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  1. #1
    Alex Flaherty
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    I understand o2 are the only network that will allow you to opt-out of
    these scams.

    How do you go about it? Anyone know?




    See More: These reverse charge scams & o2




  2. #2
    Tariq
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    Re: These reverse charge scams & o2


    Alex Flaherty wrote:

    > I understand o2 are the only network that will allow you to opt-out of
    > these scams.


    > How do you go about it? Anyone know?


    Don't think so. Scamming O2 would probably be in on the action.

    Try T-Mobile. Ring their customer services and ask for 'reverse charge
    text message barring'.

    Tariq




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    {{{{{Welcome}}}}}
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    Re: These reverse charge scams & o2

    Thus spaketh Tariq:
    > Alex Flaherty wrote:
    >
    >> I understand o2 are the only network that will allow you to opt-out
    >> of these scams.

    >
    >> How do you go about it? Anyone know?

    >
    > Don't think so. Scamming O2 would probably be in on the action.
    >
    > Try T-Mobile. Ring their customer services and ask for 'reverse charge
    > text message barring'.
    >
    > Tariq


    T-Mobile were the first to offer this baring service, do others?



  4. #4
    Brian
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    Re: These reverse charge scams & o2


    "{{{{{Welcome}}}}}" <[email protected]___hotmail.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Thus spaketh Tariq:
    >> Alex Flaherty wrote:
    >>
    >>> I understand o2 are the only network that will allow you to opt-out
    >>> of these scams.

    >>
    >>> How do you go about it? Anyone know?

    >>
    >> Don't think so. Scamming O2 would probably be in on the action.
    >>
    >> Try T-Mobile. Ring their customer services and ask for 'reverse charge
    >> text message barring'.
    >>
    >> Tariq

    >
    > T-Mobile were the first to offer this baring service, do others?


    Mobile companies shouldn't permit fraud in the first place. They could
    prevent fraud and also stolen mobiles being used, but at the risk of revenue
    and that would upset shareholders.





  5. #5
    David Hearn
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    Re: These reverse charge scams & o2

    Brian wrote:
    > "{{{{{Welcome}}}}}" <[email protected]___hotmail.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >
    >>Thus spaketh Tariq:
    >>
    >>>Alex Flaherty wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>I understand o2 are the only network that will allow you to opt-out
    >>>>of these scams.
    >>>
    >>>>How do you go about it? Anyone know?
    >>>
    >>>Don't think so. Scamming O2 would probably be in on the action.
    >>>
    >>>Try T-Mobile. Ring their customer services and ask for 'reverse charge
    >>>text message barring'.
    >>>
    >>>Tariq

    >>
    >>T-Mobile were the first to offer this baring service, do others?

    >
    >
    > Mobile companies shouldn't permit fraud in the first place. They could
    > prevent fraud and also stolen mobiles being used, but at the risk of revenue
    > and that would upset shareholders.


    Don't they already block phones reported as stolen then?

    And how would you suggest they prevent reverse charge text scams? You
    can sign up for them online etc, so no need to have texted the service
    previously. The only way I can see it is to block all reverse charge
    texts (at your request) - which I understand T-Mobile does.

    I guess one option would be to require signup by text, and for the
    network operator to keep the signup text for checking. No text, no billing.

    The problem, as I see it, is in the presence of reverse charge texts
    period. If someone can send you a text (authorised or unauthorised) and
    then charge money directly to your bill for it - there's little you can
    do short of having to have an 'accept this text costing X.XX' message
    before receiving the text. There's no way the network operator knows
    whether you requested that or not. And for those people without
    itemised billing, or PAYG, they have little knowledge of where their
    money went without speaking to their network operator.

    D



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