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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2003 2:41 am    Post subject: Unsolicited Text Messaging/Spamming Reply with quote

Here is some help on what you can do to try and resolve this matter

http://www.o2.co.uk/help/service_news/unsolicited_text/0,,500,00.html Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2003 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yet on O2s site, they say

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Spamming is the unsolicited sending of block text messages. You would not have to pay to receive these messages but you might be encouraged by these text messages to call a number which is often a premium rate number.

Please note we do not support this type of activity but we do send genuine text messages relating to promotions


the bit that says

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but we do send genuine text messages relating to promotions


sounds just like spam to me Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2003 1:07 am    Post subject: topic Reply with quote

Yeah,

Fair point, but what they are really getting at is the scam artists... The ones that start with

You are the lucky winner.....phone **** (usually at about 1.50 a minute)
to claim your prize. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2003 1:12 am    Post subject: Re: topic Reply with quote

TinTin wrote:
Yeah,

Fair point, but what they are really getting at is the scam artists... The ones that start with

You are the lucky winner.....phone **** (usually at about 1.50 a minute)
to claim your prize. Wink


http://www.dmaconsumers.org/offtelephonelist.html

http://www.oftel.gov.uk

Also

ICSTIS, the Independent Committee for the Supervision of Standards of Telephone Information Services, regulates the content and promotion of premium rate services http://www.icstis.org.uk
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2003 1:32 am    Post subject: topic Reply with quote

TPS (Telephone Preference Service) are also a good oranisation to visit, they aim to stop unwanted sales calls.

http://www.tpsonline.org.uk/tpsr/html/default.asp
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