RICA Cellphone Fraud


 Good day. I received a SMS saying  CONGRATS YOUR RICA SIM  Good day. I received a SMS saying : "CONGRATS YOUR RICA SIM NUMBER HAVE WON R750,000+BLACKBERRY PHONE IN THE BLACKBERRY 2013 AFRICA EMPOWERMENT. REF. BB4RSA, CALL MR PERRY ON 0747286947". This came from 0794525983 on the 12/9/13.  I only phoned on the 18th of sept 2013.  When I phoned Mr Perry answered and asked me only for my names and surname and email address, which I gave to him. He read my cellphone number to me without me confirming it with him first and all the time he said there is so much fraud and he has to be sure about the details and he must confirm my details with the r eserve bank.  The next day I received a SMS from 084000120188002 "RESERVED BANK WITH A FACE AND A QUESTION ON THE FACE/:MARIZANNA ELIZABETH CORNELISSEN//YOUR CHEQUE HAS BEEN APPROVED//CALL MR PERRY NOW ON 0747286947 OR 0110537648 FOR COLLECTION.  When I phoned the landline 3 times, the line was just dead and then I phoned the cell number and Mr Perry picked up. I asked him how must I collect my money.   He said I must collect it personally and bring my phone number and ID document with.  I told him I will not be able to pick it up as I sit In Cape Town.  He told me he can arrange for a courier to my address and I must just make sure I am at the address otherwise I can't get my cheque.  He kept referring to his assistant which I never spoke to and he kept on telling me he is very busy.  Then he advise that for R1359.99 he can get the parcel to me and the money is just for security to make sure the cheque and phone get to me safe.  He also said that I don't have to pay anything if I uucollect it myself.  I asked him to also send me the address where I am suppose to pick up the cheque and he send me this address Address No  2 Exchange Squared 85 Maude Street Sandown, Sandton, 2196, JHB.  He told me if he arranged a courier he will have to send the police with the courier and they have a recording of my voice and have to check it to make sure it is me. He also said if they deliver, it will be 6.30 in the morning.  I hope this can help you to catch or trace them in any way. I did not phone him back and wanted to stop these HAVE WON R750,000+BLACKBERRY PHONE IN THE BLACKBERRY 2013 AFRICA EMPOWERMENT. REF. BB4RSA, CALL MR PERRY ON 0747286947. This came from 0794525983 on the 12/9/13.  I only phoned on the 18th of sept 2013.  When I phoned Mr Perry answered and asked me only for my names, surname and email address, which I gave to him. He read my cellphone number to me without me confirming it with him first and all the time he said there is so much fraud and he has to be sure about the details and he must confirm my details with the r eserve bank.  The next day I received a SMS from 084000120188002   RESERVED BANK WITH A FACE AND A QUESTION ON THE FACE.    MARIZANNA ELIZABETH CORNELISSEN.    YOUR CHEQUE HAS BEEN APPROVED.    CALL MR PERRY NOW ON 0747286947 OR 0110537648 FOR COLLECTION.  When I phoned the landline 3 times, the line was just dead and then I phoned the cell number and Mr Perry picked up. I asked him how must I collect my money.   He said I must collect it personally and bring my phone number and ID document with.  I told him I will not be able to pick it up as I sit In Cape Town.  First he was very rude but then he told me he can arrange for a courier to my address and I must just make sure I am at the address otherwise I can't get my cheque.  He kept referring to his assistant which I never spoke to and he kept on telling me he is very busy.  I asked him why his number does not work and he assured me it is working and after i hung up, he phoned me back from the landline which showed on my cell phone.  Very Fishy. Then he advise that for R1359.99 he can get the parcel to me and the money is just for security to make sure the cheque and phone get to me safe.  He also said that I don't have to pay anything if I collect it myself in JHB.  I asked him to also send me the address where I am suppose to pick up the cheque and he send me this address Address No  2 Exchange Squared 85 Maude Street Sandown, Sandton, 2196, JHB.  He told me if he arranged a courier he will have to send the police with the courier and they have a recording of my voice and have to check it to make sure it is me. He also said if they deliver, it will be 6.30 in the morning. He keep on saying that he don't want to loose his job and that he has a wife that needs and depend on him and he must be careful.  I hope this can help you to catch or trace them in any way. I did not phone him back and wanted to stop them for good.  I don't want them to continue with any of this and fool other people.

Report ID: 4667
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: Melkbosstrand
Suburb: Melkbosstrand
Address: Melkbosstrand
Crime Date/Time: 12 Sep 2013, 00:09 AM
Reported By: Username4667
Reported Date: 19 Sep 2013, 20:09 PM
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  • vd Stok 26 Feb 2014, 05:56 PM

    As of 2014 Februari 26: still going on

  • Username4944 9 Oct 2013, 10:41 AM

    The above message from the "Lottery verification centre" and the "Cyber Investigation Bureau" is a scammer so do not reply to them or give them any information.

  • J92 25 Sep 2013, 10:12 AM

    I too have received the same sms. Who is this "Lottery Verification Center" who cannot even write proper English and why are they so insistant on you emailing your details to them. Everything here seems dodgy, possibly the portal for all this fraud. Pathetic...

  • Sandy5 21 Sep 2013, 08:39 AM

    I also received an sms saying " Congratulations! Your mobile number has won R650,000 in the 2013 RICA Mobile promo,Ref NO.YK6111 For Claims & Activate Your Ref number call Nomsa 0784602525" I won't phone them because I know about this fraud. But I really would like to know, Why can't the police trace these nr. I mean I have gone through these comments and their is not one comment from the police saying that this site is actualy helping them! Or that they already arrested some of these ppl???????????????? I feel like this is a waist of time. Please let the Police give us something to let us know that this efford is actualy worth it.

  • warwick ingpen 20 Sep 2013, 10:25 AM

    I got a message saying I have won R350 000 in a RICA 2013 All Networks Promotion, Reference number: RIC 121 SA. I was asked via sms to call Mr William on 078 038 7958. Is anything being done about this??

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