Another fine scam brought to you by Chevron Gaming Board and Olawole Williams. As has been mentioned in the past, I am amazed how an “undisclosed-recipients” email address can pick a winning number in a “Lotto” draw.

I must add that the William’s clan seem to be involved in all kinds of activities, lotteries, loans, grants, you name it. I am almost at the point of adding the name as a criteria for identifying a potential scam; but that would not be fair to the honest people with the Williams name.

This example is probably a good old advance fees scam.

UPDATE:

It seems that the following is also appearing in text message form now!

From:

CHEVRON GAMING BOARD
Reply-To: olawolewilliams@hotmail.com
To: undisclosed-recipients: ;
Received-On: Yesterday 11:17 PM
Subject: Attention!!!
More…
Attention!!!
Your email address has emerged as one
of the winner in Chevron-Lotto Sweepstakes Award
Promo. Prize attached is £1,228.704.80 Pounds with
WINNING NGMLA2-007.Contact Mr. Olawole Williams
.Email: olawolewilliams@hotmail.com, with the
following information:
1. Full Names:
2. Address:
3.Age:
4. Sex:
5. Phone /Fax number:
6. Country
Or Call: +2340872646560
Mrs. Monica Olivet

Comments
  1. Barbara says:

    Hi there from South Africa! I received an sms on my cell phone last night, with the following text (reproduced EXACTLY, but without all the spaces): “CONGRATULATiON !!! YOU WON R320. 000 YOUR NUMBER WAS AMONG THE LUCKY WINNERS IN THE CHEVRON WORLD WIDE AMERICA iNTERNATIONA LOTTORY. NEW YEAR BONANZA TICKET NO. 0719 CALL 0739173323 TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE. CONTACT MR. DAN.” The sms came from a different number to the one I was to call, but it was also a local cell phone number. I did call, and “Mr Dan” answered – his accent places him squarely in the northern part of the African continent… Nigeria, perhaps?🙂 Anyway, I have not divulged any details, but having found your website, thouhgt I would share this with you. I have had MANY emails like this in the past (who hasn’t?), but this is the first sms…

  2. gariell says:

    Barbara,

    An sms on you cell! That’s a good one, thanks for letting us know about their latest spam target. Will have to look into this in more detail.

    Thanks again

  3. Mark Collins says:

    Hello. I received the exact same sms last night.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Mark,

    I guess this is the new thing, we will take a closer look at this scam and report back.
    Thanks

  5. Mark says:

    It is new and they are obviously successful in thier scams, i am almost certain that the sent loads me people sms messages and costing them airtime. you would think that they at least be more accurate in the grammar and spelling, careless, they making lots of money.

  6. venessa says:

    My husband received the exact same sms and when he phoned the number given they went as far as asking for all his details and even his banking details.
    Its not normal and the matter should be looked into…

  7. gariell says:

    Barbara,Mark and Venessa,

    We are on to them and hope they have a real lousy night with lots of nightmares!
    Thank-you all for your comments.
    Gariell

  8. travis says:

    same mark collins agency tried to scam me w/ an email, said i won 550,000 from the uk lotto shittt, id like the feds to get ahold of this guy

  9. Donovan B says:

    Woah,

    I’ve just hit it big ! –

    “CONGRATUATiON !!! YOU WON R1,0020,000,00 YOUR NUMBER WAS AMONG THE LUCKY WINNERS iN THE CHEVRON WORLD WIDE AMERICA PETROLUM COMPANY iNTERNATIONAL LOTTORY. AWARD BONANZA TICKET NO.1,E,7″ CALL 0739252606 TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE. CONTACT MR, WILLIAM SMiTH.”

    The spelling errors were left unchanged so that other users can Google this exact message verbatim and hopefully save themselves some excitement.

    I’m also from South Africa and yes, I’m pretty sure a Nigerian is involved, although I didn’t call the number.

    You’d think for a message that important,

    1) They would learn to spell,
    2) Capitalize all the letters
    3) Pay for a call to inform me of my prize
    4) Impersonate someone with more hair (William Smith)

    Ha !

  10. gariell says:

    Donovan,
    You got it right! Most of the time they cann’t spell better than your average first grader. This being the most obvious indication of a bottom feeder in action.

    Cheers

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  12. Steven O says:

    Hi there from South Africa
    Times are hard and getting an sms stating you won R630 000 can make one’s heart jump….lucky sense set in and thought I’d browse the web first….
    I actually feel like calling and giving them hell for doing this,especially now when the pockets are tight and people fight for every cent…..believe me I see it almost daily…some customers can’t afford a tire for their vehicle let alone fuel….
    thanks for the warning.

  13. gariell says:

    Steven O,
    Glad you took the time to investigate before responding to the scam. That is the primary goal of this blog and your feedback is a welcome sign that the word is getting out. Lets keep these bottom feeders at bay. Thanks for your comment.
    Cheers

    PS Made a few corrections
    Gariell

  14. anonymous says:

    Barbara,I had the same sms jst that I had to contact William Smith.To the great help of God I dont believe in gambiling and did not even worry or get interested in the sms .

  15. sakkie says:

    hi i received sms “congratulation!!!you won R630.000 your number was among the lucky winners in the chevron world wide america petrolum company international lottory award bonaza ticket no 192k” call 0789516367 to claim your prize contact mr william smith.” i did call mr smith to claim my price but i had to pay R1100.00 into a bank account before i can get my price i did not pay the fee

  16. gariell says:

    anonymous,

    William Smith seems to be a preferred name for the bottom feeders, I have seem it used in other types of scams.

    Cheers

  17. gariell says:

    sakkie,

    Lucky for you that your experience with the bottom feeder will only cost you a phone call. Don’t give the scum the light of day.

    Cheers

  18. gry planszowe says:

    Ciekawa strona, trafilem tu przypadkowo, ale od dzis bede wpadal czesciej, pozdro

  19. Anonymous says:

    Daniel Says
    August15, 2008 at 6:31am

    Also received a congratulations!!! you`ve won a sum of R755.000,a lucky random winner in chevron petrolum
    bonanza, ticket No.612z. Call ryan smith at the ballot centre (uk)0719557045.

    Go and rip off your mother asshole

  20. Andy says:

    I wish I could have visited this site before replying to the stupid sms,same william smith at 073 925 2440,he has my contact number,account details,copy of my i.d and fingerprints.I don’t want the money but I fear that my personal details are in danger.What do I do? Please help me

  21. gariell says:

    Andy

    Don’t waste any time and report this to the authorities. You can find several contacts in the Reporting Scams section. It would also be a good idea to contact your financial institution as well.
    Rest assured that you are not the only one who has been dubbed out of their personal information. At least they didn’t scam any money from you before you found out.

    Good Luck

  22. Sarfaraz Mohamed says:

    I have received the same sms about 7am on Tuesday,didn’t bother phoning till i had a chance to check the website
    In a nutshell it said i have won R755.000,random lucky number
    among the chevron petrolum bonanza , i can either call William smith or visit http://www.awardwinners.com …his number was
    078 951 6367, it also said warning …dont give you info out 2 any third party , and the whole shabang , oh and terms and conditions apply.

  23. Zolile says:

    ON 09/09/2008 I RECEIVED A MESSAGE ON MY PHONE THAT I AM WINNER OF 755,000 IN CHEVRON PETROLUM

  24. zulfiqar says:

    i daily recieve fake e-mial that i won million rupees from microsoft,DHL,Mrs Haleena Williams,Eric Elliot, free loto And from Nigeria they want some information from me like
    FULL NAMES:…..CONTACT ADDRESS:..CITY/STATE:………
    COUNTRY:……NATIONALITY:……. .SEX:……..AGE:….
    MARITAL STATUS..single….TEL NO:…………..
    …….NEXT OF KIN:……..OCCUPATION….and so on and i give them but they not give me a prize that i won then i understand they are making fool to me.

  25. gariell says:

    Zulfiqar,

    Don’t send any personal information to these bottom feeders. They could try to steal your identity.

    Gariell

  26. Corne Pommerel says:

    I there, I would just like to inform you about myself receiving an sms to inform me about my winnings of R755 000.00. Being of a curious nature I made the call and found myself speaking to a Ryan Smith with the most peculiar accent. Wow to think that people fall for such rubbish!!!

  27. Faeeza says:

    Hi,

    I’m also a Sout-African and also received an sms last night – “Congratulations! you’ve won the sum of, R750.000. Your number was among one of the Random lucky winner, in chevron petrolum Bonanza. Ticket NO:612z. call ‘ryan smith” at, 0734173399. or, awardwinners.com To register & cover your win. prize. ”

    I suspected that is was a scam and had to check this website out first thing in the morning when I got to work. Do these people really think that they can fool anyone?

    Hope they get caught soon, before some illiterate person gets scamed out of their hard earned money.

    Regards,
    Faeeza

  28. gariell says:

    Faeeza,

    Glad you gave the site a visit. It is sad to say that these types of scams cost innocent people from all walks of life hundreds of millions a year. I know of many professionals who have fallen for these scams and lost thousands of dollars to these bottom feeders.

    Cheers

  29. One of the lucky says:

    Hi there,I am from South africa.I recieved an sms one morning telling me that i also had won a million Rand in the Chevron Petrolum Bonanza and was told to contact Mr william smith at a different number to the one witch it was sent to.The ticket number was 192k.Strange tho,was that the spelling of these bonanza freaks was terrible and when I returned the call that they obviously were unable to afford to make themselves,The unsteriotyped voice of Mr “William Smith” was that of a Nigerian male…The afternoon after recieving the sms I tried to contact him the first time and a Lady answered, (obviously the acomplice)posing as his secretary.She asked me to phone back the following morning as he had already left for home…Unlickely.Be Carefull guys..

  30. Dieketseng says:

    Hi there

    Guys i think we should start doing something about this people who trying to make us fools.i’m also from south africa and received the same sms.

    These people are enjoying this so lets come with ideas on how to expose them.They can’t just play with people’s minds by lying to them.This is totally unceptable.

    I’m taking this further i don’t know about you guys.

    Dieketseng

  31. janine stuart says:

    my cousin got the exact sms, and asked me to look it up. i new it was all a big scam, but to put her mind at ease, i told her i would look it up, but advised her not to giv em any of her details in the interim. she had already called the no. though and she was asked for banking details for the money to be deposited into. she refused with here details and opted to give em a postal adress for them to send her a check. so yeah! people should just be careful out there.

  32. gariell says:

    Janine,

    Nice of you to warn your cousin. Unfortunately, she will probably be bombarded with more scam emails and snail mail. Now that they know her addresses. Perhaps you should have her read the Identifying Scams section as a precautionary mesure. Glad to hear that the site was helpful.

    Gariell

  33. Arnoldus says:

    hi guys my friend got that sms scam and thanx to this site i told her that it’s a scam thank you to all of you guys

    arnoldus

  34. gariell says:

    Amoldus

    Its is always nice to hear that the site was helpful. After all that is what it is all about.

    Cheers

  35. GottMypefooke says:

    Nothing seems to be easier than seeing someone whom you can help but not helping.
    I suggest we start giving it a try. Give love to the ones that need it.
    God will appreciate it.

  36. pilile says:

    Guys it also took me by suprise when it says I have won R1 Million rands, but likely I have investigated that before e-mailing or sms my details….. I foundout that this is an educated robbery, dont sms or give out your details. These guys are Nigerians.

