rica/cellphone fraud


I received the following mesage: You have won R250 000 and a laptop in the rica yearly promo, ref no (Y22N). Call mr James on 081 278 2243 for your claims and activate your pin. I immediately knew this is a scam and contacted Cell C and 8ta to inform them of the above scam.

Report ID: 3073
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: PRETORIA
Suburb: Meyerspark
Address: 221 keuning street
Crime Date/Time: 10 Jan 2013, 00:01 AM
Reported By: Username3073
Reported Date: 11 Jan 2013, 09:01 AM
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  • Anel3 1 Jul 2015, 04:36 PM

    Rica scam is back - received SMS that I won R350,000 and must buy R200 airtime voucher to register to get payout.

  • John57 10 Feb 2014, 11:05 AM

    I received Notification saying Congratulations! Your cellphone number is chosen in RICA online promo. Ref no:GBC01. Call our agent on 0784356664 to claim R350,000 & brand new POLO car.

  • noxolo3 29 Jan 2014, 07:58 AM

    I received an sms sayin g ive won 500.000 with a ref no i decided to indulge de and fynd out how dey scam people.dey told me to buy 60 rands mtn airtym for dey computer so dat dey can transfer da money imagine how many people a hit evri dae

  • Roxanne3 29 Nov 2013, 01:40 PM

    I also received, "Notification! Your cell no. was randomly selected in RICA 2013 Draw. Congratulation! You've won R550,000 and HP Laptop. For claim call 0817421153 with Ref. RC11". These people need to be stopped! Where do they get our contact details?

  • Paul34 27 Nov 2013, 09:27 AM

    I also received a text saying: RICASA Congratulation! Your cell No. has won R550,000.00 and HP LAPTOP in RICA 2013 promotion with Ref NO:...11. For claim, call Harry on 0604888129.

  • Laureen 8 Aug 2013, 07:44 AM

    another one! Congratulation!!Your mobile NUMBER.has won you R195,000 in rica promo.with ticket no.Z166p.For claims call judith OR MR MARK ON 0782706849,to activate ur ticket

  • comfort5 27 Jul 2013, 05:02 PM

    Also received a text saying that I've won 450000 call j smith for clain.so I did he asked me to buy r200 airtime voucher and send it to him so that he can activate my rev no.

  • johan steyn 26 Jun 2013, 04:36 PM

    Wens die klomp konte wil wakker word.hulle maak rica se naam gat...wil julle nie maar net vokkof en gaan werk vir geld nie....ek is n bevokte afrikaner en het nie julle platneuse se kak nodig nie....vok net weg.....baie kwaad.....

  • Janne 24 Apr 2013, 09:28 AM

    Received the following SMS: CONGRATULATION YOUR MOBILE NUMBER HAS WON R250 000.00 IN RICA 2013. ALL NETWORKS PROMO REF NO: RIC00XXXSA. CALL ON 0218395766 FOR YOUR CLAIM

  • Bridget6 23 Apr 2013, 11:27 AM

    I received the same sms about R350 000 RICA Promo 2013. I called the number 0110753915 back and a lady answered. Is it not possible to trace this number?

  • Leo4 17 Apr 2013, 11:54 AM

    I just received this SMS from 0741271661 stating "Congratulation! Your Mobile Number Has Won You R 1,000,000.00 in Rica 2013 Promo. REF NO. SA231 Call Ms Lerato On 0741675982 For Ur Claims, sa231@outlook.com" I phoned the number and indeed a 'Ms Lerato' answered and wanted my ref number and cell phone number. I asked her who she works for and she said a UK company but when I asked her about the 'outlook' email account, she seemed puzzled. This is a SCAM!!! DON'T give them your cell number at all!!!

  • Jone' 16 Apr 2013, 11:34 AM

    I just received this message: CONGRATULATION! Your Mobile Number Has Won You R 1,000,000.00 In Rica 2013 Promo, REF NO. SA231 Call MRS LERATO On 0741675982 For Ur Claims: sa231@outlook.com. Is anyone doing anything about this?

  • Julie braun 15 Apr 2013, 10:21 AM

    Well according to rica this morning, i have won R950 000.00! Telephone Sandra Atkins on cell 0748256480 with reference RIC 24.

  • suvechha 10 Apr 2013, 11:45 AM

    I received an sms this morning stating that I'd won R3)0 000 in the RICA 2013 promo...call Dr Kenneth on 0741252785...For ur claims :sa231@outlook.com

  • Anthea4 5 Apr 2013, 10:50 AM

    I received an sms this morning stating that I'd won R350 000 in the RICA 2013 promo...call 0110753915...i guess people fall for these scams which is why they're ongoing

  • F Mnisi 2 Apr 2013, 10:36 AM

    Good morning Ihave received a sms message from RICA which says my sim no.has won R250 000.00 from RICA Promotion the agent contact no.is 074 713 7678 and cell no.074713677067.Please lets something do about this Scam we are sick and tired about this thiefs, Ithink RICA must do something about this, because this is for cell c company and this cell numbers which I have indicated on top is registered and i thing thiefs must be triced and caught and rottern in jail.

