RICA Competition

Received SMS that state won R250 000 please contact Magriet Van der Merwe 071 226 6294 address given to me 41 Black street Margate

Report ID: 2966
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Kempton Park
Suburb: Edleen
Address: N/A
Crime Date/Time: 6 Dec 2012, 00:12 AM
Reported By: Username3627
Reported Date: 12 Dec 2012, 10:12 AM
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  • AKHONA 3 Sep 2014, 04:30 AM

    i have recieved a message just few minutes ago from 0836867364 that says ''Rica have rewarded you R195,000 Call Mrs Candies 0719145650 for your claim 8am to 5pm'',were do they get our contact details?

  • Josephine2 6 Mar 2014, 11:50 AM

    I have been receiving numerous sms's fromdifferent numbers saying that I have won thousands and thousands of rands.Where do this people get our numbers from and how can they be stopped from sending us this annoying sms's daily?I am unemployed and maybe someone in my situation might fall for their tricks and that's not right. They are fraudsters who need to be exposed and if someone kwons how they get our cell numbers, they need t stand up ad put a stop to them.

  • Jackie du Preez 14 Oct 2013, 01:06 PM

    Just received an email (in Afrikaans) to say that I've won R250,000 in the 2013 Rica Competition. Ref S.Arca018 and to contact Margaret van der Merwe on 072 365 9483. I see in some other mails she calls herself Magriet van der Merwe. Beware, this is a scam - there is NO RICA competition. You need to RICA because of the law!

  • Maryna3 4 Sep 2013, 09:22 AM

    Just received an sms - Rica - Your mobile number has won R500,00.00 in Rica Mobile Promotion with ref: No. R02013 - email: Jeffmtin@gmail.com - Contact: Jeff Martins on 0719431908 to claim - SCAM!!!!!!! Be careful people!!!!!

  • Babalwa2 2 Aug 2013, 08:16 AM

    Just received this msgs»»»CONGRATULATIONS:) YOUR CELL NO HAVE WON R450,000.00*PLUS HP LAPTOP IN RICA 2013 PROMOTION, REF NO:E019/224P. CALL 0783486775 FOR PRIZE CLAIM AND ACTIVATION. I think our network providers need 2 explain to us how does these ppl get hold of our private numbers, what wz the use of RICA if we are going to be scammed in day light.

  • caroline7 21 Jun 2013, 09:45 AM


  • Lawrence4 10 Jun 2013, 06:09 AM

    8th October 2013: Call 076 143 09146 reference 0571674 ricacompetition@safrica.com R250k prize. All my sims were registered at Pep - connection?

  • Tumi5 10 May 2013, 10:37 AM

    I received tihs RICA PROMO! Congratulations, U have won R250 000 in the RICA ALL NETWORKS AWARDS 2013, with Ref No (RIC471SA), Call Miss Carol on 071 5998775 for your claim. I called her, she asked me how i would like my money, deposited or by cheque. i opted for cheque, she then required my adress details, i sent them, i then got another message that i should pay R1250 for delivery charges and should contact Mrs Linda, and guess what Ms Carol and Mrs Linda is actually one person, when i raised this with her, she put the phone down. I called back and told her to deduct the money from my winnings. said she will get back to me.

  • Tessa3 30 Apr 2013, 12:40 PM

    Received sms this morning advising me that I had won R200 000 from RICA Yearly Promotion Reference NK22P TelephonePortia on 081 959 4792 From number 27741254161

  • Mandla8 30 Apr 2013, 09:02 AM

    Received an sms about my number having wonR250 000 and when i called and told the guy to send me an email coz i work for the intelligence he never answered my calls again.

