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RICA MOBILE PROMOTION SCAM SMS
Report ID: 3866
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: JOHANNESBURG
Suburb: N/A
Address: CELLPHONE
Crime Date/Time: 29 May 2013, 9:00PM
Reported Date: 29 May 2013
Related Link: N/A
The Incident
SMS SENT FROM NUMBER: +27614258915

"CONGRATULATIONS, YOU HAVE WON THE SUM OF R500,00.00 FROM THE RICA MOBILE PROMOTION REF NO: 40RP. CONTACT RICA AGENT MR PHILIP ON: 0729638599 FOR YOUR WON PRIZE."

This is clearly a scam since the victim does not enter any so called promotions. Surely with the RICA thing somebody can trace the details of the criminals cellphone number?

Mark as SPAM/Inappropriate




256 Comments for: RICA MOBILE PROMOTION SCAM SMS

Comment by: Tracey Koen
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I received an sms at 00:25 last night which reads the following "We wish to inform you that Rica has rewarded you with one hundred and ninety five thousand rand. Ref 009RSA please contact C.JOYCE on 0789383768 for claim". Shame really????

Date: 25 September 2014



Comment by: Shannon
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Dear Subscriber!!RICA has awarded you the sum of ONE HUNDRED & NINETY FIVE THOUSAND RANDS in RICA award 2014,Ref:no.N299j.call Sarah on 0738337948 From 8am-4pm Now I would like to know why the hell we Rica in the first place if the same number has been used to do these scams for more than a year already??? I'm actually mortified!

Date: 28 August 2014



Comment by: Njabulo Sidaki
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I received an SMS this morning as follows: RICA HAVE REWARDED YOU WITH FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND RANDS, PLEASE CONTACT. MARK/JUDITH ON, 0783319069 REF Z166P

Date: 25 August 2014



Comment by: Maggie de Castro
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I received this.. RicaSA Congratulations!! your rica SIM card won you R450 000 in Rica yearly promo 2014. Call 0607114256 for claims with Ref:..... I phoned and a lady with the name of Linda Dippenaar spoke to me. Later a man with the name of James spoke to me. Apparently he is the manager. I ask for proof that I have won this money and this morning I got a RICA WINNING CERTIFICATE from a SIMRICSA PROMTS email address??

Date: 14 August 2014



Comment by: Custom David
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Nigeria custom recruitment form 2014/15 is out for assistance call custom David on 08101759476

Date: 10 July 2014



Comment by: Custom David
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NIGERIAN CUSTOMS SERVICE (NATIONAL AUTHORIZED CAR AUCTIONS/SALES) FOR 2014 IS CURRENTLY ON... DIRECT TOKUNBO CARS IN VERY CLEAN AND SOUND CONDITIONS ARE UP FOR SALE, ALL AT VERY AFFORDABLE PRICES. INTERESTED INDIVIDUALS CAN CALL THE PUBLIC-RELATION DEPARTMENT OFFICER CUSTOM DELE OLATUNJI ON 08101759476 FOR MORE INQUIRIES.

Date: 10 July 2014



Comment by: Hendry
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Received an sms from the number 0814598923 stating the following : OMO has awarded you two Nokia Lumina, Washing machine, laptop, and the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand for payouts. Contact 0733672679/0736920408

Date: 19 June 2014



Comment by: fatsoman
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I received a message Congradulations!!!!! your sim card has won R175,000 in Rica Yearly Promotion ,Ref No 091RP ,for claim contact your agent Ms ,M. Molefe on 0603496664 and then I called the number asking for ms Molefe but instead I was answered by a man who said his name was James with a Nigerian accent .He said Ms Molefe is busy and can not attend me but I should leave my details .Having realised that its a scam I never pursued it .Don't fall prey to these cheap psychologists who want to reap people .

Date: 13 May 2014



Comment by: Gerhard
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I also "won" R 250000 in this online promotion today. This time from a 084 local number.The person sending this sms's should ask for a refund of his schoolfees- spelling is hillarious !

