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  1. #1
    Snapper
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    This is what some scam mob tried to put over on me, today.




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  2. #2
    Krusty
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    Re: More on Premium SMSes


    "Snapper" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > http://www.theage.com.au/news/techno...654375343.html
    >
    > This is what some scam mob tried to put over on me, today.
    >

    Yep, had the same issue about eight months back with unsolicited ring tones
    (up to 3 a day at $6 a pop). I knew quickly as the actual phone was rarely
    used. It took three months & around $300 plus before it was ended. The
    perpetrators claimed immunity because they weren't based in Australia. They
    actually were & had to refund the full amount but it took a heap of effort
    on our part!





  3. #3
    Michael
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    Re: More on Premium SMSes


    "Snapper" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > http://www.theage.com.au/news/techno...654375343.html
    >
    > This is what some scam mob tried to put over on me, today.


    So do you fall into the category of, ""People generally just put in to
    receive the content once without knowing they are subscribing even though it
    is written in the terms and conditions," he says."


    >






  4. #4
    Seaman Staines
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    Re: More on Premium SMSes


    "Michael" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Snapper" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> http://www.theage.com.au/news/techno...654375343.html
    >>
    >> This is what some scam mob tried to put over on me, today.

    >
    > So do you fall into the category of, ""People generally just put in to
    > receive the content once without knowing they are subscribing even though
    > it is written in the terms and conditions," he says."


    According to the other talking head, "Often, it turns out to be a child who
    has signed up for a service using a parent's phone, technically leaving the
    adult responsible."





  5. #5
    Krusty
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    Re: More on Premium SMSes


    "Seaman Staines" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Michael" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >>
    >> "Snapper" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>> http://www.theage.com.au/news/techno...654375343.html
    >>>
    >>> This is what some scam mob tried to put over on me, today.

    >>
    >> So do you fall into the category of, ""People generally just put in to
    >> receive the content once without knowing they are subscribing even though
    >> it is written in the terms and conditions," he says."

    >
    > According to the other talking head, "Often, it turns out to be a child
    > who has signed up for a service using a parent's phone, technically
    > leaving the adult responsible."
    >

    In our case NO ONE subscribed to anything. The company when asked to produce
    proof of subscription had to admit there never any subscription! This is why
    they eventually had to refund the full costs. I suspect it was probably just
    a random thing where they called an unknown number. The perpetrator was
    totally un-contactable! It was only because of representation & insistence
    to Vodafone that it was eventually resolved!





  6. #6
    Snapper
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    Re: More on Premium SMSes

    Michael wrote...

    > So do you fall into the category of, ""People generally just put in to
    > receive the content once without knowing they are subscribing even though it
    > is written in the terms and conditions," he says."


    Eh?




  7. #7
    Michael
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    Re: More on Premium SMSes


    "Seaman Staines" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Michael" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >>
    >> "Snapper" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>> http://www.theage.com.au/news/techno...654375343.html
    >>>
    >>> This is what some scam mob tried to put over on me, today.

    >>
    >> So do you fall into the category of, ""People generally just put in to
    >> receive the content once without knowing they are subscribing even though
    >> it is written in the terms and conditions," he says."

    >
    > According to the other talking head, "Often, it turns out to be a child
    > who has signed up for a service using a parent's phone, technically
    > leaving the adult responsible."


    Postpaid mobiles cannot be connected by children.

    So, if your child does something to your mobile, you are responsible.





  8. #8
    Rod Speed
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    Re: More on Premium SMSes

    Michael <[email protected]> wrote:
    > "Seaman Staines" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >>
    >> "Michael" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]
    >>>
    >>> "Snapper" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>> news:[email protected]
    >>>> http://www.theage.com.au/news/techno...654375343.html
    >>>>
    >>>> This is what some scam mob tried to put over on me, today.
    >>>
    >>> So do you fall into the category of, ""People generally just put in
    >>> to receive the content once without knowing they are subscribing
    >>> even though it is written in the terms and conditions," he says."

    >>
    >> According to the other talking head, "Often, it turns out to be a
    >> child who has signed up for a service using a parent's phone,
    >> technically leaving the adult responsible."


    > Postpaid mobiles cannot be connected by children.


    Wrong, as always.

    > So, if your child does something to your mobile, you are responsible.


    Wrong, as always.





  9. #9
    Michael
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    Re: More on Premium SMSes

    >>>>> This is what some scam mob tried to put over on me, today.
    >>>>
    >>>> So do you fall into the category of, ""People generally just put in
    >>>> to receive the content once without knowing they are subscribing
    >>>> even though it is written in the terms and conditions," he says."
    >>>
    >>> According to the other talking head, "Often, it turns out to be a
    >>> child who has signed up for a service using a parent's phone,
    >>> technically leaving the adult responsible."

    >
    >> Postpaid mobiles cannot be connected by children.

    >
    > Wrong, as always.


    Postpaid mobiles cannot be connected by non-adults.

    Better now?

    >> So, if your child does something to your mobile, you are responsible.

    >
    > Wrong, as always.






  10. #10
    Rod Speed
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    Re: More on Premium SMSes

    Michael <[email protected]> wrote:

    >>>>>> This is what some scam mob tried to put over on me, today.


    >>>>> So do you fall into the category of, ""People generally just put in to receive the content once without knowing
    >>>>> they are subscribing even though it is written in the terms and conditions," he says."


    >>>> According to the other talking head, "Often, it turns out to be a child who has signed up for a service using a
    >>>> parent's phone, technically leaving the adult responsible."


    >>> Postpaid mobiles cannot be connected by children.


    >> Wrong, as always.


    > Postpaid mobiles cannot be connected by non-adults.


    Wrong, as always.

    > Better now?


    No one ever is with your stupid pig ignorant drug crazed ****.

    >>> So, if your child does something to your mobile, you are responsible.


    >> Wrong, as always.






  11. #11
    Michael
    Guest

    Re: More on Premium SMSes

    >>>>> According to the other talking head, "Often, it turns out to be a
    >>>>> child who has signed up for a service using a parent's phone,
    >>>>> technically leaving the adult responsible."

    >
    >>>> Postpaid mobiles cannot be connected by children.

    >
    >>> Wrong, as always.

    >
    >> Postpaid mobiles cannot be connected by non-adults.

    >
    > Wrong, as always.


    Please explain, Pauline.






  12. #12
    Rod Speed
    Guest

    Re: More on Premium SMSes

    Michael <[email protected]> wrote:

    >>>>>> According to the other talking head, "Often, it turns out to be a child who has signed up for a service using a
    >>>>>> parent's phone, technically leaving the adult responsible."


    >>>>> Postpaid mobiles cannot be connected by children.


    >>>> Wrong, as always.


    >>> Postpaid mobiles cannot be connected by non-adults.


    >> Wrong, as always.


    > Please explain


    Nothing to explain. You are just plain wrong, Pauline.





  13. #13
    Snapper
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    Re: More on Premium SMSes

    For something that is supposed to be "random" last night I got another call with
    a recorded message telling me to hit "six" on the mobile and to join in a
    betting competition.

    I decided to listen to the entire message. At the end, the voice said, in that
    low toned and rapid way that they do at the end of political adverts, "press one
    to opt out".

    It'll be interesting to see if it slugs me anything. I'll wait and see.

    02-8205-0499 is the number in case any of you get a call.

    As for this randomness of how these mobs select victims it's a tad too
    coincidental that I'd be copping two such calls within a week of each other,
    particularly when I don't use my mobile for anything other than calling home,
    family or friends when needed.




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