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Mum got text from 202000, some random sentence that just sounded like someone text to wrong number. Text back saying who is this and now dad got her worried that she shouldn't of replied. Soooo, …
kelly_o_fanatic Avatar
6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
Mum got text from 202000, some random sentence that just sounded like someone text to wrong number.

Text back saying who is this and now dad got her worried that she shouldn't of replied. Soooo, anyone know anything about this number? Googling not helping much, giving stuff from 20th *random month* 2000.

Hoping someone here might know something about it so I can reassure her!
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6y, 2m agoPosted 6 years, 2 months ago
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#1
That's a new one, a quick Google gives me nothing. What network is she with?

As long as the received text didn't cost anything, I wouldn't worry about it tbh. If it becomes a repeat offense, then look further into it I would say.

What did the message say?
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#3
Service provider is Orange

Message said something like 'you need to fill it' was just random sentence so she thought just someone got wrong number.

Dad got her worried someone going to hack on to her sim card or something.
#4
dcx_badass
Thinking it was possibly a premium text number, I'd look out for a massive charge on the bill. Why would you text a none standard mobile number. Obviously not a person.


Was just random sentence, so looked like a wrong number. New phone for Xmas, doesn't say number unless you scroll down. No reason to suspect from the message so she just replied, only noticed later
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kelly_o_fanatic
Service provider is OrangeMessage said something like 'you need to fill it' was just random sentence so she thought just someone got wrong number. Dad got her worried someone going to hack on to her sim card or something.

Ah Orange. Follow emma's link, or save some time and just text Stop to 200000 and this will stop their spam.

Had to do this for the girlfriends mum and worked a treat :)

(Hence why I asked about the network)
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Maybe contact Orange and see if any premium rate charges have been made, it's a farily common scam sending messages which look like a randomer messaging you by mistake but it's a ploy to get you to reply and in effect sign up for premium rate crap and you don't find out until you get your next bill.
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emmajg


Much appreciated :) very reassuring. Was able to then put bright stuff in Google & find out more.

DragonChris
kelly_o_fanatic
Service provider is OrangeMessage said something like 'you need to fill it' was just random sentence so she thought just someone got wrong number. Dad got her worried someone going to hack on to her sim card or something.


Ah Orange. Follow emma's link, or save some time and just text Stop to 200000 and this will stop their spam.

Had to do this for the girlfriends mum and worked a treat :)

(Hence why I asked about the network)


Thanks :) will do that. Was wondering how to stop all the bloody Orange messages anyway! Gets loads of them. Your help really appreciated

sickly sweet
Maybe contact Orange and see if any premium rate charges have been made, it's a farily common scam sending messages which look like a randomer messaging you by mistake but it's a ploy to get you to reply and in effect sign up for premium rate crap and you don't find out until you get your next bill.


PAYG but will watch credit next few days, thanks for advise.

Thanks everyone :) mum feeling a lot better! Lol may now be able to get some sleep tonight!

Edited By: kelly_o_fanatic on Jan 14, 2011 22:25
#8
You shouldn't be charged for those messages from them even on PAYG :) If you are, give 'em hell! :D
#9
yes send STOP to number they have to stop. When in work, If I can track the company down via phonepayplus then I call or email them to remove from phone list however they weren't listed

Edited By: emmajg on Jan 14, 2011 22:29
banned#10
yeah dunno why you would text back a number like 202000 asking who it is, if your mother thinks this is a good idea, god knows what kind of things she's signed up to
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right done some more googling - it's oranges version of vf freebies and o2 duckies

http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?p=38372378#post38372378

http://web.orange.co.uk/p/brighttopups/terms

apparently you can opt out of the bright text messages

"Any eligible customer wishing to opt-out of Bright Top Ups can do so at any time by texting 'STOP' to 48000. Opting out of this promotion will not opt you out of all Orange promotions. To do this call 450 and speak to a Customer Services Advisor"
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DaveLister
yeah dunno why you would text back a number like 202000 asking who it is, if your mother thinks this is a good idea, god knows what kind of things she's signed up to



kelly_o_fanatic
dcx_badass
Thinking it was possibly a premium text number, I'd look out for a massive charge on the bill. Why would you text a none standard mobile number. Obviously not a person.


Was just random sentence, so looked like a wrong number. New phone for Xmas, doesn't say number unless you scroll down. No reason to suspect from the message so she just replied, only noticed later


I hope its sorted now OP :)

Tbh I think its something my Nanna would end up doing too, shes not that familiar with techy type stuff.. I think it took her a year to work out how to text, bless her!
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#13
tinkerbell28
My nan "teletext" me on Christmas day......X)

My mum used to think that Teletext was in the Radio Times, I forget how many times she reported that she couldn't find a page 888 for subtitles in the RT.
#14
a good example of why people shouldnt be given mobiles :)

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