RICA Yearly Promotion


I received a text message (sms) from +27826924011 stating: "Congratulations! Your Cellphone Number has won R95,000.00 from "RICA" Yearly Promotion. Ref Number RP13CK. Contact: Claim centre on 0712879114 for your prize" Please stop these people immediately or many people will fall for this and lose out to this scam.

Report ID: 2561
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: JOHANNESBURG
Suburb: Lenasia
Address: Cellphone
Crime Date/Time: 28 Sep 2012, 00:09 AM
Reported By: Username2561
Reported Date: 28 Sep 2012, 09:09 AM
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  • hiram 9 Sep 2014, 04:41 PM

    Congratulations won R250,000,00

  • Zolani3 11 Jun 2013, 03:58 PM

    I also receive such sms monday morni that says congratulation your number has won R195 000 and a laptop on yearly rica promotion the ref no. (Y22RL). I act stupid as if i fall for their scam i call them and they ask my adress where they wll send my laptop and cheque within 4 days. They said they will send me instructions to claim my prize which they did by saying i must my cell number for verification. The person i call is Ms Rose 0741016631 and her accent is foreign. I refuse to give them my bank details and im still waiting 4 days will be this friday 14/06/13. Wish the law can take its course and do something abouth these people.

  • colin10 20 Mar 2013, 12:21 PM

    won rica yearly promotion of R225000 contact mr Adam at 073434885 ref no 019 date 01/03/13

  • Yolandi13 31 Jan 2013, 01:58 PM

    I have received the same type of sms with reference number. I suspected it was a scam, but phoned the number. I was also told to buy airtime and then the cheque will be couried to me - no mentioned of any further monies must be paid. Can anyone tell me if you had any conaequences or lost any money doing this?

  • Yolande6 23 Jan 2013, 03:41 PM

    I received a sms this morning advise I had won R300000.00 and I should phone 083 523 3116 to claim my price.

  • Nadia8 23 Jan 2013, 10:34 AM

    I received 6 sms's this morning advising I had won R350 000.00 and I should phone 0799666119. I realised it was a scam but rang the number from a fixed phone and I am told it is William who answered from the RICA Center. When are people like this going to be stopped???

  • tony19 12 Jan 2013, 04:06 PM

    The law just has to deal with this people,because they are wasting our time and money calling them.

  • Rudi Pretorius 23 Dec 2012, 09:16 AM

    Recieved my sms on the 20th. In Afrikaans as well.From 0798880338. I have to call Magriet van der Merwe at 0818997554

  • Sandra8 10 Dec 2012, 03:35 PM

    Receievd an sms saying i had won R350 000. To call Williams on 079 966 6119. What a load of baloney.

  • Nick Vorster 7 Dec 2012, 08:10 AM

    I am also amazed at the number of reports and the lack of feedback/progress in the matter, is in itself perhaps a cause for concern for those reporting these incidents. I received similar sms's on 07 Dec 2012. It is the Festive Season and I feel concerned for those unfortunate people who may get skinned.

  • Username2561 4 Dec 2012, 10:48 AM

    I don't get it. There's so many comments, seperate reports and incidents here, but there aren't any updates as to the progress of any investigation into this. What's going on? Is something being done or is reporting these crimes/scams not important?

  • danile 4 Dec 2012, 10:36 AM

    I just received an sms now saying-- RICA:you have won R225,000 in rica yearly promotion,your ref/no:019NP contact the agent mr Adam on 0734324885 for your prize.

  • Beverley8 29 Nov 2012, 08:54 AM

    I received the same SMS stating I won R95 000. Is there no end to these scams. Thank goodness for the internet as more people would be caught out, at least one can check to see if these are scams or not

  • Username2773 12 Nov 2012, 09:48 AM

    I was sms'd by 081 760 7604: Congratulations you have won R95,000.00 and a laptop in the Rica Yearly promotion. Your Ref No (UK 06) Call on 0817-020-551.for claim. WE NEED TO STOP THESE CRIMINALS!!!!

  • Janine26 9 Nov 2012, 09:45 AM

    Congratulations you have won R95 000 and a Laptop in the Rica Yearly promotion. Ref No (UK 06). The number i need to call was 0817020551. the sms was send from 0817607604. We need stop the people.

  • Gora 8 Nov 2012, 02:32 PM

    Just received a similar message and of course I knew it had to be a scam from some scum. My question is : surely RICA SA should know who this is and be thoroughly upset that someone is trying to defraud people using its name? RICA and SAPS pliz stop these criminals.

  • carla11 8 Nov 2012, 11:25 AM

    Also just receieved a similer sms. Phoned the number and I asked "how do I know that this is secure" and she hung up.... Tried to phone back - no answer. Phoned on a different number, answered!and got told that they would phone me back. Swines!!

