Islamabad: Fake lucky draw scam on the move

Jawad Hussain September 27, 2010 86

ISLAMABAD: As reported by the Daily Times on Monday, organised gangs are involved in looting the residents of capital by offering them cars in a lucky draw. Tell them that they had won the car in lucky draw and in the end they force the citizen to pay 50,000 to 80,000 for documentation and cargo of car; then make away with the money and disappear from the scene. The Daily Times has learnt that at currently more than a dozen Karachi and Lahore based gangs are involved in looting the residents of Islamabad by this lucrative and complex way.

According to victims, firstly they collect phone numbers and addresses from phone directories randomly, then a female call at the address and tell that her company has sent them documents of car, why they have not replied yet. Usually housewives receive the calls and tell those females that they had not received any written intimation for winning the car. The lady tells that they purchased some items from them during door-to-door selling (DDS) campaign.

She says now the company is financially stable so they have decided to give a car as a prize to some of their customers who did purchasing in initial stage of company. She further tells that if they have not received the intimation letter then contact this number to get the opportunity.

Females tell their husbands that they have won the car so they should contact that person. If husband is sensible, he tells wife that its fraud but wives insist to grab this offer. They persuade their husbands to call that person. When that person calls at the given number, usually a person who claims himself Director or Manager of the company tells him that he has won a 1100 CC brand new car and to receive the car he should come to Karachi along with his two neighbours who should have ID cards bearing same addresses of his street; otherwise he should contact any cargo office to get his car.

The said person of company inform him that pay the amount and send the receipt to their office address so that they would send the car. Winner of the car cannot afford travel expenses so he ultimately prefers the second option. After that he goes to the cargo centre and pays Rs15,000 to Rs18,000 to get the car and sends the receipt.

Now the game takes a new turn as the gang knows that the person has spent almost Rs20,000 for that car so they call him again and tell him that they want another Rs80,000 for documentation of the car and assures him that it is government fee they are not getting even a single rupee. Once again wives persuade the husbands and at last he sends them the said money, after this cruel game all cell numbers (that are unregistered) are permanently switched off.

One of the victims, Salman, a resident of sector I-10/2 told Daily Times that he had received a call from Lahore’s phone number 042-36139023. A person Nadeem Ahmed was talking from that number and told him that it was their factory number and congratulated him that he had won a car. Nadeem told that he should contact another man, Mirza Khalid Baig in Karachi for further details on cell number 0333-3663148.

When Salman contacted Baig he said that he was manager of Universal Foods Company and said that he had won a silver colour 2010 model Cultus car. He also told him that he should contact the cargo office for the delivery of car.

The complete article can be found at Daily Times.

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  1. M.Riaz sagar March 28, 2013 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    Thanks for such an informative article, to day I also receive a call from such a fake program, this is totally fraud one must not believe it…… B careful thanks

  2. ak March 18, 2013 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    its fake a man also called me and said to contact Mirza Abdul jabar..

  3. Sarfraz R Ramay March 14, 2013 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    Hi,

    Guys this is real! A person just called me with the exact same details, just change in person names and phone numbers. I am awaiting the TCS tracking number from the person named GM Riaz of Sultan Food Company from Khi. His number was given to me by a person named Kamran who called from Lahore. GM Riaz’s no is 0300-3605473 and Kamran called from 042-37036517. Anyone who can get these **** caught, be my guest and spread the word! :) Thanks a lot for the article. Good to have Pakistanis like you.

  4. Muhammad Afzal March 13, 2013 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    my mother received a call from Mr.Zia-ur-Rahman No.051-2576879 who showed himself as Branch Manager Al-Rahman Food Indsutry Karachi. He informed that a suzuki swift car has been drawn in the name of my father M.Aslam( died in December 2005) and asked to contact their GM at Head office Karachi namely Mr.Nouman Malik No.0345-2339390 for further details. I simply confirmed through net and have got information that this is absoluetly fake. So be careful.

