RICA Yearly Promotion

i received a text message that i had won R250 000 in the RICA yearly promotion. i called the to claim a prize i must call Mrs Thembie on 0822670601. i then called the number. firstly the person didn't sound professional. then she asked me which i lived in. then told me that i had 2 options. either collect the prize money in Cape Town or They can do an electronic transfer into my bank account. i don't know but to me that sounds like a scam.

Report ID: 3479
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
Suburb: Diepkloof
Address: Diepkloof , Soweto
Crime Date/Time: 21 Mar 2013, 00:03 AM
Reported By: Username3479
Reported Date: 22 Mar 2013, 07:03 AM
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  • Tredon 28 Oct 2013, 10:39 AM

    I received similar message saying i have won R195 000.00 from Nomsa 0825924809

  • YVONNE6 17 Sep 2013, 11:26 AM

    I receive a sms on Sat 14/09/13 Congratulation you have won R250,000 and a Laptop in Rica Yearly promotion Ref No 143sa Call Mr James on 0744614362.

  • Pheli-Marabi 17 Sep 2013, 07:44 AM

    Mma Phiyega Zuma SAPS stop snoozing.We don't have a police force.We r tired realy.Mxxxxm.

  • Anonymous35 3 Sep 2013, 02:34 PM

    4th time I have won R250 000,with all this imaginary money I am a millionare

  • Stan2 2 Sep 2013, 10:00 AM

    Received 2nd September 2013 09:47 congratulation YOUR CELL NO HAVE WON R150,000 IN RICA YEARLY PROMO HELD IN UK UR REF NO 499BC.CONTACT MR A DAVID.ON. 0727927120 FOR YOUR PRIZE. Sent from : 0792483666

  • Soso2 29 Aug 2013, 03:44 PM

    correction (cheque) I hate what they are doing..

  • Soso2 29 Aug 2013, 03:41 PM

    me and my colleague just called a crook lady by the name of Sheron who sent the same sms,firstly she wanted to know our location n said we must call her after 2 min n we did,n now sh asked how do we want to recieve the money n gave us 2 options either we recieve it by check or they deliver it to ur address..n then we threatened her n told her we going to report her to the police n we lost a connection,called the nr again n it ws on voicemail...

  • nolla 29 Aug 2013, 07:03 AM

    it seems kind of silly to post more on this matter. They have been operating for how long and how many posts. Obviously the cops are in on it, or else they would have stopped them by now.

  • KG2 20 Aug 2013, 08:57 AM

    I received the same sms from cell number 0795744792 on 20 Aug 2013 indicating that i had won R350 000, reference number NK4SA and a number to call to retrieve the prize money (0729476139). A Mr Alex answered call, who indicatedthat he still needed to verify my details... This thing has to stop, all the mobile service providers have these details which were originally supplied when we all RICA'ed when we registered our cell phones.

  • Teboho6 15 Aug 2013, 04:31 PM

    i am really tired with this people from Africa called Makwerekwere they now getting our Number from where only God know, i have received a message rica promo n i have won R250.000 and i must called Mr so called Williams with a damn flipping poor english accent on 082 541 9293, the sms was sent by this number 0797137885

  • Rasheed 7 Aug 2013, 05:01 PM

    Congratulations! You have won the sum of R250, 000.00 from the RICA yearly promo. your ref No: (93sa) contact on 0218270508 to claim your prize. Scam

  • candice 5 Aug 2013, 08:11 AM

    I received: Congrats your have won R95,000.00 and a laptop in the RICA Yearly Promotion. YOUR REF NO... CALL... ///////for CLAIM

  • jonathan14 30 Jul 2013, 03:28 PM

    i received congrats you have won 350 000 rand in rica promo .phone sherry in capetown to claim prize 0218395821.here is the landline number

  • heidi14 30 Jul 2013, 12:38 PM

    aren't they ashamed of themselves to scam innocent people like this .hope they can sleep at night

  • Martie3 30 Jul 2013, 12:09 PM

    This is the sms I received: Coongrats! ur number was among lucky winners on Mobile phone YEARLY PROMO. You won R450,000. ticket no: N22: call Mr. Bright on 0710996852, 8am-6pm. TOTAL SCAM

  • Bryan6 29 Jul 2013, 06:21 PM

    I received this sms today (29 july 2013) Congratulation!!Your sim NUMBERS.has won you R250,000 in rica promo.with ticket no.Z165P. For claims call Agent MARK ON 0842766794, to activate ur ticket number

  • david2 29 Jul 2013, 12:07 AM

    if they are using a cell number and it is rica,d then the police can see who they are and go arrest them or is our police useless

  • andiswa 2 Jul 2013, 01:58 PM

    I also got the sms... They sent me there bank account to deposit the tex fee of 7850 so that they can deposit the money. And they call me now n then. I got their contact too. Are this people trying to trap us plz help guys .