  • Charlene13 25 Apr 2013, 09:04 AM

    Thank you for staying with RICA You have won R750 000.00 Sponsored by FIFA/SA Nation's Cup. Ref No 231RC. Email ricacares@live.com or call 0736422693 Thats the one I received. From no 27741376661

  • unknown1 22 Apr 2013, 05:53 PM

    My friend got an sms early April stating she won R25 000 andthat she must contact Linda which she did. They then wantred her banking details and said she must pay R1000 activation cost. After paying it got another sms stating the money has been credited to her account but for the money to be available another R1500 needs to be paid-onlyu then did she come to me asking me to contact the people that is when I told her u don't pay for money to be transfered to ur account so ppl be aware they are crooking our people from our hard earner money

  • M. Sinclair 22 Apr 2013, 10:35 AM

    I just recieved the text this morning. They even told me that they would email me a verification letter to prove legitamacy. Considering that this Mrs J Candy can barely speak english, i suspect a scam as well. If it were legitamate, then surely Rica would phone themselves to congratulate?? Ticket number N611f Phone: 0737200314

  • J. Singh 17 Apr 2013, 01:05 PM

    I received a sms say ing I won R250 000 in a rica Competition, when I phoned,a black guy answered and asked me for my details nameand cell no. Now if you sent me the message why would you require my Cell phone number. Please All the service providers should get together and put a stop to this.

  • Madhu Bunwarie 17 Apr 2013, 12:35 PM

    I received an sms saying that I have been selected to win R150.000 in a rica promotions competetion (never entered any though)I was asked to contact M.Davis on 072 259 9595 I called from a landline and a man with african accent answered and I related the sms.He confirmed the same and said I must forward address to receive the cheque.I asked for their landline and he gave me the following number : 011 024 8084 I called and the same person answered.STRANGE WHAT COMPANY RICA RUNS.A ONE MAN SHOW.RICA (THE REAL ONE)SHOULD THROW SOME LIGHT ON THIS SCAM

  • Lydia3 17 Apr 2013, 12:09 PM

    I too received an sms notifying me that I have won an amount of R375 000,with Rica promo. The sms said that I should contact Bruce Brad when I did he asked me of the reference number which is RR2UK, because this sounded to good to be true I asked some one else to call nd he asked for the reference number we gave him the same one but using a different name he again confirmed that they too had won. People should be aware of these Sms's they are not real. The SAPS should do something about this.

  • Nashley 17 Apr 2013, 10:32 AM

    I received an sms saying Thank You for staying with RICA. You won 950,000.00 with reference number and contact person. Cant anyone do something about these scams and where do these people get your number. Spread the word not to be fooled by these scams.

  • marius10 16 Apr 2013, 02:33 PM

    I just recive message that i have won R750000 ref rcp10 please call welson piken on 0785809149 to claim my price in did and he wanted my bank details is there no way we can cats these basterds

  • cebile 14 Apr 2013, 09:24 AM

    ive recieve the sms from0741376681 on 11th april 2013 says, Thank for staying with rica, my cellfone number has won R750.000 from rica sponsored by fifa/sa cup of nation, i must call 0736422693 with ref no 231RC or visits ricacares@live.com, i was wondering if dats is true or its a scam

  • John7 12 Apr 2013, 08:01 PM

    receive sms -Congratulations!!,your cellphone number won R350 000 in RICA 2013 promo draw,REF.00350RSA.pls call 0110753915 for your cash prize thank you.

  • given3 9 Apr 2013, 12:30 AM

    DO FIND ONLINE ACCOUNT DETAILS BELOW. Copy the link below and place on your internet explorer. http://www.rboff-shore.cu.cc/assert/myac/Passer.php ACCOUNT TYPE:                     SAVINGS. ACCOUNT ID:                          given PIN CODE:                                7411 ACCOUNT NUMBER:               900174009321201 CURRENT BALANCE :             R850,000.00 ZAR ROUTING NUMBER:                900287BN SORT CODE:                             BYMZYNRBS From: ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2013 14:38:16

  • Lin5 8 Apr 2013, 03:17 PM

    Tracing agents trying to track people down for debt owing, be careful, this is how they operate!!!!

  • Linda31 5 Apr 2013, 11:20 AM

    My SMS stated Elizabeth Potgieter - 0723659483 won R120,000. Luckily I did recearch first.

  • Kedibone5 4 Apr 2013, 11:02 AM

    I had received a msg that say my cell number had won R95000 and a hp laptop and I must contact 0737073117. I had manage to contact that number, I was speaking to nelly who requested my initials and surname, bank details and address. I ask her when that will happen and she said within 3 hours. I'm afraid because I have sended my details, what can I do now. I did not knew that it is a scam.

