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(The New York Times)   Text spammers ordered to pay .89 cents for each fraudulent message   (nytimes.com ) divider line
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2013-09-18 07:46:15 AM  
So, less than a penny? They will still make money.
 
2013-09-18 07:56:50 AM  
"there are 9 people you may know on facebook"

I get that one at least once a week, and usually around 4am.

When you call the number it just rings and rings...

I would love to meet the person who started it.
 
2013-09-18 08:30:11 AM  
It looks like the FTC spends more of my money on nice posters than I'm comfortable with.
 
2013-09-18 12:35:14 PM  
The company, Rentbro, and its principals, Daniel Pessin and Jacob Engel, both of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., were required to turn over remaining assets and to repay up to $377,321, the amount the business had collected.

So, basically, you can commit fraud on a massive scale and the worst case scenario is that you have to  give the money back.
 
2013-09-18 12:37:27 PM  
Oh, wait.  Unless you can't afford to give the money back, in which case... fine, whatever, just don't do it again, okay?


The Rentbro case was the second of the cases filed this year to be settled by the commission. In July, the agency assessed a penalty of $60,950 against Henry Nolan Kelly, who the commission said had sent more than 20 million unwanted text messages offering free iPads and iPhones to people who clicked on the Web link.

The financial judgment against Mr. Kelly was suspended because of his inability to pay. He agreed to cooperate with the commission in future investigations and to refrain from sending unwanted or deceptive text messages.
 
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