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Two companies running premium-rate phone competitions on "typosquatted" sites have been fined £100,000.
Consumers visiting the typosquatted pages, which resembled well-known websites, were invited to take part in competitions.
In the competitions, the regulator said, participants were given the impression that entering contact details and answering a few questions were all that would be required to win a prize.
However, participants began to receive text messages asking them quiz or survey questions, with each message costing £1.50 to receive and a further £1.50 to answer.
PhonepayPlus said one victim was charged £63 after using a site based on YouTube.