Rica Yearly promotion

Received an SMS at 7h15AM - Congratulations you have won R95,000 and a laptop in the RICA Yearly promotion. Your Ref No (UK 06 ) Call on 073-47-15-961 for claim. Did not bother to call, went online and found all this site with other posts regarding the same SMS.

Report ID: 2439
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Suburb: N/A
Address: n/a
Crime Date/Time: 31 Aug 2012, 00:08 AM
Reported By: Username2439
Reported Date: 31 Aug 2012, 11:08 AM
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  • Robbie4 24 Jul 2013, 09:31 AM

    Idiots think we are stupid i am sure the police can do something about this. How many people have lost money because of this scam. Realy why dont you guys try something new.Call 0713316456 ref. no. 066EG wow and then you give me R450 000. hahahahahahahahahaha idiots

  • Annelisa 3 Jul 2013, 07:27 AM

    Just got this message saying i've won R250 000 and that i should call Mr Perus to claim on 074 683 4410, yet the message came from 0614153157. Luckily I quickly went online to see if this is true and realised not to even bother entertaining it.

  • Brigitte Van Dyk 30 May 2013, 09:51 AM

    Me too.

  • Chris Tazz 26 Apr 2013, 03:13 PM

    Its 26 April 2013 and just received this exact SMS. At first I was like YAY (Bcauz it's RICA and everyone uses RICA registered sim's) but then I was skeptical and saw on this site here that it's a fake. Aawwww pity. I could use the money for my upcoming business.

  • Paul Gerber2 10 Apr 2013, 01:43 AM

    This must be crook Nigerians. Typical Nigerians scam but using a legit company as a front.

  • TJ9 9 Apr 2013, 08:33 PM

    I received a similar sms earlier today. "RICA SA:-Congratulations! Your mobile no has been selected in RICA yearly promo. You've won R195 000 plus a laptop. Ref no C..P For claim call mrs Asanda 0834037691"

  • George Lawrence 9 Apr 2013, 10:56 AM

    just received about 12 min ago Your cell no won R950,000 in our yearly Rica draw contact Larry Dempsey ror claims on 0218136183 or rica.claims@outlook.com with your ref number rica265 WHY DO THE COPS OR FRAUD squad nail them i have just given there number and mail address both of wich are traceble

  • nonto 22 Mar 2013, 07:44 AM

    I jst receive an Sms right now as m talking stating that my mobile number has been selected in RICA yearly promo n I've won R145000 plus laptop Ref noC12P for claim call Mr Bell 0721534672 its seem this thing is going to far this people should be stoped

  • Daniel29 18 Mar 2013, 08:27 AM

    This people think we are stupid i received the SMS yesterday(Sunday) afternoon at about 21:25 which stated that i have won R950,000 plus HP Laptop.when i phone this morning a Lady from cape town answer this number 0739042571 and asked me to Send my initials,surname,residential adress and account number to the same cell Number with in 10 minute so that i can get the money.They think i am a stupid.They send and Ref no R4CK. Date: 18 March 2013

  • Daniel29 18 Mar 2013, 08:23 AM

    this people think we are stupid i reeive the SMS Sunday afternoon at about 21:25which ststed that i have won R950,000 plus HP Laptop.when i phone this morning a Lady answer this number 0739042571 and asked me to Send my initials,surname,residential adress and account number to the same cell Number with in 10 minute so that i can get the money.They think i am a stupid.They send and Ref no R4CK.

  • Kalaba 13 Mar 2013, 09:23 AM

    People should not give their bank details to these guys, there is nothing as RICA competition , these guys are criminals and will be arrested very soon

  • mandi 22 Jan 2013, 11:14 AM

    This morning my husband received an sms saying that he won R95000 and a laptop. We immediately called the number in question and this guy sounds like a foreigner and spoke so soft. He wanted our banking details but we would not give them, he then asked for the winners I'd number and address in an sms so he could deliver a cheque. But we did not send it.

  • francois27 8 Jan 2013, 02:42 PM

    also got the same sms today. try and push them to see how far i could get them. del fee tat needed to paid was 950. but saying i dont have that cash they brought it down to 750 and then i still said i dont have it why must i pay for sumthing i have won. she droped the fone and calld me back saying i must pay 250 and they will pay the 500. after that she said if not then the package will besent back. does vodacom or evan Rica know bout this. i surly do not think that rica will appoint that tipe of race thro the hole of theit company sum or other kind of creation. lesson learnt never trust those smses.

