I received an SMS from NOKIA MOBILE UK saying that my cell phone number was drawn as the lucky winner in their annual Anniversary lottery. They requested that I email them and they sent confirmation that I had indeed won the money prize and requested for scanned copies of my documents (passport, driving licence, etc) which I did Nokia very soon confirmed receipt of my documents and sent me the scanned Certificate of winning on their special random lottery. This Winner Guarantee Certificate was signed by Dr George Smith – President, Mrs Anna Rolland – Secretary and dr Anthony Floyd: On-line co-coordinator.
They also sent me a copy of Deed of Guarantee signed by Barrister Shannon Murphy (legal Advisor) of Barclays Chambers. Then supposedly the parcel containing the won prize was handed to the British Airways World Cargo Courier Service for delivery to me.
In the meantime I had already paid for the courier service 350GBP. Then the courier informed me that the parcel had been stopped by the British Inland Revenue Tax Office and I had to pay the tax on the money prize 0.2%.
Having done that the parcel received a Tax Clearance Certificate and left UK but was stopped again in Nigeria(?!) by the United Nations Antiterrorism Agency which again required additional documents to be sent for verification if I did not have a record on terrorism(!) after I had done this and was cleared by their offices I was asked to pay USD5,000.00 (!) to obtain a Clearance Certificate that I was not a terrorist.
The parcel containing the prize has still not reached me and is still in the hands of the UN (Dr Abdul Wahad Rasheed) who now says that the Clearance Certificate can be released when a lawyer signs on it and requires further payment of USD2,500 for this made to the lawyer and additionally USD 2,000 even to him.
I consider this whole thing to be a scam and a fraud and extortion. By extortion I mean charging unfairly high prices (USD5,000 for Anti-Terrorist Certificate USD 2,500 for a lawyer’s signature and USD2,000 for AW Rasheed to facilitate the arrangement with said lawyer.).
I and my husband had countless telephone calls and emails from Dr Anthony Floyd (tel. number: +44-704-574-5253 as well as from A.W.Rasheed (tel. number: +234-8095-028969) to chase us to pay them the monies they requested of us. This amounts to nothing less than harassment. And they still call 2-3 times a day.
My parcel is being illegally held by A.W.Rasheed. I have all the documents sent to me by NOKIA and The UN Antiterrorism Agency i.e all the learance documents, Deed of Guarantee, NOkia Winning Certificate signed by dr George Smith, -Prersident, Mrs Anna Rolland – secretaryand dr Anthony Floyd on-line coordinator.
I got a sms stating that I have won R175 000-00 from Nokia. The lady Cindy Madube 0769224197 send the sms, when I phone her she said I must buy 2x R110-00 prepaid vouchers and sms the voucher numbers to her, they then will release the R175 000. She ask me how would I like to receive the money, cash in my bank or by Cheque.
I said cheque and she said I must just sms my adres with the voucher numbers. I ask her for her adres and where there offices is and she said Cape Town, Water Front Builing 225 to 228 in Water Front street. She said I can come to the offices. Is it possible that it is so easy to make money without filling in any competion.
I ignore this sms, because people told me If I would have won anything Nokia would have phone me personally. Is there anybody that can ever stop these type of sms’s.