Just been conned I think

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Just been conned I think

Post by Shields » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:13 pm

I've had a genuine looking sms from Morrisons asking for a short customer survey to be filled in, Saw no harm in that as they never asked for any banking, address or personal details. But it turned out to be from a marketing company named ModoAlerts who keep sending offers by sms and charging me £1.50 for each text I get, they did say to text stop to stop receiving these messages which I have done and also blocked there number, hopefully that will be the end of it.
I will call Morrisons and Surrey Trading Standards tomorrow and see if they know about this.
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Re: Just been conned I think

Post by Waltonwatcher » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:42 pm

Yes likely a scam. Get your mobile operator to block premium numbers. Check payment has actually been taken. You may be able to get a refund. Which mobile firm are you with? Be careful what sites you visit on mobile.
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Re: Just been conned I think

Post by musicalteapot » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:07 pm

Agree with Waltonwatcher.

Contact your provider and they will likely invetsigate it for you and make sure you aren't charged.
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Re: Just been conned I think

Post by John at Walton » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:15 pm

http://modoalerts.com/GBR/privacy_statement.php

See the data Modoalerts collect about you - it is frightening!
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Re: Just been conned I think

Post by Shields » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:05 pm

Heads up on outcome.
I contacted Morrisons and they assured me that it was nothing to do with them.

I then contacted Modo Alerts and although I think the way that they do business is deplorable and should be banned, to be fair it was very easy to cancel the service and get a refund of all money taken from me, on a normal priced land-line number. Although I thought I was pretty good at spotting scams etc. it has made be to be more careful in future no matter how genuine emails seem to be.
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