Two companies fined for sending out spam texts
Two North West companies have been fined under the Data Protection Act for sending out multiple unsolicited marketing texts.
Finance broker TFLI Ltd, based at Bollington, near Macclesfield, was fined £80,000 by the Information Commissioners Office for transmitting more than 1.2 million texts, 1.19 million of which were received.
The Information Commissioner received 793 complaints about the texts.
The texts read: “Need funds today? Loans from ;100 - ;1500, spread the re-payments over 1 – 12 months” followed by a link.
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