04/23/11 - Article No: 1276

consumersurveygroup.org - SMS Subscription Scam

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SMS subscription scam designed to enrol people on expensive SMS services.




SMS Subscription scams rely on tricking an Internet user into giving up their mobile phone number. Once a user gives away their number, they are opening themselves up to recieving expensive SMS messages sent to their phone. Many of the leading providers now require a phone owner to reply to a confirmation text in order to validate and begin an SMS service.
SMS Subscription scams will typically omit or hide the terms stating the hefty charges and blind the victim with the benefits of entering their phone number, such as pretending the victim has won a prize or will receive something in return, which is rarely true. You can read more about SMS Subscription scams here.

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