Remember those old porn dialers?
Back in the dark ages when everyone had dial up modems and burnt witches at the stake, con artists would distribute ‘free porn’ on the internet through dialer programs.
To access the porn, you’d download a program that rang a specific number using your modem.
While the porn was free, the phone number your modem was calling was a premium, high toll number and you ended up getting stung on your phone bill.
That swindle is dead since no one but nannas uses a dial up modem any more. (and nannas don’t download porn, what with being dead from the waist down)
Owners of Iphones who jailbreak their handset, overriding the Apple controls, are being hit with offers of “Free Porn Via Java”.
They download the free, non-approved, application which, then sends a text message to a premium text service.
You end up signed on for a premium account, with no chance of ever being able to unsubscribe because, in most cases, people aren’t even aware the text has been sent.