  37. i recievd da very same message sayin i won a million rands and i ddnt devulge any personal info.plz beware of these scams. says:

    hi im Thabiso 4rm south africa and i was alsn amongst those who won and i ddnt devulge any personal info.im glad i found this site.notify others abt these kind of scams

  38. KEVIN says:

    I ALSO RECENTLY RECEIVED AN SMS SAYING I HAD WON R 1 000 000,00 IN THE “CHEVRON WORLDWIDE UK INTERNATIONAL AMERICA LOTTORY”. THAT’S RIGHT THEY CAN’T EVEN SPELL LOTTERY!
    ANYWAY I HAD TO CONTACT A MR JAMES MOORE….VERY ENGLISH NAME, CURIOSITY AND THE CHANCE OF WINNING BIG BUCKS GOT THE BETTER OF ME AND I PHONED THIS CHAP. AND TO MY SURPRISE IT WAS IN FACT A NIGERIAN MAN WHO DIDN’T EVEN SPEAK ENGLISH VERY WELL. IF YOU INTEND SCAMMING SOMEONE WHO MAY BE ENGLISH AT LEAST LEARN THE LANGUAGE! DON’T BE BLINDED BY GOLDEN GIFTS!

  39. Dion Pieterse says:

    Amazing. I’ve just received an almost exact replica of the above. It looks so legitimate that I was almost taken in.
    Thanks for the warning – it is appreciated

    Regards
    Dion

  40. gariell says:

    Dion

    Always nice to hear that the site has been useful

    Cheers

  41. Audrey says:

    I have done better than all of you. I am now 1 000 000.00 GBP better off. I think I will leave my winnings offshore and retire happily on the interest. Travel a lot, spend a bit etc. Some of us are really lucky!

  42. Zanele says:

    I Zanele did receive an sms that I have won 1000 000 .00 so , I call this guy he was today he was so nice. He said I’m must send him my details , I’m now worried because I did send him my whole information can you please advice what I have to do now…. he even said I must deposit R1750 at any Chekers at the money transfer counter.

  43. gariell says:

    Zanele

    Don’t send a penny to the bottom feeder. I am not sure what info you sent to the scammer, but read the Reporting Scams page on this site and do report this scam artist.

    Gariell

  44. Tharwa says:

    I received an email about 2months ago and an sms last night saying I’ve won a million rand_ Definately a scam

  45. Ruth Matabane says:

    i also recieved the exact SMS on the 11/Aug/O9 at 2am and i was very excited cause i was so broke, but at the same time i did not understand how i can win without entering anything so i was sure it was a scam! so i called the guy Mr James Moore, but it was a nigerian guy and i knew it, i just knew that it was definetly a scam. so i am greatful i searched this site, so guys please watch out.

  46. claudia says:

    I am living in South Africa and received the scam sms last night…

  47. gariell says:

    Ruth,

    Glad that you visited the site, we have only one reason and that is to combat bottom feeders scammers. We are always glad to hear from readers. That makes it all worth while.

    Gariell

  48. gariell says:

    Claudia,

    I guess no one is safe! A large majority of scams come from South Africa and to see that these bottom feeders are even trying to scam fellow country mates is sad.

    Gariell

  49. Reshal says:

    I am a south african citizen, received an sms last night, is there any way to catch these fraudsters, i will not devulge any personal details to them. I told Mr Martins Hills to post the checque to me.

    Be careful

  50. gariell says:

    Reshal,

    Good news, you have identified the bottom feeder as a scammer. We all wish there was an easy way to catch these low lives but it is not an easy task. What is important is to smell out the rats and not fall for there low life schemes.

    Cheers

  51. Abrie says:

    Hi. i am afrikaans and my english is not very good. i got the same sms and i phoned the guy and i really couldn`t here him that well. but he said that i must phone him tommorow. he said that my phone number was entered into a lucky draw. if i phone him from another number he doesn`t answer but if i phone from the phone that i got the sms they pick up. what should i do?

  52. gariell says:

    Abrie,

    DO NOT contact this bottom feeder, it is a scam and you have won nothing and are only paying for phone call to this thief.

    Cheers

  53. Sizwe says:

    Hi i just recieved the same sms lat night from a 0729720820 number and they this is the exact sms below

    Congradulations!!! you won R1000,000,00 (one million Rands)your number was selected among the lucky winners of the chevron world wide uk international america lottery bonanza ticket no:0404 Batch No:7777 contact our fiduciary claim Agent on this number (0765610061 to claim your prize or Email:alex_thompson040@sify.com contact person Mr Alex Thomson.

    I hope this will help others from being victims of fraud
    because i called the alex guy and he answered but the accent gave him away he sounded nigerian and i just kept asking him to authenticate his claims and prove to me he is not a fraudster up until he Hung up

  54. Thomas says:

    I got the exact sms. I had to call a Mr. Larry Toms. So I did, and way and behold….the voice of a Nigerian. My partner called him and told him he’s with the Special Investigations Unit and that she had tracked his address from the call… Scared that the police were onto him, he immediately hung up! LOL!

  55. oh my word…I am shocked!!! just got exactly the same msg with the same ticket and batch number…and when we phoned them it was a nigerian claiming to be Martins Hills… he smsed from this number:0792628451…and wanted us to phone from this number:0729670210. the young girls of today end up getting raped and killed for their fun and pleasure. i am 18 years old and just glad that I have the right family members to guide me because I would have fell for it… WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT THIS SOUTH-AFRICA???????

  56. Carola / Dec 1st 2009 says:

    Well I might as well add my sms received to the long list of scams. Believe it or not this one was received at 2:00am in the morning. You would think that any legit organization in the UK would also be fast asleep at that time, even with the time difference. Clever!!!!

    It goes – “Congratulation!!! You won ZAR 1,000,000,00 (One Million Rand Only) Your number was selected among the lucky winners of the Chevron world wide UK Lottery Bonanza. Ticket NO: 0404 Batch No: 7777. Contact our fiduciary claims Agent on this number (0729670210) to claim your price. Contact Mr Martins Hills.”

  57. suraksha says:

    hi, i got the exact sms at 04:00 this morning, same tiket no and batch no. i called from my office line and they refuse to give me any details as i was calling from a private number. he asked me to call from the number that the sms came through on. so i did with hesitation as he was so unproffesional and guess what, a nigerian man answers by the name of James Small, reall give away, nigerian with the accent and that name.anyway, please do something, i am privileged that i have access to read this but what about people who are illiterate? please help them

  58. CARMEL says:

    HI, I RECEIVED A SMS AT 03:43AM ON 07 DEC 2009, SAYING THAT I HAVE WON R1,000.000.00. I WAS TOLD TO CLAIM MY PRIZE BY CALLING A GUY BY THE NAME OF MR. MARTINS OWEN. AND TO MY SURPRISE IT WAS A NIGERIAN GUY THAT ANSWERED THE CALL. HE WANTED TO KNOW WHERE I LIVE SO I SAID SOUTH AFRICA.HE TOOK MY TICKET NO. AND BATCH NO. AND ASKED ME TO CALL HIM BACK IN 5 MINUTES TIME. I AM SURE THAT IF I REALLY WON THAT AMOUNT OF MONEY I WOULD HAVE INFORMED VIA TELEPHONE OR PERSONALLY, NOT BY A SMS AT THAT PART OF THE MORNING. THESE
    PEOPLE NEED TO BE LOCKED UP FOR DOING THIS TO INNOCENT PEOPLE. WHAT ABOUT THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE DESPERAT FOR MONEY AND BUY INTO THIS SCAM?

  59. Rassie says:

    What happens if you give them your details?

  60. gariell says:

    Rassie’
    Give your personal information and they will steal your identity, ask for money. Simply put you will get scammed.

    Gariell

  61. gariell says:

    Carmel,
    Needless to say, sadly, people respond to these bottom feeders every day and inocent people do get scammed. I only hope that sites like this will no longer be necessary in the future.

    Gariell

  62. andile says:

    i got the same sms 15dcmbr 2009 i called mr majozi who i was told to cal the was speaking zulu wth an anoying voice he told me to sms id nr ,bnk details,and airtime voucher of r350 but he came to a very brave person he told ma money wil depossited by vodacom to ma act nr in 3hr i frstcalled vodcm c.cntre they said they said they do know tha at all i goy bck to hm and told hm feed bck he said i must cal again and ask the c.e.o .ho siilly ididnt do all thats even by the time of the cal he sounded like cheelin people at a taxi rank drnk beer and chatten how silly .

  63. Lee says:

    recd sms on 15/12 to say I had won R1000000:00@ Chevron uk lottery with ref no.012. To contact Dr Gill with SA cell no. Phoned and spoke to ‘Dr Gill’ – clearly not from SA, almost Nigerian/ Jamaican accent. Told to send ref no and name to sms no. Did this! But had bad feelings. Got a reply to ask whether I require a chq or bank transfer. Didn’t give personal details but decided to check the net. Thank goodness I did!

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  65. Johan says:

    Hi there from sunny South Africa.

    I first googled this Chevron Guys because I received R1 000 000 in a lottery I did not even enter so Ja this is to good to be true. Thanks for all the other feedback.

  66. Ryan says:

    Gosh guys! Im from South Africa, Cape Town and I received the following text on 4 Jan 2010: Congratulation! you won R 100000000, ur numba was selected among the lucky winners of the chevron world wide UK international America lottery bonanza ticket no: 0404 Batch no: 7777 contact our fiduciary claim agent on this no.0780645783 to clam ur prize or email unionfin_mgt@yahoo.co.uk to contact Dr. William Cole.
    I then called him with a private number and he refused to answer any questions until i called him with the number I received the sms from.
    Thanx Gariell for informing the world before most of us make a bad choice.

  67. James says:

    i received the sms for R1000000 last night too (5 January 2010) and luckily had the sense to google Chevron UK after being given the run around…

  68. Thabiso says:

    i received an sms ststing: congratulation!!! you have won ZAR 1,000,000.00 (one million Rand Only) your number was seleceted among the chevron world wide UKLottery Bonanza.
    Ticket No:….
    Batch No: ….
    contact our fiduciry claims Agent on this no……….. to claim ur price
    Mr Martin Hills

  69. Nono says:

    My niece received the same sms last night and I told her it’s a scam, that they just want her bank details but she asked me to check it out so I Googled Chevron UK Lottery and found this site. Something needs to be done about these people because they will scam desperate people especially those who don’t have access to the internet.

  70. Rudzani says:

    I also received the same sms last night,and luckily i thought of searching for this Alex Smith and Chevron UK. What i dont understand is where are these guys getting our numbers?

  71. Renette Lombard says:

    Good day,can I know why &why not are the law putting their hands in a nigerian caffer’s pants,because it seems he or they are iching in strategic “places”and needs a scrub”there”.Good day & good luck!(stand up &start working yourself,you have all the comments!

  72. Jen says:

    Hi, seems like these guys are really busy!. This morning 01;05 South-Africa time same SMS. “Congratulation!!! You won £500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand Pounds) Your number was selected among the lucky winners of the Chevron world wide UK Lottery Bonanza. Ticket N0: 7777. Contact our fiduciary claims Agent on this number (00447924079921) or call our R.S.A agent on 0719709562 or email” but no email address was given. A friend of mine phoned but was told that i personnaly had to phone from my cellphone to enable them to verify the details. Then also on 28 January I received two SMS’s to state my mobile number has won US*2.8m for FIFA 2010 international Award. To claim contact Mr. Danny Moore via Email: dannymoore02@yahoo.co.uk

  73. Jaco de Kock says:

    Hey I am a South African citizen currently a stundent at the University of Pretoria and I also received this how can I put it “stupid” sms on my phone that my number was a lucky winner. I am a BCom Law student and as soos as I got this idiots atempt to try and scam me I thought what the hell lets check what i can get out of this guy so far I was a very complient winner and maybe want to arrange a meeting acompanied by police of course to see where this guy’s office is to verify my winning and speak to him as to thank him personaly for the generous R 550 000. Will post again if I have some results.

