SIM CARD has won


I bought a new NOKIA cellphone and registered it with RICA. Two weeks later An SMS came through stating that my SIM card was chosen to be the lucky number and I have won R150 000.  Contact Agent 073 302 1520, and the sms came from 071 309 0458.I phoned the agent number whereby an african male just answered hullo, hullo, hullo in a deep voice,  Not giving any agent identification or name.On phoning the cell number from where the sms came, it replied the person you are trying to call is not available, pls try again later.How do these outsiders get hold of our personal details two weeks after you have RICA'ed your new phone?

Report ID: 1957
Crime Category: Other
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Roodepoort
Suburb: Horison
Address: 0733021520
Crime Date/Time: 15 Feb 2012, 00:02 AM
Reported By: Username1957
Reported Date: 24 Feb 2012, 14:02 PM
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  • Laura4 13 Mar 2014, 09:25 AM

    I received an sms from 0721473429 that I have won R450k from SACF-RICA promo ref no: SA212 call 0762743222!!! When will this stop??? Then we have to RICA our phones and give our personal details including HOME ADDRESS to these service providers!!! They can't even keep our cell phone numbers private!

  • Teboho5 7 Nov 2013, 08:18 PM

    Thief's,skelems .

  • thembi 24 Oct 2013, 05:41 PM

    I also receive the same sms and say imust transfer R500 and I transfer that amount of and they knw imust transfer R1500.00 so that they can transfer the chaque ithought it was true bt as see this comments my mind is open. Thank u guys

  • luthando5 8 Oct 2013, 07:53 AM

    no comment

  • Charlotte Engelbrect 19 Sep 2013, 11:45 AM

    I got the same sms as johanna same reference, I googled them and sent them a message.

  • johannah2 8 Aug 2013, 09:33 AM

    I RECIEVED AN SMS SAID?? CONGRATULATIONS YOU HAVE WON THE SUM OF R450,000.00 FROM S.A.C.F PROMOTIONS WITH REF NO SA212 CALL ms BRENDA OR THOMAS ON 0843302477 FOR MORE INFO sender 0796054612 Date:08/08/2013

  • Thys3 6 Aug 2013, 07:09 AM

    SMS received: Congratulations you have won the sum of R450 000.00 from S.A.C.F. promo. with ref no SA212 call claim center ms Brenda or mr Thomas on 0843302477 for more info. sender 27797278812 message centre: 2782913597

  • maxen 13 Jun 2013, 08:17 AM

    RICA/S.A.C.F congratulations! Your cell & serial no has won R250,000 in Rica new woza promotion, ref no CE0114SA.Call On :078 6444 393 for cash prize Immediately.

  • A M Eybers 16 Apr 2013, 10:11 AM

    I also receive a sms that said congratulations you have won R800 000.00. I must contact a Mr Adams, I phoned out of curiosity and this guy wanted my Id no. proof of residance serial number and ref number to be faxed to him in order to claim my price. I tried to phone rico promotions / wozaonline to report this with no success. Can't the police do something about this?

  • Louis Kruger 27 Mar 2013, 09:24 AM

    RICA/S.A.C.F congratulations! Your cell & serial no has won R250,000 in Rica new woza promotion, ref no CE0114SA.Call On :0842630740 for cash prize Immediately. Received this this morning and the guy said I need to sms my bank detail to him and they would do the transfer. Is it impossible to catch these guys? What about tracing the call to a location? I'm sure there's a way. L

  • Dharsha Singh 18 Mar 2013, 02:46 PM

    Congratulations! Your Rica Sim Card has won (R200,000) on 2013 Rica yearly draw award, with (REF A77R) Contact@0765394676 for claim & activation Thank You. Yes another Hoax.... stop already!

