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"Congratulations! Ur sim no won R350 000 & Hp laptop in our Rica Online Promo ref no ZNK012 for claim call Mrs Caroline on 0734025058 for your cash prize thank u". This sms was sent from the following number 07813271748. 

Report ID: 2492
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Suburb: Woodstock
Address: Johannesburg
Crime Date/Time: 12 Sep 2012, 00:09 AM
Reported By: Username2492
Reported Date: 14 Sep 2012, 09:09 AM
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  • Michelle33 30 Apr 2014, 01:34 PM

    I received the same message this morning 29 April 2014 Congratulation You Have Won R450,000, And a Laptop in Our Rica Online Promotion Ref No.SA72 Contact Mr Collins On 0749256448 For Your Claim, thank u all for spreading the word - See more at: http://www.reportacrime.co.za/CrimeReport.aspx?ID=2492#sthash.XgQTbb3C.dpuf

  • hazel2 8 Apr 2014, 09:08 AM

    I received the same message this morning 8 April 2014 Congratulation You Have Won R450,000, And a Laptop in Our Rica Online Promotion Ref No.SA72 Contact Mr Collins On 0749256448 For Your Claim, thank u all for spreading the word

  • Lucky20 29 Jul 2013, 08:10 AM

    Huu.,i also recieved this message this morning telling me that i won 195 000 and hp laptop. Thanx guys, i almost wested my airtime to call this william. Let's advice others

  • shiraleen hiebner 15 Jul 2013, 07:58 PM

    I have received a sms on the 10th July 2013 Congratulation!!Your mobile NUMBER.has won you R195,000 in rica promo.with ticket no.Z166p.For claims call judith OR MR MARK ON 0782706849,to activate ur ticket This is the actual original message sent from these people and also a e-mail address for me to send all my information to them is this a scam or a real e-mail us nw to ricapromo131@yahoo.co.za

  • Adri2 1 Jul 2013, 10:54 AM

    People should check with google if not sure what to do

  • Adri2 1 Jul 2013, 10:51 AM

    I have received the same deatails as Cindy this morning 1 July, thanks for sharing. Date 1 July 2013

  • Cindy24 9 Apr 2013, 03:54 PM

    I have recieved this sms "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 your cash prize thank u" sms sent by 0741232730

  • Quintin3 8 Apr 2013, 01:32 PM

    My fiance received the same sms telling her she has won R195000 and a laptop and had to contact Mrs Caroline on 0724618556 to claim her prize. She was told to get a R200 telkom voucher to get the laptop activated. Now Mrs Caroline is not available. Spoke her assistant and said we will get a sms from the Payments department. How can we catch people like this

  • a4 3 Apr 2013, 09:44 AM

    The same thing happened to me. I just got the sms. Is there no one who can trace these people. I'm scared they will con a lot of old people what would not think to google "rica promo" and see the comments on this site. I have received a number of these types of sms winnings. And each time I call. It sounds like the same accent (central african) definitely not south african accent) how does one track these criminals.

  • T. Bothma 7 Mar 2013, 07:47 AM

    I also received this sms this morning, claiming I have won R195 000 and an HP laptop - it was send from the cell no. 0817456327 and I was asked to contact Mr Williem on 0729763514 to claim my price

  • Luthando3 30 Jan 2013, 11:14 AM

    I also received a sms from a Mrs Caroline.This is how it reads: "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 your cash prize thank u." I thought that her use of "Ur" was informal and strange. I called her on a landline and she asked for my address and cell phone number. She said that i would receive the cheque by post on condition that I buy a telkom card at the value of R 200 to activate the internet usage on the HP laptop. I would like to know what kind of details they can get from my cell phone number and where do they receive our numbers from. And is there any protection from these kinds of scams? My suggestion would be for our networks to notify us of these scams at the end of each please-call-me messages so that people (especially those without internet access) are aware of them.

  • Username2914 3 Dec 2012, 12:14 PM

    I have received countless of these winning text messages and always just delete them, as there are just too many spelling errors in these messages... My mother has received a similar message 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 your cash prize thank u" My mom phoned and they asked for her bank detail, which she refused to give.. They gave her another number to call to confirm that she has won. This man said she has definitely won and need not give her banking details and would receive the checque before 5pm the same day. She then received the following text message: "Attentions 'this message is from rica payment department regarding the transfer of ur R195,000 you have to pay the sum of R1,750 for insurance approval certificate .transfer charges & delivery of ur Hp laptop becaus your money was insured call mr frank no this 0739339530 for payment instruction thank you." As you can see the spelling, grammar and punctuation is terrible and is clearly a fraud... Also who would be required to pay insurance, transfer or delivery fees on something you have won and not entered for. This would obviously be deducted from the monies beforehand....

  • stephne 26 Nov 2012, 10:13 AM

    I just received the same sms. When I phoned, Caroline was not available. I asked the man how is it that I won but never entered anything online. He couldnt answer me just asked me for the ref number and my cell number. I told him that he is the one that smsed me and that he should still have my cell number. He dropped the phoned and didnt answer it agian.....

  • Pinky Khoza 21 Nov 2012, 07:00 AM

    I received similar sms this morning.I was givin 0724618556 no to phone Mrs Caroline.Thanks to all who commented about this scam otherwise I would believe.

  • Craig masola 12 Oct 2012, 12:32 PM

    Hi,I received the same sms today 12/10/12 and i spoke to Mrs Caroline,they told me tha i have to pay R2,450 first for approval certificate,and they will give me my price.

  • Melody3 3 Oct 2012, 12:33 PM

    Hi, I received the same sms today 03/10/2012 and the guy answered and said that Caroline was not available and asked if he could help me. I said no thanks, he cut the call. This sounds very much the same as what was showed on TV recently.

  • jolene7 19 Sep 2012, 03:27 PM

    Can anyone say what happens if you have given them the information asked for? is it at all possible for them to get into your bank accounts?

  • jolene7 19 Sep 2012, 02:42 PM

    i have received the same sms. i phoned the guy and was told to send my number, adress, name and surname to receive a cheque. i did ask him if it was a scam and he seemed a bit offended by the question.

  • Philip10 19 Sep 2012, 12:54 PM

    I also got one just the same. Its another strange scam.

  • Username2492 19 Sep 2012, 12:22 PM

    LOL!!! yes..I called him..some guy answered, he was the "PA" and he told me to call back in 10min. I called back in 2min telling him that I think he is telling lies and that this a is scam and that I am going to report him to the police...he dropped the phone, hehehe. I tried calling back again, private, but no answer. Guess I'm not receiving my cash, LOL!!!

  • Mrs Singh 19 Sep 2012, 10:34 AM

    Hi, i received the same sms in regards to winning R350.000 and the lap top.

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