  74. Emily says:

    I also received the stupid sms and being told to call Alex Thompson for claiming my prize and I did call only to find that when I ask How could I win this amount he said the numbers of all south Africans putted for the draw to support the world cup and asked me how would I prefere my payment is it by cheque or Bank I chosed cheque and he asked me to sms my id number and my address so that they can send me a cheque through shoprite checkers so what I’m asking myself how does shoprite relate withs matter cos from the beginning they didn’t mentioned this was from shoprite, so I realised that they are fooling me.

  75. Emily says:

    I also received the stupid sms and being told to call Alex Thompson for claiming my prize and I did call only to find that when I ask How could I win this amount he said the numbers of all south Africans putted for the draw to support the world cup and asked me how would I prefere my payment is it by cheque or Bank I chosed cheque and he asked me to sms my id number and my address so that they can send me a cheque through shoprite checkers so what I’m asking myself how does shoprite relate with this matter cos from the beginning they didn’t mentioned this was from shoprite, so I realised that they are fooling me.

  76. JPC van Niekerk says:

    “Congradulation!!! You won $500,000.00
    Your number was selected among the lucky winners of the Chevron world wide UK lottery Bonanza. Ticket NO:0404
    Batch No:7777. Contact your fiduciary claims Agent on this number (0799899834) to claim your price. Contact Mr Martins Hills”
    WHAT THE HELL, A MIRRACLE! No it can’t be……
    Just pay R1800-00 registration fee and the sertificate will be e-mailed immedialtely and your money in your account tomorrow…..
    Mr Hills from hell ( only people from the hell or people on their way to the hell can scam people in this tough and hard times we all are going through.)even asked for id nr to confirm lucky winning ticket…..
    My wife posed as a lawyer to confirm mr Hills agent registration number and more details of this “life changing” winnings. Simple answer from Martins Hills:” Contact JOHNCOOL” in the UK at the followimng number -00448872248310 – My wife searched on the net for more details on this “Life changing loterry) AND GUESS WHAT…
    A SCAM. She phoned Mr. Martins Hills and told him to go to hell etc…..

  77. Philani says:

    lol, got the same sms yesterday…kept asking maself, wen did i freaken enter a LOTTORY, wrong speling by the way, so this morning i jst decided 2 google this realy long ”lottory” name, and i ended up here…if i cud id send a virus sumhow thru 2 their phones or sumthing…im realy anoyed.

  78. NOKUKHANYA says:

    I received the sms this morning and although i knew it was a scam i wanted so much to believe it cause i am so broke and desperate for cash.Anyway i called the guy who’s surname is Bala.He asked for my ticket number and i waited while he confirmed it from his “system”.He then asked for my details ie adress,ID,etc.I refused and told him i will give him after they deliver my check.He agreed and asked where i am from ,i only told in Durban and i asked where they are ,he only said they are in CapeTown and refused to give me the landline number . I told him to e-mail everything as to how they got my number and he agreed but said in the mean time i must sms my details.I did no such thing cause i already knew now that for sure it was a scam.I know he won’t e-mail me anything cause he knew i was on to him and won’t sms him anything either.
    Please be carefull of thiese guys ,they know we need money and desperate and i almost gave in cause i’m broke but i checked on the net and saw for sure that it’s a scam.

  79. Ray says:

    Hi there, I’m from South Africa and received an sms last night and I quote “Congratulations!!. You have just won R2,000,000(Two Million Rand) your number was selected among the lucky winners in the Chevron U.K. lottery bonanza. Your Ticket no: 1053 and batch no: 4664. Contact our fiduciary claim agent: Mr Alex Smith. As from 8am to 6pm On 0736231600 to clain your prize.” These type of people piss me off and and I’ve received a similar sms about a year ago saying I have won about R8 million I knew it was a scam even then. I am 19 years old and to have won R2 million would have been a huge stepping stone into life so it’s a pity it was a scam. these guys need a good beating.

  80. Mthokozisi says:

    I GOT THE VERY SAME SMS THIS MORNING TELLING ME I HAD WON A MILLION RANDS,BT THANK GOODNESS 4 THE NET, IM JUST SO ANGRY THAT THEY GOT ME ALL EXCITED 4 NOTHING, SOME1 PLEASE TRACK THESE GUYS NUMBERS AND DEPORT THEM OR SOMETHING, WE HONESTLY DONT NEED THIS BS IN OUR LIVES.

  81. gariell says:

    Ray,
    Nice to hear that you knew it as a scam and thanks for posting your example, it may help others in the future.

    Gariell

  82. gariell says:

    Emily,
    They want to steal you ID, plain and simple. They would then perhaps contact you and ask for some advanced fees to cover service fees.
    Guess what, no cheque will ever be sent and your advanced fees, gone.
    Cheers

  83. chantal says:

    !!!FRAUD SMS!!!
    hey guys
    i received an SMS today from a number +27765681068 and i quote “congratulations you won R100000000. your number was selected amoung the lucky winners of the chevron world wide UK international South African lottory bonanza.
    ticket no:0404
    Batch no: 7777
    contact our fiduciary claim agent on this number (0720146739) to claim your prize contact Mr Mike Nkosi. or email chevronpaymentdept@gmail.com. T&C apply.” i called this mike person and he told me that they were apart of Vodacom and my number had been randomly selected and then he told me it was a government thing. he said that i must email my id number and banking details and that the money would be in my account in 4hrs (YA RIGHT!!!!) LOL. they said my first option is to come to the jhb offices or i can purchase a R1000 vodacom call time (pay as you go voucher) and SMS the voucher number to them and they will put the money in my account in 2hrs. This is a scam, obviously they will use the R1000 airtime! just thought id let you guys know.

  84. Dylan says:

    I guess even though we have been speaking about this since 2008, these people dont let up. My wife received one of these SMS’s and she asked me to call after calling MTN now the other day, I was advised not to call using my cell cause there are real sick people out there who can hack onto your cell, and basically do some damage to your contract or airtime, so I didnt call, glad i got a pc to check this first before i did something stupid

    heads up ours read ticket no 0404 batch 7777 call Ken Donald at 072 634 1475 or kendonald2009@yahoo.com

  85. Lulu says:

    Guyz I didn’t sleep last nite after receiving an sms saying I have won a R100 000 from 2010 of the year Chevron promotion. I even told this to my son and he was so excited coz I told him I remember entering a competition but am not sure whether it was from this Chevron, so first thing in the morning I told him I will have to check. I listed all the things I will do when I get this money but on the other hand I suspected this after noticing that the spelling was wrong, but as broke as I am I so wanted this to be true. First thing today I googled this Chevron and had to read all about this scam. To be honest I am divastated coz I’m damn broke and desperately needed this money, how can these people do this to us?

  86. gariell says:

    Lulu,

    I Am so sorry and understand fully how you feel. These bottom feeders have no conscious. They would rob their own Grand Mother’s last dollar if she had one that they didn’t know about. Just a bunch of low lives. Lulu, don’t let this get you down, love your son and I am sure things will get better; they always do.
    Thank you so much for for your comments and I am sure others will read this and appreciate your comment.

    Smiles to you and your son,

    Gariell

  87. gariell says:

    Dylan,
    Glad you used your PC and saw the site.

    Cheers

  88. Mpho says:

    Hi, i received a simila sms this morning at bout 3:30am.
    Ticket no 0404
    Batch no 7777
    Fudiciary consultant: Mr Alex Thompson 0735040753
    Confoirmation : Dr Gill no 00447624190084
    When i Called Alex he sounds Nigerian, and could not give me the details i wanted to authenticate their story.
    I then told hin that i was From the Special Investigations Unit and he hung up. Please people be very careful.

  89. Lance says:

    Hey guys.
    I received an sms this morning.

    Congratulation !!!
    You won R1,000,000,00 (one Million Rands),
    your number was selected among the lucky winners of cheveron World Wide international South African lottory bonanza Ticket NO: 0404 Batch No: 7777 contact our fiduciary claim agent on this number (0761515440) to claim your prize NOW!!!, or email: chevronpaymentdep@gmail.com. Contact person, MR BRIAN DLAMINI.

    I gave “Brian” a call. Nigerian!! After telling him i was from Durban he Said i would hav to claim my prize from Cape Town. The Waterfront, Sander, 58 Building, 4th floor.😀 HAha.
    So i decided to look up “CHEVERON WORLD WIDE INTERNATIONAL SOUTH AFRICAN LOTTORY BONANZA” and found your site. Looks like these guys hav been doing this for awhile!!

    Lets hope no one takes these guys seriously.

  90. Chantel says:

    Good day – I have received the same sms – It’s scary how many scams you get these days. I also did the same (after talking to the so called Dr. Richard ) went to Google and typed in CHEVERON WORLD WIDE INTERNATIONAL – and your site came up. Well done, and thank you for “helping / warning” us about this.

    Take care.

  91. sint says:

    Hi I recieve the same message today this morning

  92. sint moorer says:

    I receive the same message form alex Thomson about R1 000 000 rands when I call him is a Nigerian and i said I gonna Catch him he droop the phone Please wake up guyz

  93. lennox says:

    i also received an sms like that early this morning and this mr Sandra @ 0768705728. n he was a she n told me 2 pay registration fee costing R2 350 n i will receive the money before 10. my people of SA watch out, luv u all

  94. Noxy says:

    I also received the same sms last night the 25/4/2010 @ 23:48. “Congratulations! Your cell number has won R2.000.000 in the on-going Chevron UK bonanza. Ref no: KLMVUK. Contact Mr Andrew @ chevdept2010@live.com or 0822184734″. The sms is from a different number 0787283377. I knew from the beginning that it is a scam,,,,and wasted my time & phoned this Andrew guy,,,,he said I must sms my full names & address where they will post the cheque with the mentioned amount!
    Please people of SA let’s be careful & warn the others!!!

  95. Siyabulela Mashalaba says:

    hello people I had recieved a sms this morning with the details saying Congratulations!!!! you won R1000 000,00 (One Million Rands), your number was selected among the Chevron world wide UK international America lottery bonanza with tickets and the Barch number so I must contact their fiduciary claim agent on the number different to the one which has sent the sms so I must call Dr Mark Morris for claiming a prize I would lve to know is this a scam becaue when I call him he said I must not use the private number I was using..

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  99. Sixty says:

    Guys this is a scam. Never ever send your details to what ever number.

  100. Lee- from South Africa says:

    Well my husband also received this sms saying that he had won one million rand from this same Chevron worldwide international america lottery bonanza company and i have contacted this Mrs Sandra like they asked and she said that i have to pay R2500 for revenue tax. Do these clowns really think that we would put in R2500 into their bank account without any form of legal paperwork. Anyway i am really grateful to God for wisdom to google this and find this site. I really do think these people need to be stopped. Why isn’t the government and police doing anything about this? People these days are so desperate for money that they might believe this scan and go and beg, borrow or even steal money to pay this money which they claim we need to pay in order to claim our prize and then after paying this money realise that they have been scamed. It really is so upsetting. How do we stop these people?

  101. vivian says:

    i also got a similar sms, cant believe this has been going on for so long…

  102. sum1 says:

    i also got a similar sms, cant believe this has been going on for so long…

  103. Helen says:

    I received and sms
    Concratulation!! You have just won R,000000(two Million Rand) Your number was selected amon the lucky winner in the ChevronU.K lottery bonanza. Your Ticket no: 1053 |Batch No:4664 Contact our fiduciary claim agent: Mr Alex Smith As fro 8am to 5pm on (0710583746) to caim your.prize.

