#1
So I woke up this morning and found I had a text from the number 82070 saying that I couldn't receive a text from this number because I didn't have enough credit. So I thought, well I need to top up anyway, so I put some money on my phone and just got this message...

"Thank-you. Your voucher ref number is 290259. Please visit www.phuketairporthotel.com for details of this 2 night for 1 offer! H/line 08700687499"

I then checked my credit it, and they charged me £2 ($4) for it!

Can I do anything about this? I can't find anything about either of the numbers.

Thanks in advance for any ideas.

(If anyone wants to use the voucher you're welcome )
#2
send stop to watever the number was. Its one of those bullshit ****in txt to win things i think. Its ****ed up.
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#3
Waitwaitwait...

You get charged to recieve text messages?

Sweet Jumping Jehovas...

Well, yeah, I have an idea... switch your plan!!
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#4
You just got scammed, noob.

Why would you believe something like that?
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#7
I don't get it, how can you get charged for RECIEVING a text?
Sure, if it's something you've signed up to I understand that. Like say "Sign up here for daily SMS's etcetc *fine print "$2 per text"*"
But like... just recieving a text out of nowhere that charges your ass off for it?

punchadonkey, did you sign up to or reply to anything that could've gotten this?
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#8
Quote by Scourge
I don't get it, how can you get charged for RECIEVING a text?
Sure, if it's something you've signed up to I understand that. Like say "Sign up here for daily SMS's etcetc *fine print "$2 per text"*"
But like... just recieving a text out of nowhere that charges your ass off for it?

punchadonkey, did you sign up to or reply to anything that could've gotten this?





Dob-Edit: Oh, I didn't realise that was the threadstarter's username.

But still.
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#9
You have to sign up to something at some point. This can even be just replying to a text or entering a competition where you don't read the TOS.
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#10
Quote by Scourge

punchadonkey, did you sign up to or reply to anything that could've gotten this?


Now you say it...

But it had nothing to do with this. I obviously just got put on some spam register.

Gah!
#12
That sucks, then again, it's only 4 bucks. Last week I lost $20 when I tried to buy bus tickets. The ****ing machine ate my money. So I called the ****ers, they said I'll be contacted within a week to see if I can be reimbursed. If I DON'T get reimbursed, I'm going to baptize them with a ****ing flamethrower.
#13
i remember i saw some guy on the street corner, and he had money in his hat so i thought he was selling something. so i pulled out a 5 and gave it to him, then stood around for a few minutes waiting to get whatever i was buying, and he never gave me anything so i just took my money out of his hat and walked away.


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