  • charlie5 27 Mar 2013, 04:35 PM

    I receiced the same scam .told i won 460,000 the guy i phoned Marques had a accent,possibly nigerian .he was prepaired to deliver to my door step.just needed my adress .When i asked if this was scam ,line went dead.lf these people are using Rica SA to promote their scams,what was the whole purpose to rica the cell numbers if they dont get block or traced?

  • ELMA2 27 Mar 2013, 07:24 AM

    Received sms that I have won R295000.00. Ref 250NK. Phonenumber to phone 021 825 5476 and a Linda answered. Confirmed my winnings on her computer and ask me to sms my banking details and phone thereafter. Want me to pay R1900.00 insurrance before they transfer the money. Promised that the money will be in my bank by 15h00. BIG SCAM

  • Sonja20 25 Mar 2013, 03:46 PM

    I also received the same sms stating that I won R 250 000.00 and a laptop , ref 143SA, to call Mr james on 074 461 4362. What i scam !!!!!

  • Rentia 2 25 Mar 2013, 02:25 PM

    My daughter received the same SMS stating that she must phone James on 0744614362. I phoned the number from my company phone because I was sure it's a scam. Mr James picked up and made as if he was looking up my daughters ref nr on his computer and confirmed that the money can be paid to her bank account or by cheque and that we must sms the details to him and then phone him. When I mentioned that my telephone call is recorded and started asking questions like which company is running this RICA promotion or if it is a Government based promotion, he became very agitated and even rude and just told me to listen to what he is saying and to sms my daughter's details to him and then phone him again - then he put down the phone in my ear.

  • ASANDA5 25 Mar 2013, 12:19 PM

    i have recieved the sms saying i have won 200.000.00 and i must contact 0724852502 for acivation and i did the white lady told me to buy R110 airtime and i must not load it but i msut call them they will tell me what i must do with the airtime....gals and gents please do not give out your banking details especail over the phone

  • Alan2 22 Mar 2013, 08:38 AM

    Same message - Call Ms ADAMS 0218395766 ref 00212SA....

  • Sonja6 20 Mar 2013, 09:00 AM

    Received an sms "Your mobile number has won R195,000 in rica competition, call judith or MR MARK ON 0782706849 to activate your ticket

  • efelo 19 Mar 2013, 12:57 PM

    i recieved the following sms from 27741440492 that states,Thank you for staying with RICA!You have won R750000 Sponsored by FIFA SA Nation's CUP. Ref 213RC. call 0736422963. i believe its a scam and these people should get caught

  • Juliana 19 Mar 2013, 10:43 AM

    can someone please comment on the above/ I've been in contact(emails) with the ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND, A bank account was created in my name, with the bal of the amount I won! The account is still active. does that sound suspicious? Please comment on this.

  • Juliana 19 Mar 2013, 10:38 AM

    From: 27741423104 Received: Mar 12, 2013 06:48 Subject: Thank you for staying with RICA! Thank you for staying with RICA! You have won R750,000.00 Sponsored by FIFA/SA Nation's Cup. Ref No 231RC. Email ricacares@live.com or call 0736422693

  • juliana2 18 Mar 2013, 01:31 PM

    I received an sms regarding winnings, from 27741423104. Must call 0736422693 or email ricacares@live.co.za and emails from Royal Bank Of Scotland plc Transferring Money Online In One Minute ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND, BANK OF UNITED KINGDOM. ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND. 20 CHARING CROSS ROAD UNITED KINGDOM. TEL: 447035953994.

  • NN-West 18 Mar 2013, 12:51 PM

    I received an sms from 0825430417 on 12 March 2013, stating that I have won R350 000 from Rica All Networks Awards. Ref. RIC471SA. I must Call Carol at 0715998775 to claim. I knew this is a scam. Hope the police can track these guys.

