RICA Scam


Another scam message that was received: Question is how do people get the info and especially when it is on a cellphone network and use this to conduct criminal activity:

received a message from 0763194976 Mr. Jacobs stating"Congratulations your Rica Sim Card-has Won you R150,000 from Kellogs Corn Flakes Promo With Ref:NO005SA) Call Mr. Jacobs ON:0763194976 for Activation & Claim:




Report ID: 3953
Crime Category: Other
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Suburb: Cape Town
Address: Cape Town
Crime Date/Time: 10 Jun 2013, 00:06 AM
Reported By: Username3953
Reported Date: 10 Jun 2013, 10:06 AM
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  • Amanda40 13 Feb 2014, 11:25 AM

    I received an sms today (13/02/2014): "Your mobile no has won R195.000 and a laptop in RICA Yearly promotion. Ref No (Y22RL) call Ms. Jane on 071 709 7190 to claim" from number 072 263 7614. So... "they" are still continuing...

  • Rose3 4 Feb 2014, 08:02 AM

    I just got the same message from a Ms Jane. "Congratulations Your mobile no has won R195.000 and a laptop in RICA Yearly promotion. Ref NO (Y22RL) call Ms Jane on 0717099790 Email: rgp@sa.live.com to claim."

  • Bianca31 17 Sep 2013, 11:28 AM

    @ Kirsten, I'm so sorry to hear your mum in law lost so much money to these thieves. Its criminal and I wish someone could do something about these ppl & lock them up & throw away he keys. To convince her it a crime, just google rica scam & show her all the comments. I received an email not sms claiming I won with rica. Really, an email....its a joke! I guess we have to rica our pc's that run off a landline network too. What stupid idiots, they can't even get their darn ies straight!Go get an education & a job man. These ppl frustrate me so much.

  • derek9 28 Aug 2013, 10:41 AM

    It must be my lucky day again! " 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)"

  • derek8 27 Aug 2013, 02:51 PM

    Congratulation's you have won R180, 000.00 from RICA BONANZA. YOUR TICKET NO.6601KR.CONTACT MISS ZANELE ON 0718278412 FOR YOUR CLAIM.

  • Busisiwe 26 Aug 2013, 09:23 PM

    I am busisiwe i also receive this massege from rose i must call this number 074 101 6631

  • Albertina 19 Aug 2013, 09:31 AM

    I also received an sms from Rica

  • Unknown 16 Aug 2013, 04:26 PM

    I just received an sms which is similar to my fellow citizens but furtuntly I knew all about this kind of humiliation......foolz lmaooo!!!!

  • Karen20 16 Aug 2013, 08:17 AM

    I have also received same sms this morning 15/08/2013 @08h14 "Congratulatio! Your mobile no has won R195000 and a laptop in RICA Yearly promotion. Ref No(Y22RL) call Ms Rose on 0717097190 Email: rpg.sa@live.com to claim Track these criminals down and stop them from scamming innocent people

  • Chantel10 14 Aug 2013, 08:09 AM

    I also received an sms it reads as follows. "Congratulation! YOUR RICA SIM HAS WON R200,000.00 FROM KELLOGGS CORN FLAKES PROMO, WITH REF: No A10ZR Call Mr Nelson ON 078265694 FOR YOUR CLAIM. The sms also included an imoticon image of "confused"

  • pumeza 12 Aug 2013, 11:29 AM

    I received an sms saying "Congratulatio! Your mobile no has won R195000 and a laptop in RICA Yearly promotion. Ref No(Y22RL) call Ms Rose on 0741016631 Email: rpg.sa@live.com to claim

  • Barbara9 7 Aug 2013, 01:55 PM

    3 sms's in 2 days!!!! These people should be stopped!

  • M7 7 Aug 2013, 01:41 PM

    These people should be tracked down. Innocent people get conned. 4CONGRATULATIONS YOUR HAVE WON R450,000.00 PLUS HP LAPTOP IN RICA 2013 PROMOTION, REF NO:E019/224P.CALL 0787232059 or Email:claim_ricapro@live.co.uk FOR CLAIM.

  • q7 25 Jul 2013, 02:05 PM

    Cnt these ppl be tracked I receive this msgz evry few mnths...today got this...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

  • ROSE 24 Jul 2013, 02:19 PM

    I GOT THIS SMS TODAY THE I HAVE WON R195.000 and a laptop in Rica yearly promotion. the message is from Ms Rose she asked me to call her back on the sms

  • tsaki 24 Jul 2013, 09:46 AM

    i also recvd the same as mathapelo from Rose to call this no 0741016631

  • Mbedzi fhulufhelo 16 Jul 2013, 11:45 AM

    I also receive that sms

  • Kirsten4 4 Jul 2013, 02:24 PM

    My mother in law has fallen victim to the Rica scam and has already paid over R126 000. We thought we had convinced her it was a scam, but she has just received another sms from them and is still convinced it is real. Does anyone have any suggestions on how we can convince her it is a scam and she will never receive any winnings, no matter how much she pays over.

  • Liezel6 20 Jun 2013, 02:30 PM

    I also got this sms :Mr. Jacobs stating"Congratulations your Rica Sim Card-has Won you R150,000 from Kellogs Corn Flakes Promo With Ref:NO005SA) Call Mr. Jacobs ON:0763194976 for Activation & Claim: - See more at:

  • mathapelo2 10 Jun 2013, 12:52 PM

    I received and sms saying "Congratulation! Your mobile no has won you 195000 and a laptop in RICA yearly promotion. Ref No (Y22RL)call Ms Rose on 0741016631. Email:rgp.sa@live.com to claim.

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