Scam Watch - July 28

Text scams are now the second-most commonly reported kind, behind email scams. Photo / Thinkstock
Text scams are now the second-most commonly reported kind, behind email scams. Photo / Thinkstock

The following text scams have been reported to the Department of Internal Affairs. If you receive one, or any text like them, do not reply. Text scams are now the second-most commonly reported kind, behind email scams. There were 38 recorded in the most recent monthly statistics, most from New Zealand numbers.

• 8123330595 @ lightsurf@xtra.co.nz HANDLE THIS PROJECT I am Mrs. Helen Cole in the hospital am very sick, there is a project I need you to handle for me, contact me

• You have been awarded 530,000 in the iphone promo. To claim send iV4 to claim @iphoneunit.com or text iV4 to +17754686112 603330595 @ sms t-mobile cz

• CONGRATS Your mobile number has won. For claims, Email: kevinsmith @ hotmail.com.br or call:+447024051401.reply strictly by email

• You have been awarded 530,000 Pounds in the iphone promo. To claim send iV4 to claim@ iphoneunit com or text iV4 to +17754686112

• Good to hear from you regarding the Apple Sweepstakes. You are required to send these information. Full name - sex-occupation - country - date of birth - amount won - winning mobile number - alternate mobile number - contact address - email address- APPLE

- Herald on Sunday

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