RICA Scam


I received the following sms:CONGRATULATIONS!UR MOBILE NUMBER HAS WON YOU(200.000) IN ALL RICA NETWORK 2012/2013 AWARD. REF NO(P286)CONTACT ON (0769790012)FOR ACTIVATION & CLAIM.I then proceeded to phone the mobile no. from my landline.  A man with a foreign accent answered and even after I gave him the so-called reference no. he still insisted I give him my cellphone number.  I said I want him to e-mail me the details, but he refused, saying he wanted me to sms him my e-mail address. When I refused, he put the phone down.  If I really had won anything, he would have been able to call up all my details on his computer system and then ask me to verify.  He would at least have had my e-mail address.  SCAM!  

Report ID: 3337
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Eastern Cape
City/Town: East London
Suburb: N/A
Address: N/A
Crime Date/Time: 5 Mar 2013, 00:03 AM
Reported By: Username3337
Reported Date: 5 Mar 2013, 07:03 AM
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  • Simon12 5 Mar 2013, 01:17 PM

    I rcvd an sms stating i'v won R195.000 from ricapromo,,hw true is this???????

  • Matty2 5 Mar 2013, 08:54 AM

    Got an email from Melinda Blom after I responded to a sms I received stating I won R 250 000.00 in a rica promotion.. I searched for Melinda Blom on google an found my way to this site. Can anyone tell me if I have already gone too far..?? They only have my phone number and email address and fax number..

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