I received an sms stating that my phone no. had been drawn as the winner of R350 000 in the 2013  RICA PROMOTION, REF NO 00350RSA  & should call 011 075 3915 for my cash prize.Upon phoning I spoke to a gentleman who at first gave his name as Mr. Johaan and then later seemed to forget and said he was Mr. Jacobs. I was asked to phone back in 5 minutes as he needed tto verify my ref no.

Report ID: 3149
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
Suburb: N/A
Address: Cellular Crime - On my phone
Crime Date/Time: 25 Jan 2013, 00:01 AM
Reported By: Username3149
Reported Date: 25 Jan 2013, 13:01 PM
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  • mosiuwa john 21 May 2015, 06:49 AM

    Hi im John i receive mssage frm rica on 19/05/15 they congratulation i won R300 000 nd hp laptop so thy said call Mr Mark on 084 611 0634 for claim so iz this a scam again nor is not? Pls tll me

  • robert10 21 Feb 2014, 11:44 AM

    Congratulations! Your cell no has won R450,000.00 and BLACKBERRY in RICA YEARLY SA PROMO 2014 REF NO: SA44 for claim call Mr. GEORGE.0818197662

  • siphiwe5 29 Jan 2014, 12:06 PM

    I got an SMS this morning cogradutation you hav won R350 000 Ref SA 44kp contact nombers 0603203933 or 2771 23692522 and must speak to James. Is this a scam again

  • Anzel2 9 Jan 2014, 10:54 AM

    Received an SMS was randomly selected you have won R950 000 in RICA 2014 AWARD draw. When will these people ever stop their nonsense?

  • Mariette8 8 Jan 2014, 07:47 AM

    Received an sms this morning stating that I have won a amount of R195 000. is this a SCAM AGAIN???

  • brian20 3 Dec 2013, 06:38 PM

    I got a Rica sms today saying I had won money and was tolld to contact this number 0739193109 Is there anyway of stopping these scams? Surely the information we are forced to give when wwe Rica our numbers can be used to trace and prosecute these people?? Is anyone doing that?

  • mceleni maphem 25 Nov 2013, 02:22 PM

    I owe NFSAS large amount of money and I never had a decent job although I have been having temporary work and as such today I am still unemployed. How much am I owing now.

  • hahrend 25 Nov 2013, 10:14 AM

    I received two SMS's on Tuesday 19 Nov one at 8:58 and one at 10:06 congratulating me on winning R500,000 Rica promo refno121RC. Contact Mr Ray on 0743429672. SMS's sent from 076 726 8709......fishy!!!! Can't you track these guys???????????

  • Elmarie15 11 Nov 2013, 11:44 AM

    Hi, we also received a message that say we won money and a laptop, but they don't say phone this person for claiming your prize. So I phoned and then they send me a message saying that I must contact them and to arrange a payment for the delivery of the laptop and money?

  • Naomilious 7 Nov 2013, 08:03 AM

    Rica congradulations, your mobile number has won 95,ooo in Rica 2013 promotion Ref no BL66SA to claim your prize contact Mrs Thandile on 0604025719.

  • anita11 4 Nov 2013, 03:47 PM

    received an sms today stating that my cel no had won R200 000 in the rica promo 2013 and that i should call a Lydia Erwin-when i called she requested the winning no and my cel phone no-i put down the phone-this is a SCAM BEWARE!!!!!!!!

  • mothiba 22 Oct 2013, 11:36 AM

    i reaceived an sms saying my phone nu has won R200 000 from rica promo 2013 win code SA10# contact Mrs Lydia Edwin on tel 0848705629

  • NAWAAL 18 Oct 2013, 01:30 PM

    I received sms in last week that if won R950.000.00 PLUS HPLAPTOP ref number R3CK/SA need to contact them on 0614087787 did not even bother to phoned them cause was warned by friends about the kak thats going on in South Africa.

  • Nickey 15 Oct 2013, 08:59 AM

    Congratulations! Your cell no has won R450 000.00 and BLACKBERRY in RICA SA PROMO 2013 REF NO: SA44for claim call Mr.GEORGE 0818197662 (But sent from another no: +27728559617 I phoned him (from a landline) and asked where did he get my information and why is he sending me nonsense? He kept on asking whom he is speaking to? I asked him to give me the address where I should come and collect my "winnings "and then I will bring along my ID to identify myself! He put the phone down! I think I'm going to make this my mission for today... and phone him every 20 minutes!

