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Old 04-02-09   #1
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New Nigerian Scam going on Airtel mobiles through SMS


"Unsolicited fraudulent SMS's are being sent to various subscribers informing them that they have won a prize and need to call an international number to collect their prize. When calls are made to the number in the text message the subscribers are billed a high amount (upto Rs 500 per minute).Subscribers are cautioned not to respond to such SMS's"

Source : ::Airtel::Mobile Services Home Phone Broadband Data Cards Internet Wireless Internet Voice Office (read the disclaimer at the bottom)

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Re: New Nigerian Scam going on Airtel mobiles through SMS

haha..tell me about it..I've had e-mails in my inbox supposedly from Nigeria that I have to deposit a few thousand dollars to get my cash prize worth 940329480238409238049238 dollars or something..so they've finally resorted to SmS now!
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Re: New Nigerian Scam going on Airtel mobiles through SMS

Yhea..those Nigerians are really talented scammers...and the joke is that people still fall for them.
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Re: New Nigerian Scam going on Airtel mobiles through SMS

This is not restricted to airtel.. i got this on my vodafone also. had a laugh when i read it and then deleted it.
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Re: New Nigerian Scam going on Airtel mobiles through SMS

Originally Posted by MaxAxe View Post
"Unsolicited fraudulent SMS's are being sent to various subscribers informing them that they have won a prize and need to call an international number to collect their prize. When calls are made to the number in the text message the subscribers are billed a high amount (upto Rs 500 per minute).Subscribers are cautioned not to respond to such SMS's"

Source : ::Airtel::Mobile Services Home Phone Broadband Data Cards Internet Wireless Internet Voice Office (read the disclaimer at the bottom)

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How would it possibly cost to pay Rs 500 per minute to any phone number in the world?
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Re: New Nigerian Scam going on Airtel mobiles through SMS

Originally Posted by KiD0M4N View Post
How would it possibly cost to pay Rs 500 per minute to any phone number in the world?
LOL so you want us to learn something from them ?

Originally Posted by vijayninel View Post
Yhea..those Nigerians are really talented scammers...and the joke is that people still fall for them.
Thats what. I don;t lay credibility in this thing.
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Re: New Nigerian Scam going on Airtel mobiles through SMS

Originally Posted by KiD0M4N View Post
How would it possibly cost to pay Rs 500 per minute to any phone number in the world?
Its a paid line ... like those dubai hotlines !! ... friendship lines... the late night caller lines that cost $2.5 a minute
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Re: New Nigerian Scam going on Airtel mobiles through SMS

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How would it possibly cost to pay Rs 500 per minute to any phone number in the world?
Go to the Vodafone site.

There are some 2 countries which only have Satellite calling.
Rs.500 per minute!
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Re: New Nigerian Scam going on Airtel mobiles through SMS

I have had people bring print outs from the Nigerian dudes asking me if they should go for it. Gone are the days when I used to be surprised when people asked such questions. Even though people are aware 'now', you still cannot challenge or question the desperation of Indians.

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Re: New Nigerian Scam going on Airtel mobiles through SMS

If something is too good to be true - it probably is.
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OMG.....thz for the info!!...
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Re: New Nigerian Scam going on Airtel mobiles through SMS

Originally Posted by akS ! View Post
I have had people bring print outs from the Nigerian dudes asking me if they should go for it. Gone are the days when I used to be surprised when people asked such questions. Even though people are aware 'now', you still cannot challenge or question the desperation of Indians.

One e-mail with the "$" sign is like Laxmi standing at doorstep. Not everyone is Tech Savvy in India

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Oh lol that reminds me.... number of times I have laughed at people's faces when they came and asked 'Dude, this is for real man... he has given me his bank account and everything!'

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Re: New Nigerian Scam going on Airtel mobiles through SMS

but how does that 500 per minute go in their account ??? I mean what kind of hacking/programming are they into ... must be really good coders ...
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