Won R250 000, call the number for Rica Helpline 0739347204, lady answered and wanted our banking details, did not give it. PLEASE HELP

Report ID: 3783
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
City/Town: Roodepoort
Suburb: N/A
Address: N/A
Crime Date/Time: 10 May 2013, 00:05 AM
Reported By: Username3783
Reported Date: 10 May 2013, 14:05 PM
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  • Desrae 27 Jan 2014, 04:04 PM

    Won R250 000, call the number for Rica Helpline 078 6728352 .lady answered wanted reference number which i supplied (from sms) asked for my Cell (called her from a landline), did not give it.

  • Petronella 3 Sep 2013, 11:04 AM

    I reseved this sms on Monday 26 Aug 2013 that stats I have wone money from Rica this is the sms ( Congratulations!! Your mobile number won R175,000 in 2013 rica mobile promotion, Ref. No: 119NKP, to claim your prize contact Mrs M.Lindiwe on: 0838864990.) So I Phone that no and he ask me do I whant the money by tjek or in my bank account so I said by tjek he ask me I must sms him my name and address with ref no to him and he will give it to the payment dept and they will Phone me and I resived this sms from them ( Au:Your prize of R175 000 is now ready to be delivered to your personal address but (NB)that this prize has been insured no deductions allowed,payment needed is R1,999 kindly call Mr Adams on 0785455613 or 0218139016.) So I phone them and ask how must I pay money in if I win

  • dudu5 24 Aug 2013, 03:13 AM

    I'm tired of these people now, making fun of our financial misery ,we all dream of winning some money, my question is why does rica not catch these scumbags, cause u have info about every starter pack, we report this cruel crime here but I've never read about any resolution to our cases,I just got another sms telling me I've won R95000 from Nokia promotion I must call Mrs rose on this no 0827363857 between 8am to 5pm, I'm tired of these pple plz do something about it badlala ngenhlupeko yabantu

  • Dorette Landman 16 Aug 2013, 07:42 AM

    This is a new one - almost looks valid: 'Thank you for staying with RICA! Your cell number has won you R250,000. Sponsored by NOKIA. 0110571674. Email:ricacompetition@safrica.com'

  • CHOICEB 10 Aug 2013, 02:26 PM

    I recieved an sms and the number to call being told my mobile number has won R650,000.I phoned that number I was told by the agent lady that she'll call me after five minutes then she was gone until now.

  • ndiphiwe 5 Aug 2013, 09:00 AM

    I also got the SMS this morning - Congratulations!Your number has won a cash Prize on our RICA-MOBILE ANNUAL COMPETITION, REF NO. 2062, call the head office on (081)775 1954 to claim between 8am-6:30pm.

  • ronald3 31 Jul 2013, 08:52 AM

    I got the same sms this morning, from 0727394410, with instructions that I should call 0614055971.

  • Elaine8 31 Jul 2013, 07:11 AM

    I have received a sms last night saying your mobile nr has randomly won for you R950 000 in Rica2013 promo contact rica.sa2013@yahoo.co.za or 0810666342 with ref nr. R26 for claims. why do they do this what do they get out of this, i dont have money can this people not be locked up or taken to justice this is crap

  • Michelle54 29 Jul 2013, 02:08 PM

    I also received an sms what company that can dish out R250 000 and a lap top cant even phone you this is a scary scam dont give out any details

  • Ronald 29 Jul 2013, 09:51 AM

    ek het ook die sms gekry van n 082 849 5521 wat se ek het R250 000 gewen en n laptop, ek moet email na: ricahelpline3707@careceo.com om die pry te claim, as mens die nommers bel dan kry jy niemand nie. kan mense op hou siek wees en gaan werk soek en geld op n eerlike manier kry, hulle is besig om almal se tyd te mors en hulle eie ook. wat doen Rica?

  • Zelda12 26 Jul 2013, 12:58 PM

    sms from 0798269223 mobile number won R175 000 ref 1119NPK to claim contact Mrs M Lindiwe on 083 886 4990. my question is why cant these people be traced? Why do we have to provide ID and proof of address and none of this is used to trace these people!

  • luyanda 5 24 Jul 2013, 02:33 PM

    I received a sms :congratulations! you have won R 250.000 and a laptop in RICA yearly promotion, your ref no SA026 for claim call Nelson on :0790255180 Proverbs 11:21 Be sure the wicked will not go unpunished,but those who are righteous will go free

  • thandeka nofha 20 Jul 2013, 07:36 AM

    I reaceaved an sms saying RICA:-} Congratulations! Your cellphone number has won R650,000 in RICA random selection. Call: 0614172392 for claim with your Ref/no. RCA01.what is these guys can't rica people do sumthing about dis & realy wanna get on top of these

  • ronel6 19 Jul 2013, 07:33 PM

    Congratulations!!! You have won R250,000. in rica 2013 promotion. Ref: No. Pk502. Contact: Claim centre agent on 0847974220 For your prize.

