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  1. khalid United Kingdom

    khalid Well-Known Member

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    Got this today...

    "Our records indicate u maybe entitled to 5000 pounds in compensation for the Accident you had. To claim 4 free reply with CLAIM to this msg. 2 stop txt STOP"

    From +447724756797

    I could reply with CLAIM but to be honest I don't want some reprensatitive in a call centre trying to sell me something.

    Has anyone else had something similar? Does anyone know the company behind this?
     
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    bensd Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    I normally get one of those every 1-2 days.

    Very Annoying :mad:
     
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    Systreg Well-Known Member

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    Nothing on Google for the number, all I can tell you is it's an O2 number:

     
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    Seems quite common: 07797800425 - who calls me?
     
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    Can you reverse the charges and tell them to feck off
     
  7. khalid United Kingdom

    khalid Well-Known Member

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    Wish I could. Gave the number a phone, no answer :evil:
     
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    I've had that just the other day, quite eery as I'd just been involved in an accident a few weeks ago!
     
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    retired_member4 Banned

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    I get spam messages too. I've never used my phone to vote in nonsense tv shows, never subscribed to any sms service or whatever. I can only assume they send them out to random numbers, either that, o2 are selling numbers to sms marketers.
     
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    Unfortunately I can't find a reference for this but I believe they are obliged to respect any STOP message you send, and are legally not permitted to charge for it.

    Cheers,

    P.
     
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