  • Brad8 27 Jun 2013, 08:45 AM

    Just got an sms now as well.

  • weed 25 Jun 2013, 01:23 PM

    I also jus received that kind of SMS. Here it is: Congratulations! You have won the sum of R250,000.00 from the RICA promotion. your ref No: (A41SA) contact our Rica Agent on 0726374239 for your cash prize:

  • Tebogo19 25 Jun 2013, 08:32 AM

    I just received this one! Congratulation!! It's our pleasure to notify you that your sim NO won R250.000 from Rica 2013 yearly promo, Ref.NO.NP 30.For claims call mr mike. 0790773906. Can't Rica or our service providers do something about these fraudsters?!

  • Dee Jacobs 24 Jun 2013, 12:32 PM

    RICA: you have won R185,000 in rica yearly promotion, your ref/no:066RP contact the agent mr Success on 0837249921 for your prize.

  • Mic2 19 Jun 2013, 09:37 AM

    I also won R150000... from number 0817257751 to claim contact 0727756009.

  • lee15 19 Jun 2013, 08:05 AM

    i just recieved an 5th sms in about 3 Months sms was send from: 0796664881 and sms Quote: "Congratulations, Your simcard has won R250,000 in the RICA MOBILE PROMOTION. REF NO: ....... Call RICA Center on 0815535357 for Activation and Payment. Not Funny.. but i could see in the first and second one that it was a scam as for the spelling in the sms was bad, the other was very fishy as for the contact details on sms was cellphone numbers.. and then this is a big amount any normal person will call the winner in person and not send sms. RICA got your number.. if this was not a scam and all these smse i got i would have by now R1'255'000. but RICA is leaking out clients details.. as for my number that got sms now is new and no one has this number. inside job or RICA dont have a client privacy policy as they can give out your number for anyone!!

  • yvonne 15 18 Jun 2013, 08:13 PM

    How do we handle this situation

  • ntando 6 Jun 2013, 11:16 AM

    I also got a similar sms as da above stated smses,as I read through da comments,this thing stated last year n still continues,wat is SAPS doing abt it? Its sad dat hundreds of pple can report one problem and still get no help.Its clear dat my comment won't b taken serious either,its not dat we want u 2 publish ths,bt we want u 2 stop it. I left my email,I demand answers frm u#crime stop#,I report issuses I don't understand,u hv 2 cum back 2 me and let me know if it is a scam or not. Wat hv u done so far? Wat dd u do 2 stop ths?

  • sipho25 29 May 2013, 11:54 PM

    I received a letter on 21 march 2013 from +27798473908 sayin:Congratulation's you have won R160, 000 from RICA YEARLY PROMOTION. YOUR TICKET NO.2200KP. CONTACT MISS Liziwe ON 0718278412 FOR YOUR CLAIM

  • Lacho 29 May 2013, 06:06 PM

    My SMS today was for a prize of 195k ZAR plus a laptop. Numbers to contact 812355212 and 0724618556. Police to please track those numbers.

  • Rosemary2 27 May 2013, 12:09 PM

    Same story oVer and over. But they are getting sloppy. I've won R185000 I even phones. Recived an sms my money is ready to be paid in my acc. But I have to pay R1250 for insurens.bull. I phoned 073085244 to hear what R1250 was for long storie. I asked a number for the insurens people. And quest what. He gave me the same number I phoned to talk to him. He got mad at me when I told him is a ¤¤¤¤¤scam.

  • oumari 22 May 2013, 10:06 AM

    so if u gv them ur adress wat cn wth them

  • Mario9 14 May 2013, 08:32 AM

    I received a text msg on my Cel from 0817430489 with the following. RICA Congratulations YOUR MOBILE NUMBER won R195,000 on RICA YEARLY PROMOTION. Ticket No.01R6p. Call on 0110786713. Call 8am to 5pm Recceived 08h04 14 May 2013

  • james17 10 May 2013, 08:31 AM

    I received a text mess on my cell saying you won R195000 in Rica promo. pinNK22.call Isaac 0817569396 for claim. The message came from cell number 27817537240. I phoned this number & Isaac answered & insisted that he was at the RICA offices. WHY IS RICA ALLOWING THIS FRAUD TO CONTINUE,THE SAPS HAVE WAYS TO TRACT THESE PEOPLE,COME ON SOUTH AFRICA WAKE UP.