Date: 24 April 2014



Comment by: sfiso khumalo
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I did receive that sms today morning they must get arrested they said i must contact frank in this number 0735823340 and this guyz are foreigners there axcent it from africa beware of those msm and ignore them good people lv you all guyz god be wit you all times

Date: 16 April 2014



Comment by: Georgina
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This is a scam. Received this sms: "congratulations your Rica sim card has won you (R350 000) in Rica Yearly draw promo? with ref No (RD 12). Contact 0607922806 or 021 839 3253 for claim. I called them and they wanted my physical address if I wanted a cheque payment or banking details for EFT.

Date: 16 April 2014



Comment by: ceceline
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I just received my second sms for the year. I know there is more to come. Last year I received about 8 sms'. My question is, What are the authorities doing about this problem. Their silence in this whole matter is almost as if they are part of it. Why is it not on TV to warn people? Why is it not in the news papers and in magazines. Here is my sms I received a few minutes ago. CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR SIM CARD HAS WON R350,000 IN THE RICA 2014 ALL NETWORK PROMO.REF NO:B499XX FOR ACTIVATION AND CLAIM CALL MR BEN MARK 0737937748 I need u to understand that about 3years I was scammed out of R4000 I am very angry because I came accross this site because I needed some answers. Since then I go onto these sites on a weekly basis and I see how people post their concerns but I never see anyone else post any results. So why is this site here, I assume 'just so we can vent ourselves' something needs to be done!! We need a vigilante!!!

Date: 15 April 2014



Comment by: vicky
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..congratulations you have won R175,000 in RICA YEARLY PROMOTION. ref number 092GP. contact mrs Thusi Tel 0839908416 from 8am to 5p, to collect your prize.

Date: 10 April 2014



Comment by: mirth
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I think we should come up with a solution to catch these people coz my money was ripped off by these okes,I'm in deep trouble with my debts now!

Date: 29 March 2014



Comment by: Lorna
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Also received sms saying my number has won R400 000.00 on RICA/AFCON PROMOTION TICKET NO......CONTACT 0712177488 for activation & cash claim. Did so and sent a sms with delivery address for claim - then received a sms from the General accountant to inform me I need to pay R1150 for charges and insurance befor my wining can be sent to me. Miss Elizabeth on 06114360016. Can't anyone stop these people?

Date: 28 March 2014



Comment by: Bongi
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How Can i do if i call office of rica and tell them that iwon but them hide me?

Date: 28 March 2014



Comment by: Michael
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I just got "CONGRATULATION'S YOU HAVE WON R250,000.00 IN RICA ONLINE PROMOTION. YOUR REF NO - AK116N. PLEASE CONTACT OUR AGENT 0848755149 TO ACTIVATE YOUR REF NO." Wow, these guys get around!

Date: 27 March 2014



Comment by: Dirk
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Also got RICA award sms that sas I won R450,000 from phone number 076 471 1257 asking me to call 061 406 8421.

Date: 27 March 2014



Comment by: dries
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Congratulations!You won R350000 & brand new POLO car in our RICA online promo Ref no ZNk013 for claim call Mrs. Caroline on 0738526643 thank you

Date: 24 March 2014



Comment by: Gynn
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Congratulations! your mobile number has won R250,000 in the 2014 RICA Promo, ref no: 0029rsa. For claim contact your agent Mrs N KATE on 0738225942. Congratulation!! Your mobile number won R175,000 in 2014 rica mobile Promotions, Ref.no:119NKP, to claim your prize contact Mrs.M.Lindiwe on:0735887314. RICA GLOBAL AWARD! Your Cell phone number has won you R195,000 From RICA Yearly promotion with ticket no R08K. Call LINDA or JOHNSON 0788391959 for claims. CONGRATULATION's YOU HAVE WON R180.000.00 FROM RICA PROMOTIONS YOUR REF NO.6601KR CONTACT Ms LINDA BUTHELEZI ON 0719987025 FOR YOUR CLAIM

Date: 20 March 2014



Comment by: Imtiaz
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they have your cell number and banking details, i'm assuming this information is obtained from our cellphone service providers, call centers usually buy consumer information for large sums of money. At first it is sold to reputable companies, thereafter those companies sell their consumer data to other companies, somewhere down the line our information gets into the wrong hands. I had a prepaid sim for years and I didn't get any scam sms's whatsoever it was a phone strictly for business,I took out a contract for a personal cellphone and after a few months i started getting these sms's like crazy. I didn't give any company this number nor did i list it on any survey. the only logical explanation that i could come up with was with the service providers themselves. My brother used to own a legit call center.

