received free sms message to text 'lucky' to confirm submission a competition Big Lucky Draw $500 with $7.00/month charge for entry. Called number to unsubscribe but received message to call in office hours. I have not entered word and wish to unsubscribe. I have previously sought to block such calls but they still occur.
Friday, April 05 2013 02:00 AM
It's April 2013 and this company is still trying to scam people! I supposedly registerd online somewhere and did not confirm my phone number? Apparently people are asked to text a word back to a phone number to avoid missing out! And if you wish to opt out, simply text another word! Soon as someone sends a text, is when you lose your money! How does the law allow them to get away with this, being the question that needs answering?
Thursday, January 10 2013 01:39 AM
same thing happened to me. i too received a txt message from a strange number which had the 1800 number in it as the help number. i was told i was going to be charged $3.50 twice a month. it's associated with the australian voucher comp. I called the 1800 number and left a message to unsubscribe me. they called back the next day and confirmed who they were and took me off their records. they assured me that was a free txt and that i won't be charged since i didn't respond. It pays to read the terms and conditions before entering any compitition online. I didn't. lesson learn't :) hope this helps
Tuesday, January 08 2013 02:43 AM
Same thing I entered a competition For 'The great Australian Voucher' www.greataustralianvoucher.com.au through Facebook and received the same message. I called the help number to unsubscribe the call appeared to ring and reconnect with a slightly different sounding call tone...I thought it strange. The number associated with the text message is 19969637...I beleive the 1800 provided is in fact a mobile number, I believe they hope that you'd call to unsubscribe (hence why the no opt out option) so that you get charged and they get paid...I researched the number and it may be in fact be linked to India. I feel like such a fool, I called them twice to unsubscribe!!! My thoughts on it anyway.
Saturday, December 08 2012 03:28 PM
Receiving messages from this number it says I subsrcribed to some competition and I did not and I certainly don't want to be charged 3.50 a month
Wednesday, December 05 2012 11:17 PM
Same as Christine, received a text this number was given, they said i'm going to be charged $3.50 twice a month for entering the competition (??) with no ability to stop or unsubscribe.
Wednesday, November 28 2012 09:39 PM
receiving messages from this number for no reason and I certainly hope I do not get charged for this !!!