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Just had a weird text message

Koolie

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Probably spam, i know... but i just received a weird text message from the number 60013.
The content of the text message is as follows;

Please tell us your age
a) Under 18
b) 18-24
c) 25-34
d) 35-44
e) Over 44

(Grammar as is).

Strange, there is no other message/number/wording.

Done a quick search can't find anything on the net.
 

fizsparky

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That seems a little weird, as you quite rightly said.

Are you sure that you didn't subscribe to anything such as a premium service which could've sent this text message to you. The number that you recieved the message from does seem to be a premium service. I think you should just ignore it for the time being, although if you do recieve similar text messages then you should contact your networks customer service.

Finally, have a look at how much credit you have left - if you're on Pay-As-You-Go. Usually, if a company sent a text then they would charge an awful lot of money.

By the way, I'm no expert in this sort of thing, but I thought I must as well give you something. Maybe someone could give you further detail on it.
 

Koolie

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Thanks fizsparky.
It would appear it's a marketing thing from Orange.
The text was broken and when it all came together, it mentions there are 12 questions ( I assume that was the first one), and that it would be free to reply, as it is to receive the questions...but like you would suggest, i'm gonna ignore it ;)

Thanks ... i was starting to worry at first!
 

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Were you on the orange network? Because if you were, it would've said ORANGE UK or something.

Anyway, good to hear its sorted.
 

Koolie

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I'm on Orange PAYG, yeah, but the misses done something online (thank god it wasn't a subscription!) where they needed my number, i guess they wanted customer feedback. It was strange because the message was truncated and i only got one part of it which made it peculiar...least it didn't cost me anything . :D
 

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i have been gettin constant txts sayin im due mintues n txts from ******...all i need to do is reply to the txt...im on o2 :p

68866...goin to search it now
 
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fizsparky

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What do you actually mean by 'your due minutes and texts'.

Are you saying that a company wants to give minutes and texts to you or are you saying some otherwise?
 

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UNLIMTED Free Calls! To claim, txt: BT to 68866. Subscriptn3gbp/wk unlimited calls Help08448714184. 16 Stop?txt stop uklandline
PhonepayPlus Info:

PhonepayPlus has the following information about the number 68866.


This is a shortcode number. This is a text message service charged at premium rate. The types of services operating on this number can be ring tones, jokes, games tarot, chat, mobile internet services (WAP) and more.

* The costs will vary depending on the nature of the service.

To stop the service you simply need to open a text with the words STOP ALL (in capitals) to the shortcode number.If you would like to find out more about this service or have a question about it you should contact the company that provides this service which is listed below.

Zamano Ltd
Bedford Chambers
The Piaza
Covent Garden
London
WC2E 8HA
Tel: 08452 252 244
cs@zamano.com
 

fizsparky

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It's a fooking premium number mate, as you may have read ;)

How much did it take out of you credit balance?