| | Re: Charged £1.50 to receive unwanted SMS
"bof" <email@example.com> wrote in >
> >But since then, she has received numerous texts from this address telling
> >her to phone a particular number. She deletes each message without
> >the number but each time she receives one, £1.50 is deducted from her
> >(which was never very high). There are no instructions in the message
> >how to stop them arriving.
> >They seem to arrive soon after she tops up and only stop when her credit
> >used up. Her phone has become virtually useless which is a big worry. Is
> >there nothing she can do?
> From how you describe it it sounds like the sender is in breach of the
> law, go to:
> (the new name for ICSTIS) and report them, I've done this for one
> operator who was in breach of the law and they got fined £50,000 and I
> got a refund.
> Also complain about the ineffectiveness of PhonePayPlus in stopping the
> premium rate SMS thieves to:
> John Hutton, Secretary of State, Department for Business, Enterprise &
> Regulatory Reform
> 1 Victoria Street
> SW1H 0ET
> And there's quite a lot more about it here:
I thought that no-one else had anything to add to this thread so have only
just gone back to it but this is really interesting. Thank you Bof.
That site and the address are just what I need.