Rica Yearly Promotion

SMS from 071 8267185 mr Clark. Phoned from my landline  to find out more about him. I won R95,000 in Rica Promotion. Needed my name and cellphone number in order to authenticate. Must phone back after 5 min. I did, now I had to SMS my name and postal address and call back. This must be a scam. I did not phone or sms

Report ID: 4270
Crime Category: Other
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Suburb: N/A
Address: Cellphone
Crime Date/Time: 7 Aug 2013, 00:08 AM
Reported By: Username4270
Reported Date: 8 Aug 2013, 13:08 PM
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  • E Williams 4 Apr 2014, 12:20 PM

    Received an sms at 12:04 on 04-04-2014 stating I'd won R395,000 from annnual rica yearly promotion !!!

  • Fikiswa2 28 Mar 2014, 02:42 PM

    Just received an sms RICE YEARLY PROMO ref no. SARC47UK I have won R 1 500 000 00 to claim I must call 0737327456.and ask for Vanessa/Ryan

  • Piet17 10 Mar 2014, 10:55 AM

    I just won R950 000 and a hp laptop from this rica promo. haha. Wont bother to publish any more details as i know nothing will be done.

  • Hester3 5 Mar 2014, 12:28 PM

    This was the first sms I've got from 0606485461 "Congrats,Your SIM CARD: has won R650,000. FROM RICA EQUITY PROMO BONUS: REF,NO:RSA6015P.Call your Agent, Mr.Ashley,On 0827442146 for Activation and Registration" I phone they ask if I whant the money in my bank or sent by check. I said rather by check. Mr.Ashley said to sms my name, adres and phone nr. And I did that. The next sms I received "Your information has been received and successfully registered into our financial department where your prize will be transfered. Unfortunately, your prize has been withheld due to administration fees. Contact the financial department for more details. 0110568257 OR 00448712848794. Regard Mr Smith." I did not phone. back. The next morning if got the following sms"Nomvula ngcobo. Acc. No. 62444477881. Fnb" then I got a call mr. Smith your check has been sent to the couries but you have to pay them R750 in the acc that has been send to you. This R750 is for insurance on your check before they can delever it. I told mr. Smith I what to come and se them because I don't have the money to pay insurance. He gave me the following adress: 129 3ovonia road, Santon. Manager is mr.Morgan and the check is with Global courier services I can talk to Mrs. Ngoba. This mr smith phoned me from 0827442146. I'm not sure if this is a scam.

  • Annie24 27 Feb 2014, 12:21 PM

    received today 27/02/2014 from 0829733142 congratulations your mobile number won R198 000 in 2014 Rica Yearly Promotions. Ref. 012NYP to Claim your Prize contact Mrs Nokuthula Mbau on 0739337048.

  • Anthony 27 Feb 2014, 10:24 AM

    I received an SMS on 27-02-2014 , my cell phone no. has won R350000-00 in 2014 RICA promotion. Ref No. (ZLK7DN) phone agent 0715604183

  • TUMISANG MPATA 22 Feb 2014, 04:56 PM

    I received an Sms on the 12/02/2014, saying "you have won R450,000.00 in RICA SA PROMO, please call claim centre on this NO. 0719495662, claim REF no.RIC455!

  • Keri 19 Feb 2014, 01:42 PM

    Have received in the last three days these. From 0824240584 Congratulations your mobile number won R198 000 in 2014 Rica Yearly Promotions. Ref. 012NYP to Claim your Prize contact Mrs Nokuthula Mbau on 0739337048. From 0767955531. Congratulations your mobile number won R198 000 in 2014 Rica Yearly Promotions. Ref. 012NYP to Claim your Prize contact Mrs Nokuthula Mbau on 0739337048. From 071 227 8393 Congrats, Your SIM CARD has won R450,000. FROM RICA EQUITY PROMO BONUS REF NO RSA6015P Call your Agent. Mr Ashley On 0827442146 for Activation and Registration. How do I make these stop

  • Caroline12 19 Feb 2014, 01:05 PM

    Got a message saying "Your ce number has won R450000.00 in RICA Awards Promo 2014, winning Ref No PSK 141SA,Contact 0789674004 or email ricasouthafrica@outlook.com". I even got a letter with no letterheads wanting just about everything in relation to my personal details. Is this a scam, pls respond.

  • Matilda2 18 Feb 2014, 10:21 AM

    I received the following: "Congratulations! your SIM has won R450000.00 in RICA MOBILE YEARLY PROMO. With Ref:No:NPK207. pls contact Rica Agent at 27614259680 for activation and claim.