Date: 6 March 2014



Comment by: Dirk
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Received the following sms from 0792709725: Your mobile number has won R250,000 in the 2014 Rica promo, ref no: 0029rsa. For claim contact your agent Mrs NOBUHLE NKOSI on 0787803541.

Date: 20 February 2014



Comment by: RINA
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IJUST RECEIVED A SMS THAT SAID I HAD WON R450,000.00 FROM RICA ARE THEY GOING TO STOP THESE PEOPLE WHO SENT THIS SMSE OR WHAT ITS SICK.THE NO WHERE I GET MY SMS FROM IS 0738744676

Date: 19 February 2014



Comment by: Pam
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i just received sms about R180 000 from Rica promotion ref no.6601KR to contact Ms Linda Buthelezi on 0717010712 for claim, they have no shame

Date: 18 February 2014



Comment by: Mervin
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I also received the sms about winning R250,000 WE need to realise that the Rica thing is only in SA not UK, there for it is a scam on its own. Nobody care's it's just another scam and some poor person will get hooked.

Date: 11 February 2014



Comment by: Calpurnia
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i received the sames sms including winning a car ,i dialed the number and there was no answer.this needs to stop. its really getting out of hand

Date: 11 February 2014



Comment by: brian
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I have received an sms "Congratulations!Your cell phone number has won R195,000.00 from RICA yearly promo with winning ticket no (R016P) call Mrs LAURA on 0603243037 for claim"

Date: 5 February 2014



Comment by: Garde
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I have just received an sms "thank you for staying with Rica your cell no. has won you R250 000. sponsored by Nokia ref:Nk76 Email your details to: ricasponsoredbynokia@consultant.com

Date: 3 February 2014



Comment by: Karl saag
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I have just received an sms '"congratulation .you won R350000&brand new polo in our rica online promo.ref no. ZNKO12 For claim call Mrs. Caroline on 0789833163 thank you."So I called and wantet my winn in cash and i asked Caroline Dube where I can collect the money.She gave me the address RICA 44 Ghetto high Mall in Port Elizabeth.Does this place exist?

Date: 3 February 2014



Comment by: rick
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Just received a msg..saying "congratulations!!your mobile number won R475,000 in 2014 global rica promotions with ref.no019RGP to claim your prize contact Mrs.M.Grace on 073 919 3109..who is this people and how do they get hold of our cell number,isn't there a way to bust these people this is considered as crime,what if some 1 do send they personal details and lose they belonging

Date: 31 January 2014



Comment by: Andre
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Congratulations, your sim card has won R250 000 in the Rica Mobile Promotion Ref no SA7P39A. Call Rica Centre on 081 313 9762 for activation and payment. Then the gentleman asked me for my name, which he should have if he had anything to do with RICA, should,nt he? Said I will call him back

Date: 30 January 2014



Comment by: Visha Anderson
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Congratulations you have won R180000 00 from rica promotions Your reference no 6601KR contact Ms Linda Buthelezi on 0711010712 for your clam.... (sms from 0725011508)

Date: 30 January 2014



Comment by: Gorgee
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Same thing. Cell no 0792535247 and to Call 0762662687

Date: 30 January 2014



Comment by: Johann
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I called the number and asked for a landline number to verify the sms.I was given a Cape Town number which I called and told the blackman that I am in the CT area and to give me his physical address so that I could pick up the cheque and save on the courier costs.LOL, he said he will call me back with confirmation and that was the last of him.I wonder how many people are caught by these idiots.Well, idiots are caught by idiots

Date: 28 January 2014



Comment by: Pieter
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Same thing: New cell number to call 0813139762

Date: 27 January 2014



Comment by: Heleen
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Got this message this afternoon: Thank you for staying with RICA! Your cell number HAS won you R250, 000. Sponsored by Nokia. Ref:Nk76 EMAIL YOUR DETAILS TO: ricasponsoredbynokia@consultant.com.

