RICA promotion

i received an sms from rica all net work promotions,number sms received from 076 346 1884, stating i won r250000 and to call the helpline 0846229598,to activate my prize. i called and morgan answered,saying they were in the western cape.in order for me to claim my prize i must send my full name and id and purchase r110 vodacom airtime voucher and send all this to them because they need to use the airtime to activate the further processs of my prize.

Report ID: 2953
Crime Category: Corruption
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Kempton Park
Suburb: N/A
Address: SMS
Crime Date/Time: 10 Dec 2012, 00:12 AM
Reported By: Username2953
Reported Date: 10 Dec 2012, 10:12 AM
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  • Johan92 16 Apr 2013, 11:23 AM

    Received SMS from 0741590404(Almost same as Andre Jacobs.)Exact wording: CONGRATULATION! YOUR MOBILE NO HAS WON R500,000.00 FROM NOKIA PROMOTION WITH REF NO:X16 IT HAS TO BE ACTIVATED TO CLAIM & ACTIVATE CALL HELEN ON 0799525969. Stupid scammers.

  • portia15 10 Apr 2013, 09:55 AM

    ireceived the same sms this morning saying i have won R850 000.00 is this a scam?

  • Andre Jacobs 2 Apr 2013, 10:19 AM

    Recieved an SMS from 0741590407. This is the sms in exact wording, format and punctuation. "CONGRATULATION! YOUR MOBILE NO HAS WON R500,000.00 FROM NOKIA PROMOTION WITH REF NO:X16 IT HAS TO BE ACTIVATED TO CLAIM & ACTIVATE CALL HELEN ON 0826711993"

  • Mzee 29 Mar 2013, 08:32 AM

    acc.no.1026183618, Nedbank, Savings account, Mziwokholo Mzee Meki. Please deposit my winnings into my account.

  • Grant14 19 Mar 2013, 09:35 AM

    Have received the same. The guy I had to call was Mr Richard. Gave me a choice to provide my banking details or have a cheque delivered to where I stay. I had to send my street address in a text to him and he will send it to the accounts devision and they will contact me further.

  • dudu7 12 Mar 2013, 04:20 PM

    I received an sms from 0848755149 saying that congratulations you have won R250 000,00 from Rica yearly Promotion. Ref No AK116N.So i phoned and i spoke to a Xhosa lady she said her name Monica.They said i must buy airtime for R110 and send that serial no. They are going to post the via Courier services.Please people beware of those scam.

  • mike41 7 Mar 2013, 11:02 PM

    i received an sms from 0741122978 saying thet i have won 450 000.00 from rica promotion ref SARCP211 and i should call 0815200016 to claim my prize,quess what when i call the lady did not sound like she is at the office .i ask her the address and she could not give it very quick that alert me that it is a scam.be aware

  • Spoko 4 Mar 2013, 02:14 PM

    I received the same message this morning stating that I won R350 000 in RICA 2013 all networks promotion.REF NO 17SA.Contact Mrs Samantha on 0780583534 for your claim.

  • Jomien Olivier 1 Mar 2013, 10:29 AM

    I also received an SMS stating that I have won R850 000.00 through RICA PROMOTIONS. I had to phone Colleen on 078 711 3167. I phoned her and was told that I need to buy a R100 voucher - Virgin Mobile airtime and send it through to them.

  • eli 25 Feb 2013, 09:56 AM

    i also receive the sms saying that i won r195000 then to call isaac but he sound unprofessional and incompetent.

  • Malick 25 Feb 2013, 09:43 AM

    I got this message tis morning.."Congratulation!!! Your mobile number has won you R195 000 in rica promo with ticket no Z166p. for claims call Judith or Mark on 0782706846.to activate ur ticket".... this is the second time that this has happened to me!The first time I had to buy airtime vouchers to the value of R300..after I smsed then the voucher no's the contact no for them was deactivated!...How stupid of me!!...So sorry guys once bitten twice shy!... THIS IS A BIG SCAM!!!

