RICA SA 2013 Competition

Received an SMS, in Afrikaans, saying Congratulations, my cellphone number was chosen as a winning number in the RICA SA 2013 Competition REF RCA234 R120000,00. Phone Elizabeth Potgieter 0723659483 for your prize.People, no, CRIMINALS like "Elizabeth", think that we are idiots. Your first give away was your spelling and grammar honey. Stop trying to scam innocent people, some may fall for this out of desperation. Turn to God and start to live a honest life.

Report ID: 3568
Crime Category: Other
Province: Gauteng
Suburb: N/A
Address: NA
Crime Date/Time: 5 Apr 2013, 00:04 AM
Reported By: Username3568
Reported Date: 5 Apr 2013, 07:04 AM
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  • Sandra32 24 Jul 2015, 12:27 PM

    These people work from Internet shops. Don't fall for these scams. You never give out any personal information over a phone.

  • Sello Mentoor 11 Feb 2014, 01:06 PM

    Text received on 09/02/2014 - Congratulation! your mobile number has won R455,000,00 ......... Call Lebohang fro claim. I wonder if there's people who fall for this,..

  • Arina5 10 Feb 2014, 03:04 PM

    I have 3 cell phones each one has been winners of Rica ! How can u allow this scams - waiting for cheques in the post now - I'll be a millionare thanx

  • Chanel2 31 Jan 2014, 10:29 AM

    Hi - I just got an sms from RICASA saying Congratulations!! your rics sim card won R450 000 in Rics yearly promo 2014. Call0797857778 for claims ref/no. I called the lady by the name of Candice she asked me to SMS my name, surname, id no or DOB, address, email address, occupation and said a lady by the name of Yvonne in accounts will call me back. Please be carefull -

  • Username2227 27 Nov 2013, 11:53 AM

    I also just received an sms say I won R855 000.00 in the annual Rica competition and to call Adam Scott. When I looked at my inbox it was not there. weird

  • jennifer9 26 Nov 2013, 09:37 AM

    got an sms RicaSA Congratulations!!your rica SIM card won you R450,000 in Rica yearly promo 2013.Call 0603889612 for claims with REF/NO/RS04.Mon-Fri,8am-5pm.Sat8am-1Pm Seriously mofos!

  • Puster 12 Nov 2013, 02:54 PM

    I just got the same sms just after i bought a cell and Rica my new number today they say i have won R455,000.in their early Rica draw , i should call LEBOHANG on 0787409674 to claim.

  • She 1 Nov 2013, 03:50 PM

    got an sms saying i won R250 000 in a rica competition to call chantelle on 0785333045 im sure this is a scam

  • Gabusher 23 Oct 2013, 03:10 PM

    I get such texts alm0st every week, but all i do is laugh and close the text rather delete. How can i win fr0m a c0mpetition i dint find myself entering.

  • Jojo2 23 Oct 2013, 11:51 AM

    I got a message today tellin me my RICA SIMHAS WON ME R250 000 FROM RICA 2013. ALL NETWORKS PROMO RE NO. (UK310SA)CONTACT CLAIM AGENT ON 084 095 0184. I phoned knowing it is a scam and I spoke to Sam Williams. He asked me for my cellphone number and I told him he should know it, he sent me the message. He asked me to send him all my contact details so he can post a cheques to me. No can do Sam Williams I am not a fool!!!!!! Where the heck do they get our details from?????

  • Sonel 14 Oct 2013, 10:15 AM

    Got the same sms, did phone and said i must choose cheq or bank deposit. when i said chq they said i must pay R1950 for courier - WHAHAHAHAHHA what ever!!

  • Lientjie 14 Oct 2013, 09:16 AM

    My Hubby received the same silly sms

  • hayn coetzee 2 Oct 2013, 06:51 PM

    I received this on 02/10/2013 RICA SA Congratulations!!Your Mobile No was Randomly Selected In RICA 2013 PROMO You Have Won R 950,000 Plus HP LAPTOP Call 0733385019 For Claims With REF/No :R 02/SACK:

  • willem17 3 Sep 2013, 12:25 PM

    Rica scam 27818486544 09 03 11 01 RICA you have won R 225 000 in rica yearly promotion your ref no 019NP Adam on 0781493365 for your prize just block number and id number from rica or is rica all so scam not worth the time just a wast of time and of no reel value

  • Lex 27 Aug 2013, 06:04 AM

    Hi guys !!! I also received an sms like this but it has happend 4 times in the past. This time I am going to phone these people and inform them that I know it is a scam and tell them that the police is tracking their number as we speak !!!! Hahaha I hope it gives them a fright

  • steven22 26 Aug 2013, 03:09 PM

    Same sms was sent to my mom she gave her bank number, branch code, account holder and cell phone details. Without the banking codes and CVV number can they still take money from her account?

