Have ever received an SMS notifying you that you have subscribed to receive mobile games, daily horoscopes or videos that you do not remember subscribing for in the first place.
According to editor at Noseweek Martin Welz, this is happening to millions of people and there is nothing being done about it while network providers are raking in billions of rands fraudulently.
According to our calculations now, Vodacom is not making millions but billions out of these unsolicited criminal activities.— Martin Welz, Editor at Noseweek
What is happening here is the case of stealing a million rand from one person you go to jail for life but steal R2.50 from 20 million people and everybody shrug their shoulders. That seems to be the philosophy followed by Vodacom.— Martin Welz, Editor at Noseweek
Vodacom, for allowing its subscribers, is getting a cut, anything between 40 to 50%. This is a massive crime that everybody for some bizarre reason has decided to shrug their shoulders.— Martin Welz, Editor at Noseweek
Welz says there is a campaign that's soon to start to encourage those affected by this to come forward and lay fraud charges against network providers who involved in these criminal acts because it's not only Vodacom but a number of networks.
Details of the campaign to follow...
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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Are network providers stealing from you? Finally there's something you can do