Received sms from Linda 078 179 0973.  "You have won R 250, 000.00 and a laptop in Rica Yearly Promo Ref ...."

Report ID: 2049
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: Paarl
Suburb: Val de Vie
Address: Rica Offices, 44 Voortrekker Rd, Bellville
Crime Date/Time: 15 Mar 2012, 00:03 AM
Reported By: Username2049
Reported Date: 15 Mar 2012, 09:03 AM
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  • Samantha23 24 Aug 2015, 04:37 PM

    they said I won 250 000 with rica promotion. it was sent from the number 060 522 5638 and I had to call 074 209 3477 and talk to chantelle

  • Brighton 17 Jul 2015, 12:21 PM

    I recieve an sms said i was awarded 18500. I must call James or lucia on 0732483963 i call them and the lady says i must buy airtime of 180 to shoprite or pick and pay before i recharge i must call them to activate my price. Can rica people please do something with these lazy people

  • mpho15 6 Jul 2015, 03:20 PM

    I also received an sms says I have been awarded with rica annual price of R175 000, I must call mrs zama on 0734398139 to claim. So I called, She asked me what's the ref: I told her, then she asked how do I want to be paid, I said with chuque, she said I muist send my banking details, I told hern no when you pay me with chuque u don't need banking details, just send the chuque to my address or I will come and pick up it @ your offces, then she hanged off the phone, I call again I asked whom I am speaking to she said why I'm asking, I said I need to know whom I am speaking, she said zama dube, then she hanged the phone , I called again, she peaked up the and said I have lot of work to do , don't waist my time busy asking question, while I wanted to asking her, real scams , people be careful please.

  • juba 4 Jun 2015, 01:13 PM

    You have been awarded R250,000 from RICA annual awards with Ref no: RSA445. Contact 0631045123 from 8am-5pm mon- sat to receive your award.

  • Innocent 01 28 May 2015, 11:01 AM


  • Innocent 01 28 May 2015, 10:59 AM

    These guys are really making me sick now! I had to close my account and open a new one. Because my stupid cousin gave these Idiots my acc no: And all they did they all amlmost wiped out my account clean.

  • Belinda12 18 May 2015, 01:00 PM

    Just received the sms" you have been awarded R250000 from RICA annual awards with ref no RSA445. Contact 0738925783 from 8-5pm mon-sat to receive your award.". I know it is a scam but i would just like to know if anybody traces the number to find out who the hec gave my number to them.

  • dawn 17 Feb 2015, 05:41 PM

    Sms from 0712626603 saying Rica payments dot has been awarded an atm card of r300000 to you. Email info.rica@paymentsoffice.org to get your card, activation fee is compulsory

  • thandi8 12 Dec 2014, 12:36 AM

    i also got da sym sms... a few months bck i ws real tempted but i realised that it ws a scheme coz they've asked me activate dat amount money by depositing R3000.00 on their account b4 they give me da cheque, guys be warned da devil is deceiving many people out there so be aware.GOD LOVES YOU THAT IS WHY HE DIED FOR U

  • Ac3 24 Nov 2014, 06:00 AM

    I have just recieved this sms this morning FRM this number : 078 3429 707 saying that "Rica has rewarded you with TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND RAND ONLY in Rica yearly promotions call your agent on 0218366795 for activation and claim."

  • Ac3 24 Nov 2014, 05:58 AM

    I HV just received this SMS this morning "Rica has rewarded you with TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND RAND ONLY in Rica yearly promotions call your agent on 0218366795 for activation and claim.".

  • annetjie3 19 Nov 2014, 11:28 AM

    received a sms congratulating me that I have been the lucky winner of R450k, with reference swo5- to phone 0607114256 to claim the price. Phoned and asked the woman if this is a scam, she became very rude, telling me that I must not accuse her of scamming. Please can we do something to stop this nonsense.

  • Adegunleyin Adewale 2 Nov 2014, 01:05 PM

    A sms was sent to me on the 1st of october that my number is among 50 lucky number that won #750,000 that I should call stella on 07032672297,when I called I was told to first send MTN card of #1500 before I can send my account number

  • maxwell2 17 Oct 2014, 11:51 AM

    received sms saying that have won R195 000,00 plus laptop from Rica. should phone Pamela or William on 071 704 2684. is this really true and if so how can I go about claiming this award without providing any banking details

  • emma2 19 Sep 2014, 03:32 PM

    have just recieved sms from 0738658955 to call Mr Luke on 0604459608 to come and collect my prize of R195.000.00. when i called and told him to gve me his full address so i can sen some-one to come and collect my cash and give them the R180 airtime he cut the phone on me. told me to send details first. he told me he will contact me in five minutes but i think he is trying to change the number rite now.

  • Silke 5 Aug 2014, 11:07 AM

    I'm looking for contact details for RICA, please let me know how I can Contact or email them urgently. It's about a scam and I have a lot of numbers and names I want to give them. Silke Vermaak

  • Johan48 19 May 2014, 11:16 AM

    Receiced sms Cell has won R960 000.00 in Rica Yearly promo No J461Sa. Call Micheal Smith @ 0786695643. Can these scammers just get out of our lifes!!

  • L3 5 May 2014, 08:03 AM

    RicaSA:-)Congratulations!!your rica SIM card won you R450,000 in Rica yearly promo 2014.Call 0607114256 for claims with REF/NO/SW05.Mon-Fri,8am-5pm.Sat 8am-1Pm

  • Mimi4 15 Apr 2014, 09:07 AM

    Received the same sms from 0785333045, this is so sad that these people gets hold of our details, really can the SAPS not trace then through their numbers, the lady even gave me a landline number 011 070 9546. this landline must be linked to someone that applied for it????

  • Gerhard12 2 Apr 2014, 09:13 AM


  • Hester12 1 Apr 2014, 08:45 PM

    reported a crime, cannot submit

  • Lazola 19 Mar 2014, 09:35 AM

    I received this sms: Congratulations!Your Rica Sim card won you R450,000 in rica yearly promo 2014.Call 0607114256 for claims with ref/No/SW05.Mon-Fri,8am-5pm.Sat 8am-1pm. Date: 19/03/2014

  • Username5893 11 Mar 2014, 08:43 PM

    I received this sms. (congratulations! Your Cell no has won R1,500,000.00 in our (Rica yearly promo) Ref no sarc47uk for claims call Ryan Eric 0735857090 ) this sms cam from a number 0822237468.I was told told to call a activation department number 0218135982 & told to speak to a lady named Brenda who told me to go & purchase airtime up to the value or R180 in order to activate the ref no. So then I went & did that & gave them the pin no. & the bar code no. & then A whole story developed after that. So please investigate.

  • ivan 4 Mar 2014, 02:25 PM

    Ek het n email on vang wat se ek het R500 gewen wil weet of dit waar is. Bel my op 0764660641 Ivan

  • Natalie9 4 Mar 2014, 08:32 AM

    Just received a sms that says is won "one point two million from RICA yearly promotion". Called and they said i need to pay R6200 to register to claim "my prize". This needs to be stopped as some people fall for these scams!

  • kiley 20 Feb 2014, 03:46 PM

    oh Mandy het my van die nr af gesms 072 246 2367 en haar kontak nr om jou cash prize te claim is 073 874 4676. asb mense MOET DIT NIE DOEN NIE, DIS 'N SCAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • kiley 20 Feb 2014, 03:44 PM

    ek nou weer een soos die ontvang, Congrads! ur no. is among lucky winners u won R450,000 from Rica mobile Yearly promo with ticket no.Z33 call Mandy for ur cash prize 073 874 4676 from 7am-5pm! regtig daar moet iets daar aan gedoen word, my man het haar gebel van sy nr af en sy het nog als gevra hoe sal ons dit wil ontvang "Cash of Tjek" toe se my man Tjek en sy vra toe is dit die nr van waar af hy bel toe se hy nee dis sy nr en Mandy het gese ek moet haar van my nr af bel en R110 eers op laai! maar hello jy mag mos nie 'n Tjek pos wat so groot bedrag is nie! ek wens net die mense word gevang en word toe gesluit vir 'n lang tyd! en nog 'n ding gewoonlik as jy iets wen is hul onnerstel om jou te bel en nie jy vir hul nie! ons Suid-Afrika mense is nie so dom soos wat hul dink ons is nie! ons moet kyk wat ons hier aan kant doen!

  • Lereal 13 Feb 2014, 04:40 PM

    i received this sms today, ''congratulations! your cell number has won R275.000 in RICA Promo 2014.win code -SA0 something #.contact your agent Mrs KHETIWE P ON 0781726291'' I called the woman who then later advised me that i need to buy R275 airtime and then call her back with the recharge pin so that she can activate my pin - i asked her if this is legit and she assured me it is, i then told her i work in IT and in my field its easy to track down the simplest thing to a cell number etc .. she then hungup and the number was off afterwards.. so my next question !!!! WHY THE HELL IS NOBODY DOING ANYTHING ABOUT THIS??? surely the RICA fraud dept can see all our comments and incidents. WHY IS NOTHING BEING DONE???

  • jake4 12 Feb 2014, 10:53 AM

    I m taking them to court now. it is time they pay what they promise..I receive the same kind of sms..

  • theo grobler 10 Feb 2014, 05:43 PM

    hi you know i also had a few of these sms's even the omo promosion i whent and have a look and cant find any thing on the internet exsept for this site i read through every thing and i cant believe it its going on for years now dont they do eanything to catch these guys luckily i am very strange about stuff like these i believe if you didnt enter for a competition how can you have won something

  • Angus3 7 Feb 2014, 09:39 AM

    what a load of dubble K , middel A....

  • Richard23 7 Feb 2014, 02:16 AM

    In also receive these things quite often. Plain logic should tell one this is a scam. They've got your phone number and, hundreds of thousands of Rands, but YOU must phone THEM??? Oh, come on!!!

  • Mike58 6 Feb 2014, 12:02 PM

    Same scam, Mr James apparently telling me I have won R250, to contact him on 0710010365 What a joke that none of them can be caught or tracked...

  • Wendy12 6 Feb 2014, 09:08 AM

    Just got a message to say "Your RICA sim has won R250 000 in RICA promotion 2014. Your ref no. 2200KP please contact on 078 672 8352 for your claim". I have just called RICA and they said that it's a scam.

  • louis12 24 Jan 2014, 10:30 AM


  • sabiesun 21 Jan 2014, 10:49 AM

    Just received a new sms - Omo Promo 2014. I have apparently won R350'000. I phoned the cell phone number (just to chat), and no one answered. Phoned the land line (to check), and some guy answered without 'welcoming' me to this supposedly winning promotion. Anyway, the offices are in Stellenbosch (that's what he said), and when I didn't want to give my cell number, he ended the call.

  • Judy2 8 Jan 2014, 12:33 PM

    Cant we get these fools caught already. Got the same SMS telling me my sim card had won R350K, ref No. RIC445UK, to contact 0839922858. Asked who I was speaking to, she told me her name is Asanda - yeah right! I asked for their company name, she said RICA, asked for their physical address, she told me No. 2 Century City, Canal Walk, asked for their landline, she told me 021-836-9491 and asked who their Mktg Dir was, she said Mr. Smith. I mean come on!!! Trouble is, there are gullible people out there, who dont know that for every call centre in the world there is message-on-hold, it doesn't just get answered by someone who sounds like they're standing in their kitchen taking calls. And usually when you've won something, they give you all your details to verify, they don't need you to SMS them your details, and what company issues you a cheque for your prize, I mean please!!!! When there is so much IB in the world nowadayz. This is boring and irritating, these people need to get caught now, we shouldnt still be wasting our time getting pathetic sms'es like these. I only called her because I had nothing better to do for that few minutes and thought it would be interesting to hear what she could come up with, but after a minute I just got bored. If I worked for the police service, idiots like these who think they can make a quick buck would be a target for me for jail-time. ah, so irritated by this sh1t!

  • harry8 2 Jan 2014, 03:04 PM

    Well I was stupid, Got sms to say I won R450 000 but I was required to pay certain fees, which I did, including R3750 t obtain my pin number. Then I got asked to pay R20 000 into one account and another R20 000 into another account for tax fees. THIS I DID NOT DO. I received a cheque payment into my bank account of R450 0OO, but after verification the bank confirmed that this payment was fraudulent so they stopped payment. SACF-Rica Promotions (Cape Town ) a Mr Roberts, APOLOGISED and my prize money was subsequently increased to R550 000. and I now have to got thru the whole process again. I even got a certificate from SACF RICA to authenticate my winnings. It all seemed to be real, BUT........?????? I have now gone to RICA AND THE INTERNATIONAL LOTTERY ORGANISATION IN THE UK.

  • Aaron2 12 Dec 2013, 05:59 PM

    I received an sms that I had 'won' a rica competition and needed to buy R50 airtime before I could phone 'Michelle' back and claim the R250 000!!! Please, people - be careful, this is a SCAM!!

  • William7 12 Dec 2013, 01:03 PM

    got a message today saying ive won 150000 pls call 0749765658 or 0723676620

  • Pauline4 12 Dec 2013, 10:12 AM

    I've received an sms saying I"ve won't R25000 Refno...BP22 , Naledi called me telling me that she is from the account department of rica, she. Instead for me to buy R50 airtime via shop so I had to buy it at the shop and gave her all the details she needed she then, said I must give her the pin and serial number from the aiirtime the second day she said I must send R2500 to them for insurance luckly my eyes were wide opened so problem is a bought the airtime not knowing dat this is a scum until I goggle to Rica .So pls people be careful

  • Merlin 28 Nov 2013, 10:29 AM

    I received an sms saying I won R450,000.00. When I phoned I spoke to a guy named Alfred. He said he is representing RICA as their agents, what I would like to know is why RICA has not done anything about this scam because their reputation is being tarnished. So Alfred wanted my personal details, when I refused to provide same for him he began to get aggressive. Then when I asked why the address he provided was differrent from RICA's offices he told me if I don't wish to collect my money I should just phone the police. These guys should be caught and charged!!! Something needs to be done.

  • Matilda3 14 Nov 2013, 11:13 AM

    Just got the same SMS Congratulations you have won R250 000.00.Off course an unprofessional Nigerian dude answered the phone asked me if I work, whether I am a professional. With that, its just a scam. the good question is how do they get our numbers? The RICA initiative seems to have opened such doors. This should be well publicised to protect innocent people. I think people behind this are satanic and belong in the pit of hell.

  • S.N 14 Nov 2013, 07:41 AM

    Hey! S.African this must be televise on SABC televisions,to inform lot of people.we all hurt with this Scam!..

  • me7 13 Nov 2013, 02:14 PM

    these people need to be taught a lesson they think that everyone is stupid if I catch one of them and who gave them my number im gonna fcuk them up so bad! here I am expecting an important message and I get this crap

  • Erica3 10 Nov 2013, 12:35 PM

    Recieved an SMS: Congratulations your mobile No won R300,000 in 2013 (SA SIM RICA) Call Mrs Linda Khumalo 0760630811 - (Sent from 0721805969 5-11-2013)

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  • Blake 1 Nov 2013, 10:14 AM

    Just received an sms saying I had won R250 000 here is their numbers 0218369355 0791559927 0786728352 0715808046 and names: Asanda lusinda kevin This is really annoying and needs to have sonething done

  • adri8 1 Nov 2013, 09:06 AM

    I have also received the same type of e-mail now for the second time that I have won R500 000-00 in Rica equity promo award with Ref RA.99S. call Register dept 0110571603 Agent Paul. Please look into this.