  • ABCDE 26 Aug 2013, 11:22 AM

    RICASA Congratulations Your MobileNo was Randomly Selected inRICA2013PROMO YOU Have WonR950000Plus HPLAPTOP Call 0733385019 ForClaims With REF No RSA2013 Was send from 27822234967

  • Zane Harper 24 Aug 2013, 08:44 PM

    Mine was also R250000 from Nelson, (Ref UC45R41) Exactly like Rilo above. Twice on 24.08.2013 Damn.

  • Noluvo2 16 Aug 2013, 12:52 PM

    I receive an sms last night at 00:59 saying Congradulations your Rica Sim have Won you R250.000 from Fifa Caf Yearly Promotion your Ref no.fc7rp)contact our agent on 0826364274 for your claim and i call him he say i must sms ma details i did and R50.00 mtn airtime so that the can put ma details in computer

  • Gerrie van Deventer 16 Aug 2013, 11:29 AM

    Adam Scott is stil bissy. I just received a sms saying: RICA! Congratulations, your phone number has won 200,00rands in RICA PROMOTIONS with Ref Ria/29, pls call Mr Adam Scott on 0843513949 to receive your winnings....i know it a scam bu i phoned anyway man had a pu on voice said i won all how would i like to receive my winning cheq or bank said i dont have an account cheq will do LOL said it will be posted within 24h all i need o do in the next 10min is go nd purchase 5 x Vodocom airtime at R275 each and phone back on 0867766746 give him the voucher nuber to receive my ref numbr to activate my cheq which i can cash at any bnk.... could u ever been scammed way to many time for this

  • Elize Swart 15 Aug 2013, 07:39 AM

    Recieved sms for rica promo on four diffrent phones in my household and the amount all the same 950 000 call Sandra Atkins 0782565300/0737982176 people like that should be locked away to play with peoples emotions like that were people do have financial problems and some would be glad to received some money maybe for medical shame on you forgiving people hope

  • thami dube 13 Aug 2013, 11:55 AM

    I received the same message today that i won R950.000 plus a HP laptop in Rica 2013 and ref no. they say i must call them at this number 0783486775 please check for me if it real or not thanks.

  • Pieter Croukamp 9 Aug 2013, 08:19 AM

    I received the same message blah blah blah. But what worries me, you try and phone from a cellphone that's not been Rica,you can't, so how can they do it. Now this is what worries me is it people in the Rica offices that's doing this

  • Dan10 6 Aug 2013, 06:38 AM

    I have have just received an SMS also.too good to be true.whats the point of rica ing SIM cards if the government got no control of fraudsters.people rica their cards or it will be blocked but criminals can not be caught,so what's the point.

  • Unknown 25 Jul 2013, 07:58 PM

    Is there no way this people can be stopped? CONGRATULATIONS! YOU HAVE WON R250,000 AND A LAPTOP IN RICA YEARLY PROMOTION. YOUR REF NO.{SA013} FOR CLAIM CALL WILSON on:0790255180

  • Stukkent 25 Jul 2013, 10:17 AM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!YOUR MOBILE NUMBER HAS WON YOU R350,000.00 IN RICA 2013 ALL NETWORK PROMO.REF NO.(DF6621)CONTACT YOUR AGENT 0788170540 FOR YOUR CLAIM.THANKS. LOL WTF REALY: so i have to pay money into the persons bank accountin order to Recieve my wonderfull 350 G pay out via cheque on my doorstep When i told him to deduct it off my winings he put the phone down and suprise thy dont awnser my calls no more What idiots

  • Robin3 17 Jul 2013, 02:37 PM

    Received the message saying i Won R250 000 and a laptop, know its a load of bull i played with, Amanda (0789834218) told me the delivery will be today, after a few min a lady contacted me to confirm the delivery address, she also said the cheq will be delivered today. i then received a second message saying that the delivery was on hold and i had to pay R1850 for International Speed delivery and that i should contact Ms anita (0742292350. Someone should really looking into this scam, its irritating..

