What can i do to stop receiving text from this number 30090007 its eating my credit
Hi @undam69 That is a payforit text. You should have received a previous text with a 5digit number?
If so, text the word STOP to the number. You will need airtime credit for that. You will need airtime credit for that and costs about 10p.
You can enter the 5 digit number here http://psauthority.org.uk/about-us/number-checker to find alternative contact methods
Hi, don't block the number, if you've just blocked it, unblock it now immediately
(blocking the number won't stop the charges)
That's a receipt type text from payforit confirming a payment
you should have previously received a text from a 5 digit number or from a word or words
(Freemessage for instance)
Indicating you've subscribed to a premium service
Details of the subscription and how to unsubscribe will be mentioned within that text
Could you have a look through your received texts for that message,
Also, look on your blocked list within your phone settings and if you have blocked any 5 digit numbers
Unblock them now
If you can't spot that other text
Input your number and click send pin
You'll receive a text with a pin code
Input that back on the page and click send
If that page doesn't show any live subscription, text the word STOP to these numbers in order
(wait 5 minutes, if you don't receive a reply, text the the next 5 digit number
Read the advice from this guide
If you've followed the advice in the previous 2 posts, you should have stopped the charges and be able to obtain a refund. If you're still having trouble, it might help to know that the number 3009007 is used for Payforit receipts from a company called Tap2Bill Ltd. They can be called on 0149 475 0500 and should be able to tell you who is taking your money.
Make sure you don't block texts from 5 digit numbers. It WON'T stop the charges, but it will stop you from seeing who is making them!
'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.