  • Delia 13 Feb 2014, 05:00 PM

    received a FINAL NOTIFICATION - of my winnings on the RICA YEARL PROMO of R470 000 - must call claims consultant on 0604468373.

  • Rupert Hill 11 Feb 2014, 03:45 PM

    received an SMS stating that as part of the RICA Yearly Promotion I had won R195 000.00 Ticket number oIR6P call 0611735767 Obviously a scam. 11 February 2014

  • Mary Humphreys 9 Feb 2014, 02:48 AM

    I received:your cell number has won you the sum of R250.000,00 from Rica yearly promo. Ref no RCSA741. Contact claim centre on 0719166507.

  • Zanele 21 7 Feb 2014, 01:06 PM

    Hi ,just received an SMS saying I have won R175 000 on rica yearly promotion Ref : 0029GP Contact Thusi on 0736664082 Please check if this is true or scam

  • domimique 6 Feb 2014, 07:57 AM

    Today I won R19500000 from a yearly rica promo with wining ticker number Ro16p I must call mrs laura on 0603243037 for claim,I'm SO damn excite I'm going to be rich,its such a pitty no one is going to stop these people.......o well we do live in south africa I guess

  • Vivian4 6 Feb 2014, 07:13 AM

    Just received an sms saying my mobile number has won R175,000 in RICA PROMO. Ref no. RC20SA! Call Sonia or Patrick on 0781841188. Came from number 0829659945. Phoned the number and this Patrick guy was forcing me to give my details. I asked him for a RICA number I can call to confirm this promotion and he gave me this number 0218237495 which goes to some private residence. Total scam. Just wanted to catch them out and I did.

  • Prudence6 4 Feb 2014, 01:19 PM

    Just received an sms saying i won R450 000 from RICA MOBILE YEARLY PROMO. CALL Cindy 0839559011. came from number: 0829314379

  • Thandazo2 4 Feb 2014, 01:02 PM

    I just recieved the same sms and i must call Martha to claim my prise.

  • pat 12 1 Feb 2014, 09:59 AM

    I just recieved this msg congratulations ; your number has won R195,000 in RICA promo with ref no;12SA. Contact the agent Mr. Desmond joe on 0734368793 to claim your prize

  • Barry8 29 Jan 2014, 11:51 AM

    I too, have received an sms saying my cell no. has won R500 000from Rica yearly promo Ref No.SA55, For activation and claimcall on 0847012519. Surely a scam. Can the No. not be traced?

  • Brenda13 28 Jan 2014, 11:20 AM

    I have just received such an sms saying l have won R250 000...Ref:015XY and told to call0738319838

  • Angelique14 28 Jan 2014, 10:21 AM

    I have received this sms on my phone: congrats ur no. is among Lucky Winners U won R450,000from Rica Promo with ticket no RM29 call Cindy on 0738122647 to claim from 8am to 5pm. After calling, they said to buy R110 airtime and call back so that they can deposit or post a cheque

  • concerned 27 Jan 2014, 12:35 PM

    I have received this sms on my phone: congrats ur no. is among Lucky Winners U won R450,000from Rica Promo with ticket no Z33 call Mandy for ur cash prize on 0738744676. the message was smsed from the no:0791387644. THIS IS A SCAM

  • fulufhelo 22 Jan 2014, 10:46 AM

    Congradulations your number has won you R350 000 FROM RICA annual promotion,your number was selected,reference NO:ZA200016, CALL 0740715177 to claim your prize 'that the message i received'

  • Enock Mokhine 8 Jan 2014, 03:03 PM

    I also received sms that say"Congratulations!! Your sim number has been awarded R295,000 in Nokia global promotion. Your Ref. No:052PNG. Call 0739659483 for claim. Received 2013 And the other one saying"Congratulation!! You have won R750,000 from the rica yearly promotion. Your no was selected. Your ref no is SQM86K, call Kim on 0760696254 to claim your prize! It was received today @ 07:01/2014

  • Ensie 6 Jan 2014, 10:27 AM

    Does it help to write comments here? - I don't see ANY answers! I too have received a "Rica Promotion" sms from a certain person who asked me to phone "Mr Bell" at 072 701 9245. I did phone & he answered & asked my address. Without giving him the address, I asked him to wait until I was back from holiday... which is now. Will anyone be able to follow up & stop this?

  • Lefaso 18 Dec 2013, 07:17 AM

    I have recieved the same e-mail this morning, ref number 012NYP, contact person is Mrs Nokuthula Mbau, her number is 0739337048. how do these people get our numbers anyway???

  • Tina4 3 Dec 2013, 08:05 PM

    I got the same sms! I would like to know where does people get our numbers from???!

