Dear brother inno,
Please watahadharishe wabongo wenzetu maana na sie kwa kupenda promotion hatujambo.
This is happening in Kenya right now so lets be alert as we might be the next victim
as we are implementing 3G in Tanzania, please! take note and inform your family
members and friends as well. see the forwarded message
this much is true..........
"It all started when I received a call from someone claiming that he was from
and he asked me to shutdown my phone for 2 hours for 3g update to take place. As I
was rushing for a meeting, I did not question and turned off my cell phone.
After 45 minutes I felt very suspicious since the caller did not even introduce his
name. I quickly turned on my cell phone and I received several calls from my family
members and the others were from the number
that had called me earlier - 3954380.
I called my parents and I was shocked that they sounded very worried asking me
whether I am safe.
My parents told me that they had received a call from someone claiming that they had
them and asking for money to let me free. The call seemed so real and my parents
were certain they heard
'My voice' crying out loud asking for help.
My father was at the bank waiting for further instructions about the money transfer.
I told my parents that I am safe and asked them to lodge a police report.
Right after that I received another call from the guy asking me to shutdown my cell
another 1 hour which I refused to do and hung up. They keep calling my cell
phone. I have lodged a complaint with the police and I was
informed by the officer that there were many reports of similar scams. MOST of the
reported that the victim had already transferred the money!
And of course it is impossible to get back the money.
Be careful as this kind of scam could happen to any of us!!!
These guys are so professional and very convincing during calls. If you are asked to
shut down your cell phone for updates by the service provider, do not do so!
The service providers will hopefully place adverts to that effect in the media...
Be Safe and Stay Alert!
Please pass around to your family and friends!
Have a good one....