Report ID: 4200
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
Suburb: N/A
Address: Waterkloof
Crime Date/Time: 2 Aug 2013, 00:08 AM
Reported By: Username4200
Reported Date: 2 Aug 2013, 15:08 PM
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  • jay 6 Jul 2015, 12:13 PM

    I received this sms "We are here to inform you that Rica Company have rewarded you with R175,000. Your ref NO: 091rp, contact your agenty on 0780208925"

  • Leonard2 3 Jun 2015, 08:55 AM

    Good day I received to day a message from rico company stating that i rewarded with R175.000. I did not believe them they need to stoped. Agent no:0780208925

  • Adila 24 May 2015, 09:52 PM

    I received this SMS "You have been awarded R250,000 from RICA annual awards with Ref no: RSA445. Contact 0631045123 from 8am-5pm mon- sat to receive your award." From 083 405 5494.

  • Butors 2 Sep 2014, 08:41 AM

    Received an SMS from 0614189836 that won a RICA price of R450,000 in RICA annual promotion. call 0607114256with ref no xxxxx.

  • Christelle6 11 Apr 2014, 07:41 AM

    I received and sms saying the following:RICA:Your mobile number has been registered in terms of the RICA act. You won R195000on RICA yearly promotion,ticket no01R6P call 0611735767 call 8am to 5pm

  • curious 1 9 Apr 2014, 09:37 AM

    this mrning i recievd a sms sayin "thank u 4 stayin wth Rica. ur sim has been awarded R295.000 by Rica Promo. wth ticket:0166p, 4 claim plz cal Mrs lisa on 0719145650 8am to 5pm... scams, scams nd mor scams!!!! ppl plz b aware

  • Moses T.T 8 Apr 2014, 08:01 PM

    I received this text this morning:"Congratulations!Your Rica sim have won you R450, 000.00 IN THE RICA ALL NETWORKS AWARDS 2014, with ref No. QDF 100SA), call Agent on (084)3180701 for your claims." Funny English, funny mechanics and not-funny idea!

  • neville4 26 Mar 2014, 02:52 PM

    Congratulations!My cell number has won R275.000 in RICA Promo 2014 win code SA03#. Contact my agent MRS Khetiwe P On 0781726291 to claimthe money

  • Ruaan2 25 Mar 2014, 12:13 PM

    does any body have a direct contact number or email address for Rica head office, the only thing u find on the internet is rica scams

  • Ruaan2 18 Mar 2014, 03:51 PM

    Do they phone you 3 times if its a scam?? Received a sms on the 13th, I called the 1st time and they have called me back twice after that? Email me Ruaan@bassanglers.co.za

  • Confused 17 Mar 2014, 11:21 PM

    I don't understand why this is happening to you all. If you are asked to buy airtime then it's definitely fake. My cousin works for the complaints department at the company and she says she doesn't mind helping out as there are some real promotional winners. It's just not put out there for some reason (ask her). christistrelitzia321@outlook.com

  • Sad3 5 Mar 2014, 07:45 AM

    Got sms. must contact Ryan Eric at 0735857090. or email ricapromo@mailbox.co.za. What to know: We report this crimes, is anything being done?

  • marcus Bhana 27 Feb 2014, 03:28 PM


  • Gavin15 24 Feb 2014, 10:52 AM

    sms saying won R350,000 and a Polo Vivo on Rica Special when is this going to stop.

  • A JAMES 18 Feb 2014, 08:03 AM

    Received an sma earlier today that iv won R450,000 via RICA....Scammers!!!!!

  • Boitumelo7 14 Feb 2014, 02:27 PM

    I just got an sms from the number 0769175430 and the msg was"RICA AWARD! You have successfullyregistered for Rica & your sim have won R595,000from RiCA wtih reg/No A553/02 for claim call the help desk no @ 0836442044 I just want to know if this is true

  • Bronwyn Sirodico 14 Feb 2014, 10:10 AM

    I received this sms yesterday morning 8h25 am from this cell no 0726563342 Congratulations your No is Among Lucky Winner u Won R250000 From RICA Yearly Promotion WIth Ticket NoBP22 Call For Your Cash Price 0785333045 From 8am 5pm So I called The lady that answered told me 2 buy R50 cell c airtime I did and gave her the serial and pin no I had 2 sms my banking details Then this morning a lady called me from their account deapartment 2 tell me I must deposit R2500 2 rica insurance 4 them 2 release my R250000 I got worried so I googled Only 2 find all these scams

  • Andre6 28 Jan 2014, 05:08 PM


  • Reenen 17 Jan 2014, 10:24 PM

    hey guys git a sms just like reuben's saying i won R450 000 AND OLSO TO call that mr jason and then futher to call a mr john both at 0748002562 and i just know it was a scam

