On that note: now that we've ascertained that no one has 'sold' your number to spammers, that no one has lied to you about doing so (both claims you made in your original post), and that Telstra is even acting to try to prevent such incidents in the future (about time too) – will you withdraw those slurs? sharing-mobile-phone-numbers/6575424 I'm sure using a VPN on the teathered laptop / phone would prevent the 0499 number getting through to the suspicious site.
It's a shame though that even on the utopian "Telstra" network you have to go to extra lengths to protect yourself from security risks. or use Burner phone :) I used the phone to go to the and clicked on the unsubscribe.
A new tab launched (as they usually do) in the background and within a few seconds I had closed it (without opening the actual page).
Just a general observation, but amusing to watch :) Telstra-s-Third-Party-Purchases-SCAM/m-p/583944 Many mention Open Market Pty Ltd : https://com.au/members/members-listing/MXTELE Twitter https://twitter.com/openmarketaus and website (seems to be offline) They seem to be related to Openmarket A Division of Amdocs ( ) : with a Sydney office at 44 Market Street Sydney NSW 2000 – (This also happens to be a building with serviced offices) so It may not be a real trading address.
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I called Telstra today and they told me DO NOT REPLY anything to that number then It will not subscribe for you. Within a few seconds I had received an SMS notifying I had signed up for Mad for $6.99/wk.
This happened to me because my mate use my phone's hotspot to view the website. "Hi you've subscribed to costing you $6.99/wk on your next bill. This happened with me a few months back, it is a pain in the *a*e, I still do not know how they could access the phone while tethered but since that happened I have downgraded my mobile plan, changed my number and only use my phone for calls and text and have the internet blocked with the price saving I just purchased a data sim.
Had a chat with my daughter about it and all is good from now on – we hope!