  • Moleboheng Debra khosi 2 Dec 2013, 11:23 AM

    Igot a sms Congradulation! Your sim won R250,000 from rica you ref is WNOSA4 urgent call this number 0614185125. i call them i got Jennifer she told me that send you name ref no and adress.

  • Maarten3 20 Nov 2013, 01:30 PM

    Just received SMS from 0792424245: Congratulations! Your cell phone number has won R250, 000 in RICA YEARLY 2013 PROMOtion. Ref number UKC44. Contact agent Thomson: 0849561740 for claims.

  • concerned11 18 Nov 2013, 08:15 AM

    received from: 082 930 1177 Congratulations! Your cell phone number has won you R195000 from rica yearly promo with ticket number R08K call mrs Linda on 0788391959 for claims

  • Zodwa Zuma 13 Nov 2013, 05:48 PM

    How do these people get hold of our cell numbers in the 1st place nd i see here people i busy reporting this crime,what has been done to trace these thugs,was rica a way to promote this scam???

  • Lizmari 13 Nov 2013, 09:19 AM

    Just received an sms from 072 0600 845 telling me I've won R450 000 in a RICA promotion and that I had to contact mr Eric Anderson on 084 414 3289 to claim. Obviously a scam since two of my friends also received the exact same sms.

  • lolo4 12 Nov 2013, 02:02 PM

    I got this message 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.not once but three times with diferent numbers.

  • Roelene 30 Oct 2013, 09:26 AM

    I just received an sms stating I have r195 000 on the yearly rica promotion, call Judith or Mark to activate on 0782706849. The number I have recieved it from is 0714134932. All frauds and scams!!!!!!

  • Ken7 29 Oct 2013, 01:45 PM

    That's nothing I won even more :) RICA:-) Congratulations!! your Mobile no was Randomly selected in Rica yearly promo 2013. you have won R850,000.call 0747955625 for claims With Ticket/NO:Uk42 Why don't the cell phone companies disable these numbers asap. Would save people a lot of hassle. I dunno why, but in the past month I've received more than 10 different scam sms's ... Things should be done for the people by the people, but the companies couldn't care at all.

  • Michael Maree 29 Oct 2013, 08:32 AM

    Rica Simm Scam still ongoing, "RicaSA Congratulations!!your rica SIM card won you R450,000 in Rica yearly promo 2013. Call 0603889612 for claims with REF/NORS04. Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.Sat8am-1Pm" Called the number, spoke to "Mandy" from RicaSA? She checked to confirm the Ref no, sure enough it's a winner!! Played along, she wanted to know whether the cheque should be delivered by or courier or paid into my account. - The sms came from the following number 076 972 7978. I was requested to immediately (repeated 3 times) send my details to the following number 076 747 4280 Candice or Mandy - Name Surname, ID number, Address, Reference number, Email, Occupation. Was asked to please not call the number, it apparently goes directly to a computer which processes the winning ref number. They are apparently from PE. Is it not possible for someone to trace these cell numbers and have them arrested?

  • gilbert3 24 Oct 2013, 01:28 AM

    Congratulation!! your mobile number won R275,000 in 2013 Rica Yearly Promotion, Ref/no:0101RYP, to claim your prize contact Mrs. Diana Sechaba on Tel:0785963393.this is what I received yesterday and I spoke to the woman but every time she answered her phone the tone of her voice was different.I asked her if they had offices and she said they are situated at No 43 bellville Voortrekker road which I think its bull shit She also asked me to Buy 180 air time voucher and send thev serial number so that it can be activated and will get a password which then I will have to give to the department of finance.any way almost almost fell for it.people please let's find a way to stop this our selves as no one in the authority is willing to help.

  • Margaret11 16 Oct 2013, 05:19 PM

    I received an sms that I won cash price worth R250 000 and i should buy R100 voucher airtime and call to give the serial number of that voucher. I do know it's a scam however my biggest worry is that I had just done a sim swop with cell C yesterday and thats where I believed my number has been leaked out to the scam.

  • Rinado 14 Oct 2013, 10:36 AM

    Received similar message. I returned the call from a 079 nr and Mr Ben Patrick answered. He wanted to know my name and from which town I was from, my postal address and my bank account nr. When I refused to give my banking details he asked why not, said that I then no longer qualified for the price and put the phone down in my ear. Ha! Idiot!

  • Shaun2 9 Oct 2013, 07:14 AM

    Won R 175 000.00 with Rica promotion, had to contact Lerato Mbau Ref : 012NYP Cell: 083 519 1554 Scam beware you will be caught!!!

  • tinus4 8 Oct 2013, 09:23 AM

    I also received such a sms the nr is 0810656493. Mark nelson he wants R180 airtime to activate the ticket this is bull people.

