RICA scam

i received an sms saying " congratulations you have won (R470.000) from RICA YEARLY PROMOTION. your REF NO (RI22CA). call 0837668687 for claim. 7am to 6pm. I phoned the no. and the lady who responded said i must go a buy R180 airtime and i did so.  after that i was called by a guy with a nigerian accent saying he is from a Global insurance company and instructed me to deposit R4700 to their account for insurance purposes in order for them to transfer the money i have won.  that's when i became cautious that i've been scammed

Report ID: 2731
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Eastern Cape
City/Town: East London
Suburb: Mdantsane
Address: eastern cape
Crime Date/Time: 30 Oct 2012, 00:10 AM
Reported By: Username2731
Reported Date: 5 Nov 2012, 12:11 PM
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  • Theodore Potgieter 7 Feb 2013, 10:26 AM

    tel no (021)823 5689 082 5355 177 name is Adam of the person' SMS came from number 081 2548 168 Claims I won R550 000 cash ref. 35XG/QH01/5 email adress sacf-ricapromotion.wozaonline.co.za

  • Lizzy6 25 Jan 2013, 12:59 PM

    I received an SMS this morning informing me that I have won R3000,000 in RICA comp. I was curious and called the number. Was told to chose an option of giving them my acc numbers or a courier service which I chose. was later told to pay R1500 for the insurance and courier which I will not do. I am worried because I gave them my full physical address.

  • Anne15 14 Dec 2012, 08:41 AM

    on the 14th December 2012 I have received a sms stating the following: RICA : YOU HAVE WON R 196,000 IN RICA PROMOTION REF/ NO:019NKP CONTACT THE AGENT MR JAMES ON 0836123029 FOR YOUR PRIZE? When I phone this number it gives me a voice message you have reached the all night number of 0837662687?

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