Seems I am Rich... got a text today from these scammers.... seriously wondered how many ppl get conned via this means of scamming.. what is not acceptable is they can get our personal mob number... Not a happy.. Why can these scammers be traced & charged.. My next question is?? how do they pay for these texts??? it has to be able to be tracked in ne form or another... Any Comments Plz... Kez
As regards how they get phone details
Dotti wrote:Sometimes it's even simpler than that. Some spammers/scammers will simply use a computer to automatically send messages to a random group of numbers, without knowing which ones are active. All they do is pick one or more mobile prefixes, and then just spam the text to every number in that series.
There are also many places that people willingly give their details, such as when they post their CV's on job sites, and for a small cost a person/company can get access to them. Considering that the people doing this are criminals, it won't be difficult for them to access stolen card details to pay for them.
If the police catch one person, it's like removing one ant from an ant colony, and it doesn't do anything to stop the problem.
The most effective solution is to make people aware of the scam so that they don't fall for it, and make it unprofitable for the scammers.