  5. saqib khan March 12, 2013 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    I also received a call by General Manager Mr. Shafqat Rasool from “Prime Foods” karachi
    from number 0321-2100167.
    cargo address: imran car carrier service noori abad no.3 super high way karachi.0333-2278734, 021-32012928
    He is saying that you won a Car and need to cargo, or you can receive it by hand.

    Thanks to this Site that i get rid of this fake call.

  6. gul nawaz March 12, 2013 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    Today i have received a similar call from 03218306299 by Mr Aziz and he told me that i have won a suzuki cultus.

  7. wakeel March 9, 2013 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    dears today i also recieved a call from muhammad zia ur rehman from sialkot he told me that u won the suzuki swift in lucky draw please call our main branch karachi manager name is mirza abdul jabbar for further detail. thanks dear for inform

  8. Umer March 8, 2013 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    I also receive cal from lahore. persons name Fahad from 0423551194 congrats me for Swift. And instructed me contact their GM at Karachi for information about car receiving.

  9. asghar March 6, 2013 at 9:27 am - Reply

    m zia ur rehman call from al rehman food company sialkot that u win suzuki swift and call to our gm noman malik h/o Karchi 03452339390 for how to recived.

  10. Eisha March 1, 2013 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    OMG!
    thank u so much for informing we also recieve a call from 04237030211 they give us a num of Mr.syed gulzar shah (03002781210) same story

  11. M. Jamil Akhtar February 27, 2013 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    its true… today i also received the same call story to make a call to riaz gillani on 0300-2518383. plz if anyother is getting this type of calls, dont be foolished…
    Allah hum sab ko bachaye aese shar se… Ameen…!

  12. ahmad February 27, 2013 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    25-02-13 now he is available on phone…..i recently had a call from gulzaar….he said i won the cultus car n his mob number is:03002781210…and he is from alfarhan food karachi….he said his number of other collligue near isb is:0512544432………and near lahore is…0423-7030211…
    its a scam be carefull of them…
    thankyou
    regards
    ahmad isb

  13. paras February 25, 2013 at 11:08 pm - Reply

    yes truely… these people are f00ling us!! my mom also g0t a call named malik rehan.. N he gave a num and said to talk to Riaz gillani.. thanks evry1 i got the whole story here :)

  14. ali February 17, 2013 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    this was so helpful …thanx for this post…i just received a call from a lady telling that i have won a cultus and i will have to pick it from karachi or should contact
    Mr. Riaz Hussain Gillani
    0301-2512915
    Al Rehman Mkg Food company
    Astaghfirullah …..y the hell do these criminal use name of ALLAH …

  15. mohsin February 7, 2013 at 11:54 pm - Reply

    thank u so much for informing me…i also received same call from karachi
    mob.030023660505
    sayed raiz gilani
    sultan food company
    fake………….fake………….be carefull every 1

  16. Imran Shaikh February 3, 2013 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    Thanks guys. I also recivd a cal from Syed Riaz Gillani, Al-Rehman Food Company and he told me tht i have won cultus, collect car from faisalabad office or via cargo service.

    • paras February 25, 2013 at 11:18 pm - Reply

      imran our case was the same.. !! totally fake story guys :)

  17. Ali KHAN January 30, 2013 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    I have also received same call by Mr.Faisal from lahore office same story like other, I am just putting the Phone numbers here to save other inocent people from such type of Fraud.

    Mr.Faisal
    ph# 04236115529

    Syed Raiz Gillani
    Cell# 030023660505
    Sultan Food Company PVT,LTD

  18. Daniyal Azam January 29, 2013 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    I have also received a call today from the so called Farhan Food Industries and they have offered a cultus car ..thank u very much for posting this and saving us from such a mishap

  19. ALI AQZA January 27, 2013 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    thanks for informing )we have also received a same call

  20. prof. Ashiq h sheikh December 28, 2012 at 9:11 pm - Reply

    i was also cotacted by gm of Rehman un food &told their full address as well.i was also told that i would have to pay no amount to make the story credible.then i was advised to receive cultus car personally or by carrier named chodry Imran at cotry.here they were exposed when they asked to send rs .12000 for insurance etc.i understood the game &stopped corresndance.