  • Chantal15 25 Feb 2013, 07:59 AM

    Well I only won R500 000 all networks RICA competion for 2013. Thanks for your website

  • Dirk 9 23 Feb 2013, 11:16 AM

    I must be luckier than most of the aforementioned commentators, because yesterday I received a congratulation note on my cell, informing me I have won R950,000 and a HP Lap Top in the RICA Yearly Promotion. The cell no's quoted were 0789687399 and 27741377456. I didn't won't respond, because it's very obviously just another scam. Best to check before responding

  • sasha 23 Feb 2013, 08:12 AM

    I just received that same sms on my mobile now! I won R350000 ref:00350RSA, please call 0110753915. I received this sms from 0817478823. Without hesitating I went onto the internet to check if its real or a scam. Guess what I'm trying to say, before giving. These persons committing such crime the satisfaction of us using our airtime to contact them, always double check first, u can find anything on Google.

  • dideka 22 Feb 2013, 12:00 PM

    I suddenly receive sms teling tha i've won R200.000 in ALL RICA NETWORK PROMO RE / NO..SAO6 CONTACT(RICA) AGENT 0762260886 FOR ACTIVATION&CLAIM.

  • ciege 20 Feb 2013, 08:57 AM

    I received the following sms today : "CONGRATULATIONS YOU HAVE WON R350,000 AND A HP LAPTOP FROM RICA YEALY PROMOTION,YOUR REF NUMBER IS SA 0166,CONTACT MR DANIEL ON 0810021059 FOR YOUR CLAIM." After that I googled it and found this site. It clearly seems like a scam. Please stop these criminals.

  • Naile Lekhulo 20 Feb 2013, 07:31 AM

    I recieved an sms from 0812193846 saying I won R250 000 from RICA PROMO and I must call MS Amanda on 0715088890 with Ref No: (011kz)

  • Sboniso2 14 Feb 2013, 11:52 AM

    Also recieved the same sms guys. I just deleted it. Made no sense at all to me.

  • Gareth Evans 12 Feb 2013, 09:36 PM

    Congratulation! your mobile no has won R195.000.and a laptop in the RICA Yearly promot.Your Ref no NK22p,Call Mr williams 0733309543 for claim

  • Dumisani2 12 Feb 2013, 08:27 PM

    Anyway to stop this senseless thing as I don't know what these people are up to

  • Dumisani2 12 Feb 2013, 08:24 PM

    Same story receiving that sms stating I've won R250 000 2 options of payment cheque or electronic transfare.They want R110 airtime my ID and bank details

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  • Refilwe4 12 Feb 2013, 09:33 AM

    I've received 2 sms stating that my cell no have wonR250,000.00 in RICA 2013 ALL NETWORKS PROMO, Ref No:RIC124SA. Call Mr Philip on 0769124602 for your activation & claim.

  • Lyn3 11 Feb 2013, 11:27 AM

    RICA:you have won R196,000 in rica promotion, your Ref/no:019nkp contact the agent mr James on 0836123029 for your prize. C'mon, these imbeciles need to be stopped! its ridiculous

  • Mike35 11 Feb 2013, 09:07 AM

    ALL NETWORKS RICA PROMOTION!CONGRATULATIONS!!! yourmobile number has wonyou R195,000.00 with ref no:527sa call claim centre on 0711529292 T&C'C APPLY

  • Pack Solution1 7 Feb 2013, 08:42 AM

    Today 2013-02-07 at 06:16 I received an sms from 0794809578 said: "Congratulation! You have won the sum of R200,000 from the RICA promotion. your ref no: (93RP) contact Our Rica Agent on 0793255854 for your cash prize:". My answer to this was, I probably tell them what my Mother always tell some people: "It easier to think original and foolish than think original and wise..." Please guys you need to act like somebodies, but not like somethings, ok ? So my dear readers, beware of the situation like this today are more. When you receive an sms like this, please think: is RICA or any other promotion organisation got no money to contact you, if you really a winner ?

