RICA Promotions

I received an sms stating the following: "Congratulations, your phone number has won 200,000 rands in RICA PROMOTIONS with ref R0227, pls call Mr Paul Greene on 0110711924 to receive your winnings.    

Report ID: 3067
Crime Category: Illegal Possessions
Province: Gauteng
Suburb: Pretoria
Address: Pretoria
Crime Date/Time: 2 Jan 2013, 00:01 AM
Reported By: Username3067
Reported Date: 8 Jan 2013, 14:01 PM
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  • Raymond14 20 Mar 2015, 09:57 AM

    Wow...I receive an sms that says my rica has rewarded me R150 000 with polo vivo,code 1262 contact 074 976 5658 T & C apply..when called the number a Zulu lady she sound like she's still sleeping and I ask her about the sms she ask my number and I told I just bought my sim card two weeks ago so how come they says I've won that kind of price then she I must give her my number I refuse then she ended the call when I tried to call again the number was not existing...so please where you are just ignore them only focus on competition that you entered...thanks.

  • Kathleen 11 Feb 2014, 08:32 AM

    Just got this SMS now too. Drives me nuts!!

  • Philip7 18 Nov 2013, 03:39 PM

    The stammer's email is ricapromotion82@gmail.com and their bank account is Mr .SM Sigudubu 1356630661 capitec bank. Arrest them if you can. Arrest them.

  • LINDA36 10 Oct 2013, 10:35 AM

    I received a sms with the name of Mr.Benson and a cellular number together with a reference, I cannot remember the cell number confirming i won R250 000.00. When i called the number Mr Benson confirmed who he is and wanted my cellular number. When i refused to give my cellular number, he ended the call. How do these people get our cellular numbers????

  • isaac3 4 Oct 2013, 03:23 PM

    I think this scam is very much annoying,I suggest that if possible before calling those fraudsters for claiming,we must contact mtn/vodacom/cell c,so that if possible the network provider can be able to trace/track the conversation,or maybe the network provider can work-out something else from the conversation...

  • Lenora 2 Oct 2013, 09:27 AM

    congratulations!! your mobile number won R175,000 in 2013 yearly rica promotion Ref116nyp to claim you prize contact mrs nomsa khumalo on 0783267927

  • Vuyokazi2 1 Oct 2013, 01:07 PM

    I received an sms this morning stating that I won R196,000 in rica promotion ref/no:019nkp contact the agent mr Fred on 0739816956 for your prize, sent by this cell no 0795801824. Kind regards

  • Colyn 28 Aug 2013, 12:09 PM

    Good Day i have recieved an sms for the second time first stating i have won R250 000, it is a RICA promotion and today i recieved an sms stating i have won R250 000, it is a Omo PromotioN when i ask for more details the guys cannot provide me with it, clearly its a scam These people needs to get caught, causing so much corruption

  • LILIAN MEYER 16 Aug 2013, 09:38 AM

    I also received sms from 0760146499 but must phone 0732676984 saying I have won R175000.00 - when i phoned sender - no reply-when i phone Lerato Mbau on 2nd no, she answered but when I asked her which co shes with she put the phone down- chancers-robbers-try your luck with some other fools -What is RICA doing about this

  • M Visser 15 Aug 2013, 03:26 PM

    Sms rica promotion price R350,000. Ref number NK11P call Linda Maziboko @ 0723230122, claim your prize. Please sort this person out trying to rob other people. Can they not find a job to keep them busy!!!!!!

  • Donna 5 24 Jul 2013, 12:29 PM

    received an sms yesterday stating that I won R 150000.00 from rica promotions , its just a scam , they make you pay an amount for insurance and courier and then they give you another story that there has been a delay due to SARS not releasing a tax clearance cert unless a further payment is made , please do not fall for these scams

  • harry chauke 30 May 2013, 01:06 PM

    these days they use the cape town number 0218365216.they say its a call center but the calls are answered by one person. What kind of a call center is that.

  • mohammed 2 May 2013, 07:05 PM

    0737397766 CALL MRS M GRACE BUT SMS NO 0741550949

  • mohammed 2 May 2013, 07:02 PM

    i recieved an sms saying i won 175000 but can eft or mail my cheque i then called th company as i will collect the address given is bellville cape town ANOTHER SCAM!!!!

  • chris42 19 Apr 2013, 04:48 PM

    I can identify with all previous comments , they convince you it is real but it really is a scam , everyting seems to real to be true !! Just be wide awake before falling into this scamming trap .

  • Laurens 9 Apr 2013, 01:39 PM

    9/04/2013 7h52 ..I also received the same text of Rica Promo this morning : congratulations your mobile number has won R200 000,00 in RICA Promotion: ref R0227 Call MR Paul Green no 011 071 1924 for claim. Please try and stop this.

  • Juanette 8 Apr 2013, 10:38 AM

    I also received the same text of Rica Promo this morning : congratulations your mobile number has won R175 000,00 in RICA Promotion: ref SA115 Call MR ZACH no 0718195658 for claim. Please try and stop this.

