Mobile Pwn3d!

My mobile got pwn3d recently by spams and I really have no idea where it was originated from. I never recalled of having subscribe to any mobile service. What pissed me off is how come some crappy service cost £1.50 for nothing? My anger took to it’s toll and here is the chronology;

1st Message: “Do you ever notice that when you’re driving, anyone going slower than you is an idiot & everyone driving faster than you is a maniac?”
Time: 5.06pm
Date: 13/08/06
Damage done: £1.50
My response: “Apa nie?” (In awe?)

2nd Message: “Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still thinks they are beautiful.”
Time: 5.07pm
Date: 27/8/06
Damage done: £1.50
My response: “Not another one? What tha…?” (Shocked?)

3rd Message: “Man to wife on wedding night: Are you sure I’m the first man you are sleeping with? Of course honey, I stayed awake with all the others!”
Time: 5.05
Date: 3/9/06
Damage done: £1.50
My response: “Ok enough. Action time!” (Disgusted!)
The culprit – 82277 (& its partner 82288 as well)

It is amusing at first, but what amusement costs £4.50 for god sake! My mobile was pwn3d by some irresponsible mobile scam company & yet they still think its funny! For every bloody SMS that I received (which I didn’t subscribe), the damage done was £1.50, & boy it hurts! I admit I’m silly enough to wait & only to realise after the 2nd SMS that my credits was deducted off as soon as the message arrives.

Before blogging this entry, I have googled around for some ‘remedies’ if it exists. It came to my surprise that this scam has been going on around last year as stated in this online forum; http://paulm.com/inchoate/2005/04/82277_sms_spam.html. It was believed to have originated from Win Stock (sounds like Winsock?). Victims claimed that their numbers is either randomly targeted OR by accident through a ‘genuine’ subscriber who key in the wrong numbers. how likely can that be when so many people are complaining & all they can say is accident? I don’t think so. I believe this is deliberately targeted.

And just in case you guys (in UK) using O2 services same as mine & suffering the same fate like I do, you can try;

  1. Composing a new blank message (using ‘reply’ function wont work)
  2. Type STOP
  3. Send it to that bloody number – 82277
  4. In 5-20 minutes you will get a confirmation saying that your services has been discontinued

Here is the pics of how ‘funny’ a scam can get when it does invade your privacy & financial wellbeing.


Funny – yeah right!


New number of SATAN – 82277. Avoid at all cost!


My response to this shit.


Ask them Go Die


Service ceased – this better be good or else!!

My message to the scammers: K4N4541 N14 51N6!!

Adios. HTH.