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03/13/2013

Spam Text Hot on FTC Radar

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As recently reported, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has previously taken steps to protect consumers from text message solicitations otherwise known as “text spam.”  Earlier this month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) stepped in to file charges against 29 defendants (comprised of text spam operators, “spammers,” and associated website operators involved in the scam) in various jurisdictions around the United States.  The targeted defendants allegedly sent 180 million unwanted text messages to unsuspecting consumers.  According to Charles A. Harwood, acting director... Read More