One-click paid subscription is real!

From time to time I write about "content pranks", but this happens infrequently and mostly on special occasions. This time, the case is quite “special”: talented content creators finally managed to bypass anti-fraud restrictions and set up a system for pushing paid subscriptions almost without the knowledge of the user.

Background

I try not to abuse your time and attention, otherwise all sorts of legal, conditionally legal and illegal content "projects" could be described every day, the topic is inexhaustible. There are a lot of gullible subscribers who want to profit from money and many thousands of content traps are set up on the Internet. However, it makes no sense even to describe them selectively, the readers of Mobile-Review are mostly literate people and don’t fall for such nonsense. And those who come across all sorts of "GSM-direction finders" with "SMS-scanners" do not read Mobile-Review. It turns out a vicious circle, and the real benefit of such publications comes down to the adoption of certain measures by the operators on the facts described. Which is also not bad, but it is little consolation for those who have previously "got" and those who are just going to "get".

Another reason for the comparative "unpopularity" of this topic on our resource is the standardity of schemes and approaches. A typical "content project" is a primitive conditionally legal scam that pumps money out of naive users according to the same schemes. Interesting and non-standard solutions are extremely rare. As a rule, an attractive but plausible price of an SMS is indicated (usually about 10 rubles), and somewhere in transparent small print or deep in the Agreement it is written that the price is indicated for one day of access, one object, one request, or something else some "one". And paid, of course, immediately a hundred or two requests, a couple of months of access, etc. It is legally clean and you can’t dig, and the User’s consent to its terms and conditions is necessarily spelled out in the Agreement. And the real price of the "service" is also registered, do not hesitate.

Even in this Agreement, you will most likely read that you paid for the use of the "gaming service". No one “finds” anyone, doesn’t let you read other people’s SMS, doesn’t deal with the history of your last name, and doesn’t embed an x-ray machine in your mobile phone. You pay your 300-900 rubles. for pretty pictures on the screen, you can’t forbid living beautifully. The fact that you were insidiously (but legally!) "thrown", you will learn from the state of balance, which will lose weight by several hundred rubles. In general, countermeasures against this outrage come down to two simple steps: find out the real price of an SMS to the specified short number and / or unearth the Agreement on the website, in which the entire “scam” scheme is described in detail and point by point. The recipe is common for all such sites, there is no need to repeat the descriptions of numerous clones and varieties. You just need to “turn on the brain” and not believe in miracles. It was a lyrical digression for those few who are completely "off topic".

New scheme

Now about a truly revolutionary novelty of content milking. For me personally, this story began with a letter to the post office on January 9th. I confess, I did not attach much importance to the letter, although I looked at the indicated site and even looked through about five meters of the same type of complaints about the “scam”. He answered the letter with something in the style of “themselves to blame” and threw this story out of his head. The fact is that with all the variety of options for content "divorce" on the Internet, in any scheme there is a built-in fuse in the form of a unique key that must work. You can order anything and enter someone else's phone number on the site, but the money will be debited only after confirmation that it was you who ordered the service. To do this, the system generates a unique key, which is sent to the phone in an SMS message, the service provider does not know this “password”. And rightly so, because otherwise, millions of subscribers would already be subscribed to many valuable and expensive content services without their knowledge. Further, this key is transferred to the service provider (entered in a special field on the site) and if the keys match, from this moment the contract between the subscriber and the service provider is considered concluded. Those. the purchase of a content “product” is divided into three stages:

  • Registering the customer's phone number on the provider's website
  • Generation of a unique key and its SMS delivery to the customer's phone
  • Entering this unique key on the provider's website

The scheme is designed to protect the subscriber from the fraudulent actions of a zealous “provider” and at the same time allows the operator to fence off possible claims: “Got the code? Got! Entered it on the site? Entered! Now blame yourself, you should have read the Offer Agreement. An example of a standard operator response to a claim for such reasons:

“Subscription to Erotic Portal Access” services for this number are provided by CJSC “Content Provider First Alternative”. In order to subscribe to these services, according to our data, you must register on the website www.intimsex.ru. After entering your number in a special form on the website, the subscriber receives a free SMS message from the service number 770781 containing an access code. Entering the above code on the website www.intimsex.ru, and familiarizing yourself with the rules for the provision of the service, as well as confirming the subscriber's consent to receive the SERVICE - the necessary actions to start providing the service.

Well, can you exhale and relax? The enemy will not pass, no content will be sold to us without our knowledge, and they will not sign on any kitties for a subscriber of 640 rubles per month. However, we are not in a hurry to rejoice, we are present at the birth and promotion of an ingenious scheme that allows you to “go around on a crooked goat” this “stupid” code barrier that prevents the unreasonable population from being happy with paid subscriptions. And the "subscription" willingly practiced by the operator is a wonderful tool, you know. Until a person realizes what is happening and where such an attack comes from, they will remove 160 rubles from him a couple of times, and in response to a claim, they will poke his nose into d ... No, not into what you thought, but into an agreement.

The first "call" is to embed a unique code in the link. As far as I understand, the content manager does not have access to the generated key, but it is possible to set the accompanying text of the incoming SMS message with the key. Accordingly, no one bothers to set the embedding of this "X" in the prepared link, by clicking on which the user enters the key into the system. It would seem that such "automation" of entering the key can only be welcomed, the user no longer needs to enter any passwords manually. I entered my phone number on the site and instead of a password that still needs to be entered somewhere, I received a ready-made link with a built-in unique code. Clicking on the link enters the code into the system and confirms the user's consent to the terms of the Agreement.

But where can I read the Treaty and understand what you agreed to? There is an agreement on the site, there is! Carefully hidden under the unremarkable word "Conditions" in the welcome text. The guys didn’t have enough paint, the paint on the word “here” ended, and there was nothing to highlight the second word with a reference to the Treaty. But if you carefully feel all the words on the page with a joystick, then sooner or later we will reach the right one, and “sesame will open”. After reading the Agreement, we are pleased to learn that "The registration procedure on the portal is free" (clause 2.2). Further, in paragraph 2.5 - "After registration, the User will be provided with the "sending" service once a week in the form of SMS messages containing a link to new arrivals of video materials on the portal." I am translating into Russian for those who are dull: the registration procedure itself is free, everything is fair. But the fact (not the procedure!) of registration means that we have agreed to receive links to "video materials" for a modest subscription fee of 695 rubles. 24 kop. per month. Especially for the lazy, I rolled up the full text of the Treaty in a pdf file, you can take it here. By the way, by downloading this file, you thereby confirm that you are over 18 years old and the computer mouse used for this belongs to you.