  • Alan13 16 Jul 2013, 04:25 PM

    Received an sms today from RICASA : congratulations your mobile number has won R950,000.Call 0604242183 for claims.WOW the previous one was only R250,000 I had to call Mrs. Botha

  • Tammy Morsner 16 Jul 2013, 09:06 AM

    I just received a sms saying: RICA! Congratulations, your phone number has won 200,00rands in RICA PROMOTIONS with Ref R0227, pls call Mr Paul Greene on 0110711924 to receive your winnings....i know it a scam bu i phoned anyway man had a pu on voice said i won all how would i like to receive my winning cheq or bank said i dont have an account cheq will do LOL said it will be posted within 24h all i need o do in the next 10min is go nd purchase 3 x Vodocom airtime at R275 each and phone back on 0110711924 give him the voucher nuber to receive my ref numbr to activate my cheq which i can cash at any ABSA bnk.... could u ever been scammed way to many time for this

  • Paul11 16 Jul 2013, 03:21 AM

    Got the same sms as Marais above a few minutes ago. If only it was true.

  • Username4680 10 Jul 2013, 08:40 AM

    Received same on 29/06 from Fred Morris 0614091114/0810006651 and 10/07 from 0813239561/0727350630, wish this was true, then I could pay off my debt and have a new laptop (part of winnings...)

  • Marais2 10 Jul 2013, 07:43 AM

    Part of the message I received in Afrikaans "... RICA SA 2013 KOMPETISIE REF (XYZ), R275,000 KONTAK MARGARET VAN DER MERWE 0723659483 09H00 - 15H00." What is the use of RICA if we can't stop these scammers?

  • kevin19 9 Jul 2013, 04:17 PM

    Recieved sms from Mischell no 27814532048 - mobile number randomly selected have won R950,000 plus HP laptop - ref No R02/SACK

  • Jolene5 9 Jul 2013, 08:31 AM

    I received a sms saying that I won R 950 000 and a laptop with my number. I need to call 0717025691 with ref NO:R5CK

  • Lazarus 6 Jul 2013, 03:48 PM

    I received an Sms saying that I won R200 000 from Rica SA (as stated in the sms) they gave me a REF number and their number phones so I called them the asked for my bank acc no. and four R12 airtime's for activation and he said my money will be ready tomorrow. when I called the next day they asked for R850 and I was so amazed so a asked for advise from my sister we called him again and asked him quetion like can we come to your location he couldnt continue.

  • Lungelo3 4 Jul 2013, 11:40 AM

    I received a SMS saying RicaSA...Congratulations!!your mobile no was randomly selected inCOCACOLA yearly promo 2013.you hace won R750000. call 0739626574 for claims with Ticket no CC04. When I called the guy he requested my bank details and promised to have the money in my account within 48 hours. I never gave it to them

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  • Tom bob 3 Jul 2013, 11:00 AM

    it was at 1052 and the message read like. "RicaSA Congratulation!! your mobile no was randomly selected in Rica yearly promo 2013. you have won R750,000. call 0739626574 for claims with Ticket no CC04". i AM TIRED OF THESE SMSES. SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING.

  • rian2 24 Jun 2013, 08:04 AM

    I received the same RICA R350,000 e-mail a few seconds ago: CONGRATULATIONS!!!YOUR MOBILE NUMBER HAS WON YOU R350,000.00 IN RICA 2013 ALL NETWORK PROMO.REF NO.(DF6621)CONTACT YOUR AGENT 0788170540 FOR YOUR CLAIM.THANKS. My question is can't an officer or detective phone and trace the number? Are we not us up to date with technology yet?

  • Susan Oelofse 21 Jun 2013, 07:16 PM

    I hold RICA RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SCAM AND WOULD LIKE THEM TO CONTACT ME SO I CAN GET MY MONEY BACK SOMEHOW. I was contacted by a Mr. Frank Dube and had to make 3 payments - one to mr. T Zuma and another to Mr. Buthelezi. I should have clicked but wass too busy ann my mind definately did not put 2 and 2 together. I feel so ashamed of being so stupid and very mad at these thugs.

  • Susan Oelofse 21 Jun 2013, 07:08 PM

    I Received an SMS with prize money for R195,000 and a laptop. Unfortnately I fell for it and so far has paid more than R10,000. Is there a way to get my money back? I know what I didwas idiotic.

  • geofrey kelechi 18 Jun 2013, 03:02 PM

    What rica is doing about this scam competition I. Believe they know where this scams stays cos they must have rica their sim card?

  • geofrey kelechi 18 Jun 2013, 02:55 PM

    Today 18-06-2013 I also received sms that said my cell no won me R450.000 from rica yealy promo with ref no sa113 so I must call their call center at 0768783583 for activation and claim.I just wondering is there anyway to stop this nonsense as most ppl became victims of this scam.what government is doing while scams use their program to rob innocent poor people.also what networks are doing about this?