  • Marike2 18 Mar 2013, 07:48 AM

    Congratulations! You have won the sum of R450,000.00 from SACF-RICA promo. with ref no rk95 call claim center ms Andile or mr Adams on 0732368428. for more info I received this message from 082 251 9361at 7am today 18march. Not sure where else to report it. Regards M. Hechter

  • Chantel12 14 Mar 2013, 09:30 AM

    I just recieved a message saying CONGRATULATIONS! Your cell & serial no has won R250,000 in Rica new woza promotion, ref no CE0114SA. Call on 071 812 1797 for cash prize Immediately. So i phone the number from my work phone and an african man answered, Mira Call Centre, he wanted my cell number, so i said no thanks im not interested and put the phone down..... Surely to goodness something can be done about this shit. 14.03.13

  • Aaqilah Davids 11 Mar 2013, 08:40 PM

    Today 11 March my cousin received a message from sacf/rica claiming she had won a huge some of money. The contact person was Mr Adams who sounded like a nigerian...he told her she can come to the offices tomorrow morning at 9h00 at number 11 long street cape town. He said she does not have to give any money to claim the prize she only has to come around in the morning and provide him with her banking details. This is a scam!!! Do not believe these guys!

  • Andy N 5 Mar 2013, 10:31 AM

    I got similar SMS last night. It reads: " Congratulations! You have won the sum of R450,000.00 from SACF-RICA promo.with ref no rk95 call claim center ms Andile or mr Adams on 0732368428. For more info" Police should do something.

  • ericreyn 12 Feb 2013, 10:18 AM

    Congrats! You cell nr has won R960,000.00 in UK premier league Award, TICKET CA6622. For claims, Call local agent: James Petterson 0839744501, email: m0.0@aol.com Thanks, but no thanks........

  • O Mongae 12 Feb 2013, 10:06 AM

    I got a similar message. And i gave my account number away as well. Iam woried now

  • M Roberts 7 Feb 2013, 07:18 AM

    RICA/S.A.C.F congratulations! Your cell & serial no has won R250,000 in Rica new woza promotion, ref no CE0114SA.Call On :0733456246 for cash prize Immediately.

  • hannelie4 14 Jan 2013, 10:50 AM

    i have received this sms this morning. congratulations you have won R450 000.00 from sacf-rica promo. with ref no rk 95 call claim center mc andile or mr adams. i have spoken to mr adams and he sounded nigerian plus he gave me a complete website of this company www.sacf-ricapromotion.wozaonline.co.za. which i verified with mtn call centre does not exist and they do not know of such promotion from rica. i have spoken to a micheal as well which sounded very much like mr adams on the website they have given me on the number 021 838 2776 and their is other number as well. please be carefull people because i gave my details before looking this up now i have to stop my bank. and phone your service providers for anything with these tipes of sms's. they will tell you if its true or not.

  • Sphelele2 11 Jan 2013, 10:59 AM

    Dis mr j adams shit,he caught m i gave him ol my dtails,eish wonder wat wil hapen next

  • Mia 9 Jan 2013, 11:59 PM

    Just received the same sms says RICA/S.A.C.F congratulations! Your cell & serial no has won R250,000 in Rica new woza promotion, ref no CE0114SA. Call On: 0718121797 for cash prize. Really want suggest people check who belongs to cell number since everyone has to Rica their phone number with their ID and lock them up.

  • lia 2 9 Jan 2013, 11:27 PM

    I received an sms this morning. Congratulations! You have won the sum of R450,000.00 from SACF-RICA promo. with ref no rk95 call claim center ms Andile or mr Adams on 0817991346. for more info. I phoned mr adams sounded like an angolian or nigerian and he assured me its not fraud..clearly I did not believe him!!! How they get our numbers its beyond me( angry face )

  • JOHAN62 20 Dec 2012, 09:04 AM

    The same this morning, You have won the sum of R450,000.00 from SACF-RICA promo. With ref no rk95 call claim center ms Andile or mr Adams on 0732368428. for more info. The Bastard Congratulated me , and told me that it is not a scam, thanx guys. Dont know what they are trying to do? He wanted my banking details, I spelled my name to him: gofuckyourself.

  • Renthia 19 Dec 2012, 08:01 AM

    Received sms RICA/S.A.C.F won 250 000. Phoned went on voice mail. Bunch of crooks. Is someone doing something. Eish

  • milner 21 Nov 2012, 02:44 PM

    CA/S.A.C.F congratulations! Your cell & serial no has won R250,000 in Rica new woza promotion,ref no CE0434SA.Call mrs Thandi on 0814109974 for claim details. These messages are so bloody annoying!!

