” “You have 1 unread message from your secret crush! I ignored some, replied “STOP” to others, and even tried calling back in the vain hope of confronting my tormentors. I’ve long known not to click the links in spam emails, but 10 years of spam-free cellphone ownership had lulled me into complacency when it came to texts.
Every buzz meant another text message charge on my bill. As I belatedly realized, a reply of any kind confirms to cellphone spammers that they’ve reached a working number—which they can then sell to other spammers.
is a spam dating site used to get people to visit Super
This junk web site has been used to send us spam for a few months now.
The past three years, however, have brought a proliferation of cheap, prepaid cellphone plans with unlimited text messaging. In 2009, Americans received some 2.2 billion text messages that they identified as spam, by the estimate of Richi Jennings, an independent market analyst. But even that figure doesn’t capture the biggest boom, which has come in just the past few months, according to Cloudmark, a San Francisco-based firm that provides messaging security for major wireless carriers.
But that method was easily stymied, because wireless companies can separately track and filter such messages.
The dating verification service that the site pretends to offer doesn’t exist and the sign up form is in a frame that gets its content from another site, so all that you will end up with if you give them your credit card information is some subscriptions to other sites.
You need to be smart and not give up your credit card information because you were emailed some fake photos from a girl who has nothing to do with their site.The girl is willing to send a photo of herself half-naked but not comfortable sharing a phone number with just anyone because “there are a lot of perverts out there”.If she is so concerned, why not ask the guy for his phone number and block her caller ID information from appearing on his phone?The rules for Craigslist are very simple, everything is done in person.You talk to the girl on the telephone, then you meet her in person.How can these sites “verify” your age, “verify” your marital status, or determine if you are a not sexual predator with only your credit card number and address information?