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Thread: RICA Promo

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    I received an sms at 21:28 tonight from 071-375-8687: Congratulations you have won R450,000.00 in the Rica yearly promo, your Ref no(SA55Z). Call Mr Richard Law. on 0780750467. Obviously this is a scam sms, although I could use the extra money for drugs and hookers... The funny thing is, I only bought this sim card on Wednesday. I haven't given this number to more than 5 people yet, and already on Friday I received a call from a life insurance company.

    Is there a cellphone company person on here who can tell me how this works? I'm confused, who exactly has access to RICA data and our numbers, and is RICA or CellC selling these lists?

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    I won $2,768,555

    Quote Originally Posted by henniedebeer View Post
    Is there a cellphone company person on here who can tell me how this works? I'm confused, who exactly has access to RICA data and our numbers, and is RICA or CellC selling these lists?
    People being careless with their number then letting it expire and you getting it. Happened with cards I used for data where they were still subscribed to Teljoy. If you had your number for years however and suddenly a Vodacom affiliate calls you *hint hint* then well...
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    I have bought a new prepaid simcard recently, i have already received two scam smses. Nobody knows this number yet.

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    I bought a SIM for a Cell-c 3g modem that has only been in a phone to check data balances, and I have received a spam sms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by siyya View Post
    I have bought a new prepaid simcard recently, i have already received two scam smses. Nobody knows this number yet.
    Happened to one of the guys on the Afrihost MiFi beta too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swa View Post
    People being careless with their number then letting it expire and you getting it.
    This.

    Ditto.

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    I thought the Afrihost sims were data only?

    But back to my main question, is it possible that someone is selling the RICA list, or can it be accessed publicly? I received another sms this morning from the promo guys, called back and it is a "rewards" program, but I have to buy MTN airtime and send them the pin codes. Classic scam I know, the RICA guys should know I'm on CellC. And then I got a call from ABSA calling me Mr De Beer and trying to sell me a credit card. I do not bank with ABSA, how do they know my name, cell and ID number?

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    I have "won" so many competitions in the last month, that I'm actually sad to still be working.

    Won the Nokia "competition" twice, the RICA draw and another one.

    My best guess is that some companies sell your phone number, or swop customer details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hemi300c View Post
    Lucky sods I never win anything..............
    Get yourself a Cell C sim

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    I've just "won" the RICA YEARLY PROMO again - R350 000,00!!

    I'm rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dabbler View Post
    Get yourself a Cell C sim
    That seems the way to go

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    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

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