  • Reuben 14 Jan 2014, 09:56 AM

    Also got the Rica promo sms winning R450000.00 to call Mr Jason.M on 078 525 7509 for claims

  • Morne4 20 Dec 2013, 08:41 AM

    I got a similar message from 0786728352

  • Corine3 4 Dec 2013, 08:26 AM


  • shanley 25 Nov 2013, 05:22 PM

    Rica came in so that scams can be prevented,but now we get these sms's saying we've won money.where do they get our contact details?I received an sms saying I've won R250000 and a laptop in Rica competition my ref no is B28 call Mr Smith 0604332666.plz do something about these sms's coz its not the first time.

  • Yolande8 22 Nov 2013, 07:22 AM


  • Philip7 17 Nov 2013, 09:23 AM

    Daniel from Pretoria (0742023586) called me this Sunday morning and told me I won R250 000. Okay I agreed, I must have been the luckiest man. Give us your account number. Yes I gave. And the email , I gave . (0740766548) Mrs Victoria, the consultants from Port Elizabeth will contact you. I waited and she did . But the problem is to get the winnings I have to pay for insurance transfer of R1200 . I am a poor man who is unable to raise that much. I think it's a scam. How hunger and greed play havoc on the unfortunate. It's a scam. Shame.

  • Phila3 15 Nov 2013, 12:43 PM

    I got a message on wednesday the 13 saying: CONGRATULATIONS's YOU HAE WON R180.000.00 FROM RICA PROMOTION YOUR REF NO.6601KR CONTACT Ms LINDA BUTHELEZI ON 0738589858 FOR YOUR CLAIM

  • Sam29 15 Nov 2013, 08:54 AM

    Keep getting emails. latest one today. It says Congratulations: your mobile number won R300 000 in 2013 (SA sim rica) yearly promotion with ticket no. 0166p. to claim your prize call Mrs. Linda Khumalo on 0760630811. The original number the message came from is 0721805969

  • Ouma 14 Nov 2013, 02:36 PM

    Hi Rica, can you please trace the following number: 0762352546 and0738744676, I reeived this message: "Congrats! Ur No. is among Lucky Winners U won R450 000.00 from Rica Nokia Yearly Promo with Ticket No.: Z33 call Mandy for Ur Cash Prize 0738744676. I called the number , black lady answred (Limpopo)said would i kike to receive my prize by cheque or cash, and i must buy vodacom airtime for R200.00 and call her to give her Vouchers numbers and i musnt use them before i gave to them. I said to "HELL WITH YOU" THAT YOU CANT GET FROM ME. PLEASE TRACE THESE PEOPLE TO STOP THEIR NONCENCE BECAUSE THEY WILL GET POOR PEOPLE TO BE THEIR CULLPRITS.

  • alta2 11 Nov 2013, 08:31 PM

    Rica is there for howm? if some one phone number is rica you can trace them do you work and trace the following numbers0818661336 & 0824347614 because I receive a sms that I win R350 000,00

  • Moo2 31 Oct 2013, 08:30 PM


  • Nokuthula3 29 Oct 2013, 11:16 AM

    "CONGRATULATIONS:-Your Cell No. was randomly selected on Rica PROMOTION. You won R250,000. Ticket No.0166P. Call Mr. Johnson 0826655805. From 8am to 5pm" :/ the time I needed money the most and someone sends such a message :/

  • SB2 24 Oct 2013, 08:42 AM

    from cell no 0717327177 received the following SMS South African RICA act has won you R450.000.00 cash from your SIM registration call Mrs. Sharon on 0730907890 for payment ref ricasa33v.

  • Lesego4 17 Oct 2013, 03:00 PM

    Damn...these bastards got me too, a few minutes ago. Now, after the SMS apparently you have to buy a R50 airtime to "activate" the Batch Number and money will be directly transferred into your bank account...I call again and the so-called Mark Nelson with his assistant Caroline Mabaso tell me if i'm not interested then i can eave it!! Nooo mahn this thing has gone too far...i better go to the bank and change my account..NOW.

  • STEPHEN11 16 Oct 2013, 01:13 PM

    I also just received a sms so i phoned them with my reference noSA7P39A from Rica i won R250000 rand i phoned Miss Belinda Majola on 0218282371 She told me before money can be paid i must R1350 for the delivery of my cheque.Is this a scam or not wow any tyricks to make money.

