SMS Rica Prize Fraud


My Parents received a SMS to inform them that they had won an amount of R550 000-00.  See message below:- "Dear Subscriber! Your cell no. has won you R550 000-00 in Rica Awards Draw. Pin No. (010KP) to claim contact Mr Malgas on 072 750 9397. Thanks Rica (Pty) Ltd."   I then researched it on the internet and Rica Pty Ltd is not a company. Found an internet site that the criminals must have created www.rica.wozaonline.co.za when you phone the land line no. it does not exist if you phone the cell no. 074 448 4496 you get through. So I enquire which no. i had reached and said that I needed to speak to the "Treasury Department" to which he replied it was the Treasury Department. He then asked who I wanted to speak to and I told him I just wanted to check my e-mail while he waited on the line. I then asked him if it was "Rica High Commission office Cape Town - Dr Anderson Sowiso" and he said yes as well. According to the e-mail that was received to confirm my parents details in order to payout the money."   Just before the phone call my parents had received another sms to say that they needed to pay R2 999-00 in order for the amount that they had won to be paid out by the end of day. I then told him that this is a SCAM and I was then sworn at and the phone put down in my ear. So people be carefull.  Why would you need to pay money to receive your own prize money????  These are the details of the scam artist:- rica.fund.processing.dept@gmail.com 021 823 7547 - This no does not exist. 072 750 9397 - Mr Malgas 061 136 1421 - Dr Anderson Sowiso Website:- www.rica.wozaonline.co.za SCAM EMAIL THAT WAS RECEIVED Attention!   I on behalf of  Rica high commission office do write to acknowledge the receipt of your mail sent to this office as partake to the promotion inquiry,In this regards this administrative office are pleased to informed you that all verification has been made regarding your inquiry and it has come to our notice that your Sim No: happens to be one of the lucky selected details in our last Rica bonanza award due to Sim registration and wish to say that the Ref No is valid in our digital computer, I want you to understand that the cheque is officially undergoing some inspection from this high commission office for security reason's after reading your inquire and confirm that the Ref No: is valid.  This measures are to ensure that we do not release wining prize to a wrong person or company as it is our duty to make adequate inquiry & verification before releasing any prize because we are liable to pay for any loss or wrong release of any prize.    In this regards you are hereby strictly advice to  stop all telephone conversation or  contacts to any claim agent or claim center for your personal safety and for security reason's  and call these office high commission for the release of  your wining prize since your case is been under inspection. Contact +27611361421 for immediate release.   Finally, you are required to provide this office you full details below via same email to enable this office proceed with the release to you.   (1) your full name:   (2) ID number:   (3)postal / delivery address:   (4) name of province:   (5) Occupation:   (6) Reference No:   (7) Contact No / Mobile No:   (8) prize Amount:      Regards Management Rica High commission office Cape town  Dr Anderson Sowiso   Head department  

Report ID: 5806
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Germiston
Suburb: Delville
Address: cell phone
Crime Date/Time: 27 Feb 2014, 00:02 AM
Reported By: Username5806
Reported Date: 27 Feb 2014, 14:02 PM
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  • J Meiring 27 Oct 2014, 07:08 PM

    Hi all I received a similar sms at 01hrs48 this morning(27 October). This time the given number to call is (083)8925996. Fortunately I'm too old and wise to fall for things like this.

  • J5 26 Aug 2014, 12:21 PM

    Who can help to find out if Rica does exist? Is there offices in South Africa, if so where? Is there someone in charge, a CEO? We as SA Citizens need to get justice to be served no one else is doing it. Think of who fell for these scammers and lets help them, Im one of them.

  • Danie10 16 Jul 2014, 09:07 AM

    Comment by: Danie CommentHello after going through this scam details in south Africa the report crime unit has found the details of a woman SUSAN MULLER as one of the fraud stars. please be careful of this details below as this woman is involve in scamming innocent people Name:SUSAN MULLER I.D No: 6904020008089 Phone No:0828613470 Email: susanmuller001@gmail.com Address Marisk ave.proteapark rustenburg Becareful of the above details that has been caught in internet scam Date: 16 July 2014 - See more at: http://www.reportacrime.co.za/CrimeReport.aspx?ID=5806

  • Danie10 16 Jul 2014, 09:05 AM

    Hello after going through this scam details in south Africa the report crime unit has found the details of a woman SUSAN MULLER as one of the fraud stars. please be careful of this details below as this woman is involve in scamming innocent people Name:SUSAN MULLER 6904020008089 Phone No:0828613470 Email: susanmuller001@gmail.com Address Marisk ave.proteapark rustenburg Becareful of the above details that has been caught in internet scam

  • Stephanie11 6 Jun 2014, 01:11 PM

    Received the same sms with no name but contact number 073 549 2156, the number that sent the message was 078 283 4169

  • Linda44 23 Apr 2014, 02:24 PM

    Received the same SMS with Mr Kelvin and contact number 0788650982

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