Facebook | Ringaza Scam

Saturday,7 March 2009
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زمرات : English

I’m pissed at Facebook and it’s stupid application known as “IQ challenge”.
Those of you who use facebook must be aware of this so called “IQ Challenge” by some of your friends.I had never tried it before, but was keep getting this challenge from friends to beat their score.Today i have received this challenge again with punch line “two of your friends think you are dumb”(which i now admit), out of curiosity i decided to take the challenge, there were ten dumb questions and in the end it asks your cellphone number to send your result.
I entered my number and received a text message with four digit pin code to enter into field at website to know my score, upon doing that i received another text message which said ” i will be charged $9.99″ on my phone bill, WTF? WHY? i never signed up for any service, and i was not even informed prior to charge that i’ll be charged for that?
but now in my account it says “i will be charged for $9.99 next month same date automatically”, so i started looking for any option to unsubscribe from the service and failed to find any, in text message it did have option to STOP service, by sending text message STOP to 75744, i did so, and received another text message that i’m unsubscribed from this service.
Guess what these text messages are considered premium messages and cost $4.99 each, which makes my total after taxes to $20.05.
Upon googling i found that many people are being gypped by this scam on facebook, what worries me more is ,even after unsubscribing from this service my account page it keeps saying it will recharge next month.
CBS did report on this scam last year, and i wonder why is this still part of Facebook?

If you think you’ve been a victim of a cell phone scam:

According to the FCC, Consumers may submit a general complaint to the FCC at: fccinfo@fcc.gov. If someone has questions or needs assistance filing a complaint, Consumer and Mediation Specialists are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET. Call Toll Free: 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322) voice, 1-888-TELL- FCC (1-888-835-5322) TTY.

Or check out the FCC’s cell phone scam information page here.

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