SMS stands for "short message service" and it is commonly called "text messaging." The MathBabbler refers to SMS and text messages as POT (Plain-Old-Text) because that is what they are.
A Beijing, China-based company has duped about
400,000 peopleby "creating the character of a 22-year-old female nurse named Wang Jing to solicit text messages and collect revenue from lonely men." One of the company's former employees--Yang Gang, a 26-year-old male science graduate-- was quoted saying, "Spending the whole day as a girl chatting to cheat people, I felt so disgusting."
The scam was simple: "Fictional character Wang Jing would ask mobile phone users flirty questions before luring them unwittingly into subscribing to the nurse's chat for
10-30 yuana month." Yang, the former employee, said he would "receive up to 2,000 text messages from people all over China in a single shift."
On 10 January 2007,
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- Finance.Yahoo.com:: U.S. Dollar to Chinese Yuan Exchange Rate
Creator: Gerald D. Thurman
Created: 09 January 2007