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ninja
26-11-2004, 08:02 PM
Cellphone customers are being warned of a website that offers free text messages but which has cost one man most of his credit balance.

See: NZ Herald (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=3613674&thesection=business&thesubsection=telecommunications&thesecondsubsection=mobile)

noone
26-11-2004, 08:06 PM
got a invitation today - and i was going to sign up

fergie
26-11-2004, 08:22 PM
Lol, i thought it 'looked to good to be true'
I got an inivatation from a mate a few days ago, thought it looked dodgy and that i'd wait a bit.
Anyway, within the next 2 days, had like another 30 inivtaions from all my other mates, and thought it must actually be ok.. but still thought i'd wait a abit, lucky i did...

somebody
26-11-2004, 08:58 PM
Refer to this thread as well:

http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=53372

Steve_L
27-11-2004, 09:46 PM
I rang Vodafone, telling them about this thread and the links. Here is the reply sent to me via email:

>>thank you for that. just a quick questions do you have a phone number and name for the person that lost all the credit on his phone. if you have that would be good and then we can look into this further it is something that we are not aware of at the moment and if this is happening we would like to try an stop this form happening again.

So, if you have had problems being scammed, ring Vodafone and give them the details.

theotherone
28-11-2004, 05:44 AM
I know if true that this is a bad thing but I smell a rat (or something) here. Did anyone happen to see the name of the person quoted as executive vice president of the company as identified in the Herald article?
Mr Greg Wilfahrt?????????
That has got to make you wonder for a start.
But (good old google) it seems he is a real person
http://www.1st-in-cell-phones.com/21815-global-wireless.html

theotherone
28-11-2004, 05:46 AM
and here is what he looks like
http://www.sms.ac/corporate/images/Greg_Wilfhart.jpg

somebody
28-11-2004, 07:52 AM
My friend picked up the problem early, and somehow didn't lose any credit out of the spam they sent him by cancelling early.