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Biggest SMS Scam Racket Busted
12-03-2010, 08:36 AM, (This post was last modified: 12-03-2010, 08:37 AM by saurav.)
Biggest SMS Scam Racket Busted
After fake and fraud emails purporting your in boxes daily now it’s turn for sms scam , which is growing very fast ,thus with defrauding the millions every day . In major sms scam in Bernama ,Kualalumpur, Federal police have busted syndicate based in Tawau, Sabah that was using the short-messaging service (SMS) defrauding 2,656 victims involving total losses of RM6.4 million over the last three years confirms Federal Commercial Crime Investigation Department director Datuk Koh Hong Sun.
At least 26 people were arrested mostly in the age group of 16 and 41 years which includes two women . The scam work like that ,syndicate would send out 4,000 SMSes every day from the laptops to random numbers informing the receiver that they had won a contest. Then they would ask to send account number for prize money and also PIN numbers.
The modus operandi was offering lucky draw prizes from giant companies like Maxis, Petronas and Power Root. Koh said despite there are many reports and warnings published by local media and also public service announcements regarding such scams. People still fall victims for such sms scams.

How to check Mobile SMS Scam

After email now it is certainly turn for cell phone or mobile sms scam . Imagine one fine morning you get an short service message ( SMS) on your phone saying that ” Your mobile number has won XXXXX pounds in lucky mobile draw . Just for further claim contact on XXXXX mobile number . Not only this it also also asks to send your personal details in specified email address , which looks legitimate.
But the question strikes at first instant ,how did your mobile number figured in lucky draw and won prize when you never participated in any contest ?
Watch out the some of the Mobile SMS ,which are nothing but best examples of scam messages.
what if your mobile awarded one million from yahoo MSN context held in london ,To receive your contact XXX Via Email :
Your sim pack was amount the 2010 Uk Online Contact to receive your gifts send your details to DR.XXXX Via
Congrats Your mobile no has won you 20000000 pounds in the 2010 coca cola international Mobile Draw in UK . To claim ,email your details to
Your Mobile No. Won 400,000:00- Ponds in coca cola mobile Draw . To claim Contact Mr.XXX
Here are some of the ways, to check out the such mobile scam message and tips to avoid to them.
1.Avoid replying such sms ,Never ever supply or reveal personal information to them.

2.SMS Scammers will always use the mobile brands like nokia , to lure or attract the victims, same way they will also furnish email (mostly from or gmail) as contact address.

3.International message are always sent through wireless network, which could not be traced easily , as sometimes number is not displayed .

4.The key to always be in touch with your cellular operators and report the abuse or incidents if it occurs.

5.Do also personally check your bank details . As crime gang can use your legitimate bank names ,to extract personal information and Internet banking details via sms.

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