  • nn2 18 Mar 2013, 12:14 PM

    i just recieve an sms say i won 950.000 when i call them they want my bank acc.these time ws sandra atkins no 0789544331

  • flip fouche 17 Mar 2013, 09:26 AM

    i received an sms congratulations your mobile number won r750000 in our yearly rica yearly award draw call joshua on 0817578719 with refno ricasa 13 for claims and i fell for it bought airtime and paid 5210 for transfer cost from the reserve bank and then they askme to pay another 9500 for my certificate for the bank witch i luckily didnt pay as yet and this morning i decided toncheck it out on google and i was shocke to see all the complaints these people are stealing our money and nothing happens to them come on sa

  • A.PEKEUR 16 Mar 2013, 01:46 PM

    received sms from 0741376660 say u won 850 000 rand sponsored by AFRICA NATIONS CUP REF:NO.147/SA. EMAIL bberyza45@gmail.com telno:060487527

  • Nonto3 15 Mar 2013, 11:03 AM

    I also received the same text msg this morning saying that I have won R250 000 & my ref no is: CE 0114 SA. & a 073 345 6246. All this was followed by a landline call from Cape Town which I ignored. I have much better things to do.

  • Paulina3 14 Mar 2013, 07:10 PM

    Hi.I received a message saying i have won R950 000 BY SMS weird thing is that they didnt call and why send sms that the no. I cant get through too,why call an mtn no. Becoz none of the above networks did i rica with.I wonder hoe they get hold of our no.s.Pissed.If i hadnt googled wanting to found out about this type of thing i wouldn't have seen this Rica competition scam thing.

  • malusi 14 Mar 2013, 08:38 AM

    I also got that message this morning stating that I just won R205.000.00 and I must phone 0810039906 and my ref is ric6241SA. these people are crazy they think we can just got robbed like that

  • Michelle Cillieres 12 Mar 2013, 05:53 PM

    Received a sms quote "CONGRATS! YOU HAVE WON R375 000.00 IN THE RICCA SA PROMO. REF: RR2UK FOR CLAIMS EMAIL: - promoline.plaza@gmail.com OR CONTACT 0784181982 (MR BRUCE BRAND)

  • K Prins 11 Mar 2013, 01:12 PM

    I also recieved a message this morning from 0828417972 saying I won R250 000 from the Rica Promotion. Ref no:93RP contact Rica Agent on 0826944225 for cash prize. This scam is unacceptable. Companies security systems are pathetic and something should be done to prevnt scams like these.

  • Dorothy 10 11 Mar 2013, 10:38 AM

    My message read......thank you for staying with rica. Your cell number has won you R250 000 sponsored by Nokia. Ref no and Call 0110797246 email rica_za@safrica.com and came from a voicemail number 0817258037

  • Deidre5 8 Mar 2013, 12:16 PM

    I received an sms this morning, 08.03.13 from "Mr Frank". His cell number is: 078 173 7929. Telling me I have won R325,000.00 in the RICA ALL NETWORK PROMO Ref: SA09. To activate it I must phone: 078 793 3356!!!!! Get real people, money does not fall into your lap for nothing.

  • mmatsie 8 Mar 2013, 11:27 AM

    How can we stop this rica scam,I've just received an sms saying I've won R250,000 from RICA,please contact 0785275163 to claim your R.V.P activation.how did this people got my cell number because I've registered my cell in a retailshop

  • Keke2 8 Mar 2013, 07:14 AM

    i received an sms. "Rica:you have won R196 000 in rica promotion,your Ref/no:019nkp contact the agent mr James on 0836907450 for your prize.

  • Andrea van Vuren 7 Mar 2013, 02:31 PM

    How can we stop this Rica-scam! I received an sms on 3 March 2013 to inform me that I won R250 000! I had to talk too a Mrs Botha who is in charge of the accounts!Their email adres is: online@ihsbonline.co.za

  • Thozama Phikiso 6 Mar 2013, 08:40 AM

    They will also say to you sms R180 mtn and send us ur account details so that we send the money today. Those people are crazy hey!! I have a way of sorting them out because they are doing this because they want money. People me in a living I'm enjoying life and have fun at the same time 0789623287 is my Number if you want a life style where you cab earn more than your JOB call me

  • Thozama Phikiso 6 Mar 2013, 08:24 AM

    Congratulation! You have been awarded R450,000 in RICA 2013 promotion. sms your name id no and ref rc76196za to 0606210821. T&C's apply

  • Anton15 4 Mar 2013, 01:52 PM

    I received the same fraking message that I won R 750 000.00.........I phoned the number on the SMS and told the guy to "F-OFF" It is a scam.......

