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Submission + - FTC Goes after Text-Message Spammers->

CowboyRobot writes: "The FTC has filed eight complaints in courts nationwide against 29 defendants for allegedly sending more than 180 million unsolicited and deceptive text messages that in many cases ultimately scammed recipients of money and their personal information. The text messages claimed to offer free gifts or $1,000 gift cards for Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and other retail chains. If a victim clicked on links in the messages, they were often routed to malicious websites that solicited their personal information or payment for the services to get the alleged cards."
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FTC Goes after Text-Message Spammers

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