Finally discovered what's happened here. Turns out that the temporary number issued by the service provider for a period of 2 weeks is recycled. This means that if the previous user subscribed to anything or entered any competitions or had their number used unscrupulously, it transferred to me when the number was reactivated. Our service provider (Vodafone) has agreed to waive any charges that hit this temporary number once I get my PAC code and switch to my existing number. So as it turns out...I think....this had nothing to do with the free app. In the meantime i've received a further unsolicited text from CredXpress with no number visible. I think the key learning for me is to check when you're being given a new or temporary number if its ever been used before and, if so, refuse it
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phones this number 08432892630 told the girl i wanted it stopped. got 2 text back, that probably cost me 1.50 each, saying it had been stopped. Didn't ask for a refund, older wiser and wont be bitten again
and nuanced reponses.
do I know you
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Message read "Is this Hunter?" I recognized the area code as one used often by scammers and did not reply.
Received December 5 2014:
email@example.com. Call:(808)4456270. ( 441858xxx AchieveACCOUNTFrozen)
Replied "STOP" and received an error message from firstname.lastname@example.org:
Error: Invalid user address. 550 - Requested action not taken: no such user here
Said "Happy New Year"
received 27 text in one day.
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No idea who the are
It says your 5102748322 has picked to win a 1k best buy giftcard but only first 250 people who enter the code 2323 at freshoffers.mobi can receive it