  • Cheryl10 2 Apr 2013, 11:59 AM

    Wow. I received an sms "congratulations your cell number have won you R175000.00 from Rica promotion (ref...) Call your agent on 0747137678 for the activation of your claim". The sms came from 0741296644 but you had to call 0747137678 o activate the claim, ia bit suspicious, but I called anyway and had options to have a transfer done to my bank account or have a cheque hand delivered or posted. I would not give my banking details to anyone so I suggested that they hand deliver the cheque. Then I received another sms from 0747137678 stating that I needed to first pay R1850 for Insurance and delivery charges and to call Mr Johan Brown or Florence Dube on 0218371359.I spoke to a Ms Botha this morning and she claims that all is legit and hat she would fax me a winning cerificate and proof that this whole rica promotion is real. Please do not fall or this.....a stupid scam I guess

  • len2 19 Mar 2013, 01:35 PM

    I received an sms Rica promotion competion that I won R500 000 with a Ref nr:...and to phone Mark......it is a scam. When I asked too much question MARK replied: Why doI waist so much of my airtime, asking all these questions.....

  • Kay2 14 Mar 2013, 11:35 AM

    I received that sms as well. called the guy, asked me to send my details to an email address on their website. I checked their website, it doesnt even have the official logo for rica that we all know. guys its a scam, please cops help us.

  • Carl11 14 Mar 2013, 07:44 AM

    I received an SMS this morning stating that I had won R185,000 in the Rica Yearly Promo. To the guys who are doing this... You might want to send the message from a system, and NOT from a cell phone number! Also, on your website, do not in the first line say, "The Rica Promotion is REAL". You should go to school to learn how to spell and construct sentences... You get the @%$@! out of South Africa! Once you get all that correct, you might actually scam people successfully... Glad I could help you guys out. www.info-rica.co.za That's the so-called site which is "Legit".

  • bridget2 13 Mar 2013, 12:23 PM

    just received an sms saying ,congradulations you have won 95000 and a laptop in the rica yearly promotions call 0799688713 for clam.

  • donna 4 7 Mar 2013, 12:33 PM

    I got the same sms on monday checked them out on the internet these people got an office adress which is shop no 2 canalwake century city cape town they got email addresses which is accountdpt@info-rica.co.za and the other one is ricapromotion@info-rica.co.za their phone no is 0218392798 and fawline is 0866596004 I don't know how the cops can allow this to happen when its right infront of them

  • thato 6 5 Mar 2013, 08:44 PM

    I also received a SMS dat say I won 250000.00 on Rica promotion and a laptop and my ref number is rl23 I mst contect mr Benson on 0840841632 so is this message real or is it a scam?

  • Martha Myburgh 28 Feb 2013, 08:18 AM

    I receive a sms that I win R250 000 and a labtop ref SA O13, fist I must buy R200 airtime and send and then delivery cost is R1800. All this is a scam, they took your airtime and money.

  • Brenda19 27 Feb 2013, 03:39 PM

    Receive message that say my mobile no was selected in Rica Yearly Promo you have won R950,000 Plus HP Lap Top call 0737073117

  • GEORGE8 26 Feb 2013, 03:18 PM

    Recieved message from a Mr Frank Cell No 0747697439 pretending to work for Rica.

  • Kobus16 26 Feb 2013, 02:30 PM

    I received this message on 26 Feb 2013: You have won R750 000 Call 078488226 For Claims with REF/No:R21CK.www.ricapromotion.com

  • Greg 9 26 Feb 2013, 10:53 AM

    I received the same message on the 26/02/2013. "FICO PROMOTION! Congratulations your sim have won R850,000.00 FROM FICA PROMOTION WITH (REF NO SA02), pls Contact Colleen on 0787113167 for activation and claim. I have submitted this number to Vodacom to block and these guys also have a website which should be taken down www.info-rica.co.za/rica_promotion_3.html

  • kuki 25 Feb 2013, 10:28 AM

    i also recieved the same message on the 14/02/2013. i am a winner of R250 000.00 pls cal Benson on 0840841632, i must pay 1865.00 for charges, i then recievd another sms, says your money has been withheld due to uncleared chardges, again an sms saysit is our pleasure to notify you that your file no. XGKK0166, is ready for transfer and you are advised to pay Tax transferes of R3740 before transfer commence SARS. i contacted SARS they said is a scam, but they keep on calling me to tell that my money is waiting for transfer, and if i dont believe them i must come to their offices no. 88 voortrekker road, floor 12. CAPE TOWN. pleas track down this offices. is there any one who complied and win the amount. Cindy from rica promo, 081 3344036, benson 0840841632, my winning cel phone ref, RL23. who ever helps me to get this people and my money,will get a reward.