    I received this sms at 11 May 2010 at 10:37pm.
    to have hopes lifted when you in a financial proplem is just degrading.
    You stupid stupid idiots…

  104. Alison says:

    Yup, got the message on 7 May 2010, although they’ve changed the name to Mr Brian Dlamini, what I don’t understand is, who falls for this? Seriously? and why and why would a big lottery company use a gmail address as a point of contact. Come on, who do you think you’re fooling?

  105. Jacqui Shabangu says:

    I received the sms this morning stasting the same thing about the R1000000 and contacted him as he lied about their offices in Polokwane,Pretoria and Durban. Why do they play with peoples emotions like that.Why do you have to be so cruel.

  106. Dale says:

    I received a similar sms to these this morning… Although I knew it was a scam, I decided to send them an email to see what their methods are.

    The ones I was contacted by wanted money, in the form of a R 275.00 Vodacom airtime voucher in order to pay for the UPS costs of delivering my cheque.

    You can read more about it on my website http://www.stuff.za.net/?p=1093#more-1093

  107. annony says:

    Eish, Im from south africa and I just received an SMS saying “congratulation you won R500000,(half a Million)your number was selected amoung the lucky winners of chevron worldwide international south africa “LOTTORY” bonanza ticket NO:0404 Batch No:7777,contacct our fiduciary claim agent on this number (0727245869)or e mail chevronpayment department@gmail.com, contact Mr MANDLA “JOZEPH” Mhlongo.T & c Apply. anyway I can see it is a scam, but where did they get my number? Im just worried about that. did they get it from vodacom?

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  109. Anonymous says:

    yesterday i received an sms stating i won a million rands and has ticket and batch numbers but the number that sent the sms differs to the number i have to call beware its a nigerian scam

  110. i received same sms that i won one million rand.i called and asked if i want to be payed by cheque or account. i said by cheque. they asked me to deposit R1500 rand for them to register and to deliver the cheque. i said that if i want to offer the money i will go to the orphanage or to the church. scammers

  111. Terrence says:

    Got the exact same sms, except the contacts name was Frank Edwin. Called him. I’m currently awaiting my call back and my R 500,000.00.

  112. gariell says:

    Don’t loose any sleep over this one. We are all waiting for some Great Aunt to inherit Billions!

    Cheers
    Gariell

  113. Bongekile Mpanza says:

    I also received an sms this morning saying that i have won a million rands and I was to call Mr David James, I called him first thing in the morning but when he answered in a Nigerian I suspected it was a scam, he wanted my personal details but I told him that I first need to read about them from the internet. I am so glad I did search. These people should be locked up because they get our hopes up, who doesnt need money during these tough times??? I am so pissed off.

  114. Danielle says:

    I got the sms this morning at 04h30. For this one I get to phone Carol and claim my R2 000 000.00 – wonder if the new RICA laws can get these scam guys nabbed!!!

  115. Leeka says:

    I feel so stupid… I was actually falling for this scam and provided all my details until I was asked to deposit the admin fee. I then only decided to check the web as leaving work to make a deposit in this weather was a bit too much. Thanks to all of you I now know the truth… but I am feeling really really silly for thinking that winning money was so easy.

  116. s18078 says:

    I got this too but mine is different. there’s no batch no. and the ticket no. is k16. and i phoned the guy . he didnt sound nigerian. he si i must send my postal adres. should I???

  117. Tiaan says:

    Everybody seems to get these wonderfull spam sms stuff.
    I have 2 cellphone contracts and on each of them I have received about 3 sms’s. One was from Evergreen promotions and one also from this chevron uk lottery.
    Did some research and it came to me that these guys don’t even have a full website its only halfway finished.
    The bank forms doesn’t match HSBC bank details (CONTACT DETAILS). I called the guys telling them of all their shit and they hung up from me. They are really angry at me doing this. Screw you!!!

  118. Nithia says:

    Hi,i received the following sms on my phone from a different number as the one below – Congratulations! You won R2,000,000.00 in the on-going Chevron UK Bonanza,Claim Code GHEUKB.Contact : Mr Anderson Maxwell : 0799125606(8am-5pm)- did not call – know its a scam – people beware not to give out personal info – i’m in S.A and play UK lotteries – you cannot win if you don’t buy a ticket!!!!!

  119. Sylvia says:

    I have received an sms at 7:36am read thus “Congratulation!!! You won R1,000,000,00(One Million Rands), your number was selected among the lucky winners of the chevron world wide UK international America lottery bonanza Ticket NO:0707 Winning No: 7777 contact our fiduary claim Agent on this number(0833530596)or email chevronuk@live.com, by 9am to 6pm to claim your prize contact person: Raymond Cross.” What amazed me is that i have never entered any competion apart from South African lotto. First thing I did when I get to work was to google and confirmed my suspicions that it is scam. The number used to send an sms was different as it was 0722677908. I have not contacted anybody and I am not interested either. South Africans please be aware!!! We are the targets because they think that we like money and we will jump without asking how high. Comment by Sylvia, July 6, 2010

  120. Thulisile says:

    I received an sms as well last night (6 July 2010) saying I am one of the the lucky winner, I have won a sum of R300 000 ZAR on Chevron UK FIFA 2010 Lottery promotion and a ref number was provided and a cell number 078 522 4048 Spencer. When I called Spencer he sounded Nigerian and asked for my banking details and to buy an airtime voucher to the value of R150 and I should sms the airtime numbers to Spencer so that he can process my money within 48hrs. These people need to be caught out.

  121. anonymous says:

    hi there

    i am a south african i received an sms at night says i’ve won a one million rand for fifa world cup, my number was selected among the lucky draw winners of chevron world wide uk international america lottery bonanza. Winning no:0404 batch no:7777 contact our fiduciary claim agent on this number 0735040753 and/or alexthompson7@hotmail.com.

    So called him the following morning he said there’s two options to received the price, he said i must send him my id no,banking details,post box or my proof of residence they would deliver the cheque to my door. So guys be careful.

  122. keira says:

    Yeah all right it`s very disrespectful of them, but now we know they are cheap losers who can not do anything better but satanism, Lord have mercy!!!!!!!This is my rather convincing sms; Congratulation!!! You won R1.000.000.00(One Million Rand) Your number was selected among the lucky winners of the Chevron worldwide UK Lottery Bonanza.
    Ticket No:0404
    Batch No:7777.
    Contact our fiduciary claims agent on this number(0789241339) to claim your price
    Contact Mr Martins owen.

  123. keira says:

    DO YOU THINK i should contact them?

  124. Abrie says:

    No!!! You must stay away from them.

  125. Brunette from SA says:

    Comment by Brunette from SA / July 23 2010

    It goes – “Congratulation!!! You won 500 000 POUNDS Your number was selected among the lucky winners of the Chevron world wide UK Lottery Bonanza. Ticket NO: 0404 Batch No: 7777. Contact our fiduciary claims Agent on this number (00447565727919) to claim your price, OR SA Agent Mr David )Wright on (078 280 4429).”
    When I call mr Wright and gave him batch no and ticket no, he asked me to call him back after 5 minutes as he needs to confirm with their UK office. When I called back he confirmed me as a winner. He then asked if I was a UK CITIZEN and when I said no, he then said I need to pay an amount of R 1856 for being a non UK Resident into a PERSONAL ABSA ACC and he smsed me the account number as well . When I smsed back to ask why I have to deposit money into a personal account and not Chevron’s and that they should deduct this money from my winnings since I am unemployed, I then received a call from their UK NUMBER congratulating me and telling me to deposit the money and call Mr WRIGHT once done so they could release my winnings.

    What a cheek, I have won but have to pay them first before I get my winning…

  126. Thys says:

    Hi i also got an sms stating that i won R250000 with a ref no kp 009 and call mr C Davies for my claim.i called him and asked him if this is a scam,he then said that it is not and i can open a bank account that is different from mine so that they ca transfer the money.But thanks for this website now i know,i sent the bastard an sms that he should go f..k himself the nigerian caffer!
    Thank you.

  127. Anonymous says:

    Lyk y r they targetin s.a ppl, en wer da hell do they gt our numbers!!! I recievd da same sms last nyt, im so glad my journo instictz kickd in en i chkd out da web 4 mor details. They sud b put in jail nxa

  128. Anonymous says:

    hasan: Congratulation!!! You have won R1000,000 (one million Rand, your n umber was selected among the lucky winners of the Chevron World Wide UK International American Lottory bonanza Ticket NO: 0404 Batch No:7777 contact our fiduciary claim agent on this number (0710135253) to claim your prize or email: chevronoffice@sify.com contact person Mr. Eric. Moore View site @ http://www.uklotto,com. note that this is not a vodacom or MTN promotion
    Jaelene: unfortunately.. we are not connected with Mr. Eric Moore

    beware ZA ppl

  129. Steve says:

    09 August 2010 received a sms I won R1 000 000 in the chevron uk international lottery. Batch nr 7777, Claim nr. 0404. These are the same numbers as somebody received in June this year. Please be carefull this is a scam if only the Police would do their job and catch the BASTARDS !!!!!!!

  130. Anonymous says:

    I am South African-received said,Congratulations,your number has selected for R100,000.00 from Shevron world wide uk intl America lottery.Ref.No:0404.Batch No:7777.contact Mr James Morgan on this number(0731529407) to claim your prize or Email:che_uk@mail.com.thanks.this is what mine said I wish these people get cought and jailed for deceiving us like this.the sms came from (0714288578).please get these people!!!!!!!!!!!!

  131. Anonymous says:

    where do these people get our cell phone numbers from?

  132. p nieman says:

    i also received same sms . be aware this is a scam. the guy even gave me a physical address in seapoint cape town where his office is!!!!!

  133. thobela says:

    I received the same sms,do they think we are stupid,with the help of a google search I busted them.We must get rid of these Makwerekweres before they infest our country with their scams.They must go to their countries.

  134. C jansen says:

    Oom piet. I also received the same thing for a 1 000 000 ZAR and called and even lost some airtime but with a huge noise on the other end of the line, like with a bad connection or something. Maybe look into who is receiving the money lost on calls made and falsely awnsered.

  135. Neil says:

    Also received a sms today, but…
    if something sounds to good to be true, most of the time it is!

  136. elizabeth says:

    reiceived a sms that my cell no won R2,000,000 on 30 Aug 2010.The number that it was sms from was 0712119749 and to contact a Mr Andrew @ 0787283377.Which I did.He had a Nigerian accent. He gave me a choise how I would like to receive the money, through my bank or by post.

  137. bertha says:

    cant we use our rica law to track down this people n why is it that it looks like these people are vodacom and mtn users n they target mtn n voda clients our service providers also have to explain this cos i neva heard a cell c customer complain about tis

  138. Tumi says:

    Hi,im 15 yrs old,from SA & i also recieved the same sms on the cellphone that my brother bought for me,it was on 30/08/2010 at 1:15am in the morning. The sms goes like this ,Congratulation!!! The owner of this number won 1,000,000,00 ZAR(one Million rand only) Your number was selected among the lucky winner of the chevron world wide UK lottery Bonanza. Ticket NO:C15015 Batch NO:99WB.contact our fiduciary claims Agent on 0793590169,Mr George Abbey. To claim your price now.DAMN!! They really got me on this one, i did call “Mr George” ,he spoke with this funny accent . He told me to call the next day & when i did he asked for my address & account no. because im under age with no bank account ,i gave up my brother’s full names & account numbers of that he no longer uses,he told me to call again & he’ll let me know whether the money is transfered to the account. I was so excited i even started day dreaming about how im gonna spend it, he really got the better of me. I called one more time & he said i must pay R2 520 for transfer fees, i didnt have that kind of money ,and when i asked if this is not a fraud he told me to come to their offices in Cape Town and this is the address he gave me,1728 broakland eveniew, c.point park, but if i did have the money i sure would have given it away . When i found out it was a scam i wanted to call him and tell him what a low life he is ,to think i spent R20 on airtime to call them makes me very angry . We should do something to stop them.