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  • Chyvonne 8 May 2013, 01:35 PM

    My husband received an sms this morning saying "Congratulations! You have won R250 000 in RICA yearly promotion, Ref NO: SA 04KP. contact 073 087 5706." I contacted this number from a blocked land line and spoke to a man by the name of Mr. Anthony. I told him that I could not hear him and that he should give me a land line number where I can contact him. He gave me the number 021 836 5325. I contacted this number and it was answered (surprisingly). I was told that Mr. Anthony had gone out and that I should phone in 20 minutes time. This land line number could be a good lead for the police to track these scam artist's, although it is more than likely a pay phone.

  • Rumen2 8 May 2013, 09:49 AM

    i won R450,00 from a "Mobile Phone YEARLY PROMO" Mr. Bright no 0710996852

  • BONOLO SEFULARO 3 May 2013, 08:42 AM

    I have receive an sms on the 03/05/2013 saying. Congratulations you won R250 000 and a laptop in a Rica department your Refs no. is ( RL23)for claim call Mr. Benson on 0813672298. I called it was a Nigerian man he want me to sms my name and Postal adress cos i insist i want the money by cheque. I then google as rica promotion it is a scam. can somebody stop these Nigerian these is too much.

  • Anonymous26 3 May 2013, 08:20 AM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! YOUR RICA SIM HAS WON YOU R150,000. IN THE RICA YEARLY PROMO. REF: NUMBER 004KP. CONTACT: CLAIM CENTRE ON 0746967852. FOR YOUR CASH PRIZE. After I call them to claim the price they wanted me 2 buy R120 airtime, hw stupid is dat!!!

  • Andie 2 May 2013, 09:03 AM

    People plz dont go there that is a scam!!!!I also recieved a similar sms this morning,Its like Congratulations you have won R95,000 and a laptop in the rica yearly promotion.Your Ref No(SA 012) for claim call 0837-501-263.Bullshit

  • Patsy 2 May 2013, 07:40 AM

    I, too, received a similar sms this morning at 06:41. Also from rica yearly promotion with a claim no. The sms said I had won R550000.00 plus a laptop. Nice try but no cigar!! Reeks of scam scam scam!!

  • Wilma7 30 Apr 2013, 12:01 PM

    I received a msg on 13/04 saying I won R250 000. I phoned from my work number and the guy told me that I should call from my cell because they do not work on private numbers

  • Carla13 30 Apr 2013, 11:22 AM

    I recieved the same this morning at 06:47. From a number 0741677111. States I need to contact Ayanda on 0738481280. Rica Mobile Yearly Promo. Ref: NPK 207. Won R250 000.00 Scam!!

  • McKinley 30 Apr 2013, 08:39 AM

    All I can say is I am disappointed - I only won R220000. Considering the huge amounts everyone else won, I feel cheated!! Anyway, just thought I would mention that this is obviously a scam because: 1) RICA already has the name and address attached to your number, so they wouldn't need to request it. 2) How is RICA generating the type of income to afford awarding such huge prizes? 3) There would be no benefit to RICA to run a yearly promotion. If you want a mobile number, you have no choice but to register with RICA. This is just a variation on the advance fee scam that originated in Nigeria (also known as the 419, after the relevant legislation).

  • martin22 30 Apr 2013, 07:36 AM

    receivd this morning RICA PROMO! Congratulation, You have won R250,000.00 in the RICA ALL NETWORKS AWARDS 2013. WITH (REF NO RIC09SA), CALL Mis NATASHA ON 0725975013. FOR CLAIM. i dnt intertain dis nonsense whch compny uses a cellphne no as their contact

  • Andre65 25 Apr 2013, 07:37 PM

    I also got the sms, i have to phone 0734443703, i have a new contract , where did they get my number from, someone in goverment at rica is giving out our personal information . But i'm sure that's also under secrecy bill, whom ever it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kay4 25 Apr 2013, 07:25 PM

    The sms I got this morning.Congratulation! your mobile no has won R195.000.and a laptop in the RICA Yearly promot.Your Ref no NK22p,Call Mrs pamella or willims 0786118485 for claim. Total scam!!

