Rica SA scam

SMS scam, about Rica SA yearly promo, telling me I won R950 000 and a HP Laptop - send from cell nr +27741675895 . The sms gave a ref nr R1CK and I had to call the following nr 0788734550 - sounds international and they want personal info. Rica is a goverment orginazation, what is going on?

Report ID: 3742
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Suburb: N/A
Address: suite 160,pb x1, melkbosstrand
Crime Date/Time: 1 May 2013, 00:05 AM
Reported By: Username3742
Reported Date: 2 May 2013, 16:05 PM
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  • Karen32 24 Nov 2014, 12:34 PM

    Hi I received an sms saying I won R450,000 in the RICA Sms draw and to call 0607114256 claim ref NR/SW05 - I tried the number from a landline and the person is not available. Definitely a scam.

  • Rafia 10 Sep 2014, 09:41 AM

    I received an sms this morning: RicaSA:-) Congratulation!!!! your rica sim card won you R450 000 in Rica yearly promo 2014. Call 0607114256 for claims with ref no: SW05. Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm. Sat 8am-1pm. Spoke to Josh and then spoke to Candice de Bruyn. Told them to go fuck themselves. Candice came with some story and said she's call me back in 30 and when i called back the phone rings and goes to voicemail.All i wanna know is how the hell do they get our cell numbers.

  • stoffel2 26 Aug 2014, 12:42 PM

    received the same sms,won 500 000, ref.Z166P,to cal Judith/Mark on 0604352544. Looks like the keep changing the contact number

  • janet10 6 Aug 2014, 01:57 PM

    sent from 0614271866. Congratulations on your rica SIM card won you R450,000 in Rica yearly promo 2014. call 0607114256 for claims with REF/NR/SWO5. Mon-fri, 8am-5pm Sat 8am-1P

  • Ronell2 30 Jul 2014, 01:21 PM

    Sent from 0813589778 Rica SA: Congratulations!! your rica sim card won you R450,000 in Rica yearly promo 2014. Call 0607114256 for claims with REF/NR/SW05 Mon - Fri, 8am-5pm. Sat 8am-1pm

  • coen 4 Jul 2014, 08:29 AM

    Die rika fokkers steel alweer, die kontak nommer is 0607114256

  • salomi 10 Jun 2014, 05:47 AM

    I have received this sms from 0782834169. Dear Subscriber. RICA Rewarded you TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND RAND IN THE RICA DRAW,PIN No:(RC10471SA). Contact No (0735492156)Thanks Rica Ltd.

  • salomi 10 Jun 2014, 05:42 AM

    I have received this sms Dear Subscriber. RICA Rewarded you TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND RAND IN THE RICA DRAW. PIN No RC10471SA. Contact No 0735492156 Thanks Rica Ltd

  • Ina Scheepers 6 Jun 2014, 11:15 AM

    I received the following sms: WINNING WINNING WINNING!!! TOYOTA CAR. FROM RICA CONTACT US 0826364274. Which of course must be a SCAM

  • Sue28 3 Jun 2014, 09:14 AM

    Same thing happened to me: I got the sms from 0817517843, saying I have won R250000 in the Rica All Network Promo. Said I must call "Mr Richard on 0748191987". When I spoke to the guy and told him I know its a scam he said I must phone their head office on 021 829 6743. Can someone not do something about these scams, track the people or something?? Can someone from 'REPOT A CRIME' please give us feedback if anything is being done about this......

  • Rolene 20 May 2014, 12:50 PM

    i received an sms saying my number has won a consolation prize on mobile national draw ref M2619 and that i should call head office @ 060 3377561 to claim. Is it a scam?

  • Rambo 14 May 2014, 10:44 AM

    Congratulations! Your number has won a consolation prize on our MOBILE NATIONAL DRAW : REF M2619. Call our head office on (060) 413 6861 to claim between 8:30am - 6pm. ........................................... The lady who answered the call could not answer majority of my questions and ended up dropping the phone, Thanks to Gerrie Nel for teaching me how to interrogates, I would have been scammed by now. halalalala.