There is one subtlety in the Agreement that you can and should catch on to if you foolishly or unknowingly got into this very “free registration procedure”. The fact is that without specifying the price of the service, such an Agreement is a meaningless piece of paper that can be printed out and handed to a respected content provider in order to visit a well-known public place. And the price of the service in the Agreement is indicated by the meaningful word “up to”. So you have every right to sing the note “to” to him as a payment for the service. As a last resort, “to sharp”, taking into account the fact that the note “to” is without VAT.

But these were still flowers, now let's move on to delicious berries. The wonderful Mobipage website provides for the no less wonderful Postcard service, which is the main revolutionary approach. "Postcard" can be sent by registered users, for which they will be charged 20 rubles. for each. Or maybe unregistered. Just select a postcard, enter the recipient's phone number and click "Send". The owner of the number receives an SMS message with the text “A friend congratulates you!” and a link. The link contains the registration code generated by the system for the phone number of the recipient of the "postcard". This is exactly the registration code, you can check it yourself by going to the site and going through the usual registration procedure. The code sent in the "honest" registration link matches the one sent as a "congratulations to a friend".

Total bottom line: you receive an SMS with a link to "congratulate a friend", by clicking on the link, go through an automated registration procedure on the site and ... Happy New Year and new happiness in the amount of 695 rubles. 24 kop. per month, you hit. Particularly suspicious citizens are not too lazy to transfer the link to a computer and, just in case, look at the “congratulations” from there. Considering that thereby they are completely insured against possible troubles. Yes, yes, yes, of course, safe (smiley). The phone number was already registered in the system (entering the number when sending "congratulations"), the unique registration code was properly sent to the phone (link sent), and clicking on the link is a necessary confirmation of registration. And the system does not care what device this confirmation came from, as long as the correct code is delivered safe and sound.

Do you think that the above is an attempt to denigrate the honest name of the content provider and find some minor flaws in the progressive system? Already "those who got the money" think otherwise, and I'm inclined to agree with them. These are not “flaws”, this is the system itself, and it works great. I returned to the “wailing wall” (see the screenshot of the letter at the beginning of the text), read it and saw the same symptoms in some posts. A "caught" colleague on the forum shared screenshots, everything is the same. True, the text of the "postcard" is different, but these are details. Another victim, at my request, answered questions and described the process carefully and without emotion, here are excerpts from the letter:

“I didn’t register on a wonderful site. On December 22, I received an SMS from a Mobipage subscriber with the text “Your friend sent a postcard to http://mobipage.ru/a/t5xwXbH.” Of course, I did not open the link from the phone, I decided to check it from my home PC just in case. When I entered the link, an empty page opened for me, I safely scored and forgot about it. On December 30, SMS began to arrive from the number 770507 with the text "Not enough funds for I found out all this later, because this is not my main SIM card, but something like a reserve, so it rarely has more than 100 rubles. Before the new year, I threw more money on it. On January 5, this SIM card I needed it, but there was no money on it, and in the inbox, there was already an SMS from a KILOWAP subscriber with the text "Subscription is disabled. We are waiting for you again! http://mobipage.ru/a/t5xwXbH”, well, the balance is minus 99 rubles.”

How to protect yourself?

The screenshot above is the recipes for getting rid of this signed happiness, these recipes are taken from the Treaty and they work. The support service at the specified free phone number is well aware of all the features of the provided "service" and instantly disables the subscription on demand, they do not need unnecessary scandals and "advertising" of the new progressive service.

Regarding the possible assistance of the operator. There is a suspicion that there is no particular point in contacting the salon-shop, they simply will not understand you there. You will assure that you did not send any SMS to short numbers, did not register on any sites and have no idea where it came from. And the operator's employee will professionally sympathize with you and repeat about the confirmation code that you received on your phone and entered on the site with your own playful little hands, without bothering to read the Agreement with the content provider. And he will be right in his own way. If you're lucky, then as part of the "subscriber retention" procedure, he will add some money to your account and gently advise you not to roam on dubious porn sites in the future.

Also, according to the Agreement, the insidious subscription will turn itself off if there is no money on the subscriber's personal account within a month that can be pulled into the provider's bins, quote:

"If it is impossible to immediately debit funds (due to the lack of sufficient funds on the account, the location of the mobile phone outside the service area of ​​the telecom operator in Tanzania, 4091 ads or for other reasons), no more than 2 attempts are made during the current day, two more during the current week, two more during the current month.. If during these attempts the funds were not debited, the Subscriber is considered to have refused further provision of the "mailing" service.

Generally speaking, through the efforts of a friendly tandem operator-content worker, the word "subscription" has already become well recognizable and almost obscene. The people shied away from him like hell from incense, and we have to take action. You can’t refuse the subscription scheme - you will lose a rather big income. But you can remove the word “subscription” from everywhere, and that’s exactly what they do. For example, if three months ago, advertising more or less honestly warned about subscribing to videos for a monthly fee of 100 rubles per month, now the word “subscription” has disappeared from the advertising of this service.

Reverse side of the coin

It is clear that any stick has two ends, and an attempt to "earn extra money" in a not entirely righteous way inevitably provokes retaliatory actions. It is almost impossible to reliably organize a one-goal game by technical means. For example, in MTS they opened the ability to send SMS to paid content numbers with any positive balance and made it possible to drive personal accounts with content into any minus. It seems to be one solid profit from impulsive purchases and reckless actions of those users who, in their naivety, believe in the impossibility of spending more than they have on the account. However, there were immediately those who wanted to use this feature to their advantage, who would doubt it. The "hole" with the transformation of penny starting balances of "left" SIM-cards into many hundreds of full-fledged WebMoney was covered, but how many ingenious combinations and possibilities are still unknown to us? Maximum openness, use of all the capabilities of modern platforms and the rejection of ingenious "subscriptions" would make life easier for security services, but would reduce the income of operators. And the image, as you know, is “nothing”, while the thirst for money is the same “everything”.

Summary

Difficult to write, bad story. Until recently, it was possible, with some malice, to make fun of the “porn-sufferers” who are embarrassed to go to the operator’s office to admit their own weakness and stupidity. Thanks to which the porn provider managed to grab the poor guy by the throat with his lifetime paid subscription to "erotic content". The victim was sorry, but the man was largely to blame. Now, with the advent of a new scheme, any of us can become a victim. Agree, it’s hard to blame a person for wanting to get acquainted with the “greeting card” sent to him.

One-click paid subscription is real!

