Got one today 24 December at 08:56 reading exactly like this:
Congratulations! your cell no was selected in RICA 2012 promotion, And has won R350,000.in CASH. (RICA) Ref no/RC17/ call MR MARK ON 078 960 9906. claim AGENT.
This was sent form a number: +27 81 741 5632
My husband got a similar sms (UK Lottery) last year requesting that quite a huge sum of money be paid into their account before they can transfer the money to us. He was bugged call after call on a Saturday to transfer the money as soon as possible. This guy that kept phoning was from Cape Town)
If a person really won the money from so-called RICA I'm sure your bank would send you a letter to come in and have the deal done at the bank itself, or just contact you saying that RICA will deposit this amount into your account.
THESE PEOPLE ARE SCAMMERS!!! DON'T SEND THEM ANY MONEY!!! DON'T BUY ANY VOUCHERS!!! DON'T FALL FOR THEIR STORIES, HOWEVER TRUE OR GLAMOROUS IT MIGHT SOUND!!!
RICA must also start doing the job they actually promised (by protecting) us instead of having stuff like this run rampant. Since i have registered for Rica i have had so many companies send me their promotional crap, including various banks and well known retail stores i have never even been to, it's ridiculous! instead of me leading a normal life, quietly, i now have to resort to anger each time I run for my phone thinking someone was in an accident and i read this kind of bulls..t.
|Crime Date/Time:||24 Dec 2012, 00:12 AM|
|Reported Date:||24 Dec 2012, 09:12 AM|