FTC files charges against spammers accused of sending 180 million text messages


Last year the Federal Communications Commission put new measures in place to protect consumers from spam text messages, and now the Federal Trade Commission is taking actions of its own by filing complaints against 29 different individuals in connection with a massive spam SMS operation. According to the FTC, the defendants were responsible for sending more than 180 million spam text messages promising free gift cards from the likes of Target and Best Buy.

Those that clicked through on links in the messages would be directed to websites where they would be asked for personal information, instructed to apply for a credit card, or be forced to subscribe to different services in order to receive their free gift. The FTC alleges that the…

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