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Is number ############ linked to Virgin app > services > get alerts

I have a new Samsung Galaxy s7 edge phone and today noticed that the phone log shows an outgoing call of 8 seconds to +44 7########. I certainly did not make that call, and I see from http://whocallsme.com/ that it is a Virgin number that sends premium-rate texts.

The only thing I can think of that I might have done to initiate that call is that I clicked "services > get alerts" on the Virgin app. Does this send an outgoing phone call? I cannot find any explanation of what "get alerts" actually does - what does it alert me about and what form do the alerts take? Do they cost anything?

I have blocked the number in the meantime and cancelled "get alerts". I trust that if the number is blocked I will not be charged for any attempts to send me premium-rate messages or calls.

 

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LWill wrote:

I have a new Samsung Galaxy s7 edge phone and today noticed that the phone log shows an outgoing call of 8 seconds to +44 7########### I certainly did not make that call, and I see from http://whocallsme.com that it is a Virgin number that sends premium-rate texts.

 


And if you go by http://whocallsme.com  Its a bloke called Brian who will hack your BarclayCard and tell you he loves you....

I suppose the lesson is don't believe everything on the internet?

 

 


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Re: Is number ######### linked to Virgin app > services > get alerts

Yea, right, but I still don't know what it is or why my phone decided to call that number without my asking it to.

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