  • Esther5 2 Oct 2013, 08:11 PM

    I also received the same sms this morning and its actually funny how I nearly fell for it

  • Philani 2 Oct 2013, 11:36 AM

    I received an SMS this morning saying my number has won 250000.00the SMS came from 079 number and it said I must call Mr John and His number is 084 if its legit y didn't they use landline or same network?We've been scamd thanx to Rica they said they were doing it for safety reasons but some people are having access in our information in the name of Rica how did that happen?how many of these people have been arrested for these crimes cos this has been going on for some time now I never heard,read or saw on TV being apprehended by cops for doing these crimes.

  • Werijke 2 Oct 2013, 09:47 AM

    Had 2 smses stating that I have won R 250,000 in the Rica yearly promotion, one from cell number: 076 054 6333 and another 076 916 5736 and to claim I must phone 072 782 3840/021 828 2337, this is clearly bull. Can someone please stop these scams!

  • denise12 2 Oct 2013, 09:35 AM

    I just receive and sms say iv won R250,000 and a laptop in Rica Yearly Promotion ref number UK333 I must phone MR FRANK on 0745194408 sent from number 0798250380 I neva won

  • Tarryn3 2 Oct 2013, 06:28 AM

    I also received an SMS today stating the following: "RICA:-) Congratulations!! your Mobile no was Randomly selected in Rica yearly promo 2013. you have won R950,000.call 0742465458 for claims With Ticket/NO:R9CK" I did not call them back, must be a scam!! Please look into this. Many thanks

  • Thembi5 1 Oct 2013, 12:55 PM

    i have also received an SMS that i have won R250 000.00. I phoned the number on the SMS and they SMSed me to pay an amount of R1 950 for delivery and SARS. I told them i wont pay how can i win and pay for it its a scam. and they dropped the phone on me

  • KAMAL2 25 Sep 2013, 10:04 AM

    Congratulations!! Your mobile number has won R250,000 in the RICA 2013 Yearly Promotion, REF NO 0021 For claims contact 0713264268, RECEIVED ON 25 SEPTEMBER 2013 FROM 0729190795

  • Mr T.Jacobs 23 Sep 2013, 12:09 PM

    Received one 18 September @ 20h10 from this number 0792811294,must phone Mr Mark @ 0747833844 to win R500.000 from RICA ????

  • Nadine Smith 21 Sep 2013, 11:36 AM


  • Japie Ludick 19 Sep 2013, 02:13 PM

    Who and which organisation is doing anything about this SCAM?? Can we ask government or consumer council or the Valke to investigate FICA?

  • Dot McKenzie 19 Sep 2013, 01:45 PM

    Kempton Park. Received 19 Sept - R175 000 - contact Mrs Lerato Mbau - 0835191554. Sender 0763266314.

  • Alina 18 Sep 2013, 11:06 AM

    I also received an sms that I have won R550 000 in Rica awards draw and must contact T Malgas on 072 750 9397 and the sms was from 082 545 1835. Why cat these people be arrested because these numbers are rica'd.

  • Lebo19 18 Sep 2013, 10:23 AM

    I also received an sms like this,Congrats, Your SIM CARD: has won R450,000 FROM RICA YEARLY PROMO RefNo,RSA168P.Call your Agent, Mr Parker,on 0738445964 for Activation and Registration.Police must just arrest these criminals.

  • Deon5 18 Sep 2013, 07:00 AM

    I recieved a sms yesterday that red as follow: "Congrats, Your SIM CARD has won R450 000.00 FROM RICA YEARLY PROMO, Ref no, RSAI68P. Call your agent, Mr Parker on 073 844 5964 for Activation and Registration." I've got suspicious when I saw that the sms originated from a cellphone number. If you are so lucky to win such an amount, the people will NOT sms you, but rather phone you and speak to you over the telephone. Their numbers will also be shown, but not as a cellphone number. I urged everyone to be on the look out fraudsters are at it again.

  • RICKY7 17 Sep 2013, 01:01 PM

    i have just received a message at 12.25pm today stating that i have won R175000.00 in the 2013 yearly rica promotions ref/no.:012nyp to claim you price contact Lerato Mbau on 0835191554.I have just gone throught the crime list and found that Lerato had sms other people as well on the same amount specified on different cell numbers.My point is that each number has to be ricared so that it can prevent crime from taking place how come these people on the crime list have not been traced or caught as yet.

  • HANSIE TRUTER 17 Sep 2013, 11:04 AM

    "logo" Your cellphone number was automatically generated for our RICA yearly draw You have won R20,000, follow the link below to process your payment. . Process Payment Congratulation. ??????????????

