on 13-04-2015 07:41
What do you prefer, apple or Android?
Large or small screens?
And I can't remember the last question but upon selecting an answer is received the following text
FreeMsg: Thank you for subscribing to Topikoo for £4.50 per week from Tekka until you text STOP to 62442. HELP? 03332021398
I had to text STOP but it's already charged me £4.50 plus what ever the standard charge for my reply was. Anyway it was just a heads up, someone is becoming a millionaire by ripping people off.
on 13-04-2015 07:53
13-04-2015 08:04 - edited 13-04-2015 08:05
I never click on anything FB related. Easy for me to say but must be really annoying when people find they have been scammed like this.
You can report it to the FB community
Then you should contact the company and demand your money back... Thanks for the heads up..
on 13-04-2015 09:21
OnePlus 6 (O2 & Sfr), Z3 Tablet (Three UK), iPhone 8+ (EE)
on 13-04-2015 09:48
Facebook is literally a gold mine for these type of scams. We like to think we are wise to it all but many people can be conned this way with youngsters particularly vulnerable and easy prey.
on 13-04-2015 13:05
No that's the thing, I didn't put any details in, it was just 3 questions, none of them personal so I can only presume the Facebook app gave them my number.
Then that's an outrageous breach of your privacy. I am sure you have to tick something to 'allow' FB to do that?
Or perhaps it's something you have to UNtick? Who really knows. FB is so intrusive and one of the reasons I now use it rarely..
on 13-04-2015 14:04
If they are scammers I would imagine they don't care two hoots about your privacy, but normally permission has to be given for a facebook app to get your personal details. Either way a real heads up about the dangers of facebook - the golden rule with social media is assume everything you put there is available to the world, even if your profile is private.