I have received an sms stating as follows from the following number: 0826645489: Congratulations! You have won the sum of R250,000.00 from the RICA promotion. Your ref No: (RSA01) contact our Rica Agent on 0218241756 for your cash prize:

Report ID: 2687
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
Address: Cell Phone
Crime Date/Time: 29 Oct 2012, 00:10 AM
Reported By: Username2687
Reported Date: 29 Oct 2012, 08:10 AM
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  • Celia Hodgkinson 5 Aug 2013, 02:04 PM

    I received a SMS on my mobile this morning stating I have won R950 000 and HP Laptop call 0717679732 or e-mail ricasa@msn.com to claim my prize I phoned the number from a landline and heard this foreign voice I gave her the ref no R09/SAH and this voice informed me I must e-mail to claim my prize and phone from my mobile well instead I went onto internet and saw this is a scam Everybody please be warned I wish all the these people can be caught because how many innocent people does not get caught and looses lots of money

  • Giuseppe 3 Aug 2013, 11:39 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.

  • Andrew12 27 Jun 2013, 11:42 AM

    I am so pissed off with this guy in the name Tom sending massages that I have won R45,000 from RICA promotion. asked me to send him my banking details, so i am not stupid please RICA Offices how are we going to trust you if thugs are busy terrorizing us like this. His contact details are as follows: 0749021205

  • Brandan 10 Jun 2013, 09:02 AM

    I received this sms this morning called the number and gave them my home address. I just saw all the other incidents. Is there no way I can reverse this because I am feeling scammed already.

  • Lady Ruthern 25 Apr 2013, 01:31 PM

    Also did receive the stupid sms about winning R200 000 ref no SA06 to call 076 226 0886, i called n spoke to a stupid girl called Melinda she said i must buy vigil mobile R50airtime and send it to the number said. Watch out people!!

  • Khalase 23 Apr 2013, 09:52 AM

    I wonder what rica is doing wih these scam because now it's thei reputation that is at risk.Rica should do something about this unless it's rica's plan or scam to con people with their monies.These people have cell no that are can be traced by Rica together with SAPS. Something must be done.

  • phiwokuhle 2 Apr 2013, 05:06 PM

    i just received a text stating i have won R950 OOO,OO AND AN hp laptop.now they are saying i must buy R110 airtime multiplied by 2 and send the pins to them. this is not right people.

  • Leonie Schreuder 1 Apr 2013, 04:09 PM

    From RICASA, CONGRATULATIONS!YOUR MOBILE NUMBER WON R755,000.00 IN OUR YEARLY RICA AWARD DRAW. CALL ADAM SCOTT ON 0834719182 WITH YOUR REF NO:RIA/24 FOR CLAIMS. Just want to know who gave may number to these people, so many complains and RICA don't do anything wHat a big scam, my number is private that's why I RICA IT

  • Sally 28 Mar 2013, 11:46 AM

    Definately a scam! Shame man, they send the SMS to pensioners (my mother got it) and then they try and make money out of them. So glad that she did not get caught - Same story - Amanda at a Rica Call centre in Century City, Cape Town.

  • Alma Piek 27 Mar 2013, 11:37 AM

    I recieved an sms from RICA stating that I had won R350.000 and to please call Amanda at 021 824-1756. When I called I was told that if I have R1250 to be able to claim that amount. This is so sad to be taking the mickey out of people who are already in a financial state and trying them to get them to part with hard earned cash that could be paying for a sick childs medication. SHame on you Amanda and Co for playing mind games with people.

  • Donne 25 Mar 2013, 09:31 AM

    I received:- RICA SA Congratulations!! Your Mobile No Was Randomly Selected In RICA YEARLY PROMO.You Have Won R250,000.00.Call 0712999397 for your winnings. I DID NOT CALL!

  • Mike53 12 Mar 2013, 04:38 PM

    All sim cards are regesterd why is so difficult to arrest these thugs?