  139. Anonymous says:

    Hi,im 15 yrs old,from SA & i also recieved the same sms on the cellphone that my brother bought for me,it was on 30/08/2010 at 1:15am in the morning. The sms goes like this ,Congratulation!!! The owner of this number won 1,000,000,00 ZAR(one Million rand only) Your number was selected among the lucky winner of the chevron world wide UK lottery Bonanza. Ticket NO:C15015 Batch NO:99WB.contact our fiduciary claims Agent on 0793590169,Mr George Abbey. To claim your price now.DAMN!! They really got me on this one, i did call “Mr George” ,he spoke with this funny accent . He told me to call the next day & when i did he asked for my address & account no. because im under age with no bank account ,i gave up my brother’s full names & account numbers of that he no longer uses,he told me to call again & he’ll let me know whether the money is transfered to the account. I was so excited i even started day dreaming about how im gonna spend it, he really got the better of me. I called one more time & he said i must pay R2 520 for transfer fees, i didnt have that kind of money ,and when i asked if this is not a fraud he told me to come to their offices in Cape Town and this is the address he gave me,1728 broakland eveniew, c.point park, but if i did have the money i sure would have given it away . When i found out it was a scam i wanted to call him and tell him what a low life he is ,to think i spent R20 on airtime to call them makes me very angry . We should do something to stop them.

  140. Nita says:

    hvae also been in this situation. will not be fooled.hopefully this can be printed in the paper as innocent people need to know. I just called him back and said many things. he is lower the snake s…
    Innocent people need to know.

  141. Rose says:

    To my surprise I received an sms at 12 at night to inform me that I have just won R200000-00 – thankyou Mr. Anderson and Vodacom! The message reads: ” Congratulations! You won R200 000 in the on-going Chevron UK Bonanza, claim Code:GHEUKB. Contact: Mr. Anderson Maxwell: 0790467654 (8am-5pm)www.vodacom.co.za. Where do they get our cellphone details????

  142. Mashudu says:

    Me also hv been receive an sms at 02am inform me that i have just won 1,000,000,00(million rand only)your number was selected among the lucky winner of chevron world wide UK lottery Bonanza.Ticket NO:c15015 Batch No:99WB.contact our fiduciary claim Agent on 0793977084,Mr George abbey. To claim your price now:Something must done with this people what will happen with other people thouse have no ideas.

  143. MATT VENTER says:

    I have received the same sms last night and also did phone the so called “asshole anderson williams”. I wish I can get my hands on the son of a b@$ch. Very hard to listen what he says becauase he has a very high english accent. I am now busy contacting the police fraud unit to see if we can put an end to this crap. And yes, why is rica there? How the hell can they get a number in south africa from vodacom or mtn contacting you with the relevant information. I would like to grab him by the groin and squeese R200 000 out of him!!!!

  144. Gladwell says:

    I have just received the same sms not so long ago, these people think they clever, the first thing i did is do a research, thank u guyz.

  145. rana says:

    hi
    i have also recieved the sms today for on-going chevron uk bonanza the person name is mr andrew and cell no is 0787283377 .the same no which i have read above . these bastard should be sentenced.
    be careful all of u guyz and must do somthing against them

  146. Xoliswa says:

    I recieved an sms also claimin that i had won 2 million in the ongoing ”chevron UK bonanza”. I knew it was too good to be true…… Luckily i wsnt as guluble and did some research… Saved me time from phoning the Bu@*rd.. And saved the little money i had in my bank account!!!

  147. RAJSHRI says:

    HI, I RECEIVED A TEXT FROM 0724935353
    ” CONGRATULATIONS YOU WON 2 MIL IN THE ON-GOING CHEVRON AND MY CLAIM CODE………”
    I THOUGHT WHAT A LOAD OF BULL SO TO AMUSE MYSELF I CALLED A MR ANDERSON MAXWELL (WHOM BY THE WAY IS A NIGERIAN IDIOT)
    0724796240 AND HE SAID I MUST DEPOSIT ZAR 1850.00 INTO AN ACCOUNT COS ITS THE COST OF THE FEE TO TRANSFER.
    YOU KNOW WE ARE WISE AND NOT GULLABLE BUT WHT ABOUT ALL THOSE THAT DID GET SCAMMED? SUMTHN NEED TO BE DONE ABOUT THIS ?? THAT PIECE OF SCUM MUST BE CAUGHT !!! I HOPE THAT HE GOES ON THIS BLOG AND READS ALL THE COMMENTS, I MEAN WHICH CO. WILL SEND U AN SMS AT 2AM AND SAY U WON 2 MILL.
    YOU GUYS ARE RYT THEY ARE VERI STUPID SCAMMERS.
    BUT THANX TO U GUYS AND THIS BLOG!!!!

  148. faith says:

    i just received the same sms this morning 3am. my first question was: how come they dont personally call me if i’ve really won such an enormous amount of money. so i also checked the website and BOOM! Im never gonna col em y shud i, if ive won? they shud b colin me…

  149. Sbonisiwe Mchunu says:

    I’m from South Africa, Durban I also recieved the same sms at 3:30am this morning.

    The first question was how did i win without entering any competion. If i won they should have called me besides,i just knew that this was a scam. I have tried to call Francis Smith (073 580 4584) no answer. I wish that this thing can be announced on radio stations because some people will believe it and fall into a trap.

    Government and police must do something about this, i think it is very serious not everyone knows about these scam.

    Thank you guys for this website it will help lot of people.

  150. Ncedeka mtwana says:

    Thnks guys 4 ur infrmation,i received an sms which says: Congratulations!!! You hv won R10000.0000….. mnxm! I mst say i ws a little bit tempted bt had 2 google this so called “chevron world wide uk lottery” thou i did it afta calling that bloody “Mr Gorge Chester” nxiiin!!!! :e

  151. Tebogo says:

    Yaah, really this is very sad… Getting an sms at 00h30,notifying you of the winnings… I mean i can do with the cash, there i was excited, showed an sms to my brother,we didn’t even comment on it, but as i was sleeping, could not help but to think, what if it was true… but then i thought i never entered any competition, how do I then win, checked the sms again, The number that to call of Mr Blake is not the same as the number that message was sent from..so how can i have won R200,000? I then checked the website.. to my shock, this has ben going on for a very long time… Something must really be done….

  152. Oscar says:

    ya! I’m from Namibia, i also received an sms from the fukkers! here is the details of them: Chevron Worldwide UK America Lottery, Contact Mr Morgan on +27731529407 with Ref. UK010A for claim, I just want to know were do these fukkers get your cell numbers, something must be done to these fukkers.!!!

  153. Pavan says:

    Hi i got sms today
    “congratulation!!! The owner of theis number won 1,000,000.00 (one million rand) Your number was selected among the luncky winner of the chevron world wild UK lottery.Ticket NO: Batch NO: contact our fiduciary claims agent on +27735527793 Mr George Chester to claim your price now”

    i am also asking same question hw this stupids got my cell no

  154. I Just recieved an sms saying I won 500 000 in the UK Chevron World Cup Bonanza. There is cell phone that I should call a cell number diffarent to where the sms came from. It looks suspicious I just hope that more people can be aware of this. Please people let us not be too gulable when it come to money and suprise money draws. Oh my word. This really shocked me !

    Nonhlanhla Moyana
    Jhb

  155. Jaco Venter says:

    I received this sms this morning: Congratulations! You have won R1,000,000.00 in the on-going Chevron UK bonanza. Claim code: UKCHSA07, Contact: Linah on 0713082925, 8am to 4pm for your claim

    Jaco Venter South Africa

  156. David Muruma says:

    I also received a message that I have won R1000,000.00 from Chevron Bonanza and I must claim from 8am -4pm. code no.UKCHSA07.Contact Linah 0713082925. I contacted her and she requested my detail and email which did not give. I sent her an sms to stop this scam

  157. MARIA koekemoer says:

    Residing in Pmburg, RSA. Received a sms from Chevron stating i won R1000000,00. I never bothered to call, only send a sms asking where i purch ticket?. The cell number was South African !!!! What bothers me is there is people out there that don’t have access to the net and will beg, steal or borrow to pay them in order to get winnings. This is something that should go on SABC News to make all aware!!!

  158. Louisa says:

    My father in-law receivedthis message last night. ‘ Congratulations you won R1000000.00 Your number was selected among the lucky winners of chevron world wide UK LOTTERY BONANZA. 0404 BATCH 7777 CONTACT OUR FIDUCIARY CLAIM AGENT ON 0789241339 MR MARTINS OWEN.
    SMS WAS SENT FROM 0790913607.

    We phoned the number and he answered, asking the phone number the sms was send to so he can confirm the winnings. He phoned us back and confirmed the winning asking if we would like a cheque or bank trans, we said a cheque and he asked for a id number and we need to pay him 3000.00 before we can get the winnings. This confirmed my suspision that this was a scam. Someone should really do something about this. They force us to Rica this means that now, if these scammers have your cell no they also have your add and other info, how confidential is your rica info being handled. I mean where are they getting our no’s from. Think about it. I think the cellular providers should start looking within their organisations instead of leaving all up to authoroties. Just my humble opinion.

  159. Samuel says:

    Hello Good People.
    I am one of ‘so called random winners’ of scamers. I have received a SMS at 01h47:17 today congatulating me that I won ZAR 2 Millions with a winning claim code and I have to call (with a different number) a certain Anderson Maxwell on 072 479 6240 while the SMS was sent by this number:072 804 2213. I called and the person picked up the phone and confirming that they are based in Cape Town and the head quarter is in UK. I have to choose from Bank EFT or Cheque. I personally think this is a very serious problem in the country. Local authorities (especially the minister of Police and Intelligence) have challenge and must do all the best to deal with the criminal activities and put crimal behind bars for ever. People be carefull and do not give them change to make you down. Moreover, if you receive such SMS, kindly share it with your relative or close friends. Attention!!!!!!

  160. Neill says:

    Received the same text from the number 0711982516 from a Mr Darrel Hobb. These scammers are a waste of time.

  161. Tendo says:

    Yippieee, apparently i won R1000000, too good to be true lol. Thanx for the info guys

  162. Jennifer says:

    I`ve recieved a sms this morning ,apparently i`ve won R 1000000 in the Chevron Intl Lottery ,Call John Hills on 0737812025 for claims. Sent my your details as per sms and after 10 minutes I will sent you the Head Office Number. Please keep your ref no en Bath no private,otherwise they will disqualified your,if you share your numbers. What bull…..

  163. Johann says:

    Hi

    I also recieved an sms this morning, I cant believe people actually get away with this crap. This oak cant spell, and even from a South African Number the currency is wrong!

    The guy I was supposed to contact, his so called name is Mr Frank Edwin.