Date: 26 January 2014



Comment by: Mike van Eeden
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I received the same SMS 24 Jan 2014. Below is the direct copy...Including the bad grammar and spelling mistakes. CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR CELL NUMBER HAVE WON R250,000.00 FROM RICA PROMOTIONS (REF NO:RIC29SA),CALL 0735823340 FOR YOUR CLAIM. MIAL(ricapromotions@consultant.com)

Date: 24 January 2014



Comment by: John Blom
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I have received the same sms today 20 Jan 2014. My ref is6601KR And need to cantact Linda Buthelezi on 0717010712. I have won R180 000.00 and need to pay R1080.00 for my money. SCAM !!!

Date: 20 January 2014



Comment by: Mabajiwe
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i think the police they are not doing their job,when i change simcard they just send those sms.they must find other people who will work this out.i dont understand this....

Date: 17 January 2014



Comment by: vincent
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RicaSA:-)Congratulations!!your rica SIM card won you R450,000 in Rica yearly promo 2014.Call 0721567599 for claims with REF/NO/RS04.Mon-Fri,8am-5pm.Sat 8am-1Pm

Date: 17 January 2014



Comment by: Chantelle Goodburn
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Congrats! Ur No.is among Lucky Winners U won R450,000 from Rica Mobile Yearly Promo with Ticket No.Z33 Call Mandy for Ur Cash Prize 0738744676 from 7am-5pm.

Date: 16 January 2014



Comment by: nelie
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hey guys! i gave these people my adress!!! can they do anything with it?

Date: 14 January 2014



Comment by: Dottie Erasmus
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Wat help dit mens report hierdie boodskappe en daar word niks aan gedoen nie? Ek het vanoggend n soortgelyke sms ontvang. Ek moet glo R1880 betaal sodat my tjek vir my gestuur kan word! Waar in die lewe kos koerierdienste so baie??!!!!

Date: 8 January 2014



Comment by: diny
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I got the same sms and its been a problem for so long now can't they be stopped because they could scam some old person that doesn't have access to the internet

Date: 8 January 2014



Comment by: Mandla
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(RICA-SA)Congratulations,your mobile number has been selected in the RICA- SA PROMOTIONS with ref no:005kp.You have won R500,000.Call 0612923568 for your claims

Date: 6 January 2014



Comment by: Hester
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Alsio received sush a sms. I checked on the internet and foud this page - he even asked that I sms him that I am not interested after I told him I know this is a scam - These people are unbelievable!! be careful

Date: 3 January 2014



Comment by: Fred
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I received an SMS this morning stating that I had won R180,000-00 from RICA Promotions My REF no 6601KR contact Mrs Linda Buthelezi on 0738589858 for my claim. Out of curiosity I phoned from my home phone and spoke to Mrs buthelezi. She checked my ref no was correct then asked me if I wanted the money paid into my bank account or have courrired to my address. I informed her that she must courrer the cheque to me. I was then asked if i am sure, as it will be much easier to transfer the money into my account. I told her no, I want the cheque in my hand. She then said that she will inform the finance department and they will get back to me. I then received another SMS stating that my request had been approved and that I must pay the sum of R1800-00 before the courrer service will deliver my cheque..Surely something can be done in trapping these people or it seems to me that the police just do'nt care!!!

Date: 21 December 2013



Comment by: chantelle
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my parents fell for this same scam last year october and they took them for a ride. i found it suspect that u have to pay money in to get winnings out. i still have all the emails if they might help catch these idiots please let me know who to forward it to

Date: 18 December 2013



Comment by: Willie
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just received SMS. Your cell has was R 200,000-00 in RICA Promo 2013. Contact your Agent Mrs Lydia Edwin on 0848705629 for your claim Date 18 December 2013

Date: 18 December 2013



Comment by: Noah
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I just received this sms-Congratulation!!!your mobile number has won you the sum of R185,000,00 in the on going Rica promotion for 2013 ref no:sA00NKP call 0797883242 0733672670

Date: 17 December 2013



Comment by: Kerry
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I have just received this message. congratulations your cell no/has won you the sum of R450,000 in our ongoing Rica Promotion 2013 Ticket no/C6494P. Call mr johnson on 0784180150 for your claim. Might have bothered calling if they used capital letters for M.r and Johnson. Surely there is something that can be done about this. As a single mom to be it is extremely, annoying to have to deal with idiots trying to steal from you.

