RICA Promotion

Got a message stating:Congratulations you have won R250 000 from the Rica Promotion. With a reference number to contact their Rice agent on 021 838 2863 to claim my prize, but I made the call to enquire about this and I had to "buy" a voucher before they will issue my cheque.

Report ID: 2537
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Suburb: Milnerton
Address: Cape Town
Crime Date/Time: 25 Sep 2012, 00:09 AM
Reported By: Username2537
Reported Date: 25 Sep 2012, 09:09 AM
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  • Mike33 26 Nov 2013, 07:37 AM

    Seems this one is still alive and well! I got an sms today saying "Thank you for staying with RICA! You have won R450,000" They gave a reference number and the number 081 795 4242 to contact for "activation and cash claim".

  • RAdams 3 Oct 2013, 12:08 PM

    received sms from - 0714788249 Congratulations, your simcard has won R250k in the RICA MOBILE PROMOTION. REF NO. SA7P39A1. Call Rica Centre on 08 13139762 for activation and payment.

  • Wade 25 Jul 2013, 11:05 AM

    Yeah got the same message from 0789186052, saying: "CONGRATULATIONS!YOUR MOBILE NUMBER HAS WON R250,000.00 IN RICA 2013 ALL NETWORK PROMO. REF NO.RIC 055 SA. CALL MRS NALEDI ON 0789186052 FOR YOUR CLAIM.THANK YOU" This is scams.

  • Jango 27 May 2013, 02:07 PM

    I just received an sms saying that my sim has won R195 000 and a Hp laptop, call Caroline at 0724618556. The other one I must call is Frank at 0739339530 to whom I must pay R2450 for insurance and approval and certificate, transfer charges and delivery of laptop. I was will to tempted to go through with it until I saw some of the comments on this site. Is there anyone who has actually went through all their requirements and gone something?

  • Jaco11 13 May 2013, 10:52 AM

    Received an sms this morning Congratulations, You have won the sum of R 250,000,00 from RICA promotions, your ref No RSA167 Contact Rica Helpline for payment 0739347204, sms was sent from 0795306626

  • farooq khan 10 Apr 2013, 08:52 AM

    i recieved the msg yesterday,i dont know these people are doing like this.

  • TB Ndlovu 28 Mar 2013, 12:31 PM

    Is it true or please help?

  • TB Ndlovu 28 Mar 2013, 12:25 PM

    RICA:Congratulations! YOUR MOBILE NUMBER won R195,000 on RICA YEARLY PROMOTION.Ticket No.01R6p.Call on 0110786713. Call 8am to 5pm!! Then they told me to buy R50x2 I did that then they said the money will be in my acc 2dy at 09:O0 instead I received another sms saying"RESERVE BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA!!!, We tried to transfer ur money (R195,000)from the bank,to ur account, but the bank are demanding for bank transfer charges of R2,650. u have to pay this money as soon as possible for the bank to transfer ur money immediatly to ur account. Call Mrs. Caroline 0110786782. on how to pay the money!!

  • slim shady 25 Mar 2013, 10:23 AM

    Hi i received a SMS this morning saying that i won R195000 in a RICA online Promotion. call Mrs Caroline on 079246910 REF/ZNK012 Second msg reads that i have won R960000 for Fifa 2013 award.email- glomaxltd@aol.com I know that this is a scam.Be careful out there.

  • me3 19 Mar 2013, 10:15 AM

    im 2 call lindiwe,they claim i hv won 500 thousand

  • Kobus Gerber 14 Mar 2013, 02:01 PM

    and yet another on here is a new number 021 825 5476

  • lol3 8 Feb 2013, 09:25 AM

    ROFL NAIVES! FTW!!!!!!

  • florence Moruane 4 Dec 2012, 10:30 AM

    I've just received a message saying ived won R200,000 I've called the number given then I was told to buy a telkom voucher of R200 is this really happening or is a scam

  • Ntokozo mfaba 19 Nov 2012, 02:04 PM

    They sent me the sms today says I Hve Won 195.000 and a laptop But if Icall Them They tald me To By Telcom voucher I dont know Or should I by them Or Not

  • gracia 13 Nov 2012, 09:02 AM

    i also recieved an sms said, i have won 205000.00 with the ref number to claim: thank you guys with yo comments, saves me from a skem

  • lepedi 8 Nov 2012, 09:25 PM

    hahaahaaha, i think these guys should try that somewhere else, i mean how do you claim a prize when you did not even enter any of their competitions...i received the same sms and guess what le shapile ko ntle guys....and its foreigners

  • Oupa3 7 Nov 2012, 07:18 PM

    they said i won R500 000.00 ,i mst pay R975,Mr Smith said so,his no. 0745760642/fax no.0862355033 for cash payment imagen that,African make sure u dnt give ur bank detail pls,batho ba ke manong

  • jj11 7 Nov 2012, 06:52 PM

    Dnt even make a mistake to call them, its a scam, watchout its that December

  • dumisani4 7 Nov 2012, 02:29 PM

    I received an sms that says I won R250 000 and they say I must pay R 2 550.I don't know what to do,please help

  • Annalize2 7 Nov 2012, 12:39 PM

    I have just recieved the following sms. You won R195000 in rica promo Pin NK22 Call Rosie 081 255 3478

  • Tc3 7 Nov 2012, 10:11 AM

    I received an sms concratulating me that I have won R250000 and a laptop with the ref nr. and the number 0812639613 that I must phone to claim my prize. I phoned and the guy asked if I can sms my details as I did. Then he wanted me to buy a telkom prepaid voucher. After that I received an sms stating that I have to pay an amount of 2500 for delivery charges. I said no thnx. Thus must be a scam.

