I received an sms from 0826217935 on Friday 20/08/2013 to this effect: Congratulations!Your cell number has won you R250,0000 @ the RICA yearly Promotion Ref: RK77C. Contact Mr Williams 0760164339 to claim your prize. When I called a guy with a foreign accent, he confirmed the win and asked me how I wanted to receive my winnings whether by cheque or a deposit into my bank account. I said ill phone him back, but didnt, this is a scam right???

Date: 20 August 2013

Report ID: 4367
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Gauteng
Address: 148 7th Avenue, Georginia,1726
Crime Date/Time: 20 Aug 2013, 00:08 AM
Reported By: Username4367
Reported Date: 20 Aug 2013, 08:08 AM
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  • Johan Beukes 19 Feb 2014, 10:03 AM

    Ek het ook vandag(19 Feb.2014) so 'n sms ontvang. Is ons polisie diens re slapgat om hierdie persone te vang. Ek kan dit nie glo dat dit net aanhou gebeur nie. Wys my hoe korrup ons land is

  • Michael Jansen 2 Feb 2014, 10:33 AM

    My neighbor across the street from me,(an old lady) got a SMS saying she won R760000 with this Rica story, and against better judgement, was told to pay in some monies into a bank account. This went on with different accounts, and total so far is almost R330 000 that she has paid. She received a HSBC bank account card with her name etc on, but still has to pay x amount for this and some other stuff. How do we go by to track these scammers?

  • Carol16 20 Dec 2013, 08:16 AM

    Congratulations your rica sim no has won R250 000 in Rica promotion 2013, your Ref No.2200KP Please contact on 0786728352 for your claim. Sender no 0721603466 Date 20 December 2013

  • Francois Snyman 4 Dec 2013, 09:23 AM

    Congratulation! your cell number was randomly selected in RICA 2013 yearly promo. you won R250,000,00. (Ref. No. 019sa) phone Mr Richard on 0748191987 for claim Please SAPS, get these guys!

  • Lou2 18 Nov 2013, 05:01 PM

    072 2333 3877 i received a sms Rica Promo! saying Congratulations you have won R350 000 in Rica All Networks Award 2013.Your Ref no SA44KP...Call MR James @ 0603203933 fot claim. Can the Hawks please invistaigate these bustards and make arrests before South Africans get screwed by these blood suckers!! Dont call this numbers...they vary all the time...12/11/2013.

  • mish2 13 Nov 2013, 09:26 AM

    his name Mr frans contact number 0735492156

  • mish2 13 Nov 2013, 09:25 AM

    got 2 sms's abt this rica promo and call the foreigner and gave him a piece of my mind only to have him try so hard to convince me that its not a scam. i hope u get caught u ass!

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  • Christine9 25 Oct 2013, 12:27 PM

    I received a sms saying I won R20000 in Rica Promo 2013 and need to call Mrs. Lydia Edwin. tel nr 0848705629 ref nr SA10#. can't somebody take action against these fraudsters?

  • Annatjie5 18 Sep 2013, 12:23 PM

    I got a sms saying I won R175.000 and must contact Mrs M. Lindiwe on 0838864990 with ref nr119NKP. Please get rid of these assholes

  • Karen 30 Aug 2013, 02:01 PM

    Got 2 sms today - first said I had won R195000.00 and a laptop - when I phoned she said I need to buy airtime for R180 toactivate my ref number! Second sms said I had won R50000.00 and had to buy R55 airtime to activate my ref number! you got to buy the airtime and then phone them back with the serial number.................me thinks its a scam to get airtime.

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