the number(s) that you are receiving the SMS from to the service provider (in the case MTN). You can report a scam to MTN via the MTN website.
Remember: Be Smart, Be Savvy, Be Safe and Avoid this attempted scam. If you encounter this scam or any other fraudulent activity via Junk Mail, please feel free to report it to our Customer Care Department via firstname.lastname@example.org or telephonically on 012-3423840 x2295 (during office hours).
Also feel free to check out the following related posts on the Junk Mail Blog:
- How to Spot Online Shopping Scams
- Junk Mail is not giving away a VW Polo Vivo
- The Top 10 Worst Scams on the Internet
- Be Warned! SIM Swop Fraud is on the Rise!
- Beware! New scam targeting Job Seekers
You can also check out the Junk Mail Safety & Security page for more blog posts about scams.