Date: 12 December 2013



Comment by: oneth
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i also received the same SMS Congratulation your number ha won 9500000 in the rica mobile promotion ref Ric24 to claim your prize call Daneil on 0748256480 ,this is a csam i called him and he just dont know what to say i then told him his stories. they must go to work like everybody else shame on them

Date: 4 December 2013



Comment by: shanol
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Congratulations! Your mobile number has won R450,000.in 2023 Rica Mobile Promo, Ref NO.YK73 For Claims and Activation, Call MR MARK on 0784602525......n i even called d number almost believing it hw can we really put a stop 2 dis???nxa

Date: 4 December 2013



Comment by: Nhlanhla
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"Congratulations, Your simcard has won 250,000.00 in the RICA Mobile Promotion. Ref No: SA7P39A. Call RICA centre on 081 313 for activation and payment." Yep, sounds like a scam to me...

Date: 3 December 2013



Comment by: Heidi
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I received an SMS from 0766028210 saying the following WINNER CONGRATULATIONS YOUR CELL NUMBER HAS WON R950000 IN THE RICA END OF YEAR AWARD DRAW CALL DANIEL FOR CLAIMS ON 0748256480 WITH YOUR REFNO RIC24 I sincerely hope someone can track these guys down and get them arrested

Date: 3 December 2013



Comment by: Steve
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Like other people, i recieved dam scam sms that i number has won R250 000 and that i should by the airtime of R50 rand and before using it i must call to give them serial number and pin. that i must also pay R1500 before they can sent me a cheque, this is a scam people should not be hooked by such amount and also dont give a stranger your banking details or id over the phone. one day this people will be arrested and they will reap what they sow.

Date: 3 December 2013



Comment by: Charne Brickles
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Just received this sms yesterday - Congratulations!! Your mobile number won R 175,000 in 2013 Rica mobile promotion, Ref. No: 119NKP, to claim your prize contact Mrs M. Lindiwe on: 0735887314

Date: 28 November 2013



Comment by: Abby Hodgkinson
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Hi we just got an sms :RICA PROMO! Your cell no: have won you R250,000. in the RICA ALL NETWORKS AWARDS 2013. WITH REF NO: (011kz)( as we see in January this year this number was also used!!!!!)carries on to say ,Call MS AMANDA on (071)5088890 for your claims. ATT:SR Hodgkinson Your winning price of R250,000.00 has been approved by the (South Africa RICA Board). You are required to pay the sum of R1280 for For insurence& Transfer charges, before your winnings get deposited into your bank acc... Kindly call MR BRIAN on (0218393299) for payment instruction thanks . Rica(pty) ltd. Scam!

Date: 25 November 2013



Comment by: Lizelle
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To whom it may concern, I received this sms about 13 minutes ago from the following number: Congratulation!! Ur mobile No'V won (R760,000 & Laptop in RICA Yearly Promotion 2013) Free Lottery SA/ Ref No (RSA109) Call VANNESSA @ 0820536921. For Ur Prize., I hope that this Rica Scam could end very soon!!!

Date: 21 November 2013



Comment by: jes
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Got the same message, hope they've found the person! Congratulations! Your No has won R250,000 on this Year RICA Promotion with ticket No: 0166p.Call 0737982176 for your prize claim from 8am-5:30pm (Mon-Fri)

Date: 20 November 2013



Comment by: Cherani
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Congratulations. Your SIM card has won R200 000 in all Rica network 2013. Award with ref no SA 06 contact ms. Freddie. 073 799 5863 for activation and claim???

Date: 20 November 2013



Comment by: Natalie
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Congratulations! Your mobile number has won R250,000 in RICA 2013 all network PROMO Ref no.RIC 055 SA

Date: 19 November 2013



Comment by: rayvan
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I have received a similar sms from 079 077 5801 that I have won R175 000 with a ref. no 019RGP , to claim my prize contact Mrs.K.Cindy on 0739193109

Date: 19 November 2013



Comment by: Kirsten
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I have also just received a similar sms: Congratulations!! Your mobile number won R175,000 in 2013 Rica mobile promotion, Ref. No. 119NKP, to claim your prize contact Mrs M. Lindiwe on: 0838864990.

