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Rica yearly promo
Report ID: 2128
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: KwaZulu/Natal
City/Town: Pietermaritzburg
Suburb: Mkondeni
Address: 0761084838
Crime Date/Time: 06 April 2012, 9:00AM
Reported Date: 06 April 2012
Related Link: N/A
The Incident

Receive sms from this number wich reads as follows : "congatulations you have won R175,000 and laptop in the Rica yearly romo. your ref no(YYK7) call Richard L. on 0789107747".

I've called Richard L (who said he is from Limpompo province ) today and he requested me to sms the following (name, adress and unsed R110.00 vodacom airtime). Airtime will be used to activate my price. 


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425 Comments for: Rica yearly promo

Comment by: SANET DEYSEL
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receive a sms "RICA! CONGRATULATIONS, YOUR PHONE NUMBER HAS WON 2000.000 RANDS IN RICA PROMOTIONS WITH REF R0277, PLS CALL MR PAUL GREENE ON 0710477315 TO RECIEVE YOUR WINNINGS"

Date: 18 May 2012



Comment by: Venessa
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i received this message as well and the guy answered ,he sounded weird and i told him i know its fraud that you doing and he cut the phone -Congratulation: You have won R145,000.00 from Rica yearly promo, your Ref No. is 011KP, Call 0722525785 for the activation of your ref no.011KP & claim. Sent via my BlackBerry from Vodacom - let your email find you!

Date: 21 May 2012



Comment by: munya
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27728133141 Congratulation You have won R145,000.00 from Rica yearly promo, your Ref No. is 011KP, Call 0722525785 for the activation of your ref no.011KP and claim. why cant Rica do something. I am sure thats why we all had to register our lines

Date: 23 May 2012



Comment by: Eman
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Congratulations you have won R250,000 and a laptop in the Rica Yearly promotion. Your Ref No(RL23) Call mr Benson on 0812639613 for claim.

Date: 23 May 2012



Comment by: Bonita
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Received sms last night - Congratulations! your cell no. have won R150 000 in cash on "RICA 2012" promotion. Call Mr Robert on 0846438551. For claim (Ref No.RRG7). Office open @ 8am-4PM.

Date: 29 May 2012



Comment by: Bonita
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The sms came from this number 0812456860

Date: 29 May 2012



Comment by: Charlene
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Hi received an sms from 081 288 8073 Said I have won R145 000.00 and a laptop Call John on 073 450 1658? Is this a scam or what?

Date: 31 May 2012



Comment by: Thokozani
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I have also received an sms 0769722631 today at 06:53 am saying i have won R195,000 from the rica yearly promotion, i should call 0734489223.

Date: 31 May 2012



Comment by: Kelly
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received an sms saying Rica chose my number won R450 000.00 REF RK95 Call Mr Adams on 0738368428 sent from 0812079480 this Mr Adams is a foreign national. come on when will this SCAM stop

Date: 31 May 2012



Comment by: Sandy
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also got an sms "your Sim card has been awarded the sum of (R175,000.00) from our Rica yearly promo 2012. ref: (RYP23). contact our Helpdesk no (0733503131) for your claim.

Date: 5 June 2012



Comment by: Dale
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'Congratulation: You have won R95,000.00 from RICA yearly promo, your Ref No. is 011KP, Call 0783446653 for the activation of your ref no.011KP & claim.' Bullsh*t. Big hype over RICA for nothing. Yet another failing system in SA.

Date: 5 June 2012



Comment by: tokozile
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i also receive an sms this morning @ 02:02 says congratulation!!!!my cell no. won R165.000 and a laptop in this months promo award, your ref(w126r7) contact Mr Daniel@ 0715409921 for claims so i call him he say i must call him after 5 minutes. i call again in 5 minutes time he say i must sent him all my details so that he can transfer my money he ask me if i want cheque or he must transfer eletronic but since i was fully aware that was a scam i didn'nt sms him any of my details. i wish these criminals can rot in jail the nokia or rica must do something about these foreigners because he is a foreigner i heard his voice.

Date: 5 June 2012



Comment by: Olddude
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I am annoyed that MTN and Vodacom are complicit in the fraud. They should suspend the listed numbers. They want the income from all the calls. Makes one wonder. The mail to me was from 0729977064.

Date: 6 June 2012



Comment by: Mahlogonolo
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just received an sms saying i have won R95000 and a lap-top in the rica yearly promo, my ref:UK06, and i must call 0735875294. the guy is in a foreign accent. How true is this? Rica help asap.

Date: 7 June 2012



Comment by: Benna
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the same with me also from number 0729977064 what bothers me is my own privacy where do they get our numbers MTN & Vodacom should protect their client's privacy

Date: 8 June 2012



Comment by: bulelani
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i recieved the SmS from this number 0813343282 and im waiting for them for the amount they are not replying

Date: 8 June 2012



Comment by: Munzhelele Maanda
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Ive received an sms on the 7th of june saying " rica! Congratulations ur no was among the lucky winners choosen randomly by rica u've won R450,000 ref no rk95. Call mr adams on, 0732368428 for ur prize" i called da guy n he tld m gve hm my address, n names n da following day i receive an sms n telling me dat my price is ready i cn receive it da same day wt i cn do is 2 pay R1845 for delivery and insurance, by dat statement ive realise dat if it ws jst an illegal way of making money. My problem nw is wth rica and saps bcos it hav being a while ths thngs being happenng wt r they doing abt it, in this case we will end up sueing rica for prices that we are continuously winning bcos they knw those who are doing this as all numbers that are working are registered by rica

Date: 10 June 2012



Comment by: tk
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today at 04:38 early in the morning, i recieve a sms from 27812888005 saying "congratulations you have won 165 000.00 and a laptop in the Rica tearly promo ref B28, and i must call Mr Danile on 073 187 4997. what surprises me is where did this ppl get our number and they are using Rica to play this game, Rica company plz you must do something about this.

Date: 11 June 2012



Comment by: leonard
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today in the morning, i receive an sms from 0817374048 saying i've won R95,000 and a laptop in the rica yearly promotion, now they are askig me to send my bank details and residential address date: 11/06/2012

Date: 11 June 2012



Comment by: A Brown
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I received a sms 11 June 2012 at 3:27 am from 078-1299-8099 "Congratulations! Your cellphone number has won R200,000 in the ongoing Rica promotion. Contact Nic on 071-035-2378 to activate your ref 019SA and claim your prize". I phonbed Nic. He Congratulated me and asked me for my banking details. He sent me another sms from same number"To activate your prize ref 109sa data'a you must Buy Telkom prepaid voucher R200 in any nearby shop or garage. Sms the Telkom pin and bank details" Blha BLha Bhla

Date: 11 June 2012



Comment by: Celia
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RICA YEARLY PROMO SMS SCAM! Says you won money and laptop. From 0729977064 Thando - asks for airtime R110.00 Then personal details for claim. The R2500 for authentification for bank. Hello Dummy! We are on to you and I hope you get caught!

Date: 12 June 2012



Comment by: Ayanda
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Congratulation! your mobile no has won R195.000. and a laptap in the RICA Yearly promotion.Your Ref no.RL57,call Mrs vanessa 0839554309 please assist

Date: 12 June 2012



Comment by: Lee
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I received 2 sms's a day apart - 1. Congratulation! your have won R 195 000 and laptop in RICA Yearly promotion. Ref No (RL41) call 0822284886 for claim. (Received 13 June 2012) 2. Congratulation! your have won R 195 000 and laptop in RICA Yearly promotion. Ref No (RL41) call 0729977064 for claim. (Received 12 June 2012) The same thing..I called today and they told me how I need to buy R 110 airtime and send it to the number that I called and then my laptop and cheque (Or EFT if I prefered) will arrive tomorrow.

Date: 13 June 2012



Comment by: Mbali
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I also recieve an sms saying that i've won R95 000 and laptop but I have to pay first R255o for delivery of laptop and transfere approval certificate.How can you pay while you won something. Pliz help

Date: 13 June 2012



Comment by: Geraldine
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Received an sms from 0798030313 congratulation! your have won R195.000.and laptop in RICA yearly promotion. Ref No(RL41) call 0822284886 for claim. phoned and the lady told me to phone back in 5 minutes.

Date: 14 June 2012



Comment by: MPABALLE SESHOKA
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i v jst received a sms now saying my cell no has won the sum of R95.000 in Rca yearly promo wth ref no:SR 104.,I MUST CONTACT mR Benson on 0730234194 for prize claim.The lord s my shepard luckly and i ddnt evn bother to cal. date:2012.june 19

Date: 19 June 2012



Comment by: Karin
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I received an sms this morning at 5a.m. informing me that I've won R195000 and laptop in RICA yearly promotion and that I should call 0788716906 for claim. The sms came from 081 537 3210.....is someone investigating this scheme???

Date: 19 June 2012



Comment by: solly
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I think the both sevice providers should be able to track these people as sim cards are registered in terms of the rica act and report them to the authorities. secondly they should not allow criminals to use their network for ultra motives. take note that contact persons for these masseges are judith,mark,benson,roberth

Date: 19 June 2012



Comment by: kediemetse
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i receivd an sms yesteday morning saying i won 140 000,on rica yearly promo,n i shud sms my details and i did,thy said my cheque wil be forwaded to me,thts wen i realisd its a scam,all i wanna knw is wt are rica people doing to protect us cos surely they cn track the numbers and find these people,pls thy need to do something before people get hurt furthure more.

Date: 19 June 2012



Comment by: Chris
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Received SMS on 29 June 2012: Congratulation!!! You have won R195,000,00 from RICA YEARLY PROMOTION Ticket NO. (Z112SA) for activation of your Ticket No. contact 0734489223 & claim.

Date: 20 June 2012



Comment by: Nelson
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Congratulations you have won R250,000 and a Laptop in the Rica Yearly Promotion. Your Ref No(0122N) call Mr Mkhize on 0813582692 for claim.

Date: 20 June 2012



Comment by: SUSAN
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CONGRATULATIONS ITS OUR PLEASURE TO NOTIFY YOU THAT YOUR NUMBER HAS WON R550,000 FROM OUR RICA 2012 YEARY PROMOTION REF NO (1110) CONTACT 0789117249

Date: 20 June 2012



Comment by: cindy
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same thing here it is so sad people do this, hope they get caught

Date: 20 June 2012



Comment by: thabisa
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Congratulation! your mobile no has won R195.000.and a laptop in the RICA Yearly promotion.Your Ref NO.RL68,call Mr paul 0787580972 for claim..... That's th sms I got ths morning and I knw its antha scam bcz I work for a bank I saw people loosing their money to these pipl....

Date: 22 June 2012



Comment by: jk
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0787580972 mr paul - same tjing

Date: 22 June 2012



Comment by: RS
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Same thing happened to me this morning. Congratulations you have won R250 000 and a laptop in the Rica Yearly Promotion. Call Mr. Benson on 0812639613 for claim. Called the number, and I was told to buy R200.00 Telcom airtime.

Date: 23 June 2012



Comment by: Patrick
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I received an SMS this morning 25 June 2012 from 0812763305 : congratulation it's our pleasure to notify you that your number has won R550,000 from our RICA 2012 yearly promotion REF (####) contact 0738868984. I phoned the number and have spoken to a lady called Linda Zwane claiming to be at cape town in Bellville offices close to police station. Two options were given to me in claiming the money, one being by cheque or transfer to bank account. She gave me the office number as 021 999 5313 021 or 021 995 5313.

Date: 25 June 2012



Comment by: vee narainsamy
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Congratulations you have won R95,000 and a laptop in the Rica Yearly promotion.Your Ref No(UK 06 ) Call on 073-58-75-294.for claim. I called the no I was told I must buy R200 Telecom voucher to activate my prize Congratulations you have won R95,000 and a laptop in the Rica Yearly promotion.Your Ref No(UK 06 ) Call on 073-58-75-294.for claim.

Date: 25 June 2012



Comment by: lumen
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Congratulations you have won R250,000 and a laptop in the Rica Yearly promotion. Your Ref No(RL23) Call mr Benson on 0812639613 for claim.- Amazing that no one (Rica) can follow up and stop this

Date: 26 June 2012



Comment by: fumane
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i also received this weird sms telling me that my cell no have won me a R120,000 my question is where do this people get our numbers and as stupid as they are why are they keep doing this if they know that we all are aware with it.

Date: 26 June 2012



Comment by: Shaista
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This morning received this msgBLACKBERRY PROMO: Congratulatios your sim has won R450,000 in RICA 2011/2012 Award With ref NO BB301 Please Call JOYCE ON 0737710261 for Activation & Claim.its rubbish and dey want ur details and R110 2 activate bullshit

Date: 26 June 2012



Comment by: Teboho ghetto-hustler
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LOL...this is gttng outta hand, cnt rica do something about this I mean this people are using rica to commit fraud, how do we knw we are safe beacause i thought crime safety was the issue in the fisrt place!!! mine says "Congratulations! Your mobile no has won R195.000 and a laptop and a laptop in RICA yearly promotion YOUR Ref. No (RL41) Call mr Nelson. No 0732962711. For claim. from 8am to 5pm.", to be for fact that they are using rica, it sounded a bit legitimate...rica must do something, and oh! i got mine this morning, lol

Date: 27 June 2012



Comment by: Rochanney
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Got the same sms this morning -"Congratulations!!! you won R 195.000,00 and a laptop in Rica promotion your ref Number is (LR2P). For claim contact Mr Benson on 0814361333"

Date: 27 June 2012



Comment by: Joh
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Got this sms this morning:Congratulations: you have won 350,000.00 from Rica yearly Promo. your ref nr is 022.SA. Call 0712668333 for the activation of your ref no.

Date: 27 June 2012



Comment by: nangamso
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I received this crazy sms saying that i won R195,000 and a laptop from Rica Yearly Promotions. I called and its a foreign national when i asked for registration number he refused to give it to me. So be warned

Date: 27 June 2012



Comment by: Barend
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This morning at 04.00 I received a sms stating that I have won R195,000 and laptop on Rica yearly promotion Imust phone 0837131477 Ref no(RL41) Can some one stop this shit PLEASE

Date: 27 June 2012



Comment by: Carla
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I got this SMS today at 7:32 from +27 815225825 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.

Date: 28 June 2012



Comment by: Fedup
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I got an sms this morning at 0649 from 27765718365 Congratulations You have won R145000 from RICA Yearly Promo your ref No is 011KP Call 0783561200 for the activation of your ref no 011KP and claim When I phoned I was given two options either by bank transfer or cheque when I asked where there offices were the guy just said Cape Town but that I was not allowed to go to the office Do these ppl really think we will give our information over the phone Please put a STOP TO THIS

Date: 28 June 2012



Comment by: richard
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recieved the following meassage, why does nobody follows this up an do something? Congratulation! your mobile no has won R195.000. and a laptap in the RICA Yearly promotion.Your Ref no.RL661p,call Mrs vanessa 0834246152 for claim

Date: 29 June 2012



Comment by: Anton
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I received a sms this morning saying i won the sum of R95000 in rica yearly 2012 promo Ref no r104 and for help i must phone Mr Benson on 073 023 4194. I did not even respond because i know its a scam. I worked in a communication co and i know you can pin point any cellphone location and its easy. Im just wondering why dont the authorities use this technology to trace the nr and catch the criminals.

Date: 29 June 2012



Comment by: s.khan
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I received an sms aswel nly its from blackberry Promotions. Nt 2 sure as wat 2 blieve. 'BLACKBERRY PROMOTION: Congratulations your sim has won R450,000 in RICA 2011/2012 Award With ref NO BB101 Please Call BEN ON 0782428254 for Activation & Claim.' Was told to buy r100 airtym to Activate my price. Is dis also a scam?

