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Dial M for mobile misdemeanours. Swindlers turn to modern technology to cheat people. An increasing number of services are available to mobile phone users. Everything has a price, of course; some are higher than others.Cretan crime Bergens Tidende (bt.no) reports of subscribers being called on their mobiles from an international number beginning with 00 30 57. Answering it leads to you being cut off. They advise you not to ring back out of curiosity, as the cost per minute skyrockets.

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Dial M for mobile misdemeanours

Published on Thursday, 30th July, 2009 at 22:14 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Swindlers turn to modern technology to cheat people.

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An increasing number of services are available to mobile phone users. Everything has a price, of course; some are higher than others.

Cretan crime

Bergens Tidende (bt.no) reports of subscribers being called on their mobiles from an international number beginning with 00 30 57. Answering it leads to you being cut off. They advise you not to ring back out of curiosity, as the cost per minute skyrockets.

“Attempts to con people are very common. Our advice is crystal clear: If you get a message from an unknown number, delete it. If someone calls you, don’t ring back,” Knut Sollid, Telenor’s head of public relations, tells the paper.

The paper goes on to say that Opplysningen 1881 (directory enquiries) has received many enquiries about this number. They have discovered that it originates on Crete.

Ditching the date

And now, over to something else that some might consider as villainous. According to TV2.no, a newly-released survey carried out on behalf of Chess Communications reveals that approximately one out of ten people under the age of 30 dump their partners via SMS. Men are worst, ringing in the changes at four percent.

“But even though the percentage figures are low, the result is very high if you take account of that there are about 3.5 million mobile users in Norway” Chess’ marketing director, Jarle Alvær, writes in a press release.

A wrong number?



Published on Thursday, 30th July, 2009 at 22:14 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: mobile, phone, crime, swindle, sms, dump, crete, chess, men.





  
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