  • Didi2 15 Oct 2013, 08:11 AM

    At 08h15 this morning, I received an sms saying: Congratulations! Your mobile number has won R250,000 in the RICA 2013 Yearly Promotion, REF No (0021). For claims contact 0713264268. The sms was sent from 0762780624.

  • Dee - Mad As Hell 23 Sep 2013, 09:09 AM

    I have received an sms today saying Congraltulations you cell number has won R195 000.00 From RICA Yearly promo with ticket,no :-(R08K)call Mrs LINDA 0788391959 for claims.

  • Deepak 17 Sep 2013, 02:13 PM

    I have received an sms saying that my mobile number has won R350 000.00 from RICA 2013, ALL NETWORK PROMO REF NO:RIC 1120 SA. CONTACT your agent on 078136813 for claim.

  • Shemine FURIOUS 16 Sep 2013, 11:52 AM

    I received the same sms saying I won R350 000 in Rica promotions 2013. Ref no BB313. Contact Anderson Smith on 0818896099 for your claim. We are all working very hard for our money then you get crooks like these that will steal from us. It really makes me very angry.

  • Sonia7 5 Sep 2013, 09:09 AM

    I received an sms saying I won R350 000 in Rica promotions 2013. Ref no BB313. Contact Anderson Smith on 0818896099 for your claim. The sms was sent from 0829398799. Is there SOMEONE who can stop these people?

  • anonymous21 3 Sep 2013, 12:02 PM

    how can i win the competion that i dd'nt even enter, crazy ppl. very furious about the fact that they have my banking details. is this still a safe South Africa. i doubt!

  • zinhle3 2 Sep 2013, 01:24 PM

    Congratulations !! Your Mobile number has won R250,000 in the 2013 RICA Promotions, ref no ric144rsa. For claims contact Miss Portia on tel: 0835067157. This guy was a foreigner, plz smbdy has to do smthing abt these guys they are destroying our country.

  • Freddie4 31 Aug 2013, 08:48 AM

    Congratulations !! Your Mobile number has won R250,000 in the 2013 RICA Promotions, ref no 0029rsa. For claims contact Mrs N. Kate on tel: 0738225942.

  • VERY ANGRY 28 Aug 2013, 09:08 AM

    I received an sms from Rica 2013, won R 350,000.Promotion ref DF6621, contact number 0788170540, lady by the name Portia Nzimande, Mode to claim my prize indicated Cheque. office in Cape town

  • Very angry2 27 Aug 2013, 02:22 PM

    message i received this morning:Congratulations! You have won the sum of (R250.000).from RICA promotion.your refno SA910R)contact our rica agent on 0720793413 for your cash Prize:

  • Sakhile Kubeka 27 Aug 2013, 09:22 AM

    This is a message I received this morning : "Congratulation! your mobile number has won R250.000 in RICA award promo,Ref RIC112SA call 0838860022 to claim your price" Such scams should be exposed!!!!!

  • Rueben 27 Aug 2013, 08:20 AM

    Received: Congratulations!! Yopur mobile number has won R250 000 in the 2013 RICA Promotions, ref no 0029rsa. For claims contact Mrs N. Kate on tel: 0738225942. Why are they still being able to carry on with this scam????

  • Adele28 26 Aug 2013, 12:42 PM

    Received: RICASA: Congratulations!! Your MobileNo was Randomly selected in RICA2013PROMO. You have won R950,000.00 PlusHPLAPTOP. Call 0835369148 FORCLAIM with REF/No:R02/SACK:.

  • Angeline 2 19 Aug 2013, 12:49 PM

    RICA PROMO: Congratulation, You have won R250,000.00 in the Rica ALL Network award 2013. WITH REF NO RIC16Sa, call MR. Davis ON 0764967584, FOR CLAIM.

  • amanda7 13 Aug 2013, 12:02 PM

    Rica2013promo,not good publication for ricaSA. I demand my money you can keep the laptop, find someone else to fool with it.

