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Watchdog & Scams

It might be worth seeing Watchdog tonight.

I believe there is an item on mobile networks and scams.

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Re: Watchdog & Scams

Too late @jonsie 

I will get it on Catch up. Was there anything mentioned about May 11th (out of interest)? rolling eyes

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Re: Watchdog & Scams

Thank you @jonsie for highlighting the watchdog programme tonight, that was great needed airing. It mentioned o2 I thought I heard o2 were also putting in new measures in a couple of months?
@Cleoriff will no doubt hear it again and confirm. Hope this sees the end to this despicable scam ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€


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Re: Watchdog & Scams

@Cleoriff
What is 11th May?


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Re: Watchdog & Scams

Apparently O2 and the other networks have to put safeguards in place by the 11th May.

Old scam favourites were mentioned and EE have stated that scams have all but disappeared since 2 step verification had been implemented.

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Re: Watchdog & Scams

I have just watched tonights program and discovered I am being scammed by Wahoo some thing to do with wallpapers since 29th january ยฃ4.50 a week fuming and will be on the phone to customer service asap in the morning
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@TallTrees wrote:
@Cleoriff
What is 11th May?

@TallTrees 

There was a post here today where @Chris_K 'appeared' to mention that from the 11th of May O2 would be adding a 2 step verification process to avoid people being scammed by Payforit sites.

https://community.o2.co.uk/t5/Welcome-News/Charge-to-Mobile-amp-Premium-SMS-A-Community-Guide/m-p/12...

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Re: Watchdog & Scams

It seems O2 have no choice and have finally been forced into doing so.
I have no affiliation whatsoever with O2 or any subsidiary companies. Comments posted are entirely of my own opinion. This is not Customer Service so we are unable to help with account specific issues.

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Re: Watchdog & Scams

And not before time. I'm interested to see if this will actually happen....

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I sincerely hope so ๐Ÿ˜Š
Thank you @Cleoriff
A welcome to 11th May ๐Ÿคž