FTC Wins Bid To Shut Down Alleged Text Scammers

Law360, New York (January 7, 2014, 12:16 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday shut down a company accused by the Federal Trade Commission of operating a massive mobile "cramming" scheme in which it enrolled consumers in unwanted monthly subscriptions for text messages offering gossip, trivia and "love tips."

U.S. District Court Judge Dale S. Fischer granted the preliminary injunction and asset freeze in an FTC Act suit launched by the agency last month against named defendants Lin Miao and Andrew Bachman and a host of companies they are accused of using to carry...
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