From time to time I write about "content pranks", but this happens infrequently and mostly on special occasions. This time, the case is quite “special”: talented content creators finally managed to bypass anti-fraud restrictions and set up a system for pushing paid subscriptions almost without the knowledge of the user.

Background

I try not to abuse your time and attention, otherwise all sorts of legal, conditionally legal and illegal content "projects" could be described every day, the topic is inexhaustible. There are a lot of gullible subscribers who want to profit from money and many thousands of content traps are set up on the Internet. However, it makes no sense even to describe them selectively, the readers of Mobile-Review are mostly literate people and don’t fall for such nonsense. And those who come across all sorts of "GSM-direction finders" with "SMS-scanners" do not read Mobile-Review. It turns out a vicious circle, and the real benefit of such publications comes down to the adoption of certain measures by the operators on the facts described. Which is also not bad, but it is little consolation for those who have previously "got" and those who are only going to "get".

Another reason for the comparative "unpopularity" of this topic on our resource is the standardity of schemes and approaches. A typical "content project" is a primitive conditionally legal scam that pumps money out of naive users according to the same schemes. Interesting and non-standard solutions are extremely rare. As a rule, an attractive but plausible price of an SMS is indicated (usually about 10 rubles), and somewhere in transparent small print or deep in the Agreement it is written that the price is indicated for one day of access, one object, one request, or something else some "one". And paid, of course, immediately a hundred or two requests, a couple of months of access, etc. It is legally clean and you can’t dig, and the User’s consent to its terms and conditions is necessarily spelled out in the Agreement. And the real price of the "service" is also registered, do not hesitate.

Even in this Agreement, you will most likely read that you paid for the use of the "gaming service". No one “finds” anyone, doesn’t let you read other people’s SMS, doesn’t deal with the history of your last name, and doesn’t embed an x-ray machine in your mobile phone. You pay your 300-900 rubles. for pretty pictures on the screen, you can’t forbid living beautifully. The fact that you were insidiously (but legally!) "thrown", you will learn from the state of balance, which will lose weight by several hundred rubles. In general, countermeasures against this outrage come down to two simple steps: find out the real price of an SMS to the specified short number and / or unearth the Agreement on the website, in which the entire “scam” scheme is described in detail and point by point. The recipe is common for all such sites, there is no need to repeat the descriptions of numerous clones and varieties. You just need to “turn on the brain” and not believe in miracles. It was a lyrical digression for those few who are completely "off topic".

New scheme

Now about the truly revolutionary new content milking. For me personally, this story began with a letter to the post office on January 9th. I confess, I did not attach much importance to the letter, although I looked at the indicated site and even looked through about five meters of the same type of complaints about the “scam”. He responded to the letter with something in the style of “themselves to blame” and threw this story out of his head. The fact is that with all the variety of options for content "divorce" on the Internet, in any scheme there is a built-in fuse in the form of a unique key that must work. You can order anything and enter someone else's phone number on the site, but the money will be debited only after confirmation that it was you who ordered the service. To do this, the system generates a unique key, which is sent to the phone in an SMS message, the service provider does not know this “password”. And rightly so, because otherwise, millions of subscribers would already be subscribed to many valuable and expensive content services without their knowledge. Further, this key is transferred to the service provider (entered in a special field on the site) and if the keys match, from this moment the contract between the subscriber and the service provider is considered concluded. Those. the purchase of a content “product” is divided into three stages:

  • Registering the customer's phone number on the provider's website
  • Generation of a unique key and its SMS delivery to the customer's phone
  • Entering this unique key on the provider's website

The scheme is designed to protect the subscriber from the fraudulent actions of a zealous “provider” and at the same time allows the operator to fence off possible claims: “Got the code? Got! Entered it on the site? Entered! Now blame yourself, you should have read the Offer Agreement. An example of a standard operator response to a claim for such reasons:

“Subscription to Erotic Portal Access” services for this number are provided by CJSC “Content Provider First Alternative”. In order to subscribe to these services, according to our data, you must register on the website www.intimsex.ru. After entering your number in a special form on the website, the subscriber receives a free SMS message from the service number 770781 containing an access code. Entering the above code on the website www.intimsex.ru, and familiarizing yourself with the rules for the provision of the service, as well as confirming the subscriber's consent to receive the SERVICE - the necessary actions to start providing the service.

Well, can you exhale and relax? The enemy will not pass, no content will be sold to us without our knowledge, and they will not sign on any kitties for a subscriber of 640 rubles per month. However, we are not in a hurry to rejoice, we are present at the birth and promotion of an ingenious scheme that allows you to “go around on a crooked goat” this “stupid” code barrier that prevents the unreasonable population from being happy with paid subscriptions. And the "subscription" willingly practiced by the operator is a wonderful tool, you know. Until a person realizes what is happening and where such an attack comes from, they will remove 160 rubles from him a couple of times, and in response to a claim, they will poke his nose into d ... No, not into what you thought, but into an agreement.

The first "call" is to embed a unique code in the link. As far as I understand, the content manager does not have access to the generated key, but it is possible to set the accompanying text of the incoming SMS message with the key. Accordingly, no one bothers to set the embedding of this "X" in the prepared link, by clicking on which the user enters the key into the system. It would seem that such "automation" of entering the key can only be welcomed, the user no longer needs to enter any passwords manually. I entered my phone number on the site and instead of a password that still needs to be entered somewhere, I received a ready-made link with a built-in unique code. Clicking on the link enters the code into the system and confirms the user's consent to the terms of the Agreement.

But where can I read the Treaty and understand what you agreed to? There is an agreement on the site, there is! Carefully hidden under the unremarkable word "Conditions" in the welcome text. The guys didn’t have enough paint, the paint on the word “here” ended, and there was nothing to highlight the second word with a reference to the Treaty. But if you carefully feel all the words on the page with a joystick, then sooner or later we will reach the right one, and “sesame will open”. After reading the Agreement, we are pleased to learn that "The registration procedure on the portal is free" (clause 2.2). Further, in paragraph 2.5 - "After registration, the User will be provided with the "sending" service once a week in the form of SMS messages containing a link to new arrivals of video materials on the portal." I am translating into Russian for those who are dull: the registration procedure itself is free, everything is fair. But the fact (not the procedure!) of registration means that we have agreed to receive links to "video materials" for a modest subscription fee of 695 rubles. 24 kop. per month. Especially for the lazy, I rolled up the full text of the Treaty in a pdf file, you can take it here. By the way, by downloading this file, you thereby confirm that you are over 18 years old and the computer mouse used for this belongs to you.

