RICA AWARDS


Congratulations! Your mobile no won R950,000.00 in our Yearly Rica Award Draw.  Call Sandra Atkins for claims on: 0737844066 with your ref no: RICA265

Report ID: 3532
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: Kleinmond
Suburb: N/A
Address: Cellular phone
Crime Date/Time: 31 Mar 2013, 00:03 AM
Reported By: Username3532
Reported Date: 31 Mar 2013, 10:03 AM
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  • Liezel Huyzers 26 Aug 2015, 12:40 PM

    Received an SMS 26 Aug 2015. You have been awarded R250.000 from RICA annual award with track no: RZA0164jj.Contact Mrs. Johanna Van Zyl or Thabo Dodd on 082 530 1578 to receive your award.

  • dorcas4 10 Mar 2015, 06:57 AM

    I received an sms that I was awarded 250.000

  • Zama6 5 Feb 2015, 10:28 AM

    I rcvd same message last night during Live Lotto Draw(Imagine).I have been awarded R295 000.00 with no:16 NYP contact no:0736891117 from 8am-5pm Mon-Frid to received my award.If it were for these messages,I would have retired long time ago and be a Multi-Millionaire or even better a Billionare .Nx,do they knw how desperately I need such cash so I can pay off my car!!!They ar really messing with our lives

  • Kabelo5 3 Feb 2015, 02:21 PM

    I received the following sms today - 03/02/2015: you have been awarded R295, 000 from RICA annual award and that I should call 0789699137 from 8am-5pm Mon-Fri to receive the award!

  • Sandra23 22 Jan 2015, 09:13 AM

    I received an SMS this morning (03:47) saying that i should visit SMSCasting.com because i have won R210 000 from RICA yearly annual awards with reference and i shouls contact Unathi Zulu on 0739437446.

  • Mrs J Less 1 Dec 2014, 12:35 AM

    At 12:15am on a Monday morning i received this. You have been awared R198.000 from RICA annual award with no: RAZA 016. Contact 0739437446 from 8am-5pm Mon-Fri to receive your award. And the no i received this from 0630195839. It is sick and these people wants to live off from your hard earned money

  • Oabile Phakedi 21 Nov 2014, 09:59 AM

    I recieved the very same sms of an award worth R198,000 and this is totally absurd come to think of how this people trick us getting our money. RICA please do something about this.

  • Elsabe 20 Nov 2014, 10:53 AM

    This sms was received by my mother at 2 in the morning Its actually sick what people will do for other peoples money. Rica have rewarded you(250,000)with reward no.R016P. Call Mr.SAM on 0733408954 for your claim From 8am to 5pm. How stupid do they think people are telling them they must pay R120 in Airtime to activate te claim? Then they can tell u what you must do.

  • Roy5 10 Nov 2014, 08:02 AM

    Mr RICHMOND - 0739625293, track No. RZA0246J and a RICA award of R250 000.

  • Lorraine Schwartz 10 Nov 2014, 05:56 AM

    Got a message that I had been awarded R198,000 in the Annual Rica award. reference RAZA 0136, contact 0785848368

  • Joseph Nkosana 29 Oct 2014, 02:15 PM

    Prize claim for rica yearly awards ref no P389SA Cell no that won prize 0735792619 recent claimant Please contact me

  • Gene 28 Oct 2014, 03:41 PM

    Received SMS at 3am saying Dear Sim Owner we noticed your money is still pending in the Rica yearly awards with RefP298SA and phone 0783476479 and was asked who I was and said if they were Rica they would know who I was and the call was suddenly ended. Time for these criminal elements be taken to task

  • Jeanette 9 22 Oct 2014, 12:55 AM

    If this was real it would have been nice. Received it on 21 October 2014: You have been awarded R198,000 from RICA annual award with no: RAZA 0136. Contact 0785848368 from 8am-5pm Mon-Fri to receive your award.E

  • Jo v K 12 Oct 2014, 09:32 AM

    Received this sms at 4 am on 10 October! Also "won"R295 000. Did not bother to call the number - 0789699137 - as I suspected it was a hoax. Thanks for nothing RICA and those involved in this hoax.

