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Chat Line Operators??

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Ross2452, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. Ross2452

    Ross2452 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    OK guys, you've all been very helpful before so i present you this question.

    I applied for a 'chat line host' position via the Internet and got this reply:

    Something smells fishy so Ive sent her a reply asking for her business address and an example of the (i assume its a premium) number that i will be selling.

    So...back to the question!

    Does anyone know the law(s) regarding premium rate numbers.

    I don't think ill be working for her for obvious reasons but it would be nice to know the facts...


    Cheers guys, Ross.
  2. designawardrobe

    designawardrobe UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Hi there

    You can check out everything you need to know via the payphoneplus website. They are the official body of premium rate numbers.

    kind regards

    claire
    ps: check out exelmedia for chat line operators:)
  3. PinkKitten

    PinkKitten UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi,
    I know this is a bit late, but I would not touch this 'job' with the proverbial dirty stick! ChatlineOperators dot com is a great place to find out info about LEGITIMATE chat line jobs!
    Good luck!
  4. JElder

    JElder UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I'd be put off purely by them not being able to spell!
  5. cjd

    cjd UKBF Regular Full Member - Verified Business

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    Chatlines and 09 numbers are very heavily regulated because they have a high level of fraud and can involve other illegal activities such as paedophilia and grooming.

    http://www.phonepayplus.org.uk (the old ICSTIS) are the regulators; their site explains most things but they are very helpful on the phone.

    You'd be well advised to stay clear of the whole area though - it's a dirty business.
  6. yorkshirejames

    yorkshirejames UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Why don't you just go into chatrooms using your real photos (I assume you're a guy, and so you'd be targeting either men or older women) chat to people then when things get heated suggest to people that you'll meet them and do whatever they want, but you'll expect payment?
  7. marissa lopez

    marissa lopez UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    above does sound funny. i do run my own company and we have over 200 girls. if any company asks for money its aa scam for sure...im employing women so inbox me
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  8. yorkshirejames

    yorkshirejames UKBF Regular Free Member

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    How do you guard against the fact that you could have 200 tribunal complaints for sex discrimination, each looking for £50k?

    This is a genuine, serious question, and I ask it in the light of the changes to sex discrimination legislation back in 2008.
  9. benjamin_c

    benjamin_c UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    10p a minute? that's a joke isn't it? so they will be taking about 80p a minute and only given you 10? i would have thought it would have been about 30ppm at least, you might as well start your own service.
  10. BrecklandGroup

    BrecklandGroup UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Would they not being usng PN2's and just flouting the rules? Or can you not get a kickback on PN2 now what with all the Missed Call scam from a while back?
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2010
  11. cjd

    cjd UKBF Regular Full Member - Verified Business

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    There's a lot of bent people in the premium telecoms world, I'm sure they do all sorts of things........
  12. marissa lopez

    marissa lopez UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    hi james i do employ men. i dont know if this is what your saying. i did in the past year and not many did any work but if a guy is decaded to take it on of course i would give him the chance
  13. yorkshirejames

    yorkshirejames UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Not that angle.

    My question was aimed at that (presumably) your business is staff (both m and f) talking dirty on the road to customers. This link is probably the best I can find - http://www.civilrightsmovement.co.uk/sexual-harassment-your-rights.html - basically sex harassment legislation was tightened up a few years ago, with the result that any business who doesn't take active steps to stop customers/coworkers/anyone talking dirty to employees is liable to prosecution.

    I am genuinely curious to understand how your industry deals with this issue.
  14. tattooangel71

    tattooangel71 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    hi do u employ women if so is it chat lines or text lines if so how much do you pay as ive tried to get work and the company ive tried said ive got a job but ive got to pay them £100 for the phone line so its a scam i want to make money not pay it out b4 i start work
  15. tattooangel71

    tattooangel71 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    hi do u employ women if so im interested as ive just tried to get chatline job but company i tried want £100 off me for phone line
  16. yorkshirejames

    yorkshirejames UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I would agree that this is a scam....
  17. canna&sam

    canna&sam UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    hi hun im looking for a genuine call site i just dont feel safe clicking on the 1st link i see and sending them my info x can you help could i work for you?
  18. canna&sam

    canna&sam UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    how do i private message you hun x
  19. loueadie

    loueadie UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    hello,do you still have any chat jobs going??? can you email me please.thanks .louise.
  20. LittleLelle

    LittleLelle UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I know this is an old post but if you'd actually read the link you posted, one of the first sentences states:

    Definition of Sexual Harassment
    Sexual harassment is any type of unwanted contact of a sexual nature.

    Key word being 'unwanted'.