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Report ID: 2358
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Limpopo
City/Town: Hoedspruit
Suburb: N/A
Address: P.O Box 56, Kampersrus, 1371
Crime Date/Time: 10 August 2012, 8:30AM
Reported Date: 10 August 2012
Related Link: N/A
The Incident
Received an sms from no. 081 737 4048 to say, congratulations you have won R 95 000 and a laptop  in the Rica yearly promotion. Your reference no (SA012)  for claim call 0789-998-696. 

I called, and they asked for my mobile no, which province I live in and my name. And I was told that they need to confirm the reference number and they will call me back in 5 minutes.

Mark as SPAM/Inappropriate


Comment by: John

Received today: Great Prize! You have won R350,000 from OMO washing powder promo. Ref No:(OMO212SA) Call 0218395766 for your claim. I see this has been going on for a year,, is no-one going to stop these people???

Date: 30 October 2013

Comment by: Elrinda

I received a sms today "Congratulations! ur sim no won R195 000 & Hp laptop in our Rica Online Promo ref no ZNK012 for claim call Mrs Caroline on 0724618556 for cash prize thank u ....

Date: 20 February 2013


Your mobile number has won R250,000 in the RICA ALL NETWORKS PROMO, Ref no .... SA. Call MRS. ADAMS on 021 839 5766 for your bactivatioin & claim..... I phoned ... was asked the ref no and told to phone back in 2 minutes as they had to verify my claim ....

Date: 20 January 2013

Comment by: ZUKILE

i recieved an sms that say i have won R 199,000 ,my BT1 and i must RITA on 0736390145 and i must buy a voucher of R 180.00 and forward my bank details so how true is this... regards Zukile

Date: 4 October 2012

Comment by: sonja barnard

i got a sms - congratulations! your cell no was selected in RICA and has won R 650 000.00 in cash. From RICA promotions. Ref nr R333c) call MR BONGANI on 0789447159 for claim, I called and he wanted all my info said for the money to be paid cash to me I need to pay them R 1800 on bank fees. when I called him back and asked him to rather send a cheque he said that I need to pay over R 1550 for the delivery of the cheque - I asked him where he is so he gave me an address of 123 Church street Cape Town - i googled the address and find a church there. I did however gave him my bank details ( and after speaking to him and finding out that this is a scam I called my bank and closed my account ) when I asked him I need some ligit information via email he confirmed that they are a ligit compony working with the saps and i dont need to worry. so I demanded a email send and still waiting for same. luckely both calls to him was recorded and have same as evidance.

Date: 19 September 2012

Comment by: Evidance

Are these messeges which they keep sending, true or fraud??

Date: 13 September 2012

Comment by: Pieter

I also recieved a sms saying that my mobile number have just won R195 000 and a laptop with a ref. number. Luckely i googled it before phoning a Mr Benson ( 0764749813 ) Must be a scam !

Date: 13 September 2012

Comment by: vincent

I must say this RICA yearly promotion it really got me jumping up and down i was told that i won 195.000 and a laptop then gave them a call 2 claim my price but was told 2 buy 180.00 airtime then give her the pin and all my details and that made me 2 be suspicious so i searched more about them on the net only 2 find out their well known for their scam glad that i researched first about them!!

Date: 13 September 2012

Comment by: Bennie

Recieved the same sms From 081 297 1878 saying I have won R199 000 in rica Promotion and that I must Call Rita At 073 237 2988. When I phoned she Said I must Sms my Details with a R180 MTN Airtime Voucher Pin to finalise the Promotion and then the money will be in my acount the next day. I didn't replay anything.

Date: 12 September 2012

Comment by: david musungate

I recieved an sms saying my sim number has won a rica online promotion of R350 000 from 0813271748 and to call mrs caroline on 0734025058 to claim the price. I called mrs caroline and gave her my details. after a min i recieved an sms from 0799627452 instructing me to deposit R2450.00 for the release of the cash price and a laptop and to call frank on 0739952885. I called frank and asked him a lot of questions and he became annoyed until he swore at me. I googled rica to find out about this promotion. I discovered that there are also a lot of similar complaints.

Date: 12 September 2012

Comment by: TSEPO

i also sent me such an sms saying i have won R225,000 and a nokia E72,but as for me im not going to take this laying down im opening a case

Date: 11 September 2012

Comment by: chemonay

I just got a sms RICA PROMOTION! congratulations your mobile no won R195.000 FROM RICA YEARLY PROMOTION with Ref, No (RP79) CALL 0787124690 MR PAUL FOR ACTIVATION AND CLAIM.

Date: 7 September 2012

Comment by: Sadia

Just received this RICA PROMOTION! Congratulations your sim have won R850,000.00 FROM RICA PROMOTION WITH (REF NO:sA02), PLS CALL COLLEEN ON 0781380075 FOR ACTIVATION & CLAIM

Date: 6 September 2012

Comment by: Fadya

I also received an sms stating, congratulation you have win R95 000 and a laptop in the Rica Yearly Promotion. Your Ref No. SA75 for claim and activat call thembeka 0738881191. I was sceptical when I received the messages and decided to google rica to verify authenticity instead.

Date: 5 September 2012

Comment by: VERNISA

Juat got the following message, congatulations!!!.You won R 250.000,22and a laptopin Rica Promotion your refs no..... For claim contact Mr Benson on 081263613. I just want to verify. Regards

Date: 3 September 2012

Comment by: Des Geel

New Promo awards for 60.000 Contact No 079349289-0 to claimNational Draw UKR.ICAMOBILE be Regards

Date: 22 August 2012

Comment by: Magarett

I also receive an sms that i won R120 000. i call them told them about the message that they send me they i have won they want my bank account i didn't give to her. her want my address i give to her. she said they will contact me tomorrow to give me the details.

Date: 10 August 2012

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