  • Neil Murray 8 Nov 2012, 11:02 AM

    I just received an sms from 0812783266 indicating that I had won R150000. The SMS said I should contact Sandre on 0843241194. I hope these people get caught soon, the most likely people to be caught in a scam like this are the ones least likely to be able to afford it.

  • mayonza 3 Nov 2012, 09:44 PM

    i recieved the same sms saying my number has been selected on the rica yearly promotion i have won 175000 my ref number is rcp22. i called and they said i should claim ,y prize but cause i ddint trust them i droped the fone i never called again

  • lehlohonolo2 31 Oct 2012, 06:50 AM

    I just received this sms "Congratulation: You have won R175,000.00 from Rica yearly promo, your Ref No. is 066EG, Call 0718438935 for the activation of your ref no.066EG & claim." Let's do something about this guys

  • Mandla 25 Oct 2012, 11:05 PM

    Oh wow, I recieved this sms also. Thank you guys for alerting us. Don't hate though, we all going to die and none of us can take even a cent with.

  • kgomotso2 25 Oct 2012, 11:05 AM

    I received an sms around 3am who sents u an email to congratulate at that time I am only 22 these scum no one win without applying that's impossible I hate them I hate them I called and they said they wil bring the cheque on my littles birthday 25

  • Jennike 25 Oct 2012, 09:28 AM

    I've received an sms : Congratulations you have won R95 000 and a laptop int the Rica yearly promotion, your Ref nr SA012 for claim call 0789998696 SCAM. DO THESE PEOPLE THINK I AM DUM

  • thando8 24 Oct 2012, 11:43 AM

    I've received an sms congratulating me of winning an amount of R145.000 and a laptop they I said I must call mr Bell for claiming my prize and he said I must buy mtn voucher of R180.00 this is a scam peOple watch out

  • Mpho3 17 Oct 2012, 09:48 AM

    Congratulations you have won R 95000 and a laptop in the yearly promotion. Your Ref No uk06 call on 0734715961 for claim this is a scam, don't even call these people

  • Esmerelda2 16 Oct 2012, 04:20 PM

    I recieved an sms: congratulations moble no ws randomly selected in rica yearly promo call 0729575253 for claims i am sure this is a scam

  • Shepherd 16 Oct 2012, 12:11 AM

    Servicer providers guide us from these scam. Received msg @2.20am what odd time to. Congrats ! won R150 000.00. Ref#345.Contact james William@0785630544 Deliever us from these evils, service providers. Bloke access, to these msgs.

  • Shepherd 15 Oct 2012, 09:08 PM

    Received winning msg @2.20am sic of a sum of r150 000.00 today. Ref#345. Contact James Williams@0785630544.Called# 8 times during buss hrs to an alien voice prone. Pliz help

  • Bradley8 15 Oct 2012, 09:10 AM

    (Congratulation! your mobile number has won you R152,000.00 in RICA yearly promotion your Ref no:RL22, call Mr James on 0738522480 for claim.) I recived this text this morning

  • Davon 12 Oct 2012, 08:23 AM

    Hey, I just received a similar sms, isn't there a way of tracking these no.s seeing that they have to be rica'd? As far as I'm concerned they will get wts going there way, thou shalt not gamble wth sweat, treat thy neighbour as thy treat ya self.

  • Charlton 11 Oct 2012, 10:10 AM

    I also received an sms reading in part Congratulation! Your mobile no has won R195.0000. and a laptop in the RICA Yearly promot.with Ref no NK2p, call Mrs. pamella 078-758-0972 for claim. I did not even waste my time to phone but simply googled RICA yearly Promotion and found out it's a scam. Not everyone has internet and many innocent people might fall prey to this fraudsters.

  • Victor Molea 10 Oct 2012, 11:05 AM

    i received the sms congratulating me that i have won R470.000 from RICA YEARLY PROMOTION THEY ALSO GAVE ME THE REFER NUMBER (RI22CA).CALL 0837668667 FOR YOUR CLAIM AFTER THAT I HAVE BEEN TOLD TO BUY AIRTIME OF 180 SO THAT THEY CAN ACTIVATE THE MONEY,THEY PLAYED WITH MY MIND AND EMOTIONS HOW CAN THEY DO THIS,WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT WE CAN'T LIVE THINGS LIKE THIS,GOVERMENT SHOULD TAKE ACTION OR TO MAKE SHOW THEY FULLFIL THEIR PROMISE OR PUT INTO JAIL FOR LIFE.

  • Michael37 3 Oct 2012, 12:22 PM

    Also received sms this morning saying i'd won R250 000.00,was given a cape town number to phone with a reference number.Upon phoning this number a cell nr was given to me to which i had to sms my address,ref nr,province and cell nr.Received another sms stating that i needed to pay R1850.00 for courier and insurance upon which i would receive a tracking number to claim my cheque.What a croc of crap

  • carlo D 3 Oct 2012, 11:01 AM

    I was phoned by rica promo send n vodacom. Voucher -then then they ask R1850. For admin and insurance money so that's where I realised it was a scam

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