Received SMS from +27817988673 "your sim no has won you R500.000 on rica promotion 2013 your ticket no is (uk66p) call lebo / tom on (0840654030) to Activate your ticket no:"  so that is what I did.  So I phone from a landline.  My first call was not answered but the phone was picked up and put down.  The second time around I spoke to Tom whom I told that I want their office address, because my husband is in CT for business.  He said they are situated in 52 Central City, CT but that i will have the bring my lawyer with, as well as my ID Book and the phone containing the original message.  When I aske but why the lawyer he said that the lawyer must identify me.

Report ID: 3192
Crime Category: Other
Province: Free State
City/Town: Welkom
Suburb: N/A
Address: Bambanani Steyn, Welkom
Crime Date/Time: 8 Feb 2013, 00:02 AM
Reported By: Username3192
Reported Date: 8 Feb 2013, 09:02 AM
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  • Wendy5 14 Aug 2015, 08:03 AM

    My mom received this sms today, 14 Aug 2015 - "Great News (UN organization Your SIM has been Awarded R760,000.00 & POLO vivo 2015) Ref No :( UN109) Call Vanessa. 0835490060. Email: uncompensation01@hotmail.com - DON'T BE FOOLED - THIS IS RUBBISH !!!!

  • Bruno 23 Jan 2015, 07:42 AM

    Receive SMS: Great News 2015! You Have Successfully Registered (For RICA& Your SIM Has Been Awarded R760,000.00&Laptop) With Ref NO:RSA109. Pls Call Mr Green 0835490060

  • NASH 4 Jul 2014, 10:31 AM

    recieved sms 2014 RICA promo,ref:0029rsa.for claim contact Mrs N. Kate on 0738225942.i phoned her and she picked up the phone and she ask for if I wants a cheque delivery or a bank transfer,I said cheque delivery and she asked me to sms her my postall adress but i didnt.

  • Andrew Scholtz 15 Apr 2014, 12:12 PM

    Received a sms on the 14th of April 2014 Congratulations!!!, Your cellphone number won R350,000 in Rica 2014 Promo Award, Ref 00350RSA. Call 27 849 440 684 to activate and redeem your cash prize. Then on the 15th I received another sms Attention Dear Winner, Ref 00350,A.Scholtz, this is to inform you that your cheque of R350,000 is now ready to be delivered to your address. You are requested to make a payment of R2,950 for delivery charges. Please contact Hope Jacobs Finance on tel 074 578 3000 for payment details. RICA!

  • Username1304 15 Oct 2013, 09:56 AM

    Your mobile number won R450,000 by random selection in the RICA AWARDS. REF NO: KP125 SA. Contact Paul Jacobs 078 474 5482 to activate your claim.

  • Thelma4 30 Sep 2013, 04:35 PM

    Received a sms saying my sim card won R250 000 in a Rica yearly promo. contact Ben 0715349035. ref NUM(SA.0011KP).

  • cele 25 Sep 2013, 07:45 PM

    I'm cele from welkom free state, I will like to report the following numbers that are threatening me, swearing at me day and night non stop 0845788926, I reported this matter at bronville police station where I was told that thy can't trace it for me.

  • James34 12 Aug 2013, 11:00 AM

    Rica award draws ref no. 265. You have won R950,000.00. Call Sandra Atkins on 0782565300 for claims. Received this message 12 August at 10:37

  • Monica11 9 Jul 2013, 10:31 AM

    RICA: you have won R196 000 in rica promotion, your ref/no: 019nkp contact the agent mr Fred on 0739816956 for your prize. Now seriously the grammer is bad one should know its a scam just by the way the wording is. To top it all of innocent ppl fall for this. Makes me sick to my belly.

  • John77 2 Jul 2013, 03:52 PM

    Received an SMS this morning from 0817561665 advising me that i have won R196 000.00 in Rica promotion. I was advised to phone Mr Fred on 0739816956 to claim my prize. I telephoned and supplied my claim number so that it could be verified and was told to phone back in 5 minutes. I telephoned again and was told that my number had been verified and was asked if i would prefer to receive my prize by cheque or bank deposit. I requested a bank deposit and was told to sms my bank details and then call back. A landline number 021 813 9584 was given to me when i asked for one. Very, very fishy indeed. Why dont the cops use these numbers and find out who Rica'd them? Oh sorry they are busy catching smokers or escorting the Gupta's.

  • Danie9 26 Jun 2013, 09:46 AM

    received sms won R450, 000.00 from South African RICA act for SIM registration call MRS Sharon 0740228125 for payment ref ricasa33v. Did call then received sms cheque ready to be delivered R1, 950 charges for delivery call Mrs Wendy 0833607744. Did call then want payment directly not pay on delivery and it was cancelled.

  • Gert 20 21 May 2013, 02:27 PM

    Received an sms that I have won 950 000 rand in rica 2013 promo call sandra on 0603194367 ref no rica 265.

  • chantell4 17 May 2013, 01:47 PM

    RICA:you have won R196,000 in rica yearly promotion, your Ref/no:019nkp contact the agent mr Fred on 0788113635 for your prize.