  • Wendy23 5 Nov 2012, 01:14 PM

    PLEASE WATCH OUT FOR THESE SCAMS " Congrat, Your cell no have won you the sum of R 500,000.000 in RICA Promo. PIN: UK101. Call Mr.Smith Tel: 0745760642 / fax: 0862355033 for cash payment. Ts&Cs apply."

  • gadija 5 Nov 2012, 10:29 AM

    recieved an sms stating ur sim has won R150.000 Rica Online Promo ref no 22kp phone Miss Amanda on 0799206355 i phoned from a landline,is there nothing Rica Online Promo can do to protect your name date 5/11/2012

  • chris47 3 Nov 2012, 09:17 AM

    I received a text saying my cell number won me R500 000 but I must purchase 2 x R200 telkom vouchers and send it to Miyo with my bank details. THIS IS A SCAM!! How can someone give you half a million rand but they want you to give them something in return first? Like an idiot, I gave him the vouchers and was told the accountant will contact me. I was sent another text saying the receiver of revenue requires I pay R2499 for tax so that my prize will be released. I phoned the number and it does not exist. I phoned the previous guy and his number no longer exists. Whatch out for these bastards!!!

  • Angie12 30 Oct 2012, 08:42 AM

    I received an sms this morning saying that i won R500 000 in the big bucks promo with ref E019 and i muct call Miya on 0845051006 to activate my prize ,after calling Miya asked for my Banking details ,and then i received an sms saying i must buy R200 voucher for telkom pre paid airtime(I dont even have a telkom phone)Is this a scam or what???????I need to know cause i gave this fool my banking details already ..

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  • Angelique 2 25 Oct 2012, 02:16 PM

    hi het sms ook gekry van die no 0737840102 wat se ek het R195000.00 gewen van rica promo ek moet vir judith or MR mark op 0737840102, kaartjie no Z166p dit is n scam moenie bel nie jy mors jou tyd en geld

  • Kishor 23 Oct 2012, 09:36 AM

    I received an sms this morning stating that I have won R450 000 in a rica promo and to call 0731606646 to claim my prize. And they even gave me a reference number of a12rca. I called and spoke to a male and he said that I must sms my bank details and full name for them to deposit the cash and to phne them again after da sms. I did that and now they wanted me to buy R200 telkom airtime and send to him so he can use his office computer to do the transaction. What kind of office is that that they don't have airtime to go to da internet? The number I got da sms frm is 0817553331 and the number I had to call and sms was 0731606646. He claims that his name is Mr Frank...I want to sue this guy! What do I do to make him pay?

  • Christa14 22 Oct 2012, 04:10 PM

    I received an SMS from RICA Transfer Dept. state that I had won R250 000. With a reference form tel 081771784. I phoned a number 0799621281 the lady checked my phone number and my reference number and said I have won the R250 000 I will need to send my ID and my address to the phone number. I then had a phone call from 0218381855 to say that I need to pay R2850 for Insurance and Delivery and call Mr James on 0218381855. I said I do not have the money and he has send me a email address to proof that it is real - ricapromo2012@safrica.com from 0799243494. Mr James is now continuously phoning me to pay the money in. I will not do that at all.

  • Thabo5 22 Oct 2012, 08:08 AM

    I received an sms saying i have won R250 000 00. I must call Nosipho on 076 748 0367. These guys are just stupid, who can bealive such a lousy scam...

  • Lallie 22 Oct 2012, 07:38 AM

    I just received an SMS stating that I had won R200 000 in Rica Promotions and a ref no is also given. Contact person is Ms Dineo - tel no 0717966426.

  • Daisy4 20 Oct 2012, 02:42 PM

    I received an sms saying i have won R450000 in RICA AWARDS (UK) and must call mr John @ 0788650982 to claim.When i did he told me to send my name and postal adress which i did.A few minutes later i received a confirmation sms from another number 0727079238 saying my cheque is ready for delivery and must pay R1250 for courier fees.Also said the award was registered under south africa attorneys and p.t.l.y of south africa.I must call 0218382097 for further instructions.Please do something about these scams

  • Zainoenesa Benjamin Samodien 18 Oct 2012, 10:06 AM

    we received an sms this morning that we have won R195000 and a laptop in the RICA promotion. ref NK2P. contact number 0787580972. my sister called the number to enquire abt authentication of the company. they told her to call back within 2 minutes which she did and they dont answer the phone anymore.

