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RICA YEARLY PROMOTION
Report ID: 2510
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: JOHANNESBURG
Suburb: Paulshof
Address: N/A
Crime Date/Time: 18 September 2012, 9:00AM
Reported Date: 18 September 2012
Related Link: N/A
The Incident
Received an SMS, Your RICA sim card has won (R200000) on RICA Yearly promotion, with (REF NO  NP008) Please contact @0714215408 for claim and activation thank you............This is a SCAM!!!!

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62 Comments for: RICA YEARLY PROMOTION

Comment by: Nzama awilson
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I received an Email: congratulations you have won R250.000 and Laptop in Rica Yearly Promotion, your ref no. (SA012) for claim call 0827037719 And he say his office is in Cape Town

Date: 18 September 2012



Comment by: annie
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On 18 Sept. 2012 we received an sms from phone no. 072 488 5914 saying, "Congratulations!Your sim card has won (200,000) on Rica yearly promotion, with Ref No-(Npk 1416)Please Contact On 0724871852 For Activation and Claim.Thank You... My husband says, "Never give your bank details to ANYone."

Date: 19 September 2012



Comment by: annie
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On 18 Sept. 2012 we received an sms from 072 488 5914 saying "Congratulations!Your sim card has won (200,000) on Rica yearly promotion,with Ref No-(Npk 1416)Please contact On 0724871852 For Activation and Claim.Thank You... My husband says, "Never give your bank details to ANYone."

Date: 19 September 2012



Comment by: Again
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I've also recieved the same sms from this number 0817519123 saying I've won R195000 REF RL44P.How true is this because I tryed to call Mr William on 0733309543 but his cell is on voivemail. Is this realy a scam?

Date: 19 September 2012



Comment by: khanyi
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I've also received the same sms form the number 0815763337 saying congraculations you have won R 95,000 AND laptop in the Rica yearly promotion. your ref No SA 012 for claim call 0789998696

Date: 19 September 2012



Comment by: Cila
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Recived a sms from 081 297 9119. Rica yarly promotion. I have won R165000. Call Mr Nelson on 078 786 1059. for claim. Called from my landline and asked him questions as to how to verify that this is for real. Very difficult to hear what he says. His office is in Bloemfontein. He disqualified my ref. nr!!!!

Date: 20 September 2012



Comment by: Thamsanqa
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On 18 September I received an SMS stating that I have won 165,000 from the Rica Promo. I think the guy is a Nigerian or Zimbabian because it was very difficult to here his English over the telephone. His number is 0715409921 and his name is Mr Daniel. Follow the lead and arrest him please!

Date: 21 September 2012



Comment by: Wedaad
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At 24h30 on Tuesday morning I received a sms stating congratualations you have won R150.000 FROM Rica yearly promotion.(345RNP)ref. Call James Williams for your claim on 0218249232 or 0785630544.I think this is a scam please be aware.I came to work this morning and browse through Rica promotion and message received as I expected a big scam it is a big fraud be carefull.

Date: 25 September 2012



Comment by: Itumeleng
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The sms reads 'Congratulation!Your mobile no has won R195.000 and a laptop in RICA Yearly promotion. Ref No(Y22RL) call Ms.Rose on 0736796352 to claim your prize' Notice how it is R195.000 and not R195 000 or R195,000!!! Why the three zeros after the point i.e why not just R195

Date: 26 September 2012



Comment by: shaun
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i just received an sms saying i have won 250 000 and a laptop, i called with the ref no and they asked me to either collect, they will post or i should give them my banking details. I call cell c and 8ta and they do not know anything of this sort. Message came from 0813673115 and i call mkhize 0813582692. No sure if this is a scam please beware

Date: 26 September 2012



Comment by: Penny
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Received a similar notification, sent to my 3G cell number, that I had received a prize of R250 000 in the RICA Promotion. To call Mr Kelvin on 078 770 1528. Judging from the above comments this is a scam.

