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Premium rate scam

I have just been duped into paying £4.50 by an (apparently) free lottery, an ASDA promotion

Can't these scammers be forced to put a warning on their pages?

 

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Hi Ikgreenwell,

 

Welcome to the forums Smiley Happy

 

I'm sorry to hear that you've been charged for something that was indicated as free. Are you able to let me know what promotion this was so I can look into this for you?


Thanks,

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Hi Ikgreenwell,

 

Welcome to the forums Smiley Happy

 

I'm sorry to hear that you've been charged for something that was indicated as free. Are you able to let me know what promotion this was so I can look into this for you?


Thanks,

Mat


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On returning to the original email, which I thought was from Aldi (which I had been doing online business with), I examined it to find it had been sent by one of those rubbish email addresses. In other words it was my own fault. I reported this to Hotmail's "phishing scam", which deleted it

 

I have the telephone number, in the Virgin bill

 

I also found that I had another email, from "Argos", which I've kept. If you give me an email address I can forward it to you

 

(I might have got "Aldi", and "Argos" back to front! Neither of them are the legitimate companies)

I forgot to tick for an email, btw - so if poss please send one

 

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Got another one! Purports to be from Argos

I'll hang onto this - can forward it 

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