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I got a text this evening telling me not to miss out on 'ukgirls.mobile.-something; I just deleted it immediately. As a rather infrequent hobbyist, it's surprising to get such a thing. I find it hard to believe that someone sells numbers for spamming - who's ever going to bite?

Is this very infrequent, or should I be alert for this sort of thing?

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I get them at least once a week and simply delete them. Spamming mobiles is much easier than spamming emails.

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They're just crap, I just delete them, I suppose being sing means they don't worry me, but some guys could have problems. Just say say the're something you know nothing about if questioned, anyone can send a text to a neumber they've drawn out of thin air.

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I get them at least once a week and simply delete them. Spamming mobiles is much easier than spamming emails.

I seem to get a weekly one.;) But how do you block them? There seems to be no # to put them on the black list. Any ideas? Ta

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It probably has nothing to do with this hobby. The 3G mobile companies make millions of pounds selling adult downloads, texting and video clips; it dwarves what they make from ring tones for a last few years. You can block most the the legitimate (i.e. non scam messages) by registering your number with the Telephone Preference Service.

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It probably has nothing to do with this hobby. The 3G mobile companies make millions of pounds selling adult downloads, texting and video clips; it dwarves what they make from ring tones for a last few years. You can block most the the legitimate (i.e. non scam messages) by registering your number with the Telephone Preference Service.

I feel missed out, I get only spams on my business mobile offering loans.

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How do they come by your phone numbers?

If its pot luck and they send these texts to number theyve bought then I shouldnt think theres anything to worry about. (apart from the indignity of being spammed )

If theyve been collected and sold on by an agency then I guess you have every right to be angry.

The Moral of the tale is ......Welcome to the pleasure phone......cheap phone P.A.Y.G. sim card and keep your business seperate from your pleasure. (or a punting simcard on the same provider!)

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I forgot to mention, I get quite a few from my website as the number is collected by robots ( sounds a bit paranoid in a Will Smith sort of way)

I now use an image for my number on the problem website and have cut the spam calls by a huge amount.

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I get them at least once a week and simply delete them. Spamming mobiles is much easier than spamming emails.

Which if you look at it another way is the upside. You could quite easily be excused for getting them as spamming mobiles effects us all regardless of the product.

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How do they come by your phone numbers?

If its pot luck and they send these texts to number theyve bought then I shouldnt think theres anything to worry about. (apart from the indignity of being spammed )

If theyve been collected and sold on by an agency then I guess you have every right to be angry.

The Moral of the tale is ......Welcome to the pleasure phone......cheap phone P.A.Y.G. sim card and keep your business seperate from your pleasure. (or a punting simcard on the same provider!)

Yes great suggestion, Helen - and I love the name "pleasure phone". My closest friend calls my second phone my "affair phone". It serves much the same purpose and means that I know it's about fun when it vibrates in my pocket - a double factor in the effect the vibrations have on me!

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All I can guess is that some companies are there are targetting mobiles, either randomly generating (which is a technique that's been in use for years), or buying numbers from the phone companies. Is it possible you may have entered your phone number on a form, which could then be used for marketing purposes?

Ladies often get spammed by websites offering advertising, or lingerie but then again our numbers are in the public domain. All that happens is this form of marketing gets a bad reputation, and a lot of ladies will then avoid that site full stop.

Just another thought, I knew someone years ago who kept getting premium rate texts. He thought it was a friend playing trick on him. Turns out he'd signed up for a 'sexy' service or had replied to a text that appeared to be from a woman who fancied him. He wouldn't listen on on how to stop it since he was so convinced it was coming from someone he knew, and wanted to go to the police about it. With premium rate texts the correct route is via ICSTIS.

For text adverts you can however compain to the Advertising Standards Authority on this matter, and they have the power to approach the organisation doing this.

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Oh, and by the way - remember a lot of mobiles are in the public domain now since they are included in 118s Directory Enquiries. Although they don't give out numbers, they have obtained them in several ways including information from other companies.

Amusing thing is that I found they were completely out of date regards mine, and a friend of mines details.

Does anyone know how often mobile numbers are recycled?If at all, since it could have interesting results!

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Received a text from them both yesterday and today too, "LEMO" - london escort mobile. Time to register the phone.

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I have had 4 in 2 days from LEMO telling me I'm on their site.

Yes, with a fuzzy distorted photo and wrong details. There is no email on their site and no way to text them back either. Gggrrrrrr!

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