Rica Yearly Promotion


Received an SMS from +27728204284 as follows - please note miss spelled words

Congratulation your cell phone no have won (R250,000.00) from Rica yearly promotion. Your ref No (RK26) Contact on 0839251899 for your claia

When I phoned Wendy advised that I need to purchase R110.00 Vodacom airtime or R30 MTN airtime sms my details to the above number with the voucher number - note not to use the voucher, the UK office will then contact me and I could have my cheque delivered or the amount eft'ed into my account.
Sure this is a scam and that is how they get money to keep operating

Report ID: 3653
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: Bettys Bay
Suburb: N/A
Address: Betty's Bay
Crime Date/Time: 17 Apr 2013, 00:04 AM
Reported By: Username3653
Reported Date: 17 Apr 2013, 11:04 AM
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  • Lourens2 27 May 2015, 09:14 AM

    You have been awarded R250,000 from RICA annual awards with Ref no: RSA445. Contact 0738925783 from 8am-5pm mon- sat to receive your award. I thought RICA is to protect the cellphone user, it seems as it is used to rob innocent peoples money by some users

  • Nono3 26 Apr 2014, 10:26 AM

    I have read the all comments made last year about this Rica sms. It's 2014 and people are still receiving the smses...I have just received that sms from 0712579769 that says my number has been registered in terms of Rica and I have won R195,000. I must call 0611735767.

  • Gerhard8 7 Nov 2013, 12:34 PM

    Congratulation! Your sim card has won R250, 000, in our RICA YEARLY PROMO, ticket no DF6621, for activation and claim call Mrs. Anita Paul on 0604090276. How can these numbers be used without the bastards being tracked down? What is the point of RICA? SMS was sent from 0766270484

  • Gerhard8 7 Nov 2013, 12:32 PM

    Congratulation! Your sim card has won R250, 000, in our RICA YEARLY PROMO, ticket no DF6621, for activation and claim call Mrs. Anita Paul on 0604090276. How can these numbers be used without the bastards being tracked down? What is the point of RICA?

  • Sheryn 17 Oct 2013, 07:18 AM

    CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR SIM CARD HAS WON YOU R200,000.00 IN ALL RICA NETWORK 2013 AWARD WITH REF.NO.SA06 CONTACT MS.FREDDIE @ 076 226 0886 FOR ACTIVATION & CLAIM

  • Ansie3 2 Oct 2013, 03:44 PM

    congratulation!your cell no won R295.000.00 & nokia lumia520 in Nokia Company Monthly promotions ref no NK2P for claims. call Mr phillip Morrison on 0745570619

  • Rob Bentley 17 Sep 2013, 08:02 AM

    Recieved similar SMS I won R750 000.00 can only be a scam.

  • Shaun8 16 Sep 2013, 11:09 AM

    Congratulation! Your sim card has won R275. 000, in our RICA YEARLY PROMO. ticket no DF6621, for activation and claim call Mr. Mark Nelson on 0717178089.

  • steven24 30 Aug 2013, 10:13 AM

    I received a sms stating you have won r250000.00 rica all network 2013 promotion . where send from 0799145460 the contact number 0769124602 ..if they have network software that can tell a parent where his or her child at why don't they trace the people to the house and arrest them ????????

  • Scamed2 26 Aug 2013, 04:23 PM

    Also received a similar SMS, the reality is if it sounds too good to be true its a scam but the sad reality is that we have a lot of desperate people out there and those will fall victim to this scams. From experience never ever give out your details to strangers.

  • transie 22 Aug 2013, 09:55 PM

    Just received this sms. CONGRATULATION! YOUR CELL NUMBER HAS WON YOU R195,000 IN RICA YEARLY PROMOTION WITH REFERENCE-NO (BBSA) CALL MR BEN-0825801248 FOR ACTIVATION AND CLAIM.

  • Celia4 22 Aug 2013, 03:48 PM

    Received an sms saying Congratulations! Your mobile ni has won R250 000.00in the RICA 2013 Promotion Ref no 0021 For claims contact: 0727756009 I'm not gonna waste my time to phone the number...we all know it's a scam!