Date: 30 June 2012



Comment by: Emmah
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My brother received the same SMS @ he called that Mr Benson on 0812639613 who asked him to buy a telkom voucher so dat he can activate his price. My brother bought dat voucher not knowing dat this was a scam.Pls help us trace these people.

Date: 30 June 2012



Comment by: s.khan
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Thought myt share sum info wit u guys. I decided to call dis Ben again. Told him I wantd to Confirm dis wasn't a scam. He assured me dat it was not bt wen I askd about wher his office Was located he hesitated n mumbled dey r in Long street,Durban. He den seemd lyk he was in a hurry. Nw dat I think is a scam.

Date: 1 July 2012



Comment by: Mari
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Hi! Received the following SMS from: 0815227591 at 05:41 this morning. 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.

Date: 2 July 2012



Comment by: Vanessa
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I got an sms saying: CONGRATULATIONS! Your mobile no has won R195.000 and a laptop in the yearly RICA promotions.... How do you catch these guys? What a CON.

Date: 3 July 2012



Comment by: Olgs
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RICA, CONGRATULATIONS, YOUR PHONE NUMBER HAS WON 200,000RANDS IN rica PROMOTIONS WITH ref R0277, pls call MR PAUL GREENE ON 011 0711 924 TO RECIEVE YOUR WINNINGS................. I need to buy telkom airtime to get my cheque

Date: 4 July 2012



Comment by: koos
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i received a sms saying "congratulations you have won R 95 000 from RICA yearly promotion ref no: is 011sa call: 0788673424 for the activation of yourref. no:011sa & claim. i called and the person informed me that i have to buy a R200 telkom voucher before i could clam my price.

Date: 4 July 2012



Comment by: Megan
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received sms from 0789117249, spoke to a "foreigner". also the story about loading airtime and the promises of big money. my sms said:congratulations, its our pleasure to notify you that your number has wone R550 000 from our RICA 2012 yearly promotions (Ref 1110)What a scam!

Date: 4 July 2012



Comment by: Drien
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Your mobile no has won R195000 and laptop in RICA Yearly promotion. Ref No (RL41) call 0837131477 for claim.

Date: 5 July 2012



Comment by: olwethu
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RICA PROMO! Congratulation, You have won R250,000.00 in the RICA ALL NETWORKS AWARDS 2012. WITH REF NO (RIC17SA),CALL MR NELSON ON 0790454854. FOR YOUR CLAIM.

Date: 5 July 2012



Comment by: andy
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CONGRATULATIONS! Your mobile no has won R195.000 and a laptop in the yearly RICA promotions...contact Mr johnson on 0767535576 for claim. These fraudsters have obviously not RICAed their numbers

Date: 5 July 2012



Comment by: Barney
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I received a SMS this morning similar to the 63 complainants of the RICA promotions I see no comment from your side. Are you 'real'?

Date: 5 July 2012



Comment by: Sugar
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Same thing this morning Congratulation! Your Cell No have won you R195.000 and Laptop in this Rica Promo Award. Call Mrs Kim Mokwena 0767761534. First of all, I gave her a call, and when she couldn't give me any more answers, she cut me off. Ha! She said they'll send a courier if I pay R1350.00, when I said I will send my own courier or fetch it myself she said no. It's not the their policy. Be careful! Huge Scam!

Date: 5 July 2012



Comment by: Tashy
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haha. same thing. i got the sms from 0722885757 at 04:15am and was told to call 0837131477. i called to get a name and i spoke to Thando. when i told her that i handed her number and name to the police she just hung up. how stupid do these people think we are? you wanna tell me that they can tap into any conversation on any mobile phone in South Africa, but they cant stop this kind of scam.....

Date: 6 July 2012



Comment by: vuyiswah
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lmfao ! haha samething just happend to me lolz but i did not not know it was a scam i phoned and had my hopes up lol but when thy told me to deposit a sum of R1335 i just knew something was fishy then checkd the rica thingy here in the internet lol fools wasted my time and airtime yho south africa will never change wen coming to crime.

Date: 6 July 2012



Comment by: mamsy
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Have received an sms Congratulation: You have won R145,000.00 from Rica yearly promo, your Ref No. is 011KP, Call 0722525785 for the activation of your ref no.011KP & claim. How would this criminals be caught!!!

Date: 6 July 2012



Comment by: Sunitha
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Rica transfer darpartment south Africa wishes to notify you that your Ref number 022.SA. has been activated in our central system and your winning prize of R130,000.00. is ready for transfer but before we make the transfer you are hereby required to pay the sum of R2,620. for tax clearance and transfer charges before your money will be transfer to your bank account today .pls contact ur Claim Agent mr Jaksin.0712668333. to know how to make the payment. Once Again - CONGRATULATIONS, Definitely a con.. don't fall for this!!!!!!

Date: 6 July 2012



Comment by: mxo
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Congratulation! your cell no have won you R120.000 in the year Rica promo award, your Ref no, (x040p) Contact Mr john on 0730396588 for claims.

Date: 9 July 2012



Comment by: Dave
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Congratulation!!! You have won R250,000 from Rica yearly promotion, your Ref No. is 231CA, Call 0789625828 for activation of your ref no. 231CA & claim.

Date: 9 July 2012



Comment by: hp grobler
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Same as you above recieved message from 0722525785 ref no011KP rica promo...David was the conact person. Thanks for every one on internet trying to fght crime. Heidi

Date: 9 July 2012



Comment by: Tjpytheas
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Received mine this morning - http://tjpytheas.tumblr.com/post/26824149320/im-rich-obviously-a-scam-but-just-in-case-i Not gullible.

Date: 9 July 2012



Comment by: Leandri
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I have received a sms stating..."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. I was then told to buy R275 x 3 vodacom airtime vouchers! then phone him back with the codes!!!

Date: 9 July 2012



Comment by: MagdeL
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"You have won in the yearly RICA Promotion R200,000" Just buy 5 x R180 MTN vouchers and you will recieve theABSA Cheque for the value within 24 hours. Mr Paul Greene Tel:0110711924

Date: 9 July 2012



Comment by: Sibonelo
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I also received same sms, that I have won myself 250-000, then was excited. The guy who called himself Mr Mkhize said I must send him my banking details, id no and full names. He also said that I must send 300 airtym from Cell c so that my price will be activated! than my respond was easy, from that 250-000 that i have won myself, they must substrat R300 air and the rest which is the amount of 249700 must be emailed to me as cheque.

Date: 11 July 2012



Comment by: Byson
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ths stupid nigerian fool sends me a sms saying. Congartulations! your cell no have won you R120 000 in the year Rica promo award, your Ref no, (x040p) Contact Mr john on 0730396588 for claims. i kol this fool and with my cunning i kold him Mr peter and he acceptd. started talking until he started asking for my details. so i told him to check for my dteails using the refernce number i gave him. the stupid fool just hung th fone. hhaaha nigerians cant u c this is th 21st century not th Bantu century, where u wld sell wealth for jst a scam

Date: 11 July 2012



Comment by: Itumeleng
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My aunt received a sms today in the morning saying she won R145 000 and her Ref no. is 011 KP, these guys they are really doing this for a living why cant the police track them down and get jail sentence.

Date: 12 July 2012



Comment by: portia
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it was on 12 july when i received sms that told me i've won 195,000 and laptop so guys please watchout this people are scamas

Date: 13 July 2012



Comment by: Anne Human
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Received a sms today to say I have won R85,000.oo but no laptop heheheh.

Date: 16 July 2012



Comment by: CATHY MAGANELO
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i also recieved an sms this morning from rica its a shame what this piople are doing

Date: 16 July 2012



Comment by: Nonkuthalo
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Congratulation!!! Your moile no has won R1955,000 and a laptop in RICA yearly promotion Your your Ref No. is RL41, Call Mr Nelson no0732962711 .For claim.

Date: 16 July 2012



Comment by: Lukas Appel
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Congratulation!!! Your mobile no has won R195,000 and a laptop in RICA YEARLY PROMOTION ref no AZ89R. For cliam call Portia 0833153854

Date: 16 July 2012



Comment by: kae
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Also got one this morning at 5:16pm and i kinda had a feeling it was a scam thank 'God I decided to check mense don't fall for this scam mine read 'You have won 145 000 from Rica yearly promo,your refNo.is 011KP, Call 0722525785 for the activation of your ref no. 011KP and claim'

Date: 17 July 2012



Comment by: Reon
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I received one this morning. Congratulation! your Mobile has won R 195,000.and laptop in RICA YEARLY PROMOTION. Ref no AZ89R. For claim call Portia 0833153854

Date: 17 July 2012



Comment by: ramsey
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also received one this morning saying. congratulations, its our pleasure to notify you as one of our lucky winner, your sim no has won the sum of 120,000 from our rica 2012 yearlypromotion. ref no- 00546 contact miss sandra on 0735804083 for claim office hours mon-fri 9-4. whn i cald, a nigerian guy answed nd told me thisis a uk promo nd i shud chuz to receive my moni either via my accnt or cheque, whn i sd cheq he said i shud give my addres nd when i said i wana colect it @ their offices he asked if i cud cum to cape town nd tillnow m waiting foe their addres via n sms.

Date: 18 July 2012



Comment by: Nelia
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Received sms. Also received sms this morning. Contact Smit ??? sms came from number 0812972373, and Smit's number is 0835585770. Where on earth does these people get you number from ???????????

Date: 18 July 2012



Comment by: Jan
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I received a sms from RICA, a mr Paul Greene saying tha I won R 200 000.00 in Rica Promotion. I phoned him and he cxlaimed that I won. Then he told me to buy 10 MTN vouhers for R180.00 each to activate my winnings. What should I do??

Date: 18 July 2012



Comment by: Malcolm May
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I received an sms: "Congratulations: You have won R275 000.00 in Rica yearly promo, your Ref. No. 0009KP. Call 073 680 3205 for the activation of your ref.no. 0009KP and your claim. Is this legit?

Date: 19 July 2012



Comment by: mel
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My aunt just received an sms that she won 150.000 to contact Sabdre on 0766950381. i callled to check and she actually tells me it's true. should i ask for the address and say that i will collect the cheque myself.

Date: 19 July 2012



Comment by: Tracy
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Received an sms stating i won R150,000 from DR MARK MORGAN number 083 486 3556 to claim your prize I PHONED AND HE WANTS ME TO PURCHASE A R275 vodacom and call back with voucher to activate my ref number - BULLLLL SHITTTTT .

Date: 20 July 2012



Comment by: Andy
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I Have just recieved an sms stating: My cell no has won R550'000.00 in the ongoing 2012 Olympic Promo. Visit olympicspromodraw.hpage.com using ref... and track claim. contact 0110501785/0784181982 The number that it came from is 0725686832. This all looks very authentic... even the web site tells more about how my number was chosen Why cant the service providers track these numbers and disconect there services. The one number is even a Johannesburg landline number !!

Date: 20 July 2012



Comment by: Jacques
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This morning i gt the sme message of i jst won R850,000 in the Rica 2012 Award Promotions i ws so excited i even pln hw i ws going 2 use it thn i found out it ws a fraud im so pissed right nw i wasted my airtime man fck i fckn wasted a R50 airtime in a blink of an eye cnt the police trace these bustards damn man So watch out if smebody say ur number has been chosen for money its corrupt

Date: 21 July 2012



Comment by: Thabo
Comment

I got an SMS morning, really stupid. "Congratulation!! It's our pleasure to notify you as one of our lucky winner, your sim number has won the sum of R120,000 from our RICA 2012 yearly promotion ref no-00546. Contact miss SANDRA on 0735804083 for claim. Office time MON-FRI 9:00-6:00, SAT 9:00-12:00." Too good to be true, fuckin idiots

Date: 23 July 2012



Comment by: Nobuhle
Comment

I also received a text message last night at21:44PM, That i have won R175,000.00 in a yearly rica promo. Ref:0009KP and I should call the number 0781980568. I dont really see the point of registering my cell number to Rica company if Im not protected.

Date: 23 July 2012



Comment by: JERRY
Comment

I received two smses in a week,indicating that i have won prizes. i called the number given and I tuned that dude(NIGERIAN?) lekker KAK..its a bit scary that laws implemented to protect us are being used by scamsters aginst us.if they have access to these databases which reveals our personal details,what more are they capable of? so be careful and alert!

Date: 23 July 2012



Comment by: johann
Comment

received sms on 20 July stating my cell number has won me an amount of R550,000 in the ongoing 2012 Olympic Promo.Contact details: 011050178/0784181082 from 0725686832.

Date: 24 July 2012



Comment by: Bruce Mawisire
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i got ths sms an hour ago. Congratulation you have won R175.000.00 in rica yearly promo, u cn call 078 1980560 blah blah blah blah..... tht sms came from 081 208 2547. u say we must rica our starter parkers so tht u cn b a able to deal wth such fraud

Date: 26 July 2012



Comment by: kenneth
Comment

I also received this one last night Congratulations Congratulations your sim has won R450,000 in RICA 2011/2012 Award with ref NO BB101 Please Call Ben on0782428254 for Activation & claim

Date: 26 July 2012



Comment by: elize du Toit
Comment

I received an sms this morning from Morgan 0743548544, "Congratulations, your cell number won r245,000 and a laptop from rica promo 2012. ref no p113rc for claim call mr. morgan.

Date: 26 July 2012



Comment by: alex
Comment

This was send to my girlfriend... Congratulation: You have won R95,000.00 from RICA yearly promo, your Ref No. is 011SA, Call 0788673424 for the activation of your ref no.011SA & claim.

Date: 27 July 2012



Comment by: Tanisha
Comment

Got the same sms this morning, so i phoend the guy from a private number and sms him, no answer, definitly a fraud, Vodacom and MTN shud do somrthing about these guys, clearly if they sms from a cell number it has to be rica, they must find them and give them the necessary punishment for fraud.

Date: 27 July 2012



Comment by: Conrad
Comment

I got an SMS like the below and called the number. Mr James (Nigerian / Congolese) picked up and after some hard questions he just hang up. Do not give him any of your details! "CONGRATULATIONS! Your CELL NO has WON R850,000 in CASH from RICA 2012 Award Promotions. Ref No RC0712ZA. CALL 0728936465 NOW to CLAIM your PRIZE. 8am-5pm. T&Cs."

Date: 27 July 2012



Comment by: lonwabo
Comment

i got an SMS on the 26th of July from this number:(081)7675 162 with the following sms :Congratulation! Your mobile no has won R195000 and a laptop in RICA Yearly promotion. Ref No(Y22RL) call (078)5876 522 to claim your prize

Date: 29 July 2012



Comment by: Julie
Comment

sms received "congratulations !! you have won R195.000.00 and a laptop in Rica promotion your refs Number is (LR2P) For claim contact Mr Benson on 0814361333

Date: 30 July 2012



Comment by: pdesjard
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i also received an sms this morning @ 01:10am says congratulations my cell no. won R295,000 and a laptop in this months promo award, your ref(xxxxx) contact 0834830606 for claims so i called him he say i must call him back after 5 minutes. i called again in 5 minutes time he say i must sent him all my details inc.my ID Number so that he can transfer my money he ask me if i want cheque or he must transfer eletronic but it was an obvious scam so i didn'nt sms him any of my details. What's this all about? He didn't ask me for my bank info though !

Date: 30 July 2012



Comment by: MSG
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But is the police doing anything about this becuase it's obvious he is busy to rob innocent citizens off their honest money. He is using a landline number to make thigns worse. i received the same sms and i knew it was a scam. i just googled the number, and yes it confirmed it.