  • Yusuf2 31 Oct 2013, 01:00 PM

    Recieved SMS today: Congratulations your cell number has won you R250 000.00 from RICA Lottery. Promo Ref NO. RIC013KP, Call agent on (0724227759) to claim.

  • Mr M BOTHA 25 Oct 2013, 09:21 AM

    Received sms today:Congratulations your cell number has won you R500 0000.From RICA yearly promo.Ticket no.DF6621.To claim call MRS CAROLINE MABASO 0846701435. When I phoned her she said I must first buy airtime and then send her the nr. before they can write me a cheque.!

  • jannie7 25 Oct 2013, 05:10 AM


  • Modikwe 18 Oct 2013, 02:51 PM

    I am continously receiving smses indicating that I am the winner of R295000 in RICA COMPANY NEW YEAR PROMOTION & A LAPTOP, when I contacted them they requested my home address. Government is passing legislations claiming it protect our personal information (eg POPI: Protection Of Personal Information), but people with foriegn African accent easily access our information that is "proctively guaranteed" by our hard earned democratic SA government. Where is the trust that has been initiated by the so-called SA GOVERNMENT structures??

  • Mabea 16 Oct 2013, 11:45 AM

    Can the Police or Rica do something about this, cause we keep receiving this smses almost every month, where do this people get our numbers??

  • pirushni 15 Oct 2013, 01:08 PM

    I have just received an sms stating"congratulations,your sincard has won R250000.00 in the RICA MOBILE PROMOTION. Ref no..... Call rica centre on 0817621724 for activation and payment. So I called the number spoke to a guy, who seemed excited. He asked me, how long I got the mobile number for, and if I received text messages like this before, he then asked if he must deposit the money in my bank account or he must send a cheque. I have advised him to send the cheque. He then asked me to sms my address and email address so that he can send confirmationa and post the cheque. I have done that, I then phoned him again, and he says he got the details and he needs to confirm it and he'll call back. I just want to knw if this is also a scam. Plez verify thanks

  • sheila 12 Oct 2013, 04:59 PM

    I have also just received the sms telling me that i have just won R250 000 with Rica. What a load of rubbish it was sent today, 12th October 2013. Thank you all so much for commenting on this. I realy started to believe it was true until i read everybody's comments. Kind regards Sheila.

  • A vd Walt 3 Oct 2013, 10:46 AM

    Received from +27725797370 Rica won R450 000.00 to phone Sharon on 0730907890 ???????????? 20131003

  • Emmanuel 19 Sep 2013, 09:05 PM

    I also just received an sms from Rica they say I have won R950 000 in their yearly promotion and I must fill the form and send my ID copy they will send a cheque for me and I must contact William for assistance to claim my prize...people watch out in Cape town its a scam..

  • Nerina2 18 Sep 2013, 12:11 PM

    I was almost rich Received an sms saying "congratulation you have won R250 000 in the RICA yearly promo ref no RIC114UK call 0712047833 My colleagues and I made the call I have to send my name surname physical and postal address via SMS she does not accept telephonic information Sorry I am not that stupid I have to agree with Tania who is giving out our cell phone numbers as it pleases them without our consent

  • Tania17 18 Sep 2013, 09:43 AM

    I received an sms stating the I have won R450 000 and Blackeberry in the RICA SA PROMO, with the instruction to call Mr George 0818197662. It is an african man that answered, he said that I should send him all my details and postal address, account numbers and a R180 MTN airtime then they will deposit the money into my account. I am so tired of people trying to con other people out of their hard earned cash. Please be aware

  • Thulisile 16 Sep 2013, 11:48 AM

    I have recieved an sms with ref RAO22 They want me to pay an amount of R1550.00 is for courier service.The provided me with the number for attorneys Mr John on 021 827 0804 for further instruction.Please stop this because this is happening for the 3rd time with my phone,This is inverding of our privacy

  • Thabiso6 5 Sep 2013, 12:40 PM

    I received the same sms today and these morrons are now pissing me off. I think its about time animals like these ones are dealt with. People work hard for their money and these animals just want to pounce on somebody's hard work. this is now out of hand. Ref No. (UK11P)Cell no: 0744276238 this is so sickining Rica PLS do something.

  • sophy3 4 Sep 2013, 01:56 PM

    Rica plz protect ur cell no's from this criminals because they keep on sending me smse's saying I've won r145-000 and to claim it I must fone Andrew j@ 0829505293 ref-SAR02 plz stop this criminals

  • Stefan12 3 Sep 2013, 09:31 AM

    Received this today: Congratulations!! your number has won a cash prize on our RICA-ANNUAL-Draw ref no 2026 Call head office (081) 775 1954 between 8am -6:30pm to claim. - the sms was from 071 180 5304

  • Francois26 29 Aug 2013, 12:39 PM

    CONGRATULATIONS. YOUR CELL NO WAS RANDOMLY SELECTED ON RICA PROMOTION. YOU WON R95000. TICKET NO 0166P. CAL MR CLARK ON 0718267185 TO CLAIM. Please police. phone this guy. find him. arrest him for fraud.

  • Bonita5 27 Aug 2013, 10:43 AM

    This is so nasty i also received an sms like all ur ones CONGRADULATIONS!ur mobile number won u R250 000. 00 in the Rica all network promotions 2013 Refno Ric800SA contact agent to claim ur prize on 0721463940 message send from 0713987874 Rica Dept please forward R1900 for clearance and transfer of winnings. Will this eva stop do fluppen something

  • Karen28 26 Aug 2013, 04:56 PM

    Yes! Another one! For R950000 no less! Call Daniel Longman 0748256480

  • Mandla5 20 Aug 2013, 01:08 PM

    I just recieved the same sms from mtn No. say congratulations your no have won R350000 on rica promo, then call 0788170540 to claim your amount. when I call they require the ref. No. and my bank details, I gave them and now they give me their bank details for me to deposit R3000 before they send my amount I couldn't, be aware of such idiot

  • willinda 15 Aug 2013, 04:06 PM

    i also received an sms congratulations your mobile number has won R250 000 in RICA 2013 Award promo call 0838860022 now to claim your prize

  • RIAAN32 14 Aug 2013, 09:17 AM

    congratulations your cell no has won R550000 in our COCA-COLA YEARLY PROMOTION,REF NO SA 088.then ask for airtime before you can get the money about R300 or more,who is this guy/people cant someone do anything about this where do they get our cell numbers it says contact mr JEFF ON 0837488257 FOR YOUR PRIZE

  • sipho13 13 Aug 2013, 07:58 AM

    i received a messege that i won R450.000 FROM RICA MOBILE YEARLY PROMO. With REF: NO:NPK 207 i must call Miss Ayanda on 0729131745 for activation and claim

  • ED 12 Aug 2013, 03:12 PM

    RECEIVED EMAIL STATING IVE WON R250.000 NEED TO CALL ZANDILE WILLIAMS ON 0833167405 REF 0029rsa....as gulable as i am i phone them they asked me to sms them my name and address....DUH as i am i did so they than said i must call immediately after did so was on voicemail i kept on trying until i got thru to her i asked y is ur ph on VC she said bcz line is busy den got cut....whats gona happen to the information i gave her nw im freakingout!!!!y is that i got thru to her after trying on sevreal occasion so there is a way of getting these culprits....Q is what are you gona do about this?????

  • AW 10 Aug 2013, 11:47 AM

    Received the below sms as well: Congradulations: you have won R200,000 in the Global RICA promo 2013, win code SA08# for claim contact Lydia Edwin on 0848705629.

  • cj 8 Aug 2013, 02:16 AM

    This ppl shud be locked up guys because I got the exact same msgs didn't even bother to reply. 250 000 they responded was a female I spoke too.

  • cleo3 7 Aug 2013, 01:27 PM

    I received an sms saying"Congratulations!! Your rica Sim card won you 750000.Call 0603995821 for claims with REF/NO/CC04.8am - 5pm mon-sat

  • BILLY4 5 Aug 2013, 03:00 PM

    all the same here same numbers als these people are sick!!they even sent me a certificate on my email to show im a winner!!

  • Portia2 4 Aug 2013, 12:53 PM


  • Laura7 3 Aug 2013, 09:48 AM

    On the 01/08/2013 I received this sms. VEELS GELUK! U NOMMER WAS GEKIES IN DIE RICA SA 2013 KOMPETISIE REF S.A18RCA, R275,000 KONTAK MARGARET VAN DER MERWE 0723659483. I called this lady, she said Congratuation you have won R275,000. You must deposit R1200.00 into an account to release this money, next call was to deposit R3040.00 tax on the winnings into another private bank account and then lastly you must deposit R13650,00 immediately and you'll receive R293,000 with the next 30 minutes. The Lady keeps on telling me its not a scam. Date: 03 August 2013

  • Hilda6 2 Aug 2013, 11:10 AM

    Congratulations! you have won guaranteed sum of R250,000 from RICA Yearly Promotion with RefSA13 call Busi on 0218391867 to claim your price/ pkoffice@qq.com i phoned and asked her where she got my numbers and where are they based, she said she got them from RICA, she is their agency and their company is PK INTERNATIONALS and they are at 169 StellenRustRoad, Stellenbosch, Cape Town, i told her to hold the line while i do a street view of the address on google maps and to find that the address is of a vacant land. there are not building whatsoever. then i asked her to give me RICA contact details to veryfy the info she gave me, and she hung up on me!!! SCAM PEOPLE.

  • Andrew11 1 Aug 2013, 02:26 PM

    I receive a sms from Mr Chris saying that my SIM card has been rewarded in the Rica yearly promo with 350 000 sponsored by Coca Cola United Kingdom my ref.no is Sa091.Must call Chris on 078354748. where did this people get our numbers from, isn't it the state responsibility that our numbers must be protected I wonder.plz do something to catch this people. Date receive August 1, 2013.

  • Bianca16 1 Aug 2013, 11:44 AM

    I received a sms saying "Congratulations!!! You have won R950,00 in Rica Promotion, ref. No: 091RP, for claim contact your agent Mr, Anthony Powell on: 0783995985"

  • Zweli 30 Jul 2013, 07:37 AM

    I received an sms: RICA:you have won R185,000 in rica yearly promotion, your ref/no:066RP contact the agent mr Success on 0837249921 for your prze

  • Bonita 28 Jul 2013, 05:52 PM

    CONGRATS! YOUR PHONE NUMBER HAS WON R250,000 FROM RICA MOBILE PROMOTION. REF NO: RICA09/PDG. TO CLAIM PRIZE, CALL 0730463606/EMAIL: ricapromo@mail2world.com. these ppl just dnt know when to stop.

  • Jan23 24 Jul 2013, 01:15 PM

    I received SMS RICA, congratulations !!!your mobile number won R350 000.00 in RICA 2013 Promotion. Ref 00350RSA Call 0849440684 to claim your cash price. I Call and requested buy a R200 Telcom Voucher. I did that and gave them the pin number evrything. Then their Fin. Dept phoned met (guy with funny nigerian/amarican accent)and said I must pay the amount of R2650 for vat en bank trans fer cost. This is no close to 14 persent VAT. So I ask him to send me prove and I receive a Certificate n ce withe the RICA Emblem etc. The I the gay JOHAN (on the certificate the perone hwo signed the Certificate is "Mr. van der Mave" they've got Merwe wrong! But the I ask for the Company VAT No. and Registration number and GUESE what he Johan puts the phone down. "BBBBIIIIIIIGGGGG SSSCCCCAAAMMM" O Ja and their address is 88 Voortekkers Road, Belville in the RICA Building. and the Phone number he supply was 021 8139488. WHATCH OUT

  • Renee 23 Jul 2013, 11:07 AM

    I also received a sms that said i have to won R250 000 and that i should send all my details in a sms to him. It was also a man with a heavy accent he even gave me his "address". The number i had to contact was 073 752 9492 and phoned again after a while to see if the number still works and he answered again

  • Phakamani 19 Jul 2013, 10:26 AM

    i have received the same massage says i have won R150 000 in RICA PROMO and i should call back 0782706849 to claim my ticket its Judith or Mark to contact then they ask for R110 AIRTIME TO activate what that? i just fuck her back. This must be stoped now i will take it further myself

  • robin 2 16 Jul 2013, 06:31 PM

    I'm so sick of this ugly caniving idiots that like to mess with ur patience and have time to mess with ur head kill the bastards!!!!!!

  • Thabi3 10 Jul 2013, 09:07 AM

    I just received an sms saying - COngratulations!!!Your mobile No. has won you R295,000 in RICA yearly promo. Your (Ref no RP66). For activation and claim call 084 802 7534. I reluctantly called the number and a man with a heavy nigerian accent answered the phone and immediately asked for my banking details. He told me to sms them then call him back for further instructions. This is an invasion of our privacy...something needs to be done about these scams

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  • sindi 2 Jul 2013, 09:42 AM

    I received a message that said - congratulations your mobile no has won R450.000 in Rica yearly promotion your ref no (RL22) call mr james on 0781656866-all I have to say is try not to use the same people more than once because you have sent this message to me beforE

  • Karapau 25 Jun 2013, 08:22 AM


  • Curtis 21 Jun 2013, 01:16 PM

    South African RICA act has won you R450.000.00 cash from your SIM registration call Mrs. Sharon on 0740228125 for payment ref ricasa33v. 8.30am-5.30pm I hate these scams

  • Tebogo3 21 Jun 2013, 11:22 AM

    received the same sms. Cant SAPS trace the number that is used to send the sms.s. i receuve dthe sms from 0814421189 to call 0727350630

  • Mr. R 20 Jun 2013, 11:08 AM

    I also just received it.. scam still going strong iguess.

  • Thobeka5 19 Jun 2013, 05:38 PM

    Yes I have received the same SMS like the others amount of 2500000. I was pretty sure that I really won, but it was a scam. Somebody needs to stop these people from doing these. Some of us really needs the money and come from poor families, they need to be stop. These thing have been going on since last year? Why is Rica not doing something about it? 19 June 2013

  • Samantha6 12 Jun 2013, 08:57 AM

    I received a sms this morning saying I have won R250 000. And I had 2 phone 076588035 and my Ref no RCA01 nd I almost did coz I was so excited because its my Birthday 2day and I could really do with a little cash bt people be awake nd don't fall 4 this SMS please they just want your money ok

  • William14 5 Jun 2013, 12:14 PM

    I also received an sms saying I had won R750 000 and had to phone a Mr Martin @0732699250. When I phoned him, I asked him where their offices where and he said no.108 Long Street, Cape Town. I live in KZN so can't check this scam out - can someone go to this address maybe? Would be interesting to see who is sending these sms's!!!!! Yes,it looks like the prize money is going up! Date: 5 June 2013

  • strini 31 May 2013, 08:35 AM

    I also received an sms saying "Your Mobile Number has Won R350,000.00 in the RICA ALL NETWORKS PROMO,Ref No:RIC 00200KP.Call MRS.ROSE MBULI on (0218270835) for your activation & claim." Looks like the prize money is going up. There should be some law against this scamming. People should be jailed for stuff like this.

  • Selinah2 28 May 2013, 11:17 PM

    My mother also received da same sms stating she is da winner of 250000 shame poor mom thot dt will be da end of her problems watch out gud ppl of mzansi dis ppl dey mean. business

  • Angela 10 24 May 2013, 08:51 AM

    Just received the following sms RICA Congratulations,your mobile number won R350 000 in RICA 2013 promotion, Ref00350RSA,plscall,27849440684.for your cash prize,thank you.(8am-5pm).. Sender 27812546568. I will be calling. If I did how would it benefit these scam artists.

