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Payday Lender Fined For Sending Almost 1M Unsolicited Texts

Law360, London (July 17, 2017, 1:49 PM BST) -- A payday lender has been fined £80,000 ($104,536) for sending nearly one million nuisance texts in six months, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) said on Monday.

Provident Personal Credit, a British loan firm, commissioned third-party companies to send 999,057 unsolicited text messages promoting personal cash loans. However the full scale of the contravention is likely to be “significantly higher” than a million, the ICO said, as it is likely that other affiliates sent out many more texts.

The U.K.'s data regulator imposed the fine for a breach of...
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