got sms from RICA@10h09:congratulations!! your cellphone number won R350 000 in RICA 2013 promo draw, REF 00350RSA. pls call 074 674 9544 for your cash prize thank you. (074 110 9865)
I called and a lady named Tumi answered stating that i have indeed won and must buy R100 cell c airtime and not use it and call them back with the serial number and home address. how do i want payment: cheque or bank,in which case they would want account number. i called abck, Tumi was not there but a mr morris who answeredc"Rica, may i help you?" i gave him the pin number and he did not want the serial number and home address, he told me the details of my bank account are sent thru to the transfer dept, money will be deposited tomorrow, the airtime will be credited back to my phone *)? he said there will be an sms confirming the activation of the prize i allegedly won. i called in later to ask if this was not a scam, Mr morris answered again and said it was legit? LOL. I guess the scam came at a right moment where i am gullible. Anyway, around 16h15 an sms from RICA came thru from this number:0742450341 and it read thus: RICA (sad face smiley) (File-22.6PL) your winning prize is now registered and activated, congratulations. i guess i have to notify my bank bcs i was foolish enough to give my acc#. eish! Once bitten ,twice shy!
|Crime Date/Time:||26 Feb 2013, 00:02 AM|
|Reported Date:||26 Feb 2013, 21:02 PM|