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Rica Promotions
Report ID: 2378
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Eastern Cape
City/Town: PORT ELIZABETH
Suburb: Redhouse Village
Address: sydenham
Crime Date/Time: 16 August 2012, 3:30PM
Reported Date: 16 August 2012
Related Link: N/A
The Incident
Rica Promotions: sent me a sms "Congrads, your number has won R195 000.00. Your pin no NK29. Please phone 0813267195 to claim your prize. When you phone, they tell you that you have to buy a telkom prepaid card for R200. and then send your details and that of the card t the number. what gives

Mark as SPAM/Inappropriate




33 Comments for: Rica Promotions

Comment by: ganieba
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i also received a sms say i have won r250.000 from rica i know its a scam coze i was ask do i want the money paid into a banking account or do i want a cheque i then told the guy lucas to sent me a check them they phone me back to say i must pay insurance and delivery fees i ask him why must i pay that i they giving me a price.is there nothing that rica can do about these people ,how do they get our details from rica to sent us the sms.

Date: 4 February 2014



Comment by: Raygon
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these scam artists think their smarter than us. i got an SMS saying"Congratulations!!!Your Cell Phone number has won you R295,000.00 & Laptop in monthly Rica competitions" with some stupid reference number. what i suspected when Rica came into play as few years back, is that criminals will have access to your cell number, cause apparently, this is for the police to ensure that scam artists do not have access to peoples personal information & that us SOUTH AFRICAN citizens will be protected, i never trusted this Rica thing, cause now our cell numbers are floating in the networks & dumb monkeys(nigerians) can send you stupid texts telling you that your rich, how stupid do these pumpkins think we are???

Date: 5 August 2013



Comment by: Tertius
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Hi there. Can someone please help me? A while ago I received an sms from a Judith and a Mr. Mark saying I have won R195 000 in rica promotions. I called them and judith told me to give them my address so that they can send me a cheque. It was my own fault, because I was naive. They have my address...and this worries me. What can they do if they have my address?

Date: 18 April 2013



Comment by: Tulie
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Also got the sms this morning, called them and guess what, a Nigerian lady. I dont condone Xenophobia but these people are such criminals geeessss. Its really difficult to pretend to love them.

Date: 15 April 2013



Comment by: monique
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seriously???? i just received the very same sms, u won R250 000, but to activate this and to transfer the money into ur acc we need u to buy R275 airtime from vodacom, because its running thru them.(stupid i thought becaude im cellc). It sounded to good to be true lol so luckily im not impulsive and made sure i do my home work first. People i Phoned vodacom and they dont know anything and i also found out the last time rica ran a promo was last Year!!! Be Careful the people doing this is making us look like fools. All the best

Date: 23 November 2012



Comment by: Zamambo
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On the 6th November 2012 my elderly mom who is a pensioner received an sms from Rica promotions in Cape Town telling her that her cell number had won R195 000 and laptop, she was given a reference No. Of ZNK012. She was later asked to pay various amounts for approval certificate, to SAARS, release certificate, legal fees. All these amounts were paid to different accounts which belonged to different people. In total she had paid Close to R20 000 when she told my sister and I about it. They still wanted her to pay another R7000 but she could no longer afford it.

Date: 13 November 2012



Comment by: bronwin
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(1st sms).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.(2nd sms) (HSBC BANK):UR R500,000 HAVE BEEN APROVED.NAME (CONFIDENTIAL). INSURANCE/DELIVERY FEE OF R1,900 NEEDED.CAL GEORGE ON 0730157305 FOR PAYMENT.(3rd)ACCT NAME:J.M.MOKWANA.ACCT NO:1323212513.CAPITEC BANK.BRANCH CODE:470010 MAKED DEPOSIT NOW AND CAL ME. Please people do not fall for this above nonsense. They build up your hopes then they run off with your MONEY.I love my fiance she almost did till I contacted CellC Direct & they informed me it's a hokes.They catch you on the second sms where they use your name in it.At the end these people can't even spell or they think there MXING IT.

Date: 7 November 2012



Comment by: herman
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i received the same message from colleen 0781380075 telling me i have won 850000.00 somebody has to make a plan with these stupid crimenals

Date: 2 November 2012



Comment by: Roxco
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RICA PROMOTION!! congratulations your sim have won.... I got this message two days after I rica'd a sim card. The criminal is Rica! Surely it's illegal sell private information to these scammers. These are the numbers involved: Colleen at 0781380075and teh sms came from 0721764052

Date: 30 October 2012



Comment by: Linc
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I am astound at the amount of people who want the police to act upon these scammers. You are acting out of your own free will or is it perhaps a getting rich quick hunger within. It is a free country. Nobody is holding a gun against your head to actually contact these people. Just do the normal thing and delete these sms's that comes to your phones. If you want to get rich quick play the lotto.