  • Jacques39 24 Apr 2014, 04:34 PM


  • dean16 16 Apr 2014, 10:09 AM

    I received a message a while ago: "Congratulations!! Your mobile number won R275,000 in 2014 Rica Yearly Promotion, Ref/no:013RYP, to claim your prize contact Mrs N. Mthembu Tel: 078632613." How the hell they got my cell number? I asked for OPT-OUT! Still sending junk messages!

  • zaza3 26 Mar 2014, 07:45 AM

    I recieved a message 2 munites ago saying CONGRADULATIONS your cell phone number has won the sum of R280 000 in SA RICA newly promotion with Ref no. RC05p, for claim call Mr RAYMOND on 0717137283

  • Laura5 25 Mar 2014, 09:15 AM

    The call back number given to me was 0610498244, Ref# SA013. I spoke with Justin.

  • Laura5 25 Mar 2014, 09:13 AM

    I received an SMS this morning informing me of my R500 000.00 rand win in the Rica 2014 promotion. I phoned the guy, who sounded Nigerian, and could barely speak English. I asked him where a cheque could be collected. The address given was No 6 Clinton Madiba road in Bloemfontein. (What a joke!)I then enquired about the cost to courier the cheque to me, upon which he replied R890.00! THE SCAM CONTINUES!!!! Can't something be done about these scams? Some people will fall for this!

  • Daagliks 14 Mar 2014, 10:54 AM

    Received this today: Congratulations!! Your mobile number won R275,000 in 2014 Rica Yearly Promotion. Ref/no:013RYP, to claim your prize contact Mrs. N.Mthembu Tel:0786326163. Why are the networks not closing these accounts and discontinue the numbers. Its fraud and if they have my number who gave it to them? So How safe is our RICA details then?

  • Serena2 28 Feb 2014, 10:33 AM

    I have received numerous sms' of this nature and the only way that these scamsters could have got my number is from either Vodacom or RICA because the only other people who had my number was family, so someone at these companies is selling our personal information, which I would think is illegal! Maybe everyone who is receiving these sms' should get together and sue Vodacom (or whichever network you got your number from) and RICA and perhaps then we might get these companies to stop selling our information!!

  • Betsie 26 Feb 2014, 01:23 PM

    Waarom kan di selfoon netwerke ni plan maak met die skelms op hulle netwerke nie? Stel hulle ook in 'n slegte lig!

  • Betsie 26 Feb 2014, 01:19 PM

    Same story here! Won R950.000.00 sommer so.Maar moet eers R5120 oorbetaal aan die persoon aan die ander kant wat ni sy bankbesonderhede aan my wil gee ni maar hy wil myne he! Sorry Mr Adam Kristian 0110839722 Jy gaan ni my geld Bank ni

  • CAROLINE6 26 Feb 2014, 08:22 AM

    i have just recieved a sms saying i won R450 000 in rica mobile promo. ref number RIC455. for your cash prize, please call claims centre on: 071 949 5662 the sms is recieved from this number 071 364 6128. And that this is the final notice.

  • Gordon Spencer Baitsile 12 Feb 2014, 03:27 PM

    They must get a beaten.

  • Dayl 10 Feb 2014, 01:28 PM

    I have just received a message from a Mr Ben Jerard from the number 079 731 1285 "CONGRATULATION!!!YOUR CELL NUMBER HAS WON R350,000.00 IN RICA 2014 ALL NETWORKS PROMO.REF NO(ZLK7DN) CALL YOUR AGENT ON 071 580 4183. THANKS FOR STAYING WITH RICA." called this number and a MR Smith answer sounding as Nigerian as all hell any was sigh scam Mondays lol

  • thabiso 10 5 Feb 2014, 09:56 AM

    I have received an sms from Rica S.A. congratulateing my number because it has been selected for R950, 000 in Rica promotion.

  • Elize34 31 Jan 2014, 02:00 AM

    i received a sms yesterday 30 jan 2014, that say i won 450 000 , i call the nr and they send me a bank account nr that i must pay R1550 then i didnt do it

  • MC3 27 Jan 2014, 12:04 PM

    Just received a sms saying I have won R175 000 in the 2014 Rica yearly promo with ref number 012SA and to call Cicilia Dube on 078 249 3249. Yeah right - if I won that sum surely they would have the money to actually afford to call me directly but hey I must phone!What rubbish. In the past I did follow this up and asked them for their email address and that I would report them to the police. They put the phone down. I redialed a minute later and the number"no longer existed". Please be careful as these buggers are slippery cons!!