  • D Watson 18 Oct 2012, 09:21 AM

    I won R250,000 and must contact Miss Grace. Ref no SA.16UK HELP I called and asked if it was a scam. She just laughed and asked for my cell number, which I did not have. She said to call her back and she would give me the info. How come our RICA information is available to scamsters?

  • dannypillay 18 Oct 2012, 08:34 AM

    i received an sms today saying that i have won R250 000 and a laptop in rica yearly promotion.ref.no. sa333,for claim call fank on 0731089044.i was asked to send my name,address and contact no. to the above no. date:18/10/2012

  • Nokuthula7 17 Oct 2012, 03:13 PM

    I recieve an sms today saying that byr RICA promotions I won 470 000-00 and I must call 0837668697 and I do so the the agent by the name of Kate told me that I must buy Vodacom airtime to activate my ref no R122CA but I cant have money before I claim. m still waiting for the money from them.

  • Nobahle 17 Oct 2012, 12:07 PM

    I have received an sms this morning that I have won R250.000and the REF No isRIC52 and I must call Ken on 0724227759.

  • Freddie5 17 Oct 2012, 10:43 AM

    I have received an sms at 00:40 AM that reads: congradulations! Your Rica sim has won R250000 in the Rica promo Your ref NO.(SAR05RP) call our RicaAgent on 0795896618 for yourpayment @ 8:30 from 0812765953

  • Nadeane Robertson 15 Oct 2012, 09:02 AM

    I received a sms at 04:10 this morning 15 October 2012 that I have won R500 000 in this Rica promotion and that I must contact a Mr Dea on 0845051006 to claim my prize. When I smns'd him and told him that I will report this matter if the so-called money is not send to me with a courier before end of business he sms'd me telling me I must buy 2 X R200 telkom vouchers and forward the vouchers' pin numbers with my bank details to him before an accountant will phone me to transfer the money to me. The number used to lure me into this trap is27812098264. Nadeane Robertson

  • Lecia 12 Oct 2012, 10:00 AM

    I recived a message that I have won R199 000 in the Rica Promotion ticket nr BT1. I phone the Mrs Rita just know and she told me I must but Buy R180.00 air time and send it to them with my banking details before 10:00 then they will transfer the money to my account today. I need to send my banking details with the voucher nuber. I spoke to her today 12/10/2012 @ 9.35h is this a scam????? the sms came from 081 297 4023

  • Username2594 5 Oct 2012, 08:29 PM

    have just received a message from this number 0817631128,that I have won a sum of R150000 form rica promotion. it says I must call Mrs Portia for my claim, and Portia's contacts are :0712742386. How do My ref number is (368RSA). Is it guinine or its just a scam?

  • Ann17 5 Oct 2012, 01:53 PM

    I won R150 000,00 from the RICA promotion ref NK774. Must call 071 207 3881.

  • Tom3 5 Oct 2012, 10:21 AM

    I also got an sms from RICA PROMOTIONS , R350000 etc, natasha at 0787522670, and phoned to get details! even said I can collect in Bloemfontein, ( I am in Western cape)and address Nelson Mandela Av, block 104 opp Sohprite) CAn some one in Bloemfontein pleasecheck if this exist?

  • Ambers Sookraj 3 Oct 2012, 02:17 PM

    I have just received a similair sms and when i responded to the caller he said that I must pay R1550 to have my prise couriered to me. When I asked for it to be paid into Shoprite Checkers so that I could collect - they cut off the call - DO NOT GIVE THESE SCAMSTERS ANY BANKING DETAILS OR IDENTITY NUMBERS.

  • Rochelle8 3 Oct 2012, 08:52 AM

    I won R150 000,00 from the RICA promotion ref nk774. Must call 071 207 3881....

  • Christel4 3 Oct 2012, 08:06 AM

    I have receive an sms this morning stating that I have won R850,000.00 from Rica promotion with a Ref no.(A02) and that I must call Colleen on 078 138 0075. But the number goes straight to an answering machine.. where I must just leave my number they will get back to me.

  • natasha26 3 Oct 2012, 08:04 AM

    i just got the same sms....... i just new it had to be a scam who comes up with this stuff??

  • Patricia Johnston 2 Oct 2012, 10:16 PM

    I received an sms sayin I won money phoned the agent. He said I need to buy. R50 airtime tel me is. This really a scam?

  • sally4 29 Sep 2012, 01:10 PM

    I received an sms that i have won R200,000 on rica big bucks promo but to claim the price i must 1ste buy 2XR200 TELKOM VOUCHERS to released my price but they still waiting for me for my details and the pin nr for the voucher and they already fone for it but i said i will fone between 5and 6

  • Hloni2 28 Sep 2012, 11:15 AM

    I received as an sms today that I have won R199 000 on the RICA promotion. It says i must call Mrs. Rita on 073 639 0145

  • Ian du Plessis 26 Sep 2012, 10:20 AM

    I received an sms today (from 27812193813) that I have won R350 000 on RICA ALL NETWORK 2012 PROMO (RIC 222SA). I MUST CALL wILLIAMS AT 078 918 6052

  • mbali5 26 Sep 2012, 08:20 AM

    i received an sms that i have won 450, 000 on the Rica Promo and i must call Mark Phillips on 0762584504

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