Thursday, January 13, 2011

Pissed Off

Monday night, I received three text messages.

Tuesday night, I received two.

Yesterday, I received one.

All of them looked like this:

Reply 'Y' for the Info you Requested

brought to you by
Web & SMS Content $9.99/mo Txt stop 2 end messages

Need Answers?

Reply 'Y'
From: 56483

The 9th Circuit recently ruled that unauthorized text solicitations are illegal under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

I have no business relationship with this company that has been sending me texts. I have not authorized them to do so. I'm afraid to reply with stop as the message indicates because I don't want them to see a live number and then start killing me with even more messages I did not authorize.

Instead, I filed a complaint with the FTC and the BBB. I did send an e-mail to the company, but I'm not giving them my phone number so they can start thinking it's ok to use it however they please. Next, I will contact my cell provider. If it doesn't stop, I'll have to call my lawyer.

What is the point of laws if any company can just sign you up for anything even if you have never heard of them? I am thoroughly angry about this.


BenShiva said...

I had the same after reading the txt I txt stop to 56483 and it worked they did not text me more. I got a phone number when I txt stop I called them to verify opt out all ok

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Anonymous said...

i been haveing the same thing