  • Mel12 15 May 2013, 05:16 PM

    Received the same sms AJ got on 14 May 2013, this morning stating "Congratulations! Your cell Phone number has won R300 000 in the RICA, 2013 yearly promotion Ref no: 02RSA Call your claim agent on 0727350630.SCAM!!!!BEWARE.

  • Maphri 15 May 2013, 09:47 AM

    Recieved this sms today sying congratulations!your mobile no.won 950,000 in our yearly rica award draw.call Sandra Atkins on 0780750220 with your ref no:RICA265 for claims.this is a scam

  • AJ6 14 May 2013, 10:11 AM

    Received this sms today Congratulations you have won R300 000.00 in RICA 2013 yearly promotion, Ref no:02RSA Call 0727350630 to claim your price. Scam!!!

  • Nadine17 13 May 2013, 10:53 AM

    Received the sms today, stating i have won R250,000.00 with the RICA promo Ref no RIC16SA, have seen these before so checked for scam.

  • lorinda 7 May 2013, 08:28 AM

    i have recieved an sms saying i have won in a RICA PROMO...the amount of R195000 and a HP Laptop...if i Rica'd my no with Vodacom who gave my no to these assholes! i think i would like to sue someone for this cash anywya...let me start this investigation!!!07/05/2013

  • Sande 30 Apr 2013, 02:01 PM

    ive message from 0741365599,saying that"congradulations your sim have won you 250000.00 from Rica promo,ref nomber RA CONTACT OUR RICA AGENT ON 0822648934,i called them and it sounded so true coz i was refered to def department( accounts,Insurance).they she sent another message that i need to dep 2850.to the recieving agent MR.GE Vaaltyn account number 9282021180.Absa bank and fax the dep slip to 0866892725.then i deposited 2000,as the agent said she will help me with the 800,and they called back and confirm the reciept of money,then waited for the money,the agent called and said the money she paid she did it with electronic transfer so it will appear on the following day(30.04.2013) then the money will b on my account afer its cleared.in the morning she called and said the money was returned back to her account because was an internet transfer and they need me to dep again 800, yhooo i dont knw what came to my mind coz its when ive realised that it was a scam.worse part the lady(my agent was so rude this time around) coz i asked for the refund and she said the computer need to select anothaer person before they can transfer back my money on my account.she was soo nice yesterday she even gave me her personal cellphone number 0797665329.yjooo im a victim

  • Precious 26 Apr 2013, 03:41 PM

    i received the same masage as Anina from the same number

  • Anina2 26 Apr 2013, 08:29 AM

    I received an sms this morning saying "Congratulations! Your SIM has won R400,000.00 from the RICA promotions. Your reference NO MP159) Contact our Rica Agent on - 0737529492 for ur activation and payment. I phoned this guy Judge Nelson and he said I just have to sms my name, surname, cellphone number, reference number and residential address and they will post me a cheque fot the R 400,000.00.

  • Kerry 25 Apr 2013, 01:48 PM

    I received an sms today notifying me about winning R250 000 in the Rica 2013 yearly promo, ref NP 30 from 27741306336, asking me to phone Mike on 0795551475 to claim. Knowing it was a scam I didnt bother. BUT it seems these are the same people that sent me an sms yesterday saying that I had won R160 000 and a laptop in the Coca Cola draw, as I had to phone Ms Pamella on the same number. Knowing it was a scam I phoned her from an unknown landline number, a man picked up and I "politely" asked him how stupid he thinks we are and put the phone down! Because of scams and unwanted sales calls I took out a new contract with a new number a few months ago and my new number is only known by Vodacom, Standard Bank and my immediate family, I wonder which one sold their database with my number???

  • mike Hay 24 Apr 2013, 10:21 AM

    Has anyone ever gone through with the whole process and sacrificed their say R2000 in order to win the R200 000. I feel that I've been scam but it almost out weighs eachother! Either put 2000 and lose all or put in 2000 and win 200 000... Thinking maybe I should deposit and see- if I get scammed well sheez I'm an idiot but if I win, I sure will be happy!

  • ferdi 17 Apr 2013, 08:30 PM

    My message: RICASA;)Congratulations!! Your MobileNo was Selected in RICA YEARLY PROMO You have won R950,000*Plus HP LAPT0P Call 0737073117 f0rClaims with REFS/No;R1CK. Received from tel no +27741292572

  • Annie6 12 Apr 2013, 12:41 PM

    receive a sms that my phone number has won R950 000.00 and HPLaptop. When i phone the number - 0789687399, i was asked to phone back in 5 min. then my bankaccount information was asked. when i refused i was told that they can send me the cheque for that amount but it is going to cost me R2954.00 for printing the cheque. they phone me back asking for the payment of that amount into their bankaccount. When i BE AWARE.

