Rica Promotion

sms sent to mobile stating a Ref nr and message that I have won R450 000 from Rica Promotions and must phone 081 7941686. when I called a lady called Sharon answered and ask my phone nr and said I must phone back in  2 min - she needs to verify my nr. I phoned again and asked to speak to her supervisor. she then puts the phone down. She said she is working for Optitrust Promo Centre 

Report ID: 2637
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: Ceres
Suburb: N/A
Address: ceres
Crime Date/Time: 17 Oct 2012, 00:10 AM
Reported By: Username2637
Reported Date: 17 Oct 2012, 15:10 PM
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  • Beaulah 14 Jan 2014, 08:35 AM

    I got an sms today saying I have won R450 000 due to an OMO promotion and I must call Mr ADAMS on 0732368428 to claim. Considering I never took part of an OMO competition anyway, I knew it was a hoax. Amazing how they use the same name and number for different tricks, I noticed above someone else mentioned the same name and number, but for a RICA prize. Ha nice try. Be careful people! - See more at: http://www.reportacrime.co.za/CrimeReport.aspx?ID=2637#sthash.IFXFxPSH.dpuf

  • jd2 19 Aug 2013, 12:22 PM

    2 incedent in 1 month. CONGRATULATIONS YOUR SIM NO HAS BEEN AWARDED R250,000.00 FROM RICA YEARLY PROMOTIONS WITH REF NO SA16UK CONTACT RICA AGENT @0723252251 FOR YOUR CASH PRIZE. And another Congratulations!! Your mobile number won R175, 000 in our Rica global promotions, with Ref. no: 019NYP, to claim your prize contact Mrs. M. Grace on: 0739193109. Someone stop these idiots. Please

  • Giuseppe 3 Aug 2013, 11:43 AM

    Come on RICA you have their ID's prosecute them I got an sms from +27729077842 congratulating me of winning R250,000 and a laptop from Rica Yearly Promotion call Mr Jame on 0744614362. What is the point of having a RICA if the thieves are even using them to commit fraud.

  • Marthie 25 Jun 2013, 11:47 AM

    Got the same sms, but win R750 000 but i have to pay in an amount of R2500- before they can pay the amount in to my bank acc. This is a scam guy's. Never ever give your home address plse. Is'nt there some body out there that can help with scams like these

  • piet 19 Mar 2013, 02:48 PM

    if it seems too good to be true...

  • Antjies 13 Mar 2013, 08:37 AM

    Received sms today 13 March 2013 - Congratulations! Your sim card has won you R250,000.00 in all rica network 2013 award with Ref. No. SA29RP Contact your agent @ 0760888040 for activation & claim.

  • Huybug 6 Mar 2013, 04:15 PM

    I recieved the following message today : congatulations! your mobile no.won R950,000.00 in rica 2013 mobile promo. call sandra atkins for claims on :0782120221 with ref no:rica265. i did not call and after reading all these messages i dont think i will .

  • Angel8 8 Feb 2013, 02:02 PM

    I received a similar message yesterday. stating that i won 450000 in the rica competition and that i should ohone a mrs sharon on 0784723412. i phoned and a lady answered and said i should phone her back in 2 min. havent phoned since then, and after eading all these comments, i doubt i will.

  • Wilheminah 9 Jan 2013, 10:26 AM

    I received an sms from No. 0766921749 that says 'Congratultions. You have won R450 000.00 from Rica Promotional Centre with Ref No. R2013. Call Mr Benson at 0735096352 and make sure your Ref No is Activated. I called the above 073 No and a man confirmed to be Mr Benson said I must go buy airtime amounting to R220 and send the Numbers to him then he can activate my Ref for me to get my reward. Is this a scam or what? How can I win a prize and pay the money I do not have, to redeem the prize? I urgently seek your assistance.

  • Rozzah 14 Dec 2012, 01:51 PM

    I received an sms from 081 752 7353 which says you won R450 00 from your last recarged. call Mrs Sharon on 078 472 3412. When I called she asked me to sms my p address and that the account department will be in contact with me as they want to verify some info- still waiting. I think we need to stand against these ppl who are coming from other contries to our country doing things such as these.What do we do to prevent this from continuing???????????

  • Kuan 11 Dec 2012, 06:22 PM

    I have received this as well. thanks for letting me know as, otherwise I would also fall for it.

  • buyiswa 2 11 Dec 2012, 01:08 PM

    I have received an email saying that I have won 200,000 rand from Rica promotions with ref R0227, and was instructed to call MR Paul Greene on 011 071 1923 and this message came from 078 171 87653. this is fraud please dont fall for their tricks.