Date: 30 July 2012



Comment by: BUSINES MAN FROM PRETORIA
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my husband also received the same details.and that he has to send a voucher pin to them of the value of R295.unfontunatly he sended the voucher pin.but phoned me after that i phoned the guy after some question he did not know what to say to me and i told him that this is a scam and better leave us alone. how the hell do they get the peoples number!

Date: 30 July 2012



Comment by: Khayelihle
Comment

Yesterday i've receive a msg that says congratulation u won R250'000 and a laptop ref:RL23 call mr beson on 0812639613 for claim. I firstly call 0817187629 the number that they used to send this msg. Nd i also call cellc to confirm .but they don't know such promotion. So i want my price from rica. Why send scams to rob me

Date: 31 July 2012



Comment by: theo purcell
Comment

how can i stop recieving these sms

Date: 1 August 2012



Comment by: chilyz antonio
Comment

Damn. This guys are making money out of this, I jst got an SMS. They always say the same thing... The through it by wanting us to pay for our delivery fee. Its a price aint it... Why should we pay for it. Damn.

Date: 2 August 2012



Comment by: Albert
Comment

you have won R95 000 000 buy MTN airtym 4 R180 thn we wil activet yor money.eish did ths work.God have mercy on us

Date: 2 August 2012



Comment by: Zaza
Comment

Rica Promotions by Paul Greene is on serious business, please don't be fooled, it's a scam.

Date: 3 August 2012



Comment by: angie
Comment

Let's just get together and sue rica for the trauma these sms are causing they lie about the protection of our info now pple a using it to scam us of our hard earned money that is the only solotion why rica when u end up being a victim of rica

Date: 3 August 2012



Comment by: Deborah
Comment

Received SMS on Saturday "Congratulations you have won R95,000 and a laptop in the Rica Yearly promotion. Your Ref No(SA 012). For Claim call 0789-998-696. What amazes me is all the comments above expressing same, but no comment from RICA?

Date: 6 August 2012



Comment by: MELICIA
Comment

last night on 05 August 2012(sunday-night) I also received an sms on my mtn nr, Congratulations!! Your mobile number. Has won you r195,000 in rica promo. With ticket no.Z166p. For claims call judith OR MARK on 071 017 8647 to activate ur ticket MSG CAME FROM AN 081 720 4624 NR.

Date: 6 August 2012



Comment by: Nastassja
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I just got a message saying: RICA PROMO! Congratulation, you have just won R550, 000.00 in the RICA ALL NETWORKS AWARDS 2012, WITH REF NO (RIC112SA)CALL ON, 0785831180. FOR YOUR CLAIM.

Date: 8 August 2012



Comment by: Ryan
Comment

I received an sms thismorning Congratulations! Your cell no has won the sum of R195,000 IN RICA 2012 PROMOTIONS,With Ref no.Contact Mr Robert on 0720171000 or 0218136483

Date: 8 August 2012



Comment by: Paul
Comment

Incoming sms saying my number had won R195 000 and a laptop in the yearly rica promo ref (RL41) it came from 0713223050 and I had to phone 0738643700 I phoned with a private number the person who answered was a foreign national named Peter and requested number and id to confirm and claim my prize!!

Date: 8 August 2012



Comment by: Ryan
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how the fuck do we get hold of this ppl.i think we need all there numbers to be traced

Date: 8 August 2012



Comment by: UNKNOWN
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i just received a message that I have won R145000 from a 0718435964 number.Beware these guys won't give up.

Date: 10 August 2012



Comment by: Noludwe
Comment

I received the same sms from Robert 0814295092 "Congratulations!! Your cell no has won the sum of R195,000 IN RICA 2012 PROMOTIONS, With Ref no SR104. Contact Mr Robert on 0720171000 or 0218136483 for claim." Guess Robert is a multi millionaire.

Date: 10 August 2012



Comment by: Aj Bosch
Comment

hi I just received an sms stating "you won R195000.00 in rica promo pin nk22 Call 0812554420 to claim" im not even going to bother to phone people think they are smart?!?

Date: 10 August 2012



Comment by: Kabelo
Comment

Congratulations you have won R95,000 and a laptop in the Rica Yearly promotion.Your Ref no is UK 06..Call on 0734715961.this fucken Rica should be sued because thats where these fucks get peoples personal infomation.

Date: 10 August 2012



Comment by: Heather
Comment

Same thing! Wish there was some recourse for this sort of thing!!

Date: 13 August 2012



Comment by: Karen
Comment

All these active Cellular numbers floating around. Why are these cell numbers not deactivated. And also WHERE DO THEY OBTAIN MY CELL NUMBER. Got the same sms as above, one too many times.

Date: 14 August 2012



Comment by: Erin
Comment

Congratulation! Your mobile NO has won R250,000 in RICA network yearly promo your Ref No:231ca. for claim and activation of your Ref NO contact 078 594 5651.

Date: 15 August 2012



Comment by: Mehluli
Comment

Congratulation! Your cell NO has won the sum of R95,000 in RICA yearly promo your Ref No:SR104. for help contact Mr, Benson on 0730234194 for price claim

Date: 15 August 2012



Comment by: Lindsay
Comment

You won R195000 in Rica promo.pin no Nk22 call 0817676658 for claims. So I called and could bearly hear him and it was some black man by the name of Isan Johnson... Asked for the pin then said I must call back in 5min cause he wants to confirm my pin on the system.??????

Date: 15 August 2012



Comment by: Joe
Comment

RICA!Congradulations,your phone number has won 200,000rands in RICA PROMOTIONS with ref R0227,pls call Mr Paul Greene on 0110711924 to receive your winnings. WTF...I cald de no and de guy sounded lyk a foreiner(i m not xenophobic) I told him to donate it to his country at the charity as his choice from me and i hung up

Date: 16 August 2012



Comment by: Evan Solomons
Comment

I received the followingh SMS a few minutes ago and googles this blog. "Congratulations!!! you won R195.000,00 and a laptop in Rica promotion your refs Number is (LR2P) For claim contact Mr Benson on 0814361333" I don't usually revieve fraudulant sms's but I entered an blue ribbon bread competition. Are they using our numbers to sell to a third party who uses it to send these sms's? Is there not a law which blue ribbon might be breaking?

Date: 17 August 2012



Comment by: BM
Comment

Congratulation! Your mobile no has won R195.000 and a laptop in RICA Yearly promotion. Your Ref no. (RL41. Call mr Frank. on 076 229 3390. For Claim I recieved the above message this morning. Upon calling Mr Frank who's accent is one of our African bothers from the West, I realsed this is just a Scam. Mr Frank has informed me that my prize will be paid by Check or direct deposit to my account. He further requested me to send my contact details and home address so that he can send the check. This is just a scam. To our Gorvenment please tighten the borders and make sure whoever enters this country legally and conduct ethical business.These Mr Frank are killing our country.

Date: 20 August 2012



Comment by: Marieke
Comment

I received Congratulations! It's our pleasure to notify you that your sim number has won the sum of R120 000 from our RICA 2012 yearly promotion Ref no-02583. Contact Ms Chelsea on 073 0698355 for caim, office time Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm, Sat 8am - 12:30pm.

Date: 21 August 2012



Comment by: christina
Comment

on 15 agust i receive sms from rica i am the winner of R227-000 my ref is 0009kp i must phone george at 0734087120

Date: 21 August 2012



Comment by: Dave
Comment

Recieced the same rica sms from 0817310318 this morning.

Date: 21 August 2012



Comment by: faith
Comment

Congratulation!!your mobile number has won you R195,000 in RICA promo.with ticket no.z1669.for claims call judith or mr mark on 0710178647,to activate ur ticket.

Date: 22 August 2012



Comment by: Mpho
Comment

Congratulations!! Your cell no has won the sum of R750,000 IN RICA 2012 PROMOTIONS,With Ref no SR104.For claim and activation.CALL:0720171000, TELL:0218136483. Guys beware, theres is also an Mgn platinum company that claims you won a trip lol. Hate these scams

Date: 22 August 2012



Comment by: Justin
Comment

These guys need to be investigated and the network providers need to use the RICA details to make some arrests. I received this sms to my speedstick number which isn't shared with anyone, come on Cell C, you are the only ones who have my details so how did this number receive an sms without Cell C sharing my details???Congratulations you have won R250,000 and a Laptop in the Rica Yearly Promotion. Your Ref No(0122N) call Mr Mkhize on 0813582692 for claim. From 8am to 5pm

Date: 23 August 2012



Comment by: RRB
Comment

Got this sms today 23 aug 2012, Congratulations! You have won the sum of R250, 000.00 from the RICA promotion. your ref No: (93NP) contact Mrs. ASANDA. 27739849899 for your cash prize: Is anybody doing something about this

Date: 23 August 2012



Comment by: Charmian
Comment

I received the sms now saying I won money for the RICA Yearly Promotion from 079 5818522 and saying I need to phone 0718329125, I had never heard of this competion so I decided to research and luckly I found this page

Date: 23 August 2012



Comment by: Maxwell
Comment

Just rcvd da sms 2day tellin me I'v wn R350000,00 from RICA yearly promo! What is RICA rly for cnt ds people be traced!

Date: 23 August 2012



Comment by: Ipeleng
Comment

I received the following message from this number, 0823557139. Congratulation: You have won R195,000.00 from RICA yearly promo, your Ref No. is Z1Sk, Call 0785109721 for the activation of your ref no.Z1SK & claim.

Date: 24 August 2012



Comment by: Bob
Comment

Several months and over 100 reported cases. I fail to see the value of this website.

Date: 25 August 2012



Comment by: Wehann Whiteman
Comment

"Congratulation! your mobile no has won R195.000.and a laptap in the RICA Yearly promtion.Your Ref no RL44P,Call Mr williams 0733309543 for claim" Was the sms i received, my only question is, i see there has been a boatload of similar messages, can nothing be done?

Date: 27 August 2012



Comment by: xolie
Comment

just got thi sms today and i almost got excited but then i again i thought i should google before i call this lady called Anita Mooore @ 0738057367.........a R430 000 from Rica promo Ref no: 16SA...why cant MTN do something about this cause ppl are poor outhere one will take this serious call & be robbed......pls i see almost everyone is getting the same sms with different amounts from different ppl......this needs to stop now.

Date: 28 August 2012



Comment by: Jacques van Rensburg
Comment

Got this sms at 2AM this morning - Congratulations! Your cellphone number has won R200 000.00 in the RICA yearly Promotion winning code 019SA. Call Rodney on 084 505 1006 to claim your prize

Date: 28 August 2012



Comment by: Phil Zvorufura
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I also received this junk "Congratulations you have won R250 000 in the Rica yearly Promotion. Your ref No (0166N) call 0786544995 for claim a from 8am to 5pm" This is nuts by the Nigerian they should go back to Yoruba state. Zimbabwe.

Date: 29 August 2012



Comment by: zethu
Comment

plz do something about these sms's they are realy annoying or else we'll sue mtn and vodacom.

Date: 29 August 2012



Comment by: thabo
Comment

Good day! I received an sms @ 5:35:09 am stating "ongratulation! Your mobile no has won R195.000 in RICA Yearly promotion. Ref No (RPZ04) call 0718329125 for claim" from 0817676663

Date: 29 August 2012



Comment by: Heinrich
Comment

Congratulations! Your mobile number has won you the sum of R750.000 in Rica yearly promo ticket no saq04uk call Dr mark morgan @ 0834863556 from 081 767 9636

Date: 3 September 2012



Comment by: Jane Chaka
Comment

I received this message on the 1st of sepetember is this true or a haox Congratulations you have won R95,000 and a laptop in the Rica Yearly promotion.Your Ref No(SA 012 ) For claim call 0789-998-696.

Date: 3 September 2012



Comment by: Tk
Comment

Also got da message last nyt b telin me dat i won R145k n a laptop RICA yearly promo contact Mr Bell to gt ur prize. Smthn has to b dan to stop dis.

Date: 4 September 2012



Comment by: Anja
Comment

I agree with Bob, what is the point of all of us commenting on the same sms received? Will the comments make it stop? I am sick and tired of scams and thieves, sick and tired of trying to earn an honest living while low lives exploit the threads of hope we cling to!

Date: 4 September 2012



Comment by: nicole
Comment

I received this message on the 3 Sept 2012 Congratulation! Your mobile no has won R195.000 in RICA Yearly promotion. Ref No (RPZ04) call 0718329125 for claim. And when I called they gave me different stories on how the money will be activated. I even asked my dad to call them and they gave him the same back and forth story so I knew that this was fraud. They have to stopped and fast.

Date: 7 September 2012



Comment by: marius
Comment

mornings ! i also just received a msg "Congratulations! Your cell no has won the sum of R195,000 in RICA YEARLY PROMO 2012 with ref no R104. For help contact Mr.Benson on 0730234194 for prize claim.

Date: 11 September 2012



Comment by: Peter
Comment

I received this message on the 11 Sept 2012 that I won R200k, and Paul Greene and I must call 011 0711924. He then said I must buy Vodacom airtime for R275 so that he can activate my winnings.

Date: 11 September 2012



Comment by: Liz Arthur
Comment

"Your RICA Registered number has won you R550,000.00 in THE RICA ALL NETWORKS AWARDP 2012. Ticket No:02KP. Call Vanessa on 0727983488 from 8am - 4pm I hope these scammers get caught soon.

Date: 11 September 2012



Comment by: tshego
Comment

sum idiot sends me an sms when i call the number speaking to a whit women who says jy het die verkeerde nommer than thers a second number0833307414 when i call the number to find out the guy tells me management left his numbers there that i call him 1st i must recharge for R110 then give him the details of the recharge, being me i went to buy it and put it in my phone then called him, he was pissed that i put it in my phone and said he'll get back to me got me thinking if i had won u'd need id and banking details and when i ricard my phone thats when i realised there's a nigerian behind it dammit ruined my morning idiot

Date: 11 September 2012



Comment by: Ronel Jooste
Comment

The SAPS should start sorting this scam out because these people are also now hitting on young children the women who sent a message to my daugther was Rose cell number 0736796352 with the same message ref no. Y22RL "Congratulations you have won R195000-00 and a Laptop. SAPS please catch these people and send them straight to hell!

Date: 11 September 2012



Comment by: neflin
Comment

hi my got a sms reading "congrates ur a winner of R165 airtime and a laptop Ref YU26 when i call the guy David he told me to give him the ref and he"ll activate my claim to call him back in 5min..then he told me i won R175 000 in cash prize and ask me how i want the money in cash............catch this bastard please..

Date: 12 September 2012



Comment by: simpra
Comment

also got the same sms reading you won R195000 immediatley knew it was a scam, didnt even bother calling.

Date: 12 September 2012



Comment by: Murphy
Comment

Also got sms from 0812553512 reading You won R195000 in Rica Promo Pin NK22 Call 0813282717 to claim.

Date: 12 September 2012



Comment by: Esther
Comment

I have just received an sms stating that i have won 199.000 and i must contact Mrs Rita on 0732372988 to activate my ticket is this legit?

Date: 13 September 2012



Comment by: Lorraine van Dyk
Comment

ALSO! you won R195000.00 in Rica Promo Pin NK22 Call 08138282717

Date: 13 September 2012



Comment by: Lisa
Comment

Guess what I just won R450 000 in a blackberry rica promo! Kak man! Why is this website even here when we are reporting a crime and no police or cellphone networks reply. Do you know how many SMS I get askn me "do u need a persona loan" where the fuck do they get my number!

Date: 13 September 2012



Comment by: S S
Comment

I received a sms that i have won 175 000 and a laptop must just give my banking details from Mr Danile 073 187 4997 when i spoke to him and told him it was a scam he put down the phone.