Date: 18 November 2013



Comment by: RENE
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Ek het 'n sms ontvang van 0826620611 - rica alert: u sel is gekies in die 2013 Rica Promo, verw MBL074SA, R250000, kontak Johanna Potgieter by 0723659483. Van 1ste oomblik af is daar geen sprake van enige kostes, toe moes ek lugtyd koop van R275 & weer R830 by Checkers betaalbaar met 'n pin no. Net na dit skakel sy my, tjek gereed maar die prokureur soek sy geld voordat tjek gestuur kan word - R3600. Ek se vir haar trek R10000 af en doen daarmee wat julle wil en stuur my wengeld, sedertdien antw sy nie haar foon nie en William dring aan op die R3600.

Date: 18 November 2013



Comment by: RENE
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Ek het 'n sms ontvang vanaf 0876620611 - u sel no is gekies in die 2013 Rica Promo - verw MBL074SA R250000. Kontak Johanna Potgieter by 0723659483 wat ek toe gedoen het, ek moes lugtyd koop van R275 en toe weer R830 by Checkers met 'n pin nommer, nou moet ek nogsteeds R3600 betaal vir fooi voordat hulle cheque kan stuur. Johanna antw glad nie haar foon, William dring aan om eers die betaling te doen - ek het voorstel vat R10000 daarvan en doen daarmee wat julle wil en stuur my wengeld. Johanna verseker my haar word is haar eer. Sy was ontstel toe ek vir haar se dat dit weer 'n scam is.

Date: 18 November 2013



Comment by: Cathy Walker
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I have also received a sms that I have won R160000.00 I was requeatd to purchase airtime to activate the ticket no 2200kp and would then have to psy courier fees of R1250.00 for delivery of the cheque. I tried to change from cheque to bank tranafer and was told this was not possible as the cheque had already been issued. Frightening.

Date: 14 November 2013



Comment by: Sindi
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l just got the SMS as well.Congratulations! YOu have won R195 000.00 and a laptop in Rica promotion PIN no. NK22.Call Rose on 0718240957 to CLAIM your prize... l wonder how they get hold of our numbers...

Date: 14 November 2013



Comment by: Errol
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i have received a SMS saying that i have won R250,000.00 and a laptop from Rica Yearly Promotion and need to contact Mr Benson on 0614265157 i know this is a scam what i need to know is how these scammers get our numbers as i thought that with Rica things are supposed to be more secured

Date: 14 November 2013



Comment by: Mirna du Toit
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Received sms " Congratulations you have won R 180.00 from Rica Promotion Your REF No 6601KR Contact Ms LINDA BUTHELEZI on 073 8589858 FOR YOUR CLAIM I never call these no!

Date: 13 November 2013



Comment by: LEE
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just got this sms now...CONGRATULATIONS YOU HAVE WON R180,000.00 FROM RICA PROMOTION, CONTACT MS LINDA BUTHELEZI 0738589858 FOR YOUR CLAIM. DAMN CROOKS!!!!!!!!

Date: 13 November 2013



Comment by: Lerato
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jaaaa neh, i called them just now, the guy asked the batch no & told me i won. i asked him how can you win so much & didnt rica your sim? Heee u dnt wanna know this is very serious this people are crooks.nxaaaa sies maan

Date: 13 November 2013



Comment by: Lee
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I was also scammed with this Rica award promo. The guy said how can ot be a scam. He will loose his job. The guy's name os Smik Lucas. Then received sms today to say I must pay R1950 to get cheque posted to me. Makes me mad that we are victims with this nonsense.

