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FTC dumps on scammers who blasted millions of text messages

coondoggie (973519) writes | about a year and a half ago

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coondoggie writes "The Federal Trade Commission today said it has filed eight court cases to stop companies who have sent over 180 million illegal or deceptive text messages to all manner of mobile users in the past year. The messages — of which the FTC said it had received some 20,000 complaints in 2012 — promised consumers free gifts or prizes, including gift cards worth $1,000 to major retailers such as Best Buy, Walmart and Target."
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Filed Court cases? (1)

NeoStrider69 (2777567) | about a year and a half ago | (#43113869)

Wanna stop them? Beat the people responsible and behind it within an inch of their lives and let it be know that if you this... this is what you have to look forward to as your pay off when you are caught. I'm sure most of them aren't even from the US so it should be perfectly fine.
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