SA Rugby warning against SMS competition scam

SA Rugby would like to warn people not to engage with the sender of a random SMS claiming they have won cash from the union.

SA Rugby warns supporters
SA Rugby warns supporters

A number of concerned individuals have contacted SA Rugby’s offices regarding SMSs telling them they have won considerable sums of money in an SA Rugby competition.

SA Rugby has not run such a promotion and the SMS should be deleted.

Typically, the message reads: “Your cell phone number has been awarded R750 000 in ongoing SA RUGBY award Ref No: RB286 call: [cell number] OR Email: [email address]”

A spokesman for SA Rugby said: “We can categorically confirm that no competition has ever existed of this nature and that the SMS should be ignored.”

By Matthews Moraba

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