Date: 12 November 2013



Comment by: Charmaine
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I received 3x smses and then decided to call today, all wanted to be called after 5 mins to verify something! Called the 1st one and she never answered her cellphone and the other 2 asked me how I wanted my money? via courier or via EFT I said courier they then asked me to sms my details including the address, I was a very skeptical about it so I goggled it and saw a few people posted there posing with checks and claiming this is not a scam but then that didn't give me any satisfaction I then called the number on that website 021 827 1674 spoke to a guy who was so aggressive and rude when I asked the questions he told me I'm the one who called him and if I want the money I should do as he instructs me to do, pay the courier R1500 before they could deliver the cheque. I asked him why don't they arrange for it out of this money he said if I want this money I will pay that R1500 or forget about the money coz there's nothing he can do. I told him this is a scam and I'm going to report it. so becarful guys people are hungry for money outside here.

Date: 12 November 2013



Comment by: Chantel
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Thank you for staying with RICA! Your cell number has won you R500,000 from RICA yearly promo. Ticket no DF6621, for claim call MRs Carlonie Mabaso 076 681 8089

Date: 12 November 2013



Comment by: Gloria
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I just received 2 sms saying that i won R250.000 and second says R185.000 His name is william 078 437 475 Date 12 November

Date: 12 November 2013



Comment by: Lizzy
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just receive an sms saying congrats your mobile no has won R250,000 in 2013 nokia yearly promotionm with Ref no 0166p.for clams contact this on 0714038830 for your cash prize.

Date: 12 November 2013



Comment by: selena
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congratulations you have won R180 000.00 from rica promotion. your ref no6601kr contact on ms linda Buthelezi 0738589858 for your claim.

Date: 11 November 2013



Comment by: Mich
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Just received an sms saying " COngratulations! Your Mobile no. won R950,000.00 in our rice end of year award draw. Call Rita Domini on 0845302785 with ref#: RICA 266 and activate" I call from my office landline and the person on the other end had an accent. They asked for my reference number and then asked me to call back in 5 mins once they had checked there system for the reference number. I then said I would not call and asked where are you offices based, the other person then hung-up the phone. I have no doubts that this is a scam.

Date: 7 November 2013



Comment by: Thabiso
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Just received an sms "congratulations your no.is Among lucky winners u won R250,000 FROM RICA YEARY PROMOTION.WITH TICKET NO BP22 CALL FOR YOUR CASH PRICE 0785333045

Date: 7 November 2013



Comment by: Beverley
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I also received an sms saying I have won R250000. These people must think we are stupid as this continues and hopefully no-one falls for these cons anymore.

Date: 7 November 2013



Comment by: Aneesah
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Received an sms,"Congratulations!! Your mobile number won R175,000 in 2013 Rica mobile promotion, Ref. No. 119NKP, to claim your prize contact Mr M.Eric on: 0838864990." Eventhough this is a phishing sms there is the intent to commit a crime, I would like to know if there is a law enforcement agency that handles these type of fraudsters so that we can foward the sms' to them?

Date: 2 November 2013



Comment by: ready to kill
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CONGRATULATION, YOUR RICA SIM NO HAS WON R250,000. IN RICA PROMOTION 2013, YOUR REF NO.2200KP PLEASE CONTACT ON 0786728352 FOR YOUR CLAIM.

Date: 2 November 2013



Comment by: Fed up
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Received today 01/11/2013 at 07:35: Congratulations! Your SIM card has won R250,000. Ref: SAR14. Contact: Claim centre @ 0711409059. For your prize. Fraud doesn't pay. Do the crime, expect to do the time.

Date: 1 November 2013



Comment by: Anita
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Sms received today, 31/10/2013 Rica 2013 Mobile Promo...Price R450 000.00 So the scam is still running.

Date: 31 October 2013



Comment by: sylvia
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I just received an email telling me that I have won R250000.00 on the rica promitions, I rang the number 0739347204 and when I suggested this might be a scam a very rude lady banged down the phone after asking me if I thought it was a scam why did I call.

Date: 31 October 2013



Comment by: Tired
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Looks like Mrs Caroline Mabaso is at it this month! my sms: THANK YOU FOR STAYING WITH RICA!YOUR CELL NUMBER HAS WON YOU R500,000.FROM RICA YEARLY PROMO.TICKET NO DF6621,FOR CLAIM CALL MRS CAROLINE MABASO.0846701435 IT WAS SENT FROM THE FOLLOWING NR: 0798113265

Date: 31 October 2013



Comment by: mac
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lol mine says...Your Mobile Number Has Won R350.000.00 in Rica 2013 ALL Networks Promo, Ref NO:RIC 150 SA.Call now on 0610542501 for you Activation and Claim.