  • Kelly4 15 Sep 2013, 09:24 PM

    I recieved an sms today giving me a refrence number and and a number to call on and when i called a guy answered just saying ello.. He didnt want to tell my who it was until i told him a ref number then he said he will courier me a cheque or send it to my bank i ddnt gove him any more details whats this all about?

  • Leandra2 29 Aug 2013, 04:41 PM

    Just recieved an sms saying i won R350 000. call Busi?? I called from my landline and she insisted that I send R110.00 airtime to activate?? What a Scam. contact number 021 8391867 and 0826481249.... Guys this is ridiculous and scary knowing people have your details.

  • Monique5 29 Aug 2013, 10:09 AM

    I got that same sms stating that I have won R250000.00 from an 0738398185 nr just now at 10:10 today

  • Elrie 29 Aug 2013, 10:03 AM

    I've recieved 2 sms's with the same messages 1st I must call or mail 0734687583 mail claim_ricapro@live.co.uk for claim and the other this morning Call Mr. Success on 0837249921. Can't Rica get hold of theses peolpe and let them stop.

  • Jan34 28 Aug 2013, 03:04 PM

    The objective of RICA was to curtail crime and now it is being used to commit crime. I agree with Marko, if RICA was done properly, then the numbers from which these messages are sent and the contact numbers should be traceable to a person and an address. It should also be possible for the cellphone providers to block those phones. This makes me wonder about RICA. What was it all about? Who is sitting with all our information? (Cellphone number, banking detail, home address) How secure is the information?

  • Marko 28 Aug 2013, 01:04 PM

    Why can't the cops just trace these cell numbers and arrest these people???

  • Marko 28 Aug 2013, 01:02 PM

    I also receive d a similar sms today: Congratulations!! Your mobile number has won R250 000.00 in the Rica 2013 Yearly Promotion, Ref No 0021 for claims contact 0727756009. This was sent from 0799394317

  • kyle11 28 Aug 2013, 10:54 AM

    CONGRATULATION!! YOU HAVE WON R450,000 AND HP LAPTOP IN RICA YEARLY PROMOTION. REF NO:(NK72) FOR CLAIM CALL 0734713733. AND MAKE SURE YOUR REF NO IS ACTVATED. that's the sms I received this morning when phoning the nuber tge guy sound like he just woke up and then asked me what province am I from I then knew this was a fraud

  • Jennifer5 28 Aug 2013, 10:35 AM

    CONGRATULATION'S YOU HAVE WON R250,000 IN RICA YEARLY PROMOTION. YOUR REF NO_010SA. PLEASE CONTACT OUR AGENT 0723662383 TO ACTIVATE YOUR RICA REF NO. - just received that in a strange network sms, seems to be engaged though.

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  • siya 28 Aug 2013, 09:18 AM

    Earlier this morning I recived an sms from 0711762112 saying you have won R175 000 in a Rica Yearly competition Ref no 116NYP, to claim your prize contact Mrs Nomsa Khumalo 0783267927. please poeple be on the look out for such things. clearly a scam

  • Asanda2 27 Aug 2013, 03:34 PM

    I also received an sms yesterday saying I won R175 000, and I must a R180 MTN airtime send it to them to activate my Ref No. 119 NKP. So people please if you are not shore about these kinds of things call your network provider to ask if its not scam

  • sydney2 27 Aug 2013, 11:07 AM

    recieved as sms which says congratulations , you have won R175.000 and laptop in the Rica Yeraly PromotionRef No KPKSA call Lerato on 0788415430 , sms was sent from0829743886 , am very upset .

  • Moshupa 27 Aug 2013, 08:24 AM

    Recieved an sms which says: Congratulations,you have won R500 000 from RICA Nonanza. Contact Mrs Helen on 0822664555 for your claim as from 9am to 5pm

  • Natalia 26 Aug 2013, 12:58 PM

    IHi i also received this smms informing i had won450,000.00 in Rica Mobile Yearly Promo. with a ref No:NPK207 contact person Mr James on 0735187272. and sms was send from 0715219076 this number is not available. Very concerned.

  • Sonya Dearlove 23 Aug 2013, 04:02 PM

    Hi I have also received such an SMS from cell no 0763233114 and told to call Daniel Longman on 0748256480 - Pleade check

  • Barry5 23 Aug 2013, 01:21 PM

    RICA:Congratulations!YOUR MOBILE NUMBER won R195,000 on RICA YEARLY PROMOTION.Ticket NO.01R6p.Call NOMSA 0825924809 Call 8am to 5pm!! Received 13:25 23 Aug

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