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MSE News: PPI text spammers face £250,000 fine

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Mobiles
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Mobiles
"Two individuals accused of sending millions of spam text messages face a huge fine if found guilty..."
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  • OneADayOneADay Forumite
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    Can I claim a share from the £250,000 for stress and meaningless waste of my time receiving spam emails/texts.
  • 4$£&*(£$&*(!4$£&*(£$&*(! Users Awaiting Email Confirmation
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    Good, about time these crooks were stopped. Let's hope accident claims are the next ones to be stopped, when I questioned one of the cheeky beggars they told me they'd only contacted me as I filled in a survey and showed an interest in accident compensation. No such thing has ever happened.

    Shame it took the ICO this long to act. These spam texts are part of a multi-million pound industry designed to trick people - how on earth does a company know I am entitled to £2,304 exactly following an accident I have never had? No wonder my insurance premiums go up and up despite being a good risk. Time for the ICO to exercise their size 12's and start kicking some butt.
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    edited 1 October 2012 at 5:49PM
    OneADay wrote: »
    Can I claim a share from the £250,000 for stress and meaningless waste of my time receiving spam emails/texts.

    Dito.
    I'm sick of them.

    CitySlicker, my imaginary accident must have been worse than yours as I'm entitled to £2,674.67 :eek:
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  • dkmax_2dkmax_2 Forumite
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    I hope the ICO determines where the spammers are getting their data from. Some just use a scatter-gun approach to random mobile numbers but others are clearly using a verified database. Some texts address me by my first name and some PPI callers know my full contact details too.
  • BargainGaloreBargainGalore Forumite
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    They should face a stiff prison sentence too as should those who use telephone to cold call people.
  • colly7colly7 Forumite
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    I text back to the accident claim ones as follows:

    Can I claim extra for the amnesia, as I can't remember anything about the accident?

    If you respond to the PPI ones they call you and then get really !!!!y when you say " hi no I'm not interested but I just wanted to waste your time like you wasted mine"

    Taught daughter to say ........hello are you my mommy? in a very baby voice but she spoils it by cracking up laughing :rotfl:

    we really should get out more :)
  • MothballsWalletMothballsWallet Forumite
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    They should face a stiff prison sentence too as should those who use telephone to cold call people.
    Preferably in the multi-lifer wing so they daren't drop the soap in the shower...
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  • I_luv_catsI_luv_cats Forumite
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    They should focus on the emails next...

    Sick of getting so many PPI / accident / errection medicines / get laid / fake ££££££ due to me / gambling intro's etc.
  • reduxredux Forumite
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    From the article:
    Consumers have reported almost 30,000 calls or texts from unknown senders in the last six months, Simon Entwisle, the ICO's director of operations says.

    It really has taken the Information Commissioner much too long to get off ther backsides and do something about this, as it's been going on forabout 3 years.

    When I reported spam text messages to that office 3 years ago I was explicitly told to go away and stop wasting their time.

    I said this here in Jan 2010:
    It would be interesting to see whether the complaints I made in September are included as recorded by either Vodafone or the ICO, or indeed Ofcom, as all three adamantly refused to do anything at the time.

    Thus I suspect the information they have so far will understate the problem, however I doubt they would choose to ignore these implicit mandates from now on.

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.php?p=29288583&postcount=24
  • Pherhaps they should publidh there personal mobile numbers so members of the public can subject to the nusiance they have subjected us to
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