RICA Scam SMS


Received a sms "Congratulations!! Your cell number has won you R250,000.00 @ the (RICA) 2013 Promo Award Ref-number SA147 Call Claim Centre @ 0724097294 for cash prize!s" It was send from +27813678477. A black man phones you and ask you to phone back so that your cell number can "reflect" on the system so that you can claim. He keeps at it for some time and then when you refuse he swears at you.

Report ID: 3836
Crime Category: Other
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: PRETORIA
Suburb: Wonderboom
Address: Pretoria
Crime Date/Time: 23 May 2013, 00:05 AM
Reported By: Username3836
Reported Date: 23 May 2013, 09:05 AM
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  • CA2 3 Sep 2013, 06:19 AM

    You have won blahblahblah PLEASE TRACE THESE evil scammers! 0723662383 (the nr sms was sent from) (port alfred)

  • William12 2 Sep 2013, 12:15 PM

    Scam SMS received:RICA AWARDS: Your Rica Registred Cell No Has Won R550,000 In Rica All Networds Awards 2013, Ref MVC112. Call MRS WILLIAMS on (078)620 3054 For Claims.

  • Anne5 30 Jul 2013, 12:42 PM

    Scam sms received: RICA SA claiming. Congratulations you have won R400,000 in Rica Yearly promo. Call 0730715146 for claims with Ticket No SP133. Received from 0790720369. I called from a private number, he answered, he was very abrupt, and hung up eventually. It's another scam for sure.

  • Roelene 16 Jul 2013, 10:40 AM

    I have received an sms just now. "RICA: you have won R196 000 in rica promotion, your ref/019kp. contact agent mr Fred on 0739816956 for your prize"

  • patrick stringer 9 Jul 2013, 07:51 AM

    you have won R196.000 in Rica promotion Contact Mr Fred 0739816956

  • Ingrid Denzin 25 Jun 2013, 04:03 AM

    Got woken up at 3 am by this sms: "Congratulations!!! Your Cell No. Was Randomly picked in RICA 2013 Award Promo. You Won, R450,000. With Ref no. RIC286. Contact: 0717993198. For Claims." Bastards waking me up in middle of night with this bs.

  • Elzaan 19 Jun 2013, 10:25 AM

    Reveived sms claiming I've won R450,000,00 in the Rica yearly promo. It came from 0813190278 number and that I must phone a Mr. Richard Law on 0780750467. So pathetic. shame!!

  • mmapule mokotedi 24 May 2013, 12:49 PM

    I received an SMS claiming I've won R195 000 & a laptop & dat my cell no was chosen,this Rica thing is creating problems 4 us cos ppl are taking advantage of us

  • joanne jerome 24 May 2013, 11:05 AM

    same story, got sms this morning, telling me because i registered yesterday i have won 550.000 in rica all networks 2013 ref mvc 112 call mrs williams 0782998881. I did and were then asked to have R900.00 in cash and they will deliver. I checked and found this site. Disgusting i am s social grant pensioner and these things should be stopped.

  • Folley 24 May 2013, 09:39 AM

    I got the same sms stating that i won R250,000-00 from a rica promotion and i had to send them my details and home address. I called them to confirm whether this was geniune which they confirmed. I did a bit of research online and came across this website and realised that this was a scam. These people are very easy to trace and hopefully they will be caught before they make any victims. Times are tough and make people under the current financial turmoil will try anything to make both ends meet.

  • Rita7 24 May 2013, 08:22 AM

    Also received -Congratulations!!! You have won R250,000.00 and a Laptop from RICA Promo. Your REF.NO:SA55.Contact T.Jeff on 0603737541.

  • Michelle59 23 May 2013, 02:08 PM

    Congratulations!!! You have won R250,000.00 from RICA Yearly Promotion. Your REF.NO: RIC 006 SA. Please Contact on 0786694835 for your claim.

  • boitumelo3 23 May 2013, 01:53 PM

    I just receive an sms that clams that I hv won R2500000.they ask my bank DETAILs and when I refuse the guy called me names pls u must won other people

  • Moniera Francis 23 May 2013, 12:40 PM

    I also recieved a "congratulation SMS, you have won R295 000.00. please call 0218255476. please do something & catch these people.

  • Barry Smith 23 May 2013, 12:31 PM

    Received an SMS stating I had won R250 000 in RICA ALL NETWORKS PROMO - Ref.No. RIC144SA. Call Miss Portia on 0835067157 to activate claim. Then deposit R1950.00 to get money cleared and deposited. Then call a number in Cape Town 0218271157 or 0721649423 - speak to Mr John or Miss Florence for payment instructions. Then received an SMS with their bank details. B.P Ntlebi acc no. 9283028832 - ABSA Bank and fax proof of payment to 0866673362. Then called me back in a very rude and abrupt manner have I received the SMS and am I on my way to the bank to deposit the R1950.00 - absolutely disgusted

  • Brenda17 23 May 2013, 10:12 AM

    Received an sms "Congratulations!! Your cell phone number has won R250,000.00 cash from Rica 2013 Promotions REF..... call Mr Michael on 0743752216 for claim activation. When you phone a man congratulates you and asks how you would like your money - cheque or account. I said cheque were can I collect! Then I was told to hold on for verification purposes - I requested to speak to his supervisor to confirm the legality of this and .... the man hung up. I phoned the CELL C call centre to ask if they knew about this and was told they know nothing but I should go to the nearest RICA agent and they can confirm - I asked how do we go about informing people of the scam --- "I don't know".

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