sms scam

received an sms saying that i won a prize in the yearly RICA promotion

Report ID: 2990
Crime Category: Corruption
Province: Gauteng
Suburb: Gezina
Address: 463 Johan Heyns Gezina pretoria
Crime Date/Time: 18 Dec 2012, 00:12 AM
Reported By: Username2990
Reported Date: 18 Dec 2012, 08:12 AM
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  • Rene14 10 Jan 2013, 10:14 AM

    I received a supposed system message stating I have won R 350.000, now this is exactly the way it was typed which already set off alarm bells as it is clearly incorrect. I was told to phone a Mr Daniel on 074 774 7459 and quote my reference number. I then had to phone back once he had varified my winnings. I said I would prefer a cheque which I then had to sms my address and reference number. Once I then phoned him back he instructed me to activate my reference number by means of going to purchase a Telkom airtime voucher. Why a Telkom voucher when I have won due to cell phone RICA, apparently. He had a French accent. It would be great if we could nip all these scam artists in the bud and send them to the jail they deserve.

  • Lynn7 9 Jan 2013, 10:22 AM

    I received exactly the same SMS today with the same reference numbers etc. One should just never respond to these things, no way will you randomly "win" this amount of money - sadly there are a lot of sick people without a conscience out there, who will happily take your money!!

  • Username2990 20 Dec 2012, 07:23 AM

    Do not engage in any further conversation with them and do not pay any money's over to them in any way.That is all the advice and can give

  • athar 20 Dec 2012, 12:24 AM

    i recived email i wine 365000 & request for me some info about me as passaport, address,mob number,& i sent it what should i do

  • Username2990 19 Dec 2012, 12:04 PM

    If you contact them again for what they call confirmation they will ask you to do some kind of financial transaction like send them an unused airtime voucher for R250.00.

  • Carl Naude 19 Dec 2012, 11:53 AM

    Recieved sms today won R175.0000 phone Wiliam Smith 0781373360 from Nokia. Had to phone back because he want to check ref no 0029. I phoned back and he said all in order , how do i want the money , to be transfered to a bank or deliverd to my house, i said my house. How then do they take money from you?

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