  • Tado 28 Dec 2012, 08:38 AM

    Really concerned where on earth somebody gets my number at first place. i received a similar sms going like, Your Mobile Number has Won R250,000.00 in RICA 2012 ALL NETWORKS PROMO, Ref no: RIC124SA Call Mr Philip on 076912 4602 for your activation and claim. the sms was send from a different number 817331262

  • lettie5 21 Dec 2012, 12:31 PM

    die mense wou my ook probeer vang en ek het hulle gevra of dit 'n scam is nee nee hulle het nie tyd vir scams nie en op die ou end wou hulle 1880.00 he om kamtig my tjek van 195000.00 te realise want ek wou ook nie my bank besonderhede vir hulle gee nie so jammer om te hoor wees baie versigtig wie om te vertrou en wie nie

  • Maureen 12 Dec 2012, 02:56 PM

    Hi, I have also received a similar message from these people! What happens now if someone did give them their banking details? (I did not)There could be people out there who did give them their banking details! Can these people hack into such people's banking accounts now and deduct money as they please?

  • Mark Cloete 10 Dec 2012, 10:24 AM

    I got one in Afrikaans from Magriet van der Merwe 071226294. I won R250 000-00

  • Dura 4 Dec 2012, 10:41 AM

    Congratulation! Your mobile no has won R195.000 and a laptop in RICA Yearly promotion. Ref No(Y22RL) call Ms.Rose on 083 343 8417 to claim your prize

  • mbali3 29 Nov 2012, 09:51 AM

    i recieved a sms from 07817525719 writte Congratulation! your number has won R265,000 in SA Rica yearly promo ref no (B28KJ). Call Mr DANILEon 0846204581. wheni searched this promo on internet to conferm i found out it is all a big lie

  • Jeannet 28 Nov 2012, 03:23 PM

    My husband recived an sms from RICA2012 to say his no was chosen and he has won R350000.00 and that he should call 071 235 1293 and quote Ref RIC07012 to claim prize. We immediately smelt a rat and called the number to investigate. Well you are asked how would u like to receive your prize , chq or EFT. To test the waters I said cheque and was told to sms name, id number and address. If it was EFT I wud have been asked for bank details. Bunch of scammers!

  • Smangele 27 Nov 2012, 08:32 AM

    Received sms from nr.27817229908reads congratulations YOU HAVE WON R250 000 AND LAPTOP IN RICA YEARLY PROMOTION.YOUR REF NO.(01VP35)CONTACT MR JOHN FOR CLAIM CALL 0722143129

  • Bongi9 26 Nov 2012, 07:51 AM

    Sms Follows: RICASA:. Congratulations!Your MobileNO was randomly Selected in Rica Yearly PROMO You have won R250.000 call 0782811008. for claims with Tickets/No:R4CK

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  • Deon 9 22 Nov 2012, 08:00 AM

    Received sms yesterday that I have won R 250 000 and that I must call Magriet vd Merwe. Interesting that it was received shortly after this no was upgraded at Vodashop in Kimberley. Something must be done about these vultures preying on the unsuspecting and sometimes desperately in need people.

  • Pieter39 6 Nov 2012, 12:44 PM

    Received this bullshit sms aswell today,then you mustcall a personat the Rica transfer departement to hear that firstly you need to make a payment for insurance fees,delivery etc,before the deliver your checque! Assholes

  • AZIZA 1 Nov 2012, 02:58 PM

    With all the complains above, I am also one of them, was anything done to get these people, wit rica in place can they be trace. I would like a reply

  • Michelle Hansby 1 Nov 2012, 09:00 AM

    i received a sms from Mr Morgan (078432 3390) claiming that I won R345.000 and a laptop Ref:P113RC, this is not the first sms I received from this person, a month ago I received an sms saying I won money, i googled the competition and this site appeared. this is a scam people!!!!!!!!!!