  • deborah arends 20 Feb 2013, 09:13 AM

    Just received a sms this morning saying, congratulations your cell has won R150 000 from the rica promo. I must call rica agent @ 0712073881 which I did. She asked whether I want the winnings in cheque form or transfer, I said cheque form. I then ask her for any identification she repeatedly tells me that I am too busy, I must forward information so that the courier services could deliver them. I then received another sms saying that I must make contact with samantha @ 021 8241729 to make arrangements of how to pau for courier services and insurance of R2 850. Date: 20 February 2013

  • sean burke 13 Feb 2013, 11:54 AM

    anyway i phoned the canal walk management and the canal walk shop number 2 turns out to be the WIMPY (the new national anthem for the future of this country will be money for nothing and the chicks for free)

  • sean burke 13 Feb 2013, 11:24 AM

    they phoned me back to ask me if i want the cheque to be delivered or do i want to pick it up so i said pick it up at canal walk shop 2 BUT i must still pay R1000 for the insurance and then pick it up.

  • sean burke 13 Feb 2013, 11:19 AM

    ok again i have phoned this number (021 8365216) and they will send me there account number for me to deposit the R1820.00 and then they will send the insurence certificate and tracking number, again i asked where they are based and again they told me century city canal walk shop 2

  • sean burke 13 Feb 2013, 11:08 AM

    i just got an sms back from these guys came from a cellphone: 0763709479 and it tells me that i must pay R1820.00 for thecourier delivery charges so that i can get a tracking number to be given to me and that the check will be DELIVERED to my province, i must just contact Mr Dale on 0218365216 (strange the cheque must be delivered to my province as i asked them this morning where are they based and the reply was in century city shop no 2)

  • sean burke 13 Feb 2013, 10:02 AM

    just recieved the sms this morning saying: Congratulations! you have won the sum of R250 000.oo from the rica promotion. your ref no:(AR25P) contact your rica agent 0n 0764335750 for your cash prize: this message was sent from another cell phone 0817558220 (which i phoned and only get voice mail) when phoning the 0764335750 they asked if you want them to pay into your account or recieve a check so i rather told them that the check would be the way as i have so many of these bloody scams come to my phone and will never give out my banking details to these chances. what i say is send all these foreigners back to there own countries as they have only come here to exploit SA with all there coruption and drugs not to mention all the other things they catch on in this nice country of ours(until the goverment stops recieving the money from the UN for these so called refuges it wont stop as the goverment only see free money and dont worry about the south africans getting scamed, abused and left jobless because they just take over and laugh at SA)

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  • Annelien3 12 Feb 2013, 10:55 AM

    recieved at 4 this morning. RICA: you have won R196,000 in rica propmotion, your ref/no :019nkp contact the agent mr James on 0836123029 for your prize

  • Mike35 11 Feb 2013, 09:20 AM

    THIS REALLY BADLY SPELLED, REASSURANCE ON (I PRESUME)A SCAM WEBSITE "http://www.info-rica.co.za/rica_promotion_3.html" SAYS THE FOLLOWING: "Rica promotion is real, you receive our sms when your number is randomly pick by our Rica verification ballot draw system an sms is been send to any winning and your required to contact our helplines claim agent with our office landlines on our contact details. Any individual that receive sms most confirm from us to avoid scam." HIS SITE SHOULD BE TRACED AND PROSECUTED, or RICA needs looking at.!!!

  • Mike35 11 Feb 2013, 09:06 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

  • bosa 7 Feb 2013, 11:19 AM

    i just received an sms stating i must call amanda at 0715088890 to claim my win of R250 000. if this is fraud/scam then why is RICA not acting on it? the police must be tipped!

  • kay 2 Feb 2013, 01:07 PM

    i also received an saying that i won R195.000 2 days after i bought a new samsung phone and rica my new simcard they wanted to know whether i wanted the money transfered or a cheque sent to my address.they wanted me to forward my address and email addres which i did not do.is this a scam

  • Siyabulela 30 Jan 2013, 09:24 AM

    I alo received the same text of Rica Promo : congratulations your sim have won R250 000,00 from RICA Promo ref RCP 09 contact Reymond on 0735360154. Please try and stop this.

  • Suzanne van Niekerk 22 Jan 2013, 02:37 PM

    Received from 0817249992 - You have won R200000 in RICA PROMOTIONS with ref R0227, pls call Mr Paul Greene on 0110711924.

  • PHILADELPHIA 11 Jan 2013, 11:39 AM

    congratulation you have won R25O,000 and a laptop in the rica yearly promo ref no(y22n)CALL MR JAMES ON 0812782243

  • given ndlofpu 9 Jan 2013, 04:13 PM

    Please contact me sir/madam How do you need to became to win for rica Promotion Please contact me @ 0814573080 Reards given

  • given ndlofpu 9 Jan 2013, 03:58 PM

    Hello sir/madam My name is given ndlopfu From at limpopo/giyani Am rica agent and am selling cell phones,modem,sim cards,airtime,house phones,bublic phones,ven ding machines Am rica agent last year and up-to date Please tell me how do you need to win rica promotion yearly Please contact me 0813465599 Reards given

  • given ndlofpu 9 Jan 2013, 03:34 PM

    Hello sir/madam My name is given ndlopfu From giyani/limpopo Am young man and am rica agent in my sait Am selling cell phones,modem,airtime,sim cards Please tell me how do you need to get the rica promotions yearly Please give me rica promotional My cell no is 0813645599 Regards given

  • given ndlofpu 9 Jan 2013, 03:28 PM

    Hello sir/madam My name is given ndlopfu

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