  • nozuko 17 Sep 2014, 10:22 AM

    i also recieved the sms @ 3:00 in the morning saying that i am a winner of R198 000 from RICA annual awards mi ZARA no. 099 to activate i must call Mrs N.Mbau on 07394437996 when i call her she says i must recharge with 198 airtym thats where i started to smell a rat those people must be arrested really

  • Udo 6 Sep 2014, 03:06 PM

    You have been Rewarded with R195,000 in RICA Annual Award with RAZA no:0199. Contact 0785714603 from 8am-5pm Mon-Fri to claim your reward. bafoons.. lets hope they get caught

  • litha 31 Jul 2014, 12:52 AM

    i received an sms at 00:44 from 0730550131 telling me that i have been awarded R295,000 from RICA ANNUAL AWARD with on:116nyp contact: 0789491351 from 8am-5pm mon-fri to receive the award. i'm desperate for money but i dont believe this fool. when i tried to call the number there was silence.

  • Regina 30 Jul 2014, 08:44 AM

    Hi everyone I also received an sms last night saying you have been awarded 295,000 from RICA annual award with 116NYP contact 0789491351 to receive your award, some people have time to waste for true.

  • anita may 30 Jul 2014, 03:59 AM

    also got the sms 'you have been awarded R198000 from rica annual award with no:RAZA 0136 CONTACT 0785848368

  • bebe nkosiyoxolo 22 Jul 2014, 03:39 AM

    hai. I also recieved a message tells me that l have won 450.000 from rica annual award call Emmanuel joseph on 0603805464 for prize I aske gorvment must make plan about this thing plz guyz

  • Sibusiso10 13 Jun 2014, 05:32 AM

    I just recived such....You have been awarded R450,000 from RICA annual award with no: RAZA 0166.Contact 0714038830 from 8am-5pm Mon-fri to receive your award

  • Mike59 10 Feb 2014, 10:09 AM

    Same SMS, same text, sent from 27715372047. What in hell does it take to stop this scum from carrying on ???

  • Nicole20 27 Jan 2014, 11:23 AM

    Same type of sms, just different contact nr: RICA AWARD! You have successfully registered for RICA & Your SIM has won R450,000 from RICA with ref No:(SA/UK03) Please call 0614068421 for Activation & Claim.

  • KIM 22 Jan 2014, 10:34 AM

    Just got sms from a Sandra Atkins 0732349776 ref: RICA265 sent from 0825034347

  • Ronnie Mbowane 18 Nov 2013, 07:06 AM

    From 0785185368. I did received an sms that I have won R950,000.00 for Rica Yearend Award. What is Rica doing about this because this guys are using your name to do fraut. Our Goverment where are you ? What are the actions. We need to do something about this.

  • MJ 12 Nov 2013, 02:42 PM

    From: 0825438333 Message: CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR MOBILE NO. WAS RANDOMLY SELECTED IN RICA AWARD DRAW, YOU HAVE WON R950,000.00 CALL S/A CLAIMS ON:0834205807 WITH REF NO: RICA265 FOR CLAIMS

  • Cois 4 Nov 2013, 02:58 PM

    CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR MOBILE NO. WAS RANDOMLY SELECTED IN RICA AWARD DRAW YOU WON R950000.00 CALL S/A CLAIMS ON 0732349776 WITH REF NO RICA265 FOR CLAIMS. MESSAGE SENT 04/11/2013 11H53 FROM 07769741113

  • Unknown 1 Nov 2013, 04:38 PM

    I also received a sms saying my number won R950 000 and to fone 0732349776 and my ref nr rica 265 I asked the guy if he is for real and he said yes,just shows you they are very friendly just to take your money,I hope they get caught,gemors.

  • hj 29 Oct 2013, 04:42 PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!YOUR MOBILE NO.WAS RANDOMLY SELECTED IN POWERBALL LOTTO AWARD.YOU HAVE WON R950,000.00 CALL POWERBALL PAYMENT CENTRE:0834205807 WITH REF:PB86 what a scam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lize5 28 Oct 2013, 12:00 PM

    CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR MOBILE NO. WAS RANDOMLY SELECTED IN RICA AWARD DRAW YOU WON R950000.00 CALL S/A CLAIMS ON 0732349776 WITH REF NO RICA265 FOR CLAIMS. MESSAGE SENT 28/10/2013 11H53 FROM 0714957574

  • Username6863 25 Oct 2013, 11:24 AM

    Messaged Received :25/10/2013 11:33 RICA AWARD! You have successfully registered for RICA & Your SIM has won R500,00 from RICA with Ref NO SA02UK) please call 0614077176 for Activation & Claim.

  • Martie 16 Oct 2013, 09:24 AM

    RICA AWRDS: Your Rica Regitered Cell No hs Won R550000 in Rica all Netwok Promo, with ref no MV112SA. Call 078 250 8804 for claims

  • lala 79 15 Oct 2013, 11:56 AM

    Got the same sms today with a driffrent phone number.