  • Tammy8 8 Mar 2013, 07:32 AM

    I received and sms stating my mobile number has won R175000 in the RIKA all networks promo. Ref no: RIC147kp. Call claim center on 0810043243 for ur activation & claim! Please people, this is a big scam, do not fall for this nonsense. If there were any promotions going on, all the network providers would have been broadcasting this competition. Don't be fooled by these idiots. It is a huge scam! This is the 4th type of sms i have received that claimed i have won some large amount of money. They thing people are so stupid and the sad thing is, desperate people for extra cash fall for this nonsence and they fall victim to these scams and end up deeper in their hole financially

  • roland 4 Mar 2013, 01:32 PM

    Got an email saying, congratulation ur mobile number has won R175000 in the rica all networks promo call.... I call and not to be racist or biased but a guy with an north west african accent picks up after speaking to him for a minute I realise that this is the type of stuff you see on Carte blanche. I tell him that I am suspicious and hang up. 2 minutes later he calls me back with a hidden number. her is the number 0810043243

  • Peter48 27 Feb 2013, 02:07 PM

    I received:- RICA SA Congratulations!! Your Mobile No Was Randomly Selected In RICA YEARLY PROMO.You Have Won R250,000.00.Call 02182033117 Same number referred to call a Natasha. When I asked for e-mail detail conformation i was contact various times via sms or landlines calls to the mobile (that Won the prize) after a some time i was asked for my banking details for the funds to be transferred. I had to agree that i am willing to pay R28 000 before the releases of the funds in my account. How do i know this will happen. When i received the e-mail i was presented with the FNB cheq Account # 62199349088. only thing that was needed was a date on the cheq and i was told there will be a EFT transfer. (mmmmm really). So i agree with every on this a New SA Same to steel our hard earned money. I will play the game with them and wait and see if this really will take place (in my dreams yes) The Question is what is the South African Goverment doing with regards to this obvious money theft situation. OOH sorry, this is a normal practice with in the local and national government departments of South Africa.

  • mary17 22 Feb 2013, 08:34 AM

    Congratulations you have has Won R295 000.00 from rica promotion.your ref 250nk contact rica agent on 0218255476 for ur cah prize sent from 0793252223

  • Gloria Struwig 20 Feb 2013, 08:07 AM

    Congratulations your mobile number has Won R250 000.00 in Rica 2013 all networks promo. Ref No Ric 127SA. Call Mr. John 082 951 0356 for your claim sender no name 27794198750 dated 20 February 2013 No doubt this is a scam

  • Ntuthuko Zwane 16 Feb 2013, 12:44 AM

    RICASA;)Congratulations!! Your MobileNo was Selected in RICA YEARLY PROMO You have won R950,000*Plus HP LAPT0P Call 0737073117 f0rClaims with REFS/No;R1CK,

  • E.Burrill 11 Feb 2013, 08:30 AM

    Congratulations! you have won the sum of R250,000 from the RICA promotion. your ref No:(40RP) Call our Rica office 0729638599 for Your cash prize 8:30 to 4:45.Yeah right

  • Mostert 6 Feb 2013, 08:50 AM

    So far I am the luckiest of all. I received:- RICASA-:) Congratations!! Your MobileNo Was Randomly Selected In RICA YEARLY PROMO.You Have Won R950,000.00.Call 0782811008 Same number and same sleepy voice as all referred to. When I asked a physical address the question was ignored and when I asked a landline the answer was the "landline department" will phone me back as soon as I have sent my ID number and banking details to effect the transfer.

  • Nambahu Daniel 1 Feb 2013, 04:07 PM

    I received an sms this morning stating i won, likely i checked the internet. Scammers please think of some other ways, your scams are boring. Seriously

  • David16 24 Jan 2013, 02:55 PM

    RICASA winner R950 000 and HP laptop. SMS came from 0793203301. Number to contact is0789687339...

  • marilyn 15 Jan 2013, 07:28 AM

    Sms have won R150000 in the Rica 2013 yearly promotion ref sa13 for claims contact 0848046389 -- a guy answers but I didnt respond.

  • Gcogco2 29 Dec 2012, 11:19 AM

    On 27/12/12 also received this sms, claiming my cell number has won R350 000 and I should call 0110753915 to claim the prize.

