Rica Fraud

On 18th Dec 2012 a "Rica sends a message via sms to my wife's cell phone stating and i quote "RICA:- congratulations!! your cellphone number won 350 000 in RICA 2012 Promo draw, REF 00350RSA pls call 011 0753915 for your cash prize thank you." So my wife called the number to hear what's this all about. A gentlemen picked up the phone and said in order for her to release these monies she's required to buy R110 Vodacom voucher and send it to them without us entering the voucher on her cellphone, which she did. The next day an sms came through saying "RICA File - 22.6PL) your winning priza is now registered and activated, congratulations, then in a few minutes another sms came through which says "REF No. 00350 SA, We tried to transfer your cheque from the bank, but the bank are demanding for the bank transfer charges of R2650.00 u have to pay this money as soon as possible for the bank to transfer your money immediately to your call account. call. Mrs Portia 076 0360941. On how to pay the money. Bank of South Africa we are @ ur service."
We thought that this messages was really suspicious and tried to get hold of their offices which we could not. The lady from "RICA"contacted her again and again to hear if she managed to put the monies in the bank yet, but we asked her to give us a address where we can give the monies and collect the cheque, should their really be one. She gave us an adress 44 Voortrekker road Bellville which we did not pursue! We strongly ask the authorities to investigate this as innocent people are being robbed by these fraudulence.   

Report ID: 3013
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Suburb: Elsies River
Address: N/A
Crime Date/Time: 18 Dec 2012, 00:12 AM
Reported By: Username3013
Reported Date: 21 Dec 2012, 13:12 PM
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