  • Keith Bolton 11 Oct 2013, 10:02 AM

    They are still at it (11th Oct 13): CONGRATULATIONS!YOUR MOBILE NO.WAS RANDOMLY SELECTED IN RICA AWARD DRAW,YOU HAVE WON R950,000.00 CALL S/A CLAIMS ON:0732349776 WITH REF NO:RICA265 FOR CLAIMS. Don't fall for this nonsense. I wish some young technogeek to trace and expose them.

  • Marnel 1 Oct 2013, 12:36 PM

    Received sms from 0715790058 stating the following:"Congratulations! your mobile no was randomly slelected in powerball lotto award. you have won R 950 000.00. Call Powerball payment centre: 0834205807 with REF:PB86". I whish these people would get a life.

  • Anja Swart 25 Sep 2013, 09:21 AM

    Hi, I also recieved one: RICA AWARD! You have successfully registered for ITCA & Your SIM has won R500,000 form RICA with Ref NO(SA02UK) Please call 0614077176 for Activation & Claim.

  • than 18 Sep 2013, 12:13 AM

    congradulation your cell no.has been randomly selected & won R500.000 in 2013 rica Bonaza. contact Mrs Helen on 0822664555 for claim with your ticket NO.X16ZA

  • jef . 17 Sep 2013, 11:07 AM

    RICASA:CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR MOBILE NUMBER WON R455,000.00 IN OUR YEARLY RICA AWARD DRAW.CALL LEBOHANG ON:0810742783 WITH YOUR REF RIA:91SA FOR CLAIM. - the one I got :P .flippin hilarious .

  • Stephanie Meintjes 4 Sep 2013, 04:44 PM

    I just received a message telling me that I have won R250.000 in RICA 2013 Award call 0710203074 now and claim your prize.. I spoke to a Nigerian Male. No name given and when I asked him how I won he spoke so fast and raised his voice ,like he was irritated. I was told to give my name, number and postal address.

  • Amanda Bobbins 3 Sep 2013, 12:05 PM

    I received a message on my phone that I have won a cash prize on the Rica annual prize draw, I called and was told that I have won R120,000-00 rand and that I must now buy R120-00 airtime and send it to them before recharging it on my phone. The person I spoke to was Kuli Zulu her number is 0817751954 but the message was sent from 0711805304.

  • Amanda Bobbins 3 Sep 2013, 12:01 PM

    I got a message saying that I have won cash on the Rica annual draw and that I must buy 120-00 rand airtime and call before I load the airtime the person I spoke to was Kuli Zulu and the number is 0817751954 but the message came from 0711805304

  • John7 3 Sep 2013, 09:26 AM

    Hi, got the same message CONGRATULATIONS!YOUR MOBILE NO.WAS RANDOMLY SELECTED IN RICA AWARD DRAW,YOU HAVE WON R950,000.00 CALL S/A CLAIMS ON:0732349776 WITH REF NO:RICA265 FOR CLAIMS

  • Tienke 31 Aug 2013, 11:50 AM

    Hi, I got this msg as well CONGRATULATIONS!YOUR MOBILE NO.WAS RANDOMLY SELECTED IN RICA AWARD DRAW,YOU HAVE WON R950,000.00 CALL S/A CLAIMS ON:0732349776 WITH REF NO:RICA265 FOR CLAIMS can anyone report this to the police

  • Delene Downes 25 Aug 2013, 01:48 PM

    It appears I have won R950.00 in the same draw. However the cell no is different: 0732349776. How can these people be stopped and brought to justice?

  • zaire 24 Aug 2013, 04:13 PM

    I've recived a msg saying RICA AWARD! You have successfully registered for RICA & your SIM has won R450,000 from RICA with ref NO SA/UK03) Please call 0817710741 fore Activation & Clame how do know if its a scam

  • Niki Fischer 24 Aug 2013, 10:50 AM

    This is the SMS I just received.... CONGRATULATIONS!YOUR MOBILE NO.WAS RANDOMLY SELECTED IN RICA AWARD DRAW,YOU HAVE WON R950,000.00 CALL SANDRA ATKINS ON:0834205807 WITH REF NO:RICA265 FOR CLAIMS Received from this number: 072 1279340

  • jason14 23 Aug 2013, 09:08 PM

    I just recieved the same message...call Daniel Longman on:0748256480, ref number: RIC24

  • Niki3 21 Aug 2013, 08:25 AM

    Recived a sms with the following: RICA AWARD! you have successfully registered for RICA & your SIM has won R500,000 from RICA with Ref No: (sa02uk) Please call 0614077176 for activation & claim.

