RICA Promotion

I recieved an sms from +27817548361 to say i won R 250, 000 for RICA promotion an i should call my agent on this number 071 643 0468 to claim. When i called a lady picked up and requested my cell number, and the refernce number on the SMS (RIC517SA)She then asked if i wanted the money payed into my account or by cheque which will be posted to me. She then said i must sms her the following:Name, Address, Reference number and Cell number so they can post me my cheque.I hope these phone numbers will help catch them.

Report ID: 2554
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Alberton
Suburb: Alberton
Address: Unknown
Crime Date/Time: 27 Sep 2012, 00:09 AM
Reported By: Username2554
Reported Date: 27 Sep 2012, 10:09 AM
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  • king4 20 Dec 2012, 11:04 AM

    I'm just concern to how these people got my number..please help!!!

  • king4 20 Dec 2012, 11:01 AM

    Congratulation!! Your Mobile No Has Won R450,000 in the 2012 Rica Promo Held In Uk,Ref No Ric001,To Claim contact your agent Mr. Frank Williams on 0789289671.

  • werner17 6 Dec 2012, 09:20 AM


  • wilma6 20 Nov 2012, 09:49 AM

    I received similar messag as above today, 20 November. I looked up the number but did not phone them. I am very sceptic about such messages on emails as well. If I do win such a lot of money then sure they can phone and speak to me? What a scam - so be aware. Some of these scams work in a way that as soon as you phone the number they deduct a certain amount from you.

  • Eugene10 8 Nov 2012, 10:37 AM

    i recieved this: CONGRATULATIONS Your CELL No. has WON R350,000 in cash from RICA 2012 Reward Promotion. Ref No RIC07012ZA. CALL 0712351293 to CLAIM your PRIZE. 8am - 5pm. T&C's i called and gave them bank details and id no .. got another sms with that info i gave them and they asked for money to release the funds haha what a scam

  • Jan5 2 Nov 2012, 08:48 AM

    I received 2 sms from 27817556638 stating that I won 350,000 and I should contact the rica promotion agent samantha at 0721342982

  • H 29 Oct 2012, 08:55 AM

    I received an sms from 27724147893 stating that I won 250,000 and I should contact the rica promotion agent on 0711233668. These guys are a total joke, asking me to pay some amount of money. I wish I could catch them and arrest them.

  • Marlize2 25 Oct 2012, 02:41 PM

    Congratulation!! You won R195,000 in rica promo.pin no.NK22.For claims call ISAAC on 0817676658,to activate ur pin

  • Siya 2 16 Oct 2012, 10:56 AM

    I also got the same massage yesterday. I called the number today ( 16 October 2012). when i called a guy picked up, funny enough he already new where i was calling from and my name, number and etc. He asked for the pin number that was sent ( NK22 - call number 0812553478. after giving the number, he said i should call in 5 min ... called later and a lady answered....( Rose) , when i was asking her more info about the promotion of company she dropped the phone. I really worried that these people new my name, where i was calling from and my numbers.... how does one report this, surely the authorities should now about this scam now since it appears that there are more people affected.... PLEASE ADVISE ... what can we do

  • Lizell 11 Oct 2012, 08:15 AM

    Your Rica Registered cell number has won R250,000 in RICA ALL NETWORKS AWARDS 2012, REF NO MVC112. Call Mr Lawrence on 079 237 6276 for claims. I did call. Had to sms my banking details and pay R1250 for money to be paid into my bank account or R980 for courier services if send by cheque. Never ever heard of winning something and then have to pay to get your prize !!! SCAM !!

  • S ncube 10 Oct 2012, 11:31 AM

    Received an sms on 10october 2012said l won R199.000in Rica promotion ur ticket no.BTI.call Mrs Rita on 0736390145.make sure ur ticket no is activated. I suspect this is a scam.please advice

  • Ann Southey 9 Oct 2012, 11:46 AM

    Have received the same SMS. She gave me the company name, told me they were based in Cape Town and when I asked whether they have a website she put the phone down. BIGGEST SCAM. Of concern is how did they get my cell number - I don't have any accounts except MTN - makes you think it is an inside job.

  • henk pelser 9 Oct 2012, 07:57 AM

    RICA PROMOTION WITH (REF NO:sA02), PLS CALL COLLEEN ON 0781380075 FOR ACTIVATION & CLAIM. Do not know were thy get your no.

  • Maritza4 8 Oct 2012, 07:59 PM


  • Delano2 28 Sep 2012, 10:07 AM

    I got an sms as well. I called the person and they require a R110 vodacom voucher. It seems a bit dodgy to me.

  • a juries 28 Sep 2012, 12:02 AM

    Can I have advice on what 2 do

  • a juries 27 Sep 2012, 11:49 PM

    I was sending a message on 27-09-2012 stating that I won 450.000 in a rica promotion 2012.I should have called Mr Frank Williams on 0732333445 to claim my price with ref/nc001.the number the message was send via this number0813045902.I'm confused cos I don't know whether 2 call or not.I need advice or is this also a scam(fraudsters).help please

  • Rene Smith 27 Sep 2012, 02:08 PM

    This has just happened to my Husband in Botswana. They went as far as to send us a lawyer's letter, a letter from Capitec Bank and a Gold Creditcard, which we had to pay 5,000 courier fees and then 12,500 for tax clearance, we did not pay the money and the 'lawyer' keeps leaving messages on my husband's cell that they can only release the funds and pin number for the card once we pay the outstanding tax.

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