  • Hela Barrett 20 Nov 2012, 02:44 PM

    Same thing happened to me this morning. Won R500 000. Knowing full well it is nonsense I in any case phoned to see what scam THEY are running. "Please press #06# and send us the number on the screen". I'm not sure if I remember correctly but as far as I know that number is a security code or something to that effect with which they can either access your phone or make calls on your account. The black African guy was quite persistent to get the number too so when he phoned back I told him he is busy with a crime and fraud! Reply: "No no no". Like he's going to say "oh yes damned, you caught me out!" It is a massive invasion of privacy! We keep paying through the neck so that any fraudster can get your phone number?! Thanks Vodacom - you are awesome!!

  • Ian8 20 Nov 2012, 08:53 AM

    Received the same sms this morning 20/11/2012 How many people fall for this nonsense. Where do they get our details???? As Theo said THANKS GOOGLE!

  • Theo17 19 Nov 2012, 09:20 AM

    Thanks god to google, I recieved the same sms saying I have won, R500 000. It looks like this ediots knows that i want to buy a house and I need some urgent cash as a deposit, I nearly fell for this one. Thanks to the internet.

  • Danster 18 Nov 2012, 07:05 PM

    I recieved sms from no: 084 070 5689 says that I have won R 250 000.00.Enq no that I nust phone is 021 823 5689

  • Wendy6 1 Nov 2012, 04:04 PM

    recieved the same RICA etc but i will only win R250000 and to contact MR David!!! I am also a vodacom provider. Why don't vodacom look into this!!!!

  • fareeya 8 Oct 2012, 06:30 PM

    I received this message at 2am. CONGRATULATIONS! UR NO WAS AMONG THE LUCKY WINNERS CHOOSEN RANDOMLY BY SACF-RICA. U'HV WON R450,000 REF NO RK95. CALL MR ADAMS ON 0732368428 FOR UR PRIZE. And then another one saying I should pay R1820 to receive the prize. This is what was stated in the 2nd message. ATT: SACF-RICA your details have been approved by the department, you are now qualified to receive your winning prize by cheque today. you are required to make a payment of R1820 for transfer and insurance charges, a cheque of R450,000.00 will be deposited into your Bank account, as soon as the department receive your proof of payment. contact Mr IDRIS on, 0744102481 for payment instruction. thanks SACF G.M

  • Username2936 21 Sep 2012, 08:02 AM

    Received the same sms this morning from 081 249 8934 with all the SACF/RICA winning nonsense.the number to call was 079 600 5792. Our service providers really need to do something about this... they expect us to RICA.. give them all our personal info, and then this happens!!! Im with Vodacom by the way, on contract.

  • JP15 18 Sep 2012, 09:52 AM

    I received an sms saying that my no was randomly choosen by SACF-RICA and that I have won R450 000 and that I should call Mr Adams on 073 2368 428 for my prize. The sms came from 071 2419 036 Why is this happening and how are these people getting hold of my number.

  • fredderico 17 Sep 2012, 04:26 PM

    I recieve a sms says that your sim cardd number has won 500,000, from Rica. Call Lebo. Then your claim number, I called and a African lady answer. She ask me to buy R110 ,00 0 time 2 vodacom airtime to activate my claim number. Than I have to send a sms with my name, my bank details, and the voucher number. Then she will send it through to her finacial department.

  • Corrie 10 Apr 2012, 10:28 AM

    RICA/S.A.C.F: CONGRATULATIONS! Your SIM CARD has won R500,000 in RICA NEW WOZA promotion, ref NO SA/O5KP please call 0714847079 to claim. Message sent from 0791898794

  • Gert9 29 Mar 2012, 03:14 PM

    On 29/03/2012 very early in the morning I too received a sms : RICA/S.A.C.F: CONGRATULATIONS! Your SIM CARD has won R500,000 in RICA NEW WOZA promotion, ref NO SA/05KP please call 0840612419 to claim your prize. I took this to the nearest CellC outlet and the lady said if I phone this they will steal my airtime. Is there anyone doing anything about this?! Can these people be caught or stopped in any way?

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