Rica Promo Scam


Received congratualatory SMS from 072 2523139 for having won R25k in Yrly Rica Promo. Knowing that it was a scam I phoned 073 798 2176 as instruced to claim prize on 02 Sept 2013 and quoted a different ref number to that stated to a gent named Paul. He confirmed that the number was correct (??) and advised that I would have to provide him with a number of my personal details to confirm my ID and facilitate thhat e payment of the prize. As suspected he said that these would include things like address, banking details, etc. He cut me off when I told him that I was prepared to co-operate but warned that our conversion was being recorded. I could only get the the "leave a message" repsonse from the same number in the two hours following my initial call.  According to a source of mine in the SAPS, it is possible to track the GPS address of any cell phone at any time. Who is responsible for triggering such an action? Surely, it thus a pretty easy operation to apprehend these scamsters in a sting op?  I will gladly assist anyone who has the necessary means and legal authority to someting about this long-running scourge! 

Report ID: 4496
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Roodepoort
Suburb: Wilropark
Address: Cellphone SMS
Crime Date/Time: 26 Aug 2013, 00:08 AM
Reported By: Username4496
Reported Date: 2 Sep 2013, 16:09 PM
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  • Mpumi2 3 Sep 2013, 04:36 PM

    i received an sms today 03/09/2013 from rica that my number has won.I immediately call the number 0721463940 the person answering asked me of my age and which province am from and afta he droped the call. i then called him back twice before he kept droping the call and the 3rd time he asnwered asked me if i want the cash by bank or adress and the fumny part is when i asked his name he told me Samantha and u can clearly hear its a mens voice and he droped the phone on me

  • Username4415 3 Sep 2013, 10:48 AM

    Yes we all are sick and tired of these criminals. In one week I received 3 of these sms's, one from Rica-draw, onother from coke-cola draw and another from T-MOBILE PROM. These people think they have to do with a bunch of hard-up people that's money hungry. They are the people that's money hungry that's why they want to rob people of their assets.

  • Username4415 3 Sep 2013, 10:45 AM

    Yes we all are sick and tired of these criminals. In one week I received 3 of these sms's, one from Rica-draw, onother from coke-cola draw and another from T-MOBILE PROM. These people thick they have to do with a bunch of harup people that's money hungry. They are the people that's money hungry thats why they want to rob people of their assets.

  • chantel mostert 3 Sep 2013, 09:56 AM

    I received alot of those smses please stop them

  • chantel mostert 3 Sep 2013, 09:54 AM

    I received msg on 02.09.2013 congratulations your number was drawn on rica. u have won R950 000.00. ref rica 265. call S/A on 0795239690 to claim. the msg was sent from 27721282157

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