les Davey de France

Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Attention ! Arnaque !

We got Pat's mobile phone bill yesterday. She's on a 20€ plan, but the bill was for 38€. Strange!

I downloaded the detailed bill and looked. Some text messages overseas at 30c a time. OK...

Hang on - 3G TV every week for 3.99€ a week?

Do you watch TV on your phone ? No...

Time to dig on the boogie-woogie telecom website.
The FAQ revealed a question from another customer about exactly the same thing.
Apparently you can subscribe to third-party scams which are then paid through boogie-woogie.
The way to prevent them is to activate parental control on your account.

I went into the browser on Pat's phone. Lo and behold, a website that sold something or other at 3.99€ a week. "I've never seen that before!"

Via a wap site at boogie-woogie you could unsubscribe from everything.
We did that.
Then we activated parental controls.

I wonder how many people they milk like that.

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