Date: 14 September 2012



Comment by: Sue
Comment

Received this sms at 6.41 on 14 Sept 2012. Congratulation! ur Cellphone No has Won R500,000 in Rica Promotion.ur Pin No is 0155, Contact Your Claim Agent George Anderson on 0730157305 for ur prize. this message was sent from 0814276656

Date: 15 September 2012



Comment by: thabo
Comment

ive also received an sms saying "congrat you have won R275.000.00 in rica yearly promo, your ref number 0009kp. call 0734087120for activation of your ref number and claim. as i called this number they told me i have 2 options to receive my price, 1- by account, 2-by cheaque, it will be send via post. the guy wanted my details n i askd isnt this fraud or anything???? and gyess what the guy hung up on. rica must do something bowt this coz they will end up getting into our accounts and stelling our cash.

Date: 17 September 2012



Comment by: Dina
Comment

I got a sms today stating that i have won R195 000.00 and a laptop in the RICA yearly promotion? call mr.Benson on 0814361333? this is a scam i am sure of it i think that these sms must be investigated to stOp CRIME.

Date: 18 September 2012



Comment by: Juliet
Comment

I also received an sms saying RICA! Congratulations your phone number has won R200 000.00 in RICA Promotions your Ref no. R0227 cal Mr Paul Greene to receive your winnings.

Date: 19 September 2012



Comment by: Revere
Comment

Also on 18 Sept a sms(0817490400) said I won R250 000 from RICA PROMO ref:RIC517SA & I should sms to NATASHA(0716430468) my name, bank details,province,ref: no & cell no. Insurance & CLEARANCE charges(R1550) & call John or Florence Dube on 0726883489/0218382096 for payment instructions. I even got RICA WINNING CERTIFICATE!!!!!!!! Is there actually anyone doing something about these SCAMS?????????RICA??NETWORKS??POLICE??

Date: 19 September 2012



Comment by: phuti
Comment

I also received the same sms. When I asked Mr Matins which country is comming from before working in Limpopo, Polokwane No 19 Market Street-3rd floor, he said he is fron US BUT the tone and accent is too different from someone comming from US. When I asked how come i won and why should i send my id no, he said i am talking too much. Please be careful of this scam....

Date: 21 September 2012



Comment by: nadz
Comment

Hi I received this message now from this number :+27799049085 and it reads CONGRATULATION! YOUR CELL NUMBER HAVE WON YOU R350,000.00 FROM RICA PROMMO LOTTERY REF RIC124SA CALL YOUR AGENT ON 0728717401 FOR ACTIVATION OF YOUR CLAIM. Please catch these fraudsters!!!!!!

Date: 21 September 2012



Comment by: nthabiseng
Comment

haha those fools must realy think we desperate for money, just got the sms and the only think that came to my mind was damn i almost got socked in.

Date: 27 September 2012



Comment by: Terence
Comment

I also received a sms from a Mr. Benson that I've won R250 000 - Rica promotion. I called him and told him he's a fraudster and that i'm going to the police to trace his number...

Date: 2 October 2012



Comment by: Gregory
Comment

My message read " Congratulations! You have won the sum of R250,000.00 from the RICA Promotion. Your Ref No:(A301KP) contact our Rica Agent 0n 0218382863 for your cash prize: came from number 0817651405. NO ANSWER ON THE LANDLINE NUMBER.

Date: 5 October 2012



Comment by: warren
Comment

congratulation. Your number Has Won R199,000, in RICA Promotion.ur ticket no.RT4.Call MR.KEN on 0732356808.

Date: 9 October 2012



Comment by: Hossain
Comment

Congratulation! Your cell no have won ( 195,000.00 in Rica Promo Award. Your winning tickte/no is (SA09/10)For claims call Mrs Kim Mokwena @0795583123

Date: 9 October 2012



Comment by: Valerie
Comment

i have just got off the phone with mr Mark, I recived an sms this morning that says i have won R135000.00 i had to call Cindy 0731884209. to clame my prize ant the sms came from 0721817826. and Mr Mark number is 021 802 6438. this is defnatly a scam. They want me to pay courrier fees of R2550.00 for DHL. call the number and you will have your scamster

Date: 10 October 2012



Comment by: Juan
Comment

Received SMS You won R195,000 in rica promo, pin no Nk22. call 0817676658 for claim. Definately a scam.

Date: 10 October 2012



Comment by: Yolande
Comment

From cell number 0817258531 I received a message on 15 October ar 12.50 to immediately call Melinda Blom on 0824730233. Thank you for staying with RICA! Your cell number has won you R250,000. Sponsored by NOKIA Email: rica_za@safrica.com. Call immediately 0824730233 Melinda Blom.

Date: 16 October 2012



Comment by: nono
Comment

received an sms yesterday 15/10/2012 saying my cell number has won R250.000 in RICA NETWORKS AWARDS 2012 REF CALL MR LAWRENCE ON 021 823 6516 TO ACTIVATE WINNING NO BUY AIRTIME FOR R145.00. and trasfer duty of R1800.00 money will be in same day. please stop this guyz its just too much.

Date: 16 October 2012



Comment by: nkanyezi
Comment

congratulations ! ur cell phone has won you R165.000 and a laptop in this year Rica promo award, ur Ref no. W126R9 contact Mr Daniel at 0715409921 for claims recieved this sms from 0817382389 early at 4am

Date: 17 October 2012



Comment by: PJ Moeng
Comment

I got the Blackberry Rica Award 2011/2012 on my cell this morning. It's not even a BB! Gave a reference number and call Joe on 073 326 3538. The cell phone networks must bust these losers!

Date: 18 October 2012



Comment by: josephine
Comment

i received an sms today saying i have won R95000,from rica promotion ticket and i must Mr Henrry.his number 0717729073 the sms was send twice to my phone. Rica must do something about this fraudulent they think they can get away with this shit

Date: 19 October 2012



Comment by: Clint
Comment

same here, received the following from this number 0722253651: Congratulations!!! Your cell number has won R150,000.00 @ the RICA 2012 award draw, Ref-No NK756. Call Claim Center @ 0725203156 for your cash prize!

Date: 23 October 2012



Comment by: Wayne
Comment

Your Rica Registered cell number has won R250.000 in RICA ALL NETWORKS AWARDS 2012 REF NO-MVC112. Call Mr LAWRENCE ON (078)250 8804 for claims. Will RICA do anything about this or not?

Date: 24 October 2012



Comment by: Cecilia
Comment

Just got a sms saying "Congratulations, Your Sim has won R150,000 in the RICA CASH AWARD. REF NO:GDLK116P29. Call RICA CALL CENTRER on 0738052880 FOR ACTIVATION & FOR YOUR PAYMENT. Will RICA do anything about this or not?

Date: 25 October 2012



Comment by: Hamish
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i got this sms from 27817461536 CONGRATULATIONS! UR MOBILE NUMBER HAS WON YOU R200,000.00IN ALL RICA NETWORK 2011/2012 AWARDS REF.NO NK774 CONTACT ON 0827364069 FOR ACTIVATION & CLAIM

Date: 25 October 2012



Comment by: Ronelle
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My hubbie recd a sms last wk claiming that he won R250 000 and that he must call Rose Mbuli on 073 037 7421 to claim. I called her and was told to sms my bank details. I asked for an e-mail to be sent to me with more details. On Saturday hubbie got a call to say thank you for the sms and that the accounts dept will be in contact today. This morning he gets a sms to contact Mr Botha on 071 126 8352. When I called the nr and asked to speak to mr Botha a black guy answered and didn't put me through to mr Botha. I then asked for a landline nr and that was sms'd to my hubby together with an e-mail address Ricapromo2012@safrica.com! I called the landline nr 021 8381855 and enquired where their offices are & was asked where I'm at. Lady, Nomsa Mbatha, then advised will I come to Simons Town. I said yes, give me the address. Then she said no their offices are in 44 Loop Street, CPT but I must make the payment of the R1850 urgently so they can payout the monies! I said I'm not comfortable & want to spk to someone be4 I trsf any monies. She got sort of uptight and said I must pay as they need to payout this wk. I'm still waiting for my e-mail!! Ppl watch out, this is a scam!!

Date: 29 October 2012



Comment by: Yvette
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29th October I received this text :- "Hurray ! Your cell no. has won R960 000 in the SA Rica Cash Awards sponsored by Nokia Ref: SA/NK12 Call 0788748763 Email : rica_nokia@safrica.com T's & C's apply" Definitely a scam but who gets to stop these guys and how ?!!!!!

Date: 30 October 2012



Comment by: Rina Opperman
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I,m so tierd of all these scams, I received an sms saying "your sim no. has won R295000 on Rica Promotion 2012, your ticket nr is (uk64p) call Maria/PauL on 0780472288 to activate your ticket" I got this on 26/10/2012. Please how do you stop this scams!!!!

Date: 30 October 2012



Comment by: Manuel
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On 31st Nov I got sms from guy called Ben stating my sim has just won R250 000. I also received a ref no NO A301SA and to cal0782428254 to receive my cash.These idiots are realy despirate.

Date: 1 November 2012



Comment by: Jacques
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Lol hey i also got that damn sms that read "Congratulations you have won R250,000 and a laptop in the Rica Yearly promotion. Your Ref No(SA012) for claim call 0722281314". I mean how stupid do thy think we are, I mean if it was true then thy would have sent a message with my name in at least reading congratulations Jacques blah blah blah.....

Date: 3 November 2012



Comment by: Heidi
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Rica Promotion! congradulations you have won R250 0000.00 in the rica all networks awards 2012 with ref ri 16 sa call miss natasha on 072 597 5013 for claim

Date: 5 November 2012



Comment by: Bavuyise
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it seems like the r plenty of winners out there.i cant even sleep,i recieved this sms at 21:31(working late shift,i guess) saying i won R450 in 2012 SIM RICA AWARD PROMO,asking me to call their call centre 0817601377.sms from 0817539228 atleast now i'l sleep

Date: 6 November 2012



Comment by: Bavuyise
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from bad to worse,giving me no choice but to refuse freebies

Date: 6 November 2012



Comment by: P Kleiman
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I have received 2x sms' from Agent Sandra telling me I have won R250,000.in the last 2 days. Her cell no. 071 498 4334

Date: 6 November 2012



Comment by: Patrick
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Received my this morning. Won R195000.00 and a laptop from 0812452519. Contact Ms Rose on 0736796352.

Date: 13 November 2012



Comment by: lethukuthula
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Damn I jst received the sms dis morning: Congratulation: You have won R145,000.00 from Rica yearly promo, your Ref No. is wwKP, Call 0833307414 for the activation of your ref no.WWKP & claim. So I ws even confused hw dd I even enter the competition so, I asked my older sister is dis real or so she told me dat it a scam, den started searching on internet abt Rica competition den find dis, RICA Nd SAPS must to sum thng, Rica must give out the money, damn how can they play us for fools in this tough times like dis wher everyone is in need of money it december, RICA as for I, I wnt the money so u better pay up.

Date: 13 November 2012



Comment by: Bornwise
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I received an sms. N after wants a coll frm mr kelly conferming i won R250000 wth registration or ref nu RSA 005. N its a foregnor. So RICA plz stop this thng coz myt affect others in bad way. Plz.

Date: 13 November 2012



Comment by: Stacey
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Wow, anotherone bites the dust. Just got the mail this morning. Won R195000 please call MR JAMES on 0782452693 to claim price. What a load of bullshit. And this is how Rica is protecting us...let me say it again...WOW

Date: 15 November 2012



Comment by: kishore
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how can our police dept be so useless this has been happening from april till now ie 9 months and with our rica registration and with our tracking systems that is in place nothing has been done even by our networks because they are making a handsome profit from these calls

Date: 15 November 2012



Comment by: Owen
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Ok. Why can these numbers not be traced? The numbers are RICA'd. Ther must be an address, or is RICA just another way of letting the family in on ways to rip you off? The number I got was 0781394486, ask for Ms.Rose. Your R195000.00 is waiting plus a Laptop. Rica yearly promotion. Why can't the police get these people. RICA had better find another way, and soon

Date: 16 November 2012



Comment by: Michelle
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I got an sms this morning that I had won money from the rica yearly promo. the mans aid last week a women won the money.

Date: 19 November 2012



Comment by: Lindah
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Received an SMS yesterday: "Thank you for staying with RICA! Your cell number has won you a BMW x6 Sponsored by Nokia". I was requested to call 0825306802, or I can e-mail them - rica_za@safrica.co.za. Please do something about these people - there are people out there that will fall for these type of scams. SMS received from 0817251610 - surely there must be a way of tracing these numbers - arn't these numbers registered with RICA?

Date: 19 November 2012



Comment by: Thokozane
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Just received an sms saying I have won R150 000 in the Rica Promo nd that I should call the claim centre.this Rica thing is useless

Date: 20 November 2012



Comment by: Simon
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i receive an sms today saying that i won R250.000 i called 0782366440 & spoke to Mr so called Smith, but i could tell he's non other than the well known scam stars, he wanted to know if i want the price trasnfered into my account / need a cheque, & they wanted me to sms my address. just there i suspected & all the emails in this list was the answer for me.

Date: 20 November 2012



Comment by: jan de lange
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i receive sms from magriet van der merwe from sel 0823437931 telin me to call her on 0712581275 i have won r250000

Date: 20 November 2012



Comment by: bob
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I recently registered with rica. Suddenly I'm getting illegal sms's.... RICA WAKE UP! YOU HAVE BAD EGGS WORKING FOR YOU. " You won R195,000 in rica promo,pin no Nk22. call 0817676658 for claim "

Date: 21 November 2012



Comment by: NB
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Att:Rica transfer department wish to notify you that your R95000 CHEQUE is ready for transfer, and you are advice to pay the delivery charges of R1,380 before your transfer comence, congratulations or ATT:My name is mrs Botha RICA general accountant in regard to the transfer of your fund, you have to pay R2,850 for insurance and clearance charges of your R95000, for effective transfer, kindly contact 0722108650 for payment,thanks, Botha. PLEASE people this is much bigger than even the Government there is no such thing as any Rica promotions the scam is run from the inside.

Date: 21 November 2012



Comment by: JJ
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I recieved a sms from 0718473102, a foreign guy saying that I won R145 000.00 and that he will sms me the payment details once I send him my details... What is RICA doing about this???? Obviously the scammers have to RICA their number in order to use it, so why can't Rica Track them down using their numbers????????? Their is no point in Reporting the scam if nothing is being done!!!! Pissed Off

Date: 22 November 2012



Comment by: Melanie
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RICA: you have won R185 000 in rica yearly promotion, your ref no 066RP contact the agent Mr Success on 0810515130 for you prize. How do these foreign people get my number this is unacceptable!!!!!!!!!!!

Date: 26 November 2012



Comment by: imraan
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South African RICA act has won you R450.000.00 cash from your last airtime recharged call Mrs. Sharon on 0815431652 for payment ref sa33v 8.30am-5.30pmi I have received this sms now and I dialled this number given to me,spoke to sharon and she said I must call her back in 2 minutes, so I did that and she said that it is confirmed and how would I like payment,cheaque or eft, I told the via cheque and she said I mus send them a text msg on name and surname with rference number so that he manager will contact me for further details...

Date: 26 November 2012



Comment by: Kim
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I received a text saying I had won R250 000 with a reference called some dodgy guy told him I know it was a scam and I am going to report him same numbers as above.

Date: 27 November 2012



Comment by: nashlene
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hi i received an sms this morning with the same story i won R250000 i called the no. this guy said i must sms my name, address, email address & ref no. i asked for a landline no. he gave me 0218271549. I called this lady asked if i want the money by cheque or eft. I belive they are looking for the unsuspecting people that give they banking details to take all their money instead of give them any. Hope no one falls for this scam thanks.

