RICA yearly promotion

Received an sms stating that I had won R195 000.00 and a laptop in Rica yearly promotion and that I should contact Mr. Benson at 0814361333.
The poor grammar was a dead give away that this is a scam. 
When will this end?

Report ID: 2655
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
Suburb: N/A
Address: Pretoria
Crime Date/Time: 22 Oct 2012, 00:10 AM
Reported By: Username2655
Reported Date: 22 Oct 2012, 18:10 PM
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  • anton coetzer 12 Nov 2013, 08:43 AM

    i received the same sms and desided to play them . i gave them every thing and paid the money up to a point . they are now busy with me for tree months . send me yesterday a certificate to brove to me that the are legit, i reply to it . they fhoned me four times already to find out what is my plan . i am going to play them till they can be caught and bring them to book . the old saying give a man rope and he will hang him self

  • Annalie2 22 Oct 2013, 10:48 AM

    Received sms on 22 October @ 10:46. "Congratulations! Your mobile no. won R950,000.00 in our Rica end of year award draw. Call Rita Domini on: 0845302785 with Ref#:Rica 266 & Activate for claims." A Scam for sure!!

  • Mary23 27 Jul 2013, 02:17 PM

    Sat 27th July 2013. Just received an sms saying:Congratulations! you cell phone no. has won R250 000.00 from RICA-BLACKBERRY 2013 promotion. REF NO: CK197ZA: call Mr Jonathan on 0833516242 for claim. sent from cell no.076 3500499

  • Morne 24 Jul 2013, 10:01 AM


  • thea2 26 Jun 2013, 06:16 AM

    Congratulation! your sim no has won you R555,000 in Blackberry yearly promo, Your ref no is BB44call mr Ben on this no 0840265986 for your claim Thanks.

  • frans3 13 Jun 2013, 12:14 PM

    Recieved same sms on 13/6/2013 950000 won plus hp laptop. sms sent from 0812811589 and i had to call 0604242183 ref R1CK. i did phone the num and a lady asked me for my full names bank details and addres. please people dont respond to this sms. why cant anything be done against them.

  • Hennie2 17 Apr 2013, 02:04 PM

    RICASA:-) Congratulations!! Your mobileno was Selected in RICA YEARLY PROMO You HAVE won R950,000 Plus HP LAPTOP Call 0784829161 For Claims with REFS/No:R5CK, This message was sent from number 027741374882.....Can somebody not trace these idiots and stop them?

  • Juane 2 Apr 2013, 10:05 AM

    I have just received this sms from nr 0741411310 Congratulation! Your cell number have won R450,000 from Rica yearly promo held in S.A, Ref:sA66KP. Contact Mr. Larry on 0848277683 for claim. Do you ever catch these guys?

  • Ane 2 Apr 2013, 10:03 AM

    Received sms on 30/03 stating that I have won R950 000.00 plus Laptop. To phone 078 968 7399 ref R2CK - would have been nice Easter 'egg' :)

  • vicky13 26 Mar 2013, 05:30 AM

    I just receievd the same sms CONGRATULATIONS! YOU HAVE WON (R350,000.00) from RICA YEARLY PROMOTION. YOUR REF.NO. (RI11CA). PLEASE CONTACT ON 0793471893 FOR YOUR CLAIM R.Y.P 8AM - 5PM

  • alfred4 22 Mar 2013, 07:27 AM

    But still , I don't understand that what is the catch on this scam ? Anybody with an answer please !

  • alfred4 22 Mar 2013, 07:25 AM

    RICA SA:- Congratulations! Your MobileNo has been selected in RICA Yearly Promo You've won R145,000 Plus Laptop Ref No: C12P ForClaim call Mr.Bell 0721534672. I did that and the guy asked for my full details and said the cheque will be delivered by courier @ my address this afternoon! Luckily I refused to give him my bank details and I'd number !