Date: 19 October 2012



Comment by: JONES
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just recieved a silly sms that i won R195 000 THIS MORNING ON RICA PROMOTION FUNNY PART IS RICA NUMBER THAT I HAVE TO CALL TO CLAIM IS 081 255 3478.THIS NIGERIANS ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE SHEM

Date: 16 October 2012



Comment by: lee girl
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got an sms from 0817631128, rica promotions called the portia on 0712742386. she was a south african lady with a coloured accent. i asked her real is it, she said they work for RICA and they do yearly promotions. anyway, i forwarded her my banking details BEFORE READING ALL OF THIS!!! SHOULD I CANCEL MY BANK ACCOUNT!!! IM A BIT SCARED THEY CAN EXCESS MY DETAILS. PLEASE HELP!!!! WHAT SHOULD I DO!!!

Date: 12 October 2012



Comment by: edward
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here's a nother one...... R75000.00 with ReF no S.A7778RP from RICA yearly promotions......... Rica agent 076 663 0291..... guess WHAT ????......its a Nigerian .......

Date: 12 October 2012



Comment by: ND
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Got an sms 11/10/12 saying that i won R250k and a laptop in a Rica promotion ref. no LR2P and to call Mr Philip on 0721416195 to claim.Must send my name and address to claim. WHAT IS THE USE OF HAVING YOUR PHONE REGISTERED FOR RICA PURPOSES WHEN YOU HAVE PEOPLE ON CELL PHONES STILL RUNNING SCAMS WITH IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION?

Date: 12 October 2012



Comment by: p man
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On the 11th of October, I received the following message:- CONGRATS!!! YOU HAVE WON R180.000 FROM RICA 2012 PROMO. YOUR REF NO IS SA237UK. CALL OUR AGENT, MR. MARK FLETCHER ON 0766555146 FOR CASH CLAIM. Got this on 11 october, never replied. Suspected that it a scam.

Date: 11 October 2012



Comment by: philani
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CONGRATS!!! YOU HAVE WON R180.000 FROM RICA 2012 PROMO. YOUR REF NO IS SA237UK. CALL OUR AGENT, MR. MARK FLETCHER ON 0766555146 FOR CASH CLAIM. Got this on 11 october, never replied.

Date: 11 October 2012



Comment by: philani
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I received the following SmS on October 11 :- CONGRATS!!! YOU HAVE WON R180.000 FROM RICA 2012 PROMO. YOUR REF NO IS SA237UK. CALL OUR AGENT, MR. MARK FLETCHER ON 0766555146 FOR CASH CLAIM. I never respond. It mite be a scam

Date: 11 October 2012



Comment by: Alice
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Recieved an sms today 10 October 2012:"Congratulations!!Yo ur mobile NUMBER.has won you R195,000 in rica promo.with ticket no.Z166p. For claims call judith OR MR MARK on 0710178647 to activate your ticket. Called - wanted address and bank account details, given another number in CApe Town to call to verify. Definately not SOuth Africans - could barely understand them - very suspicious as could not give much info regarding themselves. Also wanted to know where I had recieved this number from etc. The number for MR MARK givn was:021 813 6297 ..told him I was reporting the matter to the police.

Date: 10 October 2012



Comment by: Sbuder
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Lol 2day i got an sms stating that my mobile numbr has won an amount of R250,000.00 from rica 2012 promo and also stated that i should call mr Philips but luckily i knew about such scams and really i dont think this people are from around SA coz at the first time i was tricked and finally called them and definitly he was speaking like the nigerian guys and my money of about R180.00 of airtime was gone so watch out for such scams!!!.....

Date: 8 October 2012



Comment by: maritza
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??CONGRATULATION! YOUR CELL NUMBER HAVE WON YOU R250,000.FROM RICA' PROMOTION (REF NO:RIC517SA), CALL YOUR AGENT ON 0716430468 FOR THE ACTIVATION OF YOUR CLAIM.''.'.. How do some one live with them selfs ...

Date: 8 October 2012



Comment by: a j hutton
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LAST NIGHT RECEIVED A SMS STATING THAT I HAD WON R195,000 FOR RICA PHONE 0710178647 ASK FOR MR MARK, AS FAR AS I KNOW BIG COMPANIES NORMALLY USE A TOLL FREE NUMBER. WE HAVE CELL TOWERS THEN THE POLICE SHOULD BE ABLE TO TRACK AREA WERE THEY ARE CALLING FROM

Date: 8 October 2012



Comment by: Ay cande
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I received an sms from 0721764052 today saying my sim have won R850000.00 in rica promotion, and i must call nelson on 0835681321 to claim prize, wich i didnot do bcouse it was not firstime geting such sms, i know its a scam so i dont even boder calling them, watchout for such sms b warned.

