I really hadn’t looked at the scam that is love calculator. Google ads are still displaying for these fraudsters. Juha has the full run down.
Step one: click on a google ad (still displaying!)
Step 2: enter your name, mobile number and star sign
Step 3: enter a code that was txt’d to you. “Your pin code is xxxx. Enter it into the website to receive the name of your Love Soul Mate”
Step 4: get
reamed charged shafted according to that fine print on the 2nd page:
“Summary terms: By calculating your perfect match and by entering your personal PIN Code which will be sent to the mobile phone number supplied by you on this website, you acknowledge that you are subscribing to a bi-weekly horoscope. All plans are subject to the Terms and Conditions. You may stop this subscription service at any time by sending a text message with STOP, to short code 2228. Your phone must have text messaging capability. The love calculation is priced at $5. The weekly horoscope is sent twice weekly and is priced at $5 per horoscope with a $5 club joining fee. Standard text messaging rates may apply. Information? 0800440619. Please click here to see full Terms and Conditions. “
That’s $5 for the love calc, $5 to join, $5 for the first horoscope – so the first time you see a charge there will be $15 worth. What calculating con artists. There was no mention on any other page, nor on the txt. So why does Vodafone still let these guys operate? (I’m not sure if Telecom does because I cannot test it). Why does Google still let these guys advertise? Scammers have no place in NZ. Shut them down please.