  • Ray10 21 Aug 2013, 10:02 AM

    Recieved the sms aswell, just R450 000.00 and cell number 0790113289

  • Sharon33 20 Aug 2013, 10:42 AM

    I received a similar message as all those above. Scam. Interesting though that all the cell numbers to call are all different .. the one I was given is 0843513949

  • Eddie12 14 Aug 2013, 02:20 PM

    Received an sms at 08h25 14 August 2013. Congratulations, u hav wonR200,000.00 FROM Rica Yearly Promotion, Ref No. (UK11P) Contact Claim Agent Gavin @0789202526.He referrd me to contact Cindy @0218026438. She asked me to pay R1,850 for DHL Courier Services.I was given a FNB Acc. No then an ABSA Acc.No. to pay in and fax deposit slip to 0866673362 as proof of payment. I nearly did until I logs on to this Website.

  • Colette vd Merwe 14 Aug 2013, 11:06 AM

    Congratulations!!Your mobile number won R175,000 in 2013 Yearly Rica promotion, REF/No:116NYP,to claim your prize Contact Mrs.Nomsa khumalo,0783267927

  • Thandiwe G 13 Aug 2013, 09:32 PM

    Last night I got this sms from this number, 27760278431 Congratulation's you have won R180,000.00 from RICA BONANZA. YOUR TICKET NO. 6601 KR. CONTACT ON MISS LINDA 0715787454 FOR YOUR CLAIM.

  • Tumelo2 13 Aug 2013, 09:55 AM

    Got this today.. RicaSA:-)Congratulations!!your rica SIM card won you R750,000 in Rica yearly promo 2013.Call 0603995821 for claims with REF/NO/CC04.8am-5pm,mon-fri,sat 8am-1Pm

  • Tumelo2 13 Aug 2013, 09:53 AM

    This morning got this... RicaSA:-)Congratulations!!your rica SIM card won you R750,000 in Rica yearly promo 2013.Call 0603995821 for claims with REF/NO/CC04.8am-5pm,mon-fri,sat 8am-1Pm

  • thokozile monco 12 Aug 2013, 01:57 PM

    I also just received that I won stupid sms, I sms'd back and I swore at the person who ever they are, my worry is innocent people getting trappped in such scams, there are people out there who would even go make loans inorder to receive this money they "won". What is this doing to the Rica brand? Because we give particulars to Rica our sim cards next thing we get these kind of scams. Something needs to be done.

  • Ms A 10 Aug 2013, 08:53 AM

    Also got this text: Congratulation, you have won R175,000 and Laptop in the RICA Yearly Promo, Ref No: KPKSA call Lerato on 0788415430

  • Mr Q 8 Aug 2013, 10:03 AM

    Just receive this message 09:55 08/08/2013 Congratulation! Your mobile no has won R195.000 and a laptop in RICA Yearly promotion. Ref No(Y22RL) call Ms Rose on 0717097190 Email: rgp.sa@live.com to claim

  • Mr P 7 Aug 2013, 12:33 PM

    I received same sms congratulation! Your mobile number has won R195 000 and a laptop in RICA Yearly promotion. Ref No Y22RL CALL Ms ROSE ON 0717097190 Email rgp.sa@live.com to claim

  • Vivie 6 Aug 2013, 10:30 PM

    i just received an email...congratulation!! you have won R245.000. from Rica, yearly promo,draw No is 005za,call 0710153335 for the activation of your ref n "angel face emoticon" 112.sa & Claim. however the sender no. was 0712887712

  • Carel Cronje 6 Aug 2013, 03:04 PM

    Received a sms from 27716495844 that read RICA:Your Mobile Number has been Registered in Terms of the RICA Act.You won R195,000 on Rica yearly promotion, Ticket no.01R6P call 0611735767.call 8am to 5pm Bull I didn't even phone

  • Nerisha 6 Aug 2013, 09:53 AM

    Congratulation! You have won R195000 and a laptop in the Rica yearly promo, your Ref no 0166R Call mr.Nelson on 0787455499 for claim & activation. definitely a scam

  • mamphule providence matlou 6 Aug 2013, 01:30 AM

    I want 2 knw my credits reports

  • Username4220 5 Aug 2013, 11:59 AM

    As a visitor to SA I purchased a new phone at the airport on arrival. Within two days I received this message: "CONGRATULATION! (No S) Your mobile no has won R195.000 and a laptop in RICA Yearly promotion. Ref No(Y22RL) call Ms Rose on 0741016631 Email: rgp.sa@live.com to claim" A tad worrying that a brand new number is being scammed within such a short space of time. Inside job???