  • TT2 21 Dec 2012, 03:25 PM

    I receive an sms saying congratulations your sim has won R250, 000 in RICA 2011/2012 Award with ref No A1861SA Please call 0782428254 for Activation and claim

  • UNKNOWN2 18 Dec 2012, 07:12 PM

    Has anyone paid the insurance purposes money and not received the prize money?

  • Kowie2 14 Dec 2012, 01:18 PM

    I received an sms this morning to contact 078 493 5817 with winning ticket no: NK2p, winning R195 000 and a labtop. When I phoned they said I must buy R110 airtime and supply them with all the relevant numbers. This way you buy them airtime.

  • fhumu2 14 Dec 2012, 09:30 AM

    I too received an sms this morning. Congartulations! you have won the sum of R250,000.00 from RICA promotion, your Ref No: (R25P) contact our Rica Agent on 0734459922 for your cash prize.

  • Tia Livanos 6 Dec 2012, 09:58 AM

    I also recieved an sms this morning with the same content as everyone else the number that came through for me was 0817676658 and the guys name is Isaac. thanks

  • Enrico Pedro 6 Dec 2012, 07:52 AM

    Good morning RICA:you have won R225,000 in rica yearly promotion,your ref/no:019NP contact the agent mr Adam on 0734324885 for your prize. I called this number and was ask to sms my account number in order to receive my money how stupid do people think we are.

  • MUSA8 5 Dec 2012, 02:39 PM

    they tried me also but i goggle it first before i can act lukly i irrived to your page thank you guys

  • CLEMENT 30 Nov 2012, 08:11 AM

    I received an sms this morning 30/11/2012 that reads "Condratulations! You have won the sum of R295,000.00 from the Rica promotion. your ref no. (250NK) contact your rica agent on 0218255476" is this for real or is it fraud?

  • Veronica3 29 Nov 2012, 10:18 AM

    It is real, I was almost victimise by this scandal, luckly I got them by asking if they are from Rica why should they ask me about my info whiles they have all of my information.

  • unkown3 29 Nov 2012, 09:33 AM

    this company phoned they say are in cape town century city shop 52, 2 canal walk.

  • ABIGAIL7 29 Nov 2012, 07:22 AM

    i have received an sms from this number0817331262 ,saying that i have won 250 000,i should call phillip on 0769124602

  • N ELISA 28 Nov 2012, 10:21 AM

    I receiveid an sms stating your cell no was randomly selected on RICA promotion ,you won R95 000 .TICKET NO.0166p.call Phindile 0737896765 for your claim 8am to 6pm then i was asked to buy R180 mtn airtime and send it to them to activate my account now i have to pay R2550 for insurance to MR William Smith on 0848985134... atleast i just lost R180 what about those other people who have fallen for this scam till the end i called mtn and they said the airtime has been used yesterday So RICA people have to do something about this

  • J Soap 28 Nov 2012, 09:49 AM

    I received a sms from RICA: stating you have won R225,000 in a RICA yealry promotion, your Ref/No: 019NP contact agent Mr Adams on 073 432 4885 - thought I'd entertain it and called - to be answered by a dodegy foreign who would not give any details but i was to call back in 5 mins...... sad thing is elderly or unsuspecting people will fall trap to this SCAM.

  • Godwin Mpakairi 28 Nov 2012, 09:18 AM

    i received an sms last night stating that l have won R450 000 in a SIM RICA PROMO, with ref.No: SA2012 and l am suppose to contact ZANELE NKOSI on 0817601377 for activation and claim. Helps us you people from RICA, thats why the govenment put you in place to investigate such scamms. Or if you are running a promotion , please inform the public. regads

  • RAMUGONDO MPHO 27 Nov 2012, 08:31 AM

    I recieved an sms this morning stating that i have won R 250 000.00 from a rica promotion.i called and the guy said he is in western cape,they asked if i wanted to recieve it in cash or cheque and i told them I'm not interested because it is a scam

  • a k rubidge 26 Nov 2012, 02:44 PM

    receceived an sms this morning 26/11/12 stating that i have won R145000.000 ref no. 055kp from cell no081 717 1660 and that i must pay tax and courier charges of R1520.00 and a cheque will be delivered to me.DO I LOOK STUPID,WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY TO RECEIVE A PRIZE

  • Etienne8 26 Nov 2012, 11:14 AM

    received sms from 0799101422 :Congratulations! your cellphone no has won R150,000 from rica yearly promotion.Ref.RP13CK. Contact claim cntre at 0791760980 for your prize. Is there even such a promotion running currently?? Can RICA not comment on all this stories?? why not make a public statement distancing themselves from this scam, and inform the public.