  • Melissa13 22 Jan 2014, 09:47 AM

    I just received a message saying ( Congratulation1!!! Your mobile numberhas won you the sum of R185 000.00 in the on going Rica promotion for 2014 ref no AOONKP call 079 788 3242 / 073 367 2670.) I called the 079 number and a lady answered and she says her name is Winnie. She said i have won ad wanted my personal details. Please, i said i stay at work she can bring the money to work and then i askded if it was not one of the scams, she got upset with me and told me do i want my winnings or not. Tried to ask her another questions and she put down the phone on my ear. Date: 22 January 2014

  • Fanzo 14 Jan 2014, 05:28 AM

    I need to know that is it lawful to sell pre-rica starter pack.

  • Ellanie 13 Jan 2014, 12:41 PM

    Hi.. I Received a SMS saying : Congratulations! You have won a Guaranteed sum of R 350000.00 from RICA Yearly Promotion with Ref No : SA14. Call Mr Nick on 0218391867 for claims / nickoff@dr.com Well I searched him on the net , di not pick anything up. Then I phoned him , but did not give out any personal information. Just asked to tell me more about my winnings. He was ( P-oof ) , due to the fact I was searching him on the net. Well if its a RICA Promotion , I'm sure there will be something on the net , and really , If I won something , I'm not going to confirm any personal details and I'm not the one to phone them , they should phone me. He wants me to transfer R50 on my cell phone and then phone him back... REALLY !!!!

  • T. Chaffey 2 Dec 2013, 08:28 AM

    I received an email saying that I have won R 200.000 in the Rica competition. I called and was told to buy R275 vodacom to activate my prize. I did that, then they told me to deposit R2500 into an account, that was to pay for the transfer costs and the insurance on the money. I (big fool) did that and then I got another sms saying now I must deposit an amount of R5500, then they can make the transfer to my account.....I went online looking for some kind of indication of a competition, that was when I found this site, I was actually on my way to the bank to do the second deposit....well I lost R2500.....

  • Gerhard Coetzee 31 Oct 2013, 08:54 AM

    Congratulations!Your number has won a cash prize on our RICA-MOBILE ANNUAL DRAW;REF 2006,Call the head Office (060)413 6861 to claim btwn 7am-6pm.

  • marius5 30 Oct 2013, 10:59 AM

    I received a sms saying I won R950000 but have to pay R1850 to receive it in 45 min. Sounds l8ke a scam. Plse advice.

  • Morgan4 15 Oct 2013, 08:59 AM

    From: 27799490625 RICA. SA- Congratulation! Your Mobile Number Has Won R350,000.00 From Rica Promotion 2013 Your Ref,UK101. Contact David Or Lisa On 0761017969 For Your Claim

  • Malcom Bodumele 10 Oct 2013, 01:00 PM

    I also recieved a massage saying i won a R195.000.00 plus HP Laptop in Rica 2013 but i must put in a amount of R500 to claim my prize please we need help

  • Marcel Bosch 8 Oct 2013, 09:14 AM

    I recieved an SMS telling me that my rica registration had won R450000-00.Call Mrs Sharon on 0730907890 Ref:ricasa33v

  • minky Limpopo 3 Oct 2013, 02:06 PM

    I received message this morning from 0723922385 that i have won R195,000.00 plus HP LAPYOP IN RICA 2013 PROMOTION WITH REF/NO:NK72. OR CALL 0717975535 OR E-mail: ricasaclaims@gmail.com

  • Evo 25 Sep 2013, 02:17 PM

    Received a sms today RICASA:)Congratulations!!! Your MobileNo.was Selected In RICA 2013 PROMO.You Have won R950,000Plus HPLAPTOP.Call 0604242183 ForClaims with REF/No:R1SACK from this no 0787063456

  • Lubabalo 20 Sep 2013, 08:58 AM

    I have recieved an sms from rica informing me about having won a price money of 750.000 and this thing is really not good at all you need to protect us from this scam

