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RICA Promotion
Report ID: 3330
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Suburb: muizenberg
Address: Cape Town
Crime Date/Time: 04 March 2013, 11:00AM
Reported Date: 04 March 2013
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The Incident
Received sms reading"RICASA- Congratulation Ur mobile No was randomly selected in RICA PROMO 2013 YOU have won R250000  Call Loraine on 0788372061 For claims with Ticket No: 0388

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171 Comments for: RICA Promotion

Comment by: Ck
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Why to you people ask all of us to leave comments but nobody is doing nothing about it... I received the same shit sms today 23/10/2014 that was used in May 2013 in this rica scam, with the same 084 number?!?!

Date: 23 October 2014



Comment by: Namhla
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a few minutes from now, I just received an sms saying the rica company has rewarded me with 175,000 and they gave me a ref no. surprisingly when I call the number on the sms, the so called Ms. M. Molefe is in the meeting and I have been attended by a guy called Eric, he asked the ref no and my cell number I gave him but with the wrong cell number, guess what he said according to their system everything is correct and continue to say I must send my name and address.

Date: 27 August 2014



Comment by: Bernadine Corran
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I received an sms this morning from RICASA to say "Congratulations your mobile number has won R450 000 in the RICA 2014 MOBILE PROMO. To claim your cash prize please contact 0719495662. There isn't even a name and when I phoned the number just to check it out, it stays engaged so how many people have fallen for it and are now busy phoning this number. We seriously need to stop this scam!!! Desperate people who really need the money are falling for the scam and are possibly loosing eveerything they have.

Date: 18 February 2014



Comment by: Francis
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Just received SMS to say that I won R250000,00 in the yearly RICA. I called the number 0848755149 and a "Monica" answered. SO I did went through the info with her just to see where this is going and at the end she said, after giving my cell, that I do qualify and there are 2 options (1) paying it directly into my account (2) by Cheque. So I said Option 2 and then she said, well now I have to SMS to the mentioned nr my Initials, Cell nr, Physical add, Activation Ref, e-mail address and then have to buy a R55 Vodacom Voucher and SMS the reference nr to the mentioned 084 nr. So we closed off the call and then I send and SMS to that 084 nr to say that I need legal proof to verify their existence with RICA SA. So let see if this actually is going to be provided.

Date: 10 February 2014



Comment by: Vusi
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I also receive these sms of Rica promotions stating that I won R550 000 and I always reply by swearing to the sender badly but they kept on sending the same sms after few months in a different #no. A Xhosa lady in Krugersdorp said she was once hijacked by Nigeria nationals and was forced to answer calls of this fraud, I asked her why she did not tell the SAPS , she said she did but those people can get away with anything and her story was not considered. I mean REALLY SOUTH AFRICANS what have we allowed here

Date: 31 January 2014



Comment by: lindi
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this morning i also received the from rica that i won R250 000 from rica

Date: 16 January 2014



Comment by: nelie
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pease can someone help, i also got the same sms tis morning! i gave them my adress, can they do anything with it/ please tell e

Date: 14 January 2014



Comment by: Lucky
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hi i just received sms stateing Rica SA Congratulations your no won R950.00.00 HP laptop in rica promotion held in UK 2013 Claim Call Paul Myners 0826826729 claim-ricaprom@live.co.uk REF NoRO/5. From 0765143185

Date: 30 December 2013



Comment by: johnson
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DO YOU NEED AN URGENT LOAN TO PAY OFF YOUR BILLS OR START A BUSINESS? IF YES EMAIL US NOW AT THIS PARTICULAR EMAIL: johnson_cook@blumail.org

Date: 16 November 2013



Comment by: Dee
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I also got the Rica scam email that I won R450000,00.I called the number and the guy who answered wanted to know how I want the money - cheque or bank deposit. I told him I'm sending the police to arrest him. He answered: "what do I mean?". Eish!! Why do they have access to our personal cellphone number/details? Why are these people getting away with this??? Is ths website also a joke?? Our legal system is also a joke!! Because NOTHING gets done. Yes, sad thing is most people need the money at the moment. Solution: Don't rica your cell number again.

Date: 29 October 2013



Comment by: HEIDI
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i also received this message and i am tired of receiving this message that i won 295.000 It is so wrong of them, what worries me why are they still walking around? how come they have not been caught as yet??? this is a lead with their cell no for the police to lock them up once and for all.

