Showed up on my billing statement. First bunch of small charges. Then two for 39.95. I'm not happy it happened to anyone else but now I know I wasn't imaging things.
I have found 3 charges with is unusual description GOOGLE *SVCSAPPS_ORIEN, G.CO/HELPPAY. Each one for $1.75. I have not made any purchases on Google and certainly nothing n Google Play. Any idea what these charges are for?
Though the description has "GOOGLE" in it, these charges are not related to Google. Please contact your bank and report these charges as fraud and ask them to block future charges.
It’s illegal to send unsolicited commercial email messages to wireless devices. The messages may promise free gifts or cheap services. Scam artists posing as Govt agencies could send messages threatening action unless money is paid. Spam texts can contain phishing links designed to steal personal info or may infect user's phone.2017-11-19 00:55:13
According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, citizens lose millions of dollars, each year, by responding fraudulent text messages. Scammers use deceptive text messages to lure consumers into providing personal or financial information2017-11-18 22:40:22
Report spam SMS to ACMA by forwarding to 0429 999 888. If you have a grievance about a specific SMS message, submit a complaint to the ACMA or contact the ACMA on 1300 855 180.2017-11-18 22:27:50
Organizations must only send marketing text messages to individuals, if they have agreed to receive them, except where there is a clearly defined customer relationship. Forward spam SMS messages to 7726 for the network operator to act.2017-11-18 22:03:32