  • Lerato11 15 Oct 2013, 12:23 PM

    Hi guys, I just received an sms 10min ago stating that I have won R195 000, I should call Mrs Samantha on 073 436 8793. I received the sms from 071 284 8992. This is crazy

  • hayley9 15 Oct 2013, 08:43 AM

    hey i have received a sms this morning from 0818620153 claiming i won R250 000 from rica an so did my husband at the same time i received mine. i think they send out these sms's in batches. what i would like to know is where do they get our cell numbers.

  • Danie2 14 Oct 2013, 12:15 PM

    a Mr Jeff Martin sms me winning R500000 in rica compitition. E-mail adress are JEFFMTIN@gmail.co.I must pay R12oo by shoprite money market for admin fee and e-mail the number to him so he can transfer the money into my account. I believed him but when he asked me to deposit money at shoprite, i know something was wrong. Sorry Jeff, but you will receive a e-mail from me. Not the numbers, but what you can do with your R500000. My winning no was R02013. Haha

  • Lin3 10 Oct 2013, 10:35 AM

    Dailed. Insisted on ref names and people. Jhb no 0110573962. Recorded the converations. R180 of my airt stolen

  • thokozani2 9 Oct 2013, 02:05 PM

    I also receive the sms that says (Congratulations!! Your mobile number won R275,000 in 2013 Rica Yearly Promotion, Ref/no:011RYP, to claim your prize contact Mrs. Susan Dube on Tel:0786129427). 10min ago

  • mrs.govender 9 Oct 2013, 07:51 AM


  • Mpumi 7 Oct 2013, 10:20 AM

    My dad received the similar message and was told to call 0794977584 and he insists that he won, but i think its a scam.

  • Tebby 7 Oct 2013, 07:58 AM

    I have receiced this message in the morning,congradulations!your rica sim has won you.(250,00.00)from rica all network promotion.your Ref no: (Fr7rP) Contact our Agent on:0826364274 for your claim. then i have realised its SCAM. RICA MUST MAKE PEOPLE AWARE THAT THEY DONT HAVE PROMOTION/COMPETETION....

  • Joel2 1 Oct 2013, 06:25 AM

    The message I received read 'Congratulations!You have won R550 000.00 in the Rica Promo 2013, your Ref No.P9P9. Please contact your claims Dept. on 0810733723.

  • ANSIE4 26 Sep 2013, 12:16 PM

    I received the same sms. on 26/09/2013.this isn't the first time. just ignore this sms's as you must pay money in there bank account. you can not be in n money draw unless you subscribe for a competition. like the lotto. please be aware

  • Bongi5 24 Sep 2013, 07:44 AM

    From last year I receive this sms that I won different amount of money from rica promo so watch out guys its a scam this people want your bank details don't give them please!

  • Lucky3 19 Sep 2013, 11:37 AM

    Just received an SMS written, (RICASA) CONGRATULATIONS!! Your mobile no. Won R450,000.00. IN RICA 2013 MOBILE PROMO. Ref no. RIC455. For your cash prize, call claims centre on: 0719495662. And I googled the number and realize that it has been more than 2 years ago and still they are till doing this thing, maybe this report a crime website is for this thugs. The SMS is from 0824798666.

  • christi2 19 Sep 2013, 08:16 AM

    I received an sms yesterday 19.08.2013 say: Congradulations! Your cell no nas won you the sum of R500,000 in Rica Promo 2013. Ref No: 0012SA. Email ricapromoboard@gmail.com for yourcash prize. The number it was sent from is: 0827636378.

  • Philani6 17 Sep 2013, 10:08 AM

    Now you want to tell me the msg I receveid is a joke, yo...

  • Liska 17 Sep 2013, 07:26 AM

    My Mum received the exact same sms! Is there anything that can be done to stop them?

  • Michael 41 16 Sep 2013, 06:47 PM

    Congratulation for RICA PROMOTION,Your cell no won R250,000. call your transfer creditor for payment instruction now Mrs Vanessa on 0714984334 Ticket no:0177XP from 8am to 6pm Received this SMS a moment ago. Yes I'm so excited I won a chance to be scammed.

  • Johan van Rooy 16 Sep 2013, 05:08 PM

    I also received an sms stating on 13.09.2013 that I have won R195 000 & laptop in the Rica Promotion Pin No. NK 22 Call Rose 0718249057 to CLAIM your prize. What so funny is that Joyce Coetzee won the same amount with the same pin no and only the contact person's name and cell no differs. Big scam. WOW !!