Date: 28 October 2013



Comment by: Jennifer
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I just received the following sms: congratulation! your mobile number has won R 250 000 in RICA 2013 award promo, Ref no RIC113SA call 0710203074 now to claim your prize This was received from 0765144175

Date: 23 October 2013



Comment by: Adam
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The person (Linda), who took my call, was so confident that she even gave me their address as Block 2B, Canal Walk, Century City. There is no building "2B". If you have won something from RICA, they should have your full name, your ID number and your physical address. That is what you needed to register for RICA in the first place. Pelase do not fall for this scam.!!!

Date: 8 October 2013



Comment by: DENISE
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Received a sms stating ' CONGRATULATIONS: YOUR SIM HAS WON R250000.00 IN THE RICA YEARLY PROMOTIONS 2013 RANDOM SELECTION, WITH REFERENCE NUMBER R09SA. FOR CLAIMS CONTACT US ON 0723652932.

Date: 4 October 2013



Comment by: warren
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I just received the same sms. "CONGRATULATIONS YOUR MOBILE SIM CARD HAS WON R 295,000,00 IN ALL RICA NETWORK PROMO AWARD. CONTACT CLAIM CENTRE ON 0218273549 FOR YOUR CLAIM." It was sms'd from a cell number 0713092232.

Date: 4 October 2013



Comment by: Lecedy
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CONGRATULATION! YOUR RICA SIM HAS WON YOU R250,000.00. FROM RICA 2013 ALL NETWORKS PROMOTION.REF NO,RIC310SA CONTACT MR SAM ON 0840950184 FOR YOUR CLAIM. This is startn t piss me off crusly,they say i won a lot of money whch i crusly need mxm

Date: 1 October 2013



Comment by: Didi
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I also received an sms that i have won R300 000 and laptop knowing its a scam i called them, and a guy answer trying so hard to make an american accent but u can hear theres a niger in it,asked for my ref no and i gave it to him, and he asked me to call after two minutes and i told him im calling from Public phone and hung up on me, obviously his going to check on his cell number which ref no belongs to which cell no and I also found their website and it doesnt even look proffesional this people are real crooks

Date: 26 September 2013



Comment by: Mariette
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Ons het op albei ons sel foon nrs sowel as ons internet konneksie die selfde sms van af Rica awards gekry. Die kontaknr sowel as 'n gmail adres is genoem. By wie kan ons die sake gaan aangee, behalwe die polisie. Waar kry hul ons selfoon nrs?

Date: 18 September 2013



Comment by: Theeban
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This is madness! Hw can a person win if they not conciously in a competition? A RICA PROMO??? How can I win R950000 and an HP laptop for doing absolutely nothing? After reading the other many comments and stories I see how the scam has won in some cases, but In most cases It has failed! Although, this sorta thing should come to an end as there are people out there that believe if they buy the R110 airtime and an X amount be paid into the "agent's" account that they will get the winnings delivered and deposited. So come on guys! Help SA get rid of this by continuing to report the scam!

Date: 5 September 2013



Comment by: Joany
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Congratulations. Your cell no won R250 000 plus HP laptop in rica 2013 promotion. Ref no RP19. Call 0739240002/ claim_ricapro@live.co.uk for price claim.

Date: 4 September 2013



Comment by: kabelo
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If you didn't enter a competition you cannot win

Date: 30 August 2013



Comment by: josh
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I called them back and asked if i can come get the cheque by hand, they said I can not because he's just an agent. An agent with no agency...come on!!!

Date: 29 August 2013



Comment by: Jacob
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From this number: +27723021744 SMS: RICA PROMOTION: Congratulations!!! Your sim has won R250,000.00 From Rica With REF NO(SA45R41) Contact Rica Agent ON 0782042859 For Activation & Claim I get this SMS on a daily basis .... PLEASE TRY BLOCK!

Date: 29 August 2013



Comment by: John
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071 508 8890 and 27606203507

Date: 28 August 2013



Comment by: renier strydom
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i got a message this morning 27/08/2013 saying that i have won R250.000 in the rica 2013promotion...i called the number given to me on the sms and it went straight to voicemail...please do ignore these sms mnessages guys....if all sim cards are rica'd an id had to be proved and also proof of address, to which a database should exist telling the law where these criminals are!!! but the law these days are part of the crime. so what is the point, i hope all these criminals are put down as south africa is cetrainly no "rainbow nation" anymore.