  • evette 12 Aug 2013, 03:38 PM

    CONGRATULATION YOUR CELL NO. HAS WON R445,000 & A LAPTOP IN THE ONGOING RICA PROMO 2013. REFNO.P113RCA. CALL MR MORGAN ON 0740738202 FOR CLAIM. CONGRATS.This is a scam guys dnt fall for such things.

  • James16 7 Aug 2013, 09:47 AM

    I have just received an sms from 0614057124 stating RICA PROMOTION! Congratulations your sim has won R500,000.00 FROM RICA PROMOTION WITH (REF NO A02UK) CALL ON HELPLINE 0813855939 FOR ACTIVATION OF CLAIM. Is anything going to be done about these blatant scams to obtain bank account details?

  • JACKSON 2 Aug 2013, 11:37 AM

    I have received a sms yesterday 2 August 2013 sent from nr 27713377867 that my cell phone number has won R175,000 in 2013 Yearly Rica Promotions Ref nr 012NYP. To claim my price I have to phone Mrs Lerato Mbau on 0732676984. I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR SICK JOKES LIKES THIS. WHAT DOES THESE STUPID IDIOTS GET OUT OF IT?

  • Lesley7 2 Aug 2013, 08:14 AM

    I received a similar sms this morning 02/08/2013, ref/no:012NYP. spoke to the lady that sounded very suspicious. I immediately told her that i will be reporting her. her name is Lerato Mbau - 073 267 6984. Please be careful out there with all these scams happening!!

  • Sello5 1 Aug 2013, 12:55 PM

    I have received an SMS saying I've won R550 000.00 in the Rica Promo Held in UK. I was asked to call Mr.M George on 0810634389. I think this is a scam

  • Sarah-Ann 24 Jul 2013, 07:41 AM

    I received an sms this morning 24/07/2013 Congratulations your sim card has won R230000 and a laptop from rica yearly promo with ref No (SA23) contact Mr Frank 0748486741 for claim

  • masauso soko 23 Jul 2013, 09:07 AM

    i have receiced this sms this morning so early that they woke me up to go to work that i have won r450 in rica promo consumer rights or government or cell phone companies whoever introduced this thing thing called rica why cant you do something since these peaple use sa numbers which are ricad it shows rica doent work as peaple can still commitee crime using ricad numbers even if its stolen police can track it his number is 0717993198 roy the perpetrator do something now

  • Samual 22 Jul 2013, 01:44 PM

    I just replied to my sms with "yeah right retard"

  • Charles Broskey 22 Jul 2013, 11:15 AM

    I have received this sms:"Congratulations!!Your Mobile No was randomly selected in RICA2013PROMO You have won R295 000 Plus a HPlaptop. Ref LR--- Call Mr Philip For claims on 072 141 6195

  • Dorcas3 22 Jul 2013, 08:59 AM

    I have received this sms: "RICASA:) Congratulations!!Your Mobile No was randomly selected in RICA2013PROMO You have wonR250 000 Plus a HPlaptop Call 084 8393146 for claims with ref/no:R06/sack I have no doubt that this is a scam, 1st because you don't win competitions that you did not enter. This was my feedback to them of course via sms to the same number that sent me an sms 0813826128:God knows I can use that money, but I am not that gullible...I pray you encounter him in person, he is the answer to every need.

  • Lamla 17 Jul 2013, 12:32 PM

    I recieved sms saying my no.was among the winners of R250,000 on this year's rica promotion. they gave me a ticket no. and I should call 073 798 2176. the message was from the no. 081 742 5551. this happened today.

  • Confused3 14 Jun 2013, 09:06 AM

    Why can't these numbers be traced and charged, what's the purpose of RICA, if this practice continues?

  • moshala 28 May 2013, 02:48 PM

    i received an sms now from rica notyfying me that my mobile number won R175,000 IN GLOBAL PROMOTIONS PLS LET ME KNW IF IS TRUE Ref no: 019NYP to claim i must contact Mrs M Grace on 0739193109

  • selinah 21 May 2013, 08:55 AM

    i recieve a massge now from rica that i won 250 000 pls let me knw if it true ref: no RIC112SA pls help me abt tat thank you.

