@glaswegianeric Here's a challenge for you. The next time you contact the complaint's agent tell them you withdraw your consent for the sharing of your mobile number with third party payforit merchants, make it clear that any reasonable time limit you grant them is non negotiable and any funds withdrawn from your balances by these merchants will be fraudulently obtained after the expiry of your notice to them.
Worth a shot!
The difficulty is that they, giffgaff, will claim that payforit is not a third party and they may be right.
I've been caught out by the payforit sting in the distant past so I generally use an encrypted browser app that hides your identity from merchants and will generally keep you safer.
I shouldn't have to do so but for now I do.
A challenge for me? I didn't realise I was the only one that got scammed courtesy of a scammer, Payforit and my mobile provider.
@glaswegianeric but you are challenging the right, under GDPR for Telefonica (giffgaff)to use your mobile number? If so, withdraw your consent, see what they say.
The Mail on Sunday has used their newspaper and online influence for over a year, to vigorously campaign for payforit reform, without much success. Usually Regulators run scared when they are exposed in this way, not this time.