SARU warns over email scam

2012-11-12 11:21

Cape Town - The South African Rugby Union (SARU) is alerting people to an email version of a Rugby World Cup scam aimed at Springbok supporters.

In the latest version of what was once a cellphone-based attempt at fraud, individuals receive emails telling them they have won £1m in cash in a Rugby World Cup promotion, purported to be run by SARU.

Typically, the message reads: “We wish to notify you that your email address was automatically selected during the RUGBY 2011 world cup finals in New-Zealand and has won you GBP1 000.000.00 Cash (One Million Great Britain Pounds) Payable through our Paying Bank.”

A SARU spokesperson said: “We can categorically confirm that no competition has ever existed of this nature and that the email should be ignored.”


  • jason.children - 2012-11-12 11:25

    If you didnt enter into a competition then its not true. I get on average 3 emails a day informing me of the millions i win. If it was true I wouldnt be typing this in my office. I would be on my Yacht of Camps Bay.

      robin.bradley.9803 - 2012-11-12 11:33

      If I had got all the money these people have said I won , Think I couldve paid for nkandla myself.... ;)

  • terrylee.heuer - 2012-11-12 11:39

    In pounds but supposedly from SARU to Springbok supporters there's the catch already!!!

  • toruk.makto.1675 - 2012-11-12 12:51

    I cant believe that in this day and age people are still falling fot these scams. How stupid must you be? If you even respond to an email or sms saying you've won money, then you deserve to parted from you hard earned cash.

  • theMichaelHawthorne - 2012-11-12 13:10

    Nigerians bloody nigerians hahaha worse than beggars...

      cape.maori - 2012-11-12 13:20

      No, it is not them! It is Isak Visser!

  • abe.sheldon - 2012-11-12 21:04

    It will only be stupid and ignorant rugby supporters like you people that still supports an all white national rugby team, albeit two non white players. Don't even talk about soccer, don't like soccer, soccer is for sissies like you that will comment about bafana bafakes.

      rassie.venter.5 - 2012-11-13 09:45

      You need a change of hart, dump your hatred

  • david.nash.186 - 2012-11-14 06:48

    This is a pretty old trick. Announcing winner of a non existent promotion. But people keep falling for them, making Nigerians richer!

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