  • Ashley Maitland 11 Dec 2012, 09:15 AM

    I have received an sms that i have won R250 000 on my phone and the contact person was Mrs Asanda Baloyi landline number 0218270508 and i had to contact another person on this contact at 0789387791 and he was going with the name of David and had a Nigerian accent. Does anyone do something to catch these crooks and where in the hell do they get our cellphone numbers.I phoned my bank and the crime-line and informed the police.

  • stanford 7 Dec 2012, 01:53 PM

    Aren't there cell nmr rica .so Isnt it that u can't use a cell nmr without ricaring it so there how do this people get away if all there informating in the rica system

  • Tanya de Freitas 7 Dec 2012, 08:25 AM

    I received an SMS this morning from 0731499378, stating that I won R350000, I never entered any completion so assume this is a scam and never gave out my contact details. This is blatant fraud! Is anything being done to catch these crooks?!

  • Nhanha 26 Nov 2012, 03:28 PM

    Hi guys, i received an SMS this morning that my cell number has won me 350000 and to contact 0110753915 to claim my cash prize. When i called the number a lady called Lucia confirmed that i won, so i then requested her to send me an email confirming this on the company's letterhead but she didn't. I called her again she told me she was busy, so till now i havent received that email. this people are taking us for a ride, yet we need money.......they need to be corned...

  • David24 23 Nov 2012, 08:33 AM

    I have also received an sms that said "Congratulations! Your Rica sim has won R250,000.00 in Rica Promotion - reference no: 93RP, Call our Agent no. 0729837752 for your payment. Pls, I'm tempted and as I'm broke & I don't want to be a victim of scam. Help me!

  • Chris40 12 Nov 2012, 02:08 PM

    I also received an sms that said my mobile nr won R195 000 in rica promo...contact Judith or Mr Mark...i called and judith said to buy r180 airtime and call back and that our cheque will be delivered tomorrow..is this true???? or a scam??? went on google and saw all this comments.....judith or mr mark cell nr is 0710178647....

  • Unknown 9 Nov 2012, 05:43 AM

    Congratultion!! Your Cellphone Number. has Won R500.000 in Rica Promotion 2012.Your Pin.No 536.Contact Your Claim Agent Dr charles Smith 0739735088. 7am-5pm.I have received sms this morning

  • Estelle17 7 Nov 2012, 12:00 PM

    Got the same sms and said that my cell number has won and I must buy a voucher for R275. Don't know, but will get you posted. God be with us, if this is a scam.

  • abza 7 Nov 2012, 11:57 AM

    Received the sms this morning and I called the guy. I asked him a lot of questions he could not answer and he got irritated. Its definetly a scam!

  • Muranda 6 Nov 2012, 09:41 AM

    Received an sms today from 0812978386: Congratulations your cell no has won you R165.000 and a laptop in this year Rica promo award, our Ref no, (tm12p). Contact miss Glory @ 0721269073 for claims.I phoned Miss Glory who verified my cell phone number and wanted an address to deliver the prize to within 7 working days. Is this for real????? I don't think so.

  • Zelda9 6 Nov 2012, 07:32 AM

    hi got the same message.

  • Zana 3 Nov 2012, 05:14 PM

    Hi guys, got the same msg yday to call a Sharon, so called her this morning and she basically told me the same thing, but she told me to sms my bank details to the number i got the sms from initially or send her my postal address so that she can send a cheque. However i used a bank account that never really gets used. Didnt give any other details. Sharon also gave me the accounts managers name, Denise. She said they will call me on Monday. if this is a scam and they ask for money, rather say do the deposit and you will re-imburse them when you get the money.... wonder if that will work, coz if it is real prize money, they wont hesitate to do the deposit.

  • Jos 29 Oct 2012, 02:12 PM

    Also received a similar sms from 0814272192 that my phone number has won me R500 000 from Rica Promotion and that I have to contact my claim agent George Anderson @ 0730157305. I phoned he told me that I've won and have to send him my postal adress, which i did. Later received another sms (HSBC Bank) has approved the money, but I have to pay a delivery fee of R1900. So I phoned George again, he confirmed it and gave me a number that I can phone HSBC in London on 0044 703 174 4881 and speak to a John Mark to confirm this. He told me to do it, because they don't have much time??????

