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Rica Price winning SCAM
Report ID: 2355
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Boksburg
Suburb: Sunward Park
Address: N/A
Crime Date/Time: 08 August 2012, 7:00AM
Reported Date: 08 August 2012
Related Link: N/A
The Incident

Congratulations your mobile numbr has won R350 000-00 in Rica 2012 All Networks Promo Ref No RIC581SA.  Call Samantha on 0787136813 for your claim.  When I phoned a guy by the name of James answered the phone and stated that Samantha is no longer working for RICA an that he will assist me.  I didn't phone from my cellphone number but from another number.  He then stated that I have to phone from my number to claim the price to get my details.  I informed him that I will report this to the police.

Mark as SPAM/Inappropriate

17 Comments for: Rica Price winning SCAM

Comment by: Lynette

Received an SMS saying my cel no was chosen in a RICA draw and I won R250 000-00 and i had to call a number to claim my prize

Date: 22 November 2013

Comment by: Shaun

Got message reading: Congratulations! Your Cell Number has WON you R250,000 from RICA Lottery Promo.REF.NO:RICO13KP,Call your Agent on (0724227759) and claim.

Date: 27 September 2013

Comment by: Varisha

Won R250 000 from Rica lottery Call - 0724227759

Date: 27 September 2013

Comment by: Mike

I got the same SMS's. I had to phone 072 156 7599. Mandy answered and after a long story we had to pay money into Account 62430193409 in the name of Mr Tshepo Chauke at FNB. Twice !! FNB, take note, your accounts are bieng used for scams!! Then James on 011 056 4303 started phoning us to say we must pay GBP 840 (Pounds) into an account to activate it. BTW, I have not paid about R 12,500 into any account yet. Then the R 750,000 would be paid into it. Hell, that moola would have been nice to have !!! 23 September 2013.

Date: 23 September 2013

Comment by: Nathi

I got this sms 'Congratulation!! your Sim Number has Won you R 350,000.00 From Rica Prommo Lottery Ref, Ric 147 Sa Call Mr Ben or Lisa @ (0761017969) For Activation and Claim!!'What a joke,I'm tired of thesescams & ignoring them doesn't help. Isn't there ssomething we can do?

Date: 3 September 2013

Comment by: Sharon

Got a message on my MTN-logo stating: Congratulations your Rica number won you R950 000. I had to dial on my cell for reference number, and suppose to contact Daniel Longman at 0748256480 for further details. I did so and they asked for R3500 to be paid at FNB, again another R20 000, then another R38 000 for COT number! They convinced me it's not a scam, but the truth, that was our only money left, now were broke, and suppose to pay in, again, but now I do realise it's a scam, and I'm on my way to the police. Point is, we're both jobless, and 2 minor kids to raise, but they insist this is no scam! What noe, R61 500 gone, please help?

Date: 2 September 2013

Comment by: David

Your Cell No: has won R960,000,00 in RICA Lottery promo with your winning code SA10206. Call MR Lawrebce on 0810064259 to process your claim.

Date: 7 August 2013

Comment by: arashaad

your sim has been awarded r250.000 ON rica YEARLY PROMO WITH REF.SA.16.UK CALL AGEN gRACE nTAMO @ 0723252251 FOR YOUR CASH THANK YOU

Date: 21 May 2013

Comment by: Frances

Mr Falesy Parker Tel 27717013130 Fax 0865632695 Email This is the persons details

Date: 18 March 2013

Comment by: Frances

Good morning I got this message on my cell and would like to know whether this is true or not. Thank you for staying with RICA! Your cell number as won R780 000.00 sponsored by Africa nations Cup. Ref no 231/SA

Date: 18 March 2013

Comment by: Alex

I just received the same sms stated I had won R950.0000 from Rica given a ref Rica 25.I phoned the number from my cell the lady said I should phone back in 5 min. I phoned again she said congratulations you have won R950.000 from Rica. She took my banking details and said for them to activate the transfer I must by 5 x R275 vodacom vouchers and fax the pins to them.The lady's name is also Ella Atkins at phone nr 0789107576

Date: 11 March 2013

Comment by: Zandie

I received an sms this morning stated I had won R950.000 from RICA given a REF. RIC. I phoned the number from my office line the lady said I should phone back in 5 min. I phoned again and she said i should phone in 1min when i phoned the 3rd time, she said congratulations you have won R950.000 from Rica. She said I must sms my banking details from my cellphone for them to transfer the money. I phoned standard bank as they said they suspect it's scam. The number on my cell was 0789107576 contact person is ELLA

Date: 18 February 2013

Comment by: letichia

Hi I received an sms stated I won 200,000 from rica an I must phone a number when I phoned he said to me I must pay 1500 before I can get the winning money this is the first time I heard that u won something but have to pay

Date: 14 February 2013

Comment by: anathi

I got this message this morning is it a scam or not"Congratulations your number won R500, 000 from the Rica T-Mobile Lottery, your ref no (SA1423UK). Call Mr. Johnson Smith on 0746906829 to claim your prize"

Date: 8 February 2013

Comment by: Eunice Malan

Told to phone 0818942322

Date: 11 December 2012

Comment by: Eunice Malan

Advised I had won R250 000,00. Told to contact Magriet on 081 894 2322.

Date: 11 December 2012

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