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  # 438366 11-Feb-2011 17:27
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johnr: Vodafone NZ has cotacted the company that owns the short code and asked for a please explain before we remove your service


I hope they can come up with some bad explanation, and Vodafone cut their service...

johnr: I have given Kiwipearls a small credit onto the prepay account so she can stop these premium SMS on the condition that she does not enter her mobile number into another website again.


Good job John!

 






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  # 438370 11-Feb-2011 17:42
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Thanks for calling me today John.  I promise to not enter my phone number into websites like that again.

And be vigilant with my url's.

I managed to get the text back from them after you hung up saying that it has been terminated and I will not receive texts from them again.

So thank-you very much for taking the time to fix this.  1st time ever scammed.  And it will be the last.

I hope they get a big telling off for making a fake You Tube looking site/with similar logo.




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  # 438372 11-Feb-2011 17:43
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John, I will pay a beer tomorrow at the Geekzone Freeview Pizza here in Wellington ;)





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  # 438379 11-Feb-2011 17:53
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freitasm: John, I will pay a beer tomorrow at the Geekzone Freeview Pizza here in Wellington ;)



Awesome

Do I have to send a SMS to a shortcode to claim this? lol

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  # 438438 11-Feb-2011 20:51
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johnr: Awesome. Do I have to send a SMS to a shortcode to claim this? lol

Yes.

You have to send the number 4000 to a fifteen digit code that resembles (quite coincidentally) my bank account number.

Edit: I'll PM you a URL as soon as I have a website for this up and running...

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  # 438539 12-Feb-2011 11:22
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Dratsab:
johnr: Awesome. Do I have to send a SMS to a shortcode to claim this? lol

Yes.

You have to send the number 4000 to a fifteen digit code that resembles (quite coincidentally) my bank account number.

Edit: I'll PM you a URL as soon as I have a website for this up and running...


Awesome stuff why not just put a few extra Zeros on the end they are worth nothing

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Everyone please - repeat after me. "If something seems too good to be true..." well, you should know the rest.


Then it must be a pretty awesome deal?




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  # 439809 15-Feb-2011 13:52
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Balchy:
Everyone please - repeat after me. "If something seems too good to be true..." well, you should know the rest.


Then it must be a pretty awesome deal?


Yea, it's something like "Then buy heaps of them" :-)

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  # 441083 18-Feb-2011 11:17
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Update

Vodafone NZ disabled 4144 (Funmobile) yesterday morning 17/02/2011

Thanks John



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  # 441087 18-Feb-2011 11:19
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Brilliant.  Ty John and Vodafone for stopping these people.  Scamming people into their phone services is just morally wrong.

 I don't know how people can live with themselves by doing things like this to people.




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  # 441096 18-Feb-2011 11:36

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  # 441100 18-Feb-2011 11:38
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As said, good job John. Thanks to our local mobile operators to (finally) taking these scams out of the customers' backs.





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  # 441125 18-Feb-2011 12:39
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freitasm: As said, good job John. Thanks to our local mobile operators to (finally) taking these scams out of the customers' backs.



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  # 441462 19-Feb-2011 11:55

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freitasm: As said, good job John. Thanks to our local mobile operators to (finally) taking these scams out of the customers' backs.



+1


Would be good to see 2deg on there too.

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