  • Rea 12 Jun 2013, 08:47 AM

    I have received an sms on the 12/06/2013. Your sim has Won R250,000.00 WITH REF NO:(UC45R41)please call Nelson on 078 204 2859 for Activation & Claim. Funny part is when i asked this Nelson guy to give me his headoffice number, it took him 15 mintues to give me sipmle 10 digts

  • Caiphus2 21 May 2013, 08:50 AM

    I have also received a similar massage like the once above on 20/05/2013. The question is,what is Crime line report doing about this since there is prove enough that there is a scam targeting us. Did they try to trace the numbers of the scams with the help of service providers? If not i suggest they must start to do so to protect us.

  • Elaine5 7 May 2013, 12:28 PM

    I received an sms on 6 May stating that I have won R950 000 and I must call a cell number 078 873 4550. A lady with the name Nellie answered and say I must provide my banking details and they will transfer the money. When I ask to send me more info to confirm validity she just repated that they require my banking details. People do not be scammed. Dont ever send/sms your banking details to any person. Be careful!

  • annelien2 7 May 2013, 09:23 AM

    Elizabeth contacted my uncle she used the following 2 cell numbers. 0723659483 and 0741252774

  • Natanya Reyneke 29 Apr 2013, 08:28 AM

    I received the same sms, indicating that I should contact Elizabeth Potgieter on 0723659483 as my number was chosen as a winner for the Rica SA competition, I called the number this morning, an African man answered the phone, I gave him the ref # and when I asked him if this was a prank, he put the phone down, I called him back said that I had just spoken to him, and he again hung up. Can't we report this or open a case of some sort. The ref# RCA062

  • Beryl2 19 Apr 2013, 07:14 AM

    I received a sms today (19th April) saying - CONGRATULATION! Your mobile no has WON R250,000.00 in (RICA) 2013 PROMO! With Ref NO (P286) For Your Claims Call Mr Michael on 0792202775. Thank you as well for this forum so that one can report the latest scams.

  • brian29 16 Apr 2013, 08:41 AM

    Received same message from Elizabeth Potgieter 0723659483. Same prize money.PASOP Elizabeth - Papa Wag vir Jou!

  • Liz5 13 Apr 2013, 06:48 AM

    I also received an SMS in Afrikaans from Elizabeth Potgieter on 11th April 2013. Thank you for this forum so that one can report the latest scams.

  • Oupa Nkhwashu 11 Apr 2013, 06:45 PM

    On 11 april i received an sms saying that.rica-sa congratulation!!! Your cell phone number has won R95,000 plus HP LAPTOP in the RICA YEARLY PROMO with Ref No:R2CK for claim cal 0610035549.i never replyd.

  • sadiki m tiny 11 Apr 2013, 03:54 PM

    on the 08 april 2013 i receive a massage congratulationg me as my cell no has won R295.000.00 IN RICA COMPANY NEW YEAR PROMOTION $ LAPTON REF (LR2P)CALL MR ALBERT ON 081 7804 551 FOR CLAIM WHICH I DID'NT

  • mervyn williams 11 Apr 2013, 07:31 AM

    Can't this be stopped?

  • Peter23 9 Apr 2013, 02:28 PM

    Hi I received the same sms in Afrikaans from Elizabeth Potgieter. Thanks for confirming my suspitions. Whatever you do never give them your details and never pay them any money.

  • Henning 9 Apr 2013, 08:25 AM

    Thanks for letting me know. I received the exact same sms, the one referring to Elizabeth Potgieter, on 09 April 2013.

  • johan28 5 Apr 2013, 09:31 PM

    CONGRATULATION! YOUR CELL NUMBER HAS WON R250,000.FROM RICA PROMOTION (REF NO:RIC222SA),CONTACT YOUR AGENT ON 0712683233 FOR THE ACTIVATION OF YOUR CLAIM so I phoned them. They told me I have to pay R1550,00 in this AGENT ACCOUNT FNB CHEQUE ACC 62305675566 NAME: X JAFTA-OZOEMENA REV NO RIC 222 SA in. After I pay the money a check will be delivered to my door step. This must be a scam.

  • Bev8 5 Apr 2013, 01:30 PM

    Rcvd an sms advising me my cell no had won R755 000.00 Call Adam Scott on 0834719182 (which I did and an Adam Scott answered???)my ref no RIA/24 - he asked me to call him back in 5 minutes which I have not done yet. SMS was received on 31/03/13

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