Friday, 3 September 2010

The Voice - Consumer's Voice

Dear Consumer’s Voice #1

On 22 August I went into a store to buy, amongst other things, Sunlight Dishwashing Liquid. It was fortunately on special at P15.95 as shown on the shelf. When I got to the till, the Dishwashing liquid was P19.95. I told the cashier that the Liquid was on special, she checked through the advertised specials then said, “No, its actually the green liquid that is on special not this one” (I had a peach-coloured one). I told her that nowhere does it state the colour of the dishwashing liquid that is on special its just stated “Sunlight Dishwashing Liquid 750ml and this is what this is”. As I had just been to church and not in the mood for arguing I left the Dishwashing liquid on the counter?

Is this acceptable?


No, it isn’t.

To begin with it’s what the Consumer Protection Regulations 2001 refers to as a “deceptive act” and an act “of unfair business practice”. Specifically, Section 17 (1) (a) forbids “making false or misleading statements of fact concerning the (…) existence of, or amounts of price reductions”

If the special offer had only referred to green washing up liquid then it should have been made perfectly clear to you when it was advertised. Surely it can’t be too difficult for the store to make it clear that only one type of washing-up liquid is discounted?

I suggest that next time, when you’re not feeling so pious and courteous, if the manager is a Christian, refer them to Psalms 103:6: “The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.”

If that doesn’t work then please allow Consumer Watchdog to do it instead.

Dear Consumer’s Voice #2

[A consumer got in touch asking how many “fools” are out there. He had received the following email.]
To: undisclosed-recipients:

Are you the owner of this email address or do you have authorized access to it in the absence of the owner? If yes, then have every reason to rejoice as the result of the UK online lottery international draws has just been released and guess what? Your email address won in the sweepstakes at the first category and you are entitled to claim the sum of two million, five hundred thousand United States dollars ($2,500,000.00).

Your email address won in the online lottery on this free ticket number: UKL0565A75BZ and lucky number: 0831502. The online email draws was held in United Kingdom on the 25th of August 2010.

To claim your won $2,500,000.00, kindly send your name, contact address and telephone number by email to our Payment Manager:

Ms.Susan G. Wright
Payment Manager
UK Email: susanwgt@terrapins.com
I think you are right to suspect that only a fool would fall for this scam. Let’s put this simply, the clues are obvious. Bad English, an appeal to your criminal tendency (“do you have authorized access to it in the absence of the owner?”), the absence of a personal address (no “Dear Richard”), the silly suggestion that you can win a lottery you never entered. Surely it’s all very obvious?

It’s all ludicrous, unbelievable and an utter scam. I urge all Voice readers, without delay, to send an email to the non-existent “Susan G. Wright” and tell her what you think of scammers like “her”.

Please don’t feel any need to be polite.

Dear Consumer’s Voice #3

Lately last week my friend received an SMS from an anonymous caller named GMX. The SMS read as thus;

"Congratulations your mobile have won US$7.8M for World Bank Int'l Relief Effort Award. To claim contact Mr.D.Arnold via: wbmd01@yahoo.com.hk".

The SMS was resent again on the 25/08/10 and since I had read your column on scams I felt that you were the right people to help her find out if it is a scam or not.


You were right to be suspicious. This is certainly, 100%, without a doubt, a scam.

Organisations like the World Bank, in fact no organisation ever send out SMSs giving people money. Ask yourself this: even if they did, would they use a Hong Kong Yahoo address to contact you?

I suggest you delete the email and don’t think about it again.

135 comments:

Anonymous said...

I received the same text message on my mobile on the 17th Sept 2010. It showed up on my mobile from WORLDBANK. I don't bank with them so I just ignored it. But was curious to see if others had received the same text.
So I googled it and found your website.
Keep up the goodwork. Thanks

Anonymous said...

i received this exact text message this morning! and it was also from "WORLD BANK." but i didn't know whether i should believe it or not, so thank you for posting this message :)

Anonymous said...

Just received the same scam today (21/09/2010) by text message: good old Mr Arnold from Hong Kong is still trying!, Congratulations your mobile (have) won US$7.8M (for) WORLD BANK Int'l Relief Effort Award. To claim contact Mr D.Arnold via:wbre01@yahoo.com.hk

OBVIOUS MR ARNOLD IS CHINESE AND VERY RICH IN HONG KONG, KEEP UP THE STUPIDITY! (DARBY)

Anonymous said...

I received this sms too, just had a reference to a Mrs Bellver. 7/10/2010. Thanks for the website!

Anonymous said...

Wow wat a relief!This mornin,after recieving this sms i thout i was a millonnaire.Now it is no longer Mr Arnold but Mrs Bellver.Watchout people!!
Thanx team.