  • Lindsay2 31 Jul 2013, 02:21 PM

    RicaSA:) Congratulations!! your rica SIM card won you R750, 000 in Rica yearly promo 2013. Call 0603995821 for claims with REF/NO/CC04. 8am - 5pm, mon-fri, sta 8am-1Pm. I phoned them and they told me they run competitions with big companies such as Nestle, Nedbank, Coca cola an I can receive my prize by EFT or cheque. SCAM!!!

  • Boitumelo8 31 Jul 2013, 10:35 AM

    Congratulations!! Your mobile number won R175, 000 in our Rica global promotions, with Ref. no: 019NYP, to claim your prize contact Mrs. M. Grace on: 0739193109 Got this sms again, I think it will be my 20th SMS from them, I wanted to called and curse the daylights out of them, but they didn't pick up. Idiots. Some sms have grammatical errors. Your number "have" won. 1st sign of fraud

  • nadiem 31 Jul 2013, 10:10 AM

    received from no 0715879743 won R95 000.00 must ph mr williams ref 0166p, address, buy R50.00 airtime sms voucher no and details to 0736753648

  • Mandy22 30 Jul 2013, 10:40 AM

    I received mine this morning. Congratulaton! your mobile no has won R900,000 $ a Laptop in the RICA Yearly Promotion. Call James on 0837601043 to claim your prize. Your Ref No ZU99.

  • thembz 30 Jul 2013, 08:53 AM

    received an sms stating that I have won 350 000 rand ref no za13 at o5:18

  • Hennie Prinsloo 29 Jul 2013, 07:45 AM

    A message came through on my cell about a Rica yearly promo. It said to phone a Nelson on 0787455499 he has a heavy Ebonics accent.

  • Unknown 26 Jul 2013, 02:07 PM

    I received an sms saying I've won a R195000 and a laptop at a rica yearly promotion.when I called the lady's phne was off. What a scam

  • greg2 25 Jul 2013, 09:49 AM

    from number +27614083323 congratulations , your simcard has won R250,000 in the rica mobile promotion . ref no . sa7p39a call rica center on 0813139762 for activation and payment

  • np 17 Jul 2013, 02:59 PM

    I get sms same like mina befor I was not know they are in scam .but now don't trust any meseg just ignor.I Alredy send them 25 cell c but now they ask 2550 for delevry.and when I say I don't have mony so he ask me how much u have I said 200 so he told me when that delevry you get u must give onther mony so I said it's bette u give all mony I will refund with. Dilyvry he was refuse it means he want mony less or more they jast want mony.plz. Tell yor friends and save your freds mony

  • Mina 16 Jul 2013, 11:37 AM

    Received a sms on 16th July "CONGRATULATION!! YOU HAVE WON R450000 AND HP LAPTOP IN RICA YEARLY PROMOTION. REF NO:(NK72) FOR CLAIM CALL 0787478885. AND MAKE SURE YOUR REF NO IS ACTIVATED

  • Nokukhanya 8 Jul 2013, 12:00 PM

    I received an sms on 26 June 2013, saying "Congratulation you have won R250 000.00 and a laptop in RICA Yearly Promotion Your Ref: No (01CP35) contact Mr John for claim call 0734377280.

  • Lani 3 Jul 2013, 10:41 PM

    This is the Vodacom web URL where you report the RICA SCAM: http://help.vodacom.co.za/portal/engine?handler=script&script=template&view=html&context=template&name=main_help_topics&category=Hoax&cat_holder=Hoax&hoax=Fraudulent%20Communications

  • Angelique 2 Jul 2013, 09:39 AM

    Congratulation:you have won R175.000.00.from Rica yearly promo.your Ref no.is 066EG.Call 0720274404 for the activation of your ref no.066EG & claim.

  • LINY 1 Jul 2013, 10:44 AM

    JUST RECEIVED N SMS AS WELL THAT I HAVE WON R350.000.00 REF :RIC517SA AND SHOULD CONTACT MRS SAMANTHA @0780583534 TO CLAIM MY PRIZE, WHEN I CALL THE LADY WAS NOT SO IMPRESSED BECAUSE SHE ASKED Y DO I CALL ON A LANDLINE WITH PRIVATE NUMBER, HER VOICE WAS BECOMING UNCLEAR ON THE LINE, SHE ASKED ME TO GIVE HER MY MOBILE NUMBER ,SHE WILL COME BACK TO ME, BUT NEVER DID. THIS IS A SCAMm

  • Brian3 27 Jun 2013, 10:29 AM

    I also got an sms saying congrats ur mobile has won 400 000 from Rica yearly promo! I am nt an idiot so I jst ignored them! Advice is 2 keep awy jst ignore

  • DS3 27 Jun 2013, 09:36 AM

    Also received a similar call this morning. Though the money could come in handy, decided to check if it was a scam first. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

  • idah 26 Jun 2013, 11:08 AM

    I have just received the email that i won 250,000 when i phone back to give them the reference number they gave me they said i must senf 60.00 MTN aitime and sms them my address so that they will send my cheque as i told them that i dont have bank account.is this a scam or what? A help please because this is really annoying.