Date: 27 August 2013



Comment by: Antonio
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i just recieved a sms saying Thank You For Staying With RICA!You Have Won R650,000 in RICA 2013 PROMO,Sponsored By NATIONS CUP.Ref No:B771,Email:ricamobile@hotmail.co.za,OR CALL:0730880754

Date: 23 August 2013



Comment by: Corrie
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ek het n add gelos vandag oor dat ek 250000 gewen het met rica en gedink dit was n scam en toe draai dit anders ek het toe vandag die 250000 rand gekry dit was nie n scam nie

Date: 15 August 2013



Comment by: Corrie
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ek het ook dieselfde sms gekry van Congratulations you have won the sum of R250 000 from the rica promotion your ref no RK2013 contact our rica agent on 0769083138 for your cash price ek het gebel en met n Caron Aarendse op 0842002274 gepraat en waar sy vir my gese het ek moet tax betaal van n R1550 wat by die reserve bank inbetaal moes word en ek het dit betaal in N. Tafeni Acc 62347439706 by FNB dan moet ek die bewys fax na 0865697665 da na toe kry ek n boodskap wat se Att Corrie "rica Promo Board" cannot release your winning price of 250 000 rand cause of two transactions that has failed because your bank accound is not active, you must pay another R1200 rand for a new transaction maar die rekening is dan in daaglikse gebruik en ek was bank toe en die bestuurder se hy toe vir my dis n scam hul kry dit gereeld. en sy Caron Arendse het ook die bank bestuurder gebel en gese dis nie n scam nie toe die bank bestuurder se sy moet die geld verhaal van die wen bedrag toe verseker sy disi n scam sy sal als vir hom fax en ons het vir 4 ure gewag vir die fax wat nooit gekom het nie en toe ons weer probeer bel is die foon op voice mail. moet daar nou regtig sulke dom donnerse mense wees wat n mens so kan beroof om n mens te vang met sulke scams. asb as iemand iets kry moenie bel nie jy gaan net jou geld verloor. want ek was een van die fools wat geval het vir dit en wat het ek nou, n R1550 rand minder

Date: 15 August 2013



Comment by: Nicolaos Karalis
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I received an sms "Congratulations!! Your cell number has won R150,000 from Rica promo.Your Ref No:(NK774).Call our Rica agent on 0712073881 for your prize and activation! Tested them and now got an sms saying I must Pay R2,580 for transfer and insurance what a joke... SMS is coming from 0728764079

Date: 15 August 2013



Comment by: Adel
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I received today a sms: RICASACONGRATULATIONS! YOUR MOBILE NO has R950,000 PLUS HPLAPTOP IN 2013 PROMO. CALL PAUL MYNERS ON 0768469710 or claim_ricaprom@live.co.uk. CLAIM REF:NORO/5.

Date: 14 August 2013



Comment by: Annon
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got a text from 0793619903 stating that i have won the rica 2013 promotion of R 250 000.00 and need to phone Asanda on 0733826485 to claim with ref. number 2200KP.

Date: 13 August 2013



Comment by: JanR
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Got another one that reads: RICA SPECIAL! Congratulation your sim has won you R200.000 in Rica 2013 Promo Award. Your Ticket/No is ZA7166.For claim call the "helpline" @ (079) 385 8427. I will keep the message in case some one in authority wants to follow it up. A curse on these cons.

Date: 13 August 2013



Comment by: lwando
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congratulations your have won R950.000.00 plus HP laptop in rica 2013 promotion Ref no:R31 S24P. CALL 0783486775 or email claim ricapro@live.co.uk this is an sms that i got yesterday afternoon.

Date: 12 August 2013



Comment by: Moorcroft
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scam please be warned

Date: 10 August 2013



Comment by: annon
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Same as all the rest rica wat wat sms or call.SCAM SCAM SCAM

Date: 8 August 2013



Comment by: zabulon
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Its sad to see these things happen and even sadder that people actually fall for this. As soon aas we all stop paying attension they can't go on doing this anymore.

Date: 7 August 2013



Comment by: Thandaza Mziyako
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I have also been scammed, i've received an sms congratulating me for winning R350000 from RICA promotion with reference number: R111CA and was asked to contact Linda Mabaso on 0793471893 for my price.RICCA please do something about this before it's too late!!!