  • Rita7 24 May 2013, 08:27 AM

    I also received- Congratulations!!! You have won R250,000.& Laptop from RICA Promo. Your REF.NO:SA55.Contact T.Jeff on 0603737541 for your claim.

  • lebogang 3 24 May 2013, 04:10 AM

    I also recieved an sms from those scams i called them they said i hv to buy airtime nd send to them to activate my check so i ignored them bcs they fool us those idiots

  • Chaena 21 May 2013, 06:35 PM

    I received an sms dad says congratulation I have won R450 000 n laptop from Rica. Wat surprised is dad I got an sms @ 06:50 am n when I fone Mr John is a Nigerian man n responded dad I must provide dem wit my account number or postal address n he will fone later. I did not how on earth can I win such an amount. They are not profesional. I blame Rica how come this Nigerians have an access on our fone. Saps should something about the Nigerians this is too much.

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  • Josh2 20 May 2013, 11:30 AM

    Just received an sms that says "Congratulation!! your mobile number won R175, 000 in our Rica global promotions, with Ref. no: 019NYP, to claim your prize contact Mrs Grace on: 0737397766

  • Brendan Conolly 20 May 2013, 08:43 AM

    Just received the following sms Congratulation your mobile number has been awarded R295,000.00 in RICA YEARLY promotion Ref no mp66. Call 0847346181 for claim Sender's number 27614150379

  • Liana3 16 May 2013, 07:09 AM

    I have just received and sms that says "Congratulations!! Your mobile number has won R250,000. In RICA All Network Promotion. Ref. No. (RIC 143SA) Contact Mr Richard on 0786014829. For Claim." These scams must stop

  • KAREN10 9 May 2013, 08:49 AM

    I keep getting these sms's from different numbers telling me I have won with RICA. The latest one just came through now telling me that my mobile number has won R350 000.00 in the RICA ALL NETWORKS PROMO, Ref No:RIC00200KP. Call MRS ROSE MBULI on (0218270835) for your activation & claim....I decided to google the number and came across this site. People should be made aware of these scams.....

  • N. Zungu 8 May 2013, 08:30 AM

    I received an sms this morning about my SIM card being selected for a R175 000 RICA promotion prize. I had to phone 078 996 6520. I knew something was amiss when the call was answered by a foreign-sounding African. He claimed to be "an agent" for the RICA promotions company. He would not give me his company's landline number. Be careful. It is such a cruel scam in times when some people are really desperate for money!

  • fc 7 May 2013, 04:41 PM

    sms received shows "rica promotion random winner Ref # ZNK012 call Mr Tom 0749021205.

  • SuA 3 May 2013, 08:23 AM

    03May2013 -I received sms from 0716026138 to 'contact Elizabeth Potgieter on 0723659483 Ref RCA010 regarding prize of R250000.00 won'. Can the real RICA company stand up and take action against this please? The assumption I make: why register with RICA if RICA sells or make available confidential details? I have not entered a competition. To the real Elizabeth Potgieter out there, if you are innocent, my apologies.

  • tshidi8 2 May 2013, 08:38 AM

    i received an sms today at 07:45: Congratulations your mobile number has won R250 000,00 in Rica Global Promo 2013, Your Ref No'0025 To claim and activate contact Mr ben 078 616 7609

  • Pieter12 30 Apr 2013, 04:55 PM

    Have received message that i have won R250 000 in RICA 2013 Promo ref 502SA. i have to call agent on 0826375062 to arrange for payment. Yeah right try again suckers.

  • Joe18 30 Apr 2013, 03:58 PM

    I just received a sms saying i have won R175 000 in the Rica Global promotions, with ref number....If you havent entered any competitions why do you think you have won any-thing?

  • Maryna7 30 Apr 2013, 11:06 AM

    I also had this incident. Here is very short. You receive a sms from 074 154 5329 and Charles will take your ref. no. and your province. You have to sms your physical address of banking details to 082 637 5062. You receive a sms from 076 324 6802 that you must make a payment of R1 820 for insurance fees and courier fees. You can phone Mrs Botha on 021 827 1671 and sms her on 071 516 2603. I received an insurance certificate that it is not a scam and all legal and the certificate has the company name of Security Insurance Brokers, no 147 Long Street, Cape Town, West Cape. Her e-mail address that she sent it from is accountdpt@sa-rica.co.za. I will publish this on Facebook to spread the word!!!!!

  • nadia5 29 Apr 2013, 10:50 AM

    i got the same sms and the person said i must pay 1750 for insurance and courier what the hell im tired of this crap i Am sertonly not giving any money or give my bank deails away this people are taking you for a ride

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  • alan11 26 Apr 2013, 03:34 PM

    I received a message much the same as all in the above comments except I received a landline number and the lady on the otherside re-assured me continuously that it is not a scam . She says that she works at the reserve bank blah blah , I have already paid in R2650 , then told to pay in a further R5500 blah blah something to do with sars. This is where I stop . I may have lost R2650 but I have to stop somewhere . If anyone can confirm that this is not a scam , please comment . The deposit I made was to a persons bank account , the deposit that I refuse to make is also a persons bank account , NO COMPANIES ACCOUNT , strange hey!!!

  • Roxanne2 23 Apr 2013, 12:15 PM

    Hi guys, just received an sms saying that i have won R450000.00 in RICA ALL NETWORKS AWARDS 2012. With Ref no.JF 247 call Mr John on (078)8650982 for your claims, i did call the number a very sleepy Asian guy answered the phone and said a cheque will be given. I have to either give him my bank account details or the cheque could be made out to my name! i didnt give any details he got to be joking to think i would give that so easily! DEFINITELY A SCAM!!!!!!

  • D Shearing 23 Apr 2013, 11:23 AM

    You don't get anything for nothing! I received an sms reading "Congratulations. You have won the sum of R250,000:00 from the RICA promotion. your ref. no. (RSA167) Contact RICA Helpline for payment."

  • Lance2 23 Apr 2013, 10:16 AM

    23/04/2013: Received a sms from 0741052371, that I have won R750 000-00 and that I must contact Welson Pike on 0785809149 for "activation and claim". Phoned him, asked me to fone back in 5min as to very ref nr. Phoned back after two minutes, told me my ref nr was verified... and then I interupted him with "I have handed your nr to the Police to trace you via triangulation of the cel towers., Your scam is all over the internet. He then said "ok, sorry, sorry...." and I ended the call. How can this NOT be stopped by the service providers, and how is it that the Police, with all the technology in place, cannot find them?? How is it that my data is so freely available?? Any Laywers out there that is prepared to get involved for a cut of the law suit won??

  • Linda48 23 Apr 2013, 08:27 AM

    I just received today 23/04/13 2 messages saying that I won R160,000.00 and phoned the number 0717843868. Phoned this number and the person told me to pay R220.00 Vodacom airtime and to activate no 2200KP and the money will be paid into my account within 30 minutes. Rica PLEASE STOP THIS SCAM.

  • hazel erasmus 22 Apr 2013, 10:55 AM

    i got an sms from sandra atkins cell. no. 0780750220 telling me i won R950.000 in the rica comp.and tell me i must fhone adams cell. no. 0737041787 and he tell me i must buy airtime worth of R250.00. BIG SAMM HOPE THE ROT IN JAIL

  • Refiloe2 22 Apr 2013, 10:01 AM

    i got an sms that reads congratulation, you have won the sum of R500.000 from rica promotion with ref no and contact details.

  • THOMAS7 21 Apr 2013, 12:47 PM

    I received an sms saying congratulations your sim no has won R295.000. in rica company 2013 yearly promotion. ref no BL66SA. CALL SA AGENT ON 0719873458 FOR CLAIM AND RESPONDED

  • THOMAS7 21 Apr 2013, 12:47 PM

    I received an sms saying congratulations your sim no has won R295.000. in rica company 2013 yearly promotion. ref no BL66SA. CALL SA AGENT ON 0719873458 FOR CLAIM

  • Sean11 19 Apr 2013, 04:31 PM

    i have just recieved a sms om my phone to say that i have won 950000 rand in ricasa moble promo 2013 call Cynthia on 0729035561 with a Reff: These guys must think i am stupid.

  • Odette 19 Apr 2013, 02:45 PM

    also received a sms on my phone, I received same sms saying that my mobile number has won R250 000.00 in the(RICA 2013 ALL NETWORKS PROMO,Ref no (011kz)call ms amanda 0715088890.021 8393299

  • chris43 19 Apr 2013, 01:35 PM

    I have also received sms saying I've won R250000 Rica Promotions 2013

  • Sne 17 Apr 2013, 09:11 AM

    I just received the very same sms a few minuites ago saying,'Congratulation, your sim card has won R960000 in our RICA YEARLY PROMO: REF NO j480SA.Call Michael Lawrence: 0789305999 for activation and claims.' Can someone please stop this, how many people have to fall victim of these opportunists.

  • Joy5 16 Apr 2013, 02:13 PM

    I received a sms this morning at 7.18am. "RicaSA(smiley face) Congratulations!! your mobile no was randomly selected in RICA Yearly prom 2013. You have won R450,000. Call 0738488035 for claims with Ticket no. SP1233". I called for the fun of it and it was answered by a foreign speaking man who said I must send my Bank details, e-mail, age, occupation and ticket no. and must call him back as soon as i have sent it to the same cell no. above so he could do the eft immediately. I guess he was gonna tell me if I called back how much I must pay for them to release the funds. Ai ai these idiots think we are stupid....IDIOTS!!!!!

  • Ntandazo 16 Apr 2013, 11:34 AM

    I received same sms saying that my mobile number has won R250 000.00 in the(RICA 2013 ALL NETWORKS PROMO,Ref no RICA 6241 SA.Call Claim Agents on 0810039906 for activation & claim.

  • Jonathan6 16 Apr 2013, 10:43 AM

    I received a similar sms this morning claiming that I have won in a RICA SA draw with ref# RCS234 and to contact a Yolanda

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  • Karin15 16 Apr 2013, 05:48 AM

    I received the same sms (R950,000 and a laptop). These people prey on our greed and the feeling deep down inside, that maybe this is it: our ship has finally come in!! They send out millions and millions of SMS's to random numbers, hoping that someone will bite. It does not have anything to do with RICA and they don't get our numbers from them either. It's just another Nigerian scam, that's all.

  • PREBA 12 Apr 2013, 09:24 AM

    Received the following as is: CONGRATUATIONS !! UR PHONE NUMBER HAS WON R350.000 IN S-A ALL NETWORK RICA 2013 PROMO. REF NO sas118. CALL CLAIMS DEPARTMENT ON 0218366794 T&cs apply

  • Johan72 11 Apr 2013, 01:14 PM

    Received the following: CONGRATULATIONS!YOU R MOBILE NO.WON R950,000.00 IN (RICASA) 2013 MOBILE PROMO. CALL SANDRA ATKINS FOR CLAIMON: 0749338630 WITH THISREF NO:RC301. Spelling as is.

  • Pastor t T.Mofokeng 11 Apr 2013, 07:34 AM

    don't give any iformation to anyone.

  • Sarah12 10 Apr 2013, 11:02 AM

    I have received an sms saying Rica (UK) has been sponsored to reward me with R350.000 out of all network subscribers in their raffle draw at the time of AFCON 2013 in S.A.Contactour S.A Agencies for claims at 0218366795 Mr Nicholas or Belinda Mthwa.Ref.RA2851.T&C applies.Is this a scam or what?

  • Mongezi M Ntandane 10 Apr 2013, 10:38 AM

    I have received an sms saying my mobile number have won R950 000 and a HP laptop and i must call this number, Is this a scam or what? why they don't call us if they got our details

  • Jean Botha 9 Apr 2013, 10:57 AM

    I received a message this morning. Rica! Congratulations, your phone number has won 200 000rands in Rica PROMOTIONS with Ref: R0227, pls Call Paule Greene on 0110711924 to revceive your winnings. The message was send from 27817085183

  • dydo 9 Apr 2013, 09:59 AM

    i dd received a sms this morning it said, congratulation your mobile number has been awarded R195,000 in RICA YEARLY promotion ref no: 0166 buy this number 0781590429!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • LISA18 8 Apr 2013, 11:34 AM

    I received sms say, RICASA, Congratulations Your Mobile No was selected in RICA YEARLY PROMO, You have Won R950,000.00 Plus HP LAPTOP. Call 0789687399 for Claim with REF/No:R2CK

  • Walter5 8 Apr 2013, 11:01 AM

    i receive sms say, RICASA, Congratulations Your Mobile No Was Selected In RICA YEARLY PROMO, You Have Won R950,000.00 Plus HP LAPTOP. Call 0739042571 For Claims With REF/No:R4CK4

  • David52 8 Apr 2013, 08:32 AM

    I just received that sms! This one says I just won R750,000 and it's sponsored by Nokia Inc. They include an e-mail address, "rica_sa@safrica.com or call 0604077533. Pity these sms's aren't genuine, with all the cash I've "Won" over the last few years, I'd have been MEGA rich by now.

  • Poppie 5 Apr 2013, 11:27 AM

    I also received an sms informing that I had won R950,000.00 for the Yearly Rica Award Draw and that I should call Larry Dempsey for claims on (021) 813-6183. HOW STUPID DO THEY THINK WE ARE???

  • Heidi Vorster 5 Apr 2013, 11:08 AM

    Got similar sms to everyone else. Was tempted to phone as it looks so legit. But after reading all these posts. I am not even gonna attempt. My sms came from 27741372284 and I had to call 0784829161 no name given to speak to but a reference of R5CK

  • Ryan13 5 Apr 2013, 10:56 AM

    Hello i received and sms this morning from a cell number 074 1688053 to call 0810875485 stating that i won R195 000. I phoned and a lady answered for me to confirm my ref no on the RICA annual promotion draw. i REQUESTED A land line and she could not give me stating that she is phining from Cape Town. She said that i must sms my address etc for the cheque to be posted and also buy airtime voucher for oin to be activated

  • sam27 5 Apr 2013, 02:11 AM

    I recieve similar sms saying ive won R750000 sponsored by Nokia.

  • AKA 4 Apr 2013, 11:42 AM

    My wife received an SMS this morning saying she won R950 000.00 IN rica 2013 Mobile Promo. Call SANDRA ATKINS for claims on:0748256480. Guys be carefull, it is a doggy dog world out there it is either you eat or be eaten.

  • Tintswalo3 3 Apr 2013, 11:20 AM

    Congratulations!your Rica Sim no - have won u the amount of R250,000.FRM RICA PROMO.YOUR REF-NO- 264NK CALL FOR UR CLAIMS,TABITA.ON 0728511945 FOR MORE INFO. This is the message I received this morning.

  • Michelle63 3 Apr 2013, 10:04 AM

    I had the same sms this morning saying i won R 250 000. I have to purchase R100 Cell C airtime and reply with my banking details. The lady answered said you are at the RICA offices, i called on 0604011532. I dont know what to think!

  • valencia3 3 Apr 2013, 08:40 AM

    Received similar message this morning the number that sent the message 0763911313, and i was requested to call 0723659483 to claim my R120 000, Ref RCA098. I called and the phone goes unanswered.

  • Deon13 3 Apr 2013, 06:24 AM

    Received a similar one last night number 0837351779. With Rica you have to give your address, and if it proves to be the wrong address you as the agent have to pay a huge fine, so finding them should not be that difficult.

