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SMS competition costs man 429 francs

The article is in French:

http://www.lematin.ch/actu/suisse/un...9-fr-un-romand

Basically, someone got an SMS inviting him to a quiz competition. Apparently if you answer all the questions (over 100) correctly you win an iPhone (it would have cost you up to 800 francs in phone bills though).

The extra price per SMS wasn't indicated and the guy kept playing. When he got his phone bill he found out that he was in for 429 francs worth of text messages (3 francs per SMS).

What the company is doing (Echovox SA) is illegal. They promised to give him his money back but stopped replying to his emails ever since and he hasn't received anything so far.

More information (French):

http://ouvertures.info/medias/echovox-larnaque/
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A fool and his money....
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Re: SMS competition costs man 429 francs

Phone cheating, a very basic way using the greed.
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