  • Famida 6 Feb 2013, 07:19 AM

    Good Morning, received the same message this morning stating that I won R350 000 in RICA 2013 all networks promotion.REF NO 17SA.Contact Mrs Samantha on 0780583534 for your claim.

  • Madelein4 30 Jan 2013, 03:09 PM

    I received the same rica sms but the number i had to phone is a landline number ...... Can this be stopped ? Really i didn't send any airtime and what not but phoned vodacom and asked them and they said this is BS story!

  • Givenchy 30 Jan 2013, 08:52 AM

    I received a sms staing that I have won R250 000 in a Rica network promotion ref(93RP)from this number:072 344 2598 the ask me to call this number:082 694 4225 but I didn't call because I thought tha it's a scam.

  • DANE2 28 Jan 2013, 12:09 PM

    i recievd a sms stating that I have won R250 000 in a RICA all network promotion with ref 001kz. i called the number given in thge sms as I was asked to speak to a person MS AMANDA. i CALLED AND SHE WAS NOT IN OFFICE. It was mentioned to me that I need to pay a fee of R1280 for delivery of the courier as they gave me 2options for payment. Please peeps don,t give your details. I will follow through and investigate this as I will call thge RICA centre to comfirm whether tghey have any promotions running. I recived the banking details to whom the money must be deposited to before sending me the check. I asked whether they cannot deduct this money from my prize money and they said no. Funny that I have to pay money into someone elses account as the account as this is a personal account and not a company's. be carefull peeps dont pay any money as this is a scam fortunatley for me I did my own investigation on this and it is a scam.

  • Wessel6 26 Jan 2013, 07:24 AM

    I also received a sms to tell me that I won R250000 in the Rica promo ref no:Rica93sa. I must call asanda on 0218270508 for "activation" & claim. I didn't phone them.

  • whitey2 23 Jan 2013, 09:35 AM

    ireceived an sms statingthat i have wun the sum of R 200000 ref 93RP contact number 0793255854 this is surely a scam

  • Masala 22 Jan 2013, 11:42 AM

    received an sms - 22-01-2013 CONGRATULATIONS! YOU HAVE WON THE SUM OF R250,000.00 FROM THE RICA PROMOTION. YOUR REF NO. (AR25P) CONTACT OUR RICA AGENT ON 0764335750 FOR YOUR CASH PRIZE I called this person - my first queston to him was - is this a scam? he claims it is not a scam and that I can look on their website. I am not sure

  • Mariana2 22 Jan 2013, 08:47 AM

    I received an sms - 22/01/2013 CONGRATULATIONS! YOU HAVE WON THE SUM OF R250,000.00 FROM THE RICA PROMOTION. YOUR REF NO. (AR25P) CONTACT OUR RICA AGENT ON 0764335750 FOR YOUR CASH PRIZE I called this person - my first queston to him was - is this a scam? he claims it is not a scam and that I can look on their website. I am not sure

  • Justin 22 Jan 2013, 08:35 AM

    i have received the same sms. ref no AR25P contact 0764335750

  • SP Machaka 17 Jan 2013, 11:05 AM

    I received an sms on the 17/01/2013 with the following information:CONGRATULATION!YOURCELL NUMBER HAVE WON YOU R250000,FROM RICA' PROMOTION(REF NO:RIC517SA),CALL YOUR AGENT ON 0795590607 FOR THE ACTIVATION OF YOUR CLAIM,I never responded to that,what is it?Is it a scam?Why can't we be protected from such things please?

  • sakhile Koaho 16 Jan 2013, 05:27 PM

    Just received an sms too, that reads ;"Congratulation!! Your cellphone number won R350000 in RICA 2013 promo draw, Ref 00350RSA please caall 011753915 for you cash price." From a 0817478823 number.