  • bianca23 25 Apr 2013, 01:20 PM

    I got a sms this morning thatsaid this Congratulations you have won R350.000 from Rica yearly promotion Ref No:NK11P. contact on 0799666119 for your claim R.Y.P. Is this a scam as well I said they can mail it to me and gave my po box number will they be abel to do anything with that

  • susan davids 25 Apr 2013, 07:32 AM

    I also received a text message to contrats me on winning R190.0000 for RICA and to call 0110786713.What a scam!!!!!!

  • piet jansen 24 Apr 2013, 11:38 AM

    The ricca promo sindicate opporates from Lawley near Roodepoort Gauteng. 2 names 1)) Zamaliphi Zwane Banks at fnb 62381712499 2)))I.W.KEKANA banks at Std Bank 10036864275 I stay in SouthCape and I find this detail.I dear the police to follow-up or are they work together

  • Ashwin5 24 Apr 2013, 09:10 AM

    I received a text message today, 24 April 2013 saying "Congradulations!!! You have won the sum of R500,000,00 from the rica yearly promotion. Your REF NO is ZA13. Please contact 08846177638 to claim prize.

  • pinky 24 Apr 2013, 08:04 AM

    i also received an sms on the 24 april 2013 saying my number has won R198 000 on rica promotion.

  • Oupa 23 Apr 2013, 09:20 AM

    There is no way that the police can contact this people and arrest them 'cause they are aware of this scam. We are seek and tired of this nonsense.

  • Cecile3 23 Apr 2013, 07:09 AM

    Congratulations! Your SIM has won R250,000 in RICA MOBILE YEARLY PROMO. With REF: NO: NPK 207. please contact Miss Ayanda on 0738481289 for activation and clsim

  • justice5 22 Apr 2013, 11:43 AM

    RICA PROMOTION: Congradulations your sim has won R250 000.00 From Rica Promotion with ref No UC45R41, Please call Nelson ON 0782042859 for Activation and Claim

  • clinton3 19 Apr 2013, 09:10 PM

    Is there such thing as RICA 2013 YEARLY PROMOTION and does the winner receives R250 000?

  • Celeste4 19 Apr 2013, 08:48 AM

    Received an email today 19/04/2013, stating that my cell number has won R250 000.00 in the Rica yearly promo, Ref: No. SA113, to claim you need to call 0818240640 and it came from a cell number 0741018690. How unoriginal.... seriously these people need to get caught and put behind bars.

  • Alma2 19 Apr 2013, 08:47 AM

    I received a SMS this morning that my number has won R195.000. I called a so called Mrs Pamella, she told me to call back in 5 min and I told her that I know when I am going to call back in 5 min the number is not going to exist or it is going to be on voicemail, she said try me, try me!!!! How stupid do this people think we are? Why will RICA give money away left right and centre??? BIG, BIG SCAM

  • Adriaan12 19 Apr 2013, 08:42 AM

    I received a SMS this morning from 0812859300 stating: CONGRATULATIONS! YOU HAVE WON R250,000 AND A LAPTOP IN RICA YEARLY PROMOTION. YOUR REF NO.SA013 FOR CLAIM CALL NELSON on:0790255180

  • natasha39 17 Apr 2013, 08:09 AM

    i also received an SMS this morning: CONGRATULATIONS!! YOUR RICA SIM HAS WON YOU R150 000.IN THE RICA YEARLY PROMO. REF NUMBER 004KP CONTACT:CLAIM CENTRE ON 0746967852. FOR YOUR CASH PRIZE. i phone th number to see if they pick up and a guy answerd, he " confirmed" my ref. number and said I must sms my banking details to the number i called and a afrikaans lady from accounts will call me back to comfirm that my money was trasferd. i asked him i first want a company letter from rica confirming this and die hung up. Total scam!!!!

  • Alex2 16 Apr 2013, 12:21 PM

    I also received an SMS this morning at 11.49, stating... Rica promo!Congratulations!Your SIM has won! R750,000.00 in the Rica promo with ref/no RCP10 please contact welson pike 0785809149 for your activation and claim. They want me to SMS my bank account to them... I am sure this is a fraud hoax!!!

  • Sean18 16 Apr 2013, 09:34 AM

    I received this sms "CONGRATULATION! YOUR CELL NUMBER HAS WON R350,000.00 IN RICA YEARLY PROMOTION WITH REF NO. (RX776) CALL CLAIM AGENT ON 0728717436 FOR ACTIVATION AND CLAIM." They said I must send my bank details, and then that I'd need to purchase R180 airtime and then send them the pin before I load it. The number they sent me the congradulations message on was 27741565259

  • Madelein 16 Apr 2013, 09:09 AM

    I recieved the same sms at 02:22 in the morning stating : "veels geluk, u selfoon nommer was gekies as n wen nommer in die rica sa 2013 kompetisie ref rca234 R120,000. Skakel Elizabeth Potgieter 0723659483 vir u prys." Where do they get our details from - this people are all fraudsters!!!!!