  164. jenna says:

    hi,i recieved an sms this morning at 7.30 stating the following: contact dr B James on 0788842660 for the transfer of your 250 000 rand won by your cell phone number on the chevron uk mobile promo held in london..luckily i decided to research this before i even bothered to phone,im so angry because these people are getting away with this..and i got my hopes up for nothing

  165. My mom got this and she asked me to check! –

    “CONGRATUATiON !!! YOU WON R1,0020,000,00 YOUR NUMBER WAS AMONG THE LUCKY WINNERS iN THE CHEVRON WORLD WIDE AMERICA PETROLUM COMPANY iNTERNATIONAL LOTTORY. Ref. UK010A CALL 0739252606 TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE. CONTACT MR, Morgan.”

    I’m from Namibia and when we tried calling it was the Nigerian talking as well.

    What is this all about?

  166. mongi says:

    i received an email saying “Congratulations! You have won R1,000,000.00 in the on-going Chevron UK bonanza. Claim Code UKCHSA, Contact: Linah on 0713082925, 8am – 4pm for your claim”
    I hate these M@ther F@ckers – i really need money like that to get rid of my debt, Effing pisses me off so much.
    By the way, is there actually a “Chevron UK Bonanza”?

  167. Augustine says:

    I received an sms this morning at 06:41am, claiming I had won R1,5Million. Surely we have a law against illicit gambling or protection to privacy in this country. I am meant to call a certain Mr Alex Thompson on +27763895383 yet I received the text from +27720843952.
    What a scam and to think people get caught unaware, thank God i did my research am not bothering raising my bill for nothing. Surely a law against misleading information and protection of privacy exists. May the authorities please put a stop to these misguided elements in our society.

  168. Sharon says:

    I got the same sms this morning from a +27799125606 number saying : “Congratulations! You won R2Milion in the on-going Chevron UK Bonanza,Claim Code : GHEUKB.Contact: Mr Anderson Maxwell:0724796240 (8am-4pm)”.

  169. E Ferreira says:

    I received an sms on the 2nd November 2010 at 3:45am telling me that I have won R1.5m. I had to phone a cell number that was not the same as the one I received the sms from. I could hear it was a Nigerian Guy and he asked me for my address or banking details. He also said that I needed to pay R1.500 in to a bank account. The guy that I was to talk to was a Mr. Alex Thompson. Lucky I am not stupid. I did not even enter any competitions!

  170. khuthi says:

    I received an sms at 3am of this morning and it claimed I quote “Congratulations! You won R2Million in the on-going Chevron UK Bonanza,Claim Code:GHEUKB.Contact: Mr Anderson Maxwell:0724796240 (8am-4pm).” I was’nt even excited when I saw it because it was too good to be true and not to mention the spelling errors and unprofessional context of the whole text! In addition the number to call and the number the text was sent are completely different but are both from the usual local networks. I’m also in a tight spot at the moment but I’m glad I was not too desperate to fall for the scam!!!

  171. Ndangs says:

    I got a similar sms saying i won R500 000 and i should contact Darrel Hobb on 0711982516

  172. Harry Proffitt says:

    I received an SMS at 24-00hr informing me I had won 1.5million rand in the Chevron UK Bonanaza with a claim code and to contact Mr. Alex Thompson on +27763895383. I contacted him and gave him the claim code but I would not give banking details, he requested me to send him R1800.00 for courier charges from the UK. He is contacting me to-morrow 11th November with the details. I will not send he cah but will let you have the details he provides.

  173. CHARLOTTE says:

    I RECIEVE AN SMS ON THE 08/11/2010 TELLING ME THAT I HAVE WON R1M .I HAD TO PHONE TO THE NUMBER THAT THEY GAVE ME, SHE WAS A LADY HER NAME IS SANDRA IS A NIGERIAN LADY SHE TOLD ME TO DEPOSIT R2500 IN ONE ONE OF ACCOUNT.BUT IDINT DO THAT PLEASE MY FELLOW SOUTH AFRICAN BE CAREFULLY ABOUT THOSE SMS DONT BE TAKEN UP.

  174. Bongza says:

    I am also a SA I’ve received such an sms notification around 10:22 PM on the 14 of November 2010 from 0761401071 written: Congratulation!!!the owner of this number won R1M, your number was selected among the lucky winner of the chevrolen world wide UK lottery Bonanza. Ticket NO: BSQ424 Batch NO: 1727 contact our fiduciary claims Agent on 0768083482, Mr James Nicholas to claim your prize now.
    I phoned the given number and spoke to a guy with a Nigerian accent (Fuck this mother fuckers, they are invading our society with drugs, human trafficking, prostitution and scams and all the nosense you may think of sometimes one wish what happen in poor Haitians would have happen and hit the whole of Nigeria even thou dey r innocent ones amongst, but i hate Nigerians periodly), he congratulated me and ask me to send him my banking details or residential address, and i was a bit puzzled and not even excited, i then google some info about this chevron to verify first. As broke and debted as I am, I am still confused and pissed off of how did they get my number?

  175. Thami kzn-pinetown says:

    Yesterday night i also received the same sms coming from chevron scam with ticket no:scam and batch no: scam and was asked to call Mr. George Chester @0782411132 or Lisa @0739105481 to claim my price of R1 000000-00 confirmed won.But strange thing was George did answer his cell phone as i questioned things like how can i just win soo much money without entered, his said they related with MTN customers then he asked for my province and banking det. which he promised to call back in 30min time just after 3 hours when calling him he could`nt remember me and also when calling MTN free call they usked me not to reply its a scam they do not know them.But my mistake was to give them my banking details so now i think of changing my banking datails due to this. And also these guys when you question them about their offices they say its in SANDTON JHB with no bussines phone number.

  176. mandy says:

    Here is another one received last night… Thanks to u the temptation won’t be there to call even tho I know its a scam…

    Congratulations! You won R2Million in the on-going Chevron UK Bonanza,Claim Code: GHEUKB.Contact: Mr Anderson Maxwell: 0724796240 (8am-4pm).Congratulations! You won R2Million in the on-going Chevron UK Bonanza,Claim Code: GHEUKB.Contact: Mr Anderson Maxwell: 0724796240 (8am-4pm).

  177. RODGERS says:

    THAX GUYS I RECEIVE AN SMS TOO BUT I WAS GOING TO CALL BUT I CHECK THSE WEBSIDE FIRST THAX GUYS

  178. nhlanhla says:

    hi pls help i didn`t know about the scam and i got the sms saying congratulation i have won 500000 dollars.they gave me a number to call mr wright.i did he then said i must call him after 30min he then said i must dep 8300 for him to go and sign in london. i was happy and foolish enough to transfer R5000 at shoprite.

  179. Ernie says:

    Sure the South African police can trace these guys, by there banking details?

  180. Henriette says:

    I also the received this sms. I won R2million in the on-going Chevron UK Bonanza. I did not know that UK work in Rand, lol. They are still active. ALL BEWARE.

  181. Anonymous says:

    I got this sms this morning:

    Congratulations! You won R2Million in the on-going Chevron UK Bonanza, Claim Code: GHEUKB. Contact: Mr. Anderson Maxwell: 0724796240 (8am-4pm).

  182. Jurgens says:

    Hi,I received sms: Congratulations!!! You won R1,000,000.00in the on-going Chevron UK bonanza.Claim code:CHVUKB/SA/10.Call Elizabeth on 0835161978 from 9 am to 4pm for claim. What a f#$$#$ loser!!!

  183. Anon says:

    Hey, I received the exact same sms as Jurgens (message above mine) , word for word last night in the middle of the night. Even the claim code is identical and Elizabeth’s number. I see the number the sms came from is +353861790417. The number +353 is from Ireland and from what I can tell there is no +35 country dialing code, but I admit I could be off the mark, odds are these are Nigerians. SURELY the cops can trace this stuff. Surely the police are aware of these scam e-mails and sms’s? I knew this was a scam because I never entered any competition of that name and I’ve never seen a competition where you’re randomly selected, plus seriously I win a million bucks and you sms me??? Dumb F@%K

  184. Frank says:

    Hi, I received the identical sms at 01:03 this morning:
    Congratulations!!! You won R1,000,000.00 in the on-going Chevron UK bonanza. Claim code:CHVUKB/SA/10. Call Elizabeth on 0835161978 from 9am to 4pm for claim.
    – I did not enter the bonanza, so how could I have won a prize. Question, – where did ‘Elizabeth’ get my number? I could do with a million, but can’t afford to loose a cent. How can we nail Elizabeth?

  185. de sma says:

    i have recieved an sms around 00:45am that says: Congratulations!!! the owner of this number won 1,000,000.00 ZAR(one million rand only)Your number was selected among the lucky winner of the chevron world wide UK lottery Bonanza. please contact our fiduciary claims agent to claim your price now. Mr. George Chester 078 241 1132. thanks to this website i decided to check if this bonanza existed and iam glad i did. before i could even call them.

  186. Anon says:

    Hi,i too received a SMS at 2am

    ‘Congratulations! You won R2Million in the on-going Chevron UK Bonanza, Claim Code: #### Contact: Mr Anderson Maxwell: 0724796240 (8am-4pm)’

    surprise spoke to a Nigerian guy,also said to transfer R1850 for a cheque to be posted, i immediately google this and came across this site and read all the comments, thanks
    i called back to tell him about this and he got unpleasant and hung up, said he would cancel my claim, dont know why this scam is still going on and why this guy did not get caught yet, what are we going to do?

  187. V.E.M says:

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! YOU WON 1,000,OOO.OOIN THE ONGOING CHEVRON UK BONANZA .CLAIM CODE:CHVUKB/SA/10.CALL ELIZABERTH ON 0835161978FROM 9AM TO 4PM FOR CLAIM.FROM+353861790417

    HI GUYS I ALSO GOT THIS SCAM FROM MY CELL ON THE 28 OF NOV 11PM. I WAS VERY EXITED FROM THE BUT I STARTED SEEING THAT THESE THING MIGHT NOT BE RAEL WHEN I CALLED THE NUMBER (SA NUMBERS) OF THIS ELIZABERTH IT IT PUT ME RIGHT ON VOICE MAIL UNTILL ISAW THIS PAGE .THANX GYS

  188. Anne-Marie says:

    Received this sms 00:42 this morning: CONGRATULATIONS! YOU WON R500 000 IN THE CHEVRON WORLDCUP UK BONANZA.TICKET NO:0404 BATCH NO:7777. Call Darrel Hobb on 0711982516 to claim you price. The sender cell phone number and the reply cell phone number does not correspond. Please be careful, it is a jungle out there

  189. Godfrey says:

    good day.
    i received an sms reading “congratulations!you won R2million in the on -going chevron uk bonanza uk.claim code:GHEUKB.contact Mr Anderson Maxwell:072 479 6240 (8am-4pm). send from this number:071 689 7773.

  190. Willem says:

    Hi,

    Received an sms on 16/11/2010 which read: Congratulations! You won R2Million in the on-going Chevron UK Bonanza,Claim Code: GHEUKB.Contact: Mr Anderson Maxwell: 0724796240 (8am-4pm).
    Did not reply. definitely a scam.

