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Scam Texts 02 useless in not helping

I have been charged £4 every month on 27th for over a year for RECEIVING ! an unsolicited text from 65202. I have complained to O2 and have text stop and called the company. There is lots of info online to show this is a scam company in Cyprus. It charges for sending people adverts !! O2 have been useless and say they can’t help! Help!!
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Re: Scam Texts 02 useless in not helping

Hi @Mike3 

Take a look at this guide https://community.o2.co.uk/t5/How-to-Guides/Have-you-fallen-for-or-been-conned-into-a-premium-rate-s...

Another helpful site to help you recover money is this one https://payforitsucks.co.uk/

Hope this helps and welcome to the forum Welcome

 

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Re: Scam Texts 02 useless in not helping

Hi @Mike3 

 

Absolutely terrible ~ scammers are truly despicable and I am sorry you have had this happen to you.

It won't help you but it is more difficult for this to happen now because of a new law ~ albeit late.

https://community.o2.co.uk/t5/How-to-Guides/Tips-to-avoid-unexpected-charges-on-your-bill/ba-p/12182...

This is a great link to read.  Best of luck 



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Re: Scam Texts 02 useless in not helping

Hi @Mike3 

 

Work at this with the advice provided and you should be able to get your money back.

It will take some of your time but it is well worth it.  

As our Community Member @Cleoriff  mentioned an excellent site is Payforitsucks

they have lots of solid advice.

Don't let the scammers win ~ get your money back ~ good luck TallTrees



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Re: Scam Texts 02 useless in not helping

@Mike3  Why have you waited so long before mentioning it here?

I DO NOT WORK FOR O2



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Re: Scam Texts 02 useless in not helping

@Mike3 

The PSA has the following details for that shortcode:

65202 Customer care number

0203 514 6672

Customer care email

help@voucherpromotions.com

Customer care website

http://www.voucherpromotions.com

Search result provided by

Globo Mobile Kommunikation UG

Service connected on

17 January 2018

Service terminated on

This service is still operating

Name of service

Voucher Promotions

Type of service

Information

Service description

Globo Mobile Kommunikation UG has not provided this information

How much does this service cost?

£4.50 per month

If you would like to find out more about this service or have a question about it, then you should contact the service provider below.

Globo Mobile Kommunikation UG
Stresenmannstrasse 23
Berlin
10963
Germany

You can report them to the PSA by following this link https://psauthority.org.uk/for-consumers/service-checker/check-a-number-results but you should first contact them directly and request a stop to the service and a refund for any unsolicited charges.

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: Scam Texts 02 useless in not helping

@Mike3 

 

These Payforit scams are difficult to deal with when the scamming company is UK based, but it's even more difficult when they are based overseas.

 

O2 will have told you to pursue the matter with the "Third Party" company. It's important that you do what they say. Try to deal with the scam perpetrators by email. Ask them for a FULL refund and to provide you with:

 

  • Screenshots of the subscription workflow where you were alleged to have signed up for this service.
  • A description of what the service you are supposed to have subscribed to provides? Is this a newsletter, access to a web portal?
  • Any evidence that after supposedly signing up for the service, you actually used it
  • The complete web server log of the subscription, including the User Agent strings containing all device details (browser, device type, device IP address) together with dates and times.
  • Full company details of the company operating the service, country of registration, full name of company, company number and registered company address.
  • Details of any ADR scheme they are willing to use if you are refused a full refund.

 

If tis fails to produce a result, there is  European Small Claims process which could possibly be used.

 

However, under the Payforit rules, O2 have an obligation to accept an escalation of Payforit disputes once you have "discussed" the matter with the third party and can prove it.

 

If they fail to help you at this stage, you could pursue O2 through the Small Claims court, citing their negligence in failing to protect you from an overseas based scam.

 

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Re: Scam Texts 02 useless in not helping

Many thanks for the advice
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