Anonymous said...

i just recieved the same sms, what a load of ---- I cant beleive people waist their time on stuff like this. People should make good use of their time by actaully using it for somnething productive, and making thier money the right way, not scaming off other people.

Quite sad really.

Anonymous said...

I received the same sms from World Bank this morning too 30/10/2010. I was suspicious straight away. The contact on mine was for Mrs. A.Beveller via wbre01@gala.net. Im glad I found your site.

Anonymous said...

I just received "Congratulations your mobile have won US$7.8M for World Bank Int'l Relief Effort Award. To claim contact Mrs.A.Bellver via:wbre01@gala.net"
The poor grammar alone was a give away. The bigger question is how did these guys get my mobile number. I recently gave it to Avis and Kenneth Cole while in the states.

Anonymous said...

Wow...this has been going for a while. I received my text message early this morning, unbelievable what lengths people would do to scam the unsuspected.Thanks, keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

also got the $7.8 mil sms 31/10/2010 , IF IT SEEMS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE ITS A LIE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I also received a txt message at 3.06am Australian time. GMX Contratulations your mobile have one (the grammer got me straight away)then realised obviously another scam with the ridiculous amount of money mentioned. I googled it straight away this morning, so that it could be reported. I also emailed this address attached & told them not so nicely "go away scammer". BEWARE !!! This scam is still circulating...

Anonymous said...

thanks for the site ijust got my sms from mrs A BELLVER sayin i was rich lucky i googled it and found this site

Naomi (thula thula) said...

I just got this message and instantly went "right - scam" hubby wanted me to go and email....no! Mine was to contact a Mrs A Bellver via wbre01@gala.net.
I won't waste my time. So do they just random text a number or is it gotten through other means...like my website???

Anonymous said...

Hehehehehe... i just received the same text from Mrs. Bellver. Mrs Bellver if you happen to read this, thank very much for your generosity but i don't really need the money. But since your so eager to make money, and via dubious means, I AM VERY HAPPY FOR YOU TO CLAIM ANY WINNINGS ON MY BEHALF. Get a real job mate. And by the way if your working for the world bank with that kind of english, then the BANK is in real trouble. PEACE........ONE.

Anonymous said...

Lol, i got it too today, they are really pushy lately, i hope no one falls for the trick and give them their banking details & money because thats is their ultimate GOAL.

Stupid

Anonymous said...

I also receive today the message:

Number : +27718747555
Content : CONGRATULATIONS:Congratulations your mobile have won US$7.8M for World Bank Int'l Relief Effort Award. To claim contact Mrs.A.Bellver via:wbre@gala.net
Time : 01/11/2010 00:43:55

Thanks for the info.

Anonymous said...

i got the same msg and thought it was a scam so i when on google and googled it and it was thanks but maybe we should let other people know as some people arnt as clever and might fall for there scam and i dont want anyone i know too what about you

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! Internet really is an amazing thing!!! Got the same message this morning!!! The same mrs Bellvare, boy she must really be a busy lady, and if this should have been a relief effort from the world bank, why don't they rather send that money to places that really needs it, like Haiti for instance. This is actually sickening, and yes, I would also love to know where they get our numbers from!!! What makes me really mad, is the fact that Chinese dude gives people false hope, like the lady from Ethiopia I read about on another web site, so sick!!!

Anonymous said...

I received the same text message on my mobile on the 7th Dec 2010. It showed up on my mobile from COMMON WEALTH GAMES Int'l Award.I don't know how to get this award. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

hey i was fortunate enough to receive a msg from mrs a bellver. i realised it is a scam but am curious as to what purpose this could have for the scammer. what could they gain. are they thinking people ill hand over their details and how do they get our numbers,

Anonymous said...

Its the 18th in Australia 8.34 am, and I just received the same text dated 16.01.2011 7:35 pm from GMX Congatulations your mobile have won US$9.8M for World Bank Award. T claim contact Mrs.Ann Doyle via:wbre@gala.net
They've upped the anti..how ridiculous is that amount and since when did the World Bank give away incredibly unbelievable amounts of money.
.and if they go to such lengths to scam people in the first place, LEARN FRIGGIN ENGLISH!

crymera said...

yep I got the same text this morning, these guys must think we are compleate saps!the name has changed on the text to a ms ann doyle i hate scum like these people there is also an email going around australia offering you a job as a electronics tester it is coming from a company called Adecco (these guys are a real company in switzerland) so i rang the company in switzerland and asked for the scum bag who is named on the email a katherine klinsmann AND GUESS WHAT? YEP they never heard of her and where aware of the scam. it is a sad state of affairs when people resort to this kind of crap to make a buck of poor people who fall foul to this kind of scams

Anonymous said...

