Late last month we reported on the latest text scam hitting Iphone Apple users….well to ensure fairness (!) the scammers have now targeted Nokia users with this latest scam.
The message claims the recipients mobile number has won $330,000 AUD and in order to reclaim their prize they must provide their personal details to email@example.com.
From number: +353864413714
” Your Mobile# has won $330,000 AUD in Nokia FreeLotto.Ref No:NFL982. to claim send your Name,Email & Mobile to firstname.lastname@example.org”
$330,000 does seem awfully exact! Further investigation has identified the domain 56788.com was registered in late July by a Chinese based company (Ename Technology Company) who were served in April 2012 with a Breach of Registrar Accreditation Agreement notice for failing to supply full details of the company office holders.
In any case this is a scam and anyone who has received this message or a similar version should ignore and delete it immediately.
As there is no indication how many individuals may have received this message, please share this message with your friends and family to ensure they are not caught out either.
As private investigators in Melbourne, so far we are only aware of this affecting Melbourne based individuals. Have you received this message? Please let us know!