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#1 Chris_com28

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 11:50 AM

I know this is a bit off topic and probably doesn't belong on any of the topics here but I need help and you seem like the kind of people that would know what to do.
It also started when I sent a text to receive free porn. It was one of those adverts that keep being shown on TV. I eventaully gave in, but soon realised I would need an Internet connection to download them. I found out how to stop them from sending me texts but now I have Blingmob.com sending me them every other day and charging for them. I keep sending them texts to get them to stop but they keep sending me them. I'm sure what's going on here is breaking the Data Protection Act (as I never sent them my details). I'm sure there's other legal issues over the fact that I've asked them to drop the service but they're still charging me for it.

Is there anything I can do to stop this? I'm sure there must be some organisation I can go to. I've been thinking about conacting someone from the DPA and paying a small fee for them to remove me from their database, but I still don't know how to go about this and I want to know if I have any othet options.

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 12:07 PM

Get a firewall, if you already don't have one, and of course, do not connect to the internet till someone here tells you how to stop this forever, because I don't know how.
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Posted 27 October 2007 - 02:45 PM

Have you talked to your cell phone provider about this issue?
Probably the most effective way to deal with it is to either change your phone number (a drastic measure) OR have the provider remove the ability to send/receive text messages.
Other folks may have suggestions for you.

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 04:33 PM

I like the latter idea. So I just contact Orange and ask them to block the number? That seems like the best idea. I'll try that on Monday.

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 08:59 PM

You can ask them if they can block that particular person from texting you.
However, what I meant was have text messaging taken off your phone-which means you cannot send or receive text messages. (this might also seem drastic to you if you use text message a lot)

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 11:27 PM

I would call my carrier. Explain it , you've sent texts for them to stop sending. They can verify this. State that you don't want them to have the ability to send you anymore. You also do not want to pay for any texts after the date you replied to stop. And you won't pay it. They will probably cure it right there. Don't let either push you around. If you have to have them turn off your text abilities for a time.
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