I live in Namibia and I got a text message from GMX stating that my mobile had won US$9.8M for the World Bank Award and to claim I should contact Mrs. Ann Doyle at wbre@gala.net. I just find it interesting that something like this would reach a 16 year old girl in Namibia? Or is it not?
Well thanks for posting this.

Anonymous said...

Hi Got the same text today in Australia, now 9.2 million american
Scammers should all go get a real job

Anonymous said...

I received a text message from GMX stating that my mobile had won US$9.8M for the World Bank Award and to claim contact Mrs. Ann Doyle at wbre@gala.net. People like this should be skinned alive and fed to Dingos. They are as bad as child molesters.

Anonymous said...

31st Jan i recieved this msg on my mobile, from GMX.says my mobile have won US9.8M fore world bank award... The dollar sign was an upside down question mark..

don said...

Hi I have just received the same. Email on my mobile from GMX wbre@gala.net 31.01.2011 Mrs Ann Doyle World bank.I won $9.8 million Weee (I wish )

don said...

Hi all just received a message on mobile from GMX won $9.8 million (cool) Mrs Ann Doyle wbre@gala.net (needed that too )

Matt said...

Yep. Just got the msg for myself. 9.8m, Mrs Ann Doyle. It must be working for them if this scam is still running. What pathetic low-lives.

gloria_watkins69 said...

My husband recieved this SMS text today ( Tuesday 01/02/11).
Congratulation your mobile have won US$9.8M from World Bank Award.
To claim contact Mrs Ann Doyle via:
wbre@gala.net

Aaron said...

I received today a message saying I had won US$9.8M for Wimbledon Open Award. (except the dollar sign was an upside down question mark).
And the name was changed to: Mrs. wahn Boris via:wbre2gala.net[sic].

Anonymous said...

hi i just recieved a message this morning it says
Congratulations your mobile have won us$9.8 million for world bank award. to claim
contact mrs Ann Doyle
via wbre@gala.net
i live in australia and as i can see alot of other ppl are getting these.

Anonymous said...

It's now the 2nd of Febuary and the scam continues...I received a Text this morning stating that I have won US$ 9.8 M from the World Bank Award and to contact Mrs Ann Doyle at wbre@gala.net I then e-mailed her and sent all my banking details to her and she transfered the winnings into my account and im off to buy a secluded Island off the South Pacific. HAHAHAHA! I wish!!

Anonymous said...

Guess what? I just received a message saying I won $9.8M for some World Bank Award! All I have to do is contact Mrs Ann Doyle via:
wbre@gala.net.
I'm totally quitting my job! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi I have just received the same. Email on my mobile from GMX wbre@gala.net 2nd Feb 2011 Mrs Ann Doyle World bank.I won $9.8 million Weee Ha the idiots must be readin this post as all spelling was correct in mine. Just a note to you cockstands Aussies are not that dumb

Allan

Terry said...

Seems to be doing the rounds:
Congratulation your mobile have won US$9.8M from World Bank Award.
To claim contact Mrs Ann Doyle via:
wbre@gala.net

This is so obviously a scam that I am surprised that they expect anyone to respond.

Daniel said...

I received an SMS at 9.00am this morning from GMX reading: Congratulations your mobile have won US$9.8M for World Bank Award. To claim contact Mrs Ann Doyle via:wbre@gala.net.
Who are these idiots? where are they from? everyone who gets this should keep posting so that those who are desperate, hopeful and naive do not become prey to these scammers.

Anonymous said...

I recieved this SMS text today ( Wednesday 02/02/11).
Congratulation your mobile have won US$9.8M from World Bank Award.
To claim contact Mrs Ann Doyle via:
wbre@gala.net
---If this ppl never give up it's 'cause there are fishes in the river.. Please don't fall for it!!!..

Anonymous said...

Just out of curiosity does anyone know what they are scamming ?? I mean is it just personal details ?? I only got the sms today in Australia and the contact that came with mine was Mrs Ann Doyle. Like everyone else there was a cash value offered. I realise that personal details are a valuable commodity these days and identity theft is rife in the world , but I just thought I'd ask the question that everyone else is probably asking them selves anyway. Cheers

Anonymous said...

who really cares what they are scamming for??...but since u r asking:
1. First verifying that your number exist!! (yes I received in Australia too) so Do Not reply via mobile/email.
2. if u reply.. then next they will call you with some other phony scammers/ warnings - a friend recived a mobile call telling him he had a virus in his PC and they NEED TO GO TO HIS HOME!!!...
3. After all these.. u might not only lost ur personal details... probably a liver too.. so DO NOT REPLY TO THESE CRIMINALS>>.