  • Nicci4 19 Mar 2013, 01:55 PM

    RICASA :-) Congratulations!! Your mobileno was Selected in RICA YEARLY PROMO You HAVE won R950,000 Plus HPLAPTOP Call 0789687399 For Claims with REF/No:R2CK This message was sent from number 0741292572..... Surely now that all sim cards get RICA'd, the police should be able to trace these idiots?

  • Kay13 18 Mar 2013, 10:23 AM

    RICASA:-)Congratulations!!Your MobileNo was Selected In RICA YEARLY PROMO You Have Won R950,000*Plus HPLAPTOP Call 0789687399 ForClaims WithWinning REF/No:R2CK: What is the point of these messages? do they try and get personal info from you or what?

  • philip3 14 Mar 2013, 06:44 PM

    RICASA:-)Congratulations!!Your MobileNo was Selected In RICA YEARLY PROMO You Have Won R950,000*Plus HPLAPTOP Call 0789687399 ForClaims WithWinning REF/No:R2CK:

  • Ellie 11 Mar 2013, 08:58 AM

    Received an sms about winning R450 000.00 with a reference number....I am not aware on any RICA promo or competition coz it would have been advertised on TV....phoned anyway to confirm the scam...The number that I had to dial is 081 763 7785. The chap says that I must buy R100 of Virgin ACtive airtime and just send him the pin with my details and addy - LOL!! This guy will wait till he becomes blue in the face, coz I support MTN not Virgin Mobile (without prejudice). RICA needs to find a solution to this as these folks are going to catch someone with a huge amount....

  • Mauritz Moolman 9 Mar 2013, 12:15 AM

    Received SMS Cell number won R950 000 plus HP laptop phone 078 968 7399

  • Nash2 15 Feb 2013, 05:51 AM

    I just received an sms stating that my number had won R295 000 from the Blackberry yearly promo and i should contact Mr Harry.

  • kegomoditswe 10 Feb 2013, 03:54 PM

    received an sms saying: congratulation your cellphone number have won R195,000 and a laptop in Rica new year promotion, your Ref number is LR2P contact Mr David on0813620906 for claim

  • Ansie9 1 Feb 2013, 10:43 AM

    received sms from : 081 760 7200 at 10:36 01 feb 2013, "Congratulations your have won E95 000 and a laptop in the RICA Yearly Promotion. YOUR REF NO (UK06) CALL ON -0822-600-596 FOR CLAIM i have called from a land line 3 times but it thye did not sound impress and you can hear a lot of background chats

  • mellisa 1 Feb 2013, 04:09 AM

    also received da vry same msg...diz ppl need to b stoped coz ,sum ppl wl b so blnded nd actually fall for dis...question is wat are the police / da govermnt doin bwt dz cause dis whole RICa thng wz their idea..(wntin to keep tabs on us)mxxm

  • Pieter62 29 Jan 2013, 08:45 AM

    Kan die ware RICA-stelsel hierdie kansvatters opspoor en na goeddunke handel? Die persoon Richard L gebruik ten miste 4 selfone in sy bedryf. Hy het vir my 'n sms vanaf 0814640313 gestuur en gevra dat ek hom skakel by 0603737541. Laasgenoemde is nogal 'n vreemde nr (060)?

  • Sipho14 23 Jan 2013, 10:22 AM

    On this 23rd January 2013 at 8h30, I received an sms that I have won R250 000 and the HP Laptop from the RICASA Annual Promotion. I Should also call 0784829161 for claims with ref : REFS/No:R7CK. I called the number and asked the lady who to provide me with a landline and a physical address for security reasons but she hung up the phone.

  • Renier4 22 Jan 2013, 01:03 PM

    I received following SMS from Cell number (0817414345) - RICASA:-)Congratulations!!Your MobileNo was Selected In RICA YEARLY PROMO You Have Won R250,000. Plus HPLAPTOP Call - 0834812128 ForClaims With REEF/No:R3CK: I called the cell number by which a lady of an Asian accent answered requesting i forward her my name, initials, surname, address and banking details. I asked her if she is ascam artist outright and she answered. No.

