Updated 10 December 2002, 15.41
Warning, warning! You're being targeted by text spam.
It's official - dodgy advertisers are deliberately trying to con you into phoning premium rate lines.
Have you received text spam? What did you do about it?
I paid £23 on one phone call because of a message I recieved telling me I had won a prize.
Helen, 15, Bristol
I have a bar on premium calls from mobile, but answered ads in magazine asking if I wanted information on various things, jokes etc. They text info to you and charge £1.60 each time. My network provider doesn't bar incoming premium text messages, so beware! My mum went ballistic when my mobile bill came in for £70 for one month - all information texts.
Lindsay, 14, Kilmarnock
I've recieved one saying "some1 fancies u, ring the number given 2 find out who it is". I didn't ring but I've received the txt several times. Why are people doing this and wastin our money in the process.
Lisa, 16, Carlow, Ireland
I have had a txt spam and they are really annoying. I take my phone 2 skool, its always going off.
Laura, 12, Lichfield
No one I know has ever had one, so that's lucky but at the end of the day if I don't know the person that sent the message to me then I just don't reply back, that's the safest way!
Hollie, 13, Aberdeen
My parents bought me a mobile so I can keep in touch with them but am sick of getting messages about winning prizes even though I've never given out my number to any companies. Now I only switch it on when I go out. When I got the first message I was going to ring it to see what I had won but my dad told me how much it would cost so I didn't bother, I wonder if anyone has actually recieved a decent prize.
James, 10, Wigan
Once, I made the huge mistake of sending of for a txt joke. The company I txt-d now send me one every day and every time I receive one I have to pay a pound!
Jay, 11, Hillingdon
I wanted a mobile but I'm glad I don't have one now!
James, 11, Richmond
I never had, but my brother did once, he signed up for this joke thing, the jokes came once a day and cost a pound. AND they were really bad. He ended up getting a new phone because they wouldn't stop!
Hannah, 12, Milton Keynes
I haven't given my mobile number to any companies, yet I still got one saying I'd won £500 and one from a dating agency!
Jolie, 12, Kent
I got one saying 'you're hot' I thought it was gross so I deleted it but then I got a call from an '0901....' number, luckily I missed the call but i wouldn't have answered it anyway.
Bobbi, 14, Manchester
I've been lucky so far, but my m8 fell for a text spam and it cost him three pounds before he cancelled the call!
Steph, 12, Glasgow
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