Anonymous said...

Mrs Doyle thank you but no thank you, contact the World Bank and ask them if they wish to give away the money to people that donot need it. I think they will have a problem giving money away that they do not know of!!!

Anonymous said...

got my message at four in the morning EST, it said Congratulations your mobile have wonUS$9.8M for World Bank Award. To claim contact Mrs.HAhn Doyle via:wbre01@gala.net.
LOL first off, Mrs HAhn Doyle? HAhn is a beer here, but the weird thing is i got a phone call the other night from a so called BBC radio, saying i won $2000, well who selects mobile numbers at random? thanks heaps for the warning in advance as i googled this to see if it was a scam, good thing i did...

Anonymous said...

just got the same SMS this morning but this time you contact Mrs. Hahn Doyle via wbre01@gala.net. So it is still going on in Australia. I knew it was a scam and a lot of shite glad to see that it is doing the rounds.

Anonymous said...

I just received the same message 5/2/11 at 9.55pm. The dollar sign on the phantom amount of ?9.8M is a question mark and upside down. World bank award, i wish. What a joke that these people think we are really that stupid. I tried to reply to the text with something that was pretty rude so I can type it here but there is no return phone number listed. Legitimate Hey??? Beware guys. Not sure what info their after but I'm presuming if you email them they will return the email with a virus attached that will give them all your personal info. Ingore the texts and have a great laugh at their expense!

Anonymous said...

Just got the same SMS. Congradulations your mobile have won US9.8M for World Bank Award. To claim contact Mrs.Hahn Doyle via:wbre01 gala.net

Anonymous said...

I received the message in Australia on my iPhone 4 today like yourselves I automatically knew it was a scam but my only concern is how do they get your phone number is it a random thing ie: do they type any number or flick through the white pages (although I am not in the white pages) I'm not even a GMX account holder so am just trying to figure out when I recently put my phone number onto a website ie: I entered the macca's competion on line yesterday which required my phone number.... Other than that I havn't put my phone number online

Anonomous said...

I just received a text message 1.32am au time wasn't impressed to be woken up re:
congratulations your mobile has won US 9.8M for World Bank Award. To claim contact.
Mrs. Hahn Doyle via:wbre01 gala.net.
How stupid do they think we are

Anonomous said...

My Grandson received a similar message and they wanted him to deposit an amount into there nominated account so they could release the money to him. What a joke

Anonymous said...

Also received 9.8m dollar win,this time from a Mrs. Hahn doyle. I'd like to know how they got my number as this is the first time this has happened...

Anonymous said...

Got the same message in New Zealand.From GMX $9.8 Million World bank Award claim from Mrs Hahn Doyle wbre01@gala.net

I might go to bed tonight dreaming of how I could have spent it, if it weren't just a scam. Not that I'm daft enough to think for a second that it was real.

Anonymous said...

The GMX scam is also happening in New Zealand. Today mine was for a $9.8M World Bank Award, and to respond to Mrs Hahn Doyle at wbre01@gala.net.

Thanks to this site, my suspicions were confirmed straight away. Big Ups!! :-) Best response is to do absolutely nothing. When someone (well, anyone) responds these scammers know they have a valid number or email address. Best response it to totally ignore it. Thanks again, Howie.

Anonymous said...

Just got the same text message and Anne Doyle's changed her name to Mrs Hahn Doyle idiots!!

Anonymous said...

Me too - just now - two texts one after the other telling me I'd randomly won $9M dollars from World Bank! It would be a shame if anyone actually got taken by these scumbags!!

Anonymous said...

yup monday 7th of feb 2011 and ITS STILL GOING!!! im from New Zealand and awesome i won $US9.8M (BS!) & yep just like other people have said they cant even speak/write properly lol (very bad grammar.)
Anyway im guessing im lucky really because the name sent to me was a Mrs "Hahn Doyle" so im guessing that maybe this person is legit as no one else has had that name yet!!! (NOT) LMAO get a life you freak your lucky i dont have YOUR details cause i would love to fly over there and show you a $9.8m punch in the f#$ken head!! IDIOT......

Anonymous said...

Got this in New Zeland today, told me i had won US$8.9, it was obviously fake.....

Anonymous said...

Yip at MIDNIGHT (NZ time) last night got the stupid messages as all of you have, knew it was a scam straight away but thought i'd google the e-mail to see if I could find anything like this. Also, the name has changed slightly; mine was from a Mrs. Hahn Doyle.

Anonymous said...

I have just received the same text. "Congratulations on my mobile I have won US$9.8M for World Bank Award. To claim contact Mrs. Hahn Doyle via:wbre01@gala.net

Anonymous said...

