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22nd January 2020 Issue no. 491

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Illegal marketing clampdown begins as spam texters set for six figure fine

By Simon Entwisle

Many people have experienced the irritation of having received unwanted marketing calls or spam texts. Over recent months we have seen a rise in the number of complaints. Tackling this problem is a key priority for the ICO and we are currently chasing up leads and investigating complaints in order to identify the rogue companies behind this.

Since March of this year we have been asking members of the public to report any calls or texts they have received from an unknown sender using an online survey. This information allows us to generate the intelligence required for us to focus our investigations on those organisations responsible for making unsolicited communications. This is especially useful in relation to automated calls and text messages, areas of concern that are not covered by services such as the TPS.

7th November 2012

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