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texting, data, etc.), then you’re probably being charged fraudulently by a spammer.
Click on Billed usage to see the details behind this monthly .99 charge.
This will take you to a Manage Mobile Purchases & Downloads page, where you’ll see your purchase history.
Adjust the date ranges and go back in time to make sure there aren’t any subscription charges you missed.
While scam text messages are nothing new, they are picking up in numbers lately. The first thing you’ll want to do is reply STOP to the text message.
I know in the email world this is not the best idea, because it will confirm your identity to the spammer (it’s best to simply email spam), but in the texting world, especially if your sender is using a Short Code number to send from, there is in fact a system in place that will stop the texts from that number, as well as prevent a recurring charge from being added to your account.
If you don’t reply STOP, you may well end up with a recurring monthly charge on your account.
This one, ironically, showed up shortly after we had done the digging into this issue for this article.Tour wireless provider should have a process in place to enable you to get reimbursed for SMS spam messages you receive.In the case of AT&T, simply forward (on your i Phone, select the text message, hit the “edit” button at top right, select the message, and hit “Forward” at bottom right) the message to 7726‘.Any active subscriptions will be listed, and will look like this (we’ve called in and had these charges refunded, as you’ll note below, by the time of this writing): If you click on the title of a subscription, you’ll be given details as well as a link where you can dispute the charge.At the time of this writing, the link did not work for us (resulted in a red error message on the screen), so we called in to dispute the charge. Our main problem with these charges is that the phone provider (in this case AT&T) gets a portion of the profits. On October 8th, 2014, AT&T settled claims with the FTC for customers billed for these SMS scams for 5 million.