  • Joyce Coetzee 16 Sep 2013, 12:31 PM

    I have just received un email stating that I have won R195,000.00 & Laptop in the Rica Promotions Pin No NK22 Call Dave Michaels on 0820988284......scam scam scam

  • Pete2 4 Sep 2013, 08:32 AM

    My SMS said : RICA Award ! You have successfully registered for RICA & your sim has won R 500 000 Ref no : SA02UK." You have to phone them and buy a R 150 starter pack to activate the prize AND send them your account details. Phone numbers : 0614072286 / 0765050379 BEWARE !!!

  • Simon6 3 Sep 2013, 12:20 PM

    RICA! Congratulations, your phone has won you R200.000. and a person to contact is Ms Dineo on 0810061770 to receive your winnings. I call the woman and she request my Banking details, I refuse I could see this is a scam

  • Rooben 3 Sep 2013, 11:32 AM

    I recieved a message that says Rica promotion!Congratulations! Your Sim has won R750000.00 in the Rica promo with ref/no RCP10 please contact welson pike 0741052371 for activation of your claim

  • donovan8 3 Sep 2013, 10:55 AM

    Rica competition that i won 1970000 with n ticket nr and a contact detail micheal 0820988284

  • Michelle76 3 Sep 2013, 09:33 AM

    I received a sms stating that I won R 300,000-00 and a Laptop in the RICA competition. I Phoned the number and the person on the other side said that I won R 320,000-00. He asked me for my name and I asked him where he got my number from. Said that if he had my number then he was supposed to know who I am. He said " listen to me Madam, send me your bank details and I will deposit the monies today. Else send me your postal address and you can go pick up your checque today" HOW STUPID ARE THESE PEOPLE???? SOUTH AFRICA IS A COUNTRY FULL OF SCAMS!!!!! Do they really think we will provide them with this kind of information?

  • Yogi 2 Sep 2013, 01:06 PM

    I got a sms stating that my mobile phone has won R175000 and to claim my prise I have to call nomsa Khumalo on 0783267927, when I call the number it just rings, this message was sent from a phone with the number 07826980891, is this a scam or , if it is I want to know how it works

  • natasha34 29 Aug 2013, 01:07 PM

    Got a sms called the number 0218395766 - when they ask me my cell number i was supicious then she said call back to check my reference- did so to see how far they go - called back she requested bank details to make payment or they can send a check in my name - the girl on the otherside sounded so unprofessional when I started asking questions she could not really answer. Is someone doing something about these criminals cause the older people dont have access to check the website for warnings.

  • Dan8 29 Aug 2013, 09:29 AM

    Received the same txt this morning saying, R400 000 won, call Frank Nelson on 0744942054, I phoned back and he asked how I would like the money to be send, thru the bank or a check to my postal address, I then replied to the same no with my postal address, when I phoned him back like requested he didn't sound interested anymore..... Lol what a clown... Watch out for these people.....

  • Elize18 29 Aug 2013, 09:04 AM

    I also received an sms saying my cell phone number has won ! R350000.00 in rica all network promo . refnoza13 . contact agent on 0610089402 for claim... the number I received the sms from is 0769383098 and it was strange ......

  • FDB 29 Aug 2013, 07:38 AM

    Hi please watch out for these scams. I feel that if you won such a large sum of money the company would surely call you and not sms you. I received an sms this morning saying the following: RICA AWARD! You have successfully registered for RICA & Your SIM has won R450,000 from RICA with ref No: (SA/UK03) Please call 0817710741 for Activation and claim.

  • lebo14 29 Aug 2013, 06:38 AM

    Hey My mum received the same sms and unfortunately she gave out her banking details, she then received an sms from Mr John saving she should pay R2000 for insurance befor the money can be deposited in her account

  • Tee 28 Aug 2013, 09:39 AM

    Why is there no communication from RICA to making people aware that they do not have promotions/competitions running? Alot of people do not have access to internet. Why won't government jump in and run a awareness campaign? a few TV adverts will definitely make people aware. Help our people!!! Make them aware - See more at: http://www.reportacrime.co.za/CrimeReport.aspx?ID=4200#sthash.4xqaP4dt.dpuf

  • Tee 28 Aug 2013, 09:32 AM

    My sms came in on 28 august 2013: Congratulations you r mobile number has won R195.000 and a Samsung laptop in the Rica promotions. Ref no RCP-954 Call Melisa on 0761579202 to claim your prizes. Melisa proceeded to tell me that I should buy R110 worth of airtime and send her the voucher no (so I dont even load the airtime onto my phone LOL) then give her 2 minutes to process it and call her back.... so guess what I am calling her bluff, gonna buy the airtime (load it) send it to her and then what...

  • Lu2 26 Aug 2013, 11:33 AM

    Why is there no communication from RICA to making people aware that they do not have promotions/competitions running? Alot of people do not have access to internet. Why won't government jump in and run a awareness campaign? a few TV adverts will definitely make people aware. Help our people!!! Make them aware!

