text message scam- bid 4 prizes- check your bill

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Aug 4, 2007
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Anyone have any issue with this? I just checked my bill and there are 2 charges for 9.99 each for some bid 4 prizes contest thingy. I checked my text messages and sure enough I see where they sent me a few but I never replied ever and just considered it texting spam. The merchant phone # to call and question the charge calls att customer service. They were not avail so I will call tomorrow. I'm so irritated. Am I the only one?. I never respond to crap like that and I can't believe I got scammed.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!?
Thanks for letting me rant a bit,:mad:
Colleen
 

00vdub

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Sep 26, 2007
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Anyone have any issue with this? I just checked my bill and there are 2 charges for 9.99 each for some bid 4 prizes contest thingy. I checked my text messages and sure enough I see where they sent me a few but I never replied ever and just considered it texting spam. The merchant phone # to call and question the charge calls att customer service. They were not avail so I will call tomorrow. I'm so irritated. Am I the only one?. I never respond to crap like that and I can't believe I got scammed.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!?
Thanks for letting me rant a bit,:mad:
Colleen
If you are getting charged 9.99 a month more than likely it is something that AT&T calls a subscription. Sometimes these get put on at random times other times they get put on by playing the "deal or no deal" game or purchasing a "free" ringtone on tv, stuff to that nature. These will show up as the merchant mblox or mcube, or something like that. AT&T will actually credit you a full 2 months if it goes back that far, and that will more than likely take you 1 or 2 billing cycles to process, but they will credit you and they will remove the subscription.

I hope this helped!
 
Aug 4, 2007
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Bay Area California
#3
If you are getting charged 9.99 a month more than likely it is something that AT&T calls a subscription. Sometimes these get put on at random times other times they get put on by playing the "deal or no deal" game or purchasing a "free" ringtone on tv, stuff to that nature. These will show up as the merchant mblox or mcube, or something like that. AT&T will actually credit you a full 2 months if it goes back that far, and that will more than likely take you 1 or 2 billing cycles to process, but they will credit you and they will remove the subscription.

I hope this helped!
00vdub,
Thanks so much for your reply. You were right! Called att today and it was a subscription! They reversed the charges and I blocked my phone from purchasing crap like this again. I still have no idea how I "subscribed".
Happy Holidays,
Colleen
 

00vdub

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Sep 26, 2007
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Sometimes you don't even have to do anything. I personally do not have any info on how you subscribe to certain things without actually doing anything, all I have been told is sometimes it just happens. I know that's not a very good explanation but like I said that's all I know. But it isn't AT&T that is actually scamming you, it's another company such as MBLOX and stuff like that.
 

arj72715

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Mar 26, 2008
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Bid4Prizes

I just had this show up on my bill also. Have no ideal what it is. AT&T needs to make it harder for these places to scam people.