Sms received...Congratulations you have won


Received an sms that read as follows:  Congratulations your number has been randomly picked in FIFA WORLDWIDE PROMO.  You have won R150,000.00 REF NO: P286 Contact 0733733936.   I phoned and was told to phone back in 5 minutes.  This I did and when I said that I am not going to give them my banking details, the lady then suggested I open a new account at any bank and then let them know where to electronically transfer the money.   I immediately did a scan and then saw this site where another person received the exact same message.  What a scam.

Report ID: 1166
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Eastern Cape
City/Town: PORT ELIZABETH
Suburb: Walmer
Address: Cell phone message
Crime Date/Time: 2 Jun 2011, 00:06 AM
Reported By: Username1166
Reported Date: 2 Jun 2011, 11:06 AM
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  • Tracy13 25 Feb 2014, 09:37 AM

    I recieved an sms stating that my mobile numbdr has been selected in the Orange Afcon Promotion...... All they asked for was for me to send my name, cell no. And residential address...... Is this for real????

  • Ididoz 28 Aug 2013, 08:50 PM

    Just received an sms from '0724717599' that readsCONGRATULATIONS!YOUR MOBILE NO.WAS RANDOMLY SELECTED IN RICA AWARD DRAW,YOU HAVE WON R950,000.00 CALL SANDRA ATKINS ON:0834205807 WITH REF NO:RICA265 FOR CLAIMS. Knew it's some kind of a scam-didnt bother calling the number

  • Unknown 15 Aug 2013, 11:06 AM

    Hi, Got the same message today. looks like they are still busy. scary thing is they had to make money to continue for so long :(

  • maryke 12 Aug 2013, 07:43 AM

    I recived the same messege from Sandra Atkins on the 11August 2013 they are still going on with the messege be careful

  • mm mapharisa 10 Aug 2013, 10:01 AM

    9august2013 at 21h00 received sms that my cell phone randomly picked for winning R950 000 00 refAF587SA by orange afcon mobile promo their contact 0611740553....i was begged to pay R1500 for money trans to bank acc (that i refused to give )

  • christelle7 8 Aug 2013, 04:18 PM

    received a similar sms about rica award yearly. Also Sandra Atkins, nr 0782565300. so nr has changed again.when and how will they be stopped?!

  • bandile2 7 Aug 2013, 09:14 PM

    the number that sent the message was: 0818766145

  • bandile2 7 Aug 2013, 09:10 PM

    "CONGRATULATIONS:-Your Cell No. was randomly selected on Nokia PROMOTION. You won R95,000. Ticket No.0166P. Call Mrs. Precious 0604845742. From 8am to 5pm" message I got now on my modem.

  • Moelo 7 Aug 2013, 06:12 PM

    I got the same msg yesterday (06.08.2013) from this Sandra Atkins character and this time her number is 0787039317

  • Esther8 20 May 2013, 12:05 PM

    I recieved the same sms that says, congratulation your number has won 95000.00.00 in rica 2013 mobile promo call sandra atkins @ 0780750220. I immediately went to google and came up with this. Its a scan. My motto is if you did not work for it then its a NO NO. Shame sorry Sandra we know about these

  • Marie Walkenshaw 25 Apr 2013, 12:17 PM

    Ek het ook nou net 'n sms gekry van "Congratulations! Your mobile no. Won R950,000.00 in our yearly rica award draw. Call Sandra Atkins on: 0733952759 with ref no : Rica 265 for claims" Kan iemand nie die mense trace nie? Ek kry gereeld sulke sms'e met verskillende name. Dink die mense ons is IK loos? Waar kry hulle mens se nommer? Ek stem, hoekom moet ons Rica om sulke nonsens te kry? Regtig mense, werk en verdien julle geld en hou op mense besteel!!!!

  • Rosemary4 23 Apr 2013, 08:16 AM

    At 6am today I received the sms that I had won in the Orange Afcon Mobile Promo. Last week I supposedly won in the Coca Cola Mobile promo. You know it's a scam when you have to call Mr Jeff! What a shame, I could use the money but there's no way I'm falling for this lot!

  • willem krige 22 Apr 2013, 06:09 PM

    I received the same sms as all above today 22/4/2013 and decide to google sandra atkins.I am glad I did.I hope this lady will be caught soon.

  • Username3572 5 Apr 2013, 10:49 AM

    Vang die etters en laat hul harde arbeid doen in een van die slegste tronke in die land. Johan Kirsten 2013-04-05.

  • Dinie 3 Apr 2013, 06:43 PM

    I recieved the same sms that says, congratulation your number has won 95000.00.00 in rica 2013 mobile promo call sandra atkins @ 0748256480 today i didn't call them. What worries me is that these people will catch someone who is from rural areas and he/she will go to mashoonisa for this money, why we rica if we are going to be victims like this. I decided to google and i found this site which i hope somthing will be done about these smses.