Date: 26 September 2012



Comment by: Neil
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Received sms on the 25th of September saying: "Congradulations you have won R250,000 and a Laptop in the Rica Yearly Promotion. Your Ref No(0122N) call Mr Mkhize on 0813582692 for claim." Never called them, I first wanted to make sure it was legit, but it seems like it is a scam, not surprising though!!

Date: 27 September 2012



Comment by: Liezl
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Same story...i even phone the guy and oh they are so happy to active your prize money. Please dont listen to this message. "your mobile number has won R250 000.00 in the Rica 2012 all networks promo, ref NO: RIC712SA. Call 0781980037 for your activation & claim.

Date: 27 September 2012



Comment by: Herman Grobler
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Jus received e-mail stating I have won R750 000. Wouldn't it be great. Pity its a scam. Will not even waste my time with it.

Date: 27 September 2012



Comment by: Ronald Clarke
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I received an sms sayin i won 250000 and a laptop in the RICA yearly promotion. I was to call Mr Mkhize on 0813582692 ref NO(0122n)

Date: 28 September 2012



Comment by: faziela
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I received 2 sms from 0812998099 saying Congratulations! Your cell number was the luckiy winner in BigBucks Rica promo you have won R300 000 ref E071. Call Ronny on 0845051006 to claim your CASH prize. The other sms was the exact same thing from the same number, however different contact persons with different contact numbers and different ref numbers with different amounts. When I spoke with the man he said it was a multi pool winning. Oh please!!!

Date: 1 October 2012



Comment by: Anthony Chinsamy
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I received an sms saying congratulation!! your cell no has won the sum of R750.000 in The Rica 2012 promotions with Ref no SR 104 contact on 0838009969 for your priza claim and activation, so I phoned the number and just by talking to this person I came to know that this was just a scam..Don't be fooled by these people..

Date: 5 October 2012



Comment by: Boitumelo
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Congratulations you have won R250,000 in the Rica Yearly promotion. Your Ref No(0166N) Call 0786544995 for claim as from 8:am to 5:pm.

Date: 6 October 2012



Comment by: Lena
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Congratulations you have won R150,000.oo. From Rica yearly promotion. Ref No.(368RSA) Call Mrs Portia for ur claim on 0712742386

Date: 8 October 2012



Comment by: vusi
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congratulations you have won R195.OOO AND A LAPTOP.REF no (y22RL)call Ms ROSE to claim your price at 0736796352.

Date: 9 October 2012



Comment by: PROSPERO
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CONGRATS YOU HAVE WON R135K FROM RICA YEARLY PROMOTIO. YOUR REF NO (NK11P). PLS CONTACT ON 073 188 4209 FOR YOUR CLAIM.

Date: 10 October 2012



Comment by: Zahira
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I received an sms this morning saying that I have wonR200 000-00 in a RICA YEARLY PROMO. I was given a reference and a cell number to call.I called and spoke to CHRIS AARON-0847275418. He answered and verified that I did win this amount and whether I would like to receive the money via bank deposit or a cheque. When I said cheque he said that I should sms the address where I would like the cheque to be delivered to and an agent would call me back to give me the details. Looks like this is a scam doing the rounds after reading all of these comments.

Date: 10 October 2012



Comment by: MBULELO
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I JUST RECEIVED A SMS THIS MORNING SAYING THAT MY RICA SIM HAS WON (R250,000)FROM THE NO:0817379444 THEY GAVE ME A REF#SA05RP. THEY SAID I MUST CALL RICA AGENT AT 0795896618 FOR MY PAYMENT. I DID CALL THE NUMBER AND I WAS TALKING TO LADY AND SHE ASK ME HOW WOULD I LIKE TO RECEIVE MY PRICE BY DEPOSITING VIA MY BANK ACCOUNT OR IN A CHECK FORM.SHE WAS ASKING ME MY DETAILS. I COULD GIVE IT TO HER. SHE SAID I MUST SMS MY ADDRESS AND MY NAME FOR DELIVERING A CHECK I SAID TO HIM LET ME GIVE YOU OVER THE PHONE AND SHE REFUSED WE WERE STARTING TO ARGUE AND SHE SAID IM SHOUTING AT HER. SHE SAID WHEN IM READY TO CLAIM MY PRICE I WILL CALL HER. SHE DROPPED THE PHONE.