Date: 3 October 2012



Comment by: Jayshree
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I received an sms this morning at 05:09am stating "Congratulations! your Rica sim no-have won the amount of R175,00 from Rica promo. Ref number 250NK ,call the claim center Mr Kevin on 071 373 4093 for more info, when i called Kevin asked me to send in my banking details and then i must call Mr Ramond on 079 017 1213 Ramond indicated that i would need to pay R1850.99 for the transfer to be done. Beware of those heartless people

Date: 2 October 2012



Comment by: Vanessa
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And now its Telkom i recieved an sms this morning saying that my cell number has won an amount of R250.000. I knew that this was a scam never the less i did call the number The guy Mr Errickson, requested me to buy R275 worth of Vadocom airtime and i should sms the refernce number my postal address my name etc to him and he will post me a cheque. I told him that this is s scam and im not stupid and desperate to fall for his tricks. Becarefull good people, dont get caught of bluffed. Lots love

Date: 2 October 2012



Comment by: Tebogo
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Also got an sms from 0812988232 - Congratulation!!Your mobile NUMBER.has won you R195,000 in rica promo.with ticket no.Z166p.For claims call Judith OR MARK on 0710178647,to activateur ticket

Date: 27 September 2012



Comment by: KEITH
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Hi i received an sms thanking me for staying with RICA IF I HAVE A CHOICE!!!!!!MY CELL NUMBER HAS WON ME 250,000 SPONSORED BY NOKIA I DONT EVEN HAVE A NOKIA PHONE NEVER HAD AND NEVER WILL,I AM AN SONY ERICSSON TYPE OF GUY NOW I MUST PHONE IMMEDIATLELY A MELINDA BLOM ON 0824730233 OR EMAIL rica za@safrica.com.When i phoned from my office no answer,what the hell do this people take me for if rica or nokia does not take this matter serious than i will sue i am sick and tiered of people wanting to take advantage of innocent people like me i want this to stop immediatley and want to know how these people got hold of my number as this is a new number just after i rica it then this stupid sms came threw please people this is a scam please!!!!!!!dont fall for it all the best i know we all need money but think before u do something u will regret later.If u have a lawyer let him deal with this as i have please be carefull please,please,please...U HAVE BEEN WARNED THIS IS A SCAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Date: 27 September 2012



Comment by: marsha
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Got an sms saying I have won R195 000.00 and a laptop and that I must contact mr Benson on 0814361333 I called and he told me to sms him my banking details and address. Told him I will send it later today... Going to wait and see if he contacts me again.

Date: 25 September 2012



Comment by: batman
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also got a txt telling me i won R200 000 to call ronny who sounds nigerian,i called him and yet again he ended up telling me i have to buy 2 R200.00 telkom vouchers???????when i told him this is a scam he said the money would go to the childrens homes in south africa?wtf??????????????????y do i need to buy that when im with cell c and have a monthly water and lights bill??????????????????these people need to be delt with!!!!!!!!!!!y arent the police doing anything about this mtn and sister companys need to make a plan to get around these people...surely some cops have received this sms and spoke to these crimminals and did not take the time to trace this cellphone number and catch these idiots who are stealing our money redhanded...........further more they should not be welcomed into this country ever again they are indeed just adding to the downfall of it!where is the police?????????????? ????????????????????????????they know these thing are happening and no one is sorting it out.are they not also part of this problem

Date: 20 September 2012



Comment by: CHERYL
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GOT AN SMS TODAY FROM JUDITH & MARK 0710178647 TELLING ME MY MOBILE NUMBER HAS WON R195.000.00 IN RICA PROMO WITH TICKET NO ..... CALL THEM TO ACTIVATE UR TICKET.??????? ARE RICA DOING ANYTHING IN THIS REGARD?? MUST BE A SCAM??

Date: 20 September 2012



Comment by: mluleki
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I also received an sms on the 17 August informing that I won an amount of R195 000,00 on Rica promotions. the name of a person I talked to when I phoned was Judith and Mark. I phoned them this morning. this is a scam that what I found when I goggled them. The worse part of it is that their accent clear tells that they are not children of this country. I will leave no unturned stone with these barbarisms

Date: 21 August 2012



Comment by: Bruna
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Received an sms to say I had won R145 000.00 - got a reference number so I called using my husband"s mobile. They wanted my ID number and I had to send an sms from that actual phone number for them to confirm. Asked if I wanted a cheque in the post or to send my banking details. I told them I would call back. Did a google search and my suspicions were confirmed. What a scam!

Date: 17 August 2012



Comment by: Lizelle
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I also received a wonderful sms, stating that my number won R250 000.00 I contacted Natasha as they said she notified me that I must Pay R950 for admin fees then they will transfer the money to my account, I said to her this is a scam she said if I'm unsure I can contact their "accounts department" the number she gave me is 0218236535 I spoke to a guy he assured me that this is true and as soon as I pay the R950 they will transfer my winnings, not being stupid I faked a proof of payment and faxed it to them, they contacted me saying thank you for the payment they will transfer the amount, I knew it will never happen, received another sms today stating I need to pay R3860.00 for TAX & VAT then they will transfer the money so I contacted Mr John William and I told him I reported this incident to the police and they must stop phoning me can you believe that they even phone me 3 to 5 times a day making sure I make payments. How stupid do they think we are????????????? I wish someone will make a plan with these people!!!!!

Date: 17 August 2012


 
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