DO NOT hand out cash because you “have won” something. It is “Advance Fee Fraud”.

AN SMS and WhatsApp scam circulating in Nelson Mandela Bay has already duped at least three people who between them have lost about R20 000 in recent weeks. Eight cases of fraud linked to the scam are under investigation by various police stations across the Bay. Fears that more residents could fall victim to the scam have prompted police to warn residents not to be conned into believing that they have won money in a lucky draw competition. Three cases in the Uitenhage and Despatch area have been reported since the beginning of March. And an additional five have been reported to the Gelvandale police station . Police spokesman Warrant Officer Basil Seekoei said in all the cases the message, received via SMS or WhatsApp claimed the victims’ cellphone numbers had randomly been selected in a lucky draw. The victims are then told to deposit money to claim their “winnings”, which vary between R300 000 and R400 000. “Once they respond to the message it is followed by another stating …
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Moet nie uit jou huis uitgelok word nie. Kry help van buite.

Wees Paraat. Moet vir geen rede uit jou huis uitgelok word nie. Kry help van buite. Stede / dorpe / plase / plotte – dieselfde beginsels geld oral: ■ Moenie uitgaan na jou “krag-box” om te kyk wat aangaan as jou krag afgaan nie – kry eers hulp van buite af in !! ■ Moenie uitgaan om te kyk hoekom loop daar water uit jou krane of in jou tuin nie – die krane kan nie vanself oopgaan nie – kry eers hulp van buite af in !! ■ Moenie uitgaan as iemand om “hulp roep” of “gewond” by jou huis aankom nie – bel die nodige nood-eenhede soos polisie, ambulans, ens !! ■ Moet ook nie goedsmoeds vir die “polisie” oopmaak nie .. kontak jou naaste polisiestasie en bevestig eers alle details !! ■ Moenie uitstorm as jou voertuig(e) se alarm afgaan nie – daar moet ‘n (moontlik gevaarlike) rede wees daarvoor !! ■ Moenie uitstorm om te kyk hoekom jou honde dringend en aanhoudend blaf nie – daar moet ‘n (gevaarlike) rede wees daarvoor !! ■ Moenie gaan kyk hoekom “huil daar ‘n baba” by jou kamervenster…
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Emergency Abbreviations: A = Alpha. B = Bravo, C= Charlie, etc.

PRINT OUT AND KEEP HANDY: "When anyone calls 10111 – or any other emergency service we often find that the operator gets the street name and address incorrect: 1. Learn to spell your street name using the following – this way SAP vans/vehicles as well as ambulances and fire trucks will be given a proper spelling of the street. 2. Make very sure that your home is CLEARLY MARKED - the numbers are all to often VERY difficult to see – also making response time longer. A = ALPHA. B = BRAVO. C = CHARLIE. D = DELTA. E = ECHO. F = FOXTROT. G = GOLF. H = HOTEL. I = INDIA. J = JULIET. K = KILO. L = LIMA. M = MIKE. N = NOVEMBER. O = OSCAR. P = PAPPA. Q = QUEBEC. R = ROMEO. S = SIERRA. T = TANGO. U = UNIFORM. V = VICTOR. W = WHISKEY. X = XRAY. Y = YANKEE Z = ZULU. ------------------------------ • ABBREVIATION TABLE • BOLO – Be On Look Out MVA – Motor Vehicle Accident MBA – Motorbike Accident PVA – Pedestrian Vehicle Accident LMV – Light Motor Vehicle (car/taxi) HMV – Heavy Motor Vehicle (…
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