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500 free texts - Is it a scam ?

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Kayleigh Mon 14-Mar-05 22:26:41

Have been sent a text message to my mobile offering 500 free texts if I text "Free" or something to a certain number. The number has a website associated to it.

Is this a scam ?

clare1980 Mon 14-Mar-05 22:27:43

was wondering the same thing as got txt on sat

sparklymieow Mon 14-Mar-05 22:27:44

whats the website?

Kayleigh Mon 14-Mar-05 22:31:25

Message is from 07781482378
Website is

sparklymieow Mon 14-Mar-05 22:35:06

it says on the website that you have to pay £1.50 a week.

sparklymieow Mon 14-Mar-05 22:36:22

This is the small print

By activating your messaging service with 500 text messages, you confirm and understand that you are subscribing to a membership where you will receive other services for up to £1.50 the first week every month and £1.50 for every consecutive week in that month. Services might include, but not limited to mobile content (i.e. ringtones, wallpapers, video, horoscope, animations, jokes etc.) or receive other promotions or competitions from or associated companies. In using our messaging service you accept that you will receive further information or offers, we hope they will be of use to you but if not you can cancel at any time by sending STOP to 07781482378 (this message is free of charge excluding standard per message charge from your mobile service provider). You can use your 500 text messages at no cost from your account even if you cancel your subscription of other mobile services from or associated companies. For more information, please see terms and conditions.

Kayleigh Mon 14-Mar-05 22:45:01

Hmmmmmm. Think I'll sterr well clear. Thanks sparklymieow

Kayleigh Mon 14-Mar-05 22:45:21

"steer" even

GeorginaA Tue 15-Mar-05 12:05:00

Never ever ever respond to spam (whether text or email) is my motto, it only encourages the bastards to send more .

NomDePlume Tue 15-Mar-05 12:06:30

Responding to spammy emails can result in viruses

Gwenick Tue 15-Mar-05 12:08:52

as soon as you respond to spam you're letting the spammers know they've got an active account - thereby getting even MORE spam

helsi Tue 15-Mar-05 12:38:41

Steer clear.

My dad once accessed a website on a sign in the street which was asking if you wanted to earn £XXX per week etc and offering a website to access for more information. He went on the site and a message came up saying - this how you earn it - set up a site and let idiots like you log on - you've just been charged £XX

Kayleigh Tue 15-Mar-05 23:12:29

helsi, that's terrible

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