February 11, 2010 10:03pm CST
I haven't messed with these new things much but here is a warning about one of them. Under the quizzes there is an IQ quiz. In order to get any results from it, you must enter your cell phone number. DO NOT DO THAT. Never give your cell phone number to any website. What these people do is they say they need it to send a text message with your results. Even if you do not have a text package on your phone, the message is only 15 or 20 cents, so no big deal, right? What they also do is sign you up, without your knowledge or consent, for some kind of regular message package, for which you will typically pay about $10/month. It will be a daily horoscope of a weather report for your area, or something equally benign looking. It is a scam and if you do not shut it off early, you will probably have to pay for it. By the way, if you do start receiving these messages, do not bother trying to find out who to call to make them stop. Just reply to one of them with the text message STOP, and they will stop.
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