"Your mobile number has won R295,000.00 in the RICA 2013 ALL NETWORKS PROMO, Ref no :(250NK). Call Claim Center on 0218255476 for your activation & claim."I phoned 0218255476 from my landline, and a lady by the name of Linda Maswai / Moswai picked up. She asked what my number was, what my age was, how long I have been using my sim card, and asked that I phone back in 5 minutes. None of my personal details ie name and surname, date of birth was asked. I phoned back and the same Linda picked up. She said that I did win, and wanted to find out how I would like my prize to be paid. I was informed that I had two options, either through EFT or a cheque can be delivered to my home address.I preferred to collect the cheque, and an address, Long Street 11, Cape Town, apparently next to the ABSA Building, was given to me. I told this "Linda Maswai / Moswai that I have recorded everything and that I am sure this is a SCAM, to which she replied that the recording was fine and that it is NOT a SCAM.My question is HOW DO THESE SCAMSTERS get hold of our phone numbers? Will this crime that I reported be handled or investigated by someone?   

Report ID: 3422
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Limpopo
City/Town: Tzaneen
Suburb: Tzaneen
Address: Tzaneen
Crime Date/Time: 14 Mar 2013, 00:03 AM
Reported By: Username3422
Reported Date: 14 Mar 2013, 10:03 AM
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  • shane2 4 Jun 2013, 06:51 PM

    i receivd n sms sayng ma number has won r200.00.00 n mst call0760945072 to activate ma claim.eish i wanda y ts often nokia victims

  • Zeee 24 Apr 2013, 03:36 PM

    OMG! i got the same sms and when i phoned i spoke to portia who asked me to sms my name, surname, ref no., province, cell no. and acc. details to 0849488988. good thing i checked it out online before sending my details!

  • Luana Fritz 9 Apr 2013, 03:05 PM

    I also have been scamed today. Please do not forward your details.

  • Monica9 3 Apr 2013, 11:25 AM

    I received a message this morning that I have won R250 000 and the person to call was Portia. I asked where they were and she said PE and asked if I want the money transfered into my account or a cheque. I said I prefered cheque and she said I must sms my name and address.

  • noel2 25 Mar 2013, 08:07 AM

    I was asked to buy R110 airtime vodacom. Its suppose for my ref no activation. The amount is alredy activated, just that need to activate ref no first.tell is this a scam

  • LIZY 22 Mar 2013, 11:50 AM

    Hi, i received the same message and phoned back find out if this was a scam or not and where did they get my number from. The name of the person is Thandi and Mr William and they guaranteed that it was not a scam. Something said to me to go into the internet and check up on this RICA 2013 PROMOTION AND GUESS WHAT I HAVE BEEN SCAMED!!!!!!!! HOPE SOMEONE IS DOING SOMETHING WITH THIS CRIME Date: 22 March 2013

  • Username3424 14 Mar 2013, 12:17 PM

    Hi I received the same sms. i also would like to know where they get our numbers and if the police are following up on the leads

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