  • Tertia 9 May 2013, 09:45 AM

    Ontvang 9 Aug 2013 ook n sms dat hul my gelukwens dat ek R250 000.00 en laptop met Rica jaarlikse promosie gewen het. (Ref no 143SA) en om Mnr James te kontak by 0744674362 Dis elke keer n ander kontak persoon en nommer maar die nommers bestaan. Ek het hul nie gekontak nie. Nou hoe gemaak om hul te vang.

  • Linda21 8 May 2013, 11:56 AM

    i have received an sms this morning that i have won R350 000.00 from RICA, says i should call this number 011 075 3915in order to claim cash prise, i spoke to the lady called Linda

  • danny2 30 Apr 2013, 11:07 AM

    i received an sms from this No: 825987163 saying my sim no: has won me 250 000 in rica promotion 2013 and it was stating i should call Portia on this No: 0734059674. i did not even bother to try calling coz i believe if i genuinely won such an amount this people would have called not me calling, my sim is registered they would address me by my name.

  • nina7 22 Apr 2013, 04:46 PM

    I received am SMS this morning to the effect that my cell number won R175 000 in their Rica Global Promotions, and gave a reference number and to call Mrs M. Grace on number 073 369 8611 When I called, I was told that the prize could be delivered (cheque) to my residential address, or into my bank account. NO, they did not want a postal address, and I was to call back to verify the address which should be sent by SMS. I will not be submitting anything!!!

  • Sherleen 19 Apr 2013, 11:22 AM

    I received an sms stating "congratulations!! your mobile no was randomly selected in RICA Yearly Promo 2013. You have won R450,000. Call 0738488035 for claims with Ticket no SP1233" i have not contacted this number but it is a scam

  • Levy 18 Apr 2013, 01:02 PM

    hi this morning i received sms this morning says I have won R250 000 ref No: SA140P.This is a scam.

  • hamilton 9 Apr 2013, 09:59 AM

    I received sms this morning,saying that I won R250,000,00 ref No.0166,they say I can call this NO.083 746 2920.this is a scam..

  • ursula6 7 Apr 2013, 05:50 PM

    I receive sms from normal cell nu.net saying I won R950 000.00 and must call to claim my prize. Being anti-crime initiative RICA should post this fraudulent activities on their website to earn gullible ppl

  • magezi 5 Apr 2013, 06:36 PM

    i did receive it yesterday evening. It says I won R150 000 and that I must call Mr Robert in order to "Activate". Is this thing for real or these people just wanna play us as we are stupids? Anyone with info about this may you please help.........

  • krishni 3 Apr 2013, 02:00 PM

    I also received a sms but I really think these ppl should be stopped bcos it makes us like idiots by caLling,how dey must be laughin at us dat we actually believed it an called

  • Dieketseng 2 Apr 2013, 08:35 AM

    I received a an sms from lady called Iren on 27 March 2013 telling I won a laptop and R250 000 for Rica yearly promotions she then asked me to buy R180 airtime and sent her serial number and pin to activate my winning. How do I know if this is true.

  • Edwin4 23 Mar 2013, 09:46 AM

    I recieved a message saying that my no have won me R445 000 and a laptop and I have to call a guy called morgan with a nigerian accent send my ID numbr,postal adres this is clearly a scam,cam RICA track this people

  • chonco 12 Feb 2013, 04:15 PM

    if this RICA were here to play with us , we don't have time to play

  • Username3211 12 Feb 2013, 03:42 PM

    I received an SMS just like this one this morning and when I called was also asked for banking. I knew this was a scam and just gave them the run around and told her off in not such a nice way :-P

  • Aretha 12 Feb 2013, 03:32 PM

    I have received this sms this morning that my number have won R350,000.In RICA 2013 all networks promotions(REFNO:RIC517SA) contact mrs samantha on 0780583534 for your claim.

  • chonco 12 Feb 2013, 02:51 PM

    i have received an sms this morning that i have won R350 000.00 from RICA, says i should call this number 011 075 3915in order to claim cash prise, i spoke to the lady called Lucia.

  • pena 11 Feb 2013, 10:39 AM

    i received an sms that i have won R445 000.00 and a laptop and the claim no is P113RCA For claim and activation. when i called i spoke to Mr. Morgan, and he asked me the preferred method of payment, i said cheque and he requested me to sms him my address, and id no.

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