I received an sms from Rica number 0723314281 to tell that my ticket number BP22 has won me R250000 and of course like an idiot I got very excited and contacted them. I called the number 0785333045 and got told that I had to buy airtime of R50 and let them know what that number was so that they could make sure that my number was the correct one. I got an sms from SARS number 0826761849 to tell me that I they had stopped the payment because I had to get a tax clearance certificate and once I had paid an amount the money will be released with immediate effect. I was to call 0824350275. In the meantime I had been conversing with Naledi from Rica on 0744982385, who was my agent and doing everything that I was requested to. I got an sms from BIDVEST BANK number 0818242389 to say that the stop order had been cancelled by SARS and they were ready to release my prize money. I had to pay a lawyer to get the papers for now the SARB requirements because now they have gotten involved. The attorneys name and number was Mr James on 0749462944. Now SARB contacted me, number 0713592874 Elizabeth who was working on my file, to tell me that they had now put a hold on the payment because there were certain charges, etc., that had to be paid before it would be release. Last night my winnings was supposed to have been paid out but still to no avail. I constantly asked the question from the lady at Rica whether this was legitimate, and she said that it was a genuine promotion but now I am extremely sceptical. She told me where there offices were in Cape Town and I was welcome to go and see if it was legitimate . I did do a lot of checking and I really thought that this was not a scam but now I think I have been caught by a scam, please could you help me investigate this because obviously I have loaned a lot of money to get this money released and I am an elderly woman who is very ill and I actually work for a bank as you will see by my e-mail address so this could jeopardise my job in a very big way. I could be fired or I will have to resign.
|Crime Date/Time:||17 Feb 2014, 00:02 AM|
|Reported Date:||21 Mar 2014, 14:03 PM|