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CELLPHONE RICA Promotion scam
Report ID: 2286
Crime Category: Other
Province: Gauteng
Suburb: Ridgeway Ext 4
Address: cellphone - n/a
Crime Date/Time: 16 July 2012, 1:00PM
Reported Date: 18 July 2012
Related Link: N/A
The Incident
Another incidence of the RICA YEARLY PROMOTION SCAM... I checked on this site before responding to it and it's been reported by others already... but someone out there is still trying it on...cellphone message says You have won R195 000 (I wish!) in the annual Rica Yearly Promotion. Ring Portia 083 315 3854 to claim . bla bla bla.

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44 Comments for: CELLPHONE RICA Promotion scam

Comment by: laoura

Got two smses this morning saying" Congratutlations!! Your mobile number wonR175,000 in 2013 RICA promotion REF/No:116 NYP, to claim your prize contact Mrs Nomsa khumalo, 0783267927

Date: 24 July 2013

Comment by: Olibele Patrick Sereo

I have received an sms from Mr Paul Greene and his no. is 0110711924 today (19/07/2013. He said my phone number has won 200,000 rands in RICA PROMOTIONS. I called him and ask if I want my winnings to be deposited into my bank or Posted, I said it must be posted and requested my full names and also request me to go to the nearest super store, I said am nearer to Pick n Pay, and he said I must quickly go there and bought R180.00 Airtime and immidietly call him then he will tell me what to do so they can release my winnings within 24 hours. I just want to ask how truth is that, please help mebecause i am in my way because I really need money.

Date: 19 July 2013

Comment by: Trinity

Just received an sms today 24 May 2013, "Congratulation!! Your mobile NUMBER has won you R195,000 in Rica promo, Ref: no.for claim call Mrs J Candy on 0796614963

Date: 24 May 2013

Comment by: Jo

Just received an sms today 23 May 2013 "Your cell phone No has won R250,000 and HP LAPTOP on this YEAR RICA PROMOTION, with ticket no:0325p: Call 0817460221 to Activate and Claim, from 8am-5pm" Same scam as last year....

Date: 23 May 2013

Comment by: Pocohants Chikasha

Just received a SMS stating i won R195000 Pin NK22 Call 081767558 they must think i feel off a Apple Tree

Date: 27 March 2013

Comment by: Bev

SMS received- Congrats! Your Cell phone No has won R250,000 and HP LAPTOP on this YEAR RICA PROMOTION with ticket no 0325p Call 0812370475 to Activate and Claim, from 8am-5pm. Sent from 27741156748

Date: 25 March 2013

Comment by: Brenda

I just received an sms stating I won 350 000.00 My REF:00350 and I was asked to call: 084 944 0684. I spoke to a Christopher, who asked for my ref and when I questioned him he dropped the phone. I tried calling the number back but it was off.

Date: 19 March 2013

Comment by: Eloise

Also received an SMS from 0825385817 "CONGRATULATIONS! YOU HAVE WON R250,000 IN RICA PROMO, REF NO:0012WL. TO CLAIM YOU PRIZE CALL 0810517861. Mrs Linda/0825385817 Mr JOSEPH. CONGRAT!! 9AM-6PM.

Date: 15 March 2013

Comment by: Glenn

RICA PROMOTION: Congratulations your sim has won R450,000.00 From Rica Promotion With ref No:(SARCP301) Please Call Mark ON 0817637785 for Activation & Claim.SMS received from 0741866797

Date: 13 March 2013

Comment by: Johan

Got mine this morning - luckly I don't take note of this crap - but just for everybody out there who does - don't give your money to these people. "Congratulations!! Your mobile NUMBER.has won you R195,000 in ric promo.with ticket no.Z166p.For claims call judith OR MR MARK ON 0782706849, to activate ur ticket"

Date: 12 March 2013

Comment by: Sbongisile

Have received one that have won R1,000,000 in Rica Promo, must call 078699948 for claims. I phoned the guy and gave him a piece of my mind - told him that he need to get a proper job instead of fooling people!

Date: 11 March 2013

Comment by: Klaas

What will happen if i gave the banking details?

Date: 7 March 2013

Comment by: savannah

Message I received this morning C0NGRATULATI0Ns !Y0U HAVE WON R350,000 AND A LAPT0P FROM RICA PROMOTION,YOUR REF NUMBER IS SA 0166 CONTACT MR DANIEL ON 0810021059 FOR YOUR CLAIM. Had a feeling it's a scam.