  • Kabelo2 26 Jun 2013, 07:55 AM

    Got the same sms saying i won 250.000,so i called to find out then lady called Busi asked me to buy vodacom airtym for registration,then i asked for their physical address which is PK International LTD 169 Stellen Rust Road,Stellenbosch Cape Town 7600,when i googled the place is in the middle of no where RICA MUST HELP IN THIS CASES. SIES MAN

  • khethiwe2 25 Jun 2013, 04:56 PM

    Got this sms this morning sayin I hv won a sum of 120.000 .so I called this lady paerl said I should call after five minutes so dat she would confirm then I did.I did dat she told me to give her ma bank details so I did as told after dat she told me I should go n buy mtn Airtime R180.00 I did after I gave her the numbers they sent me a message dat they got erythin .then I thought late of checkin the site as I found your comments I'm so scared .plz help

  • sarah8 25 Jun 2013, 03:06 PM

    Received sms this morning Congratulations! Your Mobile No was Selected in RICA YEARLY PROMO You have won R950,000 Plus Hp LAPTOP Call 0835369148 for Claims with REFS/No R5CK. My question - a number of people have reported this on this website. Now what? Is anything being done about it, or is the reporting just a waste of time?

  • christo7 25 Jun 2013, 08:32 AM

    Same. Called the guy from a land line. Wanted to mess with him. Just left it. CONGRATULTION YOUR CELL PHONE NUMBER HAVE WON (R250,000.00) FROM RICA YEARLY PROMOTION. YOUR REF.NO.(RK26) CONTACT ON 0839251899 FOR YOUR CLAIM

  • S.Dookie 24 Jun 2013, 10:33 AM

    Told i won in the Rica competition, by a foreigner...I dont think we have them in the Rica offices as yet. Sounds to suspisious to me

  • S.Dookie 24 Jun 2013, 10:30 AM

    Also received an sms on my phone from rica competition.A foreigner answered and told me to conferm my details. Also to call back, which i will not do... Do we have foreigners working in our Rica office. Beware

  • hein13 22 Jun 2013, 12:14 PM

    Just received an sms stating I hav won, a friend of mine call back for a mr. H. Jeff, telling him she is gona call someone from MTN just to confirm that RICA is running promotions now, Mr Jeff got angry and put down the phone.

  • Angela Essen Sutton 20 Jun 2013, 11:28 AM

    I got an sms saying " Congratulations you have wonR160,000 from RICA YEARLY PROMOTION. YOUR TICKET NO. 2200KP. Contact Miss LIZIWE ON 073 831 4156 for your claim. The lady is very polite and gave me their so called office number in Cape Town. 021-8271674. I phoned the number but new immediatetly it was not an proffessional business. She claimed I had to pay for the couriers to have my cheque delivered to the so-called address I gave her. BE WARNED BE CAREFULL 20 June 2013 07:22am

  • Angrlique Nikita Massey 19 Jun 2013, 10:20 AM

    I got this SMS saying I won ... RICA:Congratulations! YOUR MOBILE NUMBER won R195,000 on RICA YEARLY PROMOTION.Ticket No.01R6p.Call on 0611740155. Call 8am to 5pm!!

  • Ephy 14 Jun 2013, 11:33 AM

    How do we report this people and to who?

  • N. Gabriel 14 Jun 2013, 07:30 AM

    CONGRATULATIONS YOUR SIM HAS WON U R250,000 CASH PRICE AS PART OF OUR RICA YEARLY PROMO FOR ACTIVATION AND CLIAM CALL MR RICHARD ON TELL 0838937977 REF RIC 77KSA. I received the sms this morning from 0027813278839

  • princess 12 Jun 2013, 10:50 AM

    i received an sms saying :CONGRATULATION YOU HAVE WON R350.000 FROM THE RICA YEARLY PROMOTION ,YOUR REF NO .S.A 01222 CONTACT MR DANIEL ON 0844691486 FOR CLAIM.

