ICO fines spam slinging financial services biz

From theregister.com

A financial services company that illegally dispatched tens of thousands of spam messages promising to help the recipients magically wipe away their debts is itself now a debtor to the UK’s data regulator.

Oldham-based LADH Limited was fined £50,000 [PDF] by the Information Commissioner’s Office late last week for sending more than 31,000 text messages over a six week period from March to April 2022 without valid consent.

Another aspect of the messaging blitzkrieg is that none of its texts offered any recipient the opportunity to opt out – again in contravention of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations.

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