The Spam Diaries

News and musings about the fight against spam.
 by Edward Falk

Monday, February 26, 2007

Verizon wins another one against cellphone spammers

As reported in Xchange Online and ZDNet, Verizon has won a case against Specialized Programming and Marketing which sent roughly 98,000 text message spams to Verizon customers. Specialized Programming now has a permanent injunction against spamming Verizon customers, and must pay more than $200,000 in damages.

The suit begain in 2005 as a suit against Passport Holidays. Specialized Prgramming and Marketing was added to the suit when Passport Holidays fingered them as the actual spammers.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a shame that Verizon isn't as zealous in stopping spam originating from the zombies on its network. Occasional complaints to them yield nothing more than wishywashy "we take spam very seriously" responses.

A cynic could surmise that's because there's no money to be made from it...

8:16 PM  

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