  • Thabang12 28 Feb 2013, 09:27 AM

    I received two smses saying I've won R450 000.00 from Rica act. The sms said I should call Mrs. Sharon on 0784723412 for payment. Then I got another one saying my money is ready but its being held by the reserve bank until a transfer charge of R1 950 is paid and that I should call Wendy on 0833607744. These people have gone beyond ripping off honest men and women. This must come to an end.

  • HP Joubert 26 Feb 2013, 10:12 AM

    I received an SMS from " Mesage centre to contact cell :0717094995 and submit Ref No SA09UK to claim my rica prize of R35000.00.I did that ( Thinking it is a scam ) And was asked to buy R110-00 Airtime and send him the voucher number with my bank account number and that will be that ! How can we stop these people ? I phoned again from another phone and only received a " Voice Mail ":

  • HAZEL3 21 Feb 2013, 07:34 PM

    I got an sms message today reading congradulation your mobile number has won R200000 in RICA competition. Jeff Morris on 0719431908. Network number 27741281791. Upon phoning with a landline, a gentleman suggested i phone tommorrow.

  • KARONIE2 19 Feb 2013, 01:19 PM


  • KAPI 19 Feb 2013, 09:17 AM

    i received an sms on the saying " thank you for staying with RICA! you have won R750.000 sponsored by FIFA/SA Nation's cup. ref NO: 231RC " CALL 0736422693

  • Annetjie Marais 18 Feb 2013, 03:02 PM

    I have received a sms saying i am a rica winner and won R950 000,00. i must phone 078 212 0221 ref no RICA265.

  • Christell 6 Feb 2013, 10:00 PM

    receive sms -Congratulations!!,your cellphone number won R350 000 in RICA 2013 promo draw,REF.00350RSA.pls call 0746740544 for your cash prize thank you.

  • Vicky 6 Feb 2013, 09:09 AM

    i also just got a sms : Congratulation you have won R145 000.00 from Rica yearly promo, with a ref no... Call 0824781491 for the activation of your Ref No. & claim. The guys name is David Allan and he insist that i give him my cell no.

  • Annelize 6 Feb 2013, 04:27 AM

    I just received the same sms but i think they made a mistake cause my cell number only won R250.00. Stupid scam people cant even do it right. It was magriet again, cell 072 341 8993. I just want to say that i dont think they get our numbers from any place but just choose a number randomly. Another way would be inside info from any store that we give our info to. These scams makes a lot of money and can afford people to get our info. I dont however think its the people from Rica. My advise just ignore. We all know its scams.

  • Khanyi5 1 Feb 2013, 11:53 AM

    now my concern is how do they get people's cell numbers and as we are forced to rica when we buy Phones or sim card who are all these cell numbers rica'd to??

  • Khanyi5 1 Feb 2013, 11:51 AM

    My father has just recieved the sms saying he has won R150000 from Rica Promotion. When i callled the 0848046389 number a Nigerian guy responded and explained that they need my fathers banck acc, or physical address to deliver the cheque. he said their offices are in Cape town 147 Long street. his names are Ben Cole and office line is 0218237495....yeah right they never get tired with their 419 scams. People becareful dony go for money you did not work for neither entered a competiotion for. Because you will try your luck go there and they smuggle you for drug dealings

  • Chady 28 Jan 2013, 03:26 PM

    I just recieved the same sms that i won a R250K & they will send the cheque, should i send my adress & see what happens. Atleast without trying, you won't know? Its not that they can do any harm to you...

  • Grace10 24 Jan 2013, 09:56 AM

    Recieved an sms saying. i won R200 000 in a RICA NETWORK PROMO. Ref SA09 for activation and claim. and a cellphone number to call to claim. It looks shady. i phoned and the guy said they can either transfer the money into my account or courier the cheque.

