Writing's on the wall for SMS greed

Writing's on the wall for SMS greed

By now you’ve been on Facebook and clicked on what looks like a fun online invitation to test your IQ, to see how it compares with that of the likes of President Barack Obama. Big Mistake.

Beware, after making that fateful click your account will be debited with an extra R50 per week.

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Submitted by : Deon Van Der Westhuizen of Van Der Stel on 2009-04-20 16:16:54
I have heard about IM. Please give us details how to get the best IM so we can give these sms crooks the finger.
Submitted by : Mike Waghorn of DOUGLAS on 2009-03-27 16:50:37
Where do the fine funds go? It is all well and good fining the rich, but I do not see any of this money coming back to the poor consumers who have incurred the expenses in the first place? I am really glad to learn of the existence of Waspa. Maybe now I will get the money back that MTN have owed me for over a year!
Submitted by : RAY JOHN of DOUGLAS on 2009-03-27 11:42:40
Mira Networks definitely needs further investigation. Debited my young daughters cellphone with R50 two months in a row, after she downloaded a game/music on the net. Impossible to get hold of as well even though they have SA phone number. All you get is an automated answering machine. Surely Vodacon must have some responsibility to monitor these companies as well.
Submitted by : Patrick Wright of NOORDHOEK on 2009-03-26 16:54:48
Thanks for this expose ..... it's so easy to fall prey to one of the SMS rip offs .... especially something which teases the mind and ego ..


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