  • Kribashnee 2 2 Apr 2013, 09:10 AM

    I received the same text message as Ruan and on the same day. "CONGRATULATIONS!YOUR MOBILE NO.WON R950,000.00 IN OUR YEARLY RICA AWARD DRAW.CALL SANDRA ATKINS FOR CLAIMS ON:0737844066 WITH YOUR REF NO:RICA265." I was skeptical so did the smart thing like everyone else and googled SANDRA ATKINS.... Hate that our numbers are randomly exposed to these criminals!!!!

  • Lukas Loock 1 Apr 2013, 03:52 PM

    Same RICA story. Same person. Same number. Can anybody trace it

  • Ruan 7 30 Mar 2013, 09:08 PM

    I received this sms on 30/03/2013 - CONGRATULATIONS!YOUR MOBILE NO.WON R950,000.00 IN OUR YEARLY RICA AWARD DRAW.CALL SANDRA ATKINS FOR CLAIMS ON:0737844066 WITH YOUR REF NO:RICA265. I didn't call, but googled sandra atkins, and found this site. Hope these guys can be stopped.

  • Norman Maphala 17 Mar 2013, 11:44 AM

    I received comgratulations message of winning 950000,00 in RICA award draw. I never bothered because it is too good to be true. It is happening everyday even with SARS tax returns.

  • Gwen4 14 Mar 2013, 10:08 AM

    I just received the same message as Sibusiso above. Supposedly a yearly Rica draw. I am with Virgin. How on earth do these people get our cell numbers.

  • sibusiso8 1 Mar 2013, 08:33 AM

    Its for the third time now I got this sms about my mobile number winning 950,000.this time I must call some sandra atkins,I goggled her and I came to this page,its a scam,if it is too good to be true chances are,its no true!

  • Mary5 31 Jan 2013, 10:47 AM

    Received an sms stating I've won R950,00.00 in the RICA/Orange AFCON mobile promo, and to call Sandra Atkins. I immediately googled her first - thank goodness, saved myself the hassle!

  • Lloyd Thebe 31 Jan 2013, 10:22 AM

    I received an sms saying I won R950,000 in the Orange AFCON 2013 mobile promo. Advised to call Sandra Atkins on 0789544331. called the nr and she asked for my bank acc nr and thats when i got suspicious. Googled Sandra Atkins and that brought me to this page. True Story She's not picking up anymore now...

  • Jane Beacham 17 Oct 2011, 12:27 PM

    Received an sms : Congrates, your mobile number as been picked randomly in the nokia yearly promo of R950,000, Sandra Atkins is the bloody lady trying to get the money. BEWARE SHE IS A FRAUD

  • K Davan 22 Jun 2011, 02:38 AM

    received a sms at 2am on 22 June 2011 "You have merit the amount of R950 000 - Nokia Yearly Promo, Contact Sandra Atkins to receive your prize." Please beware this is a scam, do not call number provided.

  • Tsholofelo. H 10 Jun 2011, 06:26 AM

    Also was woken up @ 6:00am this morning by a message that "Congratulated" me For winning R850 000 in the FIFA WORLDWIDE COMPETITION! Fortunately, I did not take it seriously as I know I did NOT enteer any competition! I will make it my duty to warn my fellow peers and family! This is not right! My deepest apologies to those who were caught by these crooks. Let's be alert!

  • Anonymous61 9 Jun 2011, 12:50 PM

    Received Sms from Nokia Promo won R950 000 phoned back spoke to Sandra Atkins 0737663290 Nokia Claims centre they provide ref nr you must deposit R5120.00 refundable into their absa a/c to claim yr prize and your transfer is on 92% when asked about legitimacy they respond with having other callers waiting and put the phone down BE CAREFUL PLEASE WHY RICA IF YOUR NR IS ACCESIBLE TO EVERYBODY?

  • Rik 7 Jun 2011, 04:10 PM

    I got the same sms. When I phoned and asked the lady how do I know they are legit, she hanged up. This is a new contract number(1 week old)that I got from Vodacom. Vodacom should be fined for giving out our details/numbers!!!!

  • ronald2 6 Jun 2011, 11:06 AM

    I received a sms 2/06/2011 Congratulations for SAMSUNG PROMOTION. You won R750.000 Ticket no:7775P. call Ms RUTH on0710677268 for your cash prize.08am to 06pm. WHAT CON SENDS U A SMS AT MIDNIGHT AND ON A SUNDAY. NICE TRY!

  • Username1166 6 Jun 2011, 09:28 AM

    I phoned them back using my cell phone....now you have got me worried. what on earth can they do with my cell phone number???

  • vicky7 6 Jun 2011, 08:44 AM

    I received the same message (sms) - Congratulations your number has been randomly picked in FIFA WORLDWIDE PROMO. You have won R450,000.00 REF NO: A/P286 Contact Christopher Walter078-0503-244. I phoned and was told i can not phone from a private number and they hang up......

  • anna-marie 2 3 Jun 2011, 01:53 PM

    I received this sms 02-06-2011 --- Congratulation for SAMSUNG PROMOTI0N. You won R750,000 Ticket no:7775p. call your claim Agent Ms RUTH on 0710677268 for your cash prize. 08am to 06pm .

  • osama waleed 2 Jun 2011, 06:46 PM

    ireceived amessage that i have won 250000 pounds

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