Rica Yearly Promotion

Recd a sms stating "Congratulation! your mobile no has won 195 000 and laptop in Rica yearly promotion Ref no Az89R.For claim call Portia 0833153854 "Message sent from +27722213198 @ 5:33am on 17th July 2012.
I called both  the numbers from my landline @ 9am the next morning.The senders number was unavailable. Called 083 3153854 lady identified herself as Portia from the Rica Centre, I made enquiries about a promotion that they are running and enquired about details . She confirmed that this started in July until end August 2012. and that a reference number was required for the claim to be processed. Gave her the reference AZ89R and while she said she was looking up the validity on her system, I asked where their office were situated. Gave an address in Cape Town & cut my call !  Wow , what next ??!!??

Report ID: 2276
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Kempton Park
Suburb: N/A
Address: Kemton Park
Crime Date/Time: 17 Jul 2012, 00:07 AM
Reported By: Username2276
Reported Date: 17 Jul 2012, 09:07 AM
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  • Aubrey2 19 Apr 2013, 07:43 AM

    Itz still hapning even this week. I receive that sms tall me i win .R250.000.00 i hve the big problem i gve them my acc. So the prblem is this he sad i hv to buy airtime for R110 they could proces my thing so i jst wanna that it cn be possible that they cn take my money without my pin .they are number are0768207858 and 0727243939

  • Lerato27 28 Nov 2012, 10:41 AM

    i received an sms this morning @ 08:46 " COngratulations you have won R250,000 and a laptop in the Rica Yearly Promotioon Your Ref NO.SA75 for Claim and Activat call Thembeka 0738378229

  • Dan5 21 Aug 2012, 07:27 AM

    Got an SMS from 27817420205 claiming I won R195.000 (Note the suspicious placement of the decimal point) and a laptop(You'd think they'd tell me what KIND of laptop) in a Rica Yearly promotion (Or rather that my moblile no won it. That's gonna be a tricky transfer) and I needed to call a Mr.Abel on 0785876522 to claim my prize. Being sceptic by nature I enlisted the help of my good friend the internet search and guess what? I wasn't the first. Did I mention they misspelled "Congratulations"? Left the 's' out. Jeepers, you'd think clever scheisters like these would know basic spelling and math at least. Don't you worry, crooks, Maybe you'll get me next time if you do some research first.

  • Nelisiwe 7 Aug 2012, 10:16 PM

    Just received an sms that i won R165K and a laptop from the Rica Yearly promotion...didnt wana waste my time and googled if there is such n nothing on the net jst crime reports about this sms ppl are getting and is a scam...Thank God for the net i would have felt for it and wasted my time and energy geeting these mysterious winnings......

  • Morne2 1 Aug 2012, 07:41 AM

    Received sms from 0728133141 stating that i have won R145k in the yearly rica promo. I contacted the no, asked for a landline no(011 0754893), and some man with a foreign accent answered. He asked for the activation code and my cell no to check on the system. A min later he returned and said that i am a winner and requested either my bank details to deposit the winnings or i must send him a sms with my postal ad, name, id no etc. I asked him what my name is as he checked on the system and verified that i am a winner. Guess what? he cut the call - damn. I just lost out on R145K. Whats next Nigerians?

  • KR 31 Jul 2012, 06:38 PM

    Is it possible for someone to hack your bank account and take your money? with just the account number without the ID and pin?

  • Adele9 30 Jul 2012, 01:13 PM

    Received an sms stating that I had won R120 000 from the yearly RICA 2012 promotion. Ref no-02583. Contatc Ms Chelsea on 0730698355 for claim. Contacted her and she said they could either pay the money into my account or post a cheque. If I wanted a cheque posted I needed to send an sms back to the same number that the message had came from with my address, ref no and name. I requested she send me correspondence via email as I believe this is a scam. Still waiting for the correspondence. Bunch of liars and cheats

  • sekhiem 24 Jul 2012, 07:27 AM

    i received a mesage staring i have worn 145000 and i called the this cell no 0837703901 and the man answer and i asked for the company land line as i was calling with land line and he said i must give my cell no i refused nd asked for his company registration no and he hanged up

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