  • mpho11 14 Jan 2013, 11:04 AM

    I received similar message that I hv won,nd pls these people they nid to be stopped,

  • sheila gombert 8 Jan 2013, 09:33 AM

    just got a sms stating that i have won 950.000 plus a hp laptop in the rica new year promo did not even waste airtime to phone . Is there then nothing anyone can do to stop these scams

  • leon13 8 Jan 2013, 08:06 AM

    I received a sms today saying you have won R350.000 from Rica Yearly Promotions, your ref number is SA.32 contact mr jerry on 0847472281 for claim. This is really stupid we are being victimized. We should report this and get these low lifes behind bars, they got time to play, why don't they get jobs, or at least scam each other and not innocent people.

  • Craig 21 31 Dec 2012, 09:53 AM

    I have recieved the same sms stating congratulations you have won R350.000 from Rica Yearly promotion(ref RI11CA) please contact 0793471893 for you claim from 8am to 5PM. i called and asked the guy that answered why are you are they scamming the people has he got no shame, immediatly his tone changed and he started swearing at me like you cannot believe. SO DONT FALL FOR THIS IT IS DEFINITLY A SCAM

  • Sithembile3 27 Dec 2012, 08:32 PM

    I just reserved a SMS that says I won 320.000 so I don't knw what to do

  • Kefilwe 11 Dec 2012, 07:48 AM

    Received an sms this morning: "RICASA :) Congratulations!! Your MobileNo was Selected In RICA END OF YEAR PROMO you have won R950,000 Plus HPLAPTOP Call 0789687399 ForClaims With REF/No:R2CK:" I knew it was a scam right there and then and went straight to google, which brough me to this page. This is concerning because a lot of people actually fall for these things out of desperation for money or excitement and they get cleaned out. Seriously something needs to be done about this.

  • Kelly8 5 Dec 2012, 04:50 PM

    Received an sms RICASA! Congratulations!! Your MobileNo was Randomly Selected in RICA END OF YEAR PROMO you have won R950 000 Call 0784829161 ForClaims With Ticket/No:R7CK. I contacted the number and gave my banking details. I was then asked to contact Dr. Jassica Smith to pay over the Tax Clearance Fee of R2120.00 into G. Masuku's Account. Fax proof of payment and a SCOP of your I'd. You'd think that if they wanted to scam you, they'd at least spell correctly. Definitely a scam! There are no current RICA promotions running in SA. Please be aware and careful this festive season.

  • Emile4 4 Dec 2012, 01:14 PM

    Received SMS: "RICASA Congratulations!!Your Mobile No was Randomly Selected in RICA END OF YEAR PROMO You Have Won R950,000 Call 0789687399 For Claim With Ticket/No: R2CK: I did phone the number and a gentleman ask me to SMS my bank-details to this number. Then I got suspiciace. Now what can they do with my bank details?

  • Donovan10 27 Nov 2012, 11:44 AM

    Just recieved an sms saying I have won R950 000 contact 0789687399 to claim. From 081 722 2770

  • Thobile 27 Nov 2012, 07:18 AM

    Just received an sms saying "Congratulation: You have won R145,000.00 from Rica yearly promo, your Ref No. is Z.RCC.7, Call 0824781491.for the activation of your ref no.Z.RCC.7. & claim," from +27720420335.

  • jacobus nell 25 Nov 2012, 08:50 PM

    i receive this message on 5/11/2012 congr you have won from rica yearly promotionyour ref no (ri22ca)call 0837668687

  • millicent3 23 Nov 2012, 08:50 PM

    Received an sms today congratulations ur number has been randomly picked for the RICa yearly promotion and I have 250K to claim I must cal a number 0729575253 and qoute refference number R2CK

  • Lerato26 23 Nov 2012, 02:09 PM

    just got the same "Congragulations" you have won R175000 and a laptop in the rica yearly promo, ref YYK7. Call Mr. Richard L on 0780750467. The msg is from cel no 0813750410.

