7th December, 2010
As the yuletide season approaches, one thing that is noticeably on the increase isÂ scam of all types. Fraudsters in their bid to maintain their hype lifestyles are onÂ the prowl to reap where they never sowed.
Currently, the attention of Consumerâ€™s Advocate has been drawn to a fake winningÂ text message being circulated with the official MTN number-0803.
The message reads: Dear customer; MTN [email protected] 50 result has been announced.Â Congratulation! You have won N1 million . (winning code o411) call 180 or MTN officeÂ 08130338540
Consumerâ€™s Advocate checks revealed that MTN does not run any promo called NigeriaÂ at 50. Our concern, however, is that the said fraudulent text message comes with theÂ official MTN number making subscribers susceptible to the fraud. We call on MTN toÂ investigate this fraudulent text emanating from its office. The MTN numberÂ accompanying the text should also be tracked down and the owner apprehended.
Meanwhile we advice all our readers to be wary of any text message telling them theyÂ have won a prize. You may be defrauded if you respond to such.