  • Herman3 14 Jan 2013, 11:14 AM

    Same scam.I "won" R150000. Phoned them, but I have to supply them my bank details to make the deposit. (Yeah right) The nr to dial was 0820410096.

  • Nomvuyo2 14 Jan 2013, 08:22 AM

    I just received an sms to say i have won and i know for sure that is a scam... MR MARTINS- 078 415 3850

  • Clarina 11 Jan 2013, 08:17 AM

    I have just received my "Your Mobile Number has Won R250,000.00 in the RICA 2013 ALL NETWORKS PROMO, REF NO: RIC771SA.Call Portia on 0719266156 for your activation & claim." Why are these baboons still not caught? So many uneducated and gullible people will fall for this joke and do serious damage to themself in the process!!!

  • Panyaz 10 Jan 2013, 11:31 AM

    I recieved sms stating that i have won R250,000.00 from rica promotion. My ref no(R25P) I must contact 0734459922 to get my price. Something must be done to stop such scams coz they are tempting

  • Moira5 10 Jan 2013, 10:23 AM

    I received a similar sms to phone Mr Paul Greene on 0110711924 which I did. I told him I wanted more information and asked him if it was for real or was it just a scam, to which he replied if I thought it was a scam, why did I phone, and cut the call.

  • Maliska 10 Jan 2013, 09:32 AM

    I have also just received an sms: Congratulations! You have won the sum of R295,000.00 from the Rica promotion your ref no 250NK contact Rica agent on 0218255476

  • Maxi Botha 9 Jan 2013, 04:02 PM

    I have also received the exact same sms. I phoned in and speak to two men who you cannot hear properly and the one person on the sms is Mark Adams who stated on the sms that i must phone him on 08348639556. This is without a doubt trouble. Please!!!!! can this be investigated because South African Citizens should be protected by the police and the Law. To all the people out there please be careful when you received any sms for so called Rica promotions and you won rediculous prizes. BE AWARE!!!!!

  • kutumela eric 9 Jan 2013, 07:51 AM

    This is what I just received Congratulation's you have won (R250,000.00) from RICA YEARLY PROMOTION. YOUR REF. NO.(010Np). PLEASE CONTACT O733128740. FOR YOUR CLAIM R.Y.P activation.

  • marie11 8 Jan 2013, 01:57 PM

    Rec'd sms did win R245 000.00 did phone Mr Benard Ref R09 yes just give me your bank details will transfer the money, do they think we will give bankdetails to anybody ask to send me a letter of Rica and he ask my mail address sure this is a scam look out for this sms and dont give any details.

  • pat8 8 Jan 2013, 11:42 AM

    hi i received the same sms saying i have won R250 000.00 and that i need to pay a fee of R1320 if i want the price to be release. i asked why i must pay if i won and was told that it is for insurance and courier cost. I then went 1 step further and asked for the adress so that i can bring the funds my self and was told they at the University of Stellenbosch, 3rd floor and that i must bring the deposit slip. they will be sending me the banking details with a sms. still havent received it. also asked if i won a prize why must i pay, was told it is the new SA law. the guy sound very foreign. please be careful before giving out you personal details. this is scary......this is the office no they gave me 021 8270508 cell 0761557193. be careful ladies and gents

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  • anna4 7 Jan 2013, 01:26 PM

    i received an sms that says "congratulations your mobile no has won R500.000.00 im Rica yearly promotion with a ref n i must call mr james on 0847983724, sso i wanna know if that is true

  • Zinzi 7 Jan 2013, 11:40 AM

    Just got it now, but went straight to the website to check if there is any reported cases. What do they do with our numbers? if they can sms, they know my number...I called them via the landline. Mr Clinton who is Indian...never heard of such

  • Tshepo12 7 Jan 2013, 11:25 AM

    I receive an SMS saying RICA!Congradulation your fone No won has won 200,000 rands in RICA! Ref No R0227,pls call MS Dineo on 071 775 0070 to receive your winnings.

