28 October 2014

Beware of Survey Scam

I was surfing the net and out of nowhere this chrome survey appears, at first I thought it was a survey from Google but after completing it then I realized it's just another scam.

Select a prize!

So I selected my prize and see what appears next:

Ask for handphone number

They ask for my handphone number but wait, read the text below:

This is an ongoing subscription service until you quit. You will be sent 5 messages a week charged at S$5.35 per sms (w/GST). Max. S$26.75 (w/GST) per week. Standard operator/data charges apply. You can download unlimited content from our catalogue e.g. ringtones, games, wallpapers, applications. WAP/GPRS enabled phone required. To subscribe enter your mobile number and reply with keyword TOP. To unsubscribe text STOP TOP to 146079193. By joining you agree to receive occasional promotional messages from Mobile Broomstick and other third party offers on an ongoing basis. This service is only available to Singapore mobile phone users (except Starhub pre-paid customers). Applications are for fun purposes only. All ringtones are cover tones and are not approved by the artist. Trademarks, service marks, logos (including, without limitation, the individual names of products and retailers) are the property of their respective owners. Customers must be 18+ & have bill payer's approval. For assistance pls call 66319196 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm exl. public holidays) or email: mobilebhs@atlcservices.com. IDA PRS Code applies. Service Provider: Mobile Broomstick Holding Solutions LLC, Themistokli Dervi, 12 Palais D'loire, 2-nd Floor, 1066 Nicosia, Cyprus. Billing Provider in Singapore ATLC Pte. Ltd. 

By subscribing to WINMOBI Subscription, you will automatically be entered into the competition to win the advertised prize. The person with the highest number of downloads in the promo period will win the prize. This competition has been promoted in different mediums and different advertisements. Only 1 prize will be awarded per promotional period with WINMOBI Subscription from Mobile Broomstick. Promotional period: 00:00:00 01/09/2014 to 23:59:59 30/11/2014. The winner will be notified by the mobile phone register within 5 working days of draw.

$26.75 per week and you might not even win anything and they didn't even say anything about the draw date, only say promotion period ends on 30 Nov, so when is the draw date? And I also have to allow them to spam my number. But this is really dangerous, people who are new to using computer might get tricked into entering their handphone number, how come IDA allows this type of company to run their business here.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

this type of "scam" has exist 10 years ago and until now you as an IT guy, I'm surprised that you don't even know about it. your general knowledge is really poor.

Anonymous said...

this type of "scam" has exist 10 years ago and until now you as an IT guy, I'm surprised that you don't even know about it. your general knowledge is really poor.

marrythaigirlsingapore said...

Obviously this post was meant to spread awareness, but if you have problem with me, tell me, no need to play this kind of stupid kids games, my email is at the top, just email me bitch.