Rica promo award


I received this sms (from cell no 0726972898)  today 16th November 2012 at 08:12 am.  "Congratulations! Your cell no have won the sum of R175, 000 in the year Rica promo award, ticket no, (BB2) contact Mrs Joice on 0836917797 for more info". I phoned her with a telkom line. She asked my name and the award ticket no, I gave her a wrong name and their award ticket no. she said i should call her after three minutes. She doesn't answer my phone now since she heared i was suspicious and failed to answer me some questions. I could sense when she answer the phone, she was so unprofessional.

Report ID: 2802
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Free State
City/Town: Phuthaditjhaba
Suburb: Phuthaditjhaba
Address: Cell phone
Crime Date/Time: 16 Nov 2012, 00:11 AM
Reported By: Username2802
Reported Date: 16 Nov 2012, 09:11 AM
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  • HENNIE18 30 Dec 2013, 01:52 PM

    I GOT AN SMS THIS MORNING SAYING THAT MY SIMCARD HAS WON R350000 AND WHEN I CALLED THE NUMBER GIVEN I COULD CLEARLY HEAR A BABY SCREAMING IN THE BACK GROUND,DOES THESE PEOPLE THINK WE ARE CRAZY

  • Abby Hodgkinson 25 Nov 2013, 11:29 AM

    Hi we just got an sms :RICA PROMO! Your cell no: have won you R250,000. in the RICA ALL NETWORKS AWARDS 2013. WITH REF NO: (011kz)( as we see in January this year this number was also used!!!!!)carries on to say ,Call MS AMANDA on (071)5088890 for your claims. ATT:SR Hodgkinson Your winning price of R250,000.00 has been approved by the (South Africa RICA Board). You are required to pay the sum of R1280 for For insurence& Transfer charges, before your winnings get deposited into your bank acc... Kindly call MR BRIAN on (0218393299) for payment instruction thanks . Rica(pty) ltd. Scam!

  • tshepo 2 Sep 2013, 02:26 PM

    i knew that this thing of rica what what was a scam because they only want to eat our money. if you have won they will call, not sms

  • Bongani9 29 Aug 2013, 12:34 PM

    I also received an sms last night at eleven saying RICA PROMO!Your cell No:have won you R250,000.00. In the RICA ALL NETWORKS AWARDS 2013.With Ref No: (JF247),Call Mr JULIUS on 0788650982,For your claims. The messg came from this no 0727079238,when i call the number this morning this guy Julius replied by saying "yes you are the winner,you prefere a cheque or a bank)I said a bank,I asked this guy if is it real that i am the winner not a scam,he confirmed and he said you should sms your dsatails that is full names,bank name,bank acc and also branch code.I did that,fortunately i sent the one that i am not currentlly using which is absa. He came back to me by sending sms saying ATT:BONGANI,Your Winning price of R250,000,00. Has been Approoved by the (South African Rica Board) Before the Transfer of your prize you are required to pay R1,280.For INSURANCE & TRANSFER CHARGES,So that your Winning prize can be transfered into your ABSA BANK and the acc no and contact MR DICKSON On (021)8382097 for payment Instruction.Thanks. I Decided not to call because at this time i Fill suspicious with the who thing.is this real or a scam because I know RICA is existing and my sim card was registered.

  • Natalie19 20 Aug 2013, 02:18 PM

    My sister in Namibia received a message they'd won R315 000.00 from SA Rica Board and had to pay in R1250 to receive this. The contact no is 021 837 1678

  • Thuto2 8 Jul 2013, 12:13 PM

    Also received an sms sayin I won R550 000,nd dat I mst deposit R1830 for taxes and delivery costs. Who r these ppl sending these sms's? They need 2 be caught. There are desperate ppl out thr who r goin 2 fall 4 these scams.

  • Celine 20 Jun 2013, 11:41 AM

    lol!! Same story here, they sound like foreigners. why, if you win a prize, should you still pay on it? thats crazy. these people need to be thrown in jail for their fraud!!

  • Bra mus 13 Jun 2013, 12:44 PM

    Same sorry here, i recieved an smg(0812193828) saying my number has won R450,000. In the RICA all networks awards 2013. With ref no: JF 247, call MR JOHN on 0788650982 for your claims. . .yes i sent ma surname and initial..then they sent me an smg (0727079238)saying i must pay them first R1280.00 for goverment charges, call Mr Dickson(021) 8382097 Who are these people?

