After falling victim to one of the scam message, I took the advise from members of the Community and contacted 02 Customer Services, who put a bar on all direct to Bill debits and bar Premium Rates....
However, today, purely by chance I checked my message in-box and found:
65065 - Freemsg: Lorena Medienagen fur - free trial ends [date] then £4.50 per week, unless STOP to 65065.
Given the date of message and when I saw it, there is a chance that I could be billed for one week.
I sent STOP to 65065 and got an instant retur msg:
STOP Payforit Freemsg subscription to Metro Games ended. Help: 0207 369915.
I have never subscribed [or linked] to Metro Games and/or Lorena Medienagen.
How did this get through the supposed blocks which is meant to be in place on my 02 account?
This is worrying and highlights the need for 02 to drop their "trusted partners" and the scams.
Neither charge to mobile or premium rate bars will stop these scams. There needs to be a specific bar for Payforit which O2 don't offer like EE and Vodafone do. Hence our petition which has so far been ignored by O2.
I support the petition 100% , which, in my opinion, has been ignored so far by 02, because, allegedly, 02 receive a percentage of the takings by the scam third-parties.
Only last month 25th March I remember that this particular name cropped up
with a scam ~ See here @Mi-Amigo
Absolutely unforgiveable this regular seemingly unstoppable scamming is allowed to rage through
peoples accounts and take unauthorised money.
So very sorry that you have become an unwitting victim. I do hope that you are able to recover
Best wishes TallTrees
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