Verizon Wireless lawsuit against spammer

By Derek Sooman on November 26, 2005, 11:35 AM
Verizon Wireless has filed a lawsuit against Passport Holidays of Ormond Beach. It is claimed that the company sent "tens of thousands" of unsolicited text messages to Verizon's customers.

The lawsuit alleges that Passport Holidays and others violated the Federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act by using "auto-dialing" equipment to send large bursts of text messages to sequential phone numbers within very short periods of time. Additionally, the lawsuit alleges that the defendants used deceptive means to hide the identity of the party sending the spam messages and to avoid filters that Verizon Wireless employs to prevent spam from reaching its customers.

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