Is there a RICA yearly annual award? I received an sms saying that I have been awarded money from this award.

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asked Jun 29, 2015 in General by Fred

1 Answer

+2 votes
No there is no Rica awards, Nokia rewards, Microsoft rewards etc. It's generally a scam or phishing scheme to get your personal details.

Simple rule of thumb :
If you did not enter a competition or a draw you can not win.
answered Jun 29, 2015 by George
I have been enterted a competition of RICA
i TOO HAVE RECEIVED THIS SMS WHEN I REPLIED A "GENTELMAN" TOLD ME TO SMS HIM MY EMAIL ADDRESS, MY REF NO (WHICH WAS SMSED TO ME) MY ID NO. MY ADDRESS TO WHICH THEY WILL DELIVER THE LATEST BMW!! AND ... MY BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS. THE LAST ONE MADE ME SUSPECT A SCAM TO I DELETED THE SMS AND DID NOT REPLY.
On 19-07-2016 I received the message saying that I have won R500000 and I should call JUDITH/MARK they will tell me what do and when I called the lady congratulated me she asked if the can send the money as cheque on do I want it transferred to my account. I gave them my account and then she said I should buy MTN airtime worth 180 to help with the process. .. IS THE REALLY ANY MONEY OR IT'S A SCAM? ???
I have just received the same message saying I won R 450 000 and a Samsung S7 Edge from the RICA annual award ref SA771HP.Contact 0827442146 and register to claim. T&Cs
I have recieved exactly the same message but the persons were Nthabiseng/Williams, and the jackpot R450,000
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