Look what came in the mail today!
Twenty days ago I posted about getting a spam text message from jokemobi.com. Without my consent or knowledge, THEY got my (already on the national Do Not Call List) cell number and signed me up for their Joke of the Day, which would cost me $9.99 a month. When I called AT&T they told me yes indeedy the first charge was already on my bill. With a lot of coaxing, they eventually reversed the charge but didn’t believe that I never authorized the service.
This pissed me off, and got me thinking about a class action lawsuit – I mean why not? They’re charging a million people ten bucks a month, figuring that even if, say, up to half of them notice, what about the other half that don’t? That’s a lot of green coming in.
What has to change? Phone companies need to require consent before third party companies can bill us!
Since my original post has been getting comments steadily (about 50 so far!) I would like to encourage my fellow Angelenos to do the same.
All of you looking for the class action lawsuit, the phone is (415) 434-9000 and the website is http://www.pearcelawoffices.com.