Received email today twice along same lines as previous ones. This time Hahn Doyl, wbre01@gala.net. Sent 6 February 2011.

Anonymous said...

OMG..I just received a msg about 3 minutes ago and i must say was quite excited ONLY because of my own situation but I googled it first to check it out in case its a SCAM! And I am so thankfull for this site..thank u soo much and my msg reads...'Congratulations your moblie have won US$9.8M for World Bank Award. To claim contact Mrs. Hahn Doyle via:wbre01@gala.net...keep this site going cos i can see that some of the comments are from 2009 and todays date is 8th Feb, 2011.. Thank you much!!!!

Kaylene said...

thank god for google. i recieved the txt msg last nite saying my mobile had won us9.8million and to cliam contact Mrs Hahn Doyle via Wbre@gala.net, strait away i smelt something fishy so googled it and well well it definalty a scam !!

tori said...

hay i got a text saying congratulations your mobile have won us$9.8m for world bank award to claim contact mrs.ann dyle on via:wbre@gala.net what the fuck some of us have kids and all these people wont is our money. im sick of being used by people i dont even know.dont let these people get to you........

Anonymous said...

i got the same text wtf some of us have kids and all they wont from us is our money.im sick of being used for money and i dont even know anything about these dickheads dont give in to there bullshit...

Anonymous said...

just pathetic! get a real job...wasted my time even opening the dam txt today.

Anonymous said...

Are people that hard up for money that thay think people are dumb enuf to beleive it were not dumb just couriose.I googled and found this and other sites with the same complaints

Ann said...

Ho hum !! Join the club, I received my message at 6 in the morning and from the same lady Mrs. Hahn Doyle. What is so cruel is that we are in dire financial straits at the moment, as I guess many other recipients are, so to receive something like that at a time like this makes me want to hunt down Mrs. Hahn Doyle and shove my mobile where the sun don't shine !! ...possibly my computer too if she dares to email me....Ann Jewson

Anonymous said...

just received the same to a swiss number.. guess any country is open to scamming...

Feejee Boy said...

would you believe it?...the scam even reached our shores here in FIJI!!...LOL....message to the scammers..."dude..Seriously?!".....

Anonymous said...

I received the same message this morning too... However I don't live in us or australlia or uk... This kind of people think they can scam like this... Personaly when i've seen it I was laughing it's my mobile phone the winner not me... :
Congratulations your mobile have won US$9.8M for World Bank Award. To claim contact Mrs.Hahn Doyle via:wbre01@gala.net

Anonymous said...

Add Mr T. Roland "claims@mmearea.com" to the black list. I was messaged by him at 9:12 PM 13/02/2011. He offered me US$6.8M. If they were any good what so ever they would have offered Aussie dollars while it's so strong. Would have made extra sense since I live in Australia. Gee guys der!

Anonymous said...

Also in Switzerland is Mrs Hahn Doyle arrivet. Today at 15:40 i got the same sms,that says i have won 9.8M dollars...The World Bank is making money from the people, it doesnd give Money...
Kind Reggards from Switzerland.

Bloom said...

I`m also from switzerland and i got the message tonight (2:29) I won 9.8M :D...
Mrs Hahn Doyle via wbre01@gala.net

Anonymous said...

I received the same message this morning too... However I live in Switzerland. Congratulations your mobile have won US$9.8M for World Bank Award. To claim contact Mrs.Hahn Doyle via:wbre01@gala.net. Thanks for posting your comments!!

Anonymous said...

hi there
i'm from switzerland and i've just got that sms!
has anyone contacted "mrs. hahn doyle" yet?

Anonymous said...

From WORLDBANK: Congratulations your mobile have won US$9.8M for World Bank Award. To claim contact Mrs.Hahn Doyle via:wbre01@gala.net

21/02/2011 4:22am

Thanks for posting this.. Was a great help, just got this text a few hours ago.

Anonymous said...

Got the text today aswell - Live in NZ "congrats your mobile have won US9.8 m for world bank award, contact Mrs Hahn Doyle via wbre01@gala.net

If it seems to good to be true .........

Anonymous said...

Well well well, these messages are rife, I recieved min thismorning, and no I didn't reply at all, what a cheek though!!

Rachel said...

Just received a text message on my mobile. "Congratulations your mobile have won US$9.8M for World Bank Award. To claim contact Mrs. Hahn Doyle via:wbre01@gala.net"
I am so grateful that people make these posts so that others can make searches via the search engines and be warned.
Thanks

Anonymous said...

I have got the same sms im from sydney australia. these ppl should be shot then let die slowly.

Anonymous said...

i got theese world back messages too. a phone i only just purchased. FROM OPTUS, so i think there may be a leak not just a random number generator

Anonymous said...

