MTN Fraud Alert – mtnwin.t35.com is a Fraud, don’t fall for it

mtn fraud alert

 

FRAUD ALERT!!!!!!!

Hey people, beware.

You might get a text message from an MTN number saying you have won NGN1-million Naira etc., and directing you to fill up your name, email address, phone number, bank account number, and directing you to the URL: http://mtnwin.t35.com

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A FRAUD. DON’T DO IT, UNLESS YOUR ACCOUNT MAY BE CLEANED OUT.

The first page would instruct you to enter your verification code which is a 5-digit number starting with capital letter ‘C’, inclusive in the text message, example: C12345. Hitting the ‘next’ button will bring you to the page above,  that looks like the above picture.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ABOVE IS A FRAUD. THIS POST IS TELLING YOU TO BE CAREFUL AND DO NOT REPLY OR FILL UP YOUR NAME/ACCOUNT DETAILS IN THE WEBSITE ABOVE.

If the guys at www.mtnwin.t35.com cannot clear your account, they will make your email address their depository for 419 scam emails.

The funny thing is that regardless of the 5-digit number you enter at their ‘Verification’ page, you will be given the next page(above), meaning that all 5-digit number combinations work as far as the stupid guys at ‘mtnwin’ are concerned.

http://www.mtnwin.t35.com is hosted by http://www.t35.com/ as a subdomain. T35.com is a webhosting company registered by namecheap.com. Check out their complete details at domaintools, click here. The Ip address of t35.com is 69.10.32.154, while mtnwin.t35.com is 66.45.237.219.

I hope that after all this my research, someone from the domain hosting company(t35.com) will stumble on this weblog and yank away mtnwin.t35.com.

Another funny thing about mtnwin is that all the links on their page link back to the main MTN-Nigeria webpages, using their(MTN Nigeria’s) IP address: 41.220.77.191, info here.

I think I have said enough. Don’t fill up any of your own information at http://www.mtnwin.t35.com. A word is enough for the wise.

And perhaps our guys at mtnwin have insiders in Nigerian banks who are doing their dirty jobs for them….just a thought. After supplying your account number, at least they need someone from the inside to help clean out your account.

Beware.

For your information, I am here posting official MTN Fraud Alert:

MTN Fraud Disclaimer

SMS SCHEMES

Subscribers receive text messages purportedly from MTN where they are informed of winnings and asked to contact a number to claim their prizes.
HOW WINNERS OF MTN PROMOTIONS ARE NOTIFIED

  • A winner will receive a call from an MTNN staff informing them of their winning and how to redeem their prize
  • A list of winners will be published in at least one national daily and on http://www.mtnonline.com
  • MTN will at no time ask you to part with valuable, (cash or recharge card) before you can redeem your prize
  • All you need to redeem your prizes are valid ID card and original SIM certificate
  • Prizes can only be redeemed at MTN offices or Service Centres
  • Do not meet with anyone parading themselves as MTNN staff or agents outside MTNN office or service centres
  • MTNN will not be liable for any losses or injury occasioned to subscribers as a result of responding to fraudulent notification of winnings
  • For further equiries, please call 180 or visit http://www.mtnonline.com

RECRUITMENT SCHEMES Job seekers are asked to pay a fee and are assured of jobs with MTNN or MTN group if they make the payment. Sometimes, they are sent letters of employment purportedly from MTNN and asked to pay some fees for processing of work permits and other licenses.

  • The contact addresses and phone numbers contained in such emails and letters and posted on such web-sites are not authentic or related to MTN Nigeria.
  • MTN Nigeria dissociates itself entirely from any of the emails and web-sites described above.
  • Advertisements for positions within MTN Nigeria are usually made in the national newspapers and/or on the career page of the MTN Nigeria official website at http://www.mtnonline.com/careers.
  • In the event that you receive any of the emails described above, we advise that you take the following steps:
  1. Do not respond to such unsolicited offers from people you are unfamiliar with.
  2. Do not disclose your personal/financial details to anyone you do not know.
  3. Where applicable, contact the Nigerian Embassy in your country. You may in addition also refer such mails to your country’s Embassy/High Commission in Nigeria for investigation.
  4. Finally, for scam mails purportedly emanating from or related to MTN Nigeria, we advise that you contact the following for confirmation

JOB OPPORTUNITY SCHEMES

“MTN has also been informed that certain emails received by members of the public, and advertisements posted on some job web-sites have promised job-seekers positions in MTN Nigeria. Some of these emails and web-sites promise that upon payment of a fee and the receipt of the recipients’ curriculum vitae, the recipients are assured jobs with MTN Nigeria or within the MTN Group. The contact addresses and phone numbers contained in such emails and posted on such web-sites are not authentic or related to MTN Nigeria. MTN Nigeria dissociates itself entirely from any of the emails and web-sites described above.
We believe they are part of an attempt to perpetrate fraud on un-suspecting members of the public. Advertisements for positions within MTN Nigeria are usually made in the national newspapers and/or on the career page of the MTN Nigeria official website at http://www.mtnonline.com/careers.
In the event that you receive any of the emails described above, we advise that you take the following steps:

  1. Do not respond to such unsolicited offers from people you are unfamiliar with.
  2. Do not disclose your personal/financial details to anyone you do not know.
  3. Where applicable, contact the Nigerian Embassy in your country. You may in addition also refer such mails to your country’s Embassy/High Commission in Nigeria for investigation.
  4. Finally, for scam mails purportedly emanating from or related to MTN Nigeria, we advise that you contact the following for confirmation –

MTN Nigeria Corporate Office,
Golden Plaza,
7th Floor, Falomo, Ikoyi Lagos.
Email: mtnbusinessfraud@mtnnigeria.net.
Tel. +234 (0)8032005500”

 

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28 responses

  1. This is great information, I am excited.

    http://yiyd.com

  2. 9ja do wish finish……………..

