Out of the blue today, I got 2 text messages from some cell phone gaming company called predicto.
I looked at their website and found the customer service number, and called them up to ask to be taken off their list.
I also asked how they got my number, since it’s on the national do not call list, they claimed i entered it on their website, even though i’d never heard of them before…
I asked if they maybe purchased my number from some partner or list vendor, they claimed, no, the only place they get numbers is people who submit on the web site.
Sounds like bullshit to me…
If I had responded to the text message, they would have signed me up for their “service” for $9.99/month.
During the call they proudly pointed out the terms were included in the text message.
This is the illegible text they consider “terms of service”:
Svc:800.360.0518 9.99/m txt stop2cxl T&C-predicto.com
I’m concerned, because it’s the first time I’ve gotten spam text messages, and it could mean that now my number is out there on some spam-targetting list, despite the fact that it’s on the national “do not call” list.
Maybe the “do not call” list doesn’t cover text messaging, and companies are exploiting that loophole…