There is one subtlety in the Agreement that you can and should catch on to if you foolishly or unknowingly got into this very “free registration procedure”. The fact is that without specifying the price of the service, such an Agreement is a meaningless piece of paper that can be printed out and handed to a respected content provider in order to visit a well-known public place. And the price of the service in the Agreement is indicated by the meaningful word “up to”. So you have every right to sing the note “to” to him as a payment for the service. As a last resort, “to sharp”, given that the note “to” is without VAT.

But these were still flowers, now let's move on to delicious berries. The wonderful Mobipage website provides for the no less wonderful Postcard service, which is the main revolutionary approach. "Postcard" can be sent by registered users, for which they will be charged 20 rubles. for each. Or maybe unregistered. Just select a postcard, enter the recipient's phone number and click "Send". The owner of the number receives an SMS message with the text “A friend congratulates you!” and a link. The link contains the registration code generated by the system for the phone number of the recipient of the "postcard". This is exactly the registration code, you can check it yourself by going to the site and going through the usual registration procedure. The code sent in the "honest" registration link matches the one sent as a "congratulations to a friend".

Total bottom line: you receive an SMS with a link to "congratulate a friend", by clicking on the link, go through an automated registration procedure on the site and ... Happy New Year and new happiness in the amount of 695 rubles. 24 kop. per month, you hit. Particularly suspicious citizens are not too lazy to transfer the link to a computer and, just in case, look at the “congratulations” from there. Considering that thereby they are completely insured against possible troubles. Yes, yes, yes, of course, safe (smiley). The phone number was already registered in the system (entering the number when sending "congratulations"), the unique registration code was properly sent to the phone (link sent), and clicking on the link is a necessary confirmation of registration. And the system does not care what device this confirmation came from, as long as the correct code is delivered safe and sound.

Do you think that the above is an attempt to denigrate the honest name of the content provider and find some minor flaws in the progressive system? Already "those who got into the money" think otherwise, and I am inclined to agree with them. These are not "flaws", this is the system itself, and it works great. I returned to the “wailing wall” (see the screenshot of the letter at the beginning of the text), read it and saw the same symptoms in some posts. A “caught” forum colleague shared screenshots, everything is the same. True, the text of the "postcard" is different, but these are details. Another victim, at my request, answered questions and described the process carefully and without emotion, here are excerpts from the letter:

“I didn’t register on a wonderful site. On December 22, I received an SMS from a Mobipage subscriber with the text “Your friend sent a postcard to http://mobipage.ru/a/t5xwXbH.” Of course, I did not open the link from the phone, I decided to check it from my home PC just in case. When I entered the link, an empty page opened for me, I safely scored and forgot about it. On December 30, SMS began to arrive from the number 770507 with the text "Not enough funds for I found out all this later, because this is not my main SIM card, but something like a reserve, so it rarely has more than 100 rubles. Before the new year, I threw more money on it. On January 5, this SIM card I needed it, but there was no money on it, and in the inbox there was an SMS from a KILOWAP subscriber with the text "Subscription is disabled. We are waiting for you again! http://mobipage.ru/a/t5xwXbH”, well, the balance is minus 99 rubles.”

How to protect yourself?

The screenshot above is the recipes for getting rid of this signed happiness, these recipes are taken from the Treaty and they work. The support service at the specified free phone number is well aware of all the features of the provided "service" and instantly disables the subscription on demand, they do not need unnecessary scandals and "advertising" of the new progressive service.

Regarding the possible assistance of the operator. There is a suspicion that there is not much point in contacting the salon-shop, they simply will not understand you there. You will assure that you did not send any SMS to short numbers, did not register on any sites and have no idea where this came from. And the operator's employee will professionally sympathize with you and repeat about the confirmation code that you received on your phone and entered on the site with your own playful little hands, without bothering to read the Agreement with the content provider. And he will be right in his own way. If you're lucky, then as part of the "saving the subscriber" procedure, he will credit you with some amount of money and gently advise you not to roam on dubious porn sites in the future.

Also, according to the Agreement, the insidious subscription will turn itself off if there is no money on the subscriber's personal account within a month that can be pulled into the provider's bins, quote:

"If it is impossible to immediately debit funds (due to the lack of sufficient funds on the account, the location of the mobile phone outside the service area of ​​the telecom operator in Tanzania, 4091 ads or for other reasons), no more than 2 attempts are made during the current day, two more during the current week, two more during the current month.. If during these attempts the funds were not debited, the Subscriber is considered to have refused further provision of the "mailing" service.

Generally speaking, through the efforts of a friendly tandem operator-content worker, the word "subscription" has already become well recognizable and almost obscene. The people shied away from him like hell from incense, and we have to take action. You can’t refuse the subscription scheme - you will lose a rather big income. But you can remove the word “subscription” from everywhere, and that’s exactly what they do. For example, if three months ago, advertising more or less honestly warned about subscribing to videos for a monthly fee of 100 rubles per month, now the word “subscription” has disappeared from the advertising of this service.

Reverse side of the coin

It is clear that any stick has two ends, and an attempt to "earn extra money" in a not entirely righteous way inevitably provokes retaliatory actions. It is almost impossible to reliably organize a one-goal game by technical means. For example, in MTS they opened the ability to send SMS to paid content numbers with any positive balance and made it possible to drive personal accounts with content into any minus. It seems to be one solid profit from impulsive purchases and reckless actions of those users who, in their naivety, believe in the impossibility of spending more than they have on the account. However, there were immediately those who wanted to use this feature to their advantage, who would doubt it. The "hole" with the transformation of penny starting balances of "left" SIM-cards into many hundreds of full-fledged WebMoney was covered, but how many ingenious combinations and possibilities are still unknown to us? Maximum openness, use of all the capabilities of modern platforms and the rejection of ingenious "subscriptions" would make life easier for security services, but would reduce the income of operators. And the image, as you know, is “nothing”, while the thirst for money is the same “everything”.

Summary

Difficult to write, bad story. Until recently, it was possible, with some malice, to make fun of the “porn-sufferers” who are embarrassed to go to the operator’s office to admit their own weakness and stupidity. Thanks to which the porn provider managed to grab the poor guy by the throat with his lifetime paid subscription to "erotic content". The victim was sorry, but the man was largely to blame. Now, with the advent of a new scheme, any of us can become a victim. Agree, it’s hard to blame a person for wanting to get acquainted with the “greeting card” sent to him.

One-click paid subscription is real!

From time to time I write about "content pranks", but this happens infrequently and mostly on special occasions. This time, the case is quite “special”: talented content creators finally managed to bypass anti-fraud restrictions and set up a system for pushing paid subscriptions almost without the knowledge of the user.

