First of all, a big thanks to Mr. Usman (UZone), the thread creator for bringing this important scam info into notice.
Just wanted to inform all that this fraud-ring is still operating and making calls to trap ignorant public. I received a call on my PTCL number yesterday from some guy who introduced himself as Ali Abbas. Said he was calling from the head office of Mezan Group of Industries, Karachi (Tel: 021-35428136). He repeated the same story to me regarding a Metro/Makro/Hyperstar lucky draw and a Cultus prize which needed to be claimed until 12PM the next day by visiting the supposed Karachi head office (as I had not replied to their supposed letter). Being a marketing guy myself, I knew that's not how companies go about the whole thing, so I played along to extract more info.
I told him I can't come to Khi on such short notice so I need any other alternative. The guy told me to contact some Area Manager "Nadeem Bukhari" on 0336-7192428. I called this other guy and asked the same. Quite hilariously, this 'Nadeem' guy told me that the company was offering home delivery of the car. Convenient for them, all that needed to be done was transfer some freight charges to some account so the company can send the car to my house
At this point I lost my cool and made ample use of profanity and gave him the treatment he deserved. Mr. Area Manager called me an ******* and turned off his mobile afterwards. The number remains powered off as I type this
Btw, here's the address of this legendary head office that 'Ali Abbas' shared with me:
Plot N-32, Nooriabad Stop, Industrial Area, Super Highway Road, Karachi.
Beware of such scams and never transfer money to any account/person you don't know. More importantly, never meet anyone you don't know especially in a city like Karachi where kidnappings for ransom are painfully common. May God keep us all safe. Cheers n thanks for reading