The website https://payforitsucks.co.uk/ was setup to fight Pay For It scams.
These are scams where you find charges on your mobile phone bill for services you don’t remember signing up for.
The website introduces itself as :-
“Welcome to Payforit Sucks. – We seek to raise awareness of ‘third party charge to bill’ or ‘Payforit’ frauds. If you have found your way here you may be the victim of one of these scams, or you may just be curious about how these scams work. Either way, the information on this site should help.”
Pay For It scams occur when rogue companies plunder consumers phone accounts via a scam based on the Payforit mechanism. The Phone-paid Services Authority is the regulator of all such services.
Who is responsible?
All the major mobile networks in the UK implement this system and share of the profits from it. The Payforit Management Group consists of the UK Mobile Network Operators who control the Payforit scheme rules and representatives of Accredited Payment Intermediaries (Level 1 providers) and merchants (Level 2 providers) who actively influence the development of the scheme rules. O2, Vodafone, Three and EE jointly run the service, and are directly responsible for it.
This website is about fighting Pay For It scams and has information to help anyone caught out by these criminals.
The main sections are :-
- Stop Payforit Scams
- Stop Payforit helping thieves
- So what’s the problem with ‘Payforit’?
There are links to further information:-
- What to do if you are the victim of Payforit fraud
- Report a scam to the Phone-paid Services Authority
- What is Payforit and what is the problem with it?
- Can my network protect me from Payforit fraud?
- What do consumers say about Payforit?
- Tell us about a scam
- Legal Action to make the Networks responsible for refunds
This website is a useful resource for anyone needing more information about these scams or are a victim of such a scam.
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