Youtube scammed me, i went to youtube the other day and on the home page, www.youtube.com they wanted me to fill out a survery, i tried getting around the survey, but every time i reloaded the youtube home page it would make me fill out the survey before i could go any further. So i figured the only way i could get around the survey was by filling it out. The survey was only three questions about you tube, my age, my sex, and whether or not i like their advertising on videos, so i obliged, and answered the three questions that they wanted me to answer on the survey. After that youtube asks me for my cellphone number, and my email address, so again i just clicked off of the youtube site, knowing that if i gave my email address and phone number, i was probably going to get spam from them. So a few days went by and still i couldnt log into youtube unless i filled out the survey. Finally i filled out the survey and gave them my cell number and email address, thinking that since it was a major company like youtube, they probably were not going to fuck around and start spamming me. Well I didnt have my cell phone on because i am in a different city, and i didnt turn it on for a couple days, and when i finally did turn the thing on, I had gotten three different text messages saying that all three companies who texted me were going to charge me 5$ a piece for the text messages. And the text messages didnt even say anything, they were just advertisements for companies, informing me they were all charging me 5$ per piece. How the fuck is this even legal, and why would a major company like youtube be engaging in a scam like this? Its only 15$ but what pisses me off is that these guys can just take my cell phone number and start sending me texts and charging me for them when i never even agreed to it in the first place, and they are offering me absolutely no service whatsoever, just sending me a text informing me i will be charged 5$ for them sending me the text. The negative publicity youtube is going to generate from this is going to far outweigh the fact that they are ripping people off for 5$ at a time. Has this happened to anyone else?