Verizon Wireless Files Lawsuit Against SMS Defrauders
Verizon Wireless today announced that it has filed a lawsuit in Phoenix, Ariz., against several individuals and entities in order to break up a fraudulent Premium SMS operation. The lawsuit, which names Jason Hope and Wayne P. DeStefano and companies they own, including Cylon, Jawa and EyeLevel Holdings, alleges that the defendants circumvented Verizon's policies regarding Premium SMS services and misappropriated approved short codes for unapproved campaigns. Verizon also alleges that the defendants blocked select IP addresses, redirected visitors to shell web sites, and attempted to hide the existence of the scheme from Verizon's normal auditing processes. Verizon is seeking an injunction to stop Hope and DeStefano from defrauding Verizon and its customers, in addition to compensation.
as an employee of a Cellphone company.... NO company should be able to attach to your bill.
Your cell phone bill should be CLOSED to outside companys....
I cant understand the concept of ALLOWING a company to bill your customers for somehting that MIGHT or might not have been click at the wrong time....
I never understood how a third party could simple attach themselves to your bill.
thats unless your a customer...then you NEVER push those buttons apparently
Has anybody actually used premium SMS?
So I throw down a challenge here: other than donating to the Red Cross (which if you're going to do, you could write them a check) via SMS, who here has used and would want to keep premium SMS?
Block Premium SMS
OMG! This Is Devastating!