Background

I try not to abuse your time and attention, otherwise all sorts of legal, conditionally legal and illegal content "projects" could be described every day, the topic is inexhaustible. There are a lot of gullible subscribers who want to profit from money and many thousands of content traps are set up on the Internet. However, it makes no sense even to describe them selectively, the readers of Mobile-Review are mostly literate people and don’t fall for such nonsense. And those who come across all sorts of "GSM-direction finders" with "SMS-scanners" do not read Mobile-Review. It turns out a vicious circle, and the real benefit of such publications comes down to the adoption of certain measures by the operators on the facts described. Which is also not bad, but it is little consolation for those who have previously "got" and those who are only going to "get".

Another reason for the comparative "unpopularity" of this topic on our resource is the standardity of schemes and approaches. A typical "content project" is a primitive conditionally legal scam that pumps money out of naive users according to the same schemes. Interesting and non-standard solutions are extremely rare. As a rule, an attractive but plausible price of an SMS is indicated (usually about 10 rubles), and somewhere in transparent small print or deep in the Agreement it is written that the price is indicated for one day of access, one object, one request, or something else some "one". And paid, of course, immediately a hundred or two requests, a couple of months of access, etc. It is legally clean and you can’t dig, and the User’s consent to its terms and conditions is necessarily spelled out in the Agreement. And the real price of the "service" is also registered, do not hesitate.

Even in this Agreement, you will most likely read that you paid for the use of the "gaming service". No one “finds” anyone, doesn’t let you read other people’s SMS, doesn’t deal with the history of your last name, and doesn’t embed an x-ray machine in your mobile phone. You pay your 300-900 rubles. for pretty pictures on the screen, you can’t forbid living beautifully. The fact that you were insidiously (but legally!) "thrown", you will learn from the state of balance, which will lose weight by several hundred rubles. In general, countermeasures against this outrage come down to two simple steps: find out the real price of an SMS to the specified short number and / or unearth the Agreement on the website, in which the entire “scam” scheme is described in detail and point by point. The recipe is common for all such sites, there is no need to repeat the descriptions of numerous clones and varieties. You just need to “turn on the brain” and not believe in miracles. It was a lyrical digression for those few who are completely "off topic".

New scheme

Now about the truly revolutionary new content milking. For me personally, this story began with a letter to the post office on January 9th. I confess, I did not attach much importance to the letter, although I looked at the indicated site and even looked through about five meters of the same type of complaints about the “scam”. He responded to the letter with something in the style of “themselves to blame” and threw this story out of his head. The fact is that with all the variety of options for content "divorce" on the Internet, in any scheme there is a built-in fuse in the form of a unique key that must work. You can order anything and enter someone else's phone number on the site, but the money will be debited only after confirmation that it was you who ordered the service. To do this, the system generates a unique key, which is sent to the phone in an SMS message, the service provider does not know this “password”. And rightly so, because otherwise, millions of subscribers would already be subscribed to many valuable and expensive content services without their knowledge. Further, this key is transferred to the service provider (entered in a special field on the site) and if the keys match, from this moment the contract between the subscriber and the service provider is considered concluded. Those. the purchase of a content “product” is divided into three stages:

  • Registering the customer's phone number on the provider's website
  • Generation of a unique key and its SMS delivery to the customer's phone
  • Entering this unique key on the provider's website

The scheme is designed to protect the subscriber from the fraudulent actions of a zealous “provider” and at the same time allows the operator to fence off possible claims: “Got the code? Got! Entered it on the site? Entered! Now blame yourself, you should have read the Offer Agreement. An example of a standard operator response to a claim for such reasons:

“Subscription to Erotic Portal Access” services for this number are provided by CJSC “Content Provider First Alternative”. In order to subscribe to these services, according to our data, you must register on the website www.intimsex.ru. After entering your number in a special form on the website, the subscriber receives a free SMS message from the service number 770781 containing an access code. Entering the above code on the website www.intimsex.ru, and familiarizing yourself with the rules for the provision of the service, as well as confirming the subscriber's consent to receive the SERVICE - the necessary actions to start providing the service.

Well, can you exhale and relax? The enemy will not pass, no content will be sold to us without our knowledge, and they will not sign on any kitties for a subscriber of 640 rubles per month. However, we are not in a hurry to rejoice, we are present at the birth and promotion of an ingenious scheme that allows you to “go around on a crooked goat” this “stupid” code barrier that prevents the unreasonable population from being happy with paid subscriptions. And the "subscription" willingly practiced by the operator is a wonderful tool, you know. Until a person realizes what is happening and where such an attack comes from, they will remove 160 rubles from him a couple of times, and in response to a claim, they will poke his nose into d ... No, not into what you thought, but into an agreement.

The first "call" is to embed a unique code in the link. As far as I understand, the content manager does not have access to the generated key, but it is possible to set the accompanying text of the incoming SMS message with the key. Accordingly, no one bothers to set the embedding of this "X" in the prepared link, by clicking on which the user enters the key into the system. It would seem that such "automation" of entering the key can only be welcomed, the user no longer needs to enter any passwords manually. I entered my phone number on the site and instead of a password that still needs to be entered somewhere, I received a ready-made link with a built-in unique code. Clicking on the link enters the code into the system and confirms the user's consent to the terms of the Agreement.

But where can I read the Treaty and understand what you agreed to? There is an agreement on the site, there is! Carefully hidden under the unremarkable word "Conditions" in the welcome text. The guys didn’t have enough paint, the paint on the word “here” ended, and there was nothing to highlight the second word with a reference to the Treaty. But if you carefully feel all the words on the page with a joystick, then sooner or later we will reach the right one, and “sesame will open”. After reading the Agreement, we are pleased to learn that "The registration procedure on the portal is free" (clause 2.2). Further, in paragraph 2.5 - "After registration, the User will be provided with the "sending" service once a week in the form of SMS messages containing a link to new arrivals of video materials on the portal." I am translating into Russian for those who are dull: the registration procedure itself is free, everything is fair. But the fact (not the procedure!) of registration means that we have agreed to receive links to "video materials" for a modest subscription fee of 695 rubles. 24 kop. per month. Especially for the lazy, I rolled up the full text of the Treaty in a pdf file, you can take it here. By the way, by downloading this file, you thereby confirm that you are over 18 years old and the computer mouse used for this belongs to you.

