Wednesday 10 October 2012
Spam texters: almost time to face the music?
At the beginning of the month, the ICO wrote to both individuals, and they have 28 days to respond and prove that they were complying with the law, otherwise final penalty notices will be issued.
I’m getting quite excited as I want to know who these plebs are.
I wonder if they are associated with the outfit that sent me a spam text last Friday (sender 07787 687813) saying: “URGENT you are owed £3350 for the PPI you took out, time is running out to claim, please visit www.ppinomore.com ti claim, thank you. To opt out reply STOP.”
Or, perhaps they are associated with the outfit that sent me a spam text last Sunday (sender 07824 647090) saying: “Records passed to us show you’re entitled to a refund approximately £2130 in compensation from mis-selling of PPI on your credit card or loan. Reply INFO or stop.”
Or, perhaps they are the associated with the outfit that sent me a spam text earlier today (sender 07733 883889) saying “We are trying to contact you about your refund. £2304.76 is paid on average for mis-sold PPi. For a claim pack to be sent out reply PPi or reply STOP to opt out.”
That was a bit cheeky, I thought to myself. No sooner do our chums in Wilmslow announce significant action against illegal marketers, than more dubious text campaigns commence.
Perhaps it’s someone’s last desperate dash for dosh before they are closed down for good.
Or, perhaps not.
Time will tell.