  • Judith2 25 Oct 2012, 12:23 PM

    Received same sms this morning. Had won R185 000 in RICA 2012 promotion, Ref. No. RYP12A. Call Mark at 0794333673. When I called I was told that the money will be paid into my bank account today but I need to pay the bank fees of R999.00 first into their ABSA account (A LL Moja account no)! And then you must fax the deposit slip to 0867642664! Beaware of this scam!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Linda32 24 Oct 2012, 09:37 AM

    just got a similar sms and the whole thing is a scam, these crimes should be taken seriously by our government especially coz we have active numbers of the people running the scams we can just publish these. my message came from 0761018615 but it says I must call 0792399807 to claim the prize and a suspect lady with a foreign accent was on the other side of the line... SOMEONE SHOULD MAKE THIS STOP

  • lebohang mnisi 24 Oct 2012, 08:46 AM

    I receive a massage this morning telling me that I won Your Mobile Number has Won R250,000.00 in RICA 2012 ALL NETWORKS PROMO, Ref No:RIC144SA. Call Mr Philip on 0835067157 for your activation & claim.is this person playing with my mind

  • Mondrou 23 Oct 2012, 11:56 AM

    Receiced an sms yesterday saying: thank you for staying with rica! R450,000 has been awarded to you in UK Rica Yello promo......... From a 0817354069 number. 0822025145 was the number i shouldv called. Damn these frauds. Cant someone track them and put them away!

  • Luzell 23 Oct 2012, 10:10 AM

    i recievd an sms @ about 4:30am congratulating me on my R320 000 win and my ticket number CA09KP and i should contact 0719253231 for my claim. Do these people just use random numbers or do they keep a list cos this is the 3rd time i receive an sms like this.

  • Sylvain JP 19 Oct 2012, 02:53 PM

    i have just receive the same sms. rica draw you have won...call Neli zwane 0717139862

  • kevin 15 18 Oct 2012, 10:32 AM

    got this msg 2day onli 18years old so shit i got exited coz apparently i won R165 000. was every exited till ma dad told me its fake wanted 2 belive it was true till i found this site. fuck these ppl get me al exited for nothing bitches....

  • Xolani8 16 Oct 2012, 03:27 PM

    I also received the same sms, stating that my number has won R199.000 and i should call Mrs. Rita to make that my ticket no. BT1 is activated.Because i was suspicious, i googled it and found this site. Rica should do something about this matter, their program was coined to protect us from such incidents but i fail to understand why hasnt this issue been dealt with.

  • Ernest 15 Oct 2012, 09:46 AM

    I also received the same sms this morning stating that I have won R195.000. What a bunch of fools, they think we are so stupid to believe this nonsense. I hope they get caught.

  • Gary 5 10 Oct 2012, 07:02 AM

    I have received a similar SMS, immediately suspected something was up and googled it (viva google viva) found this site. Will let all my employees and colleagues know about it friends and family too. Hope these schmucks get nailed.

  • Holmes 9 Oct 2012, 12:11 PM

    Got this sms at 12:00pm on 10/09/2012. Congratulations, your number has won R199,000 in RICA Promotion. ur ticket no.BT1. call Mrs.Rita on 0736390145. Make sure ur ticket no.is Activated.

  • Lizanne 4 Oct 2012, 09:12 PM

    Got the same sms saying: Congratulation! Your cell number has won R250 000 in yearly promotion! with reference no NK774, call claim centre on 079 1143664 for activation and claim. Where did they get my info? don't want spam!

  • Andre33 4 Oct 2012, 01:29 PM

    Received a sms just now saying i have won R195,000 and a laptop Ref (Y22RL)Call Ms. Rose on 0736796352 to claim your prize. Where do these people get my info from?

  • Margaret6 3 Oct 2012, 12:21 PM

    i also received the same sms as the above on 03 October 2012 that goes "congratulations you have won R470.000 from RICA YEARLY PROMOTION. your REF NO RI22CA. call 0837668687 for your claim. 7am to 6pm. i was so stupid i phone them, some lady answered and requested my ref no and she immediately said congratulations, which was bull shit. i asked her what was her name, it happened that her name same as mine. NXA these morons!!!Well, i was also told that i should buy R180 MTN airtime, i realised that something was wrong. I put down the phone and phoned again, some guy who is not a south african with a funny accent answered, he first answered by saying hello and i aslo said hello and he immediately said welcome to RICA yearly promotion. i asked him why is the number where the sms was sent from differs from the number we sshould call, he tried to explaind shit which didnt make any sense to me. the guy warned me that i should not let anyone know about this to prevent disqualification as someone might use my ref number. This is crime, these people should be investigated. why cant they work for their money???

  • Famareesha 3 Oct 2012, 10:20 AM

    received an sms today from 0812195235 : "Your MOblie Number has won R250 000,00 in the RIca 2012 All Netwroks Promo, Ref No: RIC712SA. CAll on 0781980037 for your activation and claim." Called teh no...very suspect person on the either side. Told him I would report them...and person got hostile.I wonder though if anything ever happens to tehse spammers.

