RICA Fraud

I had received an sms reading "CONGRATULATIONS!!! You have won R500 000,00 in the NOKIA RICA ACT 2013 PROMOTION.Ref no: SA......NK.Contact Mr Williams on: 0719432502 or 0798342619 to claim your prize." 
No spaces in some of the sms above and when i called some how i could hear was all just a scam into getting me into this Fraud, gave me UK Head Office number to call which my family up there did on my behalf number being "+447035968672" I heard via a Voice note that he was just as much as a con as the Mr Williams was and as my family members asked for VAT REG number no reply to that, Address was given instead, then again said we will follow up with police he refused to give and name of company besides it being Nokia in sms and that he clearly didn't know what was said in the sms as there have been so many very similar!! The guy eventually got very rude and sounded aggressive, if he was very business like he would take time and pride in his clients, admit he can be checked up with police with no fear, he eventually acted like he couldn't hear them on the call!! Sorry to say but i personally do not agree with this RICA sim cards anymore as so many people have had this issue!!! Who and how is the peoples private details getting taking up after they RICA their sim cards, no place seems safe and glad to know that this country has become so corrupted and i wont fall for those traps!! This needs to be sorted out asap - some people are very gullible out there and this is no good all cause we have to RICA a sim card, when it was never a problem before (when people just got phones back then no such crap happened, other then other Fraud sms's).

Report ID: 3518
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: KwaZulu/Natal
City/Town: Amanzimtoti
Suburb: Durban
Address: South Africa
Crime Date/Time: 27 Mar 2013, 00:03 AM
Reported By: Username3518
Reported Date: 27 Mar 2013, 13:03 PM
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  • mdu mbatha 9 May 2013, 01:32 PM

    I hv 2of dos msgs.I got 1 on feb,I ddnt reply.n r got 1on my blckbrry dis mnth.m using sumsung n blckbrry.hw cn r wn a nokia promo den

  • wiaan 30 Mar 2013, 12:16 PM

    Were you asked to transfer R3300 to an ABSA account? or any other account?

  • Username3518 27 Mar 2013, 01:30 PM

    I forgot to add that i don't use a Nokia so how i was related to that sms i would know, besides when i asked Mr Williams he kept saying its the company not about what phone you have!

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