Nelson Mandela Foundation

3 November, 2011 – The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory has been made aware of a new scam doing the rounds, this time sent via SMS. The Centre of Memory urges the public not to be fooled.

The fraudulent (and unsolicited) text reads as follows:

“FROM NUMBER:  +27763569509

CONGRATULATIONS!  Your cell C no: was chosen by the (SA) Compensation Fund, & The Nelson Mandela Charity Org.  We are compensating South Africans for Celebrating 17 YRS of Freedom.  You have won R250 000.  Claim no: 01kp.  To claim Contact Mr T. Malgas on (078)4415103.T&Cs Apply.”

Members of the public who receive such a SMS, or similar, are urged not to act. Do not contact the sender, do not follow any instructions indicated in the text message. The Centre of Memory does not send unsolicited text messages.

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