  • Jocelyn2 21 Nov 2012, 07:36 AM

    All i wanna knw is! If this is true? I got an sms by Mr Morgan saying i won R3450000 and a laptop! How lame of this Mr Morgan thinking i would fall for this?? Than got nerver to tell me where his from, lmao some black ppl with their stupid fraud..its year end guys! Dont fall for this scam.

  • Chanel5 21 Nov 2012, 06:49 AM

    I'm from Cape Town and literally a minute ago I just got the same message from 0817417305 saying my cell number has won R250000, with a reference number, and to contact the claim centre. The fact that the claim centre number to call is a cell number (0780232564) is the most bogus part for me! Absolutely rediculous! Please stop these idiots!

  • Buhlebembali Nsuntsha 9 Nov 2012, 10:04 AM

    i got a very same sms saying i have won R195.000 and a LAPTOP must contact Mr DAVID on 0813620906

  • matt2 8 Nov 2012, 11:52 AM

    Just got the same CA09KP, they wanted to know if I would like a bank transfer or a Cheque and wanted bank details, I played along and just got feedback to buy vodacom airtime for R110 for the activation of my ticket place

  • Celeste6 7 Nov 2012, 01:56 PM

    Same :-) Congratulations! Your cell no has won the sum of R950 000 and a LAPTOP in RICA PROMOTION 2012 REF NO SA55 Call Mr James 0784437974 for activation & claim.

  • celestine bishop 6 Nov 2012, 07:07 PM

    i recieved a call: congratulations your sim no has won you R995.000.00 in blackberry yearly promo. yoour ref is bb63 call mr williams on 0836883713 for your claim bla bla bla why cant blackberry use their high tech tracers and trace these crooks coz a lot of innnocent people are getting caught up in this

  • Tony Van Der Merwe 5 Nov 2012, 09:15 AM

    Got an sms from 27817513452 saying Congratulation's you have won R 320,000 from Rica Yearly Promotion. Your ticket no.CA09KP.Please Contact no 0719253231 for Your Claim.

  • Adriaan2 2 Nov 2012, 01:21 PM

    got an sms. "Congratulations you have won (R250 000) from RICA yearly promotion. Ref no 010Np. Please contact 0792399807. For your claim R.Y.P 8am to 6pm

  • Peter49 2 Nov 2012, 12:05 PM

    I am in Cape Town.Received a msg from 081 745 7320,with ref no rk 77 C stating i won R270k in the Rica yearly promo.I was asked to contact the claim centre 076 016 4339 Please do something and nail these bastards.We are sick and tired of them.

  • RITA11 2 Nov 2012, 11:42 AM

    Got the same message from 0817396843

  • Mike25 31 Oct 2012, 07:20 AM

    Hi, I just received the same sms, 31/10/2012. Contact 0826260928 and quote ref no UK22SA to win R200,000. What does this type of scam mean with the new credit regulations in SA ?????

  • judy9 30 Oct 2012, 09:41 AM

    Iam in Cape Town,got a message today @ 6.45 that said I've wom R195 000 and a laptop ref.no.RL41,the message is sent by the no.27812989171 & asking me to phone Mr Nelson @0732962711

  • Ilse4 29 Oct 2012, 11:03 PM

    My son got the sms today (29 Oct 2012) from 081 754 1921 at 6:40am SmS: Congratulations you have won R450 000 and a laptop in the Rica Yearly Promotion. Your Ref No. (UK R72) call on 073 471 3733 for claim.

  • Joselynn Smith 25 Oct 2012, 11:45 AM

    Got an sms from 27843844714atcellc.co.za saying Congratulation's you have won R 320,000 from Rica Yearly Promotion. Your ticket no.CA09KP.Please Contact no 0719253231 for Your Claim. I was fairly sure it was a scam, but phoned anyway - got an MTN answering service the first time and a very rude chap the second time who asked me to phone back in 15 minutes, which I have not bothered to do.

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