Rica Scam


I received an sms saying the following:  "Rica Promo! Congratulations!  Your SIM have won R750.000.00 in Rica Promo with Ref/No: RCP10.  Please call welson pike 0718071578 for your activation and claim"

Report ID: 3350
Crime Category: Other
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Alberton
Suburb: N/A
Address: cell phone
Crime Date/Time: 6 Mar 2013, 00:03 AM
Reported By: Username3350
Reported Date: 6 Mar 2013, 08:03 AM
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  • ntuthuko3 4 Mar 2014, 10:46 AM

    Acc NT.KHUMALO ABSA 9062959602 i was spent more airtim almost R740.00 and 550 i deposited before plz think for me that money i borrowed plz pay my money

  • Username3350 16 Sep 2013, 12:11 PM

    since i last posted on this site on 6 march, i have received at least another 6 from different people each time. the scary part is how many people actually fall for the scams

  • Gustav2 16 Sep 2013, 12:09 PM

    Just got the same message : "CONGRATULATIONS! YOU HAVE WON R250,000 AND A LAPTOP IN RICA YEARLY PROMOTION. YOUR REF NO IS (143SA) FOR YOUR CLAIM CALL MR.JAMES ON 0744614362."

  • Adri 19 Apr 2013, 11:36 AM

    Have received three sms saying I won R295000 and R250000 respectively in a RICA promotion. These messages were sent from the following numbers: 074 129 4490 and 074 108 6174 respectively and the following numbers must be called to claim the prizes: 071 987 3458 (Thandile) and 078 670 6899 (Cindy). Thandile took my call and when I asked where she was based she put the phone down in my ear. Invasion of privacy and what about those poor people not realising it's a scam?

  • Margaret5 19 Apr 2013, 09:57 AM

    Hi. I also received on for R750,000 on a vodacom phone. What is the government doing about this. Their RICA system has been compromised and these people have access to our personal information including your banking and home details. This is outragous and reporting it on this site does not seem to be exposing anyone or having this stopped. What is being done about this invasion of privacy?

  • Username3506 26 Mar 2013, 12:04 PM

    Hello I received a SMS from 074 138 1021 stating that I had won R950K in a Rica 2013 promo. To claim prize, phone Sandra Atkins with reference no RIC24 on telephone number 074 825 6480. Where can I collect cash? I would like unmarked notes only in a brown paper bag - R200 notes only. No doubt the originator of the scam is from a country that borders Cameroon and Benin (we won't mention where) and will not honour the deal.

  • jack kruger 11 Mar 2013, 11:41 AM

    CATCH THE SCAMMERS PLEASE.

  • jack kruger 11 Mar 2013, 11:39 AM

    received a sms on Cell C phone - Congratulations! You have won R250,000 and a Laptop in RICA yearly promotion. Your ref no is (143SA) for your claim call Mr James on 0744614362. // It is so sad that there are still BAD people around. Catch them, put them in a dungeon and throw away the key.

  • Nuraan Van Noie 6 Mar 2013, 10:09 AM

    I also just received a similar sms stating that my sim has won R175.000 - and to call "MR. LEO on 0789966520" Called him, knowing its a scam - its a foreign black man asking me to send my bank details via sms so he can make the payment into my account! clearly a scam as this man is phoney !

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