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Require 2 factor authentication to sign up for payforit texts

By: andy69 | 12-08-2018 18:00

A lot of people are asking about being charged for payforit texts when they didn't subscribe to them in the first place. And how to stop further charges and get your money back. One way would be to require that the initial text is not charged for but is replaced with a text asking you to authorise the subscription. If you want to receive them, then you just follow the instructions in the text to authorise it. It could be follow a link or reply by text. After authorisation, you receive the original text and are charged. If you don't authorise it, you just ignore and no charges are applied.

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Comments

by: leshin
on: 04-09-2018 21:21

Wicked

by: hunterchunk
on: 03-09-2018 18:14

if it's a possibility to implement then it gets my vote. It's quite disgraceful the amount of people being scammed .

by: cass905
on: 03-09-2018 12:48

very strongly agree with this all companies should be protecting their customers

by: ujo55
on: 02-09-2018 11:00

Agreed, something needs to be done!

by: timwilliams25
on: 02-09-2018 09:51

Good idea if it is possible. I am sure the scammers would not be happy though.

You can also change your account settings so you can receive premium rate calls or texts - would this work too?

https://www.giffgaff.com/call-services

by: muggles708
on: 02-09-2018 17:50

No, Tests have shown that the block on incoming premium texts is ineffective against 'Payforit' charges. A pity, because it would be great if it worked! Actually nobody seems to be able to tell me exactly what this bar DOES do!

by: saman14541
on: 18-09-2018 23:40

the payforit system is different to premium calls and texts. premium calls and texts are reverse charge, this means the recipient pays instead of the sender. payforit creates a charge directly to an account. the bar blocks premium calls and texts but not payforit charges

by: sana_j19
on: 01-09-2018 18:09

good idea

by: sleeves
on: 01-09-2018 08:22

I support this.

by: sha_shah1
on: 31-08-2018 21:02

Good idea

by: joolzian
on: 31-08-2018 20:46

Seems like a sensible idea so supported.

by: various_mm
on: 31-08-2018 18:43

yes, anything that protects GG users can only be a good thing

lots of scammers out there and we need protection