RICA promo award

received sms (from 0813628487): congratulation R165.000 and laptop won Rica promro award, ref: fu62p , contact david 0793685148 for claims.

Report ID: 2377
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Suburb: Hout Bay
Address: Cell phone
Crime Date/Time: 15 Aug 2012, 00:08 AM
Reported By: Username2377
Reported Date: 16 Aug 2012, 09:08 AM
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  • GIA 18 Sep 2012, 11:43 AM

    love this site... The grammar/spelling in this message (which I also received) leaves much to be desired... "Congratulation" ? "... and a laptop in this year Rica promo award. "year" ?

  • NZ 17 Sep 2012, 05:22 PM

    i got an sms saying congratualtions!your cell no have won you R120.000 in the year RICA PROMO AWARD CONTACT MR JOHN ON 0730396588..God on my side i googled about it and am shocked to read what am reading write now..thnks report a crime..i wont send them the 180 aurtime that they said i must buy inorder to go through the process

  • LV 4 Sep 2012, 12:03 PM

    Please guys my domestic was scammed with this. Despite me warning her she went out and bought the R200 telkom voucher...gave Mr Benson the pin and he said he'd post the cheque. I then phoned him and could immediately tell he was a scamster...he said that he did not send me an sms and so I should not be calling him...he has no dealings with me...he was so arrogant and confident that when I told him I was going to report him he said to go ahead and see how far I get. After googling I can see he's been at it for months if not years. He then had the audacity to call my domestic again and ask for a deposit of R2500 for administration fees whereafter he could release the money. And of course he added that she should not let me call him again or she would forfeit her prize. Wish I could get my hands on this coward.

  • robert15 4 Sep 2012, 11:02 AM

    on the 03/09/2012 i recieved a sms 2 say my cell no. has won R165,000 and a laptop they only wanted my id no. addres & phone numbr i gav the ref no. w126r7 & they gav me a no. 4 a Mr Daniel 0715409921 & i contacted him then the nxt day i recieved a sms 4rm 0813431321 say my prize is being delivered 2 my addres and the payout office no. is 0782178762 plz reply if this is a scam

  • kamini 31 Aug 2012, 12:28 PM

    Received an sms on Tuesday 228th August - saying Congratulations you have won R165000 and a laptop in this year Rica promo award, your ref no, (tm12p). Contact Miss Glory @ 0721269073. recived from mobile numbe 0812979844.

  • Username2377 29 Aug 2012, 12:04 PM

    This is scam and fraud. unfortunately a lot of people still get trapped and even pay - and if one out of thousand send back money, the culprit won - they send millions of emails out everyday, it can only be stop if NOBODY reacts on it. Some do (despite all the warnings) and so long these guys will carry on.

  • Elsa Swart 28 Aug 2012, 03:57 PM

    RICA: Your sim number has won the sum of R430 000,00 from RICA PROMO (2012). Ref No:16SA. Contact Anita Moore on 0738057367 for Activation and Claim. T&Cs apply.

  • Lizelle9 17 Aug 2012, 03:45 PM

    Ek glo nie ons sal ooit die mense kan stop nie, jy was slimmer as ek ek was dom genoeg om my bank besonderhede vir hulle te gee!!! Ek kan myself skop daaroor. Ek het dieselfde sms ontvang net nie met 'n laptop nie, hulle het vereis dat ek R950 betaal en dan R3860 ek meen hoe betaal jy om jou wen geld te eis?? die mense dink ons is baie dom.

  • PM Swanepoel 17 Aug 2012, 11:41 AM

    where can I report this and how will they will stopped?

  • PM Swanepoel 17 Aug 2012, 11:40 AM

    Ek weet nie of hierdie 'n scam is of nie. Ek weet ook nie waar om uit te vind nie. Dit is veronderstel om van RICA af te kom. Hier is my storie. Ek is veronderstel om 'n laptop en R250 000 te gewen het.-: I received a sms from 0812757931, stating that I won R250 000 and a laptop from RICA. I had to call mr Benson on0812639613. I did phone and he instructed me to phone again after I've given him the reference nr. (RL23) to give him time to confirm the number. I phone again and then he asked if I would prefer to receive a cheque of a bank transfer. I did not give my banking details, and then I had to send him the posting address. I had to phone him again to confirm the address. He then asked me to send him a Telcom voucher of R200 and to contact him again. At this point i really got suspicious and did not go and buy the voucher. I just want to confirm if Rica is misused here and that this is a legal of illegal business?

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