Date: 31 July 2013



Comment by: Marlize
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Well, after reading all of the above, it certainly seams as a lot of people has been scammed - even me. Yes I've also received a sms congratulating me in winning. After phoning the person giving the ref nr. I was referred to a Adams Christian who instructed me to buy 5 x R275 vodacom recharge vouchers, and fax him the pin codes in order for the price money transfer (which was way less than stated initially on the sms !) to be completed. I told him I was at work and could not just leave to go buy the recharge vouchers. That totals up to R1375 which I DO NOT HAVE - I even asked him what guarantee I have that it is not a scam - on which he replies "that is why you received a ref. nr!!!!" And he have been working for the company for four years now!!. Sad to say - I fell for the scam as well - but realised it was a scam in time!!

Date: 26 July 2013



Comment by: r v d westhuizen
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My son got a simaler call,that he won money,I try to warn him abou tnis scam.First he have to deposit R1500.00???,thdn a futher R2000.00something,thdn he got a sms to pay R12000?00 for tax clearance sertificate,the money is in his bankaccount but on hold till he pay that taxmoney,they keep on phoning him,then this then that,He have no job,but already pay over R4000.00,he have proof of the payments.The phonenumbers is, 0813620699,0784838555-mr johnson,0844356779,0843066866 mrs dudu,0817071967,0788825174 mrs helen.There must be a way to stop these people.The paymentswas done at FNB Account. Can you please assist urgently,and what can we done from our side

Date: 20 July 2013



Comment by: LERATO
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I ALSO RECIEVED AN SMS SAYING THAT I WON 350000.00 RICA PROMOTION,THEY SAY I MUST CALL MRS SAMANTHA TO CLAIM AND THE PERSON HE OR SHE CNT EVEN TALK PROPER ENGLISH.THEY TOLD ME TO PAY R1550.00 FOR MY DELIVERY CHARGES,I THEN REALISE THAT THIS IS A SCAM, PEOPLE OF SOUTH AFRICA PLS BE AWARE OF THIS HUNGRY LIONS.

Date: 10 July 2013



Comment by: Hanli
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I also received this wonderful sms. I phoned the no of my land line. All i must do is to send him my home details with my cell no and they will drop of the cheque. Wonderful. I phone the crime line. The captain asked me, how do i know its a scam? HELLLLOOO. I got through to the guy. Phone him yourself and catch him dammit.

Date: 14 June 2013



Comment by: lusanda
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RICA: Congratulations!!!, your mobile number won R350 000 in RICA 2013 promotion,Ref 00350RSA,pls call,+27849440684. for your cash prize,thank you.

Date: 13 June 2013



Comment by: Freeman
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I have got an sms saying CONGRATULATION ! YOUR SIM CARD HAS WON YOU R455,000 IN ALL RICA NETWORK 2013 AWARD WITH REF.NO.SA55 CALL MR JAMES ON 084 701 2519 FOR ACTIVATION AND CLAIM.

Date: 12 June 2013



Comment by: velencia jonkers
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I recived an sms winning R200000 at rica promo ref no SA204 to call mr.williams he give me an account no 1018422234 PP.MGXUMA AT NEDBANK I must put R1299 into his account then fax da slip to 0866189179 I have a lost of R120 vodacom airtime wen I called him on dis no 0760945072 he said there's a lot of scam going I must be calm rica please respond to the adds so that we can know what to do

Date: 7 June 2013



Comment by: Jerry
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A person called j Morgan chatted with family of mine for a few weeks on fb book. Yesterday he is apparently overseas and his geyser burst can she pay R3800 access to his insurance company and once his gets back he will reimburse her. Think a person is stupid 0218271549 and id no 6502147000819 upon checking his id no invalid no. Hope they get caught locked up and through the key away. Lucky we awake and have the technology to check these things. How many poor and lonely people fall into their traps.