  • mike14 2 Apr 2013, 10:35 AM

    Received similar sms this morning. Something should be done to stop these criminals. Some unassuming person may be caught in the process.

  • Lettie2 1 Apr 2013, 02:11 PM

    I allso responded to a sms and lost R377000 there are so many people complaining I agree with Ephraim why is nobody doing anything. I filed a case at the SAP a week ago they didnt even start with the case. I gave them numbers, voice recordings, e-mail yet nothing. Please people do not respond to these criminals. I just pray that God will see to them.

  • Ephraim2 29 Mar 2013, 07:18 PM

    On the 28th March I received an sms that my cell number has won R850.000 in the rica monthly promo and I must call 0720565295 and e-mail idt@live.co.za now my concern is that if rica doesn't know about this why can't they catch these people that's no1.No 2 is that everybody can only have their cell number operational through rica which basically makes it easier for rica to trace these culprits.No 3 how many more complaints must come through before this thing can be taken into consideration,there is police,forensics and people who can build a car,plane and get them to move right here in SA but why is it so difficult to stop this even if people raising their concerns about it.I think all rica staff inc the CEO must be interogated till the truth come out because I never received an sms from rica to warn me about the scam going on so rica do know about these scams and I personally want my claim processed by rica and without paying a cent upfront,it,s so disgusting for such a big company to ignore people feelings about these scams.I need my responce pls

  • Frances 28 Mar 2013, 09:09 AM

    hey - i must have a richer 'sponsor'! "Africa nations cup" R850 000 on offer.

  • Afrika 27 Mar 2013, 12:20 PM

    I JUST received the exact same sms and called and the person took time to answer the phone, when he did he sounded funny and I couldn't hear a word he said I told him straight out that it sounded like a scam and he claimed he could give me a "certificate" to prove its legit so I came to research on the web

  • Debbie30 26 Mar 2013, 11:53 AM

    RICA SA - Congratulation: You have won R175,000 from Rica yearly promo, your Ref No.is 066EG, Call 0720274404 for the activation of your ref no.066EG & claim from 0741374886. This is really fishy, when will something be done?

  • nicolene 7 26 Mar 2013, 11:33 AM

    RICA SA:-Congratulations! You have won (R250,000.00) from RICA YEARLY PROMOTION. YOUR REF.NO: (RK26) CONTACT ON 0839251899 FOR YOUR CLAIM

  • Petra 26 Mar 2013, 09:48 AM

    Received an SMS 25 March 2013 at 09:26pm from cell number 0741378511. RICASA: Congratulations! MobileNO was Randomly Selected in RICA Yearly PROMO You have Won R250.000 Call 0730321247. for CLAIMS With Ticket/No:R9CK.I didn't respond as I found it very fishy from the start. Is there no way we can catch these people?

  • juan9 26 Mar 2013, 09:23 AM

    CONGRATULATIONS! Your cell phone number has won R250,000 in the RICA 2013 Yearly promotion. your ref no is RC13. Call Claim centre on 0764944794 for claim. called this number and asked for a landline which they gave as 021-802-6439 BEWARE people!!!!!!!!

  • Wendy du Plessis 23 Mar 2013, 01:48 PM

    Received a sms 20th March 2012 at 08h18 from Cel no 27812994269: RicaSA Congratulations!your mobile no was randomly selected in RICA yearly promo 2013.you have won R460,000.Call 0738488035 for claims with Ticket no SP1233.

  • michael34 22 Mar 2013, 11:13 AM

    I cant believe how many people are actually asking what they must do when they receive these fraudulant SMS's .Its FRAUD,FRAUD,FRAUD!!! , a scam by foreigners .Legit companies dont have cell numbers only as contacts.Everyone who ever commented on this blog should get together as per the new CPA (consumer protection act) and SUE their cell companies for passing on their personal info.Then see how fast these fraud sms will STOP!!!

  • Manus 22 Mar 2013, 09:46 AM

    Rica Your win R350000.00 in promo.Call 0849440684.Ref nr 00350RSA.Spoke to guy i must bought a Vodacom pay as you go for R110.00 and fone him back with detail. What must i do?

  • Peggy 22 Mar 2013, 09:16 AM

    Rica :You have won r185 0000 in rica yesterday promotion ref no 066RP contact the agent Success on 0810515130 for your prize . I knew this was a scam i started praying in Jesus name when i spoke to the Nigerian guy and told him that in Jesus name he must stop this messages . I have asked the guy his address and he said it was 54 Trackerstreet Cape town .

  • Aarif 22 Mar 2013, 07:44 AM

    Hey Sabir i had the same ref RICA265 it was foreign women say call back to verify. MY QUESTION IS WHAT ARE THEY GETTING OUT OF THIS DOES ANYONE KNOW PLEASE DROP MEA MAIL

  • xhosa male 20 Mar 2013, 01:09 PM

    our government has always faild us...ever-since ricca started we will always be victims lol...to our fellow nigerian peeps.its now 2013 and it's still going on.mxim...honestly i feel like cursing bt ts totally useless coz all they do is laugh.Enough is enough...imma kill to protect my starvation...rhaaaa

  • Margie 19 Mar 2013, 11:53 AM

    My message this morning RICA CONGRATULATIONS UR cellphone no has won you the sum of R150000.00 in RICA yearly promotion Ref No SA178UK Call 0729402972 for activation & claim. Sent from 27741866596. Still debating wether to call back.....

  • Kobus5 18 Mar 2013, 07:01 PM

    Just got the same message, but it seems like I was first on the list, they say I have won R950 000 haha whatever. It is disturbing though, how do they get hold of one's details???? "RICASA Congratulations!!Your MobileNo was Selected In RICA YEARLY PROMO You Have Won R950000Plus HPLAPTOP Call 0789687399 For Claims With REF no

  • Tucha 18 Mar 2013, 01:11 PM

    Got an sms saying i won R150000, from rica. i called and was answered by a nigerian guy, he says i must buy a telkom prepaid voucher worth R200! Thanks to this site, i am not going to do that... he also said only 10 people where chosen! i wonder how many people fall for this

  • tyron 18 Mar 2013, 12:44 PM

    2nd hand details here ..they give you options to choose from .either leave your banking details via sms and they will deposit the money in your account immediatly or sms ur postal address etc and they will mail you a check , they then say they will call you back immediatly . working on catching these guys at the moment but it seems that its quite well organised , ive used the names of all the persons who have smsed us , such as MR JAMES, nancy , zanele ndoda , sandra , john marx and clinton , in all cases these so called persons were available to talk but non of them had english accents as you would percieve some of them to have such as john marx . guys do be carefull with this and do not call their number

  • tyron 18 Mar 2013, 12:29 PM

    i am currently sitting on the line with the guy i was told to contact , anybody know what i can do or say to get more information on being able to catch these guys ?

  • Sabir 18 Mar 2013, 11:29 AM

    I just received: CONGRATULATIONS!YOUR MOBILE NO.WON R950,000.00 IN OUR YEARLY RICA AWARD DRAW.CALL SANDRA ATKINS ON:0789544331 WITH YOUR REF NO:RICA 265 FOR CLAIMS. Sent via my BlackBerry from Vodacom - let your email find you!

  • Unknown 15 Mar 2013, 06:25 PM

    Rica yearly promo is one big scam don't fall victom to it.

  • Jerome4 15 Mar 2013, 11:01 AM

    I've received a message from 27606788716. your mobile number has won R755,000.00 in our yearly Rica award draw. Call Jassyon: 0843513949 with your ref no:RIC 12 for claims. Is this a scam?, and what can be done to have these scamsters prosecuted?

  • Devon Fredericks 15 Mar 2013, 10:19 AM

    received an SMS telling me i won 195000 in a Rica Promo and to contact Dave on 0710104546

  • Nteboheng 14 Mar 2013, 10:15 AM

    Just recieved the same SMS,R250K,and to verify my pin. It shows that these crooks don't know who else tob now. Pls don't fall for their tricks.

  • Cubes 14 Mar 2013, 08:05 AM

    Just go tthe same SMS, R450 K, dont fall for this scam crap.

  • Zweli2 13 Mar 2013, 09:16 AM

    When i call Mr james He sound foreign and he says i must provide my banking details or post but banking details will be more faster by 12h00 the money will be deposited.

  • Zweli2 13 Mar 2013, 09:12 AM

    i just received an sms saying Congratulations your mobile no has won R450,00.00 in Rica yearly promotion your ref no (RL22) Call mr james on 0781656866

  • Helen7 12 Mar 2013, 10:19 PM

    I have received a sms on the 25 february 2013 saying my cell number has won R250,000sponsered by Nokia Ref:za/nk76p0110797246.Email:rica-za@safrica.com call office hours from 079-6466067. I did'nt even bothered phoning them because i think for my self it can only be a scam.

  • trudie bylsma 12 Mar 2013, 02:44 PM

    i recieved and sms that says i won R550 000.00 i must send my particulars to and i must also pay R3800.00 before i can get my prize. the reference number was R01CA

  • Kerstin 12 Mar 2013, 09:48 AM

    Hey everyone, I have just won R950 000. Ref SA019. Call 0110518021 How many people fall for this? What can we do to stop this? The SAPS is obviously not interested!!!

  • Anita 12 Mar 2013, 08:48 AM

    Received text message which read that I've won R250 000 with ref. no. RK26. Must contact 0839251899.

  • Geoff7 12 Mar 2013, 08:42 AM

    Received sms saying my cell number was selected and I won R350 000 in a Rica Draw. Call 0746740544. I called was asked for m ref no: 00350RSA. I was told to buy R110 Vodacom airtime, must not load it on my phone but call her back and give her the code, voucher pin etc. BIG SCAM! Beware!

  • Amanda11 12 Mar 2013, 08:30 AM

    I received an sms "South African RICA act has won you R 450.000.00 cash from your SIM registration call Mrs Sharon on 083 958 0425 for payment ref ricasa33v. 8.30am-5.30pm Seriously ... do they really think we are that stupid. Where is this country going to. :-(

  • Isaac4 11 Mar 2013, 09:01 AM

    I received sms RICASA congratulations Your mobile No was selected in RICA YEARLY PROMO you have won R950 000 PLUS HPLAPTOP CALL 0739042571 FOR CLAIMS with ref R4CK

  • monique20 10 Mar 2013, 10:52 PM

    I received sms RICASA congratulations Your mobile No was selected in RICA YEARLY PROMO you have won R950 000 PLUS HPLAPTOP CALL 0789687399 FOR CLAIMS with ref R2CK

  • Subramoney 8 Mar 2013, 12:32 PM

    Received an sms..Congratulations, your mobile no.won R950,000.00 in RICA 2013 Mobile Promo. Call Anthony Powell for claims on 0783995985 A scam. Any Police here that are willing to make us law abiding citizens proud by locking away these criminals?

  • Mziyanda Fata 8 Mar 2013, 11:45 AM

    I also received sms saying that I've won R250000 they gave me a number to call,the man wanted my account number of which I gave him the account that I am not using

  • Faheema 7 Mar 2013, 12:26 PM

    I recieved an sms this motning saying that i have won R195,000 from rica early promo rf no NK2P call 0784935817 for your activation,and they have gave me an office number to call..021-8139382

  • Refilwe6 7 Mar 2013, 12:22 PM

    hi everyone, i was also fooled by the sms saying i won R250 000 but the lady started asking me about buying R110 vodacom airtym, and I am on cell c Network, thats where i saw its a scam. the number being used lately is a landline 0218395766, I HOPE THIS PEOPLE ROT IN HELL FOR ROBBING OUR SA CITIZENS.

  • dineo 9 6 Mar 2013, 09:27 AM

    i got an sms dis morning @06:56 says,congratulation you have won R145,000.00 from rica yearly promo from,your ref no is22yd,call 0827917673 for the activation of your ref no22yd & claim

  • Terry3 4 Mar 2013, 09:47 PM

    this morning i also receved an sms from 0812668849 sayin CONCRATULATIONS!!!!YOUR RICA SIM HAS WON YOU R250000 IN THE RICA YEARLY PROMO CALL CLAIM AGENT ON 081856770. FOR YOUR PAYMENT.i later called them to ask how i won en they said its their rica yearly promo so i must buy R29 airtym for them to be able to process my payment .then i asked them isn't dis a scam they said no its not . en the guy had an nigerian accent. i was ready to go en buy da airtym but a friend advised me not to so i forwarded them a used airtym den a different person called me named Zanele ndoda sayin i must pay R2850 for delivery en insurance . so i decided to google it only to meet horror . police must look down in to dis en stop it dis people must be arrested. if its realy not a scam they should not let us pay is extra money they should just take it from da money i won but dat they dont want

  • carol4 4 Mar 2013, 05:16 PM

    Received a sms from Miss Glory 0721269073 you have won a laptop and R265,000. All she needed was my delivery address. Later I got a sms saying your file has been received in Rica Department and about to be sent to your address. But the courier is requesting for less than 1% 0f R3,635 charges for your winning prizes.Call Mr Mathew at 0760139342 for details. Thanks Mgt. When I called he said Its Sa Law that I must pay insurance if it is over R50 000 but I must pay before they deliver. When I called Miss Nancy to ask if this is a scam she said no Mam it not, I said ok what if you pay the money into my bank acc, then you must pay 2500,00 she said. I asked her to send me proof of all these information she gave me, now she will speak to her manager and will call me back. It definately sound like a scam. What can we do about it, who can help to catch these people.

  • Linda9 2 Mar 2013, 09:17 AM

    Just received SMS from cel 0741284127. Says 'Congrats, you have won R175,000 and Laptop in the Rica Yearly Promo. Ref No TV 28 call Mr Brown 0812133875 for ur claim. Is anything being done about this ongoing problem!

  • lilian2 1 Mar 2013, 10:13 PM

    just receive an SMS stating I won R950 000 and a laptop from the RICA yearly promotion. Did not respond.

  • Lameez 1 Mar 2013, 10:04 AM

    Received an SMS stating that i won R566.68 through my cell no. When i called (from work switchboard) the number provided in the SMS he asked me to sms my name,surname and cell no to the same number given in SMS(0727896061). I requested the number for their office in Pretoria he immediately cancelled my call. PEOPLE WATCH OUT.1/03/2013

  • Thiris 28 Feb 2013, 06:35 PM

    Is this website real :http://www.info-rica.co.za/index.html.?

  • Thiris 28 Feb 2013, 06:31 PM

    Got an SMS from RICA SA stating I won R450K. When contacted Marshall on the enn of the number given, I spoke to a person with a foreign accent and was requested to sms my personal details and call him after that. This is rubbish.

  • cameron van wyk 28 Feb 2013, 09:48 AM

    i got a sms and phoned to confirm as ive won R200,000 as my number was selected for rica wit a reference number nd he asked my reference number nd cellphone number is this a scam?

  • JP SIMON 27 Feb 2013, 05:27 PM

    I've also received an sms stting that I've won 250K today. I called 0847320820 - lady answered and said I should send by sms my name, bank details and 2XR180 = R360 MTN airtime voucher pin numbers to that cell number. After receipt my winnings would be deposited into my bank account by tomorrow at 10am! Hahaha!! What a scam!!! How and where do they get our cell phone numbers from? RICA??? When will SAPS do something about this crime of fraud??? It's been going on for years already....

