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    Posted: 20 Jan 2017 at 11:36pm
I saw this sponsored Ryanair ad on Facebook.  It was a weekly competition to win 500 euro worth of flights.  I googled it to see if it was a scam before posting but nothing came up for it although I didnt search past the 1st page of google.   Anyway I also thought that Facebook would have vetted any as they need to be approved before your advert can go online.  So it was a 3 question survey.  Asked how often I fly in a year, how often I go on holidays etc..  They ask for your mobile number to get sent  a code to enter the competition.  Now they are bombarding me with texts and to opt out you have to pay.  I dont know what the charge is as it doesnt say so have delayed texting STOP.  I'm afraid it could be a lot like 50 or 100 euro etc..

I went on this Ryanair facebook page and its fake.  Was only set up a week ago.

I have tried blocking the number but it wont allow me.  Anyway is there any way to stop this crowd messaging me without texting them? 

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I presume Leo Sherlock is running it?
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Just checked there and its a widespread scam. What they get out of it I dont know.  MAybe its the text message money to opt out?  Hopefully nothing worse.

I actually googled pinchecker.com as they were the advertising company running it and seemed legit.  I should have googled Ryanair scam. 

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Ring your network provider first thing in the morning and they`ll cancel this crowd.
 
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Originally posted by sid waddell sid waddell wrote:

I presume Leo Sherlock is running it?

Sounds a bit too intelligent to be Leo
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Originally posted by HuntysCousin HuntysCousin wrote:

Originally posted by sid waddell sid waddell wrote:

I presume Leo Sherlock is running it?

Sounds a bit too intelligent to be Leo
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Phone companies can block it.
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Serves ya right for being so thick
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Rang Tesco Mobile and they say they can't block it.  Apparently this scam charges you 2.50 for every text message they send you. Got about 5 or 6 so far.
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Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Rang Tesco Mobile and they say they can't block it.  Apparently this scam charges you 2.50 for every text message they send you. Got about 5 or 6 so far.


You could have had a return flight to the uk already
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Have you a link to the scam?

Ring Tesco back and ask them how to block it alternatively threaten to cancel your account with them.

http://www.tescomobile.com/help-and-support/1812-safety-and-security/1814-nuisance-calls-and-texts/stop-spam-calls-and-texts

Their should also be a call blocking option on your phone too.

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Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Just checked there and its a widespread scam. What they get out of it I dont know.  MAybe its the text message money to opt out?  Hopefully nothing worse.

I actually googled pinchecker.com as they were the advertising company running it and seemed legit.  I should have googled Ryanair scam. 

Don't worry I will be putting myself in the Thick Thread

the Deadly Sins Thread would be more appropriate - GREED
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Someone has to be able to block it.
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Rang Tesco and I was told to text STOP to the number.  Costs 10c.  The scam is every text message they send you costs you 2.50 to receive and I received 3 or 4 I reckon. They send you 3 or 4 a week until you opt out.
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So Tesco charge 10c to block the number?

     
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Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

So Tesco charge 10c to block the number?



Not sure. It costs 10c to text this crowd to opt out. 
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