  • THEUNS SCHUTTE 26 Nov 2012, 11:01 AM

    They have tried to catch me this morning i hope they can not get into my bank account.Because of all the transactions go thru on my cell i hope someone can do something about this the numbers they send sms and phone numbers are.0847684688,0817193639,0817212908,0740323506

  • Username2687 23 Nov 2012, 12:15 PM

    Why are we actually leaving comments on this website if nothing gets done to track down these people

  • Elsabe Loots 23 Nov 2012, 12:03 PM

    SMS STATES --- CONGRATULATION! Your Cell number has won R250 000 @ the Rica Yearly Promotion, REF NR: RK77C.Call claim centre @ 0760164339 for your cash prize! THE SMS WAS SENT FROM 081 352 6102.

  • MENZI KUNENE 21 Nov 2012, 11:43 AM

    SMS STATES -- CONGRATULATION! YOUR CELL NUMBER HAVE WON YOU R250,000.FROM RICA' PROMOTION (REF NO:RIC517SA), CALL YOUR AGENT ON 0716430468 FOR THE ACTIVATION OF YOUR CLAIM I phoned and i could barely hear her... but they in caoe town and they sent anither SMS stating - insurance and delivery charges - R2950,00 and i had to pay before they can deliver the cheque or deposit the R250,000 Stupid Fucks""" unt they

  • Nonqaba Mini 13 Nov 2012, 02:12 PM

    since we rica our phones we always get these funny promotions and these people with funny accents. It is high time that Hawks investigate these crooks and we cannot live with mafias here in SA

  • Solly2 13 Nov 2012, 07:37 AM

    I received this SMS this morning and it reads: CONGRATULATIONS! YOU HAVE WON R250,000 AND A LAPTOP IN RICA YEARLY PROMOTION. YOUR REFNO. SA012 FOR CLAIM CALL 0722281314.

  • Rolien 12 Nov 2012, 03:09 PM

    I received a sms that reads RICASA Call 0782811008 Dr Nelly Fisher for Winning Fund Transfer of R250,000.00 With Ticket R4CK Your Mobile No was Randomly Selected In RICA PROMO. I called this number and was asked for my bank account number then the lady asked me to buy two R180.00 MTN Airtime Vouchers, I should not put the Vouchers on my phone but I should fax it to 0865112516, they are already busy to transfer that R250,000.00 to my bank account. What can be done with these unscrupulous scammers. 12 November 2012.

  • Nellie 4 12 Nov 2012, 10:34 AM

    I recieved an sms that reads " Congratulations your mobile number has won R 550.000.00 in rica 2012 promo. Ref no (RIC112SA), call 0785831180 for claim. I called the number and the woman who answered sound sleepy, i could barely hear her. but In the western cape they are located in 28- Century Ave. In century city, she says.

  • Mo 4 12 Nov 2012, 10:21 AM

    I also received an SMS saying I had won R195,00 plus an HP laptop. There is no way I am going to pay R2,500 to receive a cheque!

  • Shirley12 9 Nov 2012, 12:40 PM

    what is this thing of RICA promo congratulations your number was drawn as one of the lucky winners you won R150 000 Ref no: N001Kp. to claim call Sandre 084 324 1194 date is 08 November 2012 at 08:47

  • Bongie 8 Nov 2012, 10:22 AM

    i also have received and sms say: Congratulations i have won R250,000.00 from Rica Yearly Promotion Ref- No, CA774UK.Call Claim Centre @ 0730398451.Pls guyz becarefull for this scams. i phoned the number is engaged.