  • Mminashoro 3 Oct 2012, 08:47 AM

    Come on now who the hell in the name of my self,is these idiots i mean what the hell do these morons take us for,a bunch of air heads,they must just wait until we catch up with them,then they will see how stupid we are,fucken bastards.

  • Stephen15 1 Oct 2012, 01:53 PM

    Received a message today for R250 000, the use of English was so poor and as well as the spelling, knew it was a hoax.

  • Rash 28 Sep 2012, 11:36 AM

    I recieved an sms from no:0813491823, "You have won R250,000 and a laptop in the yearly Rica Promotion". REF no.(0122N). Call Mr Mkhize, on 0813582692. Crimes of this nature should be investigated, and perpetrators should be punished.

  • Elize19 28 Sep 2012, 08:24 AM

    I also received the SMS just now - I won R250.000-00 - Ha-ha-ha-ha

  • Andries3 28 Sep 2012, 08:05 AM

    i also received sms sain i won myself 195.000 in rica promo ticket no(26/9/sa) for claim i shud contact mrs kim mokoena 4 claim this skem must b investigated

  • Username2547 26 Sep 2012, 11:53 AM

    Received a text message on 26 Sept 2012 at 05:25: Congratulation: You have won R145,000.00 from Rica yearly promo, your Ref No. is 001KP. Call 0722525785 for the activation of your ref no.001KP & claim. The guy called himself David Alfred and gave me the following land line number for his offices: 011 075 4893 which just keeps ringing. Hi spoke english with a strong accent that is clearly not South African. I could hear faint noises of children playing in the background. He said he requires of me to give my bank account details to him to process the payment. I asked him to give me their website address which he said he would send through via text message and never did.

  • sithandwa 25 Sep 2012, 11:57 AM

    today 25 september 2012 i received a sms say congratulations i have won R95,000 and a laptop in the Rica yearly promotion, my Ref No uk06 and i should call 0734715961 to claim

  • nyakallo 21 Sep 2012, 08:52 AM

    OMG these poeple are hilarious,js got a sms saying my mobile no has won 195 000 and a laptop ,i must call mr benson on 0764749813 to claim..i knew it was a con,but decided to google this rica promotion only to find these comments of a similar incident

  • nikki11 21 Sep 2012, 07:47 AM

    Wow- I received an sms on the 20 september stating I won R250 000 and a laptop in rica yearly promotion. Ref (sa012) tel: 082 7037719 Dont know why theses people under estimate our I.Q!

  • Prudence 20 Sep 2012, 11:28 AM

    Got the same sms and decided to check it out on the website. Now i know its just a hoax!

  • Jayson2 20 Sep 2012, 10:42 AM

    Hi i received the same sms abuot 350 000 in a rica competition of wich i never new,can somebody help me to get these bastards nailed.

  • Bee6 20 Sep 2012, 08:41 AM

    Received same sms

  • sam 10 18 Sep 2012, 08:57 AM

    Received an sms to call 078 113 1341 , to say that I have won R250,000.00 cash prize

  • john41 17 Sep 2012, 09:20 AM

    Received same sms.

  • cobus8 14 Sep 2012, 08:28 AM

    Sms was received from tel.0817315467. Must call Mrs S Rose at 0782667788.

  • cobus8 14 Sep 2012, 08:00 AM

    Receved a similar sms on 14-09-2012 that I have won R250000,00. Where can such hoaxes be reported?

  • Janet7 13 Sep 2012, 03:03 PM

    I also received the same sms "Congratulations" you have won R250,000 in RICA yearly promotion. Your Ref NO (bt88wsa) for claim and activate call Gugu Dube on (0717498052)

  • Polycarp 13 Sep 2012, 09:36 AM

    I received the same sms, R250,000 and a laptop, i was tempted to respond, but I did not, as I wanted to call RICA and find out 1st if its true or not.

  • Gloria5 12 Sep 2012, 12:28 PM

    Received sam sms i won R199,000 in Rica promotion ticket no. RT4. call Mr Ken on 073256808.

  • Anon34 12 Sep 2012, 08:31 AM

    received sms at 07:58am stating"Congradulations!! Your number was selected in Rica Promotion 2012. You have won R450 000 call Mr Frank Williams on 073 233 3445 for claim REF/NC001. Please catch these people that is waisting their time to scam this crap. Dont they have nothing better to do.