Date: 30 October 2013



Comment by: L.B.
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Got a sms this morning saying my cell number has won R500,000 from Rica Yearly Promo, ticket nr. DF6621, to claim call Mrs. Caroline Mabaso on 0846701435. Please catch these criminals!!!!!!

Date: 30 October 2013



Comment by: HLOGI
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YESES THIS SCAMMERS NYD B 2 CAUGHT I ALSO GOT AN SMS SAYN I WON 250 000,ON RICA PROMOTIONS,N I WS FOOLISH 2 GIVE THEM MY BANK ACCOUNT,SO WIL THEY B ABLE 2 WTHDRAW MONEY 4RM MY ACC???

Date: 29 October 2013



Comment by: phumlile
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I received a sms the morning saying I have won R5000.000.00. From RicaSA I must contact MR John Moses.I contacted him and he said I must give him my my account number and my names,so I did that but I gave him my old account number that still works but I don't use it anymore,he said I will receive a sms telling me that my account has been activated and the money has got into my account,and later I received the sms saying my account has been activated and I have th contact Lulia Williams,and I have to pay R2625 so I instead of contacting lulia I contacted Moses asking why do I have to pay the money and he said I must call Lulia and ask that and then Lulia said its for the bank charges,I sat and thought about this and got in to the internet to research and what I found out is that I'm a victim.LUlia's number is 0735229758 and Moses is 0833678739 I got the sms's from 0729448981 and 0827231550.help me and tace these numbers and if you call them they take the calls...please

Date: 29 October 2013



Comment by: henry robbertze
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How can we stop this phone scam about winning money frew rica promotions??? Police don't do anything about this???

Date: 28 October 2013



Comment by: Sphefio's
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received sms this morning around 7:21 - saying:Congratulation !! your Mobile number has won R250,000 in the 2013 RICA Promotion,ref No0029rsa. For claims call Mrs Zandile Williams, i called the lady she said i won the money how to i like to be paid cheque or deposit to my account i said cheque she said i must sms her my number, full name and Adress, how can i do that if i dont know who this is,can anyone help us here, more especially Rica, cause this people are doing scam using Rica.

Date: 28 October 2013



Comment by: Johan
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Received a similar Rica promo price sms. Phoned the number and they gave me an address to collect my chegue i.e. 54 Trucker Street Cape Town. Opposite FNB

Date: 28 October 2013



Comment by: Grizelda
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I also received that sms from Dave Michaels on 0820988284. Why are they getting away with these scams? Someone should please do something about it.

Date: 25 October 2013



Comment by: Jabulani
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Sorry i just received a n sms which says Congradulations you have won R160,000,00 from RICA BONANZA you ticket no is 2200kp Contact miss portia on 0786052222 for claim Is this real or fraud.

Date: 25 October 2013



Comment by: Noi
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Just received the below sms... Congratulation!!Your mobile NUMBER.has won you R195,000 in rica promo.with ticket no.Z166p.For claims call judith OR MR MARK ON 0782706849,to activate ur ticket

Date: 24 October 2013



Comment by: Wilma
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I received the following sms on my tablet. Congratulation your mobile number has won R350.000.00 in rica 2013 promo, ref no (ric 111 sa) Call Mr Williams 0780387958 for your claim.

Date: 24 October 2013



Comment by: Itumeleng
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Congratulations!your sim card has won R960.000 in the rica 2013 all network promo.ref no:L500UK FOR CLAIM CALL MR JOHN BEN 0788154707

Date: 23 October 2013



Comment by: LIEZEL
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THIS IS SO BAD WERE DOES THE PEOPLE GET YOUR NUMBER THEN CAUSE I DID ALSO RECEIVE AN SMS LIKE THIS RICASA:-)CONGRATULATIONS UR RICA simcard has won 750 000in rica yearly promo 2013 call 0603995821 REF/NO/CC04.MON-FRI 8PM-5PM SA- 8AM-1PM SMS CAME FROM THIS NR =27766909387

Date: 21 October 2013


 
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