I received the following sms:"Congratulations!! Your cell no has won the sum of R750,000 in RICA 2012 PROMOTIONS, With Ref no SR104. For claim and activation. CALL: 0720171000, TEL: 0218136483"I immediately knew that it would be a scam and called to see if I can catch them out.I called him from a landline number and he asked for the reference number and my cell number and told me I must call back in 5 minutes. When I called back he confirmed that I have won and that I must sms him my ID number and that they can either deposit the money into my account or post a check to me. If I wanted it transferred into my account I must sms that to him to. I informed him that I wanted proof that this is legit and that he must give me his Johannesburg Rica contact details and address. He kept saying that this is Rica Cape Town competition. I then asked him for his name and employee number. I could hear in the tone of his voice that he was getting irritated with me and gave me a false name “Robert Williams”. I know it’s a false name as he had a heavy accent. I also asked him to give me his ID number so I can verify with Rica that he is who he claims to be. He refused. Then I asked him to email me so I can verify who he claims to be and what the competition is all about. I gave him my email address and he hung up without verifying or saying goodbye. Needless to say I have not received an mail from him and he is not answering the cell phone or landline number.
|Crime Date/Time:||29 Aug 2012, 00:08 AM|
|Reported Date:||29 Aug 2012, 09:08 AM|