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Posted by Dubliner on February 17, 2004 at 20:19:44:
In Reply to: Re: Anybody else get cell phone SMS Spam over the weekend ? posted by Sandra on February 13, 2004 at 21:08:52:
I got one while out of the country. One way to get back at them would be to ring their 1-800 'optin-optout' number (with your caller-id blocked) as they'll have to pay for that call. If enough people did this, it would cost them more to take the calls than they would scam from the dupes that fall for the message.
I would not advise actually using the 'optin-optout' mechanism as they could be using this to harvest more 'live' phone numbers.
It is illegal under the Data Protection act for radio stations to pass on phone numbers without permission.