SMS Contest Scam!

I received a SMS this afternoon saying that I won RM14000 in a lucky draw. But luckily, I had been listening to radio during my holiday, so I know about this SMS scam! Not sure where they get my number, but the content of the SMS is like this:

Pengumuman dari PETRONAS MAS, TAHNIAH! SimCard Anda betua memenangi undia hadiah Wang tunai RM 14.000 Sila hubungi telefon. 0062858802027** Terima kasih

Actually, it is quite easy to identify that this SMS is a fake. There are few spelling mistakes and grammar error, which usually won’t happen in contest organize by a large company such as Petronas. You can check out the warning that send out by Petronas below.

SMS Contest Scam [Petronas]

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61 Responses to SMS Contest Scam!

  1. Hninn says:

    Hi all ;I am from Myanmar and now staying in Singapore . now i just receive this sms from phone no : +6285256211767 \Congratulations your simcard winner GRAND PRIZE .$10000 From COMPONY PETRONAS To. informations Please contac office petronas centre:+6289694900079 H.M.ZULKIFLI\

  2. Tai Li says:

    F*** lar, I just received another one.

    From: +6285215113953

    Tai Li

  3. Tai Li says:

    Sorry, I apologise for my vulgarity.

    @HMMaster: Can help me censor out? Thanks.

    Tai Li

  4. eiLa says:

    Hi All…

    I am from Singapore… wOW… amazing that it has actually been going on since 2007… and nothing is done about ittt???

    Anyway I also received an sms saying:

    Congratulation.. then written in malay…
    SimCard anda memenangi hadiah $20,000 from PT.Coc@ Col@.
    Sila call office: +6282187320202. Terima Kasih…

    Penghantar: Coca Cola

    I called up Starhub to find out where is it from.. And was told that
    it’s a scam and they’ve received complaints about such sms…
    So I was told to ignore it…

    But out of curiousity, I just wannted find out where is it from…
    So I made a call to the number using my friend’s prepaid phone (which is safer)
    It is from Indonesia… First asked if I can speak malay…
    And said that it was a lucky draw for Singapore, Indonesia,
    Thailand and etc… (so obviously we are the current target)
    they can arrange my prize via post or bank account transfer immediately…

    They asked me to sms my address to the number and call them again
    when I’ve send them the sms…

    Its pretty weird that they just cant do it over the phone need me
    to sms again so that perhaps they can get my number again…??

    So conclusion, it’s a SPAM… =)

    Be Safe everyone…

  5. shweamesee says:

    ur sms is ar le bar bar

  6. syidah says:

    heyy. my mum got this msg too. and she gave out our address and all. and th person told her to buy some prepaid crap. tell me, is it too late? and is there anything else I can do so nothing ridiculous is gonna happen here?

  7. Tai Li says:

    @syidah: Its never too late. Just stop your mum from communicating with them and educate your family about spams, never to give out personal information to strangers which you’re unsure of.

    Good luck.

  8. Sarah Hiu says:

    ME TOO? IM A VICTIM OF A SPAM?…THIS IS A MESSAGE THRU MY NUMBER: Congratulations your Sim card winner GRAND PRIZE COCA COLA $20,000.00 From PETRONAS COMPANY,Contac Office Centre;+6289694835134……From( +6289694835135…sorry for my vulgarity.! BE AWARE OF SPAM!!!

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