Tag Archives: Premium-rate telephone number

Beware the SMS Premium Number Scam

By | February 4, 2009

An Indian phone company is warning users against a variation on the premium rate phone scam, whereby users are contacted by email or mail and asked to call a number to confirm winning a prize. The number is a premium number—either local or international—and the user has to sit through several expensive minutes of canned music before finding… Read More »

Rogue Dialers Still On The Rampage

By | May 31, 2005

Seems that those rogue dialers are still out there: This from the Manchester Evening News: £8m net swindle UP TO 300 internet users a day are targeted by a swindle which cost British consumers about £8m in a year, says BT. The company has received more than 80,000 complaints from computer users whose machines are linked to premium… Read More »

Scams, Dialers And Urban Myths

By | December 2, 2004

When is a scam a scam or an urban myth? Dinah Greek of Computeractive writes that Britain’s premium rate line watchdog is being inundated with calls from worried consumers about scams that turn out to be untrue. One email warns of a scam that says people have received a recorded message on their phone informing them that they… Read More »