Date: 1 June 2013



Comment by: michael
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Had a further SMS from RICA saying I will have cheque Thursday by noon if I paid them R 1830 today I spoke to a Monica on 021 8236518 and cell 0743125970. The sender no was 0815762290 I suggested they send the money and I will pay the courier the R 1830 - she then hung up on me. This should be reported to the police

Date: 29 May 2013



Comment by: michael
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I also had sms saying I won R 250,000

Date: 29 May 2013



Comment by: Patie
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if its too gud 2 be true, dan its not true. I also got that same message today informing me that I have won R450 000 from Rica promotional centre....Bullshit

Date: 29 May 2013



Comment by: Patricia
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Received a similar SMS today also saying I had won 295000 such bull its not even funny latest number is 0719821960 stop this shit please should have been taken care of a long time ago. You know its a fraud when they ask you to phone the number because it will cost them money if they had to phone you

Date: 27 May 2013



Comment by: lia
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Congratulations! Your SIM has won R400,000.00 from the RICA promotion. Your Ref No:(MP159) Contact Our Rica Agent on-0737529492 for ur activation and payment!what shit is that....please do something about this idiots!!!this aint funny!

Date: 23 May 2013



Comment by: Jen
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I got a variation of the same RICA Promo sms scam this morning. Just deleted it, but am here to report anyway.

Date: 23 May 2013



Comment by: Karen
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My dad recently received an sms in connection with the same promo. The sms said that my dads sim card won R250 000.00. I instantly thought that it was a scam as Vodacom or any other service provided would advertise something where you could win an insane amount money.

Date: 22 May 2013



Comment by: Carol
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Just received sms to say my cell number has won R250,000.00 @ the RICA 2013 promo award. Ref number SA147 call claim centre 0724097294. Do they really think people are stupid cos if they do then they are the STUPID ones

Date: 21 May 2013



Comment by: Shanaaz
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Just received an sms: Congratulations! Your sim card has won R500.00 in our RICA YEARLY PROMO, ticket no DF6621, for activation and claim call Mr. Mark Nelson - 084 670 1435 sms received from: 061 417 7259 Will not bother taking it further but where are they getting the details from???

Date: 16 May 2013



Comment by: Aleya
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i just received the same SMS. I called then , then they verified my winnings... the lady the asked me how do i want my winnings i said i will come pic up my cheq. Then i asked for the address. She just started saying Sunninghill and hen the phone was cut. I tried to call back but now they do not answer the phone anymore... crooks

Date: 15 May 2013



Comment by: Walishia
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Ek het nou nte ook so sms gekry- wen R250,000. Hierdie mense moes ook seker ge-RICA het om hul selfoon nommers te kon gebruik. Die polisie of iemand kan hulle mos so vastrek.

Date: 15 May 2013



Comment by: lucky
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i have received the same sms saying congragulations your no was selected you have won R450000 i must call williwms to activate and claim,i call the guy he said i must buy R110 airtime vodacom and call him back to give him my details, please whatch out this are scams,how can you win if you didnt enter any competition and why spend money to claim a prize?

Date: 14 May 2013



Comment by: LINDSAY OCALLAGAHN
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I ALSO GOT SMS ON RICA SCAM BUT ALSO GOT A PRIVATE NUMBER CALL AND NOBODY HAS MY NUMBER IT IS A BRAND NEW SIM - DO THEY MAKE TELEPHONE CONTACT TOO?

Date: 14 May 2013



Comment by: \nontobeko 14/05/2013
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They must be arrested

Date: 14 May 2013



Comment by: \nontobeko 14/05/2013
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I have just received a message from Michael Lawrence cell No. 0789305999 reading as follows Congratulations your sim card has won R960.000.00 in our Rica yearly Promotions,Ref No J480SA

Date: 14 May 2013



Comment by: Michelle
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RICA: Congratulation!!!!. your mobile number won R195 000 in RICA 2013 promotion.Ref 00195RSA.just call, plus 27849440684.To redeem your cash prize.(8am-17pm.) As received by sms this morning, 5 minutes ago.

Date: 14 May 2013



Comment by: T
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Vodacom has a scam reporting thing going on where they block the numbers. Just follow the link and insert the number from which the message was sent from http://vodacom.cerebra.biz/fb/fb-submit-sms-scam-12

Date: 13 May 2013



Comment by: Terry
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Hi everyone who already got there RICA scam sms and everyone who will be getting theirs in the future. Below I've typed out mine exactly and I'd like to point out that an official sms would not have that many stupid errors nor would it tell you to call them. Basically everyone, never respond to competitions you didn't enter yourself and if you do respond to something and they want any sort of fee, immediately know it's bullshit. "Congratulation!!Your mobile number has won you R195,000 in Rica Promo. With ticket no:Z166p. for claims call Mr Nelson 0836682338 to activate your ticket."

