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Verizon Wireless wins suit against SMS spammer

Brian White

In the fight against text message spam, Verizon Wireless just struck a decent blow to a pretty hardcore SMS spammer. The CDMA carrier won a judgment against Specialized Programming and Marketing LLC (what a cheeky name, eh!) and the company's owner, Charles Henderson. "Specialized Marketing" is nor prohibited from sending unsolicited text messages to Verizon Wireless subscribers in any form after the company apparently sent 100,000 SMS spam messages offering a vacation package. The suit requires the company to also pay Verizon in excess of over $200,000 as damages. We say give that money back to the subscribers who had to put up with the extra-lame spam text messages. Whaddaya say, Verizon?

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