Fines of more than £250,000 look set to be handed out to two people who sent millions of spam text messages. The pair topped a list of mobile spam senders compiled by the Information Commissioner (ICO) with the help of the public. The ICO got more than 30,000 responses to its plea for help identifying the most incorrigible spammers.
If the spammers cannot prove they had permission to send millions of texts they must pay the fines. The ICO issued its appeal in March and asked the public to report when they received junk text messages or cold calls on their phone. The information received helped the ICO identify those companies abusing UK regulations on commercial contact.
These text spam messages have become more common, and it's more than just annoying. I've changed a number in the past year as it's just gotten too much spam. Most of it is random number generated, but, for some reason, this number must have gotten on a 'list.'