Date: 13 May 2013



Comment by: mbuyi
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I received "Congratulations you have won the sumofR250,000 from Rica promotion. Your ref No: (A41SA)contact our Rica Agent on 0726374239 for your cash prize"

Date: 9 May 2013



Comment by: Arina
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Received a sms from a Mr Frank 0711160996 today. Apparently I have WON!!! Lol. Anyway, I knew it was a scam. Didn't even bother to call.

Date: 7 May 2013



Comment by: Thandeka
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I receive an sms from number 0815999303 saying congratulation !! your mobile number has won R 250-000 on the 2013 RICA Promotion with Ref:0199K,so i must call this number:0719581998 for my cash price from 08:00am-17:00pm. Please can you seriously invistigate this matter, we are worried there is lot of scam happening right now.

Date: 7 May 2013



Comment by: Natalie
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Received 29/4/2013 Congratulation you have won R250,000 and a laptop in the Rica Promo, ur ref noSA.. For claim call Hon. T. Jeff on 0603737541 And for activation of ur prize

Date: 3 May 2013



Comment by: clinton
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I received an sms from number 0741056117 which stated: Congratulations your mobile number has won R175,000 from Rica promotion. Your ref number is 016NYP. For claim call Tania on 0817613571 from 8am to 5pm.

Date: 2 May 2013



Comment by: Hannes
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I cleaned you all out I just won R755,000.00. ha YOU shitholes YOU RICASA fraudsters.

Date: 2 May 2013



Comment by: Justin
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Just received an sms (082)433-4547 to call Cindy Ref num: RP014 For the same Rica promotion Scam

Date: 30 April 2013



Comment by: Bianca
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I received an sms this morning at 09:24 stating the following: “South African RICA act has won you R450 000.00 cash from your SIM registration. Call Mrs Sharon on 0740228125 for payment. Ref ricasa33v. 8:30am-5:30pm. I recently also received an email stating that I won money via RICA and my email address being chosen. I contacted the person involved and when I asked him where he got my email address from he said to me I am not Bill Gates so my details are not confidential. Is this what RICA is being used for? We give our details so that we can get the RICA registration done when we buy a new phone or SIM card and then this is what happens. They are getting our details from someone either working in the department or this whole RICA thing is just a bunch of nonsense. I feel like taking this further because from what I have read on here, no-one has gotten an answer and it just keeps on happening. Someone is going to be caught and when that happens no-one will be able to do anything about it which to me is nonsense. What has our country come to?!!!! Something has to be done and fast!!!

Date: 25 April 2013



Comment by: BH
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i ALSO RECEVED AN SMS ON 18/04/2013 THAT MY MOBIKLE NUMBER HAS WON R175000 BUT I REALISED IT A SCAMAND WHEN TRYING TO CALL THE NUMBER IT IS NOT AVAILABLE. THESE PEOPLE ARE SO CRUEL AND THEY THINK WE ARE STUPID. THERE IS ALSO ANOTHER THING THAT I HAVE NOTICED WHEN STANDING ON THE QUEES WAITING FOR TRANSPORT IN TOWN. THERE ARE PEOPLE SELLING SIM CARDS AND THEY SAID THEY ARE ALREADY REGISTERED. I ASKED MY SELF THAT IF YOU BUY A SIM CARD AT SHOPRITE/PEP, ETC THEY WANT YOUR ID AND PROOF OF ADDRESS THEN BY WHOM THESE SIM CARDS ARE REGISTERED. RICA MUST STAND UP AND STOP THIS AS MAY BE THESE PEOPLE ARE USING PEOPLE'S DETAILS

Date: 22 April 2013



Comment by: humphrey
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Mara good what a day ligth robbery something must be done reallynow we dont know who to trust let those people who are doing that get arrested cause its an emotional abuse this thing worse part the are not south africans (Congradulation your mobile i ( rica) R250 0000 Ref no(P286) I MUST CALL MICHEAL at 0792202775

Date: 19 April 2013



Comment by: Isaac
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I just called her to claim and she asked me if i prefer a bank deposit or a cheque sent to my address! I told her I'd like to come nd collect it myself. She gave me this Address: Rica Promotions, 121 observatory str, Cape Town. She did even sound excited for me - shame how convincing!

