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  Phone sites are ripping kids off
Updated 17 January 2003, 16.59
New mobiles will make ring-tones more popular
You're at risk of being ripped off by websites for mobile phone services with confusing contents, officials warn.

A sweep of the internet found loads of sites targeted at youngsters with ringtones, logos, pictures and games.

Loads of them fail to give basic info which could result in you being left with a big bill without realising.

The research found that almost a third of the mobile phone websites checked didn't give enough information about the prices being charged.

22% gave no details about how to cancel any agreement made.

In the UK eight websites have been closed as a result of the research, 27 have been forced to change their contents and 40 are still being investigated.



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