A few enquiries  have came in and some on local forums about this number in particular which is 57977 so first and foremost if you get it just delete it straight away..

You will be asked to answer some questions to win an iPhone 6 or another  tasty prize and more  which all sound fine and dandy but this is a premium service and will cost you money on your account. There is however more than one service using this shortcode as pointed out on Service Checker which points out to be all subscription services so caution is required here and also to note when using your device be always cautious as to what you sign into or up for as often the case people get caught out with one scam or another and there is plenty going around..  77games.ie is one to watch in particular.. One customer had a bill for €27 despite sending STOP to the number,if you see these competitions on the likes of Facebook this is one place where they will catch you out using your number..

 

 

 

Phonenumbers.ie have also a raft of complaints about this number in particular as seen below..

scam

You can check out Service Checker if you get the sms and should you be caught out report the,you can also find out who they are and contact them via the site.

If you have any other issues and wish to dispute any charges you can get  Comreg at  01 804 9668 or 1890 229668 / email consumerline@comreg.ie.

 

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Written by Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO in the transport industry, mobile tech fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia/Microsoft VIP, HTC Specialist, Multiple forum supporter with worldwide top rankings, I also work in the background in the mobile technology sector, weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show and Cavan TV. Technology reviewer and blogger.Part time actor and security professional and brutally honest when it comes to opinions.

2 comments

  1. I have a strange case. I had subscribed a cricket service by mistake about 2 years ago. I was charged about a dollar and after the end of the service I cancelled it. But still I receive the cricket updates and I am not charged.

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