  • Johan Terblanche 18 Jul 2013, 09:07 PM

    Ek het vandag n sms ontvang dat my selnommer R350 000 geven het, ek modes net R2650.00 betaal vir bankkostes dietelefoonnommers was 0791327072 of 0745783000 as vang hierdie mense bankbesonderhede D Methane 624199886835 Feb 250655 takkode

  • max5 18 Jul 2013, 01:27 PM

    SMS received from 0813709375 "your number has won a cash price on our RICA-MOBILE ANNUAL DRAW" PHONE 0817751954. I phoned the lady she work for Network Promotions. dont sound professional.

  • Xichavo 18 Jul 2013, 11:28 AM

    My wife received an sms as:"Congratulations! your mobile number won R450000 in rica 2013 mobile promo ref no Ric 455. for your cash prize, call claims centre on 0719495662". I know this is a scam via google - but what does the law say? Do I report this to the police or this comment is sufficient?

  • Sindiswa 15 Jul 2013, 07:22 AM

    Thank you for staying with RICA! Your cell number has won you R250,000. Sponsored by NOKIA. 0110571674 Email: ricacompetition@safrica.com Call office hours only.14 Jul 2013 17:53

  • Willem37 14 Jul 2013, 10:26 PM

    Thank you for staying with RICA! Your cell number has won you R250,000. Sponsored by NOKIA. 0110571674 Email: ricacompetition@safrica.com Call office hours only.14 Jul 2013 22:09

  • X 12 Jul 2013, 12:18 PM

    yesterday I received an SMS saying that I had won R250,000 from RICA yearly promotions with a ticket number. They called me saying I have to pay R4000 before they can release my money.

  • JR3 9 Jul 2013, 11:17 AM

    I received a sms :congratulations! you have won R 250.000 and a laptop in RICA yearly promotion, your ref no SA026 for claim call Nelson on :0790255180 Proverbs 11:21 Be sure the wicked will not go unpunished,but those who are righteous will go free.

  • Ricky13 9 Jul 2013, 09:27 AM

    Ref Number: RK77C - Mr Williams @ 0760164339 Also R250 000 won for the Rika Yearly Competition. Beware People

  • Nick Bischoff 8 Jul 2013, 10:58 AM

    Notice & congrats on winning a RICA promo award of R450 000 ref 014za contasct Dr Anderson 0735439944, wonder if this number is registered under RICA and if this and all the other reported numbers on this site have been investigated or if RICA has other designs to prevent by prosecution some of the millions of scams perpetrated using mobile phone numbers and networks

  • Maryna 8 Jul 2013, 05:52 AM

    I get this sms. I think this is a scam. CONGRATULATION!!!YOUR CELL PHONE NUMBER HAS WON R295.000.00 IN "RICA COMPANY" MONTHLY PROMOTION & LAPTOP REF NO:LR2P CALL MR PHILIP FOR CLAIMS ON:0721416195. Please help us to stop poeple like this who stole others money, please.

  • Peet C S du Plessis 4 Jul 2013, 07:46 AM

    Was sent a sms congratulations u won R250000.00 RICA PROMOTION REFNO SA 45R41.Call RICA Centre on 0604030528 for payment and activation from8am-5pm. I erased sms! !!!

  • H Thompson 3 Jul 2013, 01:31 PM

    I received the same sms yeaterday and I phoned back. The guy couldn't even me a website as he was leaving the office but he adomant to get my details.

  • Patricia Niemand 1 Jul 2013, 02:18 PM

    01/07/2013 at 14:15 I received a similar sms that I won R250 000 Sponsored by Nokia. But it is a ricacompetition. I think this people is very sick. They need hel. God must forgive them to steel from others. there is a saying in afrikaans that say: moenie aan ander doen wat jy nie aan jouself gedoen wil he nie.

  • Camilla2 27 Jun 2013, 09:32 AM

    I have also just received that SMS : CONGRATULATION! YOUR CELL NUMBER HAS WON YOU R450,000 IN THE RICA YEARLY PROMO.WITH REF-NO SA113.CALL CLAIM CENTER ON - 0768783583 FOR ACTIVTIONS AND CLAIM.!! I phoned the person and the guy that picked up his voice was deep then immidently changed his voice to a more lighter tone?? These people should be arrested for getting our cell numbers in the begging and for scaming us!!

  • Louise14 26 Jun 2013, 11:51 AM

    I received an sms this morning that came from cell number 081 295 7458 that said "Hooray!! Your mobile no. was randomly selected in RICA MOBILE PROMO. You won R750 000. Your ref No. is RIC118SA." The message said to call 0789654958 to activate and claim the prize. I would like to know how these thieves get hold of our numbers. Unless something is done about it, perhaps we should hold RICA responsible should anyone fall prey to the scam artists!!

  • lesedi 20 Jun 2013, 11:20 AM

    I just received the sms now. Cspoke to al lady called Samantha. she asked for my reference the she asked me to call after two minutes. when I did, her phone wa off. Please catch these people! Its not funny anymore

  • Username3783 14 Jun 2013, 11:37 AM

    When are you guys going to do something about this fraud?