Date: 7 March 2013

Comment by: Tobias

RICA PROMOTION: Congratulations your sim has won R450,000.00 From Rica Promotion With ref No:(SARCP301) Please Call Mark ON 0817637785 for Activation & Claim. Got this one to day, so last season...x u Elizabeth :)

Date: 5 March 2013

Comment by: Nicole

I received an sms from 0815903661 saying my cell phone number won me R 450:000 from rica promo with a ref number for a claim to call Mr Frank on 0747697439. No answer when you call.

Date: 28 February 2013

Comment by: Harry

Just got a sms from a Mr Jorrison 0604220262 to buy R275 Vodacom voucher for i have one R195000. Now wants me to deposit R1150 into an account before receiving the winnings

Date: 27 February 2013

Comment by: nthabiseng

17 february 2013. i received this sms. CONGRATULATION'S YOU HAVE WON R250,000. FROM RICA YEARLY PROMOTION. YOUR UK REF. NO.AK116N. PLEASE CONTACT ON 0722036187 FOR YOUR R.Y.P ACTIVATE YOUR REF. i called and the lady told me to buy an MTN airtime of R180 and send it to the number with my postal adress to activate my ref number so they can courie a cheque. pss!

Date: 18 February 2013

Comment by: Mary

received one as well saying i had won R200,000 - plse call Mr Paul Greene (011)0711924 - i called as i knew this was a scam but wanted to know how he got my cell. he asked me how i would like to receive my winnings so i said by Post cos there is no way you getting my banking details. I gave him an incorrect postal address - said i would reciev my cheque in 24hrs - NOW that's a first in SA that postal service in 24hrs - he then wanted me to tale the ref and verify details , so i told him HMMMMMMM - he says you don't trust me and cut the call. I called him back to tell him i had reported him & he didnt seemed to be to phased - did he think i was stupid enough to let him have my banking details, just how do these people get hold of your cell number.

Date: 11 February 2013

Comment by: Ivor

Also received one saying i had won R250 000.00, yea right. Was told to call 0782428254

Date: 11 February 2013

Comment by: seipelo

I received an sms today that says South African RICA act has won you R450.000.00 from your Sim registration call Mrs Sharon on 0784723412 for payment ref ricasa33v.8.30am-5.30pm,i called this lady then she said do i prefer to be send the money through account or cheque,then i said cheque,then she said i must sms my details and physical adress so that they can courier the cheque,unfortunately i did not give her any information.

Date: 28 January 2013

Comment by: Soso

Congratulations! Your Cell No. has won R245 0000 ,in Rica all network Promotion,with Ref : RC 11 .For claim,call 0717980523

Date: 24 January 2013

Comment by: natasha

My sms said i won the annual rica promtotion 2013 My prize money is R250000.00 and that i Nitasha and give my reference no.I knew in my heart that it is a scam. I received the sms on 14Jan.2013 but only phoned 22Jan. Just by the conv. i knew scam.However they pretend to verify your ref and phone no.Ask you how you want your winnings.You must then sms back to them to confirm.After that you receive an sms saying you must dep.R950.00 for insurance and del. charges. If we have cell no of these hoax people why cant they be tracked down by the law.

Date: 22 January 2013

Comment by: carmel

i received an sms on the 11/01/2013 stating i have won 450 000 plus a laptop. i phoned then the guy who anwsers tells me i must phne back 5 minutes late, i phne back he tell me to buy R200 telkom voucher to activate my ref number UK 72. please people be warned, nobody gives that kind of cash away without proper advertising.

Date: 14 January 2013

Comment by: Yasmien

Received an sms. Congratulation you have won R250 000.00 Please call 0722036187 with pin AK116N to claim your prize.

Date: 7 January 2013

Comment by: Natasha

Received this sms. Rica promo. Congratulations your SIM card have won R750,000.00 from rica promo with ref no RCP 10. please contact Pike on 0718071578 for activation & claim. I would also like to find out where they got my details!!??

Date: 4 January 2013

Comment by: Yogie Padayachee

I received this sms: congratualtions you have won R350,000 from Rica Yearly promotion. Your ticket no. CAO9KP. Please contact 0719253231 fro your claim. I called the number and the guy said i should register my ticket number by buying R180.00 MTN Airtime. i told him but i use a Cell c number where i also received my message on. he said yes we know but u need to register this number with R180.00 MTN airtime. I took his details and sai i will be checking to see if this is a gimmick: Nigerian guy kelly Williams Rica Offices No. 12 North Street Cape Town Please can someone check this up for me.

