Vodafone, Telecom etc allow scams such as the IQ Quiz scam to flourish. They do this becuase they skim off some of the profits for themselves.
The mobile companies claim that
(a) they do not make money from this - wrong! (otherwise why would tey allow their customers accounts to be drained? get real! Their helpdesk people still insist that their companies make no money form this. Yeah, right!
(b) that the people who subscribe genuinely want this service - wrong! who wants to pay $5 to $10 on a regular basis for a bit of useless trivial information. And, if it was genuine, why are customers complaining?
(c) customers have texted a PIN to the mobile company confirming their subscription - wrong - no text is required from the mobile for the mobile account to be scammed - they just need a mobel number which they can get off Facebook or wherever.
(d) the mobile companies are bound by law to take on these scammers as customers and must hand over the dosh when their customers are scammed - wrong, the UK equivalent of our Commerce Commission was able to stop this practice. The scammers are now concentrating on the countries who have yet to do anything about it like New Zealand and South Africa (maybe Australia but I'm not sure). What is wrong with the Commerce Commission? Arethey being leaned on by the ig boys or are they just slack?
If it sounds like I am getting heated about this well, yes, I am!