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  • Stan Foster 4 Jun 2013, 05:52 PM

    hi recieved message from rica samobile no was randomly selected won R450000.00 call cell no 073715146 for claims ticket no SP1233 BEWARE FOLKS SCAM

  • Ds. Frandu Marais 4 Jun 2013, 08:01 AM

    Het vanoggend die volgende boodskap ontvang: CONGRATULATIONS YOUR SIM CARD NO HAS WON YOU R450.0000 IN RICA COMPANY 2013 YEARLY PROMP. REF NO. BL66SA .CALL SA AGENT ON O739036116 FOR CLAIN

  • Amelia Burger 3 Jun 2013, 11:46 AM

    I also received a sms yesterday with the same message.... Skakel Elizabeth Potgieter vir u prys by 072 365 9483.... I called the number and a man on the other side of the line told me they would pay me R950 000.00 if I pay R3 900.00 into a ABSA account . I told him if I won why do I need to pay anyting. He then hung up in my ear ! ! ! ! DO NOT PAY THESE PEOPLE ANYTHING.

  • Zella2 3 Jun 2013, 11:29 AM

    Ek het so pas so 'n sms ontvang: "CONGRATULATIONS ! You have won R250,000 and a laptop in RICA yearly promotion. Your Ref No (01CP35). Contact Ms. Amanda for claim call 078 983 4218

  • matilda4 3 Jun 2013, 10:15 AM

    het soort gelyke sms ontvang. ek het R175.000 gewen, moet mrs m grace kontak op 0737397766. ref no: 019NYP

  • Frans9 30 May 2013, 02:36 PM

    It seems that this is a very big gang with a lot of agents. I received a sms from No 0614182079 concgatulating me on my R250000.00 winnings. Ref No: rcwp29A. Pse call Rica agent at 0785821557. Please do not fall for this trap.

  • Leezone 30 May 2013, 09:39 AM

    You have won R95,000 and a laptop in the Rica Yearly Promotion. Your Ref No (0122N) call Mr Mkhize on 0813582692

  • PHIL CURTIS 30 May 2013, 08:51 AM

    Recieved sms from 0817485548 saying my mobile number was selected in RICA 2013 promo and I have won R950000 and a laptop. and that I should phone 0717025694 with a reference of R5CK. Now why would I need the laptop???- with R950,000 I could buy one myself!

  • Paul16 29 May 2013, 06:03 PM

    Date: 26 May 2013 Message: Your SIM has won R400000.00 from RICA promotion.Contact the Rica agent on 0737529492 for your activation. A guy named Nelson wanted me to give them a R220.00 Vodacom voucher to activate my prize. Beware of this BULLSHIT!!!

  • Pauline Gilbert 29 May 2013, 12:40 PM

    Date: 29th May 2013, time 06:50am SmS was send to me Ref 0199k That I have won R250,000.00 Need to call 0733678908 between 08:00am-17:00pm

  • carima 29 May 2013, 11:01 AM

    I also recieved a sms from the number 0793981781 that said I won R350 000 and I had to call Rose Mbuli at 0218270835. She didn't ask for banking details but rica will deliver the cheque by dhl but I have tompay R2850 for the delivery cost. I don't know if this is a scam or the real thing????

  • harriet 28 May 2013, 12:23 PM

    Received same SMS this morning that i have won R175 000.00 an Ref Rcp10 and i should call 0789966520 and speak to Mr.Daniel.

  • Natalie13 28 May 2013, 10:03 AM

    Received a on today from 0817213324 - Congratulations!!! Your mobile number has won R195 000 in RICA promo Ref: N611f for claim call Mrs J Candy on 0796614963

  • saffura khan 22 May 2013, 05:13 PM

    I have received the very same message that I have won 250 000.I just knew its a scam.my advise to people don't fall for these types of scams.

  • Leighann 17 May 2013, 03:44 PM

    I received one today from cell number 0817029115 to phone miss Portia on 0835067175... Beware people please

  • Malcolm5 15 May 2013, 03:50 PM

    i have received a similar sms it reads Congratulatioms ur sim no won R195000 & hp laptop in our Rica online promo ref ZNK012 fo claim call Mr william on 0832492963 for ref activation thank u. These people cant even write in proper english. Something needs to be done.

  • cherise2 15 May 2013, 02:37 PM

    I received the exact sms today. In afrikaans saying I won R250000.00 in a rica competition and I must contact elizabeth potgieter for my prize. Below is the sms I received. I didn't call I immediatly phoned my mom told her and then googled it to see if its legit but came across this site. "VEELS GELUK, U SEL FOON NOMMER WAS GEKIES AS N' WEN NOMMER IN DIE RICA SA 2013 KOMPETISIE REF RCA13j R250,OOO. SKAKEL ELIZABETH POTGIETER 0723659483 VIR U PRYS.". Sent from this number-0714825888 My sister received the same sms last week.

  • Arthur Lavis 15 May 2013, 08:49 AM

    I was sent an sms in afrikaans. Saying I won R250 000 by Elizabeth Potgiter. The number it was sent from is 0714825888. The message tells me to contact 0723659483

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