Rica Yearly Award Draw

I received an SMS informing me that my number had won R950 000 in the Yearly Rica Award Draw. The message gave me a number and a reference number and instructed me to ask for Sarah Atkinson. I called the number and they asked me to call back in two minutes, I did as they asked. I called back, the creepy witch-like (no jokes) voice on the other end informed me that for the transaction to take place I was required to SMS my bank account details and my full name. I started asking quiestions that 'Sarah' clearly did not have answers to, the phone was put down in my ear. I called back three times after that and was directed to voice mail every time.

Report ID: 4276
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Free State
City/Town: Heilbron
Suburb: N/A
Address: N/A
Crime Date/Time: 9 Aug 2013, 00:08 AM
Reported By: Username4276
Reported Date: 9 Aug 2013, 10:08 AM
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  • Wonder 8 Nov 2013, 09:57 PM

    I wonder if this is really a scam I know someone who actually did receive the amount of 950.000 even though she did not pay the up front amount required. One will never know if it really is a scam or not.

  • Estelle2 7 Nov 2013, 12:18 PM

    Received a sms just now stating that I have won a cash prize in a Rica Mibile Annual draw with this number that I must phone to claim my prize 060 413 6861 7 October 2013

  • Christoffel 7 Nov 2013, 12:05 PM

    got mine today PTA Daniel Longman 074 825 6480 RIC24 received this prior to today also, just didn't bother to look it up

  • MrB 31 Oct 2013, 12:08 PM

    Congratulations!! Your Mobile Won R175,000 in 2013 Yearly Rica Promotions, Ref/no: 116NYP to claim Your Prize Contact Mrs Nomsa Khumalo on 0783267927. Received from: 071 4379624.. My second SMS in 1 month from the same person. I think last time was for a different amount.. Last time I reported this, the guy before me had the same sms received as I did. Clearly a scam. Does this ever get followed up.

  • Lina 23 Oct 2013, 03:51 PM

    I received this sms today from number 0798091405 and was asked to call 083 4205807 with the ref 265. THe lady with the witch like voice also asked me to call back in 2 mins. I called her and told her I reported her to the fraud division and she put the phone down in my ear.

  • Pierre16 24 Sep 2013, 01:53 PM

    Report it to the service provider, let them place a lock on it and proceed with fraund and misrepresentation, thats why RICA was established along with FICA to have a fixed address and a traceable ID number. Get the details right use the IT and texh available, then place a pic on the same it wall for all to see who is performing fraud. then any account they want to open up, any contract they wish to enter they will be marked. Just ensure the details are correct and no one need complain.

  • Graham Cowley 4 Sep 2013, 04:33 PM

    Hi I received an sms from 0728053249 to call 0732349776. I have ignored it.

  • linda40 4 Sep 2013, 05:41 AM

    Same here: RICA AWARD! You have successfully registered for RICA & Your SIM has won R450,000 from RICA with ref No:(SA/UK03) Please call 0817710741 for Activation & Claim. The number it came from is: +27820562394 Both numbers go to voicemail

  • S Johnson 3 Sep 2013, 02:47 PM

    I also got an sms saying congratulations, you won but no amount. Once i calles Kuli said i have to buy R120 airtime first then call her back as i won R120000, good thing i checked the net - scam!

  • M Eagar 2 Sep 2013, 06:30 PM

    I had a wonderful day today. I not only won R950 000 in a rica draw, my mobile also won 2.5m BP! What am I going to do with all the money?

  • M Kooverjee 2 Sep 2013, 01:44 PM

    Just recieved one now, details were to call Daniel Longman on 074 825 6480

  • Yuveshen Subramoney 2 Sep 2013, 11:34 AM

    received the same message the number is now 0614072286

  • Ilse-Marie 1 Sep 2013, 06:54 PM

    Hi received this message too today. The number is now 0739944793.

  • Angelo Lucchetta 1 Sep 2013, 05:25 PM

    Hi all I too received the same SMS telling me I won R755 000.00 And had to call Adam Scott 084 351 3949. Never phoned as I new it was impossible and was a joke. Thanks

  • Tienke 31 Aug 2013, 11:57 AM

    same here Cape Town

  • Deanne 25 Aug 2013, 02:11 PM

    I received the same message today in Cape Town!

  • M Leon 15 Aug 2013, 09:02 AM

    Same here today, in Cape Town!

  • AMANDA OBERHOLZER 13 Aug 2013, 10:40 AM

    I received the sam message from Sandra Atkins, stating that I won the Yearly Rica award draw. The number I had to call back is: 0782565300 Ref: 265. Can anybody stop this fraud??

  • cliff govender 10 Aug 2013, 07:00 AM

    Hi, I live in kzn, south coast. I received the same message last night . Only a cell num was given. Thanks for the heads up.

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