  • Unknown 19 Aug 2013, 04:45 PM

    iv jst received an sms saying iv won 120 000 on rica award,so im not sure of whts happening,their no is 0817751954

  • Louis11 19 Aug 2013, 12:15 PM

    Got the msg as Robert fro Sandra Atkins on Cell 0834205807 Date 18 august 2013

  • Emile Fouche 18 Aug 2013, 06:49 PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!YOUR MOBILE NO.WON R950,000.00 IN OUR RICA AWARD DRAW.CALL JASSY ON:0787039317 WITH REF#:RICA 266 & ACTIVATE FOR CLAIMS. Got 3 sms on 18 Aug

  • robert4 17 Aug 2013, 02:49 PM

    Got msg won r950000 phone sandra atkins on 0834205807 ref rica265 to claim.16 aug

  • a5 15 Aug 2013, 11:01 AM

    I got the same msg but from 0723714244 & the day before from 0721285805 the msg comes from 2 difference numbers: 0782565300 & 0810001897

  • Alexander Scott 14 Aug 2013, 10:25 AM

    I got the exact same message but from 0726967310

  • Alicia8 10 Aug 2013, 09:39 AM

    Received same this morning from nr 078 2565300. Contact person Sandra Atkins again.

  • Jonine 8 Aug 2013, 03:41 PM

    Received exact same message today,different number (0782565300).

  • Bets 6 Aug 2013, 03:23 PM

    Received numerous sms's. Does it even help to report this kind of scam?

  • Tony5 30 Jul 2013, 12:50 PM

    Receiced the same. Al cell numbers need to go through Rica process. Proof of address and Id.Surely the Cellphone companies have al that detail. The police should contact them to trace the SKELMS.

  • JKA Holland 29 Jul 2013, 08:31 AM

    Surely the purpose of RICA is to prevent this type of thing. Can these perpetrators not be traced through modern technology. Why does someone in authority not respond to one of these messages and then follow up and have them arrested

  • desiree miller 29 Jul 2013, 07:55 AM

    message received 29 July 2013. Congratulations your have won R950,000 in rica award draw. Call sandra atkins on 0604562511 with ref Rica265

  • Nancy Ekkerd 28 Jul 2013, 10:12 AM

    Got the same SMS yesterday and again twice this morning! Really irritating...........

  • rentia3 28 Jul 2013, 07:50 AM

    I got a similar you have won from the rica draw, please can you catch them

  • bandile2 23 Jul 2013, 10:36 AM

    "congratulations!!!your rica sim was randomly picked on rica awards promo you won R450 00. With ref no. RIC286.Call Roy: 0717993198, for claims" thats the sms I got this morning. I really hope progress is being made to catch these people.

  • Eugene9 18 Jul 2013, 10:35 AM

    Whoohoo! I also won R950,000!! Wish there was a way to nail these low-lifes.

  • Unknown 2 Jul 2013, 01:11 PM

    Received an sms CONGRATULATIONS! Your Mobile Number has Won R750,000. on RICA AWARDS, Ref No:RIC147SA. Call 0732699250 for your activation & claim. Then I got sms that I have to pay R1240 for couriers. Wtf?

  • zee4 2 Jul 2013, 10:43 AM

    just received same message to call Sandra Atkins on tel no 0604562511

  • Andrew31 27 Jun 2013, 03:34 PM

    Just received: Congradulations!your mobile number won R755,000.00 in our yearly RICA AWARD Draw.Call ADAM SCOTT on:0843513949 with ref no:RIA/49 for claims

  • Andre51 26 Jun 2013, 01:57 PM

    Also got the following message: " CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR CELL NO.WON R950,000.00 IN RICA AWARD DRAW. CALL ELLA DEBEER ON: 0839529944 WITH YOUR REF#: RICA25 & ACTIVATE FOR CLAIMS" This was sent from 076 538 6231

  • Lindsay 11 Jun 2013, 12:07 PM

    Congratulations. Your Cellno won R950 000.00 in Rica Award. Call Sandra Atkins on 4562511 with your Ref Rica265 & activate for claims. 11/06/2013

  • Belinda Bosman 10 Jun 2013, 02:14 PM

    Congratulations. Your Cellno won R950 000.00 in Rica Award. Call Sandra Atkins on 4562511 with your Ref Rica265 & activate for claims. I phoned and know she wants banking details.