Date: 19 April 2013



Comment by: Isaac
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CONGRATULATION! YOUR CELL NUMBER HAS WON R450,000.00 IN RICA YEARLY PROMOTION WITH REF NO.(E019) CALL VICTORIA ON 0818864276 FOR ACTIVATION AND CLAIM. And I asked the receiver what's the name of her company and if it's listed on directories and google, and she said Rica Promotion and she's not sure... I mean really!!!

Date: 19 April 2013



Comment by: zia
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From number 079 631 2240 call Frank 071 1160996 19 April 2013

Date: 19 April 2013



Comment by: ian
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r350000.00 rica no. 581 sa to pay R1250 into acc no. tanga gajane standard bank no. 10038846533 fax deposit to 0866673362 land line no. 0218371678 or 0791141514 these guys play creule

Date: 18 April 2013



Comment by: Berenice
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I received a sms this morning which read CONGRATULATION'S YOU HAVE WON R250,000. FROM RICA YEARLY PROMOTION. YOUR UK REF. NO.AK116N. PLEASE CONTACT ON: 0848755149. FOR YOUR R.Y.P ACTIVATE YOUR REF NO: to which I replied Hey,go fuck with somebody else. We heard all about your scam. Voetsek. Idiots

Date: 18 April 2013



Comment by: beauty
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i also received at 09:07 morning of 17 April 2013. it says you won R195000 in rica promo, pin nk22. call isaac 0817569396 for claim. no1 knows abt this promo.

Date: 17 April 2013



Comment by: Liesl Vorster
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Got the following SMS on 17 April: "RicaSA 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.

Date: 17 April 2013



Comment by: Machawe
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I have aso received the sms yesterday which said my sim card has won R250,000. I was told to contact Portia on 073 405 9674 to claim. I got Portia who comfirmed that she is working for a RICA company, she was speaking Xhosa, and she asked me to send her my physical address so that they would deposit the cheque. please people can we get a phone number where we can report and shame these idiots as im scared one day they will rob innocent and needy people.

Date: 17 April 2013



Comment by: salome du plessis
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RICA PROMOTIONS wil geld uitdeel. Ek het glo R195000 gewen, voordat gelde "release" kan word moet en R1950 inbetaal. 'N Mev Candy Joe en M Micheals is die kontak persone. Ek het hul landlyn nr gevra maar is glo buitewerking. Is hier iemand wat hierdie mense ondersoek??? Asb maak 'n plan met hulle. Hoe kry hul buitendien ons selnommers??

Date: 16 April 2013



Comment by: Atul
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Received the same from 0741253072. Have been asked to send my ID# and bank details to 0838860022 to claim the prize. The guy sounds very tired probably from the many calls they are receiving and appears to operate from home.

Date: 16 April 2013



Comment by: STEVE
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i recived an sms from Mrs Anita congradulating me for winning R250.00 in a RICA PRO 2013 - REF NO RIC 147SA ON CELL NUM 0783014348

Date: 16 April 2013



Comment by: Colleeb
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CONGRATULATION!! YOUR MOBILE NUMBER HAS WON YOU R250,000,00 IN RICA 2012 ALL NETWORK PROMO. Ref No: (RI 20SA) CALL MR Maxwell ON 0734264802FOR CLAIM. Sent today from no +27712740405...this is a scam and run by Nigerians. I would like to know how the gell they are accessing our cellphone numbers.

Date: 16 April 2013



Comment by: shanaaz
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I revieced this sms this morning saying RICA PROMO! Congratulation You have won R25000000 in the RICA ALL NETWORKS AWARDS 2013. WITH REF NO RIC16SA cALL Mis NATASHA ON 27725975013. FOR CLAIM.please tell me this is a prank or something

Date: 15 April 2013



Comment by: Mabule
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I received an sms that read CONGRATULATION YOUR CELL NUMBER HAVE WON YOU R295000.00 ON RICA PROMOTION (REF NO 250NK) CALL YOUR AGENT ON 0218255476 FOR THE ACTIVATION OF YOUR CLAIM. The only thing they have is my cell phone number should I be suspecious

Date: 13 April 2013



Comment by: Sharon
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I also received an sms telling that i won R250.000 on the 2013 Rica Promotion and must call 0719581998 for my cash prize from 8:00-17:00. When i call them i have to sms R55 Vodacom pin ,name & surname ,Cell no and Bank detail to them.Fortunatly something tolled me to goggle this rica thing ,only to find out that is not only me before i gave my airtime of R55 away . This has to stop

