I received 3 SMSes in a row claiming I my sim has won R250000 I must call my agent to claim my prize on 0724227759 the SMS came from the number 081 2195226. I am aware of the scam and called back two times on my landline no one picked up so I called with my cell and a Nigerian accent national answered and I asked him what's this game he's playing, he did'nt even dispute he responded if I think it's a game then I must leave it and he hung up I called again told him I know he's a fraudster he immediately hung up and didn't answer my third call. People beware these fools scam a magogo in Kempton Park just last year it was shown on Carteblanche don't be fooled by nigerians.

Report ID: 3538
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
Suburb: Midrand
Address: PTA
Crime Date/Time: 2 Apr 2013, 00:04 AM
Reported By: Username3538
Reported Date: 2 Apr 2013, 08:04 AM
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  • Renato 7 Apr 2017, 05:09 AM

    I have just received an sms, quote:"R500,000 is now ready to be transfer(sic) REFZ166P from RICA EMAIL/CALL JUDITH/MARK 0634692554 info@ricapromotion.co.za" Really????

  • Tsitsi Manyange 28 May 2014, 12:12 PM

    I just got an sms claiming that I won a RICA promotion worth R250000. I was asked to contact an agent called Mrs Gugu Shabalala on 0734196125. I did and she asked me to send my bank details which I refused to give over the phone. This is a scam beware.

  • Dino 31 Mar 2014, 08:45 AM

    I'm sure many people have said all they needed to say about these promos. My question is, is there anything done by anyone about it? If so, why do we still receive these sms's? What is the point of reporting these incidences? I say we sue these fools for messing with our emotions! THIS IS BULL SHIT!!!

  • Sulette 6 Mar 2014, 08:35 AM

    Just received an sms saying: Congratulations! Your Mobile number has won you R250,000.00 in OMO promo Ref no. OMO101SA. Call your agent on 072 422 7759 for your claim.

  • Rochelle3 22 Oct 2013, 02:56 PM

    I received this sms last night (21/10/2013) Thank you for staying with RICA! your cell number has won you R500,00 for RICA YEARLY PROMO. ticket no DF6621, for claim call Mrs Caroline Mabaso. 084671435 how do you still get a sim without rica

  • monica 19 Aug 2013, 08:36 PM

    Today I received a sms from rica saying my sim card won on the promotion of. R500 000,00 I must phone customer care for activation. Ref no A02UK phone no 0614072286, tried from the land line wouldn't go through but with the cell it did? I hung up once it started to ring.....

  • barnabas 30 Jul 2013, 04:55 PM

    The number I recievef the sms from is 0733678908

  • barnabas 30 Jul 2013, 04:53 PM

    Received sms that I won R250000 is there such a promotion?

  • Rozanne 23 Jul 2013, 04:50 PM

    I have received an sms from this number: 083920019298939 saying, " CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR CELL HAS WON R2,000,000.00 & IPAD IN THE RICA PROMO WITH REF NO MT18079 EMAIL: mtn@ricapromo.mobi for activation and claim.T&C's apply. Please watch out as this is a scam.

  • thembi3 5 Jul 2013, 09:25 AM

    I also received sms saying i won 850 000 from rica prom,how could i won any comp that i did not entered and y could those ppl call me.pls this is a scam just delete those sms's

  • Naomi8 26 Jun 2013, 12:37 PM

    I recived an sms on 13 June 2013 from 0712034741 saying that i have won R160 000 from RICA promotion, ticket number: 2200KP and that i sould contact Miss Liziwe on 0718278412 for my claim. i called today the 26 June 2013 they told me to buy R110 airtime, THEY ALSO REQUESTED MY BANK DETAILS, I GAVE THEM and also they requested i give them airtime digits. after 5 minutes they tell me i should deposit R1880. please help

  • Julia 8 26 Jun 2013, 08:25 AM

    I received a sms that won R95 0000 and a laptop and only saw now that it is a fraudulent crime that is currently ongoing. What do I do now seeing that I called and someone answered.

  • Jasthree 19 Jun 2013, 08:10 AM

    I also just received a similar sms saying I won R250000 on a RICA promo. I will phone the number in a while and hear what they have to say. I know this is a scam and I just want to hear their story. Beware of any competition who requires you to pay money or airtime before you get your winnings.4

  • Elizabeth14 14 Jun 2013, 10:22 AM

    I have just been got an sms from 0711691669 phones and a Richard anwered but then another no come up on my phone and when I called it it was a voice mail, Richard then asked me to forward my address for delivery and then he phoned back and wants R1350.00 to be deposited into a FNB account to a Kagiso T Momypheng acc no 62406130831 before they will deliver my chequer no I have never heard of you winning and having to pay delivery fee this is a scam and I am going to give it over to the police, for further investigation.