Date: 12 October 2012



Comment by: Ane
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Congratulations ! Your Mobile NO Won R280,000 In Rica yearly promo with your REF.X16 Call Steven on 0718087364 For your Activation $ Claims Between 8:30am - 4:30pm . I really don't fall for junk like this, anything that get sent via email or sms is a no can do. I dont even upgrade my phone or buy a new one over the phone when Vodacom, Cell C or MTN phone, if i want one i will go to the shop and buy one ,if i want to win something i will play the lotto.

Date: 15 October 2012



Comment by: Anne
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I received a sms stating the following:Congratulations! Your mobile no has won R195.000 in RICA Yearly Promotion Your Ref no.(SR104) Call mr Nelson.on. 0789700568. For Claim This is a scam you can even see from all the mistakes on this sms like the capitals and where the full stops are... someone must stop these people....

Date: 16 October 2012



Comment by: Pamela
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I received an sms staing the following: congratulations you have won R250000 in RICA yearly promotion. Ref No - SAB042. Call 076 016 3524. I called from landline and was told to send all my perosnla deatils in order for the cheque to be processed. Another scam.

Date: 16 October 2012



Comment by: mmakgabo
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just received an sms saying (congratulations!your mobile no won R280,000 in rica yearly promo with your ref. x32 call steven on 0718087364 for your activation $ claims between 08:30-04:30

Date: 22 October 2012



Comment by: sonia
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Just received an sms stating: CONGRATULATIONS!YOUR CELL NUMBER HAS WON R250,000.00 @ THE RICA YEARLY PROMOTION,REF NO RQ44P. CALL CLAIM CENTRE@0784301771 FOR YOUR CASH PRIZE! Sender 02781Z410616.this is a scam. These people should stopped.

Date: 24 October 2012



Comment by: sinazo
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also received teh same sms that said congratulations you have won 95 000 plus a laptop in teh rica yearly competition and i called the women whos phone was firstly on voicemail then when i got hold of her i could barely hear her speak she asked for my details including address and banking details i gave them to her then she told me to buy a r200 airtime activation voucher thats when i put the phone down in her ear. hopefully she wont be able to acceess anything of mine from all the information i gave her.

Date: 25 October 2012



Comment by: Valerie Botha
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I have just received a sms from 078 1470 9724 saing that I have won R250 000.00 in Rica's yearly promotion and I must call Mr Henrey on 073 166 7027 to claim my prize. Ref nu: 004kp. Date 29 October 2012 It is such a shame to do that to me, because I am really in need of money. I don't even have enough to send him a sms and then they do this to me.

Date: 29 October 2012



Comment by: kay
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I received this message today - Congratulations your mobile no has won R195.000 in RICA yearly promotion, ref no. (SR104) the contact is Mr Nelson at 0789700568 I called no answer my number would be forwarded. IS THIS A SCAM

Date: 31 October 2012



Comment by: motlatjo
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So I got n sms saying the same thing, I got excited yes but then I thought about it. If this were really true why would the sms be from a number with only ten digits and why would I be requested to call his cellphone number and not a landline? Then I ignored it because then RICA wouldve somehow notified us of this competition don't you think?

Date: 5 November 2012



Comment by: Sibusiso
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yoh i almost fell for the trap and to imagine that i have already paid the voucher

Date: 6 November 2012



Comment by: beverley
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I also nearly fell for this scam. Evidently was supposed to have won R95 000, ref T019, number belonged to a Mr Siya in Natal. Told me to buy two R180 MTN vouchers, sms the pins together with my ref no, name and address and a cheque would be delivered to me. Asked for my ID number which I wouldnt give (thank goodness). I also got excited at first until I gave it more thought. Probably because I have a severely disabled child and money is always needed desperately for her and her upkeep. That is the trouble, those in need will "desperately" respond before thinking and then get scammed. SICK SICK PEOPLE OUT THERE

