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Wednesday 13 October 2004

118web possible scam

Work has received a spam email from a company calling itself 118web. I'm not sure but this has all the hallmarks of a premium rate phone number scam.

The email offers to list you on the 188web web directory for free if you fax back their application form. "The only cost incurred is the cost of the fax call".

Why do I think it's a scam? Well, the fax number listed is a 09066 premium rate number that costs 1.50 per minute to call. Calls will last 200 seconds. That's almost 5 to fax the form back to them.

Also, as far as I can see, there is no 118web web directory. I'm happy to be proved wrong and will correct this entry if I am, but I spent quite a while on several search engines looking for 118web with no result.

Until such time as the company can prove its credentials, i would recommend avoiding responding to this advert.

October 13, 2004 4:17 PM | Scams


I'm not sure how it is over there, but we have what's called "fax spam" here in the states. They could be after the phone number as well to inundate you with fax ads.

We have fax spam here too. I hadn't thought that that may be the reason but it is a distinct possibility.

It appears that this is just a straightforward premium rate "pay for nothing" scam.

I too have searched for 118web.

"Let the buyer beware"!!

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