How is it possible that I get weekly messages on my cellphone stating that I have won a lucky draw.  How do they get my number and why do they not get caught through RICA.

Report ID: 1502
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: KwaZulu/Natal
City/Town: Pinetown
Suburb: N/A
Address: Cellphone
Crime Date/Time: 13 Oct 2011, 00:10 AM
Reported By: Username1502
Reported Date: 14 Oct 2011, 09:10 AM
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  • asiimwe hamza 20 Jun 2013, 12:08 PM

    I received a sms this morning at10.47am saying that CONGRATULATIONS!!! YOUR CELL NUMBER HAS WON R1000,000.00 FROM THE FIFA WORLDWIDE FREE LOTTERY WITH REF NUMBER (FF101SA) CONTACT 074 029 6113 FOR CLAIM. En they ask me to call them in 5minuts I did it I called them they and they asked me to send ma I'd and the address or province where am staying, I sent them but I don't know whether its true or falls! If its falls I really need help coz I don't know what they are going to do with ma I'd number.

  • kheang 28 Dec 2012, 04:17 AM

    on 24 Dec 2011 I got one message by my cell phone that ( Your number is one of 45 people to receive USD 480,000 from FIFA Xmas finacial Aid program send your Name &ID to ID: for details.) I really don't know it is true or not ?

  • nondumiso 21 Sep 2012, 08:45 AM

    i recieved a message this morning saying i won 1 million rand on a fifa worldwide lottery draw and i should phone0710074004,i know its a scam so I spoke to sharon AND SHE SAID I HAVE TWO OPTIONS ETHER THEY WILL DEPOSITE THE MONEY IN MY ACCOUNT OR I SHOULD COME AND COLLECT IT AT THEIR OFFICES and i must bring R500 vodacom airtime

  • tshireletso 15 Aug 2012, 02:41 AM

    this is the shit

  • tc pesulo 14 Aug 2012, 05:38 PM

    I got sms saying ur no. has won R450000, to claim call 0717809347, refF/SA/1313. icalled spoke to mr smith who asked to buy R275 airtime , send to hom in capetown so that the vodacom pin mst activate my winning.

  • Frans Bosch 2 Aug 2012, 08:47 AM

    Received an sms this morning at 8:22 stating my phone number has won R1000,000-oo. When i phoned the person on the other side forgot to say he was the "Claims department" while you could hear the noise of an early morning household in the background!! I was asked to state from which province i was phoning and to give my unique ref number. I was then told to phone back in 2 minutes while they verify my number?? I feel stupid for even phoning since i almost immediately knew this was a scam but my curiosity got the better of me.

  • Marlize J 14 Jun 2012, 09:26 AM

    I received an sms 07:05 this morning from cell no 0798050512 saying that I won R450 000.00 in fifa worldwide Free Lottery ref no: fSa/1313 and to call 0717809247 for claim

  • mish3 14 May 2012, 04:31 PM

    I received a message from +27822663629 telling me about the same inciddent I also had to call 0833347850 for claim purposes,althgh I know its a scam my phone has latest gps tracking of contacts so I dialled and kept the converstion going,until my partner said out loud a little longer then it will be traced and the caller heard &dropped the phone.

  • Corne11 4 Apr 2012, 11:28 AM

    received a similar message a week ago. phoned the number and there were actually someone on the other side. did not understand much english when spoken fast, tells me she is not from SA

  • yolanda4 6 Feb 2012, 07:13 AM

    I received a message at 04:12 this morning (6th January 2012) from 0787518576 saying " CONGRATULATIONS YOUR CELL PHONE NUMBER HAS WON R950,000.00 IN FIFA WORLD WIDE FREE LOTTERY." These scam artists are so annoying, can't someone stop them

  • Nabil 21 Oct 2011, 07:56 AM

    This message is to prove that there was NO NEED TO RICA YOUR NUMBER. The aim of RICA was to stop the CRIMINALS that were using cell phones to do their dirty jobs which still happening. There are many people out there that still abusing the mobile network and RICA can't do nothing about it. I believe this is inside job by the employees of RICA? After all, what can you expect from a country with a bunch of criminals as the government? I've received the SMS this morning from the number 0723158203 which says that I won R950.000 in Fifa worldwide free lottery and that I should phone Barry Smith on 0732309256 to claim the prize.

  • neels du plooy 17 Oct 2011, 07:54 AM

    rica can catch this scum but will they

  • neels du plooy 17 Oct 2011, 07:49 AM

    i received a sms at 04hr this morning my cell no has won R1000000 in fifa promo ref nofa/m228 and to call mr michael coker on cell 0767236580

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