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text message from 88222

Hi,

I am receiving text messages from 88222 which are costing me £1.25 each time they come through, normally in threes ! does anyone know how to stop these?

Anonymous
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Re: text message from 88222

You could try sending STOP to 88222 that normally works is it something you signed up for somewhere

Anonymous
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Re: text message from 88222

Hi

 

No it is nothing I have signed up for, the phone goes three times at virtually the same time. I am awaitng the next time it goes off and see exactly what it says.

Anonymous
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Re: text message from 88222

Just googled it for you looks like its some sort of lottery scam and the way to stop it is to send STOP to the number I would also ring o2 and ask them for a refund

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Re: text message from 88222

More info here : http://www.phonepayplus.org.uk/Number-Checker/Check-a-Number-Results.aspx?ncn=88222

 

PhonePayPlus are the regulatory body for these type of premium services. Follow the advice on the website

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Re: text message from 88222


@Anonymous wrote:

Just googled it for you looks like its some sort of lottery scam and the way to stop it is to send STOP to the number I would also ring o2 and ask them for a refund


O2 will not refund the only way to get a refund is to follow the advice in Jonsie's post

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Re: text message from 88222

I had the same problem with 88222 and through a bit of detective work found the companys free phone number, you simply tell them your mobile number and they tell you the number thats been txting you and cancel it for you. The number to phone (free) is 0149 4750500.
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@Anonymous wrote:
I had the same problem with 88222 and through a bit of detective work found the companys free phone number, you simply tell them your mobile number and they tell you the number thats been txting you and cancel it for you. The number to phone (free) is 0149 4750500.

These texts need to be reported to Phone Pay Plus as they can get you a refund and prosecute them.

 

Ringing them is like calling a burglar to tell him which day you're out! Smiley Wink

 

http://www.phonepayplus.org.uk/Number-Checker/Check-a-Number-Results.aspx?ncn=85111&ncid=4f28b293-49b1-e011-ad9e-001b7899f8f4&pi=1

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Re: text message from 88222

Here they are should anyone wish to complain: 

http://www.imimobile.com/live/offices.aspx

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Re: text message from 88222

ive tried to message stop to 88222 but its not going through hoe do i fix that