  • Marietjie Cilliers 4 Sep 2013, 09:48 AM

    Just received sms - Congratulations, your cell number has won R200 000 in the global rica promo 2013. Code sa00#. To claim contact Mrs Lydia Edwin at number 0848705629. Received the sms from 0727787685

  • Al 3 Sep 2013, 09:58 PM

    RICASA:CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR MOBILE NUMBER WON R455,000.00 IN OUR YEARLY RICA AWARD DRAW.CALL MARY ON:0737132365 WITH YOUR REF RIA:91SA FOR CLAIM. Their Comeback Attn: Dear lucky winner.This is to inform you that your details are still pending due to inactivation of your Ref RIA 091 SA from the system You are advised to get vodacom Voucher for R180 and contact Mary on 0737132365 for your activation immediately.

  • Unknown 3 Sep 2013, 11:23 AM

    I received a sms stating that I have won R500000 and that I should contact Mrs Helen on 0746358751 and this the ticket no.X17ZA can u pls do something about this scam.

  • Bertus4 2 Sep 2013, 10:17 AM

    I also received a sms (with ref:NPK 1416) stated that I have won R200 000 from RICA and must deposit R1350 to account number 1356833428 at Capitec bank in the name of E.L. Huges and thereafter I must send confirmation to Fax 0865947665. Mr PHO Smith was the contact person at 0218249226 with his cell 0810988504.

  • Ilze2 1 Sep 2013, 09:43 AM

    Just received an sms from the following number: 076 163 8080, which states: RICASA-:) Congratulations! Your MobileNo WasRandomly Selected In RICA2013 PROMOYou Have Won R950,000.Plus HPLAPTOP Call 061 408 7787 for Claims With REF/NO:R3CK. Please don't respond to this SMS if you've received one - it's a scam!!

  • MONICA NOKHELE 28 Aug 2013, 11:44 AM

    Heee... frendz i need your opinion lastnite I've received an sms that says "Dear subscriber your mobile no:has won you R250,000. in Rica awards draw your pin(143SA) contact MR Maxwell ON 0786014529 THANKS RICA(PTY)LTD. i've called this man and give him the pin and he asked do i pefer cheque or deposite in my bank acc i say bank i gave the bank detail now they sent me another sms and say"price of .....is been aproved by(SA RICA BOARD) YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PAY R1250.FOR TRANSFER CHARGES BEFORE YOUR WINNING PRICE CAN BE TRNSFER TO YOUR BANK they sent me a land line that is 0218366204 contact person is MR Williams

  • Deon14 27 Aug 2013, 10:25 AM

    I received a sms now from 082 863 7204, same bull message that i won some cash... :-(

  • phila2 26 Aug 2013, 01:39 PM

    just got sms said i have won i should call 0835969148

  • Tom6 26 Aug 2013, 12:44 PM

    Hi just received a e-mail late Saterday afternoon.stating i have won R700,000.00 with Rica yearly promotion.and have to phone a Mr Tom to claim.my winnings,done that they sms me a batch no to reply,looks authentic and to activate my secret pin in order to activate the electronic payment in to my acount.and to phone a Mr Mark Abort ,Sound as Nigerian as can Be,both of them at the finance department,did that aswell ,his reply whas i have to pay R2250.00 to cover admin and bank charges. i replied by asking for a companny name and reg No to use as a traceble ref no and a land line no which i can phone to very fy.The 2 No in wolf are 074 861 0879 and 0110515568 and the name of the FNB acount holder is SC Makhubo acc no 62427968170. conclussion. it is a Scam Whatch out ,if you received messages like this over weekends or after houers the red light should be flashing already. Hope i have save some one,Pollice would not do anything about it!Looks Like Rica aswell they don't mind if there name got connected to NIGERIAN SCAMS like this.

  • Lawrence 19 Aug 2013, 04:11 PM

    Hi. I received an sms from Rica-sa saying my number has been selected and i have won R950,000 and HP Laptop. Got the msg from this number 0724985337 and was told to contact this number 0614087787

  • Fanie6 19 Aug 2013, 11:10 AM

    COngradulation your cell no has won R200 000.00 in the global Rica 2013. Code SA08# for claim contact Mrs Lyndi Edwin 0848705629

  • leana2 14 Aug 2013, 11:00 AM

    I have received my sms on 6 Augusts that i have won R950.000 & HP laptop, Rica should look into these numbers 073 630 2269 & 071 545 7595 cus these are the numbers that they use. While I'm busy reporting this now i received an please call from this number 071 951 3146 brought to you from MTN it was an african lady and when i called she reply wrong number.You Shoul Really do something with these numbers.