Date: 6 November 2012



Comment by: erica
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i got an sms today saying that i have won R250.000 and an laptop. I have to phone 072 228 1314 to claim my prize. i phoned and asked who im speaking to and the man gave his name as Mr Nelson. He said i have to buy R200 telcom airtime to claim my prize of witch i told him that i know my subscriber sms nomber and i know they not running any promotions and that they are a scam and that they need to get rid of my nomber and that i will report them and if they use my nomber for anything that i will sue. he was very quick to get off the phone. if you know your subscriber sms sumber then you are safe but if you dont just delete and ignore the sms

Date: 7 November 2012



Comment by: jacques
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Hi I received a sms from this number 07812358383 that belongs to a lady Matilda saying that I have won R250.000 and a Laptop with a ref.No.SA75 for claim and activate I must call Thembeka 0738378229 .I know this is a scam .I used a landline to phone the numbers from.Am i in any danger of getting ripped off?

Date: 7 November 2012



Comment by: Eileen Meyer
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Hi. I received an sms from no 0820637476 on the 06/11/2012. The message reads as follows (You have won R250.000 from rica yearly promotion. Your ref no. AK116N please contact on 0722036187 for your R.V.P activate your REF. I sent an sms back asking if this was a hoax. But alas no reply. Have a great Festive season

Date: 7 November 2012



Comment by: Mohale
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Jst rcvd da same message bt dey wnt me to buy airtym to the value of 220 so stuff em,how cn i pay ot claim

Date: 8 November 2012



Comment by: venita
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I received an sms saying congratulation your cell no.won r345,00.and labtop.from rica promo 2012.ref no p113rc for claim call mr morgan on 074 073 8202 judging from above this is a scam please be very carefull there are sick freaks out there.

Date: 12 November 2012



Comment by: alisha
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i just received the same sms saying your rica sim no have won R175,000 frm rica promo ref 250nk call kevin on 0790171213 for more info when i called he said i could receive a cheq or have it deposited into my acc i said sent it to my po box address and they said i mst pay R1000 delivery fee first and i jst knew it was a scam...some people are sick they wana steal money from us.

Date: 12 November 2012



Comment by: phillip buitendag
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I received a simular msg. But noet the numbers nor the person that I have to call corusponds with the poeple and numbers in all the complaints... Dit not have to buy anything or call them back... Is this n scam too...?

Date: 14 November 2012



Comment by: Cynthia Mathabatha
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Hi, i have also received an sms on Tuesday 13 Nov 2012 that i have won R250.000 on Rica Yearly Promotion and my ref. number is(CP515)and i should call Mrs Thembie. When i called Thembie she said i must fly to Cape Town to collect my cheque or give them my bank account number to deposit my R250,000 cheque. I suggested that they can it through my work address and they said they can only send through a courier and i must first pay in R750.00 to the courier before the send me the cheque.This is the second time i received such a message, even last year during this time of the year i received the same message and they they asked me to buy R110.00 airtime and send the pin numbers to them and give them all my personal details. Where can i report this matter because these people want to scam us our hard earned money especiall now as it is towards the festive season?

Date: 15 November 2012



Comment by: Laurice Nutt
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recieved sms in R95,000 and laptop with a ref no,(uk06) call 0817020551.

Date: 20 November 2012



Comment by: Jonathan Selley
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Just received an sms, Congrats you have won R95000.00 and a laptop in the Rica yearly promotion REF (SA012). People please be careful. Is there no way we can stop these people???

Date: 22 November 2012



Comment by: joy lesiba
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RICA:you have won R185,000 in rica yearly promotion,your ref/no:066RP contact the agent mr Success on 0810515130 for your prize.is this a scam??! I'm a student,have nothing on my name,what can they take from me??

Date: 22 November 2012



Comment by: Tebza
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Fellow citizens, this is a " SCAM " , how can you win without playing or placing a bet?Please , please , be careful , sick people out there !!!

