Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Telstra alerts customers to SMS hoax
Posted on 16-Jan-2004 11:47. | Tags Filed under: News.


Telstra alerts customers to SMS hoax
Telstra advised its customers an SMS encouraging people to send a particular message onto eight people, so they would receive free SMS text messages for a month, was a hoax and should be ignored.

Telstra Group Manager of Personal Messaging and Emergency Services, Mr Freddie Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen, said these types of hoaxes occurred from time-to-time.

"There is simply no truth to the rumour that by forwarding the SMS on, customers will receive free SMS text messages," Mr Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen said. Only a small number of customers have received this SMS hoax, but Telstra wants to dispel the myth before it spreads widely. Unfortunately, Telstra has no way of knowing who started the SMS
hoax nor their motivation for sending it.

Customers can also visit a special Telstra web page that lists this and other well-known mobile phone hoaxes.


More information: http://www.telstra.com.au/mobile/life/wireles...

comments powered by Disqus




Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Housing prices....
Created by Linuxluver, last reply by mattwnz on 26-Sep-2016 19:50 (103 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Xbox One S with FIFA 17 $341 delivered
Created by Stan, last reply by reven on 26-Sep-2016 15:53 (38 replies)
Pages... 2 3


iPhone 7 Owner's thread (was Apple event 7th September)
Created by dickytim, last reply by jarledb on 25-Sep-2016 18:09 (479 replies)
Pages... 30 31 32


Galaxy Note 7 Announcement and Owners' Thread
Created by eracode, last reply by tripp on 27-Sep-2016 06:21 (954 replies)
Pages... 62 63 64


Pocket money - your thoughts
Created by ghettomaster, last reply by Geektastic on 23-Sep-2016 11:56 (32 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Car accident... whom is at fault?
Created by Aaroona, last reply by mattwnz on 26-Sep-2016 13:26 (30 replies)
Pages... 2


Buying without building consent/CCC?
Created by Zeon, last reply by mattwnz on 27-Sep-2016 00:13 (27 replies)
Pages... 2


Would I be at fault if I hit the truck in front of me?
Created by starcub, last reply by Bung on 24-Sep-2016 06:09 (39 replies)
Pages... 2 3