  • Chris58 16 Apr 2013, 08:56 AM

    I recieved 2 sms' this morning: 'Congratulations: You have won R150 000.00 from Rica yearly promo.your Ref No is.02RKG.call 0792771865' and another 'Congratulations!!! your Sim card has won R250 000. In the Rica yearly promotion. Ref: No. S.A.R14. Contact:Claim centre on 0847974220 for your prize' Scam scam scam!

  • Luntu 16 Apr 2013, 08:43 AM

    I reaceived sms this morning "Rica: Congraculations! your Mobile number won R195,000 on RICA YEARLY PROMOTION. tICKET no: 01R6p. Call Nomsa 079 474 0591"

  • Trudie 16 Apr 2013, 07:53 AM

    I received this one this morning. (RICA) CONGRATULATIONS!!! YOUR NO WAS AMONG THE LUCKY WINNERS ON THE RICA YEARLY PROMOTION.YOU WON,R200,000 REF (SA.93).CALL Claim Centre,[Receiving Text][Receiving Text]MS AZIZA ALLIE@0793255854 FOR YOUR CASH PRICE,AND TO ACTIVATE YOUR REF NO IMMEDIATELY: I didnt even bother to call!!! Where do they get this info?!

  • Johanna4 15 Apr 2013, 08:14 PM

    S C A M !!!!!! RICASA:-)Congratulations!!Your MobileNo was Selected In RICA YEARLY PROMO You Have Won R950,000 Plus HPLAPTOP Call 0789687399 ForClaims With REF/No:R2CK:

  • Shakes 15 Apr 2013, 07:33 AM

    Didn't even bother to call, this is a totally scam. Hhow on earth you won but you are the one required to call and claim?? This follow details is what I received to claim my prize: Congratulations you have won R450,000 and a laptop in the Rica Yearly promotion.Your Ref No(NK 72 ) Call on MR JOHN 0783237234.for claim. Be worned!!

  • Nomava 12 Apr 2013, 04:42 PM

    My wife received this message today" congratulation! Your mobile no has won R 500 000 in RICA yearly PROMO REF No(01. SA. T55)Call MR JJOHNSON) on (0784838555) for Claim

  • Ina11 12 Apr 2013, 08:24 AM

    I received a sms this morning at 05:10 : 'Congratulations! your SIM has won R250 000 in RICA MOBILE YEARLY PROMO, with REF:NO:NPK 207 please contact Miss Ayanda on 0783277534 for activation and claim

  • Eva6 10 Apr 2013, 04:20 PM

    Hi received an sms saying RICA PROMOTION! Congradulations your sim has won R250 000,00 from rica promotion with (REF NO 0166), PLS Contact this no 0837462920 for activation & claim.

  • Sal 10 Apr 2013, 01:04 PM

    received a text message: Congartulations you have won R250 000 and a laptop in the RICA yearly promotion. A ref number to claim prize call Nelson on 0790255180. Not sure how they get our details..

  • Lisa17 10 Apr 2013, 09:58 AM

    Received this on 10 April: Your mobile number has won! R350 000 in the Rica 2013 all network promo, ref no Ric147 SA Call (Remound or Lisa) on 0737344177 for your activation & claim! Think this is a scam

  • thato7 5 Apr 2013, 11:24 AM

    yes guy be warned this is a total scam

  • Pieter52 3 Apr 2013, 09:37 PM

    received the following:-RICASA Congratulations Your mobile no has won R950,000 and a HP laptop call 0784829161 for claim ref no R5CK. Was send from No 0741372284. I find it strange that they want your bank details and were you live. Where do these people get you contract details.

  • Gretchen Groewald 22 Mar 2013, 03:19 PM

    I got an sms from 0817174824 @ 07:40 22/03/2013 saying "Congratulation: You have won R150,000.00 from Rica yearly promo. your Ref No. is 02RKG. Call 0792771865 for claim.

  • Gershon 22 Mar 2013, 08:15 AM

    i received a text message that i had won R250 000 in the RICA yearly promotion. i called the to claim a prize i must call Natasha on 0725975013. This is a scam be warned

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