Check your Cell Phone Bill for frivolous charges with this listed as a service. Hereâ€™s the full story:
My wife received a text message on her phone. It was written in typical text fashion; broken, abbreviated words; random strings of codes. But one part stood out; at the end, it said â€œTxt STOP 2 un subscribeâ€ or something like that. Thinking that she was doing the right thing, she replied â€œSTOPâ€. My guess is that this is a thinly veiled way to scam people. My guess is that had she ignored the text, it would have been fine. But she replied.
The result? On this monthâ€™s phone bill, WAY at the bottom, in the â€œFull Billâ€ view, you know- the pseudo-paper one that most people may not look at, was the following charge:
For assistance contact: 1-800-331-0500
There is a web site called whocallsme.com, where you can check phone numbers, and see who it belongs to, and people leave messages about who it was that called them. Clearly, this is a big scam, and probably many different items appear instead of â€œBesthoroscopesonlineâ€. However, they all seem to come from this phone number, 1-800-331-0500.
Wife asks, â€œWhy donâ€™t the cops get them?â€ Indeed. Overseas, probably? hard to track down who really runs such an organization.