On the issue of under-age callers, they said if they insisted on being sent proof of age, callers would probably hang up and call another chat service.
But again, they said they’d relook at their processes.
At R1.65 a second, it’s at least R1 000 when a tracing fee is added.
“Unconscionable conduct includes taking advantage of a consumer’s inability to appreciate the language and what they are getting themselves into,” she said.
As for whether the boy could be charged with fraud for lying about his age, legal sources said it was unlikely the court would decide to prosecute a minor for fraud, given the circumstances.
On the question of the lack of disclosure of the costs involved, they said they’d seek legal advice and would amend their process if necessary.
They claimed about 30 percent of callers manage to pay that special price of R100 within 72 hours.
The upshot is in order to pay that “naughty special” of R100 for the service, the caller has to be sharp enough to call back and get the banking details, and pay within three days.
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