Text-spamming company gets $200,000 fine

By Justin Mann on
If you own a mobile, odds are you've received at least one piece of spam, most likely via a text message. While relatively uncommon, it's growing, and is quickly getting on the nerves of many people. The fight against text spam is moving a long much quicker than email, however, and a company that generated text message spam has been hit with a massive $200,000 fine. The lawsuit, filed by Verizon, accused Passport Holidays of sending nearly 100,000 advertisement text messages.

The law was already in place for the judgement to occur, with the Federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The company is barred from doing it again in the future. Especially with the fact that many phone plans charge the customer for both sending and receiving a text message, it's not only annoying but plain unethical for a company to spam millions of phones.

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