  3. i hail all of u when do this scam………..

  4. No mind dem. If only na politicians dem dey fake, yawa no dey. But these guys, em ey uck up o

  5. No mind dem. If only na politicians dem dey fake, yawa no dey. But these guys, em dey fuck up o

  6. how can ascammer can scammer coz will be there for kong time the rewaed is not good at all just have to change guys let do another thing,think of something else to develop this country ypu are spoiling the country that willl pray to god to rebuild just have stop is not good you need a change my guys .

  7. Hello webmaster
    I would like to share with you a link to your site
    write me here preonrelt@mail.ru

  8. Salisu Ahmad Moahmmad

    i am very excited for seeing this web page for displaying the fraud alert of the mtn.
    thanks.

  9. you hv done a good job.

  10. is it possible to have winning code and still fall into fraud alert without texting in private phone number ?

  11. IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE MESSAGE LIKE, MTN SMS PROMO.WINNIG CODE FUH1.PLEASE LOG INTO http://WWW.MTNONLINE.INFO.MS,AS A FRAUD ACT?WITHOUT TEXTING IN PERSONAL PRIVATE NUMBER?

  12. Valentine Ntui

    I received a text message on an MTN logo on the 14th of May, 2009 informing me that my Mtn number(08033800185) has qualified for a cash promo award of #500,000:00 and that I should call 07034528417 for my prize.
    Please, confirm the authenticity of this message.
    Thanks and God bless you.

  13. @Valentine NTUI,
    the message is not authentic. Pls disregard that text message. The sender(07034528417) might be out to dupe you.

    beware!

  14. please are you the people(MTN) doing the FIFA 2010 w/cup GAME OF LIFE?

    http://WWW.FIFA 2010offer.net.ms is it managed by you?

    THANKS
    +2348033138233

  15. hello people, I got an sms with a code saying i had won some thing.it turned out to be a hoax.i knew that as soon i saw a column for my bank details.lets all be wary of these our Nigerian brothers who have decided to scam us.they send the sms with a name reading MTN NIG, so on the face it looks quite legit.then on the website anything you click on like the sim swap or any other thing will ask you for the reference code in the message.their website is http://www.mtnfifagame.com
    Please beware. i just wanted to bring this to the notice of unsuspecting mtn customers

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  17. i need fraud websites

  18. dear sir
    I was sent a message on the 11th of August 2009 with an international number that i won a prize of #1M and a free ticket.
    so sir i am texting to confirm how certain is it.
    pls sir help me with ur advise ok
    thanks so very much

  19. Hello Sir,
    I was sent a message concerning my winning of one million naira ( 1,000,000 )and a free ticket to the 2010 Fifa world cup, which will be held up next year 2010.
    Actually, i was given a Five digits numbers as a verification numbers in other to redeem my prize.
    Sir, i would like help me out

  20. Una Welldone oooo, more gress to your elbow
    Cheers
    Chi

  21. i was send a message in the early hour of 10th sept. 2009
    to have won a sum of 1m in the FIFA 2010 W. CUP GAME OF LIFE by an mtn no. and that i should visit http://www.2010offer.com to comfirmed the code 462070. thanks for the advise above and will like you people to make thier activities known to all subsribers via text massages. thanks

  22. it is very regretable and uncelebrated,that you are aware of the use of your name(MTN)SO MUCH TRUSTED by individuals and collective naija people to defraud them,and you are only publishing fraud alert.mtn naija should make a nosedive to put this to a stop.i was send a message in the early hours(ET TIME) of 10th sept,2009 to have won the sum of #1m in the FIFA2010 WORLD CUP GAME OF LIFE by a yello Mtn number.what kind of stuff,to confirmed,code number462070.Ur advice is good but will like u to fish out the people and stop the mess.

  23. Ensure such people are apprehended and dealt with according to the law.

  24. i receive a message 4rm MTN YELLO that i won 1million niara that i should supply some details which i have supply them plz help me out.

  25. plz MTN should try 2 do something about it very fast, because they design their page like MTN OFFICIAL SITE WEBSITE, and plz try 2 block the site

  26. sunny omah Mctheophilus

    Suuny Omah Mctheophilus, Law, RSUST
    tell MTN to make a public announcement that the general public should be aware of various scam using their celebrated name.
    from Sunny, RSUST, port harcourt, Nigeria.

  27. i was sent the message below. is it real (y’ello you are a lucky winner of N1m in the FIFA 2010 W/Cup GAME OF LIFE visit http://www.2010offer.com immediately for confirmation code 462070). pls reply

  28. THERE IS NEED TO INFORM PEOPLE EARLIER ON, SO THAT AN ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENT CAN BE MADE USING THE CHEQUE OR PASSBOOK INSTEAD OF THE ATM CARD.I COMMEND THE EFFORT OF THE GOVERNMENT/CBN IN SOLVING THE PROBLEM THAT HAVE RESULTED IN THIS REACTIVATION EXERCISE. I HAVE ALSO RECEIVED A MAIL DECLARING ME A N1MILLION WINNER BUT I DID NOT FOLLOW UP THEIR CODE AND OTHER THINGS THEY REQUIRED. I HOPE THAT THE REACTIVATION EXERCISE IS ACCOUNT SPECIFIC AND WOULD CLEAR OUT ONCE THE RELEVANT INFORMATION IS PROVIDED BY THE RIGHTFUL OWNER OF THE ACCOUNT/ATM CARD.

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