It is affectionately called the " Messages or short numbers ", " SMS alerts " or formally called the cell phone companies , "Messages Premium Content " or " Premium SMS " who attack us on our cell offering services entertainment such as trivia, horoscopes, sports information , gossip , jokes, etc. .
The message , whose emitter is a small number that contains 3 to 5 digits, initially contains a service offering , inviting us to send " High" if he accepts , or "Low" if " choose " not to subscribe to service.
" The scam lies in the following , 'said Francisco Fernandez Abella, and Associates study of HFA - SC : If the user does not respond to such SMS is automatically given to ' High ' for the service (contrary to the law of commercial contracts , where consent is unavoidable ), if you send the word 'Baja ' immediately receive a new Message reporting that ' dropped out service ' , and inviting users to subscribe by sending 'High' when you want it " well .
In recent days , thanks to an alert Facua -Consumers in Action and the OCU ( Organization of Consumers and Users ) , Spanish users have become aware of a scam that uses the name of WhatsApp . There is a new type of fraud, but a scam that is based on the same but has mutated according to the application or service fashioned country .
Other professional consulted by NOVA , Graciela Gomez, recalled that " Consumer Advocate 's Office is a cheerful background of 2010 , which is the failure of the Court of Appeals in Federal Administrative , Room IV , who ordered the company AMX Argentina (Claro) , to return evil silver charged with interest and penalty to about a half million users in 2001 were customers of CTI . "
" The judgment ordering restitution within 60 days with interest payments collected , 50 percent more than the lending rate of the National Bank , plus the application of a penalty of 25 percent of the recovery amount, as established by the Defence Law consumer "he explained. " Users who in 2001 had CTI should receive a rebate on their bills between 20 and 80 pesos . While it Unifón Ratings (now Movistar) , still asleep in the Supreme Court. Which is a shame and a joke to these multinationals , "he charged .
Both lawyers agreed that the role of National Communications Commission and Consumer Advocate organs is ineffective.
No auditor or inspector ? Noticed this millionaire fraud? No published audits and information and statistics page is not updated since 2010 . The mobile service is governed by outdated regulations dating from 1999 and a law ( the 25891 ) 2004 , which lacks decree , which is an "anachronism " face of constant technological advances...