  • Nan2 11 Sep 2012, 04:55 PM

    Same SMS as "Don" above, same Ref.No. and Fran k Carried it further contacted Diamond Wilfrid on Cape Town number, reply asked for R3 950 for post delivery and taxes (did not give my banking details)Thought was a scam and now just confirmed

  • Amazed2 11 Sep 2012, 04:04 PM

    Also received sms!!....Congratulation!! Your mobile NO has won R250,000 in Rica network yearly promo your Ref No:231ca. for claim and activation of your Ref NO contact 0785945651. Ag really man - get a life!! Please start working for your mulla -and all this speall for airtime!!! Unbelievable!!!

  • londeka 11 Sep 2012, 08:30 AM

    I receive a same sms I fone them & they say I sud buy airtym of R110 vodacom 2 activate my ref no really mxm stupid woman hw can she do dis 2 ppl

  • Matt10 11 Sep 2012, 07:37 AM

    Same sms this morning (07h34), of you won R195 000.00 call Mr Benson on 0814361333. Same crap, aren't they tired that people dont buy this nonsense anymore

  • Leon7 10 Sep 2012, 07:06 PM

    Congratulation! Your mobile no has won R195.000.and laptop in RICA Yearly promotion. Ref No(RL41) call 0738643700 for claim

  • Ruphin 10 Sep 2012, 03:23 PM

    I also did get a similar sms telling me that i had won R85000, ref no (SA02RICA). These people think that we are crazy. They must be arrested.

  • Don8 10 Sep 2012, 01:01 PM

    SMS from Frank to me you have won R350,000-00 in RICA ALL NETWORKS PROMO ref RIC03KP

  • GABRIELE 10 Sep 2012, 12:45 PM

    got one this morning as well from 0838009969 I ask you with tears in my eyes, how does that lot get my cell no?

  • Wilma7 7 Sep 2012, 08:25 AM

    Received msg also

  • Username845 6 Sep 2012, 01:48 PM

    just got the same sms you have been awarded with one of these awesome prizes, cash,cellphone/an lcd tv on the RICA DRAW Ref2012 call Neli Zwane on 0738310835 for prize claim

  • Portia 14 6 Sep 2012, 07:49 AM

    I received an sms congratulating me for my mobile that has won me R250 000 in Rica promo network yearly and my ref nr is 231ca. for activation of my ref nr I must call 078 962 5828.I knew that this if bull and I call the nr a guy trying to put an american accent called himself Mark Wilson answered the phone and I told him how stupid he is if he thinks he will con me and he put the phone down

  • n. Mzizi 5 Sep 2012, 10:36 AM

    i received an sms too sayng I'v won R250000 and a laptop wth a cherry on top of R12 Airtime to calL them back wth.. Wat a fart-nonsense. I hope they get wats coming 2them

  • Username2489 4 Sep 2012, 11:55 AM

    Received sms claiming that i have won R95000 plus laptop my ref number(SA 012) requested to sms personal detail to this cell number 0789998696. Suspects ID fraud, who can help with these cheap fraudsters. 01/09/2012

  • Louis Havenga 4 Sep 2012, 10:08 AM

    Received sms 4th September 2012 "Congratulations! Your mobile no has won R195,000 and a laptop in RICA Yearly promotion Your Ref no.(RL41) Call mr Nelly. on. 0720154244. For claim" Is there anything one can do about these bastards?

  • alex13 4 Sep 2012, 06:58 AM

    i recived sms midnight,you have won the sum of 250,000,from the rica promotion,contact miss ASANDA 0739849899 for your cash prize,hahaaha

  • nomsa7 3 Sep 2012, 11:46 AM

    also received a similar text. why do they have to do this

  • bart3 3 Sep 2012, 09:20 AM

    These niggrz be crzy to rip me off just like that,who ever is doing that,it will catch up with you soon ,u aint clever ,ur just playing stupid while it lasts sucker,holla

  • bart3 3 Sep 2012, 09:15 AM

    Received a similar text this morning,You have won R195000 and a laptop,contact david.what a load of kak and contact david,do we look stupid.peace

  • A Waistell 1 Sep 2012, 12:40 PM

    Received a similar SMS, R145,000 and a Laptop Contact a Mr Bell at 0734501658 for claim.

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