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#53405 10-Dec-2009 10:17

There are a couple of hoax TXTs circulating that creating trouble.

The first relates to our new TXT4000 product.

We do indeed have a TXT4000 product - it costs $12 a month. What we don't have is a promotion offering free TXT4000.

The second is a more obvious "send this to a 17 digit number" and we'll give you $50.

This is untrue.

The TXT4000 TXT looks like this:

"hey txt 'buy txt4000' 2 8787 now ! 2gt free txs im nt joking !Tx it nw ! MERRY XMAS!"

Can you let everyone know?

cheers

Paul




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#281124 10-Dec-2009 10:24
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Man are they still at it this is so old and so boring if people are dumb enough to believe it then that's just silly.

I will tell someone if they ask me Come on People Use Some Brains

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  #281126 10-Dec-2009 10:28
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Can't you set up an auto reply on your network, so if anyone text's to that 17 digit number VF text back to inform them of the hoax?




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  #281127 10-Dec-2009 10:28
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What is the payoff for the hoaxers in these things? Is it possible for them to make money off these, or are they just causing trouble?



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  #281128 10-Dec-2009 10:30

the 17 digit number isn't listed in the TXT I don't think... people are supposed to just TXT to any random number!

wacky, I know.




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  #281134 10-Dec-2009 10:50
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Have VF set up an auto responser to the 8787 shortcode saying it's a scam and your friends are idiots for forwarding it to you?

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  #281138 10-Dec-2009 10:54
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So does the free TXT4000 include weekdays?



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  #281145 10-Dec-2009 11:06

Everyone who TXT'd that number will get an "are you sure/it'll cost $12" message, yes.

And yes, TXT4000 includes weekdays.

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  #281147 10-Dec-2009 11:07
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sbiddle: Have VF set up an auto responser to the 8787 shortcode saying it's a scam and your friends are idiots for forwarding it to you?


I don't think they can:

http://www.vodafone.co.nz/plans/prepay/txt4000.jsp

Vodafone Website: If you're on Supa Prepay, simply freeTXT 'BUY TXT4000' to 8787 TXT4000 will be added to your mobile within 48 hours - we'll send you a confirmation TXT to let you know when it's ready to use.


EDIT: Just beaten by Paul Tongue out

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  #281151 10-Dec-2009 11:17
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Ahh I didn't realise it was the same shortcode to subscribe to TXT4000

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