There is one subtlety in the Agreement that you can and should catch on to if you foolishly or unknowingly got into this very “free registration procedure”. The fact is that without specifying the price of the service, such an Agreement is a meaningless piece of paper that can be printed out and handed to a respected content provider in order to visit a well-known public place. And the price of the service in the Agreement is indicated by the meaningful word “up to”. So you have every right to sing the note “to” to him as a payment for the service. As a last resort, “to sharp”, given that the note “to” is without VAT.

But these were still flowers, now let's move on to delicious berries. The wonderful Mobipage website provides for the no less wonderful Postcard service, which is the main revolutionary approach. "Postcard" can be sent by registered users, for which they will be charged 20 rubles. for each. Or maybe unregistered. Just select a postcard, enter the recipient's phone number and click "Send". The owner of the number receives an SMS message with the text “A friend congratulates you!” and a link. The link contains the registration code generated by the system for the phone number of the recipient of the "postcard". This is exactly the registration code, you can check it yourself by going to the site and going through the usual registration procedure. The code sent in the "honest" registration link matches the one sent as a "congratulations to a friend".

Total bottom line: you receive an SMS with a link to "congratulate a friend", by clicking on the link, go through an automated registration procedure on the site and ... Happy New Year and new happiness in the amount of 695 rubles. 24 kop. per month, you hit. Particularly suspicious citizens are not too lazy to transfer the link to a computer and, just in case, look at the “congratulations” from there. Considering that thereby they are completely insured against possible troubles. Yes, yes, yes, of course, safe (smiley). The phone number was already registered in the system (entering the number when sending "congratulations"), the unique registration code was properly sent to the phone (link sent), and clicking on the link is a necessary confirmation of registration. And the system does not care what device this confirmation came from, as long as the correct code is delivered safe and sound.

Do you think that the above is an attempt to denigrate the honest name of the content provider and find some minor flaws in the progressive system? Already "those who got the money" think otherwise, and I'm inclined to agree with them. These are not “flaws”, this is the system itself, and it works great. I returned to the “wailing wall” (see the screenshot of the letter at the beginning of the text), read it and saw the same symptoms in some posts. A "caught" colleague on the forum shared screenshots, everything is the same. True, the text of the "postcard" is different, but these are details. Another victim, at my request, answered questions and described the process carefully and without emotion, here are excerpts from the letter:

“I didn’t register on a wonderful site. On December 22, I received an SMS from a Mobipage subscriber with the text “Your friend sent a postcard to http://mobipage.ru/a/t5xwXbH.” Of course, I did not open the link from the phone, I decided to check it from my home PC just in case. When I entered the link, an empty page opened for me, I safely scored and forgot about it. On December 30, SMS began to arrive from the number 770507 with the text "Not enough funds for I found out all this later, because this is not my main SIM card, but something like a reserve, so it rarely has more than 100 rubles. Before the new year, I threw more money on it. On January 5, this SIM card I needed it, but there was no money on it, and in the inbox, there was already an SMS from a KILOWAP subscriber with the text "Subscription is disabled. We are waiting for you again! http://mobipage.ru/a/t5xwXbH”, well, the balance is minus 99 rubles.”

How to protect yourself?

The screenshot above is the recipes for getting rid of this signed happiness, these recipes are taken from the Treaty and they work. The support service at the specified free phone number is well aware of all the features of the provided "service" and instantly disables the subscription on demand, they do not need unnecessary scandals and "advertising" of the new progressive service.

Regarding the possible assistance of the operator. There is a suspicion that there is no particular point in contacting the salon-shop, they simply will not understand you there. You will assure that you did not send any SMS to short numbers, did not register on any sites and have no idea where it came from. And the operator's employee will professionally sympathize with you and repeat about the confirmation code that you received on your phone and entered on the site with your own playful little hands, without bothering to read the Agreement with the content provider. And he will be right in his own way. If you're lucky, then as part of the "subscriber retention" procedure, he will add some money to your account and gently advise you not to roam on dubious porn sites in the future.

Also, according to the Agreement, the insidious subscription will turn itself off if there is no money on the subscriber's personal account within a month that can be pulled into the provider's bins, quote:

"If it is impossible to immediately debit funds (due to the lack of sufficient funds on the account, the location of the mobile phone outside the service area of ​​the telecom operator in Tanzania, 4091 ads or for other reasons), no more than 2 attempts are made during the current day, two more during the current week, two more during the current month.. If during these attempts the funds were not debited, the Subscriber is considered to have refused further provision of the "mailing" service.

Generally speaking, through the efforts of a friendly tandem operator-content worker, the word "subscription" has already become well recognizable and almost obscene. The people shied away from him like hell from incense, and we have to take action. You can’t refuse the subscription scheme - you will lose a rather big income. But you can remove the word “subscription” from everywhere, and that’s exactly what they do. For example, if three months ago, advertising more or less honestly warned about subscribing to videos for a monthly fee of 100 rubles per month, now the word “subscription” has disappeared from the advertising of this service.

Reverse side of the coin

It is clear that any stick has two ends, and an attempt to "earn extra money" in a not entirely righteous way inevitably provokes retaliatory actions. It is almost impossible to reliably organize a one-goal game by technical means. For example, in MTS they opened the ability to send SMS to paid content numbers with any positive balance and made it possible to drive personal accounts with content into any minus. It seems to be one solid profit from impulsive purchases and reckless actions of those users who, in their naivety, believe in the impossibility of spending more than they have on the account. However, there were those who wanted to take advantage of this feature in their own interests, who would doubt it. The "hole" with the transformation of penny starting balances of "left" SIM-cards into many hundreds of full-fledged WebMoney was covered, but how many ingenious combinations and possibilities are still unknown to us? Maximum openness, use of all the capabilities of modern platforms and the rejection of ingenious "subscriptions" would make life easier for security services, but would reduce the income of operators. And the image, as you know, is “nothing”, while the thirst for money is the same “everything”.

Summary

Difficult to write, bad story. Until recently, it was possible, with some malice, to make fun of the “porn-sufferers” who are embarrassed to go to the operator’s office to admit their own weakness and stupidity. Thanks to which the porn provider managed to grab the poor guy by the throat with his lifetime paid subscription to "erotic content". The victim was sorry, but the man was largely to blame. Now, with the advent of a new scheme, any of us can become a victim. Agree, it’s hard to blame a person for wanting to get acquainted with the “greeting card” sent to him.

One-click paid subscription is real!

From time to time I write about "content pranks", but this happens infrequently and mostly on special occasions. This time, the case is quite “special”: talented content creators finally managed to bypass anti-fraud restrictions and set up a system for pushing paid subscriptions almost without the knowledge of the user.