  • Martin33 8 Aug 2013, 12:47 PM

    SMS RICASA:-)Congratulations!!! Your MobileNo.was Selected In RICA 2013 PROMO.You Have won R950,000 PlusHPLAPTOP.Call 0604242183 ForClaims with REF/No: R1SACK

  • Jan Muller 7 Aug 2013, 04:37 PM

    I have received the same SMS as all above...with one difference. I LEFT the message to call me....LOL

  • Sanette2 6 Aug 2013, 10:12 AM

    (RICA-SA)Congratulations,your mobile number was selected in the RICA SA PROMOTIONS with ref no:005kp.You have won R500,000.Call 0603758594 for your winnings.

  • Sharon12 6 Aug 2013, 10:05 AM

    I received an SMS sayin that I have won R950 000 nd that I must send my banking details for the money transfer, is this a scam nd if it is can sumthing be done about this

  • pieter 25 31 Jul 2013, 07:56 AM

    VEELS GELUK! U NOMMER WAS GEKIES IN DIE RICA SA 2013 KOMPETISIE REF S.A18RCA, R275,000 KONTAK MARGARET VAN DER MERWE 0723659483 I would like to know if this is a scam or not .if it is ,do these people have nothing els to do eith their lives except practice this bull .

  • Hennie13 29 Jul 2013, 01:10 PM

    Also got a similar sms stating that my cell number has won me R950 000 and should call Adam Vorster on 0845302785. These are all scams, especially the ones the say you won a laptop as well. If i had won that amount of money, a simple laptop wont even bother me, and i could buy myself 20 if i wanted.

  • Jan39 27 Jul 2013, 09:55 PM

    Just received sms that congratulated me on winning R950,000 and a HP laptop.A ref number was given as R3CK and a cell number 0736302269 to call.Have received similar messages in the past which turned out to be scams.Please do something about this.They won't catch me, but they do cheat other people otherwise they would not continue with this criminal act.

  • Bad Dad 25 Jul 2013, 04:18 PM

    I recieved an sms yesterday that my cell phone number has won R950 000-00 in the rica sa promotions with ref number 30kp. Call to claim your winnings. I phoned the number and it sounded like a Nigerian guy that answered. He asked me to sms my full names and surname, email and postal address to the number that I called and phone him back.

  • Pit 18 Jul 2013, 03:53 PM

    Congratulations!Your cell no has won R250,000 from rica 2013 award promotions. Ref no RiC112SA. Call 0838860022 NOW to claim your prize. 8am-4pm. T&Cs. SCAM??? i phone the no and was told I have sms my add & pobox and they will send my check. the guy sounds arabic or islamic.

  • beverly chamber 18 Jul 2013, 08:13 AM

    Got a msg from Rica saying I won R950,000,00 and this man Anthony Powell call to conferm that I'm a winner and he called from his cell nr that don't sound right ,cell nr is 0730195671 ,I dnt knw what to do plz help !!!

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  • Otto3 15 Jul 2013, 09:17 AM

    I have received an sms saying thank you for staying with RICA! Your cell number has won you R250 000. Sponsored by NOKIA.0110571674.Email: ricacompetition@safrica.com Is it a scam?

  • ian10 14 Jul 2013, 01:08 PM

    RICASA:)Congratulations! Your Mobile No was Selected In RICASA/2013 PROMO, You Have Won R950,000.00 Plus HP LAPTOP.For Claims Call 0739042571 With REF/No:R4CK.En die sms kom van 0716005343.

  • jutta Nuss-Wilkins 8 Jul 2013, 09:33 AM

    Always check the informaton ure given on ur internet browzer. E-mail address came up and it was reported as a scam. Also Rica would not want you to fill out a form with your details- as they supposedly have it. Can't the physical address of melkbostrand pb of the con-men be checked at the post office as they should be given that information or is that the physical address where they operate from??

