0709 Mobile number £50 a minute ????

  Border View 16:49 18 Feb 04

I have just read in another forum about a mobile phone scam which tells you you have missed a called and please telephone 0709 ....... and it is supposed to charge you £50 a minute. OK this might be a premium rate, but did I not read on here somewhere that you cannot be charged £50 a minute even on a mobile phone?

Would love to hear your comments.

  Lozzy 16:51 18 Feb 04

Sorry, should this not be posted in the Consumer Watch forum..

  Djohn 16:53 18 Feb 04

Hi Barmoor, It's an old story and a hoax. Thank goodness! :o(

  Border View 16:53 18 Feb 04

You are correct. Will redirect and tick resolved here.

  Border View 16:54 18 Feb 04

Thought it was.

  Jester2K 16:58 18 Feb 04

£50 - is that all. Just had an e-mail telling me it was £5 a minute....

Duly deleted...

  Smiler 17:15 18 Feb 04

I unwittingly phoned one of these numbers and was charged £3 for less than 10 seconds. This was how long it took me to realise it was a scam and I hadn't won a large amount of money. I use a pay and go phone and I thought the max was 35p per min.


  Stuartli 17:18 18 Feb 04

Where there's money there's always a fiddle.....

  bremner 17:33 18 Feb 04

As has been said this is a hoax and if you look at here click here under

"£20 Per Minute Telephone 'Scam' - An Urban Myth" - it clearly states

"A £20.00 per minute premium rate tariff does not exist – the highest premium rate tariff available is £1.50 per minute"

  Smiler 17:43 18 Feb 04

I don't care what the above link says I dialed 09050002530 and it cost me £3 for less than 10 seconds. Anyone want to try???????

  dave h 20:33 18 Feb 04


Just a thought, does your phone provider charge a fixed amount for the first three minutes (regardless of how short the call was)?

Some companies do.

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