I sent "STOP" to the number that they give me. I hope it is working. that's all.
I checked for calling and ask refund but it is 020 38088718 which I think I will pay for calling them and I do not want to pay more than I did. As long as they do not steal more I am okay. I sent an email requiring to stop and refund but I did not get any answer back.
Usually you get an acknowledgment text to say your subscription has been cancelled, so it's worth calling them anyway. Call within working hours and you have a better chance of talking to someone. The number is a normal number which can be called using goodybag minutes.
Please do insist on a FULL refund of all the money they have taken. These scams continue because people let them keep the money.Most of these companies will refund if threatened with the Small Claims procedure.
These companies use vulnerabilities of the 'Payforit' system to obtain consumers numbers and sign them up to bogus subscriptions. Simply closing an innocent looking popup can pass your number to these scammers.
GiffGaff appear to have a policy of not helping members affected by these scams, so you will have to take action yourself to stop the charges and obtain a refund.
'Payforit' subscriptions are not strictly premium texts, although they are shown as such on your GiffGaff usage statement. 'Payforit' charges are applied directly to your account by a 'third party' which has acquired your phone number. GiffGaff make no check that you have consented to these charges, and refuse to allow you to bar them.
You need to be aware that GiffGaff leak your phone number to third parties when you access the internet using mobile data, and this is probably how your number was acquired in order to make these charges. The system which does this is called 'Payforit'.
Comprehensive and independent information and advice on dealing with these scams is on the payforitsucks website. This website won't blame you for being scammed and provides constructive advice about forcing the scammers to refund. Specialist and legal support is also available through the site if you encounter difficulties. Google "payforitsucks" or follow the link to the faq in my signature. The website contains detailed advice on the steps you need to take to stop further charges, obtain a refund and protect yourself from these scams in the future.
I hope you manage to resolve this matter. These scams are a disgrace to the mobile communications industry and GiffGaff should be doing more to assist affected members and to protect members from these scams.