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    Check your mobile phone bill!! My phone bill came in today and it was £20 more than usual! I called Vodafone and apparently I have been RECEIVING marketing text messages and being charged for it! Luckily, I caught it early and voda were being nice today and blocked the messages and gave me a refund (which they didn't need to, to be fair). Before anyone says (I know you were thinking it!), its not from dodgy chat lines. The only thing I can think of is I sent a message to a tv competition once and since then I have been getting messages (which I delete straight away), so it could be that! There are a lot of scammers out there!

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    so you delete the messages rather than following the STOP instructions in the message?...

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    numptyj

    so you delete the messages rather than following the STOP instructions in … so you delete the messages rather than following the STOP instructions in the message?...



    first thing i would of done!

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    numptyj

    so you delete the messages rather than following the STOP instructions in … so you delete the messages rather than following the STOP instructions in the message?...



    Well obviously, as I had deleted it, I wouldn't know there was a stop message instruction at the bottom of the message (let alone that they can charge me for it!). Thanks for the advice Numptyj, always helpful!


    ei8hty5ive

    Well obviously, as I had deleted it, I wouldn't know there was a stop … Well obviously, as I had deleted it, I wouldn't know there was a stop message instruction at the bottom of the message (let alone that they can charge me for it!). Thanks for the advice Numptyj, always helpful!



    I dunno whether to read that as a sarcy response or not lol. But anyway ye in the future when those messages come in just give them a quick read and send back stop if it gives you that option in the message

    i check me bills weekly

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    numptyj

    I dunno whether to read that as a sarcy response or not lol. But anyway … I dunno whether to read that as a sarcy response or not lol. But anyway ye in the future when those messages come in just give them a quick read and send back stop if it gives you that option in the message



    It was semi sarcy! It is annoying though that I have to stop something that I didn't even know I had started! I viewed mobile junk mail the same as junk mail I get in the post, I bin it without reading it! But now I know to send STOP in the future!

    I had this as well. I emailed the company and demanded a refund and they obliged. Contacted whoever regulates mobile communication as well to report them.. (can't remember the name of the organisation)

    How do you know what the charge for sending a stop message is?

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    ei8hty5ive

    Well obviously, as I had deleted it, I wouldn't know there was a stop … Well obviously, as I had deleted it, I wouldn't know there was a stop message instruction at the bottom of the message (let alone that they can charge me for it!). Thanks for the advice Numptyj, always helpful!

    this happened to my gf after she enterd a competition on this morning. she ended up with £25 extra on her bill. vodafone stopped it for her, but just goes to show what these companies arnt telling you

    I am on voda payg , and i got some wierd video text message last night, i didnt open it , i just deleted it , i thought you only got charged if you opened it or retrieve it was what it said .

    I've got the My O2 app on my iPhone so I check my bill every couple of days
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