  • Cosette von Sorgenfrei 27 Feb 2013, 08:36 AM

    Received an sms yesterday stating I won R950 000 and telling me to phone Sandra Atkins at 07809544331, wanting banking details to transfer EFT money.

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  • Shereen Singh 26 Feb 2013, 05:14 PM

    Hi, I have just received an sms saying RICA SA CONGRATULATIONS!!YR CELL PHONE NO. HAS WON R500 000.00 IN (SA) 2013. RICA AWARD!TICKET NO:R005PR, CONTACT MR. JEFF MORRIS ON: 0603582019. When I called Mr Jeff who sounded very much Nigerian and he said to qualify "Buy telkom prepaid airtime voucher R200. Sms voucher pin no. to activate yr Ref no. yr names, work or home address, email address,id number. I'd like to know what,s going on.

  • Pieter43 26 Feb 2013, 04:56 PM

    same sms with R250k winning, registered and to call for payment detail to pay R1850 towards VAT and government required fees....... Sure SARS or the cops can put a hold on the Capitec account, Mr Stassen won't mind losing one account with stolen money due to scamsters . Ps" Telkom police can trace any mobile number / phone, why not use them?"

  • kat 26 Feb 2013, 04:02 PM

    hi - clearly stakes are up! I also won the R950 000 and hp laptop - has anyone information whether police or rica are doing anything about it , as this scam is going on for over a year now?

  • Riana7 26 Feb 2013, 03:00 PM

    Received the following sms on 25.2.2013. Congratulation!Your mobile no has won R195 000 and a laptop in Rica Yearly promotion. Ref No(Y22RL) call Ms.Rose on 0833438417 to claim your prize. When I phoned from my landline, nobody answer - it rings and go on voicemail. The question is where do they get my number? I do not have any accounts, so it can only be because off Rica, please keep our details save.

  • lucky mohamed 24 Feb 2013, 04:15 PM

    today @12:23 i received a message saying:thank you for staying with rica! your cell number has won you R250,000 sponsored by nokia.ref:za/nk76p, 0110797246. email:rica_za@safrica. call office hours, fuck them!!!!

  • Madelein2 23 Feb 2013, 11:18 AM

    Beware of the following sms from ricasa: Congratlations your mobile no was selected for rica yearly promo and you won R950 000 and hp laptop, call 0739042571 (Sandra) to claim your price, ref R4CK, then they send sms telling you that they need a cot cash payment of R2120 to be able to pay your money into your account. You must phone Dr. Jasscia Smith 011 0794399 to get account details. When phoning John Marx answer and then he send you their account details W Nkotsi, acc no 1330404597, Capitek bank, fax no 0867100103.

  • Matsatsi 23 Feb 2013, 10:08 AM

    I just receive an sms now that reads" CONGRATULATION YOU HAvE WON R350.000 FROM RICA YEARLY PROMOTION ,YOUR REF NUMBER IS S.A.0136 CONTACT MR CLINTON ON 0747516446 FOR CLAIM" if it wasn't for the internet he heeee we wud hav called this guys and send them the Airtime but how cud they say ur the winner while they demand money 4rm you?that's not on its totally a scam mxm

  • Matsatsi 23 Feb 2013, 10:07 AM

    I just receive an sms now that reads" CONGRATULATION YOU HAvE WON R350.000 FROM RICA YEARLY PROMOTION ,YOUR REF NUMBER IS S.A.0136 CONTACT MR CLINTON ON 0747516446 FOR CLAIM" if it wasn't for the internet he heeee we wud hav called this guys and send them the Airtime but how cud they say ur the winne while they demand money 4rm you?that's not on its totally a scam mxm

  • Greig 20 Feb 2013, 07:57 AM

    I just received this SMS less than 5 mins ago : "South Africa RICA act has won you R450.000.00 cash from your SIM registration call Mrs. Sharon on 0784723412 for payment ref ricasa33v. 8.30am-5.30pm" Glad I did a search with Google and found this site ! No chance I am going to call this number. Something really needs to be done to take this further.

  • Dineo12 16 Feb 2013, 07:05 AM

    I also received an sms from this number 0817401052 "Rica -Congratulation!!your cellphone number won R350 000 in Rica 2013 promo" they also gave me a number to call..........I was advised to buy Vodaconm airtime worth R110 so that they can generate a some pin.....I then did that & called them back & I was stupid enough to give them my account details... Then I realised later that this could be a scam,fortunate enough I work for one of the cellphone providers, I then searched for them using the number that they have been sending this smses form.....And I'm proud to say this I then created a case & dispatched it to our fraud department & they are dealing with it now!This idiots will get caught!

  • Noeleen 14 Feb 2013, 09:45 AM

    Received an SMS saying I had won R195k on my cell and should call Mark or Judith on 0787718121 to activate. Was told that I needed to buy R275 Vodacom Airtime Voucher and give the serial number to them to activate my claim. This is a scam and the RICA Department should be doing something about this as well as the police.

  • Username4015 13 Feb 2013, 04:39 PM

    I received a sms today saying that I have won R250 000 and a laptop and that I should call Mr Frank to claim my prize. When I did a Nigerian picked up and I was told to buy R180 airtime. Lucky I decided to google to find out if its real or a scam

  • M.M CHABANE 13 Feb 2013, 11:00 AM

    i received an sms saying rica sa congratulations, your mobile no has been selected in rica yearly promo youvwon R195,000 plus a laptop ref no Ne:c12P FOR CLAIM I MUST PAY AMOUNT OF R875.00

  • kobus10 12 Feb 2013, 02:45 PM

    I received a sms,saying congratulations Your mobile number has won R150.000 in the RICA 2013 yearly promotion,REF NO SA13 for claims contact 0848046389. I called and he want me to buy R110 cell C airtime and call him with the number.The guy has a NIGGERIAN accent.SCAM. Date 11 February 2013

  • Clint2 12 Feb 2013, 02:31 PM

    Received an sms on 12/02/2013 from 081 753 0904 saying South African RICA act has won you R450.000.00 and Laptop your For the RICA YEARLY PROMO call THEMBEKA on 073 523 7285 for payment ref NO.SA75.

  • Yowi 12 Feb 2013, 10:45 AM

    I received a sms, saying i won R350.000 and a Laptop, big scam, do not phone these numbers. Dont call MR Daniel on 0810021059. Scam.

  • ricardo6 12 Feb 2013, 10:16 AM

    Got d sms y.day that i won R750,000.00 wit a claim #.it said dat i mst call patrick smith on their landline and pay R1,550.90c 2 be exact d muny 2 b tranfred .d guy has a NIGGERIAN accent. ITS A SCAM,Dont be fooled!!!!!

  • Justin6 11 Feb 2013, 12:23 PM

    I just received an sms from 0792398771: Congratulations your SIM has won R250000 in RICA MOBILE YEARLY PROMO: Ref No.: Npk207. Please contact Miss Ayanda on 0738481280. So i called and she wanted me to buy R110 vodacom airtime and call her with the number... ... So sad...

  • HLODISO 8 Feb 2013, 10:23 AM

    I just received an sms from 0817391917 that i have won 196.000 in rica promotion Refno:019nkp and must call James for my prize. Hee the guy wants me to sms him my banking details jaaa neeh

  • elna3 8 Feb 2013, 09:57 AM

    just receive an sms to say that my number won R250,000 but that i must pay in R1850 in their bank details just to receive my money its the biggest scam ever in live

  • mel9 7 Feb 2013, 10:57 AM

    just recieved an sms from Mr. James telling me that i won R250,000 and a lap top in a rica yeary promotion ref num (143 SA) and told to call Mr. James on 078 624 8513 but the sms came from 081 748 3170... so i called the guy and he asks me for my banking details or mail box address. he cant give me the name of the person in the accounts department and the Managers name is Frank... what is SAPS/crime stop doing about this and where do these people get our numbers????

  • Gladwin 7 Feb 2013, 10:54 AM

    Received sms on 07 feb 2013 at 07:46:37am saying,congratulation'ur mobile NO was randomly selected in RICA PROMO 2013 YOU Have Won R500,000.00.call MOSES ON 0730376439 for Claims With Ticket No:021.so i was less interested cause this happens always since last year.

  • ALI2 7 Feb 2013, 10:39 AM

    just recieved a sms this morniing saying that i have won R200000 from rica. i cant believe that this has been going on for so long and nothing is being done. i know i wanted to believe but my judgement got the better of me.

  • Norman7 7 Feb 2013, 10:26 AM

    This sms has been going around for quite some time now. Is there anything being done about it? The details I can provide are cellphone number received from : 27814721985 Ref no : (NK 72) number to contact : 0734713733 I received this sms at 07:45:42 am on 07-02-2013

  • Kgomotso 7 Feb 2013, 10:18 AM

    Received an sms on 05 feb 2013 at 01:18:36 from 0711210868 saying" RICA PROMOTION! Congratulations your sim have won R850 000.00 FROM RICA PROMOTION WITH (REF NO:SA02), PLS CONTACT NELSON ON 0835681321 FOR ACTIVATION AND CLAIM. I never bothered to call because I know it is a scam

  • Phuti2 6 Feb 2013, 10:05 PM

    I reived an sms this morning from 081 587 1795 to call nelson @ 076 800 9086 and later to call David Jones 074 772 5529 who just told me bull i had to investigate till i ended up here to c how any people are about to drain in this

  • adiel 6 Feb 2013, 07:28 PM

    I got a sms this morning (CONGRATULATIONS!UR MOBILE NUMBER HAS WON YOU(200.000)IN ALL RICA NETWORK 2012/2013 AWARD,REF NO(P286)CONTACT ELISA ON(0769790012)FOR ACTIVATION & CLAIM.) I spoke 2 a man (James Roberts)he can't even speake write. 0764756537. Please reply

  • Ernie3 2 Feb 2013, 12:08 PM

    Received an SMS this morning "You won R950 000 in the Rica Promotion and a laptop. Ref Rick and to call 0782811008. What a load of bull. Surely the service provider should investigate this as it is a scam and someone unbeknown to me has my personal mobile number. This is a dangerous place to be in South Africa! PLEASE COULD THE NETWORK PROVIDERS LOOK INTO THIS AND LET US KNOW WHERE THESE CRIMINALS GET OUR MOBILE NUMBERS FROM?

  • Mariza 1 Feb 2013, 10:08 AM

    Received an SMS this morning saying: "You won R195000 in rica.promo.pin no Nk22. call 0817676658. How can this be stopped?

  • Marilize6 1 Feb 2013, 09:23 AM

    Just received an SMS saying: "Congratulations! Your SIM card has won you (200.000.00) in all RICA network 2012/2013 award ref:no (NPK 1416) Contact on (0724852502) for activation and claim". Sent from 0724885914. This scam only works as long as people are falling for it. Sad but true.

  • Gerry Bloem 31 Jan 2013, 12:56 PM

    Hi i received a call from "Rica Accounts Dept" 021 823 6549 call mr Robert or Florence Dube to receive my prize of R250 000 but i must pay delivery and vat of R1850 to claim my prize. the money will be delivered to my home address by means of a cheque or eft it will cost R2350. i called mr Dell at the rica offices in canal walk in Capetown and he said this was not a scam. please could you verify this for me tks

  • Peter Mdletshe 30 Jan 2013, 01:01 PM

    ID No.7303085608082 I revieve the same message which says congratulation you have won R200 000 from rica promo.They wanted the paymeny of R1850for the corrier and insurance fees, it happened today.The lady is Linda Both from this no. 0793255854. Please help.

  • thabo24 30 Jan 2013, 06:43 AM

    iam thabo frm pta i recieved a massage frm this nmber 0814641721 telling me tht i hv won the minimum of 250 000 nd a laptop i called and they said i must provide a ref no: and i dd and they said i mudy sms my initials and banking details and in few days frm the time they recive that info ill recieve the muney...any 1 wth information my contact me on 0767869737 i really wnt this ppl if they r scams to be arrested

  • BOSCH 28 Jan 2013, 06:58 PM

    got the same message this morning can some one not do something about this surely the person calling is rica and can be traced

  • Cleo2 28 Jan 2013, 12:31 PM

    On Saturday 26 January at 09:36 I received the very same sms received by Tebza. I called the number out of curiosity a answered ,asked for my ref no i gave her, she said i must call back after 5 minutes. I then asked her if she cant call me back, she said i must give her my cell phone numbers, i told her to use the ref no she has to check for my cell numbers, she said if i want the money i should call back.

  • Tebza4 28 Jan 2013, 08:49 AM

    Received an sms on Friday 25 January at 11:07am from 081 753 0904 saying' "South African RICA act has won you R450.000.00 cash from your SIM registration call Mrs. Sharon on 0784723412 for payment ref ricasa33v. 8.30am-5.30pm

  • jolene2 28 Jan 2013, 08:25 AM

    i just got a sms: congratulations your cellphone number has won R350 000 Rico 2013 all networks promo = call mrs samantha to claim your prize

  • Leah4 24 Jan 2013, 03:46 PM

    I received an sms today @ 06:24 says Congradulation your cellphone has won R296.000 & A Lap Top in Rica Company New Year Promotios REF NO (NB47) Call Mr Smith on 072 076 8698 for claim. I called Mr Smith and he requested me to confirm the ref no so i did. He then requested me to provide my banking details so that they can deposit the money into my bank account of which i did provide to them. He said that i should to to the nearest PnP or Shoprite and he mentioned several shops where i should go and purchase Telcom Voucher of R200 and send the number to them and will forward all the information to their finance section for further handling and as soon as they are done they will transfer the money. Brothers and Sister this is a scam please dont fall in this scam.

  • Helen3 22 Jan 2013, 12:48 PM

    I received an sms today Congratulations you have won R210 000 and a laptop in the RICA YEARLY PROMO Ref No SAKPK5 Call Mr Taylor on 072 802 6688

  • klaas4 21 Jan 2013, 03:52 PM

    I received the same sms stating that i've won R250,000, and was also asked to buy R100 airtime,my fellow africans don't fall for this scam, i requested to be e-mailed all the details and they hung up the phone.

  • Emmanuel3 21 Jan 2013, 03:00 PM

    Received a message Congratulations! You have won the sum of R295,000.00 from the RICA promotion. Your ref No: (UK409SA) contact our Rica Agent on 0733529027 for your cash pize. When I called them they asked me the refence number and they told me to call again after 5 mins. When I called back after 5 mins they told me to buy 180rands MTN vocher and send the pin numbbers to activate the prize. Is this real or just a scam

  • Lebo16 18 Jan 2013, 10:00 AM

    your president mugabe does this to you people

  • Lebo16 18 Jan 2013, 09:51 AM

    Mxm this people think we are desperate for money just received the sms now im told to buy R100 artym when i asked if i can be emailed the whole info was told rudely that their job is to call if i doubt i can speak to the seniour mxm the is marco with outside english accent. You guys go pull that stunts at your own people neh we dont have time for bull nxn no wonder does to you he just you aren't people nxn

  • Lorette2 18 Jan 2013, 09:26 AM

    received a sms this morning saying i have won R250 000 in the rica 2013 global promo. they want R1950 before they give me the R250000. i started lauging when the lady told me i just have to pay R1000 and she will pay the other R950. when i recieved the money i can pay her back. do they really think i'm an idiot. if you have won they must just give the money. not asking you to pay for it.

  • Jan de Bruin 17 Jan 2013, 12:22 PM

    Well I also got a sms for R250000,00 and I have to pay in R1950.00 so that the S.A Reserve bank can release the money so that they can deliver it to my home address. Why not take the R2000 and give me the rest of the money? Sorry, I am to wake up for that coffee monsters. Have they no shame?

