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FTC Goes After Scammers Who Blasted Millions of Text Messages 79

Posted by samzenpus
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coondoggie writes "The Federal Trade Commission today said it has filed eight court cases to stop companies who have sent over 180 million illegal or deceptive text messages to all manner of mobile users in the past year. The messages — of which the FTC said it had received some 20,000 complaints in 2012 — promised consumers free gifts or prizes, including gift cards worth $1,000 to major retailers such as Best Buy, Walmart and Target."
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FTC Goes After Scammers Who Blasted Millions of Text Messages

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