Disable your 3rd Party Content permission on your mobile phone service.
Contact your service provider if you don’t have access like I had to.
This morning I had a sms sent to me that was telling me I had subscribed to their gaming service. This is absolute Bull shit. The sms also tells me that I will be charged a monthly fee of $15 AU dollars a month and if I don’t want to continue with the service that I should reply STOP
I spoke to my carrier Optus and they advised me that if I had replied stop I would have been charged $15 WTF! Hey ACMA time to shut this loop-hole down.
After reading many posts about this back door to your money via mobile carriers billing system I had to ring Optus to have them unsubscribe me and to cut my 3rd party content credit from $200 (their default a month setting) to $0 (Zero dollars) to prevent this ever happening again.
It is claimed that all you must have done is click on a single item. It may not even have a description of what you are subscribing to. You are automatically subscribing for ever at $15 pm in my case.
Here is a few links that will show the pain others have gone through to try to get their money back.
Victoria no longer uses registration labels from 2014
That’s great as we have one less bit of paper to worry about and less impact on the environment, not to mention the money saved by VicRoads not having to print 4.5 Million stickers and sending out letters (refhttp://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/9309.0).
So how do you check if your loan car is registered?
Information in this vehicle registration enquiry check is provided without liability and without responsibility for its accuracy. VicRoads accepts no liability for any loss or damage incurred by anyone relying on information in this check (including a statement that no information is recorded) or on the absence of information about any matter. The information is provided from VicRoads records and is based on information received from past and present registered operators, police, interstate road and traffic authorities.
I find this really stupid that VicRoads says you have to check via their web site but then place this disclaimer on it to say that it could be wrong and they are not responsible for what they tell you.
So when the cops pull you over and tell you the car is unregistered even though you checked via the VicRoads Web site you are basically going to cop roughly a $770 fine and you will have to either pay the rego there and then or start walking.
The whole process to check a rego is painful, you have to first agree to the disclaimer and then once you get to the page where you enter the rego number you are then greeted with that stupid reCaptcha image window..
all this pain for just finding out whether the car you are about to drive is registered or not.
Oh and to bad if you don’t have Internet access.
A Quick check method that will at least tell you the car is registered.