Fake Prize Winner Phone Calls.

Fake Prize Winner Phone Calls are made to unsuspecting mobile phone owners to steal money from them.

In Sri Lanka lot of people had been cheated of their hard earned money through this kinds of fake prize money calls. These calls used to come people's mobile phones from some people who are very talented in cheating people. Most of these prize money calls used to come in day time according to the person's language.

How this scam works?

The caller used to tell the phone owner, that there is a large sum of money as prize is waiting for him. The prize money had been won by the mobile phone number of the user. The user hadn't noticed it. So the caller act as he can help him to get the prize money. The receiver used to believe it as there are draws being conducted the mobile phone service providers in Sri Lanka.

For this the caller will ask the phone owner to pay some money via mobile pay method. People used to think that they had been selected as a winner in the draw of their SIM card providing company. So they depost the money for that person. After that when he realize some thing went worng and try to call the number. There will be no answer or response from the other side. When contacting the mobile operator, they will say they don't know nothing about this. And they will ask that person to make a complaint with the police.

Here are the main facts. The caller used to say that there is price to be claimed by the mobile phone owner. To get that money the caller will instruct them to pay the insurance money or tax or some other thing and will ask them to send that cash through bank account or through mobile fund transfer to a given number.

Once they deposit their money and call the person to get their price, there will be no response from the other side. The person may have vanished with the cheated money.


  • Don't give them your name or address.
  • Ask them to tell your name first. (They don't know your name)
  • Tell him "If you are calling from the phone company to offer a prize money, you must have my name and address with you."
  • Put the next question as "Who gave you my phone number".
  • With this they will stop the calls.


If you are a Dialog customer and if you had made a reload to your mobile phone account, you will have the chance to be a winner in their weekly draw for certain period.

  • To check your Winning, just dial #121# and you will get a SMS option with numbers of preference.
  • Enter 2 and send it.
  • If there are any prizes for you, result wil be displayed through SMS as prizes or no prizes for you.
  • If you had won any prizes go to the nearest Dialog Centre and collect it.
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  • Winners will not be contacted via personal Mobile numbers or Land line numbers under any circumstances.
  • Never believe phone calls that used to say you had won cash prizes.
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A Note to you

Public holidays, Sundays and Poya days are the best time to make low priced calls to any part of the world from Sri Lanka through out the day and night.

International country code of Sri Lanka is +94 or 0094.