  • Theresa4 29 May 2013, 10:36 AM

    I received a similar message yesterday saying I won R250,000 in the RICA Yearly Promotion with ref no RIC..... SA Contact 0786694835 for your claim and then Florence Dube phoned me from (021) 823 6549 and said I must deposit R1,850-00 for goverment taxes etc to claim my money.

  • Lesley10 22 May 2013, 10:14 AM

    Received sms on 21/05/2013 from 0712992722 that I'v won R250000,00, but have to deposit R2550,00 for taxes before the price money could be tranfered.

  • Naledi 2 6 Jan 2013, 11:50 PM

    I recieve an sms saying Congratulation your mobile number has won R 350,000,00 in Rica SA All networks Promo, ref no: Ric no SA. Call Mercy Johnson on 078 752 2670. before i get the amount of money i must R 950 to the to claim for Government demands fee before your winning can be Authorised for payment. I must call Natasha and Mr James 071 244 3497 021 8271843. is this real or fraud

  • Refiloe3 2 Jan 2013, 12:24 PM

    I received this msg this morning that I hve won a this money...RICA PROMO! Your cell no: have won you R250,000. in the RICA ALL NETWORKS AWARDS 2012. WITH REF NO: (011kz),Call MS AMANDA on (071)5088890 for your claims. And this msg as well... ATT:REFILOE MOTUBATSE Your winning price of R250,000.00 has been approved by the (South Africa RICA Board). You are required to pay the sum of R950. for (Delivery Charges), before your winning cheque can be Delivered to your address CAPE TOWN BLACKHEATH GREENFIELD SIMONSBERG STR. 44. Kindly call MR BRIAN on (0218393299) for payment instruction thanks. Is this true or fruad.

  • Carla5 17 Dec 2012, 06:32 PM

    Hi,Rica sent me the same message that my mobile number has won R195,000 in the rica promotion.with ticket no. Z166p. For claims call judith or mr.Mark on 071 0178647, to activate your ticket. Please do something about this crime that is occuring, beacause crime and corruption must be stopped in our country. The time this incident occurred was on the 17th of December 2012, 17:03.

  • marinda prinsloo 30 Nov 2012, 08:28 AM

    Hi I received a msg saing RICA PROMO! Your cell no: have won you R250,000. in the RICA ALL NETWORKS AWARDS 2012. WITH REF NO: (011kz),Call MS AMANDA on (071)5088890 for your claims. And so I called the number this morning and the guy asked the ref number and the guy had me on hold and he got back to me congrating me asking how would I like to receive my prise bank or tjek and I said tjek so he replied by saying I need to sms him my details name date of bith address,so I didn't sms him yet bec my parents said rica don't give money away so I want to know what to do to know if its real or fraud???

  • Christabel 27 Nov 2012, 08:52 AM

    I also received the same sms.And the guy does not pick up after 3 minutes.Sender was 0812099414 and was told to call 083 688 0076.I hope someone is investigating this, they might be up to something with our details

  • Christopher3 23 Nov 2012, 11:06 AM

    I receive this msg this morning that I hve won a this money...RICA PROMO! Your cell no: have won you R250,000. in the RICA ALL NETWORKS AWARDS 2012. WITH REF NO: (011kz),Call MS AMANDA on (071)5088890 for your claims. And this msg as well... ATT:MR C.D.PREEZ. Your winning price of R250,000.00 has been approved by the (South Africa RICA Board). You are required to pay the sum of R950. for (Delivery Charges), before your winning cheque can be Delivered to your address CAPE TOWN BLACKHEATH GREENFIELD SIMONSBERG STR. 44. Kindly call MR BRIAN on (0218393299) for payment instruction thanks. I don't know wht I must do...

  • rc2 16 Nov 2012, 01:31 PM

    I also got a simular sms . Congratulation Your mobile NUMBER.has won you R195,000 in ricapromo.with ticket no.z166p.For claims call judith OR MR MARK on 0710178647 to activate ur ticket SENDER 0817546182

  • RA 16 Nov 2012, 01:18 PM

    Got the same message (different amount and name thou) Message recieved from: 0727884880 Name: Tabita Cell: 0791664862 I was to buy R220 vodacome voucher and sms the pin and serial number of the voucher to 0791664862. ye right Tabita, go buy your own airtime.... I hope someone is investigating these people. Otherwise what is the point of this website? (other than making others aware)

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