  • Unknown 17 Jan 2013, 08:47 AM

    This morning I got a sms say congratulatios your sim card has won you R200 000 in all rica network 2012/2013 award ref.npk1416 call 0794799818 for activation + claim. When I call thay said I must bay a R110 mtn and send it to them to activate my claim. Why must I bay airtim and sent it to rica if I am a winner. Is this a scam or is this a real promotion. Please reply to this request. Thank u.

  • bobo 16 Jan 2013, 09:54 PM

    i received an sms this morning 16/01/2013 that my number has won R350 000.00 a ref number and that i must call mr jefferson on 0731499378 to claim my prize. i called and was told to sms my bank details and name,after they receive my details they will give me instructions that i must follow in order for me to get my prize. i have not responded as i did not believe this to be legitimate. Police please stop this people before before some thing bad happens.

  • Sabrena 15 Jan 2013, 02:34 PM

    Hi, just received an sms from 0784602525 to call Felicia and quote ref no..... Message reads "Congratulations you have won R250.000 and a laptop in the yearly Rica promotion. Do these people think we are complete idiots???

  • zaahier 15 Jan 2013, 11:28 AM

    Hi All i think the only use for this site is the fact that others can use it as a ref to confirm the SCAM. but further than that this site is useless because people has been complaining about this for more than a year and nothing i repeat NOTHING has been done about this. i called the number i received and the dude that answered tried sounding like an English speaking person i could not help my self to laugh, i then asked him where are they base he said mumble mumble im like what i after the 10th time i made out that he said Gauteng OH oOH before i forget they told me i won 950 000 almost a million hahahahhaha......i think this scam runs deeper than we think come on people look where our personal information has ended up.

  • Melanie10 15 Jan 2013, 10:37 AM

    ust received sms from 0817475684,promo rica 2013 won R195.000.00 to call Dr Williams 0817792606 to claim prize. Just told him his fortune. How do they get our cellphone numbers. they need to be stopped, surely these numbers can be traced.

  • Melanie10 15 Jan 2013, 10:34 AM

    Just received sms from 0817475684,promo rica 2013 won R195.000.00 to call Dr Williams 0817792606 to claim prize. Just told him his

  • Nadeem3 15 Jan 2013, 10:22 AM

    Just received sms from 076 3442977, Rica 2013 promo and that i have won R350.000, all i have to do buy R110.00 voucher call them up give them my voucher number and they will give me a new reference number that will secure the cash either via transfer or courier delivered cheque ! morons i tell u !!!!!

  • Phillip11 15 Jan 2013, 08:05 AM

    I received a similar message from 072505042. As far as I know, RICA is a government thing and governments TAKE money; they don't dish it out! Can these scamsters not be traced from their cell numbers? Isn't that what the whole Rica thing was about?

  • Edith3 15 Jan 2013, 07:24 AM

    Received congratulations"your cellphone no has won R350.000 from Rica yearly competition:Ref:113c5200 for more info call 081-772-2028@0218392086 i never trusted this, this is pathetic please bear in mind that you will never win a competion and to claim the prize you have to call their no police has to do something about this our families they are going to rip them off

  • riaan11 11 Jan 2013, 02:10 PM

    RICA PROMO! Congratulation, You have won R250,000.00 in the RICA ALL NETWORKS AWARDS 2013. WITH (REF NO RIC16SA), CALL Mr Davis ON 0711542691. FOR CLAIM. Another scam!! What a fake english bold fat ass piece of crap is the Mr Davis trying to put on behind that clear Nigerian voice. SAP should track these numbers because people have to RICA (Thats exactly why we have RICA not so???) Then charge them with fraudulent activities. I have also noted that they target people who are in debt to get your address details and it is a clear indication that they are working for a debt collection company and trying to get all your details by saying they will post a cheque. Who the hell posts cheques??? You want to pay to try and win, you stand a better chance in a casino. Advice - DO NOT GIVE ANY DETAILS OR CONFIRMATION OF ANYTHING.

  • michelle' 11 Jan 2013, 12:02 PM

    just received a sms saying congratulations! your sim has won you 250.000.00 in all rica network 2013 awards with ref. no bla bla bla contact your agent at 076 088 8040 for claim & ativation sent a sms and was called back saying rica bla bla bla my ref no was scand and gave me a option of courier or account i gave my address just to be saved received 2nd sms saying befor your qheque will be couriered to this address bla bla bla mr johannes was the agent for claiming my price he told me to that i have to pay in a amount of 1000.00 for safty resons i told them how do i now this is for real they sent me a certificate via email rica_accountant.dept@live.com they kept on calling me have i got the money ready so i told them i only have 600.00 ready mr johannes phoned back saying it must be by absa to deposit the money acc holder nv. gwaza acc no: 9278158246 contact no 021 824 9057. he contact me via private no after sending bank details somtimes its unkown no. i must call as soon money is paid for me to get my money. the 1000.00 is no option anymore they will go for any amount poor man must think i am realy stupid.

  • TITI 11 Jan 2013, 11:26 AM

    I just received sms: SA RICA act has won you R450.000.00 cash from youe SIM registration call MRS Sharon on 0784723415 for payment ref ricasa33v. 8:30 am - 5:30 Pm. I agree totally with KB, these kind of scams has been going on for too long and they need to be stopped. this is too much, the law must take charge.

  • frankiknuckles 10 Jan 2013, 07:44 AM

    just received same sms, i won R200 000 in this same promo.phone rica agent 171-570-8801

  • KB2 9 Jan 2013, 03:25 PM

    I got the same sms this afternoon its crazy and these people need to be stopped. The same scam has been going on for almost a year now... If you have won a prize you must be contacted not the other way round. We not stupid.

  • Nadia20 9 Jan 2013, 02:50 PM

    A friend received the same sms today, and when she phoned, they told her it is for real, she will have to pay R1,000.00 for insurance and courier fee, as she said she does not have a bank account, and the certificate is valid for 3 years, she must just phone when she has her R1,000.00 ready to send to them. She even told them how does she know if this is for real, and they send her a email, that has a certificate, they say that is her proof, and they even phoned her to confirm if she received it.

  • Joseph14 9 Jan 2013, 11:55 AM

    4Got the sms Jakes, RICASA Congratulations Your MoblieNo was randomly selected in RICA YEARLY Promo.You Have Won R950, 000 Call 0782811008 For Claims With REF/No.R1CK It's amazing how desprate these scammers are? You cannot just somebody that amount of money for nothing, they must get life now.

  • Lungi 9 Jan 2013, 11:33 AM

    Just got the same sms this morning (09 January 2013) congratulating me that I have won R250000 and Laptop on yearly Rica promotion. Requesting me to call 0716140892 to claim the prize. Immediately I checked on the internet, it was a scam. What about people who do not have internet????

  • LOURENS ERASMUS 9 Jan 2013, 11:27 AM

    Also received the message just now 9/01/2013 to contact 078687399 if we need to RICA can no one trace these fraudsters!!!

  • Miss T 9 Jan 2013, 08:55 AM

    Obviously these people have no lives, they so bored that they have to come up with something to occupy themselves. my bf received the sms this morning so i phoned and the guy(that couldn't even speak English properly) asked me if i wanted the money transferred by cheque or into my account, i knew it was a scam so i told him cheque, he asked me to send him my ID number, address and name. The fact that he can't even speak English properly just shows how stupid they are to think that we will fall for it. Pathetic really!!!

  • Chris57 9 Jan 2013, 08:03 AM

    Received SMS today 9 Jan 2013 congratulation - Your number has won R250 000 in RICA PROMO REF NO RIC 624. CALL MRS Botha on 0798307341 for your Claim.

  • Stupid 8 Jan 2013, 01:10 PM

    To all the people that receive these messages. Read it and delete is. YOU CAN NOT WIN WITHOUT ENTERING A COMPETITION. My partner and myself keep on receiving these sms that you phone no has won or Rica promo have won you so much money with a HP Laptop and you must phone 0781521397 something must be done to these people that is givin out our cell no to companies.They keep on changing there cell no. Like i said read it and delete it.

  • Jakes3 5 Jan 2013, 08:12 PM

    Stakes are up now - my winning sms was for R950 000.00 - Tel no to call 0782811008. To good to be true - isn't it - funding of this scam ???

  • Ockert2 3 Jan 2013, 10:55 AM

    Got an sms this morning stating I won R 250 000-00 in a Rica promotion. I sensed it was a scam but phoned them back anyway as requested @ 0734459922. They asked me how I wanted payment: by eft or cheque? I took the safer option and asked for cheque. They asked me to sms my postal adress to the same number. Got an sms later requesting R 1820-00 for insurance costs. Stupid Punks! Nice try. They said I can contact Mrs Maleni or Mr Lee at 0218271671.

  • Refiloe3 3 Jan 2013, 10:55 AM

    Can somebody please do something about this???? I'm so scared because I gave them my residential address and now they phoning me for the R950.00 deposit so they can deliver my R250 000.00 cheque. The "Mr. Bryan" I spoke to was very rude as when I asked him if there's any way I can prove that the competition is real, he said "the question is are you going to make a payment or not, yes or no?" I believed them for a second hence I called them to claim my prize I only became suspicious after I googled them and I came through to this site. What about people who do not have access to internet?

  • Totally disapointed 2 Jan 2013, 09:30 PM

    Got the same sms, claiming we won R280000- When we called, they said we have won R250000-, when I asked for a landline number to confirm this, they said there are technical errors with their telkom lines and all the numbers are mobile numbers, and I must not worry about it as it is a mobile number competition. They wanted our banking details, when I refused, they said they want our postal address etc to send us the cheque. The gentleman I spoke with is "Nelson" amd they are situated at 149 Nelson Mandela Drive, Bloemfontein. The only way I can verify this competition would be to go to their offices. SCAM

  • GumbiGumbi 31 Dec 2012, 09:50 AM

    I got an sms yesterday from 0817523738 asking me to call 0766630291 from 08 to 5 PM to claim my cool R250,000.00. My reference number is said to be NO.S.A.Z.933CP (quite impressive!).

  • judy8 29 Dec 2012, 06:33 PM

    Hi thought I will follow through with buying the airtime of R110 vodacom, phoned them and then they told me to give them the numbers to them. What wiLl it take to stop these people and we must stop Ricaing our phones.

  • Darryl2 28 Dec 2012, 09:44 AM

    Got sms this morning to say CONGRATULATIONS YOUR SIM CARD HAS WON YOU R200000.00 IN ALL RICA NETWORK 2011/2012 AWARD ref ( NP114NK) CONTACT ON 0729887377 FOR ACTIVATION & CLAIM From number 0790834325. 28/12/2012 What a joke no one wins like that its a total F#%&ing scam . This crime is the same as rape they raping the innocent people of their hard earned money they must be stopped caught and locked away for 20 years and more , cut their fingers off so they cant work a phone (lol) . There must be someone on the inside giving out our info to these moegoes. Not much hope in stopping crime in this country if a scam like this can go on so long and the people can not be caught . TEL YOU WHAT IF I START A SMS LIKE SAY YOU WON R2000.00 CALL ME AND PAY A RELEAS FEE OF R 150.00 INTO THIS ACCOUNT AND YOU CAN GET YOUR WINNINGS I WILL HAVE RICA ,POLICE AT MY FRONT DOOR BY TOMORROW MORNING . We not safe from crime anywhere to much top brass involved to stop it .

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  • Shane13 20 Dec 2012, 09:59 AM

    Who in there right will give you any cash of this magnitude via sms? If you want something for free call me and I will give you a hug, I don't even need airtime for that. How the hell is it possable for them to get sim cards anyway without having it RICA'd? I think we need to investigate the dealerships and outlets and have a system put in place for the outlets to rica their batch of sims and phones of which they wish to sell. We need to focus on the cause and not the problem, lets not cry and report crime the whole time but lets do something about it. There must be some kind of law or inforcement that can help us. So if anyone can assist in this please contact me on 0790691015, this number is legit and not for chancers. Someone is on the inside and we will find you, this message is from a LOYAL RICA SUPPORTER!!!!!! DONT MESS WITH MY RICA!!!!

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  • Liezel3 19 Dec 2012, 06:48 AM

    RICA SA 2012 kompetisie lyn wil vir U geluk wens U sel nommer was gekies as 'n wen nommer REF RCA385C Prys R250.000 kontak Magriet van der Merwe 0818585110

  • Geraldean 18 Dec 2012, 10:42 AM

    I received an sms this morning, stating i have won R145,000,00 with RICAyearly promotion. My Reff no wwKP. Call 0790113289 to claim. This i got this morning, now my qeustion is, why is it that these ppl are still hard at work scaming ppl and nothing has been done? its pathetic! Where do they get our details from? its scary to think you rica your phone as required by GOVERNMENT,being a good citizen, cause if you dont, you get penalised,yet some IDIOT can get hold of my private information and invade my privacy by wanting to scam me out of my money. Not everyone will follow up and make sure that this is legal like we did. So these ppl are making mega bucks. Especially ppl that have nothing will fall for this trap big time..........Sad to think that its been running for more than a year nowand nothing is done! terrible!

  • Erich Jordaan 18 Dec 2012, 09:39 AM

    Your Mobile Number has Won R250 000.00 in the RICA 2012 ALL NETWORK PROMO, ref No:RIC 00200Kp. Call Mrs Rose Mbuli on (0218270835) for your activation and claim

  • Dinga 18 Dec 2012, 08:47 AM

    Our people are still having problems with these scams, and if these sms get into a weak mind these guys will get away with crime.Please if it's possible to add these sort of crimes in the adverts of any service provider, maybe at the end of an advert they need to state and warn people about this sort of fraud.

  • mike49 15 Dec 2012, 01:31 PM

    Why has no one done anything about this up to now? The problem is actually with our crime system that's weak!

  • Unknown 14 Dec 2012, 08:24 AM

    Mis Natasha sent an sms to my poor mother. Rica promo 2012 winner of R250 000 with a reference. Lucky one has access to internet and i checked it out. I phoned her back and told her its people lik her that make our country bitter and twisted. How ruthless!!!!

  • Natalie18 12 Dec 2012, 10:23 AM

    JEESH I cant believe this Promo (scam) has been running for so long and I only get told about my R250 000 prize money NOW!! :) First thought i won R250 airtime from my network. Then I read it again and my heart skipped a beat. Thought it was real for a second when I saw the words All Network RICA Promo! But then when i saw it came from one cell number telling me to call another cell number, I knew it was BS. Mr "Report a Crime" here's a nice task for you while your on the beach this holiday, Send all this info to RICA and ask them to go check their system for these unregistered numbers and ask them how they plan to control this problem?? First prize would be to stop selling SIM cards for 99c at the till points. Idiots.

  • Joseph13 11 Dec 2012, 10:50 PM

    Sir, Someone in Rica is forwarding our contact details to these scams, something must be done to catch this culprit that's passing information. now you say I must give you my email address (it not be published,I trust Rica with my details.I got this sms on 10December from 0820637476,and was asked to contact 0722036187.to activate my ref.

  • coreen 11 Dec 2012, 01:29 PM

    Ek het hierdie sms gekry sien daar is nog so een. RICA SA 2012 KOMPETISIE LYN WIL VIR U GELUKWENS U SEL NOMMER WAS GEKIES AS N' WEN NOMMER, REF RCA385C PRYS R250.000 KONTAK MAGRIET VAN DER MERWE 0818942322

  • isra 11 Dec 2012, 01:12 PM

    I have received the same sms with the amount of R195.000 sent from 0817409862. to mrs cartine on 0730061359. please let us know what to do . where did they get my number.?//?