  • melissa5 5 Jun 2013, 08:59 AM

    I received this sms,seriously did they really think I'm gonna call them. Congratulations! Your SIM has won R400,000.00 from the RICA promotion. Your Ref No:(MP159) Contact Our Rica Agent on-0737529492 for ur activation and payment

  • jack10 31 May 2013, 01:39 PM

    i got the very same sms this morning stating i won 250000 from rica promotion.they demand my acc.no & the name of the bank am using.''they'' promise the money will be available into my acc on SUNDAY I MUST JUST send them my details in full. they deserve to be burned like ________.

  • Shirley13 24 May 2013, 11:25 AM

    People be aware i got da sms saying that my number won 195 000 from rica, and i was given reference no and the numbers 2 call... i got a feeling that is a scam, i called that number and the lady asked me to buy a telkom voucher and give her the serial number ....guys its a scam dont eva beluve in sush smses.. if u wna kno wat happened afta, call me on this number 0827894694

  • Maria15 22 May 2013, 01:03 PM

    Message received on 21 May 2013 "CONGRATULATIONS your cell no selected for RICA promotion you have won R550 000. call this no to claim 074 437 4442 and this guy tells me to buy airtime for R200. and SMS it to him before he issue the chque

  • Vukile 22 May 2013, 10:09 AM

    Message received from 081 754 4572: "CONGRATULATIONS:Your cell no.was randomly selected on Rica promotion.you won R195,000.pin no NK22,for claims call ISSAC on 0817569396,to activate ur pin". 1. I don't take any message with silly errors seriously. 2. I know for a fact that I'm not that lucky.

  • JF Mthimunye 20 May 2013, 03:22 PM

    On 09 May 2013, I received SMS from someone who called himself Mr Paul Greene from Rica Promotionm, and said that my mobile phone won R200000,and on 20 May 2013 I made follow up. His land line was 011 071111 924.He said that I had to buy mtn airtime R360 and vodacom airtime of R275.I received sms which said that Delivery Department is demanding R995 for Insurance charges before my Cheque can be delivered.I ignored sms until a white lady and black lady tried to persuade me via 0762083704. MTN customer care said that there is nothing like promotion. I phone Mr Paul Grey and he said that poomotion was done by Rica not MTN, and had to stop calling him. He decided to drop the phone.

  • monyela frans 17 May 2013, 11:11 AM

    i recived an sms that says your sim has won R45.000.00 FROM RICA PROMO WITH REF NO. Please call help line on 0815200016 for activation and claim .it is true

  • anikie putaki 17 May 2013, 09:03 AM

    i recived an sms this morning at 8:44 saying i've won 250,000 they said i should call someone i dont remember the number and they said your number is 145 i didnt bother to call coz its the first time it happend to please rica keep our number save and finish what you've started im only a school kid why can they do that please.

  • penny4 6 May 2013, 11:18 AM

    Hi I recieved the same sms.My sms said I won 295000 and I should buy airtime for 110 within 48 the cheque will be recieved.the number that forward the sms was 0790997047 and the contact number is 0218255476

  • Saretha 3 May 2013, 08:51 AM

    I received an sms this morning stating the following: (RICA-SA) Congratulations, your mobile number was selected in the RICA SA PROMOTIONS with ref no: xxxxx. You have won R250,000. Call 0712999397 for your winnings.When I phoned the guys (from UK) congratulated me & asked how would I like to receive the cheque so I said by postal - so he took my postal address and said I need to phone him back asap after I have purchased 3 x Telkom prepaid vouchers (R200 each) in order for their finance dept to activate my winnings & to confirm all my details. The cheque will reach my post box within hours and once the cheque is deposited into my account it will be available immediately............. is this a scam? has anyone got the same request?

  • Thabiso13 29 Apr 2013, 11:05 AM

    I also got the very same smses (x2) said my sim won me R250000 and asked that i deposit R1950 for tax and for the transaction to be processed in my Acc. Also a Nigerian dude, honestly i was tempted. Only then i realized that when i called for the 3rd time, the very same Nigerian dude kept answering, (don't they have receptions or something), then i asked for "their" banking details on to find that i will get the banking details when i am ready to make the deposit requested. And i was going to make the deposit tomorrow..LOL Thank God i came across this site before.

  • Retha2 9 Apr 2013, 11:55 AM

    Also received a Rica promotion but from a different number, sms received from 0741340542 and was said to contact Mr William on 0732711092. Also tried to phone from a landline just for interesed sake, but also nobody answered. If it was a Rica promo, they would have your details in any case, you're name and all, don't be fooled by these people.

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