Yes I too, have been the recipient of $9.8M this morning from WORLDBANK, Mrs. Hahn Doyle this time. Is there something that can be done about these scam merchants?
Thank goodness you were there to help me.

Anonymous said...

I received a text message this morning! and it was from "WORLD BANK." and it told me i won 9.8m dollars... so i went nuts, i maxed my Credit card, told me wife to nick off as i was a millionare and i didnt need her sorry face, i would be able to get me a gorgeous wife..... then i read your post!!!! a scam you say, OMG no time to write i have to get my wife back... who will cook for me..
why didnt i think first, of course it is a scam

Unlucky Guy, Sydney Austraila

Anonymous said...

sms from Hahn (not a bad brew really)...I'm with Telstra in Australia
thanks for you guys here, now mobiles are under fire from scammers

Anonymous said...

I too received the message I had won US$9.8M for World Bank Award. Mrs Hahn Doyle is contact to claim.
Never thought it wasn't a scam but interesting to see I am not the only one receiving them

Anonymous said...

I woke up this morning to a text message from the world bank congratulating me... i knew it was a scam as i can not believe that anyone would be offering to give away 9.8 million. i did a search to find out if anyone else had recieved the same text as i was curious as to how they gained my number.... how can they get away with it?

Anonymous said...

Hello all, and thank you all for posting. Got my txt msg 9.32am, 28 February, 2011, Melbourne, Australia - Congratulations your mobile have won US$9.8M for World Bank Award. To claim contact MrsHahn Doyle via:wbre@gala.ne from WORLD BANK.
My first questions would be just how exactly does one go about registering WORLD BANK as a number and why haven't the relevant authorities nabbed MrsDoyle yet?

Anonymous said...

received mesage sms - ftom WORLD BANK congratulations you have won US $9.8m - to claim contact Mrs.Hahn Doyle via wbre01@gala.net

Anonymous said...

hey,,,wat this is? it seems very good if it"s true..I got the message last night that I won US$9.8M for world bank award.To claim contact mrs.hahn doyle via:wbre01@gala.net.. I dont ve any membership with this bank so,,,i thought it's a spam text but good job.

Anonymous said...

I got the same sms this morning. Not sure if it's me or the phone that's won US$9.8m. Guess i'll never know!

Anonymous said...

I to recieved this stupid message on my mobile phone at 12.45 a.m. on February 28th 2011,,,it has to be a scam so please be aware,,,mine said contact Hahn Doyle,,,mrs... I typed in her name and it has taken me to this site...I am in Adelaide,,,Australia

Anonymous said...

i received a text this morning stating that i have won US$9.8M from world bank------- and contact HAHN DOYLE via: wbre01@gala.net
BIG QVESTION is how did these guys get my mobile number-- only OPTUS has my number "HELLO optus"

Anonymous said...

I just received the same text message. I'm in Sydney Australia and also with Optus. Something fishy here!! My message says that i've won 9.8 million from world bank. Contact person is Mrs. Doyle, via:wbre01@gala.net

Anonymous said...

i received a text this morning stating that i have won US$9.8M from world bank------- and contact HAHN DOYLE via: wbre01@gala.net
BIG QVESTION is how did these guys get my mobile number-- only OPTUS has my number "HELLO optus"

Anonymous said...

Yes I was a lucky one too. Received a sms today at 10.20 am Australian time. US$9.8M to claim contact Mrs. Hahn Doyle via wbre01@gala.net....wow she is a very busy little beaver isnt she!!!! Thankgod for sites like these..How do they get our phone no's...should be prosecuted for this action..

ben.pace said...

i just received this as well
Just received a text message on my mobile. "Congratulations your mobile have won US$9.8M for World Bank Award. To claim contact Mrs. Hahn Doyle via:wbre01@gala.net"

Anonymous said...

I just received the some text and thought when hell freezes over will i contact Mrs Hahn Doyle @ world bank

Kristy McLean said...

Well, the scam continues. The English has been slightly improved! Good on 'em!
Congratulations your mobile has won US$7.8M for commonwealth games award. To claim contact Mrs. Rachael Martins via: cw10187@yahoo.com.hk
This is what i received at 6 this morning. I read it and then put my phone down hoping to go back to sleep and dream of being a filthy rich millionaire!!! unfortunately though my brain was smart and kept reminding my dreams that it was all a crappy scam! oh well. No harm done to me.

Anonymous said...

I just received one of these lovely spam txts saying I won $9.8million. They are definitely doing the rounds.

Anonymous said...

I have recieved this same message from mrs doyle(10:06 pm)nz,so not just you aussies they are trying to dupe.

Anonymous said...

