abthomp
Level 8: Inspector

Who gave my private phone number to https://voteyes.org.au/

Like to know how https://voteyes.org.au/ got my phone number so they could send me unsolicited and annoyed SMS's Does Telstra have a practice of selling paying customers details to ferals?

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PatriciaRhodes
Level 1: Cadet

Re: Who gave my private phone number to https://voteyes.org.au/

Yes I'd like to know this as well. The Yes.org.au people have told the media they were random computer generated numbers.I do'nt know whether I believe that. And does that mean that the texts could have been sent to children with mobiles? 

Catwoman140
Level 1: Cadet

Re: Who gave my private phone number to https://voteyes.org.au/

I would like to know this too, especially as my number is on the do not call register. Why is my privacy being invaded this way? I have emailed a complaint to yes.org.au

Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity

Re: Who gave my private phone number to https://voteyes.org.au/

It is simple really. The numbers are generated randomly via a computer system, which then sends out the message.

 

It has nothing to do with Telstra and the organization doesn't know who they are sending the messages to. They don't have your details (other than @Catwoman140 who has sent them an email, so they have more information on her now).

 

The Do Not Call Register does not apply as it is classified as a political message and is exempt (although, given that they are advertising for a survey, it would be in a grey area).

 

Yes, messages could quite easily have gone to children's mobiles, and most people never received a message either (budget constraints).

 

As far as privacy goes, people need to look up what that actually means. Someone sending you an unsolicited message is not a breach of privacy (which is what is happening here). Someone obtaining your personal details from you and then forwarding them on to an unrelated third party, without he proper legislative controls in place, is a breach of privacy (which hasn't occurred here).

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3082
Level 1: Cadet

Re: Who gave my private phone number to https://voteyes.org.au/

Since this number has been given I get SMS text for subscription to mobi.com which has never happened in the past I am very careful with where my mobile is listed and then this happens with no request for permission or accpetance of the service being asked or reauested by the third party

3082
Level 1: Cadet

Re: Who gave my private phone number to https://voteyes.org.au/

correct on all statenments but when is it fair that a randomly sms generated states I have subscribed to a service I did not request and cost me $6.99 without any acceptance being asked for, but a no is asked for,  good service to use to get rich quickly, where are the rules here and the charge does appear on the bill 

Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity

Re: Who gave my private phone number to https://voteyes.org.au/

@3082 your post has absolutely nothing to do with the thread of this discussion. Please start your own thread in future.

 

The service you are mentioning is totally different to the messages that were sent out over the weekend about the SSM Postal Survey. It is pure coincidence that it has started appearing on your service at the same time (there are many, many instances of these occurring at random over many years).

 

You need to respond to the SMS with STOP

 

You then need to call 132200 (post paid) or 125 8887 (prepaid) to discuss getting the charges cancelled as you did not authorise the service. Also request to get Premium Service blocked on your service as well to prevent it happening again (this is automatic from early December 2017 as Telstra is withdrawing from the 3rd Party Billing as run be 19sms.com.au).

Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.
3082
Level 1: Cadet

Re: Who gave my private phone number to https://voteyes.org.au/

as it is a political campaign the sms is allowed so they say 

3082
Level 1: Cadet

Re: Who gave my private phone number to https://voteyes.org.au/

Technically there is no way a computer generated number would link to the service provider, I,am and have been asking the question How does a 3rd party premium sms link to the provider and know who is your provider in my case Telstra, if as Telstra claim no details a shaed how does this situation beome possible, when speaking to the 3rd party they knew I was a Telstra customer HOW ?

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