One scheme involved inducing users to download a program known as a dialer that surreptitiously dialed a premium-rate number, accumulating charges on the user's phone bill without their knowledge.Another now-uncommon premium-rate scam involves television programming that induces young children to dial the number, banking on the notion that they will be unaware of the charges that will be incurred.These telephone numbers are usually allocated from a national telephone numbering plan in such a way that they are easily distinguished from other numbers.Telephone companies typically offer blocking services to allow telephone customers to prevent access to these number ranges from their telephones.Specialist support services for MSM with HIV who use recreational drugs might be beneficial in the reduction of harm and prevention of ongoing transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.Marriage between people of the same sex has been legal in the UK for 19 months, and the first data are beginning to emerge about how many couples are choosing to wed.This week, the UK’s Office for National Statistics released statistics about same-sex unions in England and Wales, which will be studied with interest by activists in other places that have recently made gay marriage possible—Ireland legalized same-sex marriage in May; the US made it legal nationwide in June.(Elsewhere in the UK, Scotland legalized same-sex marriage in December last year, but Northern Ireland has not yet allowed it.) In England and Wales, 7,366 couples have married since the law changed.
Premium-rate telephone numbers are telephone numbers for telephone calls during which certain services are provided, and for which prices higher than normal are charged.
The EU Consumer Rights Directive 2011/EU/83 came into force on 13 June 2014. Implementation detail, and hence the level of success in achieving this aim, varies considerably from country to country.
Computer criminals have used premium-rate numbers to defraud unsuspecting Internet users.
It’s also noteworthy that many of the people who married same-sex partners had been married before.
Statisticians said that a small amount of these marriages may have been same-sex unions (and subsequent divorces) in other places that allowed same-sex marriage, like the Netherlands which legalized it in 2000.