  • Mpho Khotsa 12 Jun 2013, 10:20 AM

    I'm getting sick & tired of always getting this sms saying I have won, what have I won when I have not entered any competition? Now please stop harassing us with all these scam sms.

  • Peter11 12 Jun 2013, 10:11 AM

    27 81 7191388 sent me this message: RICASA:)Congratulations!! Your MobileNo was Selected in RICA YEARLY PROMO You have won R950,000 Plus HP LAPT0P Call 0604242183 f0rClaims with REFS No R1CK,

  • sibongile6 11 Jun 2013, 09:22 PM

    i am getting tired of always geting this sms saying i have won,what have i won when i have not entered aby competition? now please stop harassing us with all these scam sms

  • OUBAAS 11 Jun 2013, 02:43 PM

    JUST RECEIVED A SMS - CONGRATULATION YOU HAVE WON R.358.000 FROM RICA YEARLY PROMOTION. YOUR REF NO. S.A.0122. CONTACT MR. DANIEL ON 0844691486.FROM 0817922109

  • Mnel 11 Jun 2013, 08:38 AM

    Just receive this following sms - congratulation! Your mobile no has won R195.000 and a laptop in RICA Yearly promotion. Ref No(Y22RL) call Ms Rose on 0741016631 Email: rgp.sa@live.com to claim

  • JANE9 10 Jun 2013, 09:33 AM

    Just received a rica SMS congratulations your mobile NUMBER has won you R25.000 in rica promo with ticket ...... for claims call mr JERRY on 0799040252 to activate ur ticket.

  • Bee 7 Jun 2013, 07:49 AM

    Just received a Rica SMS congratulations your SIM card won R200,000.00 in all Rica network 2013 award Ref SA06 contact Ms Freddie @ 076 226 0886 Date: 7 June 2013

  • lyle 6 Jun 2013, 10:01 AM

    Just received another RICA Promo sms Congratulation you have won R250, 000 and a laptop in the Rica Promo, ur ref no SA55. For claim Call Hon. T. Jeff on 0603737541 And for activation of ur prize.

  • Bob5 5 Jun 2013, 10:35 AM

    Also received: 27817689163 RICA:Congratulations! YOUR MOBILE NUMBER won R195,000 on RICA YEARLY PROMOTION.Ticket No.01R6p.Call on 0110786713. Call 8am to 5pm!! This is a common scam by the looks of things and no one seems to be doing anything about it???

  • Ronel10 5 Jun 2013, 09:07 AM

    Me and my husband received an sms this morning from fone nr 27817764275 stating. RICA:Congratulations! YOUR MOBILE NUMBER won R195,000 on RICA YEARLY PROMOTION.Ticket No.01R6p.Call on 0110786713. Call 8am to 5pm!! We called the 011 nr a lady answerd asking the name of the person on wich the nr was rica and the ticket nr I gave it she told me she has to look on the system I must call back in 5 min I checked this site and called back no one is answering the phone. Scam scam scam

  • Jaco Minnaa 4 Jun 2013, 04:13 PM

    I got a SMS saying "Congratulations! Your MobileNO was Randomly Selected On RICA Yearly PROMO You have Won R450,000 Call mr mikemorgan On. 0748224485. for CLAIMS Ticket/No:...." so I'm with you guys .... don't even respond to it. 03/06/2013

  • DS4 4 Jun 2013, 02:34 PM

    This morning I received a sms : Congrulations you have won R 350 000.00 from Rica yearly promo.your Ref No.is SA13.Call 0745553277 for claim. These numbers were used to contact me 010001040, 0113203000, 0218327495. They said I must deposit an amount of R 1850.00 to pay the insurance company and the Courier company. This guy even offered to give me R850 if I have only R1000.

  • elsabe5 3 Jun 2013, 09:15 AM

    Just received a sms: CONGRATULATIONS! YOU HAVE WON R250,000 AND A LAPTOP IN RICA YEARLY PROMOTION, YOUR REF NO IS (UK84) FOR YOUR CLAIM CALL MISS IRENE ON 0844784815. I foned them knowingly that is could be a scam, this girl sounded that I talked to was not well informed when I asked her about the componey so she asked me my ref.number and told me to fone back in 2min! This just happend to me now. Luckily I didn't fone back and googled the company till I found this site. Beware people!