Just received the same sms. Date is 13th March 2011. this time its MRS HAHN DOYLE via wbre01@gala.net US$9.8 million. what a waste of time

Anonymous said...

I too received a text from Mrs Rachael Martins, at 1.10am this morning. I agree, how do they get the numbers? I wonder if its a random 'mail out'? As if we don't have enough to contend with during the day with unsolicited emails advertising everything and anything that that you don't need or want, now we have to content with idiots trying to prank unsuspecting people with this rubbish. Thank you for your website. I figured it was a scam, but it's good to know that it's already known about.

Anonymous said...

Got a text saying " Your mobile won $9.8m for world Bank award. To Claim contact Mrs.Hahn Doyle via wbaw01@gmail.com " SCAM!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Well it continues in Australia. I received this message from Mrs. Hahn Doyle, with her terrible English, I don't know whose in charge of shutting scams like this down, but this is pretty bad that it's gone on this long.

Anonymous said...

yes, even little old Tassie was approached with the same scam. Shame on them. I was to contact a Mrs Hahn Doyle.

jordan said...

i received the txt at 2.22am im from new zealand, so obviously these guys are doing the rounds? how dumb do they think people are? absolute fail for anyone whos gone through with it.lol

Anonymous said...

Just recieved a message on my mobile phone, congratulations your mobile has won US$9.8M for world bank award. To claim contact Mrs Hahn Doyle viawbre@gala.net. How the hell do these people get our numbers?

Anonymous said...

recieved text tonight in Tassie saying my mobile had won US9.8M for World Bank Award. contact Mrs. Hahn Doyle

Cindy said...

Just recieved the same text message. It reads, 'Congratulations your mobile have won US(upside down ?)9.8M for World Bank Award. To claim contact Mrs.Hahn Doyle via:wbre gala.net'.
I believed it to be a scam as soon as I recieved it, and was curious to see just how many others have recieved the same. UNBELIEVABLE!!!! GET A LIFE YOU IDIOTS!!!!!
I am from Perth, Western Australia.

Anonymous said...

DOGS THAT RIP OFF INNOCENT PEOPLE. THEY DONT CARE ABOUT US. THEY WORK ON A PERCENTAGE THAT SOME WILL BE TRICKED INTO HANDING OVER MONEY TO THEM. THEY HAVE NO CONSCIENCE SO WHAT WE SAY IS REALLY WATER OFF A DUCKS BACK. THEY WILL CONTINUE BECAUSE THEY ARE LOW LIFE DOGS.

Anonymous said...

Just so you all know it's still circulating. I am in Australia. The msg this morning at 0844 read. "Congratulations your mobile have won US$9.8M for World Bank Award. To claim contact Mrs.Hahn Doyle via.wbre@gala.net"
As you can see the english has taken a backward step but hey $9.8M is pretty good!, most of you here have only won US$7.8M.... lol

Anonymous said...

The scam continues...I just won US9.8M for WorldBank Award, to claim all I have to do is contact Mrs Hahn Doyle via::wbre gala net

Anonymous said...

Just recieved the scam today, 14th March 2010 @ 2.43pm. Congratulations your mobile have won US?9.8M for World Bank Award. To claim contact Mrs: Hahn Doyle via:wbre gala.net.

I noticed the question mark was upside down though. Where was the $
Thank you to everyone who has posted a message, and the website.

Drew Peacock said...

I got the same message today but i had a proper dollar sign,maybe im the real winner?

Anonymous said...

It is now in New Zealand. I received the text at 7.25am 15 March. Thank goodness for the net. Loved reading all the comments.

Anonymous said...

I received the same message today, i tried to send a message back with some nasty words, but number didn't exist. I am a very poor person, never had much money at all, and to get a text like that is very disheartening. I hope those scammers get what they deserve A BIG NOTHING, AND A WHOLE LOT OF BAD LUCK, SHAME ON YOU ALL.

Anonymous said...

Wicked people!!! i know that there are many people out there who would think "It's my lucky day" upon receiving the txt message your mobile have won US$9.8M for World Bank Award. First is the punctuation that gets me suscpicious, next is the web address. Really???? Yes i'm gullable, but not stupid. Thanks to consumer voice for validating my intuition. Chur bro, too much!!!

Anonymous said...

I got the same message as the people above.
I usally reply with a comment like "go F@%*K yourself parasite".
However it is probably best to ignore.

Anonymous said...

this has been going on for a while got my message on 13.3.011,to claim contact mrs hahn doyle.what a joke.

Anonymous said...

got my message on the 13/3/11 gee world bank is going broke,hey,found your website,like to know how they get mobile no.

Anonymous said...