Date: 27 November 2012



Comment by: s klindt
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I received a sms on my cell to say that i have won 960 0000 on rica nokia south africa, needles to say it is a hoax. i think we had to rica our cell numbers for crimanals to get information of the public easily. am i wrong?

Date: 28 November 2012



Comment by: Annie
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I recieved a sms this morning from 0795606724. Your mobile number 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

Date: 28 November 2012



Comment by: sakhile
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Plz do not give any bank details

Date: 28 November 2012



Comment by: Nthabiseng
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I received an sms from 0814641721 saying I must call 0782811008 to claim R 250 000.00 from RICA promotion

Date: 28 November 2012



Comment by: Chantelle
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I received the sam sms today only diffrence is, its n Mr. Frank 0745194408. and he requested a R150 unused MTN voucher to activate my price.

Date: 29 November 2012



Comment by: Lehlohonolo
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Cell number rica winner

Date: 29 November 2012



Comment by: got sms that i won R95000 + la
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Congratulations you have WON R95,000 and a Laptop in the RICA yearly Promotion.your REF NO{UK06}CALL ON 0817-020-551.FOR CLAIM.

Date: 29 November 2012



Comment by: jeanninedavidoff
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here we go again. this morning i had a message from 23470651672 saying HOORAY your CELL has Won 960 000 in the SA RICA Cash Award sponsored by NOKIA Ref SA/NK12 Call Mrs Mandi 0788748763 Email: rica nokia safrica.com T's C's Apply

Date: 4 December 2012



Comment by: Shane Nortje
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Besides receiving the same type of text from 0812130283 and prompting to call 0719365159 and actually reporting a crime I would like to know where can we check up if anything is being done about it. I also contacted MTN as the service provider to ask them to do their share to protect the public. RICA is in place to enable the quick tracking of such cyber criminals. Now we want to see if it is effective. I am also wondering how many people has fallen for this trap and what do they do with all the airtime that they receive from the victims. Shane

Date: 11 December 2012



Comment by: Belinda Voges
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Same SMS Cell 0812758893 Contact Person Mr James 11 December 2012

Date: 11 December 2012



Comment by: sean m
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the following cell numbers are also running this scam: 0836917797 and 0828608834. sms received from a Mrs Joyce claiming to have a R175000 prize for me!

Date: 12 December 2012



Comment by: Erika
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Received an sms this morning saying I have been randomly chosen to win R950 000. I have to purchase 5x R180 mtn vouchers to activate my ticket.

Date: 12 December 2012



Comment by: Paul
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Received an sms this morning saying I have won R250 000 from RICA YEARLY PROMOTION. REF NO 010Np from cell no 0793236195. Please contact 0733122740 to claim your prize.

Date: 13 December 2012



Comment by: Rudi Berkhout
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Congratulation! Your sim number have won you R350,000.00 from RICA PROMO LOTTERY Ref, no: RIC 124SA, call your agent on 0797354387 for activation of your claim.

Date: 15 December 2012



Comment by: Frans
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Yea this is bad and i even report this crime to the cops and it sound that they are not even trying to make a efort to catch these people, i also received a sms from a Jerry Johnson saying that i have won a lap top and R195-00 rand and must buy them a R200-00 telkom voucher , afther tha pay R1750-00 in to N S Mkize bank account , then R3750-00 and Then R4950-00 and so it goes on I wish these guys should be cought and get the death panilty , How can the get away with this its unreal and as i read this these guys are still doing this like this jerry johnson, Frank, Williams, Cynthia, So people please be carefull

Date: 15 December 2012



Comment by: jamielah
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I've received an sms about 5 min ago about also winning R195000. I find it strange that just yesterday I was at an internet shop run by foreighner to email my cv and stuff 4 me that I receive this sms. I wonder if they not some how connected?

Date: 19 December 2012



Comment by: Shameema
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I received an sms at 00:03 this morning saying: Congratulations its our pleasure to notify you that your sim number has won the sum of R120 000 from our RICA 2012 yearly promotion REF no R525ZA. Contact Ms Mercy on 0730386393 for claim, office time Mon-Fri 08:00am-4:00pm , Sat 08:00am - 12:30pm. This is crazy,a while back i received a sms stating i won from Nokia, i then called Nokia to find out what is going on and they confirmed it was a scam. Someone i know actually went through with given banking details and at the end of that month she was cleaned out by these people. This is real, people are so desperate in todays's time that they get caught up in scams like this and lose SO much more. Take care all.

Date: 19 December 2012



Comment by: ntombi
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received the sms this morning that my cellphone number has won R350 000 in RICA 2012 PROMO DRAW REF 00350RSA, CALL 0110753915 FOR YOUR CASH PRIZE..sms from cellphone number 0763442977

Date: 20 December 2012



Comment by: Naledi
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I just receive the sms this morning written, "RICA: you have won R196,000 in rica promotion, your Ref/no:019nkp, contact the agent mr James on 0836123029 for your prize. When I called this number I spoke to a man whose accent is not South African one.

Date: 20 December 2012



Comment by: Hloni
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I received the sms also says, "Congratulation your mobile number has won R250.000.00 in Rica 1120 SA all networks promo. ref no: RIC 1120 SA call Lawrence on 0787136813 for your claim" They said I must pay R950.00 to claim my money. This is scam, the competition won't ask the winner to pay a cent, let alone to receive an sms instead of call. Check their spelling it says a lot, they now involved South Africans to convince us. Lets fight this 419 scam, track and work together with NPA.

Date: 21 December 2012



Comment by: Patrick
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I received a sms stating that i won 195000.00 plus a laptop i was told in order to claim prize i must by 150 cellc a/time and 100 ATA airtime Please will the genuine RICA dept do something about this . The scary thing is these people know excatly when you have the phone rica , how do they manage to have this info , it seems that people from RICA are supplying the info !!! why is there no responce from RICA THEMSELVES.

Date: 22 December 2012



Comment by: ray
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Received mail from 0744973356 Mr Joe,(how cheesey?)Rica promo you have won R450000.The guy answers but does not want to disclose his physical address.Can somebody bar this number????

Date: 7 January 2013



Comment by: Joe
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received sms this morning from 0720420335 saying Congrats you have won R145 000.00 from Rica annual promotion please call 0824781491 and the number is a fake. The guy answers but does not want to disclose himself. RICA please do something about these people. When we RICA are we selling out our privacy to all sorts of crooks? This is disappointing.

Date: 8 January 2013



Comment by: Sue
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Received an similar sms to those above from 0818433552. Message reads: RICA! Congratulations, your phone number as won 200,000 rands in RICA PROMOTIONS with ref0227, pls call Mr Paul Greene on 0110711924 to receive the winnings.

Date: 8 January 2013



Comment by: kelly
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south african RICA act won you R450.000.00 cash from your SIM registration call Mrs Sharon on 0784723412 for payment ref ricasa33v 8.30am - 5.30pm SCAM !!!!!!!!!!!

Date: 8 January 2013



Comment by: James
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RICA:- Congradulations!!, your cellphone number won R350 000 in Rica 2013 promo draw,REF.00350 RSA. pls call 0746740544 for your cash prize thank you. "The are better legal ways to make money who ever you are..."

Date: 9 January 2013



Comment by: MJ
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I received an sms from this number +27817456327 this morning which read the following “Congratulations! Ur sim no won R195.000 & hp laptop in our Rica online promo ref no ZNK012 for claim call MR Williem on 0832492963 for cash prize thank u” Rica must do something to stop this asap, there are people who will fall for this scam.

Date: 10 January 2013



Comment by: Caroline
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I received an sms this morning saying Congratulation your mobile number has won R250 000 in RICA 1120 SA All Networks Promo Ref NO RIC 1120 SA Call Lowrens on 0787136813FOR YOUR CLAIM I called him off a private number and he said that its MR Lowrens speaking I told him that this is a scam He said its not He asked me to take my number off Private so he can be sure I'm the winner I told him why must i take my number off private if i know its a scam and i wont be caught in it He then said something and hung up the phone

Date: 10 January 2013



Comment by: Emma
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Same message: My contact was a Mrs. Sharon on 0784723412.

Date: 11 January 2013



Comment by: Shantel
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what idiots, they cant even spell correctly.I received an sms this morning. I am really disappointed to know that this scam is still happening!

Date: 14 January 2013



Comment by: Lizle G
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Same message,but I won....wait for it... R450 000!!! My contact is also Mrs Sharon on 078 472 3412. The worst thing about this scam is...people are desperate(which they exploit, with no conscious at all), they actually buy the airtime with money that could have bought them food. SHAME ON YOU!!!

Date: 14 January 2013



Comment by: D Wilken
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"Congratulations! You have won the sum of R250,000.00 from the RICA promotion. you ref No: (R25P) contact our Rica Agent on 0734459922 for your cash prize:" This SIM has been RICA'd at http://www.mtn.co.za/MTNServices/RICA/Pages/Overview.aspx. Since RICA's aim is to fight crime and fraud surely they can do something about these type of people? They have their ID Numbers and physical Address. I send an email to icahelpdesk1@mtn.co.za to request action. Hope they respond.

Date: 15 January 2013



Comment by: Palesa
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i've also recieve dic msg todae in da 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

Date: 18 January 2013



Comment by: Susan
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Hi, mny daugther also received a sms that her no win R250.000.00 Ref no (93RP) contact Mr, Vin on 0713839917 offfice no 021 839 2798. She said to them that this wasn't legit they went so far as sending a Certificate with a lot of spelling mistakes. They also sent her a bank account no where she must deposit the Transfer fees. Its a Private bank no and in the name of the Agent. Thanks

Date: 21 January 2013



Comment by: Maxi Waite
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I received the following sms on 19th January 2013: Congratulations! Your cell no has won R150,000 from the RICA promo. Your ref No: (NK774)call our Rica Agent on 0712073881 for your prize and activation!

Date: 21 January 2013



Comment by: Mojalefa Ralekhetho
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I'm afraid the Rica Promo Scam is continuing this year. My family has just been "robbed" R110 in order to activate the so-called reference number! This is followed by an sms to send R1875 or so as insurance to Speedmail Courier to deliver the R250 000 cheque we have supposedly won. The operation seems to be conducted from Cape Town. The prominent name, for the cell number - 079 and the landlines - 0218271671 and 021 827 0896 - is Melanie who is reportedly a RICA representative.

Date: 22 January 2013



Comment by: Jan
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He he Mine goes like this. BLACKBERRY PROMOTION Congratulations your sim has won R450,000 in Rica 2012/2013 Award with ref NO BB301 Please call Mark ON 0817637785 for activation and claim. This is just stupid something should be done about these people.

Date: 22 January 2013



Comment by: johan
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I received the same message saying I've won R250 000 and I must phone 079 094 9458 and I spoke to mike I had to buy him airtime aswell so today I had to phone a sharon on 079 241 9302 I told them it was a scam and I wiLl trce these numbers they assured me its not and that I had to pay R2550 to receive my tjek this is bullshit people don't call you will lose your money

Date: 23 January 2013



Comment by: Sharon
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I also received a sms this morning from cell nr 0728672703 and cell nr for the activation is 0760888040. Wheneva it sounds too good to be true, alarm bells should go off. Hope these scam artists get caught. They tell ppl abt contacting them btwn working hours but i received my sms 06h40.

Date: 23 January 2013



Comment by: Patrick Mogajane
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I also received an sms which said I have won R150 000.00 from RICA yearly promo. I called this number 0820410096 and the person who answered sounded like he was still asleep and he said i should call him after 2 minutes but i did not.

Date: 25 January 2013



Comment by: Susan
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Also received the same call. Cell nr 0746740544. Answering the phone is John and Lucia. Jail them!!!

Date: 25 January 2013



Comment by: Shereen
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Received a sms saying I have won R250 000.00 Reff no RCA385C. Need to phone cell No 0724371161 need to speak to Magriet van der Merwe. Is this a scam.

Date: 29 January 2013



Comment by: Mohale
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I received sms on the 24 January 2013 saying ,i have won R250,000.00 and laptop from RICASA request me to call 0834812128 and the SMS was from 0814447215 with Ref/no:R3CK i spoke to mark ,who requested me to send air time of r110 x2 to acivate the award today i was requested to send R2,120 for the transfer Jasica Smith @ 0110794399, who later give me the account number of T.G MATHEBULA bank held @ CAPITEC.later they requested me to deposit R7,040 for authorisation to release the money fax number 0867100103 and another cell number is 0789687399. They are in Cape town Rica online ,please assist before this guys rob the whole country.

Date: 29 January 2013



Comment by: lazarus
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Hi i alls recived asms saying i have won R145.000.00 from Rica and the ref:no is Z.RCC.7 and for me to claim my price i need to buy vodacom.prepaid voucher for R275 and send them my bank detels and they said i my diposit R2620

Date: 31 January 2013



Comment by: FIONA
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31 Jan 2013 got SMS from 0812195259 " you have won R450 000. Call Mr Nelson 0784698369 Not wanting to give bank details I requested a cheque. I said I couldn't SMS & asked for e-mail. was given maxwell155@yahoo.com This address did not bounce back so presume it works. There is a long list of comments here. Surely some tracing can be done

Date: 1 February 2013



Comment by: Veli E Ntimba
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I received the sms today on 5february 2013 early said you have won R196,000 in rica promotion,your Ref/no 019nkp contuct the agent on 0836123029. So thing is it true plse help me

Date: 5 February 2013



Comment by: Thuli NDlovu
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I got an sms this morning "Congratulations! Your phone number has won R350 000 from RICA global yearly promo. Ref no. R113E5800. To clain your price call 021 839 2086

Date: 6 February 2013



Comment by: Olivia Skippers
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I have received a message " Congratulations you have won the sum R 250 000 00 from the RICA promotion. My Ref no. (RA.301.S.A) Contact our RICA agent on 0822648934 to claim cash price.

Date: 8 February 2013



Comment by: Sdumza
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Congratulation! Your cell no. Has won 450 000 from RICA promo 2013. Ref no.003p thn i was given a no 2 active n claim my price. Since it was cell c n i had free minutes i decided to call de guy, he askd me if i wnt cheque or eft, i said eft thn he askd for my prsnl details. I ask him if he cn gv me their email, website n office address.. He mubbled n mubbled

Date: 9 February 2013



Comment by: Maeli
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I received sms dated 11/02/2013 that says I won R950 000 plus HP laptop. I never entered any RICA promotion can you please trace the following numbers (078 9687 399)

Date: 12 February 2013



Comment by: Chantel Becker
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I just received this;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

Date: 12 February 2013



Comment by: Janus
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I received this sms 14 February 2013: Your Rica Registered cell number has won R250,000 in RICA ALL NETWORKS AWARDS 2013, REF NO-MVC112. Call MRS WILLIAMS ON=(078) 299 8881 for claims. SMS came from number: 079 658 2077

Date: 14 February 2013



Comment by: Yoliswa
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I have recieve an sms from thise 0725896030 saying I hv won 450,000 in 2013 sim rica promo,with Ref no.SA2012 and I must contact Ms Z GaGa on 0817601377.Please help to find ths Gaga before it's too late.

Date: 15 February 2013



Comment by: Khulumani
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Receive an SMS as which reads as follows "RICASA/Congratulation"Ur mobile NO was randomly selected in RICA PROMO 2013 YOU Have Won R750,000 Call Mr.Victor ON 0787633874 For Caims with Ticket No:0277 "

Date: 18 February 2013



Comment by: Timothy
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Received an sms at 09:12 from 074 120 4277 that reads: "Thank you for staying with RICA! Your cell number has won R250,000 sponsored by NOKIA. Ref: za/nk76p 0110797246. Email: ricaza@safrica.com. Call Office Hours

Date: 18 February 2013



Comment by: Greig
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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.