  • Errol7 11 Dec 2012, 12:55 PM

    received a sms last night @ 23h13 : your mobile no has won R250,000.00 in the RICA 2012 ALL NETWORKS PROMO, Ref no: RIC6241SA. Call Alfred or Portia on 0810039906 for your activation & claim. WHERE THE HELL DO "THEY GET MY CELL NUMBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jacques44 11 Dec 2012, 11:38 AM

    recieved simular sms, R 195.000 and a laptop. Phoned and was asked for my personal details. What is this world coming to

  • C Roodt 7 Dec 2012, 04:24 PM

    Received msge RICASA Congratulations! Your mobile No was randomly selected in RICA END OF YEAR PROMO You have won R950,000 Call 0784829161 For Claims With Ticket/No: R7CK: WHAT DOES THIS MEAN???????????

  • Dee8 6 Dec 2012, 02:11 PM

    I received this message: RICA SA 12012 KOMPETISIE LYN WIL VIR U GELUKWENS US SEL NOMMER WAS GEKIES AS N WEN NIMMER. PRYS R250 000.... This woman's name is Magriet van der Merwe and her number is 0712259961. Please feel free to phone her (in the mornings) and yell abuse and profanities at her. It won't stop these thieving scheming bastards - but it does make you feel better. And it slows them down when their lines are tied up with abusive calls and SMS messages.

  • EDRIES 5 Dec 2012, 07:22 PM

    a sms today rica promo today can some one put a stop to this scam or are the department involve

  • Danny Hiralal 4 Dec 2012, 09:55 AM

    Received sms saying CINCRAGULATIONS YOUR CELLFONE NUM has won R250 000 on THE RICA yearly promotion. Ref.NUM SA ZA99 Call CLAIM@ 0719365159 for UR PRIZE.THANK U

  • Carmen Joubert 3 Dec 2012, 09:33 AM

    Received sms saying you have won R200 000 in RICA network2011/2012annual draw. Ref .nr .NPK 1416 contact 0724852502 for activation and claim.

  • A. Immelman 3 Dec 2012, 07:01 AM

    Received an sms from: Magriet van der Merwe contact number : 071-226-0339 RICA SA 2012 KOMPETISIE LYN WIL VIR U GELUKWENS U SEL NOMMER WAS GEKIES AS N' WEN NOMMER, REF RCA385C PRYS R250.000 KONTAK MAGRIET VAN DER MERWE 0712260339

  • Marilyn Barrie 30 Nov 2012, 07:51 AM

    Received sms from 081 247 1593 saying congrats you have won R145 000.00 from Rica yearly promo, your Ref No is 055kp. Call 0718473102 for the activation of your ref no & claim. THESE SCAMSTERS MAKE ME S I C K HOW STUPID DO THEY THINK WE ARE. THEY NEED TO GET A LIFE AND START WORKING AN HONEST DAY FOR AN HONEST DAYS PAY AND STOP TRYING TO ROB THOSE OF US WHO DO WORK....I HOPE THEY GET CAUGHT AND GET WHAT IS COMING TO THEM...

  • shareen3 28 Nov 2012, 12:09 PM

    I received a sms from 0737840102 "Congratulation!! Your mobile NUMBER. has won you R195,000 in rica promo.with ticket no.Z166p.For claims call judith OR MR MARK on 0737840102, to activate your ticket" Then a sms from 0788122771 to say "Go to ur email on spam" I received an email from them with attachment of an Award winning Certificate with the following details on it: My name on the certificate Passort/Id No: N/A (Look at the spelling of passort they spelled it incorrectly.) Country: South Africa Have been awarded: ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY FIVE THOUSAND RANDS Ref No: Z166P Winning No: RSAPAY03008 Date of Issue: 28 Nov 2012 File No: RSA/RICA8734786 Signed by Mr. Van Der Mawe Dir.Gen.SALB (this certificate is certified and sealed by the South African Rica lottery award director) There is a bar code on it with the following number CRTNO.009/QHX6912ZA I received a missed call from 0812077567

  • Jenna3 27 Nov 2012, 03:53 PM

    I really would like to know wether this is a really reallllllly scam or what???????? Geezzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • Liezel2 27 Nov 2012, 12:13 PM

    I received the following sms from 0814295377: "RICASA:.) Congratulations!! Your Mobile NO was Randomly Selected in RICA Yearly PROMO You have Won R250,000 Call 0784829161. for CLAIMS With Ticket/No:R7CK:"

  • Motso lyle 27 Nov 2012, 12:04 PM

    i received an sms from 0728841318 saying i have won R250 000.00 from Rica yearly promotion your ref:no(010 np)please conract to 0733128740 for your claim R.V.P. activation

  • sherika harideo 27 Nov 2012, 08:23 AM

    just received sms. you won R171000.00 in Rica Yearly promotion. call MR Kelvin on 0787701528 for claim is this a scam?

  • Patricia 6 26 Nov 2012, 03:26 PM

    Just received sms. You have won R250 000 and laptop. Contact Nelson 0716450892 or 0813321362. Is this a scam? He wants me to buy a R200 telkom voucher and send him the pin to activate my ref no. SA012

  • Pieter24 26 Nov 2012, 02:20 PM

    If Piet Beyleveld could catch Donovan Moodley with the help of cellphone records, why can these scumbags, preying on gullible people, not be apprehended?

  • filipe 23 Nov 2012, 10:09 AM

    Those guys are so unfare i only got offered money but no laptop eish so unfare

  • Kevin13 22 Nov 2012, 11:37 PM

    Just received one in afrikaans and have been requested to contact Magriet van der Merwe on 0818199797 to claim a R250 000.00 prize. The police are really not doing their job. The joke is RICA was introduced so that cellphone users can be located, LOL

  • estha 22 Nov 2012, 02:33 AM

    I also received an sms" Your Mobile Number has Won R250,000.00 in the RICA 2012 ALL NETWORKS PROMO,Ref No:RIC 00200Kp.Call MRS ROSE MBULI on (0218270835) for your activation & claim. Please RICA must do something about this people! Don't know how they having access to our numbers? Is not helping do somethiiiiiiing plz

  • Belinda3 21 Nov 2012, 08:50 AM

    RICA! Congratulations, your phone number has won 200, 00rands in RICA!PROMOTIONS with ref no: R0227, pls call MS Dineo to recieve your winnings. I called her with a telkom line, when she said hi, i asked her, are you not tired of doing fraud? she said Kha undiyeke tu(leave me alone) and dropped the line.

  • Riesie 20 Nov 2012, 12:58 PM

    I received the sms twice, and I called them both times, knowing it was a scam. So they told me to buy R200 Telkom airtime and call back , I then told them to pay me my winnings and I will then buy the airtime out of my winnings, cause Im BROKE, hence the winnings is a dream come true... The phone was dropped in my ear, so I call back, and I say why do you drop the phone , and she drops it again , I called back and the phone went to voice mail... LOL... Ppl need to stop being gullable out there, you cannot win anything and have to pay first to get your price, same like you dont have to pay to get a job, if they need you to pay for the training , surely they can deduct that from you salary?

  • dah 20 Nov 2012, 09:30 AM

    I received an sms this morning saying i have won R195.000 and a lapton in the rica yearly promo with ref no. NK2p i have called the lady and she wants my name and address were they can deliver

  • Monchu 20 Nov 2012, 08:44 AM

    Congratulations! You have won the sum of R250,000.00 from the RICA promotion. your ref No: (A601KP) contact our Rica Agent on 0794342381 for your cash prize: Pls Pls be extremely careful. I then called the no spoke to Melinda and she so nice. What I told her was that am not going to send nothing pls dear good bye.

  • Laura 9 19 Nov 2012, 01:42 PM

    Het ook laasnag so n boodskap gekry. R 345,000 en n laptop. Bel mnr morgan 0740738202. Glo is hy die rica agent en ek moet my bankbesonderhede en Naam en Id no. stuur. Haha seker lekker mal.

  • kegan 19 Nov 2012, 11:56 AM

    Please can someone stop these guys,.....I have 3 numbers, and I have received this message on all 3 at some time or another this year,....today is the latest.

  • maree3 19 Nov 2012, 10:54 AM

    This scam is still going - will the police not do anything about this ? Just received " CONGRATULATIONS! Your Mobile number has won R200000 From Rica Promotion held in 2012. Ref 345-SSP. For your claim call Mrs Amada ON .0785630544." Jimmy answered and ensured me it is valid. Said i will call back .Now on voice mail !!!! Never use your cell / mobile to phone them. Just for kicks phone from your land line - it really pisses them off!!! If RICA was introdused to trace us innocent people why can they not trace the criminals? RICA is a load of crab.

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  • E 16 Nov 2012, 01:24 PM

    Received the following sms on 15. Nov. 2012 in capitals and with the mistakes: CONGRATULATIO. YOUR MOBILE NUMBER HAS WON U R200,000,IN RICA 2012ALL NETWORKS PROMO,REF NO:RIC310SA.CALL UR AGENT ON 0799671290,FOR YOUR CLAIM. Sender: 0797127502. Luckily I logged onto this site and saw all the comments. This has to be stopped!!! Easy (?) job for those who help the police with computers involved in worse crime cases.

  • Elizabeth12 16 Nov 2012, 10:01 AM

    I recieved an sms in the early hours around 06:17, 16 November 2012 saying that" Your cell phone number has won the sum of R250,000.00 from RICA ALL NETWORK PROMO.Ref Num: SA101231. Contact Help Line on 0846229598 for activation and claim. Please RICA department speak with the intelligence department to investigate this kind of nonsense.The reason for ricing our cell phones was to minimize misuse of cell phones and corruption done on cell phones.

  • Hennie19 16 Nov 2012, 09:14 AM

    Selfde boodskap as Bianca, net van 0823437931 om 01:51 gekry

  • Pat2 16 Nov 2012, 08:57 AM

    Wow, to think that i called her. RICA SA 2012 kompetisie blah blha kontak Magriet van der merwe?? oh she said i must not tell for my own safety until money is in my bank account. Maybe the public protector can stop this, just maybe.

  • bianca3 15 Nov 2012, 11:49 PM

    boodskap 23:08 van 0823437931 bla bla bla kontak Magriet vd Merwe 0818199797. Kan Nigerians afrikaans praat? selfde as al die voriges van 19 Maart tot vanaand. 8 Maande later en die scam gaan nog altyd aan! SWAK. wie kan dit stop?

  • Nonto2 15 Nov 2012, 10:24 AM

    I reacived a sms this morning from 0817551411 saying "Congratulation! You cell no has won the sum of R250,000 in RICA YEARLY PROMO 2012 With ref no R104. for help contact Mr.Benson on 0730234194 For price claim. please people help to fight these scams.

  • Shasha 15 Nov 2012, 10:10 AM

    I received a sms this morning from 0817508687,you have been awarded one on these awesome prizes,cash/an LCD tv on the RICA ongoing Award DRAW, ref no.RIC2012.call Kuli Zulu on 081777732502 now to claim,called her said congrats you have won R120 000 on Nokia Samsung-asked for banking details or postal address and sms back to her call after I have send them,I thought that was easy went to google to search to Network promotions and hey what do you Know ongoing scams it seems.

  • JAMES18 15 Nov 2012, 08:10 AM

    Received an afrikaans sms at 23h31 on 14 November 2012 from 0823106093 reading RICA SA 2012 KOMPETISIE LYN WIL VIR U GELUKWENS U SEL NOMMER WAS GEKIES AS N'WEN NOMMER REF RCA385C PRYS R250.000 KONTAK MAGRIET VAN DER MERWE 0712581278 I phoned the lady and was hung up whole talking Wow What a treat

  • Tshoarelo 13 Nov 2012, 12:45 PM

    Received an sms from 0712983135, Rica Promo! Congratulation, you have won R250 000.00 in the RICA ALL NETWORKS AWARDS 2012.WITH (REF NO RIC16SA), CALL MIS NATASHA ON 0725975013. FOR CLAIM.

  • Riaan26 13 Nov 2012, 09:23 AM

    Received from cel no 0812451250 Congratulation Your mobile no has won R195.000 and a laptop in RICA Yearly promotion. Ref No(Y22RL) call Ms.Rose on 0736796352 to claim your prize Wonder why Rica was ever introduced. So the criminals can have more freedom to scam the poor Innocent people.

  • Johan34 13 Nov 2012, 08:32 AM

    I have just received the same sms, contact no. 0712351293 to claim your R350 000 cash from Rica 2012 Award. Promo ref no. RIC07012ZA

  • Ashnodine 12 Nov 2012, 11:23 AM

    I got an sms this morning saying Congratulations!!! You won R250.000,00 and a laptop in Rica promotion your refs Number is (RL23)For claim contact mr Benson on 0812639613. These people think we idiots, a legitimate competition is well broad casted all over Tv and in newspapers. They should find another way to get money out of us, open a shop with low quality goods at high prices n I'll fall for your scams but u not fooling me! Get a life n stop screwing up ours (fed up)

  • Abigail5 12 Nov 2012, 08:53 AM

    I have just received a message saying that i won R250000 & a Laptop. Message said to call Irene on 0844784815. I know that it was a scam, but i just wanted to see what they said... called and it was a black lady, who asked for reference, so i gave her.Then she says call back .... But guess what her phone was on voice mail.... Big shocker there... These ppl need to be reported and need to be stopped... Wonder where they get our info from.

  • Naz Firfirey 9 Nov 2012, 12:19 PM

    Received SMS Congratulations! You cellphone no has won R150 000.00 cash from 'RICA' promo. Ref no :( RSAIP. Call Mr Frank on (0746396418 or 0710602715) for claim activation. These people should be tracked and brought to justice.

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  • Isabel Engelbrecht 7 Nov 2012, 09:09 AM

    Same story......what is the use of Rica if this can keep going on and on.... Rica was established to prevent this kind of thing happening.......or is Rica just another job creating gravy train for some people.........

  • Auben Swarts 6 Nov 2012, 11:55 AM

    Just recheived an sms sayng I hve won R195000 with ticket number Z166p to claim I should call Judith or MR Mark how true is this I'm tempted

  • Jan Schutte 5 Nov 2012, 04:54 PM

    Received a mail: Cogratulations!!Your mobile numberhas won you R195000 in rica promo.with ticket no.Z166p. For claims call judith or Mr Mark on 0710178647 to activate ur ticket. I phoned them and Mark told me I must sms my name and adress to him.Afterwards I received a message reading :I have received your details, so you must buyvodacom airtimeof 110,it is used for the acyivation of your ticket as soon as u buy it don't recharge it in your fone cal us with serial and pin for activation.Can this be true?

  • Desmonia 5 Nov 2012, 03:30 PM

    I also recieved a sms that stated: Congratulations! Your Rica Sim Has Won U R250 000.00. In The Rica Yearly Promo: Your Ref No: 004KP, Call Your Claim Agent Mr Henry on 073 166 7027 For Ur Payment.