  21. sadoor December 21, 2012 at 2:32 am - Reply

    and yes, they provided us with the chassis number of a silver suzuki cultus as wel, dont be fooled ppl

  22. sadoor December 21, 2012 at 2:22 am - Reply

    same thing happened with us , its amazing how they got our new address, since v have not yet changed it officially, they were claiming to be from al farhaan food industries, working in co-ordination with lever company, they provided some cell numbers, and address and a landline number that did not respond, anyhow, they made us contact a cargo company by the name of *naqvi cargo* who asked for rp,7000 thru easy paisa, or if v had any relative in lahore to deliver it by hand, as road tax for carrying this cargo, the character of general manager was played by a *sultan shah sahab”, oh and they said they had announced the lucky draw result on samaa tv on 1st november, and tomorrow is the last date to claim the prize. hope this helps anyone,

  23. Farman December 11, 2012 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    why cheating with People and calling diffrent ways to colect your car etc

  24. Majid Awais November 22, 2012 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    I just received a call from M Aslam 04236115529 and he gives Syed riaz number, thanks all for posted such news.

  25. Ali Ahmed November 20, 2012 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    Today We Received A Call From “Sultan foods”.
    Same Story Happened With Me But Now We Are Save After Reading This Artical.
    Thank You Sooon Much For Sharing Us…

  26. ghulam shabbir November 19, 2012 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    Pl do not involve in the lucky draw offered by Sultan foods. “Greed is curse”

  27. ghulam shabbir November 19, 2012 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    I have also been called from the above mentioned telephone Nos.
    After “double shah’s” fraud this is another type
    of fraud by a Shah. It is my humble request to all brothers and sisters to not to involve in this so called lucky draw. These peoples are trying to deprive the innocents from the hard earned money. They persuade the people by their mild tone. FIA is requested to take a stern action against the cuprits.

  28. hashir November 17, 2012 at 11:26 am - Reply

    i also recivd a cal from shazeib from rizwan fod company and he told me tht i have won cultus :p even no one had bought any product from tht company even no one knws abt tht company

  29. Faisal November 15, 2012 at 8:38 pm - Reply

    I also received a call from “Sultan Foods”. Mr. Bilal was saying that you won a Car and need to cargo you or you can receive it by hand. Thanks to this Site that i get rid of this fake call.

    I wish that FIA may take action on such frauds to save innocent people.

  30. shahbaz ali November 14, 2012 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    i recieved a fack call from universal food that you have won a car and need cargo to you so thanks very much of this site thanksssssss

  31. asim rajpoot November 14, 2012 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    i also received a call from lahore caller name MUHAMMAD ASLAM 04236115529 he told me that you won the bumper prize and a letter has been sent to your home address for detail you contact syed riaz Gilani general manager on mob 03003605473
    Then i search on n read junaid post and With the grace of Al-Mighty Allah I saved from a Big Fraud like junaid.thanx junaid for your post.

  32. farooq November 11, 2012 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    For islamabad and Rawalpindi citizens .
    Register your complain to FIA immediately after this phone call (051-9260464), on below mentioned FIA phone number.
    http://www.fia.gov.pk/contact.htm

    There is no such company as Sultan Foods, just ask its trademark or licence number. this MR. General manager will run away.

    They will provide fake address in karachi to meet you and will ask for cargo charges if you want to bring it in to your own city.

  33. Rashid November 6, 2012 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    We also received a call by General Manager Mr. Tayyab Hussain from “Universal Foods” from number 03002807459. He is saying that you won a Car and need to cargo you or you can receive it by hand. Thanks to this Site that i get rid of this fake call.

  34. junaid November 5, 2012 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    i received a call from lahore caller name MUHAMMAD ASLAM 04236115529 he told me that you won the bumper prize and a letter has been sent to your home address for detail you contact syed riaz Gilani general manager on mob 03003605473

    i contact Mr Gilani and asked about the lucky draw he told that you won a Cultus car and a letter has been dispatched.you come karachi for collection of car along with documents told by him after that i research on net sultan food company karachi and With the grace of Al-Mighty Allah I saved from a Big Fraud.

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