Monday, August 18, 2008

Unethical Business

Vote and win for Iphone....
That was the attraction.
Send in one sms and stand a chance to win a sparkling Iphone.

This unscrupulous company in Singapore used this tactics to lure mobile phone users to giving away their numbers..

By sending the SMS as a vote to their database, the law allows them to send the user sms at $4 a month at no more than 10 sms sent each month.

This means they can earn up to $40 from each user without the user permission as the permission was granted the moment the user sent the VOTE SMS.

Attached is a copy of their fine print..

Wixawin is not affiliated with, sponsored by or endorsed by any of the listed products or retailers. Trademarks, service marks, logos, (including, without limitation, the individual names of products and retailers) are the property of their respective owners This is an ongoing subscription service until user quits. This service operates according to the Singapore code of practice for SMS services. By sending an SMS to 72233, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the ‘Terms & Conditions’ and agree to be bound by these 'Terms & Conditions' To stop service? Text STOP to 72233. Subscription: Maximum 10 SMS questions per month, S$4 per question. Competition ends 31-12-'08 Age: 18+ only – obtain bill payer's permission Helpdesk: 6571 3999 Technical Service Provider: Sybase 365 Pte Ltd.

I urge everyone whom stumble across my blog to remind their friends and family..
Blog it, forum it, share it with others so they won't fall prey to this unscrupulous company that stoop to unethical tactics and charging for services which the user didn't opt for.

To stop their services, send "STOP" to 72233.
I hope the people whom work in this company die a painful and slow death for cheating young people. It's as good as those scammers sending out emails telling everyone they got tons of money in the bank and need someone from Singapore to help them unlock the bank etc etc.

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