Background

I try not to abuse your time and attention, otherwise all sorts of legal, conditionally legal and illegal content "projects" could be described every day, the topic is inexhaustible. There are a lot of gullible subscribers who want to profit from money and many thousands of content traps are set up on the Internet. However, it makes no sense even to describe them selectively, the readers of Mobile-Review are mostly literate people and don’t fall for such nonsense. And those who come across all sorts of "GSM-direction finders" with "SMS-scanners" do not read Mobile-Review. It turns out a vicious circle, and the real benefit of such publications comes down to the adoption of certain measures by the operators on the facts described. Which is also not bad, but it is little consolation for those who have previously "got" and those who are only going to "get".

Another reason for the comparative "unpopularity" of this topic on our resource is the standardity of schemes and approaches. A typical "content project" is a primitive conditionally legal scam that pumps money out of naive users according to the same schemes. Interesting and non-standard solutions are extremely rare. As a rule, an attractive but plausible price of an SMS is indicated (usually about 10 rubles), and somewhere in transparent small print or deep in the Agreement it is written that the price is indicated for one day of access, one object, one request, or something else some "one". And paid, of course, immediately a hundred or two requests, a couple of months of access, etc. It is legally clean and you can’t dig, and the User’s consent to its terms and conditions is necessarily spelled out in the Agreement. And the real price of the "service" is also registered, do not hesitate.

Even in this Agreement, you will most likely read that you paid for the use of the "gaming service". No one “finds” anyone, doesn’t let you read other people’s SMS, doesn’t deal with the history of your last name, and doesn’t embed an x-ray machine in your mobile phone. You pay your 300-900 rubles. for pretty pictures on the screen, you can’t forbid living beautifully. The fact that you were insidiously (but legally!) "thrown", you will learn from the state of balance, which will lose weight by several hundred rubles. In general, countermeasures against this outrage come down to two simple steps: find out the real price of an SMS to the specified short number and / or unearth the Agreement on the website, in which the entire “scam” scheme is described in detail and point by point. The recipe is common for all such sites, there is no need to repeat the descriptions of numerous clones and varieties. You just need to “turn on the brain” and not believe in miracles. It was a lyrical digression for those few who are completely "off topic".

New scheme

Now about the truly revolutionary new content milking. For me personally, this story began with a letter to the post office on January 9th. I confess, I did not attach much importance to the letter, although I looked at the indicated site and even looked through about five meters of the same type of complaints about the “scam”. He responded to the letter with something in the style of “themselves to blame” and threw this story out of his head. The fact is that with all the variety of options for content "divorce" on the Internet, in any scheme there is a built-in fuse in the form of a unique key that must work. You can order anything and enter someone else's phone number on the site, but the money will be debited only after confirmation that it was you who ordered the service. To do this, the system generates a unique key, which is sent to the phone in an SMS message, the service provider does not know this “password”. And rightly so, because otherwise, millions of subscribers would already be subscribed to many valuable and expensive content services without their knowledge. Further, this key is transferred to the service provider (entered in a special field on the site) and if the keys match, from this moment the contract between the subscriber and the service provider is considered concluded. Those. the purchase of a content “product” is divided into three stages:

  • Registering the customer's phone number on the provider's website
  • Generation of a unique key and its SMS delivery to the customer's phone
  • Entering this unique key on the provider's website

The scheme is designed to protect the subscriber from the fraudulent actions of a zealous “provider” and at the same time allows the operator to fence off possible claims: “Got the code? Got! Entered it on the site? Entered! Now blame yourself, you should have read the Offer Agreement. An example of a standard operator response to a claim for such reasons:

“Subscription to Erotic Portal Access” services for this number are provided by CJSC “Content Provider First Alternative”. In order to subscribe to these services, according to our data, you must register on the website www.intimsex.ru. After entering your number in a special form on the website, the subscriber receives a free SMS message from the service number 770781 containing an access code. Entering the above code on the website www.intimsex.ru, and familiarizing yourself with the rules for the provision of the service, as well as confirming the subscriber's consent to receive the SERVICE are necessary actions to start providing the service.

Well, can you exhale and relax? The enemy will not pass, no content will be sold to us without our knowledge, and they will not sign on any kitties for a subscriber of 640 rubles per month. However, we are not in a hurry to rejoice, we are present at the birth and promotion of an ingenious scheme that allows you to “go around on a crooked goat” this “stupid” code barrier that prevents the unreasonable population from being happy with paid subscriptions. And the "subscription" willingly practiced by the operator is a wonderful tool, you know. Until a person realizes what is happening and where such an attack comes from, they will remove 160 rubles from him a couple of times, and in response to a claim, they will poke his nose into d ... No, not into what you thought, but into an agreement.

The first "call" is to embed a unique code in the link. As far as I understand, the content manager does not have access to the generated key, but it is possible to set the accompanying text of the incoming SMS message with the key. Accordingly, no one bothers to set the embedding of this "X" in the prepared link, by clicking on which the user enters the key into the system. It would seem that such "automation" of entering the key can only be welcomed, the user no longer needs to enter any passwords manually. I entered my phone number on the site and instead of a password that still needs to be entered somewhere, I received a ready-made link with a built-in unique code. Clicking on the link enters the code into the system and confirms the user's consent to the terms of the Agreement.

But where can I read the Treaty and understand what you agreed to? There is an agreement on the site, there is! Carefully hidden under the unremarkable word "Conditions" in the welcome text. The guys didn’t have enough paint, the paint on the word “here” ended, and there was nothing to highlight the second word with a reference to the Treaty. But if you carefully feel all the words on the page with a joystick, then sooner or later we will reach the right one, and “sesame will open”. After reading the Agreement, we are pleased to learn that "The registration procedure on the portal is free" (clause 2.2). Further, in paragraph 2.5 - "After registration, the User will be provided with the "sending" service once a week in the form of SMS messages containing a link to new arrivals of video materials on the portal." I am translating into Russian for those who are dull: the registration procedure itself is free, everything is fair. But the fact (not the procedure!) of registration means that we have agreed to receive links to "video materials" for a modest subscription fee of 695 rubles. 24 kop. per month. Especially for the lazy, I rolled up the full text of the Treaty in a pdf file, you can take it here. By the way, by downloading this file, you thereby confirm that you are over 18 years old and the computer mouse used for this belongs to you.

