Currently, there is a vicious kind of scam where ‘inactivity’ is ‘presume consent’.
One such SMS that I received:
“As priviledge customer, you are given free pass to view our photos, for 3 days. Absolutely free.
After 3 days, and if you do not reply to this message, we would consider you consented to our membership, which has a membership charge of Rm3 / week.
Simply reply NO to this message if you decide not to join as our member”
I managed to block such service by calling up Maxis helpline.
Unfortunately, my wife wasn’t as lucky.
This morning, her SMS beep , and I check it for her as she was busy cooking
message –> RM3. You could view xxxx at xxx ….
That header Rm3 means it has already been charged!
Imagine my horror.
And I went through her inbox
That same message appear every 4th days for dunno how many days!
I called up Hotlink.
They said: I will teach you how to stop the service
I was furious: Isn’t it your responsibility to rebate me? How could you let this happen?
The poor guy: err… err….
I would not let up: You mean you don’t have a way to check and refund me?
The poor guy finally relented: I will sent a report to the technical department to see if they can do anything, but No promise that you will get any refund.
I was pacified: Yes. You do that, please.
Within 10 minutes, my wife phone receied a SMS: A report with xxxx number has been generated.
Now let see if anything good can come out of it …