  • Devon 31 May 2013, 07:52 AM

    Received a sms: "Congratulation you have won R195,000 and a laptop in the Rica yearly promo ref no (TSP X8X2). call Mr EDWARD on 0731262809 CLAIM AGENT. I am so tired of the crime in this country

  • Shawn8 29 May 2013, 07:27 AM

    Congratulations,Your simcard has won R250,000 in the RICA MOBILE PROMOTION. REF NO:sA7P39A. Call RICA Center on 0813139762 for Activation and Payment.

  • Daisy5 27 May 2013, 09:01 AM

    Congralation! Your cellphone No has won R350 000 in the Rica Mobile 2013 Promo. your Ref no is SA009. Kindly Call us now on 0781118495 to claim your prize.

  • Nianta 23 May 2013, 02:10 PM

    got this: Congratulations! You have won the sum of R250,000.00 from the RICA promotion. your ref No: (RSA01) contact our Rica Agent on 0218241756 for your cash prize:

  • Jethy 23 May 2013, 10:59 AM

    I would just like to know, if there is a real rica promo?

  • comfort 23 May 2013, 08:17 AM

    well i received the same sms this morning 23/05/2013 at06h34 saying RICA PROMOTION:congratulations your sim has won R450,000.00 from rica promo with ref No SARCP301 please call helpline ON 0817710741...i decided to to check on the internt first before calling them since then this is a scam then they can keep their money coz im not interested.thank you

  • Lizette9 22 May 2013, 03:48 PM

    Also got an sms from them. Spoke to Williams Ngubeni. Their contact no is 011 0786713. He wanted my banking detail or an adress to deliver the cheque. I said I want written confirmation from them before I give out that kind of detail. He did not know what to say to that. The line went bad and then we were disconnected. Needless to say my so called winnings of R195 000.00 Gone!

  • ER 22 May 2013, 08:54 AM

    Received a message 23 May 2013, "Congratulations you have won R160 000.00 for RICA Yearly prmotion. Your ticket No. 2200KP Contact Miss Liziwe on 0718278412 for your claim" What do these people think that I am so desparate for money that I will do this, they just need to get information to bother you for the rest of your life.

  • Ewan3 22 May 2013, 08:51 AM

    I too received an sms this morning - the usual message - thought I would look it up on internet - thanks to you lot - I will not pursue the matter

  • Waldilene 21 May 2013, 12:48 PM

    I have received a sms this morning stating: "Congratulations: You have won R245,000. from Rica yearly promo, your Ref No. is 111.SA, Call 0825128853. for the activation of your ref nO:)111.SA. & claim." From the number +27813624078.

  • Cindy32 20 May 2013, 09:18 AM

    i have recieved the same SMS and i have thought that it is not what they say it is and believe me they have R21000 of mine and they want me to pay R20000 to get a withdrawel certificate. all are a lot of skelms.

  • Lebo6 20 May 2013, 07:09 AM

    Dis peoplednt seem 2 stop!!!!got da sms dat i won 250,000. Surely its a scam coz dey nid u 2 call dem 9 if u won something surely dat company calls u nt dat ada way aroun.mxm

  • Natasha27 17 May 2013, 10:24 AM

    Received sms.... Congratulation: you have won R175.000.00.from Rica yearly promo. Ref no.is 066EG. Call 0720274404 for the activation of your ref no.066EG & claim.

  • Niel4 13 May 2013, 10:39 AM

    Received a similar SMS this morning, and immediately thought it was a scam. Didn't even bother to phone, even though a couple hundred grand would come in handy... That's the hook, though, so keep your wits about you.

  • victor 11 May 2013, 08:40 AM

    i have also recieved an sms from 0712992722 on the 9-5-2013 at 07:16 pm saying CONGRATULATIONS!!! You have won R250,000,00 from RICA yearly Promotion. Your Ref.no:RIC 007 SA please contact on 0786694835 for your claim. called the no and a white lady answers saying ricas call center how can i help. I said recieved an sms from you guys saying you have won in the rica yearly promotion then she said hold on let me just check to confirm. then she said you have won R250,000,00 must we send a check to your adres or will you give as your bank details.I canceled the call and phone back later,a black guy pics up he does not even know where the rica offices is and put the phone down.The people is getting s.mart they are using educated people in theire scemes

  • ernest5 9 May 2013, 10:19 AM

    i have received an sms stating that and i code"congratulation you have won R95000 and a laptop in the rica yearly promotion .your ref no.(sa 021) for claim call 083 7501 263

  • anastasia 8 May 2013, 12:41 PM

    received a msg said i won R250 000.00 in the rica yearly promotion, phned the no they just told me to send my name & the ref. no. no reply since.