There is one subtlety in the Agreement that you can and should catch on to if you foolishly or unknowingly got into this very “free registration procedure”. The fact is that without specifying the price of the service, such an Agreement is a meaningless piece of paper that can be printed out and handed to a respected content provider in order to visit a well-known public place. And the price of the service in the Agreement is indicated by the meaningful word “up to”. So you have every right to sing the note “to” to him as a payment for the service. As a last resort, “to sharp”, given that the note “to” is without VAT.

But these were still flowers, now let's move on to delicious berries. The wonderful Mobipage website provides for the no less wonderful Postcard service, which is the main revolutionary approach. "Postcard" can be sent by registered users, for which they will be charged 20 rubles. for each. Or maybe unregistered. Just select a postcard, enter the recipient's phone number and click "Send". The owner of the number receives an SMS message with the text “A friend congratulates you!” and a link. The link contains the registration code generated by the system for the phone number of the recipient of the "postcard". This is exactly the registration code, you can check it yourself by going to the site and going through the usual registration procedure. The code sent in the "honest" registration link matches the one sent as a "congratulations to a friend".

Total bottom line: you receive an SMS with a link to "congratulate a friend", by clicking on the link, go through an automated registration procedure on the site and ... Happy New Year and new happiness in the amount of 695 rubles. 24 kop. per month, you hit. Particularly suspicious citizens are not too lazy to transfer the link to a computer and, just in case, look at the “congratulations” from there. Considering that thereby they are completely insured against possible troubles. Yes, yes, yes, of course, safe (smiley). The phone number was already registered in the system (entering the number when sending "congratulations"), the unique registration code was properly sent to the phone (link sent), and clicking on the link is a necessary confirmation of registration. And the system does not care what device this confirmation came from, as long as the correct code is delivered safe and sound.

Do you think that the above is an attempt to denigrate the honest name of the content provider and find some minor flaws in the progressive system? Already "those who got the money" think otherwise, and I'm inclined to agree with them. These are not “flaws”, this is the system itself, and it works great. I returned to the “wailing wall” (see the screenshot of the letter at the beginning of the text), read it and saw the same symptoms in some posts. A "caught" colleague on the forum shared screenshots, everything is the same. True, the text of the "postcard" is different, but these are details. Another victim, at my request, answered questions and described the process carefully and without emotion, here are excerpts from the letter:

“I didn’t register on a wonderful site. On December 22, I received an SMS from a Mobipage subscriber with the text “Your friend sent a postcard to http://mobipage.ru/a/t5xwXbH.” Of course, I did not open the link from the phone, I decided to check it from my home PC just in case. When I entered the link, an empty page opened for me, I safely scored and forgot about it. On December 30, SMS began to arrive from the number 770507 with the text "Not enough funds for I found out all this later, because this is not my main SIM card, but something like a reserve, so it rarely has more than 100 rubles. Before the new year, I threw more money on it. On January 5, this SIM card I needed it, but there was no money on it, and in the inbox there was an SMS from a KILOWAP subscriber with the text "Subscription is disabled. We are waiting for you again! http://mobipage.ru/a/t5xwXbH”, well, the balance is minus 99 rubles.”

How to protect yourself?

The screenshot above is the recipes for getting rid of this signed happiness, these recipes are taken from the Treaty and they work. The support service at the specified free phone number is well aware of all the features of the provided "service" and instantly disables the subscription on demand, they do not need unnecessary scandals and "advertising" of the new progressive service.

Regarding the possible assistance of the operator. There is a suspicion that there is not much point in contacting the salon-shop, they simply will not understand you there. You will assure that you did not send any SMS to short numbers, did not register on any sites and have no idea where this came from. And the operator's employee will professionally sympathize with you and repeat about the confirmation code that you received on your phone and entered on the site with your own playful little hands, without bothering to read the Agreement with the content provider. And he will be right in his own way. If you're lucky, then as part of the "saving the subscriber" procedure, he will credit you with some amount of money and gently advise you not to roam on dubious porn sites in the future.

Also, according to the Agreement, the insidious subscription will turn itself off if there is no money on the subscriber's personal account within a month that can be pulled into the provider's bins, quote:

“If it is impossible to immediately debit funds (due to the lack of sufficient funds on the account, the location of the mobile phone outside the service area of ​​the telecom operator in Tanzania, 4091 ads, or for other reasons), no more than 2 attempts to debit during the current day, two more during the current week, two more during the current month.. If during these attempts the debiting of funds is not carried out, the Subscriber is considered to have refused further provision of the "mailing" service.

“If it is impossible to immediately debit funds (due to the lack of sufficient funds on the account, the location of the mobile phone outside the coverage area of ​​the telecom operator in Tanzania, 4091 ads in Tanzania, 4091 ads or for other reasons), no more than 2 attempts to debit during the current day, two more during the current week, two more during the current month are made. provision of the "delivery" service.

Generally speaking, through the efforts of a friendly tandem operator-content worker, the word "subscription" has already become well recognizable and almost obscene. The people shied away from him like hell from incense, and we have to take action. You can’t refuse the subscription scheme - you will lose a rather big income. But you can remove the word “subscription” from everywhere, and that’s exactly what they do. For example, if three months ago, advertising more or less honestly warned about subscribing to videos for a monthly fee of 100 rubles per month, now the word “subscription” has disappeared from the advertising of this service.

Reverse side of the coin

It is clear that any stick has two ends, and an attempt to "earn extra money" in a not entirely righteous way inevitably provokes retaliatory actions. It is almost impossible to reliably organize a one-goal game by technical means. For example, in MTS they opened the ability to send SMS to paid content numbers with any positive balance and made it possible to drive personal accounts with content into any minus. It seems to be one solid profit from impulsive purchases and reckless actions of those users who, in their naivety, believe in the impossibility of spending more than they have on the account. However, there were immediately those who wanted to use this feature to their advantage, who would doubt it. The "hole" with the transformation of penny starting balances of "left" SIM-cards into many hundreds of full-fledged WebMoney was covered, but how many ingenious combinations and possibilities are still unknown to us? Maximum openness, use of all the capabilities of modern platforms and the rejection of ingenious "subscriptions" would make life easier for security services, but would reduce the income of operators. And the image, as you know, is “nothing”, while the thirst for money is the same “everything”.

Summary

Difficult to write, bad story. Until recently, it was possible, with some malice, to make fun of the “porn-sufferers” who are embarrassed to go to the operator’s office to admit their own weakness and stupidity. Thanks to which the porn provider managed to grab the poor guy by the throat with his lifetime paid subscription to "erotic content". The victim was sorry, but the man was largely to blame. Now, with the advent of a new scheme, any of us can become a victim. Agree, it’s hard to blame a person for wanting to get acquainted with the “greeting card” sent to him.