  • Sha3 26 Aug 2013, 10:53 AM

    I received an sms telling me that I won R250 000, I called Zandile Williams & she asked me to send her my ID number, cell number & physical address.

  • joyce7 24 Aug 2013, 07:50 PM

    I received a call stating dat a iv won 200.000 so ithey requested me to send my banking details .so i told them to post it.bt i gave them my id number nt knowing dat i made a mistake.wat can i do?

  • Username4352 18 Aug 2013, 11:57 AM

    Just received a similar message (11:36am), read as follows - "From Mrs G Owen, Congratulations your cell number won u R850000 in the UK PMC PROMOTION, Call Mr John Edward on 0783471341 for payment R"

  • MM Revelard 17 Aug 2013, 09:08 PM

    Congratulations! Your cellphone number has won R650,000 in RICA random selection. Call 0614172392 for claim with your Ref/no.RCA01. This SMS I received on 13/08/2013 at 08:33:02. Don't even wanna phone this scammer!

  • Hannes2 16 Aug 2013, 02:55 PM

    I received a sms from 0769109604, stating that my number was selected in a RICA SA 2013 Competition and that I won R 275000 and must contact Margaret van der Merwe on 0723659483. Wow these morons go all out!

  • charmaine22 15 Aug 2013, 08:55 PM

    Why are these cases not been report there are cell no that they can be traced by. People must report it that's the only way it can be put to an end

  • Aimee2 15 Aug 2013, 10:52 AM

    I received an sms this morning too saying "Congratulations! Your cellphone number has won R750 000 in the RICA PROMOTION COMPETITION 2013. Your reference no is NK4SA. Call your claim agent on 0767112782" I phoned out of interest from a landline and someone with a french accent sounding very unprofessional asked for my bank details. Thank goodness for google!

  • johannes 7 14 Aug 2013, 09:40 AM

    I received an sm telling me to call Mrs. Mdontswa to claim my prize R. 250 000.00 cause mobile number won but when I call no one answers this ppl think im stupid yazi

  • thuli3 14 Aug 2013, 09:27 AM

    I also received a text massage that says my mobile won 175 000 from Rica. It says I must Contact M Lindiwe for claim on 073 588 7314, “can Rica use a cell number not Land line for competitions details and contact, I believe it’s a scam. date: 13 August 2013

  • Dee Morehen 14 Aug 2013, 09:17 AM

    Scammed this morning at 08.13 : I apparently won R250000 in the RICA yearly promo and to call Mark Nelson on 0810656493- such bull----! when is this going to stop or when are these morons going to realise that people are not stupid...geeeezzzzzz

  • monique january 13 Aug 2013, 10:22 AM

    hi i received a sms this morning saying that my cell number won R200 000 in this rica competition is this a valid email or just another scam email address is rica@inforepresentative.com the women i spoke to name is Ms Freddy

  • Thaverson 9 Aug 2013, 07:04 PM

    I received the following text message, CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR MOBILE NO. WON R950,000.00 IN RICA 2013 MOBILE PROMO. CALL SANDRA ATKINS FOR CLAIMS ON:0810666342 WITH REF NO:RICA265. Out of curiousity I called the number, only to find that a kid answered the phone claiming to be Sandra she requested my reference no. Immediately I knew it was a scam and I cut the call.

  • Xoliswa2 6 Aug 2013, 04:28 PM

    My mom received an sms from rica it says she have won R250 000 and she should call Simon to claim the money she won. She called the number and the person didn't take the call then she sent sms asking about his competition she won. Now she called me excited telling me that she won a lot of money. But because I know about these scams I told her not to call again these people they just want to rob her money.

  • maggy 5 Aug 2013, 11:24 AM

    I also recieved an sms from this no(0818077660) stating that i have won R250,000,00 rand from rica 2013 promotion i phoned a lady by the name of Monnica who said i must sms my name bank details and province I come from to claim my price.

  • Pam 3 Aug 2013, 08:56 AM

    I also got an SMS this morning (03/08/2013) at 06:00 am. from this number(0715708630) It reads: " From Mrs G. Owen,Congratulations your cell number won u R850,000 in the UK PMC PROMO, For your payment Call Mr.John Edward in RSA on: 0783471341 Ref no :CK6789" I just knew it's a scam, I googled the numbers and it led me to report scam sites. I believe if they were legit they wouldhave called me and explain which company they are from, how was I entered into the competition.. and I think they would have wrote a more appropriate business English, e.g( instead of "u" they should write,"you"). So I decided not to call them. Please be aware of such scams.

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