Date: 20 February 2013



Comment by: Corne
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same as all of you - Gongtrats! your mobile number won R950 000.00 in rica award draw. call S Atkins on 0789544331 with ref no: RICA 265 for claims. i phoned and enquired, i had to send sms of bank details (not active account)to her then phone Adam Christian at activation department on 0737041787. i was told to buy 5 x R275.00 vodacom vouchers and fax them to 0866658013 to get the transfer into my account within 5 minutes. what is happening with this? look at all the scams and these people are still on the lose.

Date: 20 February 2013



Comment by: berna
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Congratulations tou have won r95000 and laptop with ref no sa012 call 0837501263

Date: 20 February 2013



Comment by: berna
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Congratulations tou have won r95000 and laptop with ref no sa012 call 0837501263 and pay in r2550 to claim my price and call rica executive director jabulani at 0734397633 and call all morning

Date: 20 February 2013



Comment by: suraya
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my dad has alo received an sms saying his sim has won R450-000 in a blackberry promotion asked to call mark 0817637785, tis guy sounds weird i told him tat tis is a scam he said no it isnt accounts dept going to call us back tomorrow,my dad is a pensioner tis is very sad for the old people they actually believe it, these people need to be stopped my dad had to buy R110-00 worth of airtime to activate tis account which they have stolen from us.

Date: 20 February 2013



Comment by: ewan
Comment

got sms on the 18th Feb 2013 saying : Congratulations! Your Cell has won you the sum of R175000.00 in Nokia Global Promotion.Ref No.116nkp call Mr Adams on 0835345420. Sms was sent from this number 0812464229. Im my opinion how do they get our numbers????? Staff or workers at retailer shops of celling cellphone is working with these people. can the Retailer owers and rica officials and police , scorpions or EVEN GOVERMENT take control of this matter.

Date: 22 February 2013



Comment by: ewan
Comment

Can "RICA" also been investigated in this matter i am SURE there are MOST DEFINATELY leaks in that department who is getting bribe by the scam artists. THANK YOU

Date: 22 February 2013



Comment by: NOMAD
Comment

LOL THESE GUYS ARE SO HILLARIOUS , I COULD HEAR HE IS NOT SOUTH AFRICAN NOGAL MR BENSON WITH REF RL23. APPAERENTLY I WON 250 000 GRAND AND LAPTOP. HERES HIS NR TORTURE HIM 0840841632. HIS SO DUMB IM FONING FROM WESTERN CAPE HE ASK ME WHICH PROVINCE I TOLD HIM EASTERN CAPE ...WITH THE REFERENCE ALL MY DETAILS ARE SUPPOSE TO SHOW.AND HOW DID HE GET MY NUMBER? THIS RICA NONSENSE MUST STOP OR GET TAKEN OF THE MARKET ITS JUST CAUSING PROBLEMS. AND THERE IS PEOPLE WHO FALL FOR THIS.

Date: 22 February 2013



Comment by: NOMAD
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THEY PHONED ME AGAIN JOH HECTIC WANT MY HOME ADRESS JEEZ THESE PEOPLE CAN KILL ME...LOL DAMN KWARAS

Date: 22 February 2013



Comment by: Zanele
Comment

Just got an sms saying: Congratulations!!! you're amoung the lucky winners in the "RICA" REGISTRATION. You've won R150,000.00. Ref number:A133RAS. Contact claim centre on 0735866232. these people are really bored shame...

Date: 25 February 2013



Comment by: Greenie
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Got the same this morning, they wanted the voucher number for R200 telkom voucher!! If there are so many reports why hav these people not been caught, someone is answering the other ene of the phone!

Date: 25 February 2013



Comment by: Monique
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I got this sms today: "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.com. Call Office Hours" I just figured it is way to good to be true. Can someone just check and see that someone else doesn't fall into this trap. Thanks

Date: 27 February 2013



Comment by: Larry Aitken
Comment

Congratulations you have won R 1000,000 in the RICA promo ref ( SA222UK) call John Hills on 0786995948

Date: 4 March 2013



Comment by: AYBN
Comment

this was my msg received. Today CONGRATULATIONS! Your mobile number was randomly selected in the Global RICA Promo. You've won R90.000 Ref no: RP016 To claim contact Lisa Isaacs on 076749117 my husband tried to call from private number.just engaged tone6

Date: 4 March 2013



Comment by: Braam Le Roux
Comment

also got a sms "RICA: you have won R 225.000 in rica yearly promotion,your ref/no :019NP contact the agent Mr Adam on 0734324885 for your prise. the funny thing is i am in Botswana. Where do they get our number from is our numbers really so safe???? AND WHAT IS BEEN DONE ABOUT IT? THE CRIME UNITS HAVE THE NUMBERS WHAT IS BEEN DONE ABOUT IT? LAST YEAR I WAS SCAMMED ON A INTERNET SITE THE MATTER WAS REPORTED BUT THE SITE IS STILL RUNNING

Date: 4 March 2013



Comment by: Andy
Comment

Received same message last week from number 07729016922

Date: 4 March 2013



Comment by: Kobrin Hattingh
Comment

I received an sms from this number 0741282495 saying,Thank you for staying with RICA!Your cell number has won R780,000.00 Sponsored by AFRICA NATIONS CUP. Ref No:231/SA.Email:ricaclaims@gmail.com Call:0717013130

Date: 6 March 2013



Comment by: Tienie
Comment

I recieved a sms from 27741257664 Thomas Ellis for a price of R950 000 and I can claim it from 0783469945

Date: 6 March 2013



Comment by: JK
Comment

I have recieved an sms this morning says ,Congragulation your cell has been selected as a lucky winner of R250.000-00 from rica 2013 promotion ref.nk177 for claim call rica claim office @ 0723274738. Dte:9 March 2013

Date: 9 March 2013



Comment by: TJ
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I received a sms - Telkom Promotion:Congratulations - your sim has won R2500000.00 in Rica 2012/2013 Award with ref A1861sa. Please call 0782428254 for activation & claim

Date: 9 March 2013



Comment by: Kwaito
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Got the same SMS this morning from Thembisile 27817676116 stating that i have won R350 000 with ref no. SAF066/2013. It further states that i have to buy a Telkom prepaid for R200 to activate my winning reference number on their system. It's last stanza says i must send them the pin number of the Telkom prepaid to 0603305535. Any SAPS / Hawks out there to investigate this?

Date: 12 March 2013



Comment by: Raees
Comment

I see this is just a waste of time reporting a crime because nothing is done

Date: 12 March 2013



Comment by: W
Comment

SMS from 0798091952 - won R950000 in yearly draw call Sandra Atkins on 0785555408 - ref RICA265 to claim

Date: 13 March 2013



Comment by: Gerrie
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receive sms stating that i have won R750000. the no they have used - 0604077533. What is happenong to SA

Date: 13 March 2013



Comment by: Nadryka
Comment

Congratulations....Your phone number has won R175,000 in the 2013 Blackberry Promo. Your Ref. No: B63. For claims call MS Natasha on 0810627318.

Date: 14 March 2013



Comment by: S kwinda
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I receive sms this morning telling me that I won 250000 from Rica promotion,it says I must cal 0738481280 to claim my price.Guys what's going in our country.

Date: 14 March 2013



Comment by: Tamsyn
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I received the same sms saying my number has won 950,000.00. Call Sandra Atkins on 0789544331. REF: rica265 I see above this has happened a lot. Is anyone actually looking into these to try stop fraud or are we just placing our comments for no reason,

Date: 14 March 2013



Comment by: Nevilene
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I received an SMS this morning same as above. I've won R200,000 and have to phone 076 539 4676 and quote my ref. A77R to activate my prize. Called the number from a landline, not gullible enough to use my mobile. A foreigner answered, spoke fast and indistinctly inspite of me asking him to slow down so I couldn't make out half of what he was saying. Most of what I could make out involved SMS him a whole all my personal details. Yeah Right!!!! Please nail these bastards!

Date: 15 March 2013



Comment by: Rato
Comment

My sister received an sms from Dr. Ronnies Geddis stating that she won 820,000.00, Then She asked me to email her name n cell number to irica@cash4u.com. The next morning i received email written : Affidavits Of Claim Transfer Of Rights and Priviledge. Cell: 27721292773 Tell: 27717360279 Address: Unit 6, The Innovation Centre, Queens Island, Belfast JHB

Date: 15 March 2013



Comment by: Rato
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My sister received an sms from Dr. Ronnies Geddis stating that she won 820,000.00, Then She asked me to email her name n cell number to irica@cash4u.com. The next morning i received email written : Affidavits Of Claim Transfer Of Rights and Priviledge. Cell: 27721292773 Tell: 27717360279 Telefax: 27866044924 email: irica@cash4u.com reg. No: 199700735 Address: Unit 6, The Innovation Centre, Queens Island, Belfast JHB

Date: 15 March 2013



Comment by: Poppy
Comment

Guyz this is serious same this morning i got an sms dat a won 2500.000 and call ,dey say i must pay R1950.00 4 clearances charges.. I must cal John Brown or FLORENCE DUBE On 0726883489.

Date: 18 March 2013



Comment by: lizl
Comment

Ek het ook gister n email gekry Rica. you have won R225,00 in rica yearly promr, your ref no . xxxxx contact the agent mr Adam on 0734324885 for your price. toe bel ek, eers moes ek R30 SE airtime koop en toe later weer R100 se airtime. Vandag bel hulle my terug, ek moet oor die R2000 vir hulle inbetaal vir die vevoerkostes om die tjek by my te kry. Toe se ek, ek betaal niks meer voor ek nie tjek in my hand het nie. toe sit hulle die foon neer.

Date: 19 March 2013



Comment by: Heather
Comment

My brother-in--law Danny received an sms to say he'd won R950 000 and a laptop in a Rica promo. Phoned SANDRA on 0739042571 to find out out more. I asked for her landline number and she killed the call. We all know it's a scam for airtime or cash and since nothing has been done by the law let us harrass them with the same, flood their phones with sms's day and night.

Date: 26 March 2013



Comment by: Craig
Comment

Really liked the story of the guy who first used the airtime he bought, then called the crooks, lol. I got the same sms but decided to sms the fraudsters with the message- thanks but I've got an ipad and the money,they should keep it and buy more airtime cause they surely seem to need it...lol

Date: 29 March 2013



Comment by: Cecile
Comment

received sms my cell no was drawn in RICA competition I won R755 000.00 i must deposit R1200 into an account and sms postal address to them to send cheque. Names and cell numbers that sms came from: Margriet 081 899 7554 Susan 078 070 5384 Adam Scott 083 471 9182 S C A M !!!!!!!

Date: 2 April 2013



Comment by: Louis
Comment

Received sms 01 Apr same as other before but now winning R 950 000 plaus HP laptop phone 078 968 7399 to claim. Surely RICA can do something about these fraudsters or is the reporting we do just for fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The sms came fro 074 129 2572.

Date: 2 April 2013



Comment by: Kay
Comment

I have received an sms saying congratulation you have won R450000.00.Your mobile number was randomly selected. Call 0738488035 for claims and ticket no.SP1233 04 aPRIL

Date: 4 April 2013



Comment by: Yolanda
Comment

I have recieved an sms saying congratulations yor cellnumber has won R250 000.00 @ the RICA 2013 promo award ref number sa147. the sms came from 0840642399. I called this number from a landline. Lots of stories and they gave me another cell number to confirm 0792557735. These guys are so dodgy in just the way they answer the telephone. Why can't something be done about fraudsters like this. There are people that are still believing these stories!!

Date: 5 April 2013



Comment by: Stan
Comment

Like everyone else I keep recieving this nonsense. Last one from #0720591559 Sandra Atkins. I notice that most are asking why the networks do not do somethng about this. Has anyone had any feed back from the networks or are the police investigating?

Date: 6 April 2013



Comment by: Shaun
Comment

Got the same text this morning. Thanx MR President for the open border policy and for giving criminals more legal rights than the actual hardworking tax paying citizens who as a matter of fact is paying your salary. I get more and more sick of this country as each day passes. why all of us south africans (black, white, green and purple) dont stand together and save this country ourselfs is just sickening. anywoo dont fall for these bullshit scams people.

Date: 8 April 2013



Comment by: Sandra
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This is getting to much now. They broke in to our house over the weekend, took every thing they want and now this. I also recieved a sms this morning. Come on people this is the new South Africa nobody give money away anymore the keep it for themselfs.

Date: 9 April 2013



Comment by: Mmakolobe
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i got message yesterday 08/04/13 saying that my phone has won 265k with REf NO:JKKTP i must call Lucas of which i did and he's got foreign tone when he talk,plsss pls people be aware of this criminals

Date: 9 April 2013



Comment by: Geshon
Comment

i got the message on monday 8.04.2013 that read congratulation ur cellphone no has won you the sum of 150.000.00 in rica yearly promotion ref/no sa185UK call 0729402972 for activation & claim. i hope by also sending our emails they will be a productive respond in regarding this.

Date: 10 April 2013



Comment by: Gerda
Comment

Ontvang 02h53 in die oggend n sms: Veels geluk ,u selfoon nommer was gekies as n wen no in die RICA SA 2013 kompetisie. Skakel Elizabeth Potgieter 072 365 9483 vir die prys. Nog n scam. RICA moet teen die scamsters optree.

Date: 11 April 2013



Comment by: Liesl
Comment

SMS received saying "South Africa RICA act has won you R450.000.00 cash from your sim registration. Call Mrs Sharon on 0740228125 for payment ref ricasa33v. 8:30-5:30 pm

Date: 12 April 2013



Comment by: Jens
Comment

Received SMS on 15.04.2013 at 09:45 that "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" Can you please stop this scam/harassment you created through unconstitutional legistaltion??

Date: 15 April 2013



Comment by: Pieter
Comment

Received SMS 16/04/2013 06H54.RICSA Congratulations Your mobile No was selected in RICAYEARLY PROMO You have won R950 000 Plus HP LAPTOP Call 0737073117 for Claims with Refs no R1CK

Date: 16 April 2013



Comment by: Ken
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Received SMS 18th April 2013 at 0843 from cellnumber 0812991885 Stating Congratulations Ur sim no won R195.000 & Hp laptop in our Rica Online Promo ref no ZNK102 forclaim call Mrs Cartine on 0729464155for ref activation thank u

Date: 18 April 2013



Comment by: Saritha
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Bla bla bla , won R250,000. REF: SA 04KP. Contact 073 087 5706. From: 081 751 6509.

Date: 18 April 2013



Comment by: KULANI
Comment

congrass!!your cell number has won 950.000 and a HP LAP TOP from RICA-SA YEARLY PROMO REF NO:R2CK.Please call 0843668928 to claim. call reply:yes please buy R50 virgin mobile airtime as soon as possible and send it to me to activate your ref number at any nearest supermaket.

Date: 18 April 2013



Comment by: Wessel
Comment

congratulation:you have won R175 000.00 from Rica yearly promo. your Ref no.is 066eg. Call 0720274404 for the activation of your Ref no.066eg & claim. I received this now 30min ago at 08.30. Did not even bother to phone,it is a scam.

Date: 19 April 2013



Comment by: NOORIE
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I HAVE JUST RECIEVED A SMS SAYINGMY PH HAS WON R250000 AND TO ACTIVATE I NEED TO SMS THEM R200 VIRGIN MOBILE AIRTIME,THEY SAY ONLY THEN WILL THEY SEND THE CHEQUE, AMANDA 0747137678

Date: 23 April 2013



Comment by: Adri
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Receive an SMS today "Dear subscriber, your cell no have won R 450,000.00 in RICA awrds in UK. Ref no RA022. For claim contact Mr. Jason M on 078 525 7509. T&C's Apply. (PTY) LTD" Did not even phone know I will loose it totally.

