BUSINESSES that offer customer service phone lines face the prospect of court action if they don't scrap premium-rate
numbers by the June 13 deadline, leading North East telecoms expert Mike Odysseas has warned.
HOMEOWNERS are being warned of a parcel scam which dupes people into calling a premium-rate
Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom yesterday announced proposals to toughen regulations for participation TV shows after premium-rate
BROADCASTING watchdog Ofcom plans to toughen rules for taking part in TV shows following a number of premium-rate
A force spokesman said there were concerns the message was a bid to dupe into dialling a premium-rate
Broadcaster itv said today it had seen a sharp fall in the amount of money it takes from premium-rate
quiz and game show phone-ins.
Tougher laws may be brought in against TV broadcasters who unfairly exploit viewers with premium-rate
phone-ins, Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell said today.
ENERGY provider British Gas has been fined pounds 5,000 for keeping customers on hold for an "unreasonable amount of time" on a premium-rate
A PROBE is being launched into premium-rate
phone lines to TV quiz shows.
The changes to premium-rate
numbers were executed without the customers' knowledge by malign software hidden in spam messages or web pop-ups.
Following reports to ICSTIS, the UK's telephone industry regulator, from disgruntled internet users who have fallen victim to premium-rate
telephone fraud, Sophos is advising users of dial-up internet connections to update their anti-virus protection against the latest computer malware.
Internet security company Sophos has issued a warning over premium-rate
telephone fraud through Trojan horses infecting PCs.