Free cell not so free

The Safer Internet EU programme includes a campaign in Belgium for CelBel, which boasts a free telephony subscription for any youngster under 21. It seems to good to be true, and it is, as shown by the fake operator campaign which aims to raise awareness of the dangers of the Internet. Within a week 1,200 young people were fooled by the offer. The operation ends with an email warning subscribers that they have been tricked, and gives the address of a website about Internet scams. I’m curious to see if those fooled kids will have liked this one. Nevertheless a nice campaign, if you ask me.

The original site can be found here: Celbel

French article in La Libre

Dutch article in De Standaard

Crossposted on Cross the Breeze

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