  191. Zaine says:

    these guys are good… I received the sam e-mail with the same claim code… Lol…

  192. TSEPO says:

    I also received such kind of n sms telling me of a milliom rand batch no:99wb ticket:15015 i hav 2 contact GEORGE CHESTER i have fall for it n call him n he told me that on the sms da is batch n ticket numbr n dat he wna check if am rily da owner of the numbr! he congard!! me s a winner how would i lyk receive my price i choose via bank,i waited 4 3mounth n cal again n he told me that he culd’nt tranfer coz my account hs nva had cash since i hv won so i must goi mola in my account i ddn’t n i nva follow,AM JST AFRAID I GAVE MY NAME N SURNAME.Y DID WE RICA? Y DNT THEY SWITCH AWAY UNRICAD NUMBER! *Im worried* EISH

  193. where does these people get our cell numbers from…what a waste of time…who would believe such stupidity

  194. KG says:

    I received one sms to my mb and i am based in Namibia.With aNamibian Phone number. Claiming in poor english I won R25-,000.00 in the UK lottery Bonanza. Ticket NO:0404 BatchNO:7777 contact claims agent Francis Smith on 0722454418 to claim prize. fransm@live.com

    SCAM SCAM SCAM SCAM – These people need to be reported to Interpol

  195. luvians@webmail.co.za says:

    Hi there Mr. P here… these mother fuckers just smsed on my wifes phone. In a day and age when trying to do good for ones family and future to see something like this is disgusting… I think the best movie I have seen this year probably expresses best how I feel about such things “Law abiding citizen” everybody rememer “united we stand divided we fall”

  196. Mr.P says:

    didnt give them details but here’s another one of the “employees” Mr. James Eric 076 496 2134.

  197. Mr.P says:

    how did they get our details… ??? who’s online

  198. Cobus says:

    Hi i recieved an sms last night that I won R500,00 in a draw and that I must contact a Mr.Darryl Hob. I just deleted the sms.

  199. Andre says:

    received a message 3 a.m today, come to life you idiots who will send a message that time off the morning if it’s not a scam.
    Congratulations!!!Your number has won you the sum of 1,000000.00 zar(one million rand)your number was selected among the lucky winner in the chevron world wide UK lottery Bonanza.Ticket No;99WB.Contact our fiduciary claims agent on 0731466071,Mr.Ray Morgan,To claim your price.
    Socalled Mr.Morgan was called, he wanted all my info,such as my I.D,banking details and so forth.He informed me that only after I payed R2000 into their account that they will pay out my winnings.HA HA WHAT A JOKE.

  200. Frits says:

    I’m from South Africa and received a similar sms to contact Mrs Sandra cell no 0739236564. Fortunately I had a look on the web and found this fabulous site THANKS !!!!

  201. ROXANNE says:

    hi i just received an sms stating that im a winner and won 1000 000 00 zar(one million rand only)gave me a number batch number ticket num
    and then a agency you must call but the number is not the same as the sms number

  202. jolandievdspuy@telkomsa.net says:

    Hi my name is Jolandie van der Spuy and i also recieved this sms that siad that i’m a winner of R500 000 smackoruce, i know it was to good to be true so i just ignored it.

  203. Im frm sa and im stil in skool and i got the same sms

  204. Ureesh says:

    We should inform many people about so dat they will be warned in advanced

  205. Katherine says:

    I also just received an sms saying “Congratulations, your cell number has won R2,000 0000 in the ongoing chevron uk bonanza clain code …contact: mr blake 0766378610.

    I was thrilled, I really thought today was my lucky day but thought I would research before hand and I found this site.I phoned the number and heard a nigerian on the other side and hung up.

    Not sure if I should go to the police with this sms so they can try catch them.

    Like the other’s have said the number to call does not match the number that sent the message.

  206. sarah says:

    last night at 3 am i recieved a sms saying i won 500 000 rand there was servral mistakes in the sms and it made me wonder if it was legit or not. i phoned they number they told me i had to pay 450 rand for a transfere fee. he also sounded like he was nigerian…. really dont think its legit!

  207. sarah says:

    SO GLAD I FOUND THIS SITE BUT UNFORTUNATLY I HAD ALREADY GIVEN MY BANK NUMBER TO HIM CAN THEY TAKE MONEY OUT OF MY ACCOUNT NOW AND WHAT SHOULD I DO TO STOP THEM FROM TAKING MONEY OUT IF THEY CAN?

  208. Jap says:

    My mother got the same sms so i send them a litte sms back “Congratulations!! You’ve won a 30 year vacation at your nearest correctional facility please contact Sgt. Du Plessis at the police station”. Now that shut get them worried hehehe.PAYBACK time!!

  209. Devon says:

    Hi you all.
    I just want to inform you all that I have receive the same sms that I have won R2 000 000. I have phoned this Mr. Richard Morgan at 0720281356. He ask me were can they send my money so I told him he must personal bring the check to me and I gave him my work addressee were I will personally sort him out. Please this is a scam you people out there must watch our for these oaks.

  210. Anonymous says:

    received the same sms my cell no won R500,000 my cheque will posted after the payment of R1800 FOR POSTALCHARGES HAVE BEEN MADE,I HAVE TO CALL THEM BACK SO THAT WE CAN ARRANGE ON HOW I HAVE TO MAKE YHE PAYMENT

  211. Anonymous says:

    MR JAMES SMITH 0732902805 BUT THE NUMBER DOES NOT CORRESPOND TO THE ONE THAT SENT THE TEXT PLEASE PEOPLE JUST TRY AND PROTECT OUR CELL # FROM THESE GUYS,R500,000 JUST LIKE THAT,BATCH NO K142 FROM CELL # 0716898261 TRY AND CALL THEM,

  212. aden esau says:

    I have received an sms at 3:46:38 on 2011/02/22 saying “Congratulations!!! the owner of this number won 1,000,000.00 ZAR (one million rand only) your number was selected among the lucky winner of the chevron world wild UK lottery Bonanza.Ticket NO:C14386 Batch No:78WB.contact our fiduciary claim Agent on +27735527793,Mr George Chester.To claim your prize now” it also sounded like a nigerean,or a guy with a black acsent,but he didnt ask me for money or anything? does this Chevorn gaming board really exist? and are people sending you fake smses on their name so that you can think that you have or doesn’t the company totaly exist

  213. tozamile says:

    i have received an sms at 2:30am saying”Congratulation your number has won R2,000,000 from ongoing Chevron Uk Bonanza.Claim number Uk22 and I must call MR Smith at 0763433747. I called this MR Smith and he said I must sms him my full names, my bank account and the claim number.

  214. otism says:

    Just received the sms with almost as above comments , this one read :”Congratulations, your numnber has won R1,000,000.in Chevron Worldwide UK America lottery.Contact Agent,Mrs Sandra on Tel:0739236564 with ref.UK010A for claims” ;the sms posted it as is and the message came in just after 00h10, and i just laughed at the these people as one of my collegues got a similar sms a few weeks back, the sender number was +27716782274, both local numbers and the reference confirmation number.

  215. trevene says:

    hahaha, got the exact same sms at around the same time…thanks guys n gals this really helps

  216. fiona says:

    this ppl r such a pain in our lives they need 2 b taught a lesson n they shud stop making money out of people’s hardworks we had enough of them.they tried doing da same 2 me by sending me text msg just now so did sum research only 2 find out it was all scam;they shud b ashamed of what they r doing.

  217. fiona says:

    just got sms after 12 midnite saying Gongrats!!!u hav won 1 million zar ur number was selected among the lucky winner of chevron world wide Uk lottery bonanza n they gave da ticket no’2 contact fuduciary claims agent bwt 8am to 2pm on 0733914073 Mr Densy Goldman.but guys u knw what i did i just laughed coz its local no’ n theres no ways my no’ can b selected in UK while m in SA. i cant bliev this ppl r so desperate hey.they shud get sum life really

  218. anonymous says:

    My father received the same sms tonight from a MR Brian Dlamini. He said my father must buy R1000 airtime and fax it to him but my father mus’nt put the airtime in his phone. Luckily I google the site and saw all the comments. Please get this bastards. We must work hard for what we have and they just want to take advantage of people that are really in need.

  219. hugo says:

    hi guys i also got an sms after midnight last night stating i won a million zar.this stupid person thought i was going to give him my bank details etc to dep money in my account.I think the cell phone companies should trace their numbers and have them arrested for fraud.my contact nr was 0735527793 a mister george chester.pls watch out for these fraudsters

  220. Johnny says:

    recieves the same ems at 03H00 this morning now i would like to know why register with rica if the cell phone providers dont bother to catch and expose these crooks or block any tipe of sms containing this shit see not firewall proof

  221. Cas says:

    Hi ,I’m from South Africa and just got a text message on my cell phone!” Hurray! Your cell no has won R500,000.00 in the Chevron Worldwide UK lottery Batch no:K142 Call 0732902805 Email : cagtjs@aol.co.uk Mr James Smith for claims” I felt that it was a scam so ph’d and The guy who answered had a foreign accent. I gave a false name and i asked him who he was but he didn’t seem to want to give his name but that he was a lottery agent… and said i should ph back in 20 min to give him time to verify my batch no!!!Priceless !!

  222. anonymous says:

    A family member of mine also received the same phonecall as the one Cas mentioned above. Mr. James Smith from claims is the agent. They probably caught us out, because we did pay R 2650 into the bank account. After that was done they phoned again to say that we need to deposit another R 4500 into the bank account. James keeps on phoning saying this is not a scam…..how can you believe him?????

  223. howard says:

    damn this …..poese…..brian glamini go fuck your mother…. for a R1800 airtime…plz

  224. Trev says:

    @Hugo i received the exact same sms with the batch no:k142 a couple of minutes ago.im also in South Africa i didnt bother to call as this has happened before.

  225. tmacsimlah@gmail.com says:

    My Mother received the same sms from a Mr Mike Alot 0764962134

  226. Anonymous says:

    These people must be stopped.people out there are in need of money,and here comes someone playing with their heads..I got an sms @ 2am that I have won 350000,after I haven’t slept because of my financial problems..

  227. ALEXA says:

    Its time 2 go public with this.I didnt even rply on their sms.Too many desprate pple r gna fall 4 this an they target mostly the sa pple.it seems that this hs bn going on 4 quite sum time nw.

  228. anonymous says:

    hi, i got an sms at 24h00 last night saying that my cell nr was the lucky winner of R410.
    000 and to call Aaron on 079 851 7734 and the sms came from 082 383 7585. the competion is apparently the UK Chevron Award. is there such a competion? seems like the all relate in someway to UK and Chevron. how do they get our cell nrs? can’t they be arrested for something like this? it really makes me upset to think you can end all your financial problems just to find out it’s not legit. these guys are real assholes!!!!!!!!!!!

  229. Mhlengi Owen says:

    I also got the same sms saying my number has won R500,000 and to call Mr James Smith on 0732902805 and the sms came from 0823837128 i phoned the guy and he sad to yes i have won he than asked me to choose wether i want to receirve my money on the bank or i want the cheque i choose the cheque than he sad i must email him my details so im still waiting for him

  230. kgomotso says:

    hey
    i received a text stating that my number is a lucky number i have won 250.000 and i must contact Mr lee to receive my winnings

  231. Eagle5011 says:

    Hi All. I received the below SMS yesterday, I have not yet called this guy, but it can’t be anything else than fake. Watch out !!

    (Exactly as in the SMS)
    CONGRATULATION.YOU HAVE WON A CASH PRIZE OF R500,000.00 ON THE ONGOING CHEVRON UK LOTTERY BONANZA REF N0-04KFCT CONTACT MR COLLINS JONES ON 0782810704 FOR CLAIMS

  232. chantel says:

    Hi I also received a sms this morning- the following was said CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR MOBILE NUMBER WON R1 MILLION RAND IN CHEVRON WORLDWIDE UK LOTTERY,(TICKET NO UK58) CONTACT JASON ADAMS @ 0764996922
    I called and the guy said call back in 5min so I decided to check the so called competition up on the internet an found your blog!! The number from which I received the sms is 0795121057 hope you get these guys for good!!