Yep, received same message 15th March 7:48AM "Congratulations your mobile have won US 9.8M for World Bank Award. To claim contact Mrs: Hahn Doyle via:wbre gala.net"
This time $ and @ gone altogether - why do fools keep trying. Thanks for the warning. NZ

Anonymous said...

Just got the same message in Tasmania Australia
Notification!:Congratulations your mobile have won US$7.8M for World Bank Int'l Relief Effort Award.To claim contact Trevor Roland via email:claims@mmearea.com

Trevor Roland now thanks for the info

Anonymous said...

Just received the message (Melbourne). Dear Hahn Doyle has changed the email address to wbaw02@gmail.com sms 447924551450. What a wanker!!

Chantelle said...

Yep, got the message in Victoria also. Any chance any others are small business owners with their numbers easy to get a hold of? would love to know what happens if you were to email them? How do they then get your cash?

Anonymous said...

Same message, same story. World Bank, US$9.8m. Contact Mrs Hahn Doyle... Melbourne, Australia

Anonymous said...

Its May 11, 2011 and here in WA I received the selfsame sms: "(My) mobile has won $9.8M for World Bank Award. To claim contact Mrs Hahn Doyle wbaw01@gmail.com". What a clever Mobile I have to have won such a large sum of money! nb: I have private Mobile Number! How do they find us and how stupid do they reckon we are? Still...if it's still going, I guess there are more than enough suckers out there for this mob to prey upon.

Anonymous said...

World bank sms I thought you guys might like to know the scammers changed the email I recieved text this morning :

Your mobile has won US$9.8M for World Bank Award. To claim contact Mrs.Hahn Doyle via:wbaw01@gmail.com

don't fall prey to scammers

Anonymous said...

hey all i recieved the msg yeasterday and it looks like they changed the email address from yahoo to gmail. Keep a watch out! i think they hvae this site tapped which is why they keep improving their msgs.

Anonymous said...

just recived the same text with a different contact Mrs Arie Tander same email address wbaw01@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I recieved a text on my mobile last night from Arie Tander about winning US $9.8M with contact wbaw01@gmail.com.
Thankyou this is a great site.

Anonymous said...

I also received a sms that I've won US$9.8M for I.M.F Award. To claim contact Mrs. Arie Tander via wbaw01@gmail.com. It was send to my work mobile in Australia but the message was send from a South African number +27749391839. I had a friend phone it but the number was disconnected, so obviously it is a scam, I was involved in a scam a couple of years ago in where I also won some money but because I was not a citizen of that country I had to pay some money in to a Western Union account to be able to get the money. I phoned the embassy and was told that it is a scam, later I couldn't got hold of them, it became fun keeping them on the line. So what out for these scams, they are everywhere!!

Anonymous said...

At 6.40am this morning (2/07/2011) I also received a sms that my mobile phone has won US$9.8M for I.M.F Award. To claim contact Mrs. Arie Tander via wbaw01@gmail.com. It was also sent to my work mobile in Australia, this message was sent from +27844465656.

Basil said...

I also recieved a SMS claiming that i won a FIFA Award at a sum of $1.2 Million pounds and to contact Ronald for claim.

Anonymous said...

I live in South Africa and received a text message last night stating that I won 1.2m pounds from Fifa Rewards and to contact Mr. Trevor Roland "claims agent" in this regard (nr. provided). I found this too good to be true, googled his name this morning and found very interesting comments on this website. I phoned "Mr. Roland" (not from a mobile) and told him that we know about his scam. He tried to convince me that he actually does work for Fifa etc. etc. and that I should call him back in forty minutes. Fifa urged me to file a case as soon as possible. We informed our nearest Police Station who confirmed that 3 people filed cases in this regard earlier this morning (they received messages from the same person)and that 1 of them allready lost R5000. Sadly many are desperate enough to take a chance in spite of all the warnings out there. Please, do not be fooled!!!

Anonymous said...

i had recieved a text from GMX saying that i had won US 21 Million dollars and to contact Mrs.Hahn Doyle via:wbre.gala.net

Sam said...

I recieved a text-message this morning on my mobile phone congratulating me that I had won US9.8M for I.M.F Award. To claim the reward I am told to contact Larie Vander through (gmail) e-mail account. It doesn't seem that convincing that I.M.F uses a gmail account. The funny thing is that they have written it like:
imfawards1atgmail.com (not even using a @ symbol.
The text-message is sent from +447924551450

Anonymous said...

Just received a mes " YOUR CELL N0. HAVE WON GB185,000 FOR WORLD BANK/POST FIFA INT'L RELIEF EFFORT AWARD.TO CLAIM CONTACT OUR AGENT SANDRA NELL ON 0736015203 WITH REF"

i am in S.A