Date: 26 November 2012



Comment by: Ben Bonthuys
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I received this SMS - Congratulations Your Mobile NO was randonly selected in RICA Yearly PROMO You have won R250000 Call 0784829161 for CLAIMS With Ticket/No: R7CK Please advise Thanks

Date: 29 November 2012



Comment by: Le Grange cp
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I received a sms late last night saying Congratulations you have won R350,000.00 from RICA YEARLY PROMOTION. YOUR REF NO (NK 11P) PLEASE CONTACT ON 0799666119 for your claim R.Y.P. I phoned the one nr this morning and they the lady asked my ref no and asked me to call her back in 5 min time so she can look on the system.

Date: 19 December 2012



Comment by: wesley
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RICA PROMO! Congratulations your sim have won R750,000,00 FROM RICA PROMO this is a scam

Date: 20 December 2012



Comment by: Kholofelo matlou
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ive received a message this morning that ive won (360 000) from rica yearly promotion and they gave me a ref no(NK 11P).

Date: 20 December 2012



Comment by: Karin
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I've received the same sms. "Congratulation: You have won R 175000.00 from Rica yearly promo, your Ref No. is 066EG. Call 071 843 8935 for the activation of your ref no. 066EG & claim. Can't the police stop these people!!!!

Date: 28 January 2013



Comment by: Ross
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I received a message today (29 Jan 2013 @ 8:43 AM) saying "CONGRATULATIONS!! YOUR CELL NO HAS WON THE SUM OF R250,000 IN RICA 2013 PROMOTION.WITH REF NO E019 CONTACT ON 0838009969 FOR YOUR PRIZE CLAIM AND ACTIVATION. ITS A SPAM. WATCH OUT !!!

Date: 29 January 2013



Comment by: Bakang
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I also received the same text....

Date: 6 February 2013



Comment by: Busi
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Recieved sms just a few minutes ago, being stranded for cash I thought let me call and hear what its all about. First instict was its a scam. "Congratulations your!!! Your mobile no was selected in RICA yearly promo you have won 950 000 plus HP Laptop call 0739042571 for claims REF/No:R4CK. Called and spoke to a very unclear lady by the name Asanda Atkins who wanted me to send my initials and surname, bank details and address. i was literally in the middle of writing the sms when suddenly i had the shivers and decided to google this and thank GOD i did

Date: 18 February 2013



Comment by: Bonnie
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My mother received an sms stating "Congratulations!. Ur sim no won R195 000.00 & Hp laptop in our Rica online promo re No ZNK.....for claim call Mr.William on 0834922963 for your cash prise thank u. Thank goodness I checked with my daughter first............ What can be done with these fraudsters. How many poor suckers are there out there?

Date: 2 March 2013



Comment by: mxolisi
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ive also recieved n email saying ive won 250.000.00 and they are based in shop no.2 in canal work mall in cape town and should call 0764335750 to claim i prize.dd so now they want my personal detalils for me to claim the prize

Date: 11 April 2013



Comment by: Michelle
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And the scam is still going. Received sms today - won R250 000 and supposed to contact Mr Frank on 074 519 4408, but sms came from 074 126 7768.

Date: 15 April 2013



Comment by: DN
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this thing is continuing!!!!! just got a similar sms. called the number and told i need to buy telkom prepaid voucher, sms the serial number, pin number, my name, the ref number. two options were given for paying out: bank transfer or cheque delivery. guys if this is a scam lets catch them upon delivery. if its true then lets party after collection of the prize. can we join hands to either celebrate or put an end to this scamming thing.

Date: 21 May 2013



Comment by: Liseka
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Im Liseka Im in PE jst received an sms congratulating of winning 175.000.00 on Rica .They tell me to send them detail so can deliver the check.

Date: 8 July 2013



Comment by: Franca
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Congrats, Your SIM CARD: has won R450,000 FROM RICA YEARLY PROMO Ref:No,RSA168P.Call your Agent, Mr Parker,on 0738445964 for Activation and Registration. Be careful, It's a scam.

Date: 18 September 2013


 
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