  • colin 7 24 Jan 2013, 09:42 AM

    I received an sms on 23/01/2013 stating that I won R325 000.00.Now really....I did not enter any competition. Obviously its a scam.I would like to know how did they get hold of our numbers.....When we rica our sim cards was'nt it supposed to be confidential.

  • Henrietta 21 Jan 2013, 05:24 PM

    Received the following sms today 21-01-2013 : You have just won R250 000 from RICA today! your number was selected as a winner. Ref . No:GM/12ZA Conduct claims call GMA CONSULT SA on 0724-822-942. Notice how they change the number so that it looks like a land line number when instead if you write it out like a cellphone number it makes a perfect private cell number for instance read it like a cellphone number : 072 482 2942.

  • jan21 19 Jan 2013, 03:58 PM

    Receid sms you have win 350 000 must buy airtime .call mr daniel and susan then you have to pay 1550 in bank account .On 19 jan they call to say must pay 2650 for delivery cost for tjek from reserve bank .Bic scam

  • Mrs Prinsloo 18 Jan 2013, 04:56 PM

    Received sms on 16 Jan - have won R350 000. Called Mr Clinton on 074 751 6446 for claim. Had to call back after 2 minutes. When I asked questions and a telephone number to verify, I was told to call back in 10 minutes. I told him I know it was a scam and hang up!

  • Mac4 18 Jan 2013, 12:11 PM

    Received 18 Jan 2013 @ 11:11. RICA! Congratulations, your phone number has won 200,000 rands in RICA PROMOTIONS , pls call MR Paul Greene on 0110711924 to receive your winnings. I phoned that number only to find the questions asked & action required sounded shady. When asked if I was being scammed the line was cut off!

  • Sebenzile 11 Jan 2013, 02:44 PM

    My aunt recieved an sms saying she has won R450 000 from the rica company. From the number 076 016 4339 Morgan Lewis the guy then asked for her Banking details to transfere the money, she refused then they wanted her street address so as to send her a Cheque and they wanted her to deposit R150. WHY CANT THEY DEDUCT WHAT EVER IS NEEDED AND GIVE YOU MINUS WHATEVER IS NEEDED TO SEND THE CHEQUE. THIS ARE THE DAYS WHERE ONE NEED TO BE VERY CAUTIOUS ABOUT EVERYTHING. @ ROBBERS: YOU REAP WHAT YOU SAW.....

  • nelo 11 Jan 2013, 09:43 AM

    received an sms from 27815047318 saying my number has won R195 000 in rica promo with ticket no.N611F. for claims call Mrs mary on 0737200314 to activate ur ticket

  • Username3627 10 Jan 2013, 11:39 AM

    How can we warn these people not to respond to this RICA compitition SMS. this is a SCAM. I paid some money and never heard from them again. STOP

  • ALICIA2 10 Jan 2013, 11:33 AM

    I received a sms from 076 7325 764 state I have won R350 000.00 in rica promotion ref:SA09UK contact our agent:071 709 4995 for your cash prize i call them and they say i must buy R110.00 airtime and sms it to activate my prize.I just want to know if this is a scam before i send the airtime

  • Muzi2 9 Jan 2013, 09:05 AM

    I received and SMS from 081 496 6856 stating "RICA:you have won R196 000 in rica promotion, your Ref/no:019nkp contact the agent mr James on 083 612 3029 for your prize"

  • mrs f hassan 8 Jan 2013, 08:33 PM

    I just received an sms stating that I have won R350 000 and I must call a cell c number. Does RICA have such competitions.if not how did the person that sent the sms get hold of my number because I rica my number at a cell c store when I purchased the fone

  • Jonathan11 3 Jan 2013, 12:46 PM


  • simphiwe2 3 Jan 2013, 11:29 AM

    my collegue received an sms saying she has won R450 000 and she's called the rica office in cape town and they have confirmed all i want to know is does rica give out such amounts or its another scam

  • Andrew6 28 Dec 2012, 03:28 PM

    same thing her sms on the 05/12/12 at 01:16 Magriet van der Merwe cel.0712259661. I totally ignore it like, just a question how and where did they get our cellphone numbers!

  • Andries7 23 Dec 2012, 09:26 AM

    I received the same sms from Magriet van der Merwe but with a different cell nr 0818585110

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