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    o2 txt messages - scam or not?

    Not that Im a pay as you go customer, but my mate forwarded me the following:

    From: 4444 Msg: O2 are now keeping 02 to 02 texts free for ever. So tell your friends. Send this to 20 friends and recieve a £50 top up 4 spreading the word. The credit will be sent to you within 2 minutes of your last text. Thanks from 02

    Sounds a bit like a scam to me? Anybody know better

    17 Comments

    good joke though

    I would suspect O2 would know more people's numbers than you do - and it does seem to be inciting you to spam!

    Bull lol, instant delete.

    Original Poster

    I wonder if its actually sanctioned by O2 or is one of those premium rate spam txt things? If I could ever get through to O2 I'd ask ;-)

    I am surprised you even need to ask.

    Even if it was true its not very specific, does the 20 people need to be on o2? I dont think I know 20 people with o2.

    I have o2 and haven't received this message, but if I did I'd phone o2 and ask before I started texting everyone lol.

    Original Poster

    It was just a vehicle to express my displeasure with O2s non existant customer service. Has anyone ever got through?

    ghinzani;5009693

    It was just a vehicle to express my displeasure with O2s non existant … It was just a vehicle to express my displeasure with O2s non existant customer service. Has anyone ever got through?



    Yeah I got them the other week and they phoned me back everyday until the issue was resolved.

    I can smell SH1T in here...

    Original Poster

    AshleyRFC;5009778

    Yeah I got them the other week and they phoned me back everyday until the … Yeah I got them the other week and they phoned me back everyday until the issue was resolved.




    Can I ask what number you used?

    ghinzani;5010120

    Can I ask what number you used?



    08705 678 678

    Its for pay and go customers.

    Original Poster

    Aha, im contract so dont use that one. Thanks

    its just some one taking the mick, just a way to get you to waste credit, sending it to 20 people

    0870 241 0202

    Pay monthly number, or it says dieal 202 from your phone.

    You really needed to ask?

    It's like those emails you get that say "send this email to 20 friends in the next 5 minutes and you will meet the person of your dreams this week!!!"

    I wonder if those are real.... :roll:

    Original Poster

    hmm ive got 08000894402 - mind thats from when I signed up and it was BT Genie!

    Original Poster

    TomWilkoLFC;5010436

    its just some one taking the mick, just a way to get you to waste credit, … its just some one taking the mick, just a way to get you to waste credit, sending it to 20 people



    So its just maliciousness then? as stupid as that? Not a company somehow making money thru high charge premium txts or something? Cos I wondered what the 'from 4444' bit was?
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