  233. Yolade Sesiane says:

    I have just received a sms saying that I have won R500 000 with ticket number 04KFCT. I am to contact Collin James from Chevron UK Lottery Bonanza. I called because I am really broke and have received eviction orders. I thought this is my lucky break – God is smiling down on me!
    To my disappointment, I had to call this guy back in 5 minutes and after i have done so I had to call back again in half an hour after I have divulge my residential details.

    This Collin James sounds very Nigerian and I know this must be a scam! I certainly hope that it wasn’t, but it unfortunately is!!! But, can we not go to the Police with this information that they at least try and do something about it?! He also mentioned that they are based in Cape Town with a head-office in America. Please people, we need to do something I just don’t know what!!!

  234. teko says:

    I am one South African who has just joined the ranks of millionaires. I received a sms that reads, ” Congratulations!your number has won R1, 000.000.00 in the chevron wordwide Uk american lottery contact Mr,John Cole on 0837712530 with Ref UK92A1 for clains

    The message simply ends like that and when I called this John Cole, he claimed to be representing the lottery group and couldn’t stop congratulating me on the phone. He then asked me to call hime in about 10 minutes while he verifies the reference that I gave him.

    I went straifgt to the ATM for my bank and took almost all the money that was in the savings account and then made that call. That’s when he gave me a list of information that I should sms to him.

    Guys, who in his / her right mind would believe a scoundrell that claims to represent an International Lottery, but does not have sufficient airtime on his phone? Again this baboon had a Nigerian accent. Don’t get me wrong, I am a Black South African so my language must not make some people think this is a White racist writing here.

    I thought I could share this nonsense.

  235. M says:

    I have receive a sms stating: CONGRATULATION!! You won R1,000,000.00, your number was selected among the lucky winners of chevron world wide international south african lottery bonanza. Ticket no: 0404. Batch no: 7777. contact our fiduciary claim agent on this nr: 079 615 8179 to claim your prize now or email: chevronpaymentdept@gmail.com. Contact person: Brian Dlamini

  236. Tshiwela says:

    I am South African and i got sms today morning ;Congratulation!you won one million rand(1,000,000)in chevron worldwide uk lottery bonaza. ref no:UK2121. Contact.matins on (+27734781467).for directive.is from 079 692 5005.Thank God becouse i find this website before i make a call.

  237. Anonymous says:

    I am South African and I got sms this morning ;Congratulation!you won one million rand(1,000,000)in chevron worldwide uk lottery bonaza. ref no:UK07. Contact.Mr Ben Miller on (+27719338343).for directive.is from +27716898481 fax 0867565789.I find this website before I make a call.

  238. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, another lucky “winner” of 1mln Rand here, lol! Number sent from 0763486719, number to call 0717045918, a Mr Bake Morison. The initials BM seem to appear for at least the second time. Where are the cops in this matter? A number is easy to trace to a person!

  239. Kevin says:

    It is now CHEVERON AND FIFA uk lottery, like soccer and oil go together…and a mr john moses will deal with ure winnings….

  240. Anonymous says:

    I received one last night saying that i had won a million rand and need to contact W.G MORGAN on 0734204306.

  241. andreyprokat says:

    Сразу прошу прощения за то, что может быть не совсем в этом разделе поднимаю этот вопрос…
    Проблема следующая, имеем свой автопарк, сдаём авто в аренду. Надо знать где находится
    каждый автомобиль в режиме онлайн, а также уметь удаленно заглушить авто.
    Сам я в новых технологиях и прочей технике не бум-бум, но слышал что есть такие фирмы которые
    предоставляют услуги наблюдения за автомобилями.
    Кто знает, подскажите проверенную фирму в Москве, и как всё это работает.
    С уважением, Андрей!

  242. vincent says:

    got a message ystaday saying i won a million rand i was very happy and called dis guy calling himself paul smith didnt tok much cause i was callin with a different fone frm de 1 thy sent me a messege to,so he told me to fone him wit my number thats when i realized it was a scam and next thing i,d be asked for my banking details and stuff. dis comments also brought clearity as to who dis people r …… jst be careful on who you give ur persona details to

  243. sakhumzi yolwa says:

    i got a message today that said i had just won a million rand. i was so excited and decided to borrow money to buy airtime so i could call these people,to be honest with you i do not remember entering any competition whatsoever,i just needed the money so bad because i do not have money to make matters worse i gave them my bank details.

  244. anonymous SA says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR MOBILE NUMBER WON R1 MILLION RAND IN CHEVRON WORLDWIDE UK LOTTERY, (TICKET NO UK58) CONTACT JASON ADAMS @ 074996922

    What rubbish. How can we scare these people?

  245. Shamus says:

    Just to let you know they are at it again, just got an sms in telling me that we have won a million rand – Whoopie. Same format as the previous comment but this time a Mr Bill King. Posted from South Africa.

  246. Anonymous says:

    Congratulation! your Mobile Number Won R1 Millions Rand inn the Chebron Worlwide UK Lottery. ( Ticket Nu UK208) Contact Kelvin Adams @ 083 619 7791. He phoned me and asked questions should I be worried?? I did give him my e-mail adress?

  247. Anonymous says:

    And the scam continues: I got this sms this morning at 7:45am “Congratulations!!! your mobile No won you one million Rands in Chevron Lottery Bonanza Ref 15.15 Contact Morgan”…bla bla bla for claims. I have no inetrest in phoning. Got the sms from 0795135656

    No thanks.

  248. taswill says:

    congratulations You have won R500,000;00 in the CHEVRON AND FIFA UK Mobile lottery.[Ref 021]contact John Moses on 0730376439 for claim….I jst received this sms and I went online and saw you guys I jst left my contact number with them they said I must phone back in the next 5 mins bt I didn’t…

  249. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations! Your Mobile No Won You One Million Rand (1,000,000) in Chevron UK Lottery Bonanza Winning No:CT3658 Contact MR ALEX on 0722402117. What kind of sick joke is this? The person must be a lunitic

  250. Rudi says:

    Same message as above from 0823115859 and reply number 0710886352, freeking scamsters!!!

  251. Anonymous says:

    252.Congratulations! Your Mobile No Won You One Million Rand (1,000,000) in Chevron UK Lottery Bonanza Winning No:CT3658 Contact MR ALEX on 0722402117. What kind of sick joke is this? The person must be a lunitic

    i have also received this an hour ago ……….no0789823369

  252. Susan says:

    Hi, i live in S.A and received a sms saying ” congrat! you have won R950 000.00 in the chevron intl. lottery. Contact Mr Fred on 071 493 5712 to register and claim your prize” They sent a Ref: No. The message was sent from this No: 082 526 0128.
    I havn’t replied to this.

  253. ZIkhona Sotenjwa says:

    Hı ı got an sms sayıng ı have won R1 000,000 and ıt had scam all over ıt.The new name they are useıng ıs Paul Adams.

  254. Anonymous says:

    hi,i also got an sms from these same people and i quote congratulations!your number has won R1000 000 IN CHEVRON UK international lottery.contact mr paul adams on 0781935587 with ref no uk010a for claims. thanx i had to google this lottery board and noticed that someone was trying his luck.this sms came from a 0768145217 numberon 22/12/2011

  255. Anonymous says:

    hi i also got “CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR MOBILE NUMBER WON R1 MILLION RAND IN CHEVRON WORLDWIDE UK LOTTERY,(TICKET NO UK208) CONTACT KELVIN ADAMS @ 0836197791” THIS SMS CAME FROM +27799423804 ON THURSDAY 5 JAN 2012 AT 07H51. I am sure they can donate my winnings to the homeless people of South Africa. Lourens

  256. Nicoleen says:

    Hi, I just received an sms now too, “CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR MOBILE NUMBER WON R1 MILLION RAND IN CHEVRON WORLDWIDE UK LOTTERY,(TICKET NO UK208) CONTACT KELVIN ADAMS @ 0836197791”. This message was sent from 0823403819. Suprizes me how Lourens and I can have the same ticket no.? This is really a great website I thought i do some research and look what i came across, a scam. Nicoleen

  257. Helen Mearns says:

    Same Message from 0724341581 and to call Robin Smith on 0710886352, twice this morning, knew straight away it was a scam, just thought i would let everybody know

  258. Anonymous says:

    I RECEIVED AN SMS FROM 0027768912103, AND HAD TO CALL 0027764996922, A.D I DID SEND MY BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER, AND FEW DETAILS FOR THEM TO SEND ME THE CASH BUT NOT THE CARD NUMBER , , WHATS NEXT

  259. Anonymous says:

    NIGERIANS SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED IN SADC ANYMORE NOT EVEN THOSE LOOKING FRIENDLY, BECAUSE ITS EITHER THEY BRING WITCHCRAFT OF THIS INDECENT SCAMS, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
    , HOW MUCH LONGER

  260. Lesa says:

    It’s sad that there are people there that are so heartless. i got the same sms form 07952122122 to call Mr. Jeff Morgan on 0734528373 i mean the man couldn’t even say his surname right. i gave him my wrong phone number because i knew it was i scam. i am putting up this numbers so people use them to identify him. Please people do not give these people your details they will use it to take money from your account using internet and cellphone banking.

  261. Pat yourself on the back for another sensible post.

  262. andre says:

    I got the same sms lol stupid idiots

  263. Phindie says:

    i just recieved an sms now saying I won R250.000. i called the number 073 148 0057 and spoke to Mr D Morgan as advised on the sms. But it all sounded too good to be true so i decided to google them. Gosh these people are crooks!

  264. abbas says:

    they working hard to scam, i asked em how do i know its real? they said go here
    http://chevronpdlottery.weebly.com/index.html

    but its obvious anyone can make that site for free

  265. tebogo says:

    Hi barbara i also got a sms stating that i’ve won R1 million 4rom chevron world wide lottery in uk by the way i’m 4rom South Africa

  266. Thoko says:

    As fullish as i feel nw afta googlin dis scam i jus got ana sms coled da numba dan gave dem my infor m so disapointed in ppl hu dink dey can do dis to us……wats goin to hpn nw

  267. Andy says:

    Lol my galfriend received an sms that stated her MTM number has won a million rand in that chevron draw kak. Lol we were bored so we called this guy n suprisingly, it was an Indian guy on the other end. We gave him my acc details dat I dnt use bt still active. He then tld us about paying R1050 for fees lol, yoooh we knew twas a scam. I tld him we gna get the money 2day so I’m gna kol him n ask to meet up. If he doesn’t wana, then I will swear @ him n tell him kak. People, bantu, bathong, please make a plan for this to b on tv n newspapers so that every1 cn b alert.

  268. Lynette says:

    I just had an sms today, just like this. I knew it was a scam,but out of morbid curiosity I called to hear the pitch. Yep north african and all I had to do was give him my bank details or my ID number for verification LOL and then I asked if there was someone I could call at head office to verify the my winning, he said that they have an office in pretoria but unfortunately the woman was sick and he was the only one I can speak to LOL It was INSANE. I can’t believe these guys. Like seriously?? Anyways, I hope people aren’t falling for this con and get robbed of their well earned salaries!!

  269. Z M Msane says:

    I had a problem for last 14 months i never worked, to clam my money dr g fisher wants me to pay 4,700.00 is that true? Suk 117

  270. Z M Msane says:

    I had a problem for last 14 months i never worked, to clam my money dr g fisher wants me to pay 4,700.00 is that true?

  271. Anonymous says:

    Not true. PLease be very careful!!!! Delete such messages and don’t reply.

  272. gariell says:

    You are being scammed by some bottom feeder, low life thief. Do not send him one red cent.

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