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Vodafone Warns Public About SMS Fraud

Doha, 22 April, 2009:  Members of the public have advised Vodafone Qatar's that they received SMS's informing them that they have won a free trip to Egypt and $80,000 courtesy of Vodafone, and that to receive more information to call 0020166177006.

Vodafone would like to advise the public that these SMS's are not generated by Vodafone. This is fraudulent behaviour generated from oversees designed to steal people's personal details and money.

Should any members of the public receive these SMS's or any SMS's similar in nature, they should not call the number listed on the SMS. Vodafone encourages the public to be vigilant of SMS fraud and to call Vodafone's customer care centre at 8007111 should they have any questions or concerns.

All Vodafone offers, promotions, products and services will be clearly communicated through official Vodafone channels and the media.

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