Here is what a angry users says…. Over 200 of these scammers came through the IP address 18.104.22.168
I messaged as simplymelissa23 (something like that, if not being exactly like that, although I’m pretty sure that is the screename), and recieved a response saying “Hey I’d rather communicate by texting, what’s you number,” or something like that. I messaged her my number, and asked for hers, which she never provided.
Then, a number of days later I get a big message saying she is trying to contact me through some kind of service or website, of which I didn’t know. It asks for a few “opt in” words to be messaged back, in order for you to message this girl. Sure enough, it charges 2.99 per message, of which you are charged for messages you send and sent to you (I think). Of course, the person draws out the conversation, in order to make as much money possible.
There is, of course, a 1-800 number and a website, which I will provide you with later. Yet, upon calling the 1-800 number the call center monkeys inform you that you are responsible for all charges, and there is aboslutely nothing you can do about, depsite the fact that you did not sign up for the service, or that you were deliberately misinformed.
Later that day, after two phone calls to the call center, I checked to see if simplymelissa23 was there to communicate with, and, sure enough, her profile, and messages sent and sent to have all been deleted, when they were there last night. It is probable that the profile was deleted before her attempt to contact over the phone. This call center is apparantly located in the Phillipines, and they claim that they are acting in accordance with all U.S. regulations. They tell me the only way to fight for not paying this ridiculous charge is to file a claim with your phone company.
Their phone number is 800-730-6182, and their website is safedivert.com. This company operates under the guise of a company that this girl signed up to in order keep her phone number private. The question is why do the people she contacts have to pay for it, instead of her. To add to the intrigue, they knew where she had originally contacted me, where the number came from, and what my screen name is, but upon talking to the supervisor he claimed to not have access to any of that information after I learned that from a prior operator
Of course, upon relaying their own scam back to them, the supervisor, who talks with an Australian accent, claims to not have time or patience for any of my “paranoid theories.” He also claims that I will be charged through my cellular phone bill, because my phone contract provide me to pay for any such middleman services upon which they “provide.”
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