Date: 24 April 2013



Comment by: Elleanor
Comment

just another one concratulations ! your sim card has won you (200.000.00)In ALL RICA NETWORK 2012/2013 AWARD REF:NO (NPK1416)CONTACT ON(0794799818)FOR ACTIVATION&CLAIM ...I SPOKE TO SOME LADY USING MY LAND LINE AND SHAME EVEN THE ACCENT IS SO BAD AND DODGY.I WISH THE SA CRIME UNIT CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS BUSTARDS .THEY ARE BASED SOMEWHRE IN CAPE-TOWN , I ASKED FOR THEIR OFFICE ADRESS AND ITS 103 LONGSTREET .LAND LINE 0218365855 WHICH WAS ANSWERED AND BUY A GUY SAYING ITS RICA HEAD OFFICE . Nxa!

Date: 8 May 2013



Comment by: max
Comment

Congratulation's you have won R320,000 From Rica Yearly Promotion. Your REF no.CSA09KP.Please Contact no 0719253231 for Your Claim.

Date: 9 May 2013



Comment by: Richard Waring
Comment

Here is a new update on all of this, these are all the Nos. I was contacted with ... 074 578 3000 081 742 0821 076 213 8084 084 944 0684 When they could not scam me of my airtime, they then asked to deposit an amount of R2650 in the following FNB Acc A. Maphike , Acc No.62409375616 as it would pay for the courier to deliver my cheque of R350 000, the stupids' even gave me a fax no. to send proof of deposit 086 591 0795 .. !!!! My reference was 00350 RSA Somebody must be able to stop this KAK !!

Date: 13 May 2013



Comment by: Sina
Comment

I received an sms that says congratulations! You have won the sum of R200,000 from RICA promotion your ref no. (07RP) contact our Rica agent on 0834779375 for you cash prize. The sms is from 0726467388

Date: 16 May 2013



Comment by: nane
Comment

i got the same sms this morning and the guy had the decency of giving a website to verify their credentials. when i opened the web this page showed up. can someone please help regulate the listing of our cell numbers. pleeaase.

Date: 16 May 2013



Comment by: Richard Moagi
Comment

I have received an sms @5:40 this morning saying" Congadulations you have won R195.000 and a laptop in the Rica yearly promo,ur Ref:0166R.Call Mr Nelson on 0787455499 for claim and activation.I called with my office number and the guy said i should call with my cellphone and he hang up on me.He does not sound aouth african,This is the second time i receive such sm,the other one i received it just after AFCON and they said i've won R200.000 for being selected in an afcon fan competiton and i told them i never enteredna competion....Pls vodacom,cell c,8ta and mtn need to do sumthing about dis

Date: 21 May 2013



Comment by: Arina
Comment

Rceived sms..won R250 000 00 in yearly rica promo. contact 084 797 4220. Please check and advise. Thank you

Date: 22 May 2013



Comment by: liandi
Comment

Congratulations! Your SIM has won R400,000.00 from the RICA promotion. Your Ref No:(MP159) Contact Our Rica Agent on-0737529492 for ur activation and payment!when I called this idiot(Mr.Nelson) he said I must top up my airtime R180 for activation nmust give him my bank account details for the money to be transfer...into my account!I immediately logged on google n realized tht its a scam...so I send him a few msges called him an fraud he didn't even reply cos he knw its true.....plssss do something about this sick people...trying to get money out of innocent people please!

Date: 23 May 2013



Comment by: James Mnyanda
Comment

Congratulations! Your SIM has won R195 000 & laptop in our Rica Promo ref #ZNK012 for claim call Mrs Caroline on 0724618566. I excatly knew that this is a scum. Phone Caroline & i have to buy telkom recarge for 200.00 to clain the price. Her landline # is 0110256926, address #44 century City opposite FNB Gettohighmaoo street PE. Please track and lock up these people.

Date: 27 May 2013



Comment by: NOBULUMKO PATE MQULO
Comment

This morning I received an sms stating"Congratulation's you have won(350,000.00)from RICA YEARLY PROMOTION.Your Ref.no.(NK11P).Please contact MISS LINDA MAZIBUKO ON(0799666119)FOR YOUR CLAIM R.Y.P

Date: 27 May 2013



Comment by: derek
Comment

Got an sms: - "RICA - you have won R196.00 in rica promotion - your ref number - 019nkp contact the agent mr Fred on 078 811 3635 for your prize from 081 762 9501, had a non professional non South African (possibly Ghana or Nigeria) Accent on response." DrK

Date: 29 May 2013



Comment by: Cd
Comment

also got sms this morning that i've won R250,000 and laptop from RICA and i should call John on 0734377280 to claim my prize. since i know that this thing is a scam i did call him you can hear he's accent that he's not from Mzansi and he was rude he requested the ref# no. and said that i should call him after 2min for verification, I did n't call again. Beware!!! dont be trap i know we all need money, but be wise like a snake

Date: 4 June 2013



Comment by: marlene
Comment

What is Rica for? to open the door to criminals? received sms i have won R160 000.00 on the Rica yearly Promotion. What happened to one's privacy and personal details? Rica you are responsible for this !!! or are you "IN" on these sams ?? Never had problems like this before "RICA" came into being !!!! sick and tired of this crimal invested country !!!!!!! DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT !!!!!

Date: 5 June 2013



Comment by: D Strydom
Comment

Same story as all above, here the number I must fone: SANDRA ATKINS 0604562511

Date: 25 June 2013



Comment by: D Newton
Comment

Your mobile number has won R195 000 and a laptop in RICA Yearly promotion. Ref No (Y22RL) call Ms Rose on 0741016631 Email:rgp.sa@live.com to claim . Shame on these people trying to steal innocent people's money!

Date: 25 June 2013



Comment by: annelize
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I received this sms: Congratulation! Your sim number has won you R350,000.00 from RICA PROMO LOTTERY REF, NUMBER UK147SA call (Remound or Liza) on 081 835 3287 for activation & Claim. Then I must get R110.00 airtime to activate the claim that will be EFT into my bank account or delivered to my doorstep???

Date: 3 July 2013



Comment by: gunther
Comment

received sms from 0817016422 tha I have won the sum of R175 000 from RICA, must contact agent on 0823600073 for cash price. She requested R110 airtime and also said must not use the voucher. She phoned me on my work number which I did not give to them and said there is some money to be paid before I can get my winnings?? How did they get hold of my work number??

Date: 9 July 2013



Comment by: peter
Comment

I got this sms from this number: 27812093078 South African RICA act has won you R450 000 cash from your SIM registration call Mrs. Sharon on 0730907890 for payment 8.30am-5.30pm

Date: 10 July 2013



Comment by: X
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I haven't paid anything but have already given these people my banking details. will they access my money in my bank account? what do I do now? HELP

Date: 12 July 2013



Comment by: ian selomo
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I have just recieved a message stating that i have won R225-000 how can those criminals face the music?

Date: 16 July 2013



Comment by: bulelwa
Comment

hi my hubby also recieved this kind of sms and it is the same as the other one's.I want to know while we busy reporting this,is there any action that is happening regarding this matter? becoz is getting out of hands now.this Rica thing came to rob us not to protect us at all.this is inside job that is why they don't say anything about it.

Date: 17 July 2013



Comment by: Bethuel
Comment

Also received the same sms saying that I have won R175 000 and I called Lerato Mbau on 073 267 6984. She told me to buy RI80.00 MTN Airtym as am using MTN but I did not even bother to call agyn as she is also saying that they will need to deposit this whole amount before the bank close. How possible is that to deposit hard cash stryt into the bank? What is our justice system doing about this exactly? We r now reporting this and it dazn seem to be solving a thing at all. This people r robbing us cos at some point, they r successful and dey shud be exposed 4 who they really r. It seems like goa tshwana

Date: 17 July 2013



Comment by: Harri
Comment

I have been contacted twice already with this scam and since all you service providers do nothing you should be investigated instead

Date: 18 July 2013



Comment by: IZET
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Jerry Johnson says he works for this promotions company. I must buy a Telkom voucher for R40. All the shops I went to said they wont sell me this voucher, because they know of the scam. Thank goodnesss I didn't buy it.

Date: 18 July 2013



Comment by: Odette
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Thanks for this site. I got the same Rica promotion by SMS. Phoned the guy on a land line number, he spoke with a strong French accent. Decided this is a scam. Found this site and saw that it is a big scam from other users. Thanks for this site it is very help full.

Date: 22 July 2013



Comment by: kgothatso
Comment

i received an sms saying,RICA:congratulations!!!your mobile number won R350 000 in RICA 2013 promo award,ref 00350RSA,call 0849440684. To claim your cash prize,thank you.can't you do something about this scams...

Date: 23 July 2013



Comment by: blanco
Comment

Rica el mengage para la puta de tu mama

Date: 25 July 2013



Comment by: mari
Comment

Received this sms today from no: 079 156 7251 Congratulations Ur Mobile No'Ve Won (R960,000,00 & A LAPTOP in RICA! Yearly Promo 2013/ free lottery/ Ref No:(RSA109) Call VANNESSA @ 0820536921. For more info. Such a waste

Date: 26 July 2013



Comment by: zanele
Comment

I received an sms on sunday the 28.07.2013 from 0826942300 saying thank you for staying with RICA you have won R750.000.00 sponsored by FIFA/SA RUGBY.Ref No 231RC. call Dr Clair 0780020968 who said i mst email him my details and he is going to send my winnings to my account.

Date: 29 July 2013



Comment by: Geoff
Comment

I received sms from this number 0726467388 that i have won r200000 and i must call 0218382715. I called them and they want me to pay r1250 for goverment tax and transport fees for the cheque to be delivered. Please police department arrest this peoples cause some people fall for this scams.

Date: 29 July 2013



Comment by: peers
Comment

fake sms from black nigerian... Congratulation!!! your Number Won R450,000.00 in AFCON 2013 Promotion Draw With Ref Number JU 174 Call 0732076711, To activiate & Claim your Prize. hahahaha dumb nigerian!

Date: 30 July 2013



Comment by: braam
Comment

Received sms again today. I just ignore it. CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR CELL NO HAS BEEN AWARDED R250,000 FROM RICA-BLACKBERRY 2013 PROMOTION. REF NO CK197ZA. FOR CLAIM, CONTACT MR JONATHAN ON 0762046425. Are the police doing something about these people sending these smses or are they still using the excuse that they are over worked and under staffed to find these fraudsters.

Date: 30 July 2013



Comment by: Faith
Comment

I got one on Monday from Mrs M Lindiwe 0838864990 and today i got another one from Success on 0837249921

Date: 31 July 2013



Comment by: Londi
Comment

this is so irritating, i did receive the sms today, and I decided to call this person Busi from 0218391867, I asked her a few questions that she coudlnt give me clarity, I asked her company name, she gave me PK International, when I went to google it, it showed some indian company for clothes! I asked her who can I confirm their realtions with RICA she said any one at RICA and she gave me another scam number to call. Ps ps arrest these people!

Date: 1 August 2013



Comment by: julian
Comment

I received a sms todayat 16:44.... CONGRATULATION FROM RICA. YOU HAVE WON R195000.00 & HP LAPTOP IN OUR RICA PROMO. REF. NO. ZNK012. CALL MRS CAOLINE ON 0734025058 FOR REF ACTIVATION & CLAIM. THANK YOU. I ALSO PHONED THE NUMBER BUT SPOKE TO A BLACK MAN WHO TOLD ME THIS MRS CAROLINE IS NOT IN THE OFFICE. I THEN ASKED FOR THERE OFFICE NUMBER, BUT HE SAID THAT THE CELL NUMBER IS THERE OFFICE NUMBER. HE TOLD ME THAT I MUST BUY 2 R400.00 TELKOM PREPAID VOUCHERS THEM PHONE HIM AGAIN TO HAVE MY REF. NO. REGISTERED. THEY WILL THERE AFTER POST ME THE CHEQUE AND LAPTOP. IM GOING TO PHONE THE ASS AGAIN TOMORROW AND GIVE HIM A LOAD OF SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!

Date: 1 August 2013



Comment by: shams
Comment

I received a sms this morning staying I have won 175,000 in a rica yearly promo , n I should contact mrs.m.lindiwe with ref.119nmk when I called she told me 2 purchase R180 airtime 2 activate my ref.no n I should send her the voucher pin n bankin details for them 2 transfere the money , this scam is goin on for 2 long now , why can't any arrests ! Made ,

Date: 7 August 2013



Comment by: Chermeen Thompson
Comment

(RICASA:) CONGRATULATIONS!YOUR MOBILE NUMBER WON R950,000.00 IN OUR YEARLY RICA AWARD DRAW.CALL DANIEL LONGMAN ON:0748256480 WITH YOUR REF NO:RIC24 FOR CLAIMS.I received this SMS now at 13:12 very convincing he told me I won the money and needed to deposit money into his FNB account for transfer fees of R5000.00 I told him I had been scammed before yet he swore he had worked fie this company for many years it wasn't a scam....well come to find out by me phoning Nokia as he said it was their promo they are not running any Rica promo so watch out this is just another con artist trying to take an inoccent persons money once again....

Date: 8 August 2013



Comment by: Desiree
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Ok not sure if any one else has had this but the same SMS type scam has just popped up on my cellphone as a "Network Notification" when I escaped it, it has disappeared so I am not sure how this is now being conveyed to the cellphone numbers. The message indicated I had won R250,000 in a RICA promo and I must call Mr Wilson on 0732596645 quoting ref RIC52KP

Date: 12 August 2013



Comment by: christelle
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Can we please get some feedback on these matters. these people are getting smarter, and we are getting targeted more often. The people who contacted me are Sandra Atkins, Geraint Jones. Even an overseas nr 00447418478581. Please do something about it!

Date: 12 August 2013



Comment by: Siphiwe Mpungose
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I recieved an sms saying I have won R250 000 with rica 2013 all network promo, ref Y23. Is there such a thing? If not pls do something to stop this crime.

Date: 13 August 2013



Comment by: Kyle
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I just received an sms from them as well. The sending number was 27 72 941 6212. I have recently Rica ed my sim so it has to be somebody in the department that handles the numbers that is doing this. Where are the internal auditors in RICA? If more details are required please contact me.

Date: 13 August 2013



Comment by: Envor Hassiem
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I recieved a SMS from a number 0790201171 that I have won R195000-00 in a Rica Promotion - Ref - N299j, for claim call Mrs J Candy @ 0738337948, I called her, she advise that I send my name/cell/delivery address to the her number, this I did, later I recieved a message that from Mrs Margareth Fisher ( general accountant) to inform me that my cheque will be delivered by UPS and that I must have a amount of R1950-00 available for the insurance cover ready or call Mr Micheal @ 0810577646 for further instructions. I called this Micheal, he confirm that he's with a Company Called Rica Multi Networks, his office is located @ 88 Voortrekker Rd , Bellville.I then Googled the address to see it's actually the Lewis Stores in Parow's address, I asked him about the Company, when I told him this is 'bullshit' he drop the call. I then call Mrs J Candy, she also dropped the call after I enquired about the office, acc to her she is also @ the same address, what amaze me is that they send random sms around, if a person with very little savvy gets caught out then they score big time, the cellphone companies must make sure that the numbers that are using was Rica correctly as I notice that these guys get cards for all Networks.

