Nine cents for each web page visited: the fraudulent charge devised by WindTre partners

Nine cents for each web page visited: the fraudulent charge devised by WindTre partners
Nine cents for each web page visited: the fraudulent charge devised by WindTre partners

Some WindTre partner companies had activated on the SIMs of the operator’s customers services with fraudulent methods that charged 9 euro cents every time users visited a web page. The maximum monthly amount was limited to one euro, so that the charge could hide among all the others.

This reconstruction was reported by Corriere della Sera and emerged as part of the investigation by the Milan Public Prosecutor’s Office on the services activated by the partners of WindTre and which led to a seizure of 21 million euros.

For years, in fact, paid services have been activated on the SIMs through advertising banners and deceptive messages in order to draw money from users’ SIMs in a meticulous way: the paid visit system of the web pages is one of the various services active with the hoax.

Accenture and Vetrya are involved, which announced an agreement with Open Fiber for the fiber optic connection up to 10 Gigabits per second. A former Accenture consultant allegedly confessed that Vetrya executives asked him to set up the system.

Vetrya took over from Pure Bros as a content producer on behalf of Wind in December 2019. Yesterday, 27 September, the preliminary investigation judge previously seized 204 thousand euros on Accenture’s accounts and 109 thousand euros on those of Vetrya.

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