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Thinking of Mobile Spamming in the UK ? Better have a rethink

Discussion in 'Mobile Marketing' started by Duffers5000, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20528301

    Apparently Trading standards have been trying to get someone for 5 years. This sets the Precedent now they reckon they have another 5 guys to go after.

    They have proven opt in is not even safe. Opt in will only be accepted if the messages sent are directly related to the opt in Item or Product..
     
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  2. steelballs

    steelballs BANNED BANNED

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    Thanks OP for the post

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    Two men who sent millions of spam text messages have been fined £440,000 as the authorities step up the fight against the trade.

    Christopher Niebel and Gary McNeish were part of a growing industry that sends texts to promote compensation claims for personal injury or payment protection mis-selling.
     
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  3. TxtFiend

    TxtFiend Newbie

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    The ICO have been waiting to do this for a while since they got new powers to fine people.

    The blasting for claims farming got out of hand for accidents and PPI so the ICO have been under pressure to act.
     
  4. DanielMob

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    Interesting article. Indeed, there are better and cleaner ways to do mobile marketing.
     
  5. Abstroose

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    Lol, 440k fine for two guys whom probably banked ten times that from millions of text messages over the years.
     
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    Earn 10 millions and pay 440k to country, wow that's better thank paying taxes.
     
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