  • L Nel 27 Mar 2013, 12:53 PM

    Also received a sms! RICA Online PROMO 2013 You have won R295,000 And a Laptop! Call Mrs Caroline on 0792426910

  • B Evans 25 Mar 2013, 12:24 PM

    Just received an sms about winning in the Rica promo, such crap.....whats wrong with these people.

  • Michelle Calitz 20 Mar 2013, 10:15 AM

    I have also received a similar sms about my cell # being a winner of R250 000 in so Rica yearly Promo 2013 Ref P286.contact: Mr Michael, itdidn't look authentic at all.I immediately googled it up which how I landed at this site.

  • Nick Dawe 12 Mar 2013, 10:52 AM

    I have today received an S.M.S.supposedly from R.I.C.A. notifying me of award of R950 000,00 From No. 79201952 Resoond to.0782120221

  • Willie12 5 Mar 2013, 09:34 AM

    Ek het ook die boodskap ontvang, (Concratulations!Your cell Number was selected in Rica online Promo 2013. You have won R295000 and HP laptop Call Mrs Caroline on 0799627452 for claim REF/ZNK012)ek het dadelik geweet dit is bedrog, ek het die persoon geskakel om inligting te kry waar hulle kantoor is sy het my gevra in watter provinsie ek woon en ek het Noord Wes geantwoord, hulle kantoor is glo in Durban, hulle vra dan wil jy die geld as 'n tjek of bank oorplasing verkies en vra jou adress om die laptop met die posdiens te stuur, sy het aan my meegedeel dat sy vir Rica werk, ek kon ook hoor hoe kinders in die agtergrond speel en was dit duidelik dat sy van haar huis werk en jou inligting wil verkry, ek het haar meegedeel ek sal weer skakel en op die website afgekom. wees versigtig hulle wil defnetief jou inligting bekom vir bedrog.

  • Phumzile Shezi 22 Feb 2013, 04:54 PM

    I also received the following sms "Congratulations you have won R250 000 and a laptop in the rica yearly promotion your ref No. SA78 for claims and activat call Mr Mark 0784602525". I just ignored it and reported it

  • Fiona5 15 Feb 2013, 09:43 AM

    I received the following message this morning: Congratulations! ur sim no won R195.000 and Hp laptop in our Rica Online Promo ref no ZNK102 for claim call Mrs Cartine on 0739674670 for ref activation thank u. The message came from 0027812811657. How come they are getting our numbers? It's about time Rica did something about this...

  • pj v.d. merwe 25 Jan 2013, 12:06 PM

    also received sms i won 295000 in rica promotion

  • Raaitjie 24 Jan 2013, 04:23 PM

    i received the following message : Congratulations: Your mobile no won R950 000.00 in RICA 2013 Promo. Call S.A. claims on 078 212 0221 with Ref No. RICA 265!!! I phoned 3 times and nobody answerd. Please do something.

  • Janine21 24 Jan 2013, 09:08 AM

    I received the following message: Congratulations! ur sim no won R195.000and Hp laptop in our Rica Online Promo ref no ZNK102 ffor claim call Mrs Cartine on 0739674670 for ref activation thank u. Why is nothing done about this issue and how do they get our numbers? The message came from 0027812975912. Rica should do something. Thank-you for this site

  • Fred9 19 Jan 2013, 11:37 AM

    I have also received a similar sms about my cell # being a winner of R295 000 in Rica promotion Ref no (UK 409 SA) contact Rica agent on 0733529027 for your cash prize. why does rica not do anything as they should be able to trace these people quite easy as cell phone are registered with them. this is give a bad name to them people should be brought to book for fraud

  • annie7 15 Jan 2013, 02:11 PM

    i received the following message Rica : Congratulations your cell phone nr won R350 000 in Rica 2013 promo draw ref 00350RSA pls call 0110753915 for your cash prize thank you.it came from this cell nr 076 3442977.i just knew these scams

  • Edwin Moalosi 15 Jan 2013, 08:02 AM

    I have also received a similar sms about my cell # being a winner of R250 000 in so Rica yearly Promo 2013.To surprise it was written in Afrikaans contact: MAGRIET VAN DER MERWE 0818997554 and didn't look authentic at all.I immediately googled it up which how I landed at this site.

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