How stupid do these people think we are?  Spelling?  Punctuation?  Is there actually someone who is doing something about this because I am sure that for every one of us who is not responding there is probably 3/4 people who are actually responding and being cheated.

Report ID: 4902
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Suburb: N/A
Address: 40
Crime Date/Time: 22 Oct 2013, 00:10 AM
Reported By: Username4902
Reported Date: 22 Oct 2013, 15:10 PM
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  • Amy 24 Oct 2013, 08:55 AM

    I received one just a little while ago: RICA PROMO! Congratulation, You have won R250,000.00 in the RICA ALL NETWORKS AWARDS 2013. WITH (REF NO RIC16SA), CALL Mr Williams ON 0825419293, FOR CLAIM. (punctuation is totally off) The police can catch these guys! Cell phones can be tracked, it's just not that "important". Yes, most people realise that it's a scam, but a lot of people are naive, especially older people who aren't that up to speed with technology. I agree with the fact that there's no such thing as private and confidential anymore! I never give out my phone number or use it to register for stuff so where are these people getting my (our) number(s)? I've come to a point where I don't even answer my phone anymore, because I am constantly being harassed by someone trying to sell me something.

  • Magaretha 23 Oct 2013, 11:06 AM

    Received the same kind of sms : contact Caroline Mabaso 0846701435 .... won R500,000 .... I am so sick and tired of people selling our cellphone numbers .... there is no such thing a private and confidential anymore .....

  • Username4902 23 Oct 2013, 08:38 AM

    When you roam around on the internet with this scam then you notice just how many people are actually affected by this and it's sad to think that with 2 cellphone numbers, nothing is still done.

  • sarina 22 Oct 2013, 09:53 PM

    I'm sure the authority's can catch the people ressponcible for these fraudulent act. I myself received the sms and feel truely invaded. They convinced us to register our cellpfhone numbers by telling us that the information obtained would be used to protect us from all kinds of crimes. But when we report these crimes they tell us they still cannot track these people down.

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