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  1. chaz

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    Hi hope someone can help here please. I have just looked at my phone bill from O2 it says in messages that its £15 ! I could not understand as i have as far as I know not sent any messages this mth well to cut a long story short have been told its crap messages that are sent to me and to stop it i had to tex a number and tex "STOP" and the girl said I should not recive any more of these nuisance texts. But she also said that she has a app from Android for her Samsung phone that does a better job does anybody know if there is one for the i phone please so i can stop paying for these messages that I dont want
     
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    Sorry but if a nuisance message charges you £15 when you reply, you should report them to often immediately. It is against the law.
     
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    Simply don't reply, just delete and move along.
     
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    If your iPhone is jailbroken, there is an app called iBlacklist that does exactly that. Blocks unwanted text messages and calls based on a blacklist or unknown number.

    However, if it is a chargable text you will still be charged.
     
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    I've had loads of 'nuisance' messages last few months. I've no idea where they came from so I'm guessing one of the many companies I'm registered with have sold my details on. Annoying as I always click on the no mailing list yet surprise surprise every company sends me stuff. i mean I opt out of everything but apparently if you buy something from them then you get a message everyday! i get about 2 a day from Amazon

    However these nuisance texts arent costing me money as I dont reply to them! I've tsxt the stop thing though so hopefully thats the end of them! What type of nuisance messages are they? I've been getting sex related ones which is bad really...what if my kid starts getting them?! And no I'm not registered on any of those sort of sites!
     
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    You might not have registered on one of those site but I might have done that for you :eek:


    Only kidding :)
     
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    :D

    no midget porn this time please :smashin:
     
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    They just send these messages to random phone numbers. It's not like sending SPAM mail when they need real email addresses as in the case of phone numbers they are a known permutation of digits that can be automatically generated.
     
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    I did not know that but did have an incline (an not I am not talking about the midget porn but the random phone numbers)...

    So would you say that ignoring them and avoiding response is a better tactic or does the delivery report is enough evidence it is a live phone so regardless of what you do you are going to get it now anyway?
     
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    I don't reply to any of them i delete all of them not even reading them but i get charged a delivery charge which came to £15 over the mth on my O2 bill it was one of these prize drawers thingy messages I have done what O2 have told me to do have done 88288 Stop got a message back Saying "All Services from this shortcode have now stopped" Lets hope that's the end of it I was just wondering if there is a app for it though as there seems to be a app for everything else ( there is a app that shows you how to do the perfect parcel its called finger!!)
     
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    What I don't get is how you get charged for a message that someone else sends you???
     
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    I dont get that either. Unless you've signed up for something like those ringtone/screensaver adds you used to see with annoying fecking frog where you signed up and got X amount of texts from them a month containing stuff and you were charged a text fee but the fee was based on a set number of texts a month or something along those lines
     
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    Good point, and if it was due to that kind of a 'service' you got to stop the service rather than ignoring it as it may charge you more.
     
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    Just looked @ my O2 bill and saw this "Total cost of interactive services received" £12 will get in touch with O2 tomorrow to find out more the only thing i have done in the last mth is send my brother a e mail in Kazakhstan that's it I have not done anything else
     
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    Just looked @ my O2 bill and saw this "Total cost of interactive services received" £12 will get in touch with O2 tomorrow to find out more the only thing i have done in the last mth is send my brother a e mail in Kazakhstan that's it I have not done anything else saw this which seems to account for the £15 but I have nor replied answered any of these 17 Dec 11 12:04:26 88288 Premium Text 1.250
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    Unless you have been abroad and then received the message, something stinks. Definitely get in touch with O2.
     
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    Oh they sign your number up to their mailing list and charge accordingly, just do some searches on that number. You've entered a competition and are now paying for it. Companies like that should be shutdown.
     
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    I've been getting similar nuisance messages from "Freemsg" which invite you to either open a link to a pornographic site or text "stop" to 61177.

    A bit of research traces 61177 to a firm called Switchfire who allegedly have form for this sort of activity. According to the stories on the net, texting "stop" seems to incur charges and allegedly in some cases a further stream of unwanted and costly texts. There is an 0844 telephone number to ring but again there are stories of calls being passed round the houses while your telephone bill mounts (0844 numbers can cost 35p+ per minute on a mobile). I've written to Switchfire asking them to stop sending these messages. Not very optimistic though.
     
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    I've just received this email:

    Hello,

    Thank you for your email.

    I have made sure that your mobile number has been blocked, therefore you will definitely not receive any further text messages from our company, as well as you will have no access to our services.

    Kind regards,
    Dace Viesture
    Switchfire Ltd
    Customer Support Manager
     
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    Unfortunately in a lot of these cases testing STOP to a number does nothing but tell the company sending them its a real number thats in use and is likely to end up with you getting more!!
     
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    Hmmm...I was getting these and text stop and SO FAR nothing (touch wood) more has come through but if not I'll do that

    Annoys me though how these companies get your number. Everytime I sign up for things and sites etc I carefully read the last bit about passsing details on and always select the NO option yet still I get this ****. Harsher laws needed IMHO
     
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    I keep getting the spam texts saying I have been in an accident and I haven't yet made my claim from the insurers. I havent been in an accident, unless I lost my memory.
    Trouble is these texts don't have a stop facility on them. So how do I stop them?
     
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    I get those too every few months, no idea how to stop
     
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    I've been getting them now and again as well. No obvious way to stop them and to be honest i think the best thing to do is just delete and not worry about it. Strike me as the kind they send out by PC just hitting numbers galore in the hope a few are real and then of those some folk fall for it. I suspect replying in some way will do nothing but confirm its an active number and end up with loads more.
     

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