Syber Fraud


I received the following sms:"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, TEL: 0218136483"I immediately knew that it would be a scam and called to see if I can catch them out.I called him from a landline number and he asked for the reference number and my cell number and told me I must call back in 5 minutes.  When I called back he confirmed that I have won and that I must sms him my ID number and that they can either deposit the money into my account or post a check to me.  If I wanted it transferred into my account I must sms that to him to.  I informed him that I wanted proof that this is legit and that he must give me his Johannesburg Rica contact details and address.  He kept saying that this is Rica Cape Town competition.  I then asked him for his name and employee number.  I could hear in the tone of his voice that he was getting irritated with me and gave me a false name “Robert Williams”.  I know it’s a false name as he had a heavy accent.  I also asked him to give me his ID number so I can verify with Rica that he is who he claims to be.  He refused. Then I asked him to email me so I can verify who he claims to be and what the competition is all about.  I gave him my email address and he hung up without verifying or saying goodbye.   Needless to say I have not received an mail from him and he is not answering the cell phone or landline number. 

Report ID: 2424
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Randburg
Suburb: Fourways
Address: Cape Town
Crime Date/Time: 29 Aug 2012, 00:08 AM
Reported By: Username2424
Reported Date: 29 Aug 2012, 09:08 AM
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