Yesterday after activating a new number for a Movistar account, a call was received. The call came in about 1 hour after the number was activated. I don’t know if that was by chance or by design.
The individual calling said he was a representative of Movistar. He said there was a promotion going on and if I would buy two $15 cards and call him and give him the card activation numbers, that the account would get credit for $50.
The next part of the scam was that I was to watch the TV, at a certain time and if my cell number appeared, I would win $5,000 and a new car.
The way the scam works is that as you give the activation numbers to him over the phone, he is putting them into another cell phone. When you hang up, and try to use the cards, you find that they will not work.
We were at a restaurant at the time and a couple at another table heard the conversation and said that they knew of a couple people that had been victim of this scam.