Date: 14 August 2013



Comment by: H3nn1
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My SIM "won" 200k today from in the RICA MOBILE PROMOTION. In order to proceed they wanted either my delivery address or banking acount details (having your name, address, mobile number, ID gives them acess to your funds in some cases). When I requested delivery my call was dropped. The RICA Centre's number was 0717634723. Be awake - if it sounds too good to be tru, it usually is.

Date: 15 August 2013



Comment by: Esme
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RICASA-:)Congratulations! Your MobileNo WasRandomly Selected In RICA2013 PROMOYou Have Won R950,000.Plus HPLAPTOP Call 0817424149 For ClaimsWith REF/NO:R3CK

Date: 15 August 2013



Comment by: Esme
Comment

RICASA-:)Congratulations! Your MobileNo WasRandomly Selected In RICASA2013 PROMOYou Have Won R950,000.Plus HPLAPTOP Call 0736302269 For ClaimsWith REF/NO:R3CK

Date: 15 August 2013



Comment by: francis
Comment

So this scam is everywhere. just receive a messge on my phone also saying I have won R500,000.00 in RICA yearly promotion.........

Date: 19 August 2013



Comment by: fenge
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i just want to know if RICA and SA Police are aware of these foolish guys who are always sending these stupid messages and if at all they are doing something about it. i also received a message sent by cell phone 0794581131 on 7/08/13 reading "congradulations! your cell phone has been awarded R250,000 from RICA-BLACKBERRY 2013 Promotion, for your claim call mr jonathan on 0833516242. i doubted the sms but then called the guy who sounded like an old man with some missing teeth. he told me that indeed i have won the prize. he asked me if i want my money to be deposited in my bank account or would i prefer a cheque. i told him i dont have an account and that he should send me a cheque. the folowing day he called to update me on my prize and then he mentioned that i should send about R1700 for courier. i then told him that i dont have that kind of money and asked him to deduct the money from the money "i have won" he then dodged and said that he cannot touch the money as it is insured under my name but previously he had asked me my names. i realised that this was a scam and decided to quit talking to him. by grace of God, would these guys will rot in poverty. i'm glad that from the stories iv read they have not managed to rob anybody of their hard earned money. they should find something valuable to do damned scammers. they are disguating

Date: 25 August 2013



Comment by: Candice
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i also received an sms that i have won 195 000 in rica yearly promotion. when contacting the number on the sms, a nigerian man answered and informed me that i have definately won the prize. he then informed me that i needed to send him my correct spelling of my name to the number that i have just called along with my email address and residential address. i was also asked if i wanted the money by cheque or eft. the next day i received via email a winning certificate from rica, sign by a Mr Van Der Merwe, and instruction to contact the paying department for payment procedures. No number has been supplied to contact the paying department. i wanted to contact them just for interest sake and see what they had to say, as the nigerian man i spoke to kept congratulating me on the winnings etc.

Date: 26 August 2013



Comment by: Candice
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Sorry the email address to the winning certificate was (ricapromo223@yahoo.co.za) and the person i was to originally contact was a Ms Linda on 078 839 1959, but when i phone a nigerian man answered and if i remember correctly i was told that she was at nedbank making payments.

Date: 26 August 2013



Comment by: phillip
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hi i receive a sms there say congratulations you won R180,000,00 from Rica bonanza your ticket no. 660kr.contact Zanele on 0718278412

Date: 27 August 2013



Comment by: Taj
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Hi I receive a sms say congratulations your mobile nr has won R195.000 and a laptop in RICA yearly promotion. Ref N(Y22RL)call Ms Rose on 0717097190 e mail rgp.sa@live.com to claim. Date 26 August 2013

Date: 29 August 2013



Comment by: Willy
Comment

Same story. "You have wine a prize of R350000-00. This time asking me to call a llandline number. 021 8395821. How hard would it be for the cops to trace this.

Date: 29 August 2013



Comment by: Daniel
Comment

I have received an sms that reads as follows:Your cell no was randomly selected and has won R450,000 in RICA AWARD PROMO 2013.REF NO PSJ 141SA.Call the HELPDESK ON 0603914650 to claim. I call this guy and told me that ,i must sms my name and banking details and the money will be deposited. i never do that as instructed,can the RICA the assist in all this SCAMS

Date: 30 August 2013



Comment by: Liets
Comment

Sms that says you have won R950000.00 Perry Nash 0712456867 To call on 0834719182 and Michael Lawrence 0822623155 call on 0789305999

Date: 5 September 2013



Comment by: Sakkie
Comment

1 St message from 0769685755 on Vodacom phone Congratulations yor mobile nr won R250.000 in Rica mobile promotions Ref Nr 117KPP. Contact Mrs T Mdontswa 0791765113 I Do not know about any Rica promotions. I not even bother to contac but how do we stop this. The 2nd sms on the other phone from 0791396917: On Virgin mobile phone.: Congratulations your mobile Nr won R250.000 in Rica promo award. Ref 00350. Contact 0817053962

Date: 5 September 2013



Comment by: Goodman Pehana
Comment

Received sms :Yogurt mobile number won R275,0000 in 2013 Ri.ca Yearly promotion. Ref no 011RYP to claim your prize contact Mrs Susan Tube.. Is this legitimate or a scam?

Date: 14 September 2013



Comment by: polskitros
Comment

RICA AWARD. YOUR RICA REGISTRATION CELL NUMBER HAS WON R55,000. IN RICA ALL NETWORK AWARD 2013. REF NO SA010KP, CALL 0823485638 FOR CLAIMS. how many times have ppl won this year n how many they giving out?better than the lotto wooooweeee

Date: 17 September 2013



Comment by: HENE white
Comment

Greetings I am a certified, registered and legit lender I give out loans at very cheap rates and we can offer your the loan which you are requesting kindly get back to us now if you are seriously in need of the loan. I hope to hear from you. Best Regards Mr Mrs HENE white Manager/CEO HENE Wall Lending Organization Mrs Henenwhite01@yahoo.com

Date: 18 September 2013



Comment by: David
Comment

Thanks you for staying with rica your cell no:has won R500,000 from rica yearly promo ticket no:SA21 for claim call Mr Mark on 0747839844 your won prize from cell no:0728450854

Date: 19 September 2013



Comment by: C,B Essop
Comment

Congratulations your mobile number has won R195.000 in RICA promo with ref no 12SA. contact the agent Mrs. Samantha on 0734368793 to claim your prize. Three words to Samantha TAKE A HIKE

Date: 3 October 2013



Comment by: Johna
Comment

Congratulations you have won R200,000-00 from Rica yearly promotion your ref UK11P kindly contact your claim agent on 0610975225 for your claim

Date: 3 October 2013



Comment by: Paseka
Comment

Why doesn't RICA block these numbers ?

Date: 9 October 2013



Comment by: Thami
Comment

Congradulation-Your sim card has swon R200 000. in our rica yearly promo ,ticket no DF6621 for Activation and claim call Mr Mark Nelson on 0810656493

Date: 15 October 2013



Comment by: Ray
Comment

Received Rica award sms for prize R450 000 asking me to claim from 061 406 8421 Sent from this no: 082 790 9456 HOWEVER - WHATS THE POINT OF REPORTING THIS - ??? Looking at all the crime reports on this page - WHAT IS BEING DONE TO PROSECUTE THESE CRIMINALS????

Date: 23 October 2013



Comment by: Dwayne
Comment

Congratulations your No.is Among Lucky Winner u Won R250,000. From RICA Yearly Promotion. WIth Ticket No.BP22 Call For Your Cash Price 0785333045.From 8am-5pm ... This is what I received this morning ... Is it a scam ? Cause when I called they said I need to get R50 air time

Date: 29 October 2013



Comment by: roxanne
Comment

I just wanted to know if this Rica Scam is still going on as i have received an sms this morning which states: "Rica Promo! Has won you R450,000. In the RICA ALL NETWORKS AWARDS 2013. With Ref No: (RIC14SA), Call Mr Rafel on (078) 1879947. For your claims". He says its real and he works for RICA and he is from Germany. RICA how are these people getting our numbers if you guys were suppose to protect the numbers? We need you to tell us whats going on??

Date: 30 October 2013



Comment by: Maryke van Schalkwyk
Comment

Hi, Message received from 0727208296: Thanks you for staying with rica your cell no has won R500 000 from rica yearly promo ref no:SA55, for activation & claim call on 0847012519. 6am-6pm. When you contact them they check your ref no. ask then for your banking details, id number and email address and for Vodacom R110 unused airtime where the pin must be sent to them. Funny since I am Cell C. Where after Accounts will send you a fake winning certificate. Looks almost real. Except they send it to you in a pdf document that is editable. Even I could fake it. In the email it states that a Administration fee of R2250 must be paid to the following account number. 0603427476. FNB. This is truly a SCAM!!!!!

Date: 1 November 2013



Comment by: Gillian
Comment

Just received a SMS from this same no. but it is now the "Kellog's Cornflakes in 2013 Promo To contact Mr Eric" Hope this guy's dick rots and falls off!!

Date: 11 November 2013



Comment by: Nathan
Comment

RICA:You have won R185,000 in rica yearly promotion, your ref/no:066RP,contact the agent Mr Success on 0837249921 for your prize. Same scam, different day. Get a life loser!

Date: 12 November 2013



Comment by: Carol
Comment

Received SMS from 0769608368 which reads CONGRATULATIONS you have won R250 000 in Rica yearly promotion. Your ref no AK116N. Please contact our agent via 0848755149 to activate your RICA Ref No,

Date: 20 November 2013



Comment by: Johann
Comment

Received sms from 07818336371 Congratulations! you have won R195 00 and a laptop in sa Rica National Awards PromotionRef NK22 call Mrs Lara Smith on 0820988284 to claim (no reply)

Date: 23 November 2013



Comment by: Johann
Comment

Call Tom Adams on 079390363 you must pay R2699 for delivery and insurance Phoned seem connected to SAP Centurian

Date: 23 November 2013



Comment by: Thabisa
Comment

I also received an sms from these fraudsters who claim that I that my cell number has been nominated for a Rica promo competition and that I have won R175 000, I then immediately deleted the sms, Rica SA needs to publicize this fraudulent activity on national radio, television and newspapers, they need to spread the word, people need to know about this scam, This means our personal information is not safe, seeing that these fraudsters have our cellphone numbers, question is where do these fraudsters get our cellphone numbers from?

Date: 3 December 2013



Comment by: Lelanie
Comment

I received sms stating that I have won R175,000.00 and also managed to contact the lady that even gave her name in the SMS. She required me to either forward my banking details for the deposit or my address where they will corier the cheque to me. What utter bull!!!!!!!

Date: 14 January 2014



Comment by: Alf
Comment

i received an SMS on 13/01/2014 telling me i had won R250,000.00 in the rica promo my reference number as RK77CQ and the person i spoke to was richard cell number 0760164339, i knew it was a scam but was curious, what i would like to ask is this, if there are so many people receiving this SMS scam with contact details why are the authorities not taking action.

Date: 17 January 2014



Comment by: Frikkie
Comment

I receive same sms from 0825381087. Why can these sms's not be forwarded to a RICA report centre so that RICA can instruct the Cellphone co's to suspend the number and the applicant? WHAT IS THE PURPOSE IF RICA if this goes unattended?

Date: 30 January 2014



Comment by: Piet
Comment

They are still at it. Call was from cell no 0761792526 and person to phone is Linda Buthelezi on 0717010712

Date: 4 February 2014



Comment by: Eugene
Comment

i received a message from "RICA" today saying i won a hel lot of money. i did phone and they want to know if i want check or cash. i said check. then they wanted R180 airtime to activate the account. what bullshit this is. the number is 0739193109 and contact person is Mrs M grace. Rica please do something. is there no contact details for RICA

Date: 10 February 2014



Comment by: Dineo
Comment

Hi im wondering when this ridicilous scam will stop i got an sms appreantly its from rica and ii won 295 000 reference number :(RRG7 , scam! I wonder what rica is doing about that

Date: 1 March 2014



Comment by: Sandra
Comment

Same thing happened to me, I also wanted to know so I phoned them, and I spoke to Rochelle - and for me to activate my price I had to sms all the relevant info from the winning cellphone no. Scam big time. and they will courier the winning to me, after I sms all the relevant info. BIG JOKE

Date: 5 March 2014



Comment by: Monica Roland
Comment

Emergency Cash Loans Hello Everybody, My name is Mrs. Monica Roland. I live in UK London and i am a happy woman today? and i told my self that any lender that rescue my family from our poor situation, i will refer any person that is looking for loan to him, he gave me happiness to me and my family, i was in need of a loan of $250,000.00 to start my life all over as i am a single mother with 3 kids I met this honest and GOD fearing man loan lender that help me with a loan of $250,000.00 U.S. Dollar, he is a GOD fearing man, if you are in need of loan and you will pay back the loan please contact him tell him that is Mrs. Monica Roland that refer you to him. contact Mr. Anthony Hampton via email: (easyfunds003@gmail.com)

Date: 30 March 2014



Comment by: Elmarie
Comment

Eric he said his name is number 0844143289 and then the same voice diff number 0610144862. I had to buy R180 MTN airtime. what the hell, then wanted R1550 for courier and insurance. RICA you better investigate o the other name the same guy used was Patrick

Date: 8 May 2014



Comment by: oosthuizen c
Comment

YOUR SIMCARD HAS BEEN REGISTERD IN RICA ACT,YOU HAVE WON R250,000.00 IN RICA MOBILE PROMOTION REF NO SA45R41 CALL CLAIM CENTER ON 0815535357 FOR PAYMENT.

Date: 13 May 2014



Comment by: clive
Comment

I received an sms from a Mr. Jeff Martins today congratulating me for having won R950 000-00 from Rica. His Cell no. is 0735691228.He then requested me to pay R1 200-00 up front as this amount may not be deducted from the cheque I'm supposed to pick up at no. 7 Fairview office Park, Ring Road ,Port Elizabeth People who do these things should be locked up summarily .because this is no joke. Some people are vulnerable and these rogues are taking advantage of that. I wish someone could do something about this .

Date: 16 May 2014



Comment by: sibu
Comment

Recieved the same sms today Stating that I had won a money from rica. And the number I was asked to call was 081 089 7127. But the sms came from 078 588 2343. So I googled 'cash prizes from rica ' and found this... Which makes me wonder, why the hell do we register with rica. Were we not forced to register with rica for security reasons. I mean im sure these numbers are registerd and therefore are traceable. What does rica do for us if they are unable to prevent such. What is rica doing for us?

Date: 3 June 2014



Comment by: krim mohamed
Comment

FULL NAMES OF BENEFICIARY:krim mohamed CONTACT ADDRESS: No. 03 Street "T" ranch red Zanata Tlemcen CITY:tlemcen STATE:algeria COUNTRY:algeria NATIONALITY:Algerian SEX: man AGE:16 years MARITAL STATUS:Celibate CELL TEL NO:0561782793 HOME & OFFICE PHONE:043246428 FAX NO:----------------------------------------- OCCUPATION:student AMOUNT WON:1,000,000,00 REF NO:475061725 BATCH NO: 7056490902/188

Date: 4 June 2014



Comment by: JW
Comment

I agree with a lot of the things some of the people have said, this is ridiculous, if our numbers are supposed to be protected from all these scammers why are they able to do these things to us I have also received quite a few of these sms's and I am fedup with this. Infact I think this rica business must come to an end especially if we the customers/clients are not properly protected against these scammers. why must we rica our sim cards,I don't think it is necessary, do you? or is it for the scammers to get what they want or what? It is unfair on all of us who have been caught by these people, I just wish the police can catch them and lock them up, I just hope it's not someone who works for rica that's involved with this whole scamming vendetta.

Date: 4 June 2014


 
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