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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Winning of Car SMS Scam

With proliferation of a new technology as ways of doing legal business evolve so does the scams and ways of doing fraud to fool common people into losing their money and assets also grow.Same is the case with evolution of mobile technology.With evolution of mobile technology as mobile banking has evolved,fraudster and criminals have also developed new means to looting people through SMS and mobile calls.Here are some of the scam SMS that I have received:

  • Winning of Toyota Corolla Car Scam in Lucky Draw:
    Number: UFONEWINNER 
    Content:
    Dear costumer congratulation u have won Toyota Corolla in lucky draw 2014 how to get Toyota Corolla cal this NO. 03322000101
    From: UFONEWINNE

    Time: 10/03/2014 10:10                                                                                                     
  • Winning of Toyota Corolla Car Scam in Lucky Draw:
    Number: UFONEwinner
    Content:
    Dear costumer congratulation u have won Toyota Corolla in lucky draw 2014 how to get Toyota Corolla cal at this NO.00923322000101
    From: UFONEwinne
    Time: 10/03/2014 11:32 
In these above mentioned two SMS messages the senders' mobile numbers were not appearing.Text mentioned before Number in each SMS was actually appearing in these SMS messages instead of the sender number to make a common man feel that this message is actually from UFONE.But fact of matter is that with help software technically skilled person can replace number with some text string to make the message look like it is really from some mobile or some other established company so that the common man may be easily fooled.
Upon inquiry from UFONE helpline these messages were found out to be false and scams as according to UFONE Helpline,UFONE was not running any such lucky draw scheme for winning a car.

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