  • CRAIG18 3 Jul 2013, 10:23 AM

    Received sms saying i won R250,000 in the yearly promotion with ref. no. S.A.R14 and to contact the claim center on 078 373 2029. The sms was sent from 27 614 264 819.

  • YOLANDE10 25 Jun 2013, 02:37 PM

    strange how we all are asking for advice here but nobody seems to give a damn to even reply on one of our comments.Are you guys sure this website is not another scam :)Just kidding but you wont get help here.

  • pjc buys 24 Jun 2013, 12:06 PM

    Received sns won 250 000.rica/ Sponser nokia

  • md kabady 24 Jun 2013, 10:42 AM

    received the same sms after buying a new phone, that i won R950,000 plus HP Laptop must call 0604242183, the sms was from a number 081 271 6993. I did not respond because I have had its a scam, RICA needs to protect people's numbers..

  • Mario Opperman 12 Jun 2013, 11:24 AM

    I received this msg on the 29th May at 08h52....RICASA:Congratulations!!Your MobileNo was Selected in RICA 2013 PROMO You have Won R950,000Plus Hp LAPTOP Call 0717025694 forClaims with REFS/No:R5CK:

  • Joel Tangulani 11 Jun 2013, 10:32 AM

    I received the following message today 11th/06/2013 @ 06:05:31 "Congratulation Your cell number has won You R250.000 on AFCON 2013, in all Rica Network with Ref no.03 UK Call 0730943078 for activation & claim.

  • NICO6 6 Jun 2013, 10:09 AM

    Received sms won R350 000-00, RICA Mobile PROMO, CALL CYNTHIA WATERS for claims on 072 903 5561 with REF NO: R2CK. Another scam going around. Please do something about this scams trying to take hard earned money from people.

  • Marius Jooste 6 Jun 2013, 08:04 AM

    I recieved an sms yesterday that my cell phone number has won R500 000-00 in the rica sa promotions with ref number 005kp. Call 0603758594 to claim your winnings. I phoned the number and it sounded like a Nigerian guy that answered. He asked me to sms my full names and surname, email and postal address to the number that I called and phone him back. I did send my details and called him back, he then told me to go and buy 3 R200 telkom vouchers and send him the activation numbers before 12H00. On activation of the vouchers my check will be released and will be delivered to me. I went to the SAPS with this info and was told that they can not do anything as no crime was commited as yet. the inspector did phone the number and this guy told him that he never said I must buy the vouchers and that they are situated in the Western Cape. How can we stop this?

  • Princess3 5 Jun 2013, 11:15 AM

    I reciece an sms this morning that i won 950.000 and hp lap top from rica sa the number i must call is 0788734550 claim is R1CK

  • e cronje 4 Jun 2013, 10:17 AM

    would like to know if at all anything has been done about these cell phone scams

  • e cronje 4 Jun 2013, 10:13 AM

    just received an sms RICASA Congratulations! Your mobile no was Selected in Rica 2013 PROMO You have won R950 000 plus Hp Laptop Call 0717025694

  • Ian Martin 4 Jun 2013, 09:16 AM

    I recieved a SMS this morning saying that I have won R 295 000.00 and a laptop in a "RICA COMPANY" monthly promotion. The REF NO: (LR2P) and to call Mr Philip for claims on 0817575455 Is this a scam beacuse they wanted banking details and my home adress in order to deliver the laptop. Is this a scam please confirm.

  • Mzuphela Mrasi 3 Jun 2013, 10:52 AM

    I have received an sms saying thank you for staying with RICA! Your cell number has won you R250 000. Sponsored by NOKIA.0110571674.Email: ricacompetition@safrica.com Is it a scam.I need your advice with this regard

  • Mummie Maponya 28 May 2013, 02:08 PM

    i received an sms from from RICE, 0743068976, contact person is Mr Kelvin cell no. 084 2037563 today informing me that my cell number has won a price of r395 000.00. Mr Kevin asked me forward my phusical address to the number given as his contact no of which i did, after giving him my details I realised that it might be a scam. What should I do. Please advice.

  • Elske4 28 May 2013, 08:38 AM

    My message said to call 0739626574 to claim R450000. from cell 081 552 2158 dd 28/5/2013

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