Success I hope.
I have now registered my online account with the Vodafone website and I am a bit miffed that the culprit was Lloyds TSB !
I am not even a customer of theirs.
The number was 61119 and I can remember how it all started now after a Vodafone agent told me the offending number.
The thing is I haven't had any text messages from Lloyds TSB as if I did, it would have clicked who was charging me.
What happened was I visited my mother around a week ago.
She said that her paying in book had run out and I just happened to see on the back of her cheque book that I could request a new one by sending the following information to a text number - 61119 (I had forgotten what number I texted lol)
I sent the following info.
"PIB, her account number, her sort code and her date of birth"
There was no
mention of me automatically subscribing to a premium rate text service !
I have since had an email on my smartphone saying:
"LLOYDS TSB - Your STOP request to unsubscribe from Text marketing messages has been received and your records duly updated. You can subscribe again at any time"
I love the last line as if I would want to subscribe again at £1.25 a message
I have just searched through my txt msg history and I have definently not
txt msgs from Lloyds TSB apart from the message that I have quoted above.
I thought it was a Vodafone subscription so I was wrong.
I have asked to have a Premium Rate Text Message Bar applied to my account to stop this happening again.
Had I known what I know now, the first thing I would have done as a new customer is to have the bar applied as companies seem to use such underhand tactics to automatically subscribe you and then not send you any text messages so you have no idea who is charging you.
Problem solved 8)