  • Thabang6 3 Jan 2013, 03:39 PM

    The same situation on the 3rd jan 2013,congratulations you have won R350,000 from Rica yearly promotion, your ref number is SA 0166. Contact Mr Daniel on 0810021059 for claim. I think this is too good to be true, derz no such a thing that out of the blue you win R350,000 more especailly in janunary. These people must be traced and be disciplined.

  • Liz4 3 Jan 2013, 09:10 AM

    Same Story!! Received a sms from 0723442594: Congratulations! You have won the sum of R250,000 from the RICA promotion your ref No: (93RP)contact Our Rica Agent on 0826944225 for your cash prize. First looked on Google before doing anything and found this page

  • sylvia8 28 Dec 2012, 03:55 PM

    Same story: R350.000. Ref SA 09 UK. Call 0717094995. No of Mr. Mattens. Asked for R55 voucher and then for R1250 transfer money. Had to call for bank details. Then I googled RICA promotions. They called me and I told them what I just was reading.

  • Rye Baker 21 Dec 2012, 11:27 AM

    I received on the 21.12.2012 a message from this number:0815855254 for "RICA yearly promotion" for R350 000 with REF. No: SA.0136 with request to contact "DANIEL" at 0843425992.

  • Molly3 21 Dec 2012, 09:36 AM

    I received the same sms this morning and Had to speak to a Yolanda on 078 669 4835, how true is this, same story buy 110 voucher to claim your prize???

  • Eurica 19 Dec 2012, 11:19 AM

    I received an sms from number0886015346 stating I won R500 000 in Rica Yearly promotion. I must email to rica.agentlawson@yahoo.co.za or call 0724631176. - I replied by asking more info....(I am bored and have nothing to do). See the response: Hello Lucky Winner, Like you have seen in the sms you received your cell phone number has won you R500,000.00 in RICA YEARLY PROMOTION and you Ref: No. is RA007 congratulations once again. Yes you didn't play any competition, it is engine that search your cell phone number out. RICA YEARLY promotion to compensate all mobile user around the globe . so you have to be happy that your number has been selected among the winner. we have two method of transferring this money to the winner 1. by electronic transfer Bank to Bank transfer 2. by courier services so you will tell us the one you prefer ASAP I responded with: Try the correct grammar next time you try and scam people.

  • lynette lucas 19 Dec 2012, 02:24 AM

    please tell me if this if this rica promotion correct. I recieved a message,stating congratulations,your cell phone has won the sum R250 000 in rica yearlypromotion with refSAB042.TO CLAIM CONTACT0760163524

  • thembi 6 17 Dec 2012, 10:07 PM

    i just receive and sms that i won a prize of R500 000 to claim i must dial 072 4631176 or e-mail rica.agentlawson@yahoo.co.za so i want to know if this is true

  • pierre burger 15 Dec 2012, 12:15 PM

    i received an sms its like this "congratulation!!your cellphone number won R350000 in rica 2012 promo draw REF 00351rsa. pls call 0110753910 for your cash prize thank you" i did call him his name is john, he ask me to buy a R110 vodacom, send him pin number and ref number. i just drop the phone

  • LEANNE 13 Dec 2012, 10:04 AM

    i just received the same sms now to call 072 463 1176 or email rica.agentlawson@yahoo.co.za

  • Victoria3 11 Dec 2012, 08:31 AM

    I received an sms stating , congratulations , your mobile number has won R250,000 in the Rica 2012 All networks Promo , Ref No : Ric 777SA call Mr Ken on 0719266156 for your activation and claim , I called him , He gave me 2 options to deposit the money electronic transfer or by check which they need my address . I questioned him about the competition , he claims its a UK Rica Promo . I dropped the phone for he did,nt make any sense.

  • Eva 11 Dec 2012, 06:24 AM

    I received a S.M.S from Rica Congratulations you have won R350,000 from Rica yearly promotions Your ref.No.(R111CA Please contact on 079471893 For your claim R.Y.P. 8am to 5pm

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