  • Jenny10 29 Oct 2012, 11:33 AM

    I received the same sms, can't RICA do something about it if it is a scam?? I thought that RICA was in place to help with stuff like this:(

  • kosie drury 29 Oct 2012, 10:01 AM

    Congratulation! Your phone won R165,999 from Nokia 2012 Promotion. Ref. No. NUK/213. Call Mr. Steve Hill @ 0847839006 to verify and transfer your won prize soon

  • aliyah 29 Oct 2012, 09:59 AM

    received an sms this morning saying ive won 95 000 and a laptop on a Rca yearly promotion and this is a number to call 0789-998-696 and when i called this guy picked up the phone and he suddenly drops down when i started asking questions and when i used the landline number no one picked up the phone it kept droppin on voicemail. i just want to find out if this is for real and do Rica SA run any promotions with these huge amounts of money paid out to customers.

  • Thandeka5 26 Oct 2012, 07:36 PM

    I have received the same SMS but it says I won R 95 000.00.

  • kosie drury 26 Oct 2012, 12:43 PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!Your CELL No. has WON R250,000 in CASH from RICA ALL Networks Promo. Ref No. RC07012ZA. CALL 0799621281 NOW to CLAIM your PRIZE. 8am-5pm. T&Cs.(RICA TRANSFER DEPT)Winner of R250,000. Name-M. Ackerman. Id No-8410302024088. Ref No.RC07012ZA. Acc. No.9108137699, AbsaBank. Amount to be deposited-R250,000. 26-10-2012. Insurance and Transfer charges-R1,850. Call Mr James on 0218381855 for payment instructions. Thank you.

  • Nhlanhla M 25 Oct 2012, 02:23 PM

    Hi I got the sms today saying I have won R450.000 and I must call Mr ADAMS on 0732368428 to claim price. help please, this guy ask for my address and cell no:advise what to do

  • Zwe 25 Oct 2012, 08:59 AM

    hi all seems a lot of people have received a sms mine was for R350 000...wow! LOL! went straight to the internet to check if this is a hoax. I had to call Mr David 082 596 9914.

  • Hester10 24 Oct 2012, 05:13 PM

    Ja well, what can I say. I fell for it. To what bank do you have to pay R1850.00 in transfer fees? I meen realy. It's money that I supositly won, now I have to pay them to get my money. Here are the numbers I had to phone. 0731884209 and 0218026438. I am so angry at myself for falling for it.

  • Clotty 24 Oct 2012, 12:03 PM

    I just got the sms that my sim card has won me R 250 000.00 to please call Mrs Linda on 0789163830. I called the number and quoted the referrence number as per the msg and the guy told me to phone in 5 Minutes. I haven't called back hence the investigation.

  • Hester10 24 Oct 2012, 10:55 AM

    I receive a sms this morning. I'm also going to try this. They said my money will be paid within 45min. I will keep you posted.

  • yolandakoekemoer 24 Oct 2012, 10:42 AM

    I Also received a massage from them. I do lots of Inquries about them en they also email a proof of the certificate that i will recieved when thy send me the cheque. It seems real.I am also scared, but i going to try this. I never take changes, but i think this time im going to take that chance.

  • Pumza 23 Oct 2012, 09:32 AM

    I received an sms " Congratulations for 2012 RICA PROMOTION,your phone no won R250 000. Call your claim agent Sandra on 0714984334 to activate your ticket no:0166P from 8am to 6pm. When i called, I was asked how do i want the payment to be made by bank or checque and was asked to buy R200 Telkom voucher to activate my pin or something.

  • Tania Janse van Rensburg 23 Oct 2012, 08:04 AM

    Your Mobile Number has won R250 000,00 in the RICA 2012 all networks promo, REF No.: RICA6241SA. Call Mr. Afred on (0737302293) for your activation & claims. Why do people have to be so cruel and not honest. Work for your fucking money and stop stealing other peoples hard working money. I hope that you will be caught not today but someday.....I've got a saying what comes around goes around.

  • Adelene 23 Oct 2012, 06:54 AM

    I recieved an sms early this morning saying... "Congrats!!! you have won R180.000 from Rica 2012 promo. your ref no is SA237UK. Call our agebt, Mr. Mark Fletcher on 0766555146 for cash claim.

  • Isabel Willemse 22 Oct 2012, 02:25 PM

    Received following SMS approx. one hour ago: Congrats! your SIM number have won R250,000 from Ricapromo, refno. 1110 contact 0749743312 8amto5pm Date: 22 October 2012 12.03pm They said I could go and see them at 8 Adderley Street, Cape Town or buy R120 Vodacom airtime and phone them to let them have the PIN number and Serial Number of the Vodacom voucher. OR, they said if i let them have my home address I would have the cheque by tomorrow as they would activate my reference No. somehow or other. Please let me know if this is genuine or not. If not, what could they stand to gain from this? I look forward to hearing from you.

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