  • charlene fourie 8 May 2013, 10:53 AM

    i received i won yearly promotion of 150 000, but i must pay 1850 for their cost sending me the money from rica,what a fraud

  • Donovan 8 May 2013, 10:17 AM

    I received a similar sms so i decided to check it online before i call. Thanks to you guys i did not waist my time. THANK YOU!!

  • Nerushka 8 May 2013, 09:42 AM

    I received this text yesterday.Congratulations! your cell Phone number has won,R300,000 in the RICA. 2013,yearly promotion Ref no:02RSA Call your claim agent on:0727350630. I called today and also got dat guy with a funny accent. He said money will be paid within 24 hours either into bank acc or cheque will be delivered. ??? First thing I ased him was is this a scam and he said no that sms is from rica. Not gonna send my details! Why wud so many ppl win so much money. Where wil it come from to be paid?

  • SAM CHETTY 8 May 2013, 08:28 AM

    I received a sms this morning : Congrulations you have won R 350 000.00 from Rica yearly promo.your Ref No.is SA03.Call 0712668333 for claim. I phoned the number when i got to work , the man tells me his name is Mr Frank and that i should call him back in 2 minutes cause he needs to phone his headoffice to find out what he needs to do. This is so scary. How do they get our numbers and he has such a deep accent I had truoble understanding him.

  • Monique W 7 May 2013, 01:19 PM

    Received sms this morning: CONGRATULATION YOU HAVE WON R350.000 FROM THE RICA YEARLY PROMOTION, YOUR REF NO: S.A.0122 CONTACT MR DANIEL ON 0844691486 FOR CLAIM. From the number: 0817448206

  • Anne Griffiths 7 May 2013, 06:36 AM

    Received SMS stating: CONGRATULATIONS! Your Sim won R250,000.00 Cash prizes as part of RICA's yearly PROMO! For activation & claim, contact Mr. R. James. Ref Ric:2052, Tel:0734304038

  • Lisa Knoop. 6 May 2013, 07:15 AM

    Good day to you. Noticed a year ago received same type of scam message from the same people! Why can't they be tracked down?

  • TLOU 2 May 2013, 09:36 AM

    I also recieved the same sms and when i called Rose told me to buy R180.00 MTN airtime that i must send to them before they can send me the cheque of R195 000 and a laptop. How do we stop these people??? This is a scam.

  • VUSI6 2 May 2013, 08:46 AM

    I received an sms stating that my cell no. has won R145.000 in rica yearly promotion and had to send my postal adress for a cheque to be delivered. A CALLER CLAIMING TO BE FOR A CORRIER COMPANY ASKED ME TO TO PAY R15OO.00 FOR INSURANCE FEES AND PROMISED TO SMS THEIR DETAILS RIGHT THEN AND SHE NEVER DID.

  • ma 30 Apr 2013, 12:57 PM

    i recieved an sms that epressed how i have won R250000. and that i chould call the claims center: 0765994497. and that i should pay R2850 to access my money! pure scam ! i didnt do it!

  • e3 29 Apr 2013, 08:09 PM

    i got a sms that said: Congratulations! you SIM has won R250000 in RICA MOBILE YEARLY PROMO, With REF NO NPK207, please contact miss Ayanda on 0728481280 for activation and claim, when i phoned i must bay Virgin active voucher and phone back then they will send me the cheque send from 0741677111

  • Lucas Morake 29 Apr 2013, 03:59 PM

    Received sms this morning Rica:Congratulation! YOUR MOBILE NUMBER won R195.000 on RICA YEARLY PROMOTION.Ticket No. 01R6p.Call on 0110786713. Call 8am to 5pm!! Date: 29 April 2013

  • Michel Botha 29 Apr 2013, 07:19 AM

    Received sms this morning Congratulations! Your MobileNo was Selected in RICA YEARLY PROMO You have won R950,000 Plus Hp LAPTOP Call 0784829161 forClaims with REFS/No R5CK. My question - a number of people have reported this on this website. Now what? Is anything being done about it, or is the reporting just a waste of time?

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