  • Jeandre 12 Apr 2013, 08:28 AM

    i recieved an sms today as well stating that i won R950 000 and HP laptop from Rica online. my ref is R1CK and must call 0737073117 and sms came from number 0741378328

  • anne7 11 Apr 2013, 04:51 PM

    congratulation you have won r50000 ref sa60 att my name is mrs botha the ricaact general accountant in regardingto your transfer of your fund you are expected to make a paymentof R1.600 for the cost of transfer and insurance charges note that is after making payment into the agent bank account then your money we be transferto your address today contactmr botha on 0743453049 where did they get my number

  • Andrew29 9 Apr 2013, 02:00 PM

    Congratulation your mobile number has been awarded R195, 000 in RICA YEARLY promotion Ref no: 0166. Call Phindile Ndlovu 0810875485

  • johan lloyd 9 Apr 2013, 01:45 PM

    Scam Larry /Greg - RICA - 950K - Ref 265 - 021813683 ths johan lloyd

  • Pakama 5 Apr 2013, 02:03 PM

    there is a number that keep on insulting me by smses.please can you guyz find it who the number belongs to.its 0604893304

  • HENNIE BREYTENBACH 3 Apr 2013, 07:07 AM

    R 195,000 on RICA YEARLY PROMOTION FROM CELL 0741688114. SCAM

  • Lorna Dovey 28 Mar 2013, 05:49 PM

    Received the same scam on 27.3.2013. My mobile number was awarded R195 in Rica yearly promotion ref no. 0166. Call Phindile Ndlovu 0810875485. Have deleted it from my phone! Beware everybody.

  • lIZ2 26 Mar 2013, 10:19 AM

    I received an sms today "your mobile has won R250 000 in RICa 2013 ALL NETworks promo, Ref RiC 144SA can Portia, SCAM!!!!

  • VIRUS 14 Mar 2013, 10:01 AM

    why arent the cops investigating this number (0837501263), am in contact with them trying to get my 95000 and laptop. they want my postal details or account number. i asked them for email address or website and they drop phone.

  • Derek2 13 Mar 2013, 12:54 PM

    Received early RICA award for R950 000 call Sandra Atkins at 0785555408 ref no RICA 265. Would like to get the address of sender and go collect "BIG SCAM!"

  • DISGUSTED2 6 Mar 2013, 09:40 AM

    you have won R196 000 in rica promotion yor ref 019nkp contact Mr James on 083 6907450 for your prize . Received sms 6 March 2013

  • Sad4 6 Mar 2013, 08:10 AM

    I received a sms today (03 March 2013) stating I have won R95000 and a laptop in the Rica yearly promotion. Your Ref NO(SA 012) for claim call 0837-501-263.When I called the phone was on voice mail, including the one that had sent me the sms. So I decided to Google 0837-501-263. I guess my 10 minute dream of paying up my debts has just been shuttered.

  • Disgusted 28 Feb 2013, 02:05 PM

    I received a sms on the 17/2/2013 stating i have won R950 000.00 in Rica 2013 mobile promo with reference number A265 and to call Sandra Atkins for claims on 0721695122. I thought what a scam but I phoned on the 28/2/2013 and a woman answered but her voice was so unclear and she said that she is Sandra and she told me to phone back in 5 minutes because she wants to check if my Rica number is correct. I then checked the Rica scam on the internet and saw similar stories.I then phoned back in 10 minutes time just to see what she was gonna say because i was planning to give her a piece of my mind but the number was not available

  • Disgruntled2 18 Feb 2013, 08:44 AM

    I received a sms today (18 February 2013) stating I have won R95000 and a laptop in the Rica yearly promotion. Your Ref NO(SA 012) for claim call 0837-501-263.

  • Jean 16 Feb 2013, 10:07 AM

    Have today received sms 'You have won R225,000 in rica yearly promotion' and to contact Mr. Adams. Thought to check for scams first and haven't bothered to call him. A waste of air time.

  • Johan45 13 Feb 2013, 10:02 PM

    Also received the following sms, nogals on my internet sim. WTF!!!! Congratulation! your mobile no has won R195.000. and a laptop in the RICA Yearly promot.with Ref no.NK2p,call Mrs pamella 0784935817 for claim The lengths these people will go to!!!!!!! And then some people will buy the airtime

  • Thabo9 9 Feb 2013, 10:22 AM

    I received this sms on the 7th of Feb 2013, "Congratulation! your mobile no has won R195.000. and a laptop in the RICA Yearly promot.with Ref no.NK2p,call Mrs pamella 0784935817 for claim". Then I called the number on the same day, but the phone was not picked up. Today, 9th Feb 2013, I called the number, and the phone was picked up by a guy who said Pamela is not in, then I gave him my reference number, and said I must phone after 5 minutes. Later, when I phoned he confirmed that I have won and I asked which option would I prefer to reveive the money. I said I'd prefer by post, then he said I must text him my address. Then he said for him to activate my prize at Finance Dept, I must buy R110 Vodacom voucher, not activate it and call him back for further instruction cause the airtime voucher will be for the computer use. I didn't buy the voucher, then goggled the internet and found a similar story to mine.

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