  • Mosito2 4 Nov 2012, 03:40 PM

    I received this sms a few minutes ago. What amazes me is that all these scams are conducted by a specific group of people(Nigerians) who happen to be enjoying the most protection from our constitution over rightful citizens. By the way we are not allowed to name a population group that robs poor south africans of their hard earned cash. The only reason why they turn south africa into their play ground is because our constitution allows it. Its a pitty that even good faithed Nigerians are tainted by the image of their country men

  • STEVEN7 2 Nov 2012, 10:16 PM

    I also recieved such SMS telling me my mobile number has been selected in the Rica yearly promotion I must contact Mis Nathasha Dube for claim.I call her then she said to me I must deposit the amount of R950 so that they will deliver my chegue I thuoght to myself this is a scam

  • Savera 2 Nov 2012, 01:56 PM

    I received an sms saying i won R195000 in a Rica promotion. Call Rose to claim your prize. I call 0812553478 as for Rose a nigerian lady answers tells me to call back in 5 minutes to verify my pin NK22. i call back she tells me to buy a R200 telkom card and call her back to activate the pin, then asks how do i want the cash, a chq delivered or in my bank account. i start questioning her how does buying a telkom card have anything to do with Rica and she gets feisty and cannot answer any question and slams the phone down. Really now, how is it that there are 196 coments for the same thing reported here and no one has caught these crooks. i thought the reason we are doing Rica is so that every cell number has a street address. Wake up SAPS. This is what our government is letting into this country and we give them rights for everything. Sick and tired of these scammers, looks like we citizens have to take the law into our own hands if we have to clean S A out.

  • tseki j tsolo 2 Nov 2012, 12:48 PM

    i received the sms from rica saying congratulations!your cell no has been rewarded R150,000.00 from rica promotion.ref no R13SP and to claim prize must i call claim center on 0767744374.so i do not know whether is true or not please verify this,as there is lot of scams.

  • Mara3 2 Nov 2012, 05:29 AM

    I recieved this sms. Congratulation you have been selected on the RICA yearly promotion you won R250,000.00 and a blackberry cellphone Ref. no RX0016. Call Yusuf Bello on 0797356947 to activate your ref. num and claim your prize 8am-5pm. Hou can I know it is a crime or true?

  • Jean5 1 Nov 2012, 06:58 PM

    On the afternoon of 30th October 2012 I sign up for a 24 month internet connection with Vodacom. By 1st November 2012. I open my mail box and there it is. Congratulations you have won R250,000 and a Laptop. Ref No (SA 333) for claim call Frank on 0731089044. This is the first time I have ever received something like this. I gave all my information to Vodacom, so can only conclude that it must be someone working at Vodacom. I would like to take this further. Any suggestions?

  • Cayley 1 Nov 2012, 01:37 PM

    same thing, with the number 072 957 5253. Told me my ticket claim is R2CK and I must call between 8 and 5 but it came from the number 079 320 3301.

  • Graham7 1 Nov 2012, 09:39 AM

    I received a sms Congratulated me in winning R250.000.00 in there so called yearly promo and to call 078 482 9161 dated 01/11/2012

  • Val 1 Nov 2012, 08:14 AM

    Received from 0817374048 Congratulations you have won R95,000 and a laptop in the Rica yearly Promotion your Ref NO (SA 012) for claim call 0789-998696.

  • Rafco 30 Oct 2012, 10:14 AM

    i received an sms from a mrs Sharon 0817941686 saying that i won R450 000.00. when i called to verify the sms she said i must call back in two minutes so that she can verify the ref number. i called back and she said that she will be mailing me a cheque, i does one go about reporting this as i read all the other messages with the same problem and nothing has been done to this day.

  • mawetho 26 Oct 2012, 12:26 PM

    i recerve an sms from mr.mark and her collegue ms.jidith that say i have won 19500.000 and i must send them R180.00 airtime and send pin and reference number and my details of bank and their contact are 0737840102 and their pinZ166p.my numbers are 0736967924 thank you

  • Carlauz 26 Oct 2012, 10:03 AM

    My stepfather got a message from Rica that he won R195 000 and a laptop on the yearly Rica Promotion and he must phone Mr Evon on the number 0784925845 but they want R50 to be emailled them. Why do we have to Rica our Simcards if the Saps can trace this fraudsters and put a stop to this.

  • Eurika 26 Oct 2012, 09:23 AM

    Same story 26/10/12

  • winestone 26 Oct 2012, 06:39 AM

    Got the same thing this morning!

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  • Mrs Epstein 23 Oct 2012, 01:08 PM

    Congratulations!, you've won R250 000.00!!! Monica tel: 079 96212 81, do you realy think we are all stupid!, and then you still give your headoffice number!! ha, ha, Mister Lagos, you better get out of our country, we don't need you around, tel: 021-8381855. Why can our authorities NOT get rid of them?????

  • Daniela 23 Oct 2012, 11:12 AM

    This Morning I received the same sms which said that I won R250 000 & must call a Mr Phillip when I phond ths guy he sounded so unclear I didnt understood half the words he spoke.He also asked me how do I wanna recieve my payment through bank or per cheque.Why isnt this people stoped yet if this is scams why is it stil continueing for so long now?

  • Mucha 23 Oct 2012, 09:01 AM

    This morning i received an sms saying your mobile number has won R250, 000.00 in the Rica 2012 All networks Promo, call ms Nosipho on 0767480367 for activation and claim. Please someone do something about this because i called this lady and she said i must give her my bank account or address when i called again to verify this the lady now had a different accent and bt insisted shes still Nosipho, i smelt a rat here bt i had told half my family about winning this large amount of money. If its a scam sis man something must be done to stop this

  • Grant 23 Oct 2012, 08:27 AM

    My son received the following sms: Your mobile number has won R250 000.00 in the Rica 2012 All networks promotion. Ref Number: Ric00200kp. Call Mrs Rose Mbuli on 0720377421 for your activation and claim. Luckily for me I logged onto the site and saw all the comments. We are not even going to bother to call this number.

  • Hettie 22 Oct 2012, 02:58 PM

    Got exactly(ref as well) the same sms as Christine

  • Chris17 22 Oct 2012, 10:00 AM

    Received an sms thats obviously a scam from the number 0817513830 that reads: South African RICA act has won you R450.000.00 cash from your last airtime recharged call Mrs. Sharon on 0817941686 for payment ref sa33v 8.30am-5.30pm

  • Bonita4 22 Oct 2012, 09:07 AM

    Your Mobile Number has Won R250,000.00 in RICA 2012 ALL NETWORKS PROMO, Ref No:RIC144SA. Call Mr Philip on 0835067157 for your activation & claim.

  • eileen 19 Oct 2012, 02:50 PM

    also received one with contact no:0817722028 and ref:111D48KP

  • chantelle7 19 Oct 2012, 08:25 AM

    Received same sms. contant Rose Mbuli on 083 037 7421

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  • Tania17 16 Oct 2012, 08:20 AM

    Received an sms at 04:11 this morning saying Congratulations!! you have won R450.000 in 2012 Rica Award Promo, Ref no RA######. Instructed to call Anderson at 0799011177, when I tried to call the person keeps on hanging up or putting me on hold.

  • Vinny Daweti 14 Oct 2012, 11:37 PM

    lol at least u guys are "winning" big bucks... me - I "won" R500.00... lol! these people hey!!!!! They really need to be stopped as in yesterday. be aware the number is 083 974 8005 for tom/lebo! Bayanya nyhan aba!!!

  • Tshidi6 13 Oct 2012, 09:20 AM

    I receivd an sms sayin congratulatns ur mobile no hs won 195.000 and a laptop in da Rica yearly promo,wt a ref no,u must cal mrs pamella for claim.i cald her the she asked if i want my money by cheque or bank to bank,i said by bank,then i got another sms saying i shud cal Mr john,he told me to buy R110 vodacom airtym,NXA i hanged up.

  • rabu 12 Oct 2012, 11:47 AM

    i received a msg saying that i hv won R195 000 n nokia cell fne.dy want me to sent 110 vodacom voucher to activate the fone.dy also wanted id number.which i gave.ididnt sent airtym bt i nw nw worid that dy have my id num

  • Sandra2 12 Oct 2012, 09:40 AM

    Beware these guys are so arrogant on the phone. I am totally disgusted at the fact that they have my details...How could this happen if our information is confidential. These people need to be locked up and our service providers need to safe guard our information. i have reported this to our police station as these guys have my address.

  • Sandra2 12 Oct 2012, 09:10 AM

    i received an sms which was similar to the above. a cell number was given to me 0729837752, he claimed to be Johnathan and requested that i given him my reference number, which i did. He confirmed my winnings and asked if i want it to be paid electronically or by cheque. when i asked for a land line he gave me this number - 021 8393142 and a lady by the name of Zizo and then when i called back her name is Lorato and thereafter it was Linda Botha. When i called the cell number a person by the name of John answered. when i asked to speak to some one else they are the only 2 that answer.

  • Damien 12 Oct 2012, 08:44 AM

    Received a sms: YOU HAVE WON R250 000 AND A LAPTOP IN RICA YEARLY PROMOTION. YOUR REF NO SA333 FOR CLAIM CALL FRANK ON 0731089044 . Thanks Frank from Nigeria hahahahah!!

  • Fritz2 10 Oct 2012, 11:29 AM

    I received a message: CONGRATULATION UR MOBILE NUMBER HAS WON R150 000 IN THE RICA 2012 ALL NETWORKS PROMO, REF NO............ CALL WALTERS ON 072154966 FOR UR ACTIVATION & CLAIM. This is nonsence!!!!

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  • Wanda2 8 Oct 2012, 05:29 PM

    Just received msg to my laptop that is on contract, not linked to my cellphone:Congrat,Your cell no have won you the sum of R500,000.00 in RICA Promo.PIN:UK101.Call Mr.Smith on Tel:0745760642/Fax:0862630935 for cash payment.Ts&Cs apply. This is the same as telemarketers getting your number from a database.Who gives anyone that I have not given my number to the right to contact me. When signing up for a contract, I was not asked to be spammed whether it be from a furniture company or scam artists, yet somehow, somewhere, my contact details are accessible to them, if anyone can answer where "they" get our details from and who gave it to "them", you will be my hero!

  • Username4324 8 Oct 2012, 12:36 PM

    Receive an sms stating: congratulations,your mobile number has won the sum of 250.000,00 in rica promotion ref no...... Contact rica agent at 0711233668 to claim yo prizes in cash. When called, i was told to call again after five minutes and next a nigerian asset english asked my name. I after giving my name i asked his and he hang-up

  • Sthembiso Mbanjwa 8 Oct 2012, 09:31 AM

    Received an sms stating that.....Congratulation your cell number has won R150,000.00 @ the Rica 2012 Award Draw, and to call claim center at 0725203156. The ref number was also given

  • Bobby2 4 Oct 2012, 10:11 PM

    Just received the following ... RICA! Congratulations, your phone number has won 200,000rands in RICA PROMOTIONS with ref R0227, pls call Mr Paul Greene on 0110711924 to receive your winnings. Must surely be a scam

  • Chado 2 Oct 2012, 01:17 PM

    I received the same sms asking me to contact Mr. Ken (072227759) to claim my prize. Needless to say, it was all bullsh!t. I asked for the money in cash and to be delivered to me in a bag, and he was like "Sure, just come to our HO in CPT." Like i would ever.So i gave him a piece of my mind. So, Mr Ken, sorry if i messed up your day, I was just returning the favour.

  • Karin10 29 Sep 2012, 10:04 AM

    Received 2 x sms advising me that I had won R195000 in Rica Promo Pin NK22 and to call 0710104546 and 0812554378 respectively to claim. The cell numbers the sms came from were 2 different ones: 0813272360 and 0813267736

  • Rica Office 25 Sep 2012, 12:34 PM

    Regards to the issue of Rica scam, Rica promotion is real, is not open for everybody the promotion is been done by the Rica co-operations under the directive of the south Africa government. You have to follow due process in claiming you wins from Rica promotion. You will know if is a scam if our official landlines is not giving to you.

  • noma. 25 Sep 2012, 08:33 AM

    This people that do scams like this when are you going to do some thing about them. this morning this morning this message comes through saying my number has won R50,000,00 and i have to call Mr SMITH on 074 576 0642 and the pin no.UK 101.SOMETHING MUST BE DONE WITH THIS PEOPLE. YOURS SUBCRIBER.

  • mhuntuza 22 Sep 2012, 01:09 PM

    Just received same sms then called ths Mr Willim wth half asleep voice and He asked me to buy R110 voda atyme which I did but when asked for R2750 for bank clearance I refused ths Susan lady with Indian accent was so eager for me to pay immediately,saying She was already in the bank,whch I could hear in the background ws very quiet as if in a closed rm or somethn.I am worried about my details.this is a dangerous scam ppl.Do not respond to smsses like those

  • Sasha2 21 Sep 2012, 04:24 PM

    Message said: YOur mobile number has won R250,000.00 in RICA 2012 ALL NETWORKS PROMO, Ref No: RIC....something something something. Call Mr Philip on 0835067157 for your activation and claim. I phoned and was told after wasting 30 odd rand airtime that to activate it i must buy R110 vodacom airtime and not loadit but send him the pin along with my reference number for it to be activated and the money will then be transfered today. They must SERIOULSY be caught and an end must be put to this!!!

  • gcogco 21 Sep 2012, 10:10 AM

    Received the same message this morning Have won R250000 ref93RP contact out agent on 0729837752. I phoned this person called John and he claimed they are situated in Paarl and the number is 021 8393142 shop 128 opp shoprite Johnson street. just to find out there no such street in Paarl. he asked that i sms mybank details so they can deposit the prize in 7h00. when I call back the number they got so irritated

  • Steve21 21 Sep 2012, 07:11 AM

    Your mobile Number has Won R250,000.00 in RICA 2012 ALL NETWORKS PROMO, Ref No: RIC144SA. Call Mr Phillip on 0835067157 for your activation & claim What a load of nonsensical crap

  • Robert 19 Sep 2012, 08:50 AM

    Recieved the same message this morning: "CALL JOHN ON (0710645446)" This is now getting ridiculous. Look ate the number of reported incidents and wonde why nothing is being done about this.

  • Elias7 18 Sep 2012, 11:09 AM

    Recieved the same message as E.Rossmann from a guy with a Nigerian accent.I asked for his physical address but the spelling WAS...@##$t.BLOOMFONTINE,BILDING ,NALSON MANDELA.

  • E.Rossmann 18 Sep 2012, 10:14 AM

    I have received the following sms today: 'Congratulation! Your mobile no has won R195.000 and a laptop in RICA Yearly promotion. Ref No(Y22RL) call Ms.Rose on 0736796352 to claim your prize' Really now? Surely someone must stop these people, this is getting really out of control now...

  • william 4 17 Sep 2012, 01:55 PM

    received this funny sms. how the hell did this people get our cell numbers. come on RICA, you killing us here. now some idiots are using oru cell numbers to scam us. please do something.

  • MANIE5 13 Sep 2012, 03:54 PM

    recieved same SMS RICA PROMO! Congratulatios, You have won R550,000.00 in the RICA ALL NETWORKS AWARDS . WITH (REF NO RICSA), CALL Mis NATASHA NO 0725975013. FOR CLAIM. this is bull man.

  • Unknown 13 Sep 2012, 09:00 AM

    Congratulation!! your cell No. have won you R120.000 in the year Rica promo award, your Ticket no, (YPQ7K) Contact Mr John On 0834037691 for claims. Why has police done nothing to protect our cellphone numbers. RICA is the worst thing that ever happened. This opened doors for scam artists to do their work. Either RIcA is stopped or our cellphone numbers must be protected.

  • Alverdine 12 Sep 2012, 10:18 AM