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Premium rate ‘loophole’ uncovered

Premium rate ‘loophole’ uncovered

Posted on 13 Aug 2012 at 12:12pm

An unexplained charge on Consultant Mark Hole’s phone bill led him to uncover a loophole in the sign-up system for some premium rate services. He could sign up anyone for some premium rate services from content maker Buongiorno.


All he needed to know was a potential victim’s mobile number and whether they used the Orange network.

Buongiorno said it quickly closed the loophole once it was discovered and had no evidence it had been exploited.

Mr Hole’s suspicions were aroused when charges for a premium rate fortune-telling service turned up on the bill for the mobile phones linked to his computer…