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Your spam reports to 7726 shut down a UK SMS spammer

The ICO (Information Commissioners Office), a UK regulator, raided the premises of a SMS spammer today, successfully confiscating equipment and SIM cards used in the spam attacks. The GSMA Spam Reporting Service, powered by Cloudmark, which has been provided to the four main UK Mobile operators (EE, Vodafone, Telefonica O2 & 3) for just under […]

UK Financial firm rapped on the knuckles for social SMS spam

There was some hubbub in the UK last week about the Advertising Standards Authority rapping the knuckles of First Financial (UK) Ltd who are trading as FirstPayDayLoanUk.  It’s time we dished the dirt on what’s really going on and why the ASA could well be wasting their time, and when the humble Brit would be better […]

Three mobile network operators taken to court for SMS spam

The Chilean national consumer protection service Sernac has reportedly taken three mobile operators to court over sending SMS spam about contests and sweepstakes.  As a result of the study they carried out between Dec 2012 and Feb 2013 the three networks are potentially facing fines totaling $86 million. A google translate indicates that the reports […]

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