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Payforit / KKOMobile, "text STOP to..." scam.

Started by: chrisruptor
On: 30/09/2012 | 17:47
Replies: 18
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by: chrisruptor
on: 30/09/2012 | 17:47

I must have clicked on an add or something when my phone was in my pocket, because I got a text yesterday saying...

 

"FreeMsg: Thank you for subscribing to KKO Mobile for £4.50 per week from MyDoo untill you text STOP to 64546. HELP? 08458341119"

 

Will it be able to charge me if I have no credit and top up using goodybags? And how can I stop it for sure? I've read about people not being able to stop it, and the text number I just tried sending "STOP" to and it keeps saying message failed to send.

 

So yeah, what's the deal here?

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by: badgerhud
on: 30/09/2012 | 17:49
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Accepted by will23 (former giff-staffer)
‎21-08-2015 01:01
No, they can't charge you of you have no credit

Spam Texts:

AVOID replying to these texts as they may incur CHARGES to you

Forward the spam messages to 7726 for FREE, they will investigate the sender and hopefully stop them being sent to you in future

For further information, see this guide... http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Help-Ask-the-community-got-stuck/What-to-do-if-you-receive-SPAM-tex...
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by: kullyxo
on: 30/09/2012 | 17:48
google them and follow the instructions top stop the subscription
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by: kullyxo
on: 30/09/2012 | 17:48
to
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by: ibyyy_p
on: 30/09/2012 | 17:49
If you have no credit, then you wont be charged...try blocking them, or find out how to unsubscribe
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by: giffgaffmember_2012
on: 30/09/2012 | 17:49
no it wont only once you have texted stop.
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by: ajenno
on: 30/09/2012 | 17:49
Sounds like a scam
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by: badgerhud
on: 30/09/2012 | 17:49
Best Answer
Accepted by will23 (former giff-staffer)
‎21-08-2015 01:01
No, they can't charge you of you have no credit

Spam Texts:

AVOID replying to these texts as they may incur CHARGES to you

Forward the spam messages to 7726 for FREE, they will investigate the sender and hopefully stop them being sent to you in future

For further information, see this guide... http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Help-Ask-the-community-got-stuck/What-to-do-if-you-receive-SPAM-tex...
I Hope My Post Helps Smiley Happy - To Order a SIM With £5 FREE Credit Click Below...

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by: alecalexandrou
on: 30/09/2012 | 18:19
It can not charge you if you have no credit, but as soon as you top up, it will take the lot.
Check this company out and contact them to stop this.
I do not understand how you easily have accepted this charge and in the long run it may now be easier to get a new sim and start again.
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by: midgedog
on: 30/09/2012 | 18:22
My advice is to forward the spam messages to 7726 and they will attempt to stop them. (It's free btw)

Best not to reply directly, as you may be charged for doing so.
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by: tasnima97
on: 30/09/2012 | 18:22
oh god... this had happened to me when i was on ornage.... if you dont have credit the next time you top up they quickly de duct it from it..... on giffgaff i dont know but when you top up buy a goodbag quik
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