Date: 12 April 2013



Comment by: Mags
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I received this sms this morning"Congratulations! Ur sim no won R195,000 & HP Laptop in our Rica Online Promo Ref no ZNK102 for claim call Mrs Cartine on 0741379933 for ref activation thank u" Well I called and they told me that I would get a sms telling me where to go and get my Laptop as the "Winning money" will be transferred to my account ( an account no i gave them that has no money in it other than R23.00) I then got another message "Attentions" this message is from Rica Remittance department regarding the transfer of your R195.000 you are ask to pay the sum of R2450 for insurance approval certificate. tranfer charges & delivery of ur HP laptop because your money was isnsured call Mr mark morris on this 0843456918 for payment instruction thank you!!!!!!

Date: 11 April 2013



Comment by: Olie
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Same SMS received today to claim R195000. Bull shit!

Date: 10 April 2013



Comment by: marry m
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YOUR MOBILE NUMBER HAS WON! R350000.00 IN THE RICA 2013 ALL NETWORK PROMO, REF, NO! RIC 147 SA CALL (REMOUND OR LISA) ON 0737344177 FOR YOUR ACTIVATION & CLAIM! Enough abt ascam.do somethin abt thm

Date: 10 April 2013



Comment by: Fabian Adams
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Received Sms 09.04.2013 Congratulation your Cell number have won you R295000 on Rica Promotion ref no250Nk call your agent on the 0218255476 for the activation of your claim. Received for 27741677067 Please stop this people

Date: 9 April 2013



Comment by: Dk
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I also receive the sms now the Question is what is the solution to stop these because when Rica start they promise it will be safe hence we provided our residental Address now I am not filling safe hence those people can Heck in our personal number that we gave to Rica!!! Please today they are saying we won money tommorrow they will be Stalking us or Kidnaping our Children because of our residental Addresses or tey will be Threating us!! Help us Rica hence we trusted you with our numbers and residental Address!

Date: 8 April 2013



Comment by: Pete Martin
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CONGRATULATION, YOUR RICA SIM NO HAS WON R250,000. IN RICA PROMOTION 2013, YOUR REF NO.2200KP PLEASE CONTACT MISS LINDA ON 0733826485 FOR YOUR CLAIM. Just received - 5 April 2o13 If they are contacted - can they traced and shot to death? Mpumalanga

Date: 5 April 2013



Comment by: Adri
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I received a sms i have won R200 000.00 from Rica promotions 2013,with ref no and i must contact MR Roy Classic on 0710016183 for my claim.

Date: 4 April 2013



Comment by: godfrey
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I have just received an SMS saying i have won R250 000.00 from Rica and i should contact Mrs Vanessa. But really people must look for a job or open small business if they really want money. These scams are not gonna take them anywhere. People use internet cafe's to do their cyber crimes.

Date: 4 April 2013



Comment by: michelle
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I got the same sms to call to claim my 250.000 cash prize, I called and the lady asked me if I want a cheq or to put in my bank acc., I said cheq, she said I must sms my address and ref no and I must pay the courier fees, I just had a feeling to google this and flip its a scam, I was so happy but I knew it was to gud to be true! Flip y so they do this!!!

Date: 2 April 2013



Comment by: Esther
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I have received an SMS saying "congrats you cellphone has won R250-000 plus HP laptop on this year RICA promotion with ticket no 0325P. call this No 0812370475 to claim the price. i was told to buy R180 airtime from Pick n Pay or Shoprite. i must present my ID, name account No and address plus the province

Date: 2 April 2013



Comment by: Stella
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I have received an sms this morning,02 April 2013 saying CONGRACULATION! YOUR CELL NUMBER HAVE WON YOU R250.000 FROM RICA PROMOTION.(REF:RIC220SA.CALL MR FRANK ON 0711160996 OR 0218366482. When i phoned himhe told me that they have two optionto give me the cheque either they post ittomy address or send a cheque tome and there is a fee ineed topaye first to them.Pls people stop this crime.It really hurts our emotions and feelings.someonemust stop this.

Date: 2 April 2013



Comment by: ann
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RICA:- Congratulations!!,your cellphone number won R350 000 in RICA 2013 promo draw,REF.00350RSA.pls call 0110753915 for your cash prize thank you.

Date: 31 March 2013


 
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