  • itumeleng4 7 Nov 2012, 08:29 AM

    i receive an sms from the number 0835233116 ref 04kp, i m aware is a scam and i phoned the number, the guy just woke up and i can here clearly that he is in the room. so be carefull of such people.

  • Claude Marie Bernard Kayitare 7 Nov 2012, 08:23 AM

    I got the same SMS this morning from 081 762 442 and was asked to contact the RICA agent Mr. Adams on 083 245 3780. As you can see this nomber for Mr Adams was reported by Brian on the yesterday. Since the contacts are there I think the criminals can be identified and arrested.

  • Brian18 6 Nov 2012, 09:07 AM

    I received an sms this morning at 6:36 Rica:you have won R225,000 in rica promotion,your Ref/no:019NP contactthe agent Mr Adams on 0832453780 for your price.

  • Dries6 6 Nov 2012, 08:55 AM

    I received this this morning: CONGRATULATIONS! YOU HAVE WON R250,00.00 FROM RICA PROMOTION REF NO:SA 05 UK: CONTACT OUR AGENT MRS A NKOSI ON 0795380378 FOR YOUR CASH PRIZE 07:00AM-07:00PM. Send from: 07794193797

  • Diana Budd 2 Nov 2012, 12:58 PM

    I received an sms this morning stating:Congratulations. Your sim have won R850 000 from RICA PROMOTION with(Ref NO: SA 02), Pls call Colleen on 0781380075 for activation and claim.

  • Vincent Ratlabyane 1 Nov 2012, 11:53 AM

    RICA PROMOTION! Congratulations your sim have won R850,000.00 from RICA PROMOTIOM WITH (REF NO:SA02), PLS CALL COLLEN ON 0781380075 FOR ACTIVATION & CLAIM

  • Charlotte Nobanda 1 Nov 2012, 11:10 AM

    I hanve received an sms stating that I have won R250.000.00 And a laptop and I should call Irene to claim my prize... Then I called Irene and she tells I must buy 60x3 airtime vouchers to activate my prize.... How dumb is that ??????

  • Denise Oosthuizen 31 Oct 2012, 03:14 PM

    Won R250000.00 from Rica Yearly Promotion. Ref no: 010np ontact 0792399807 for your claim between 8am - 6 pm Googled Rica Promotions and Whalla!!!!!

  • Vuyokazi Balani 31 Oct 2012, 11:14 AM

    I have received an sms stating as follows from the following number: 0812985533: RICASA Congratulations! MobileNo was Randomly Selected in RICA Yearly Promotion You have won the sum of R250,000.00 Call 078 281 1008 with ticket/No: RCK. Ijust went to google to check the latest fraud/skerms and i find what i expected.

  • Nicolette Alcock 30 Oct 2012, 01:46 PM

    I have recieved a sms this morning staeting that I have won R250,000 00, but I was to first pay R1250.00 for insurance and couring to contact Mr John Florence Dude on 0218382207.....

  • jacobus nell 30 Oct 2012, 10:35 AM

    can you send me a report on my coment to my e-mail adress plse e-mail adress is koosnell@telkomsa.net thanx a lot

  • jacobus nell 30 Oct 2012, 09:45 AM

    i dit receive a e-mail my no 0715213073 dit win r470000 ref no is ri22ca i must phone this no 0837668687 to claim my price money thanx j j nell

  • Milfree 30 Oct 2012, 09:31 AM

    Received an sms saying i have won, 250 000.00 from this number 084 622 9598 very sneak they want you to purchase airtime and send it to them on the number above to activate your winnings. How crazy is that.

  • Peter Kgatitswe 30 Oct 2012, 09:29 AM

    I have received an sms stating as follows from the following number: 0793203301: RICASA Congratulations! MobileNo was Randomly Selected in RICA Yearly Promotion You have won the sum of R250,000.00 Call 072 957 5253 For Claims with ticket/No:R2CK 8am - 5pm

  • Username2687 29 Oct 2012, 11:30 AM

    Do you seriously think that i am that stupid to pay a amount to obtain my winnings, get a LIFE PEOPLE

  • Elise5 29 Oct 2012, 09:53 AM


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