Stories
Slash Boxes
Comments

SoylentNews is people

SoylentNews is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop. Only 19 submissions in the queue.
posted by LaminatorX on Tuesday March 25 2014, @05:48PM   Printer-friendly
from the so-simple-an-idiot-could-do-it dept.

lhsi writes:

"It has been discovered that some people have been accidentally donating money to a different charity than they intended by using the wrong SMS keyword. In the last few days, a lot of donations have been made to the Cancer Research UK charity, however some have accidentally been made to Unicef instead where mobile users sent a text with the message "DONATE" instead of "BEAT" to a specific shortcode.

Unicef has said, "We contacted Cancer Research [UK] as soon as we became aware of what was happening. Unicef and Cancer Research [UK] have agreed that these donations will be received in full by Cancer Research [UK]."

Even knowing which word to use didn't help some people as their smartphone auto-corrected "BEAT" to "BEAR", and they were subsequently sent information about adopting a polar bear from the WWF."

 
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.
Display Options Threshold/Breakthrough Mark All as Read Mark All as Unread
The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
  • (Score: -1, Troll) by rts008 on Tuesday March 25 2014, @06:41PM

    by rts008 (3001) on Tuesday March 25 2014, @06:41PM (#21116)

    This strikes me as extremely funny.

    Yes, 'smart phones', and their 'smart users'. LOL!
    Better entertainment than Looney Tunes!

    Just remember folks, when you make a donation and accidentally adopt a bear, make sure you keep it well fed!!

    Starting Score:    1  point
    Moderation   -2  
       Troll=3, Underrated=1, Total=4
    Extra 'Troll' Modifier   0  

    Total Score:   -1  
  • (Score: 1) by Bot on Tuesday March 25 2014, @07:21PM

    by Bot (3902) on Tuesday March 25 2014, @07:21PM (#21134) Journal

    > when you make a donation and accidentally adopt a bear, make sure you keep it well fed!!

    I see no problem, fact: humans are edible. I like also fact: circuits are not.

    --
    Account abandoned.