[LINK] mobile phone spam

Richard Chirgwin rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Sun Jun 15 20:48:21 AEST 2008

I left out a stupid and obvious question before: who was the sender? 
(reply off-list if you don't want to put it on-list).

The reason I ask is that I would like to research the scam further on my 
own account... it's the journalist in me!

Richard C

Fred Pilcher wrote:
> Ivan Trundle wrote:
>> (Devil's advocate) Is there a better way?
>> Surely, if someone sends a message to a business of this nature, then 
>> they are asking for a business transaction to take place. The 
>> regulatory bodies (ACCC etc) have demanded that businesses include 
>> the fine print to show what the receiver is liable for.
> Sorry folks - I cleary haven't described the situation well enough.
> No-one sent a message to anyone. These people, my daughter included, 
> received an *unsolicited* text message. She read it and ignored it, 
> but it wouldn't have mattered if she'd deleted it. From the minute the 
> message was received, the sender had some legal ability to deduct 
> money from her account.
>> I've a teenage daughter, too - but we've both investigated this, and 
>> my daughter, like many of her cohort, are well-versed on the traps 
>> here (possibly more than we are).
> So is my daughter, and so, ostensibly, are most of the people who have 
> fallen prey to this scam. You don't need to subscribe to any service, 
> or to to take any action at all. All that was necessary was for them 
> to receive an unsolicited text message.
> Fred

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