  • inkhe 29 May 2013, 12:09 PM

    i just received the message from Rica Awards i haved won R450 000.00...and i must phone Mr jASON 078 5257 509...IS THAT TRUE OR FRAUD....28 May 2013

  • Mxaka lisizi 26 May 2013, 11:08 AM

    I just reaserved a message saying:congragulation ur number just won a price from rica mobile draw.on 24 may 2013.y this people doing this to us.we cruzly needing we dont even work than they play with us.fuck mahn

  • martha10 24 May 2013, 10:22 AM

    also received this sms..from 0732699250 REF RIC147SA.. old people will fall for this scam and loose lots of money!! something needs to be done! :(

  • janet 3 23 May 2013, 08:35 AM

    I had an sms saying I had won R200,000 and I had to call Portia at 0810504792 ref no NK22P I got the same sms two days running but from two different phone numbers. This was 20th and 21nd May. How to stop this scam!!!

  • mohammed Jackson 22 May 2013, 08:40 AM

    Got that msg this morning thinking that I won. Luckely I decided to check the net to see if its a scam. Msg received this morning... CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR SIM CARD HAS WON YOU R500,000 IN ALL RICA NETWORK 2013 AWARD with REF. NO.SA47 CONTACT AGENT BEN 0742691723 FOR ACTIVATION & CLA

  • SANDRA 17 21 May 2013, 01:22 PM

    Will this ever stop just today got an sms to call Sandra Atkins to claim R950000.for award by rica call 0780750220

  • Arina3 20 May 2013, 12:10 PM

    Just now received the same sms. Sandra Atkins as contact on 0780750220.

  • erna 14 May 2013, 11:54 AM

    Congratulations. Your Cellno won R950 000.00 in Rica Award. Call Sandra Atkins on 0780750220 with your Ref Rica265 & activate for claims. Definately annoying. Someone please do something.

  • Taryn3 3 May 2013, 08:21 AM

    Same as above RICA AWARDS cell 0781590429 sender 0815619018

  • Kim10 26 Apr 2013, 09:39 AM

    Surely, now that all cell numbers are Rico'd they can trace the local cell number used by these fraudsters? They are all 083, 084 etc. I tried one of them and it is answered by the Adam.Love to send him a SMS when he is in jail... Thanks

  • Kennedy 22 Apr 2013, 04:24 PM

    Ialso received an sms that says i won R950,000 and should call Ella Atkins 0839529944 wir ref no Rica25.Yes i need money but i am not so desperate to receive the money that falls from the sky.

  • Charlotte7 12 Apr 2013, 10:09 AM

    Just got the same one. R950,000 won call Sandra Atkins 074 825 6480 Ref RIC/24

  • Andre56 10 Apr 2013, 12:15 PM

    I got the same sms as well, also with Adam Scott as the contact person. I also tried calling the number the sms came from, but there is no answer. So annoying.

  • Yolanda 26 5 Apr 2013, 09:25 AM

    I just received a similar message this morning from the no., 0813078516: CONGRATULATIONS! Your mobile no. has won R750,000. on RICA Awards , Ref. ... Call 0732699250 for your claim and activation.

  • Lara3 5 Apr 2013, 09:19 AM

    i just received the same sms (congatulations! your mobile no won R950,000.00 in our yearly Rica award Draw. Call Larry Dempsey for claims on 0218136183 with your ref no: RICA265.....

  • violanda 4 Apr 2013, 08:34 AM

    I all so got a SMS from 0817632162(Ricasa) and my number win R755 000.00 to claim call Adam Scott on 0834719182 ref nr: Ria/24 This is BULLSHIT-I hope that they get a Pain in there ......

  • Raesibe Sekokotla 2 Apr 2013, 12:00 PM

    Got the same sms it reads: Congradulations!your mobile number won R755,000.00 in our yearly RICA AWARD Draw.Call ADAM SCOTT on:0834719182 with ref no:RIA/24 for claims

  • John Galloway 2 Apr 2013, 09:48 AM

    Got the exact same sms as Pierre Bothma from the same number, 073 395 2759. This really needs to be stopped!

  • Lucia Terblanche 2 Apr 2013, 08:34 AM

    I wish that these people could be caught because there are so many people in this country that are desperate for money and fall for these scams.

  • Pierre Bothma 2 Apr 2013, 07:29 AM

    Got the exact same sms, with the same referennce RICA265, only from a different number namely S.A/CLAIMS 0733952759. Incidentally on the same date and time!

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