FTC Settles With Marketer In New Spam Text Suit

Law360, New York (February 5, 2014, 6:10 PM EST) -- The Federal Trade Commission announced Wednesday that another marketer has agreed to settle charges of sending millions of unwanted text messages to consumers that deceptively promised “free” gift cards and electronics.

The marketer, Jason Q. Cruz of West Bend, Wisc., was one of several senders of deceptive spam text messages targeted in a series of FTC complaints, according to a commission statement. Cruz allegedly sent text messages to consumers around the country offering free merchandise — such as $1,000 gift cards to major retailers and free...
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