« Home | NBC Takes User Videos from Web To TV » | After Nymex NMX IPO, Montreal Exchange Decides to ... » | Barrons Weekend Headline Summary - December 4, 200... » | Is BlockBuster Inc. Ripping Off Affiliates? » | $5 Off All Magazine Subscription Discounts » | Stanley Ho Casino King Files $1 Billion IPO » | How to Get More Shoppers to Buy from Your Online S... » | Online Gambling Drops by 56% » | Slutting Your Way to $100,000 » | Citadel Hedge Fund Up $800 million »

December 04, 2006

Phone Sex Bill Drives 14 Year Old To Suicide

posted by MR WAVETHEORY at 12/04/2006 07:31:00 PM
This is just bizarre. A 14 year old in China racked up a $230 bill calling 1-900 numbers and committed suicide after the telephone company called up to demand he pay the bill. His response: He drank a boatload of pesticide. FYI, the average monthly income in China is $40 per month. Bizarre.

A 14-year old Chinese boy killed himself after running up a bill of 1,800 yuan ($230) calling phone sex numbers, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday.

Li Hongbin, from a village in poor northwestern Gansu province, dropped out of school last year and began calling the expensive hotlines in August.

He committed suicide by drinking pesticide after a telephone company clerk called at the family home asking for payment.

The longest conversation listed in a 16-page phone bill went on for over four hours, Xinhua said.

Calls cost three yuan a minute, Xinhua cited the head of one service as saying. The average monthly cash income of Chinese farmers is just 300 yuan.

Phone sex services have been proliferating in recent years, with adverts in local telephone directories and newspapers, but Beijing is also attempting to crack down on pornography with a campaign that includes monitoring phone sex lines.

Previous Posts

1 Comments:

Anonymous FRANK said...

CONGRATULATION, YOUR SITE IS VERY NICE!!! VISIT US AT http://www.enterbet.com

7:08 AM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home