Date: 28 November 2012

Comment by: theresa

I wonder when will these crooks stop.what puzzles me is their timing.they send these messages right when ur broke or do dey hve access 2 our bank info.dey knw dat everybody needs de money thus a lot of ppl become victims

Date: 28 November 2012

Comment by: Madelein

received a sms congratulations your cell won R250 000.00 @ Rica Yearly promotion ref nr RK77C call claim centre 0760164339 for cash prize really hope that this will be followed up and would love to find out where they got my details ??? thanks

Date: 21 November 2012

Comment by: Natalie

I also received an sms today claiming I have won R95 000 in the Rica yearly promotion

Date: 31 October 2012

Comment by: vaneshree

Sms I received this morning, congratulations you have won R95,000 and a laptop in the Rica yearly promotion.your Rer NoSA 012 for claim call 0789-998-696.

Date: 25 October 2012

Comment by: Chantelle

Congratulations your mobile number has won R350,00.00. In Rica 2012 all networks promo. REF no: RIC121SA Call Agent 0781098217 for your claim.

Date: 16 October 2012

Comment by: natasha

congratulations you have won R250 000.00 and a laptop in the Rica Yearly Promotion. Your ref no (0122N) call Mr.Mkhize on 081 358 2692 for claim. this is the sms i received on 09/12/12

Date: 18 September 2012

Comment by: zaandrea isaacs

i gave them some of my personal details like my account number but thats about can i stop them?

Date: 14 September 2012

Comment by: Shams

My poor domestic was scammed with this Rica promo. I tried to warn her but she was convinced that it was true. She called Benson on0812639613 and he told her she needed to buy R200 telkom airtime which she obediently did....not taking heed of my warnings. She then gave him the pin code and he said the cheque would be posted. He then called her this morning and said they need her to deposit R2500 for administration fees then they'll release the money. Thank God she finally realised that he was scamming her. How many people is he doing this sad that he is succeeding with those who are most vulnerable

Date: 4 September 2012

Comment by: Mlu

Just received the same message from 0812087872 saying I have won R820 000 must contact Dr.Ronnie on 0717360279/fax-0866044924/ kind of a doctor is this?

Date: 23 August 2012

Comment by: Stephen

Recieved an sms this morning saying thaqt my sim card number has won me R295 000 on RICA Promotion 2012. Your ticket number is uk64k. Call Jeffrey on 078 047 2288 to activate your ticket number.

Date: 3 August 2012

Comment by: Waldo

Received an sms this morning saying that my number has won R195000 in the RICA yearly promotion. Ref No. (RYP61), call 0718329125

Date: 30 July 2012

Comment by: Elizabeth

I am a christian who believe in miracles .Got fooled, ha haha.terrible mistake.God will punish them for their greed on innocent poor people like me.

Date: 27 July 2012

Comment by: Anthea

I received a sms this morning.Claiming i won R200,000 in a yearly Rica Promotion.ref#R0227.Wow! what a birthday present it thought.I phoned the guy,Mr. Paul Greene(011 0711 924),who confirmed that i won,but need to first purchase 3 x Vodacom Airtime vouchers,valued at R275 each.How many people have been fooled.Please people,DO NOT GIVE ANY DETAILS!!!!

Date: 23 July 2012

Comment by: Mala

Received sms today 23/07/12. Amount won R1450000.00 from Rica yearly prom. Ref sckp. call 0837703901 for activation & claim.

Date: 23 July 2012

Comment by: Elizabeth

I recieved the same sms today 23/07/2012. Claiming i have won R95,000 and a laptop in the Rica yearly promotion. Your ref no (SA012). For claim call 078 999 8696

Date: 23 July 2012

Comment by: Jo-Ann

Had the same sms claiming i have won R250 000.00 and a laptop in rica yearly promotion. I phoned Mr Benson on 0812639613. He said to sms my name and adress and he will send a cheque for that amount and the laptop.

Date: 20 July 2012

Comment by: Marijke

Had the same sms.They actually require you to buy a vodacom airtime voucher of R110, sms the voucher nr through to them with your postal address to send the prize to. What a joke!

Date: 20 July 2012

Comment by: LOUISE

Received an sms claiming i've won R250 000 in the rica yearly promotion. call julia 0711505772 to claim.

Date: 20 July 2012

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