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#225970 13-Dec-2017 15:03
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Hi Team

 

 

 

 

 

Why am I getting all this advertisement 

 

the other day I got a text from countdown and I don't even have a onecard 

 

when I looked up the shortcode 5282  it comes up as ''Burst SMS - Hyundai''

 

now it's about hair.. I recently went to rodney wayne for a

 

hair color and they wanted my contact phone number it looks like they have passed on my number to a third party for the purpose of advertising.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #1919109 13-Dec-2017 15:17
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Reply ' Stop ' or contact the company sending the SMS not sure why you just did not edit the other thread you started, Quicker than starting 2 threads

 

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  #1919122 13-Dec-2017 15:24
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Yeah I know I can reply Stop. And oops I must have double posted or something happened I deleted the other post.    

 

This is I never asked for these advertisements and it costs me $0.20 to unsubscribe  


 
 
 
 


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  #1919123 13-Dec-2017 15:29
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Vodafone NZ has a list of Shortcode vendors on it's site with 0800 / 0508 numbers to call search ' Premium SMS '

 

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  #1919125 13-Dec-2017 15:31
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If you went to Rodney Wayne for a Hair colour I am sure you can afford the 20 cents to unsubscribe

 

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  #1919126 13-Dec-2017 15:32
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I looked up the number for this shortcode and called it and I get ''The number you have called is either not allocated  or is temporarily unavailable'' 


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  #1919128 13-Dec-2017 15:33
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Starscream122:

 

Yeah I know I can reply Stop. And oops I must have double posted or something happened I deleted the other post.    

 

This is I never asked for these advertisements and it costs me $0.20 to unsubscribe  

 

 

pretty sure they cant charge you to unsubscribe, its against the law


 
 
 
 




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  #1919134 13-Dec-2017 15:43
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Jase2985:

 

Starscream122:

 

Yeah I know I can reply Stop. And oops I must have double posted or something happened I deleted the other post.    

 

This is I never asked for these advertisements and it costs me $0.20 to unsubscribe  

 

 

pretty sure they cant charge you to unsubscribe, its against the law

 

 

 

 

When I looked up the shortcode it said 20 cents to send to this number and free to receive 

 

I also got a text from Auckland Council wanting feedback on a call I made to them.. It charged me $0.20 to opt out.


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  #1919161 13-Dec-2017 16:15
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read the act above




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  #1919235 13-Dec-2017 18:45
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My number was added to the mailing by mistake I managed to find a number to contact them on and I unsubscribed. 


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