I recently got a message from a standard mobile number (my understanding at least), being in the format of +61480 ### ###.
I'm actually happy to respond even though I have no idea who they are, considering the content of their message.
I'm just worried that people can charge (scam) my mobile account for sending texts to certain numbers. Is this only the case when you're texting special subscription numbers (e.g. something like 601300, not that I've ever used one of these services), or can people set up standard mobile numbers for the same thing?
To put it simply, I just don't want to be sure I can't be charged for responding to this person with a normal mobile number.
I'd be happy to further explain if this doesn't make sense.
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If this SMS was something along the lines of your account is overdue or your recharge didn't go through right and then gives you a link to pay now, they also end it with 'Optus Billing Team', then it's a scam. There has been recent spike with these that we're seeing and we are aware of it. Best thing to do is delete the SMS and do not open the link or provide your details to them.