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Posts Tagged ‘nuisance texts’

  • Eyebrow Cottage

    ICO spells trouble for Munee Hut

    15th March 2017 • NewsComments (0)

    A company that instructed a firm in Belize to send around 64,000 spam texts promoting loans on its behalf has been fined £20,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Munee Hut operated out of Grade II listed Eyebrow Cottage (pictured), the...

  • Number’s up for online gaming sites as ICO clamps down

    10th November 2016 • NewsComments (0)

    The ICO is targeting more than 400 companies believed to be using people’s personal details to promote online gaming websites. The regulator is writing to firms demanding they set out how they use people’s personal details and send marketing texts. This...

  • prison

    Lock up rogue marketers, says DMA

    8th November 2016 • NewsComments (0)

    The DMA has called for custodial sentences to be made available to punish those that repeatedly breach data protection laws by making illegal nuisance calls. This follows the ICO’s recent announcement that from spring 2017 it will be able to hold rogue...

  • Tin of spam

    Rogue marketers fined £100k

    8th September 2016 • NewsComments (0)

    Two companies have been fined a total of £100,000 by the ICO for bombarding the public with spam texts and nuisance calls. Omega Marketing Services, which sells solar panels and green energy equipment, made 1.6 million calls to people who were registered...

  • EU Flag

    Better for the Country? Better not text

    12th May 2016 • NewsComments (0)

    The latest company to be penalised by the ICO does not, for once, offer home improvements. Better for the Country, better known as Leave.EU, sent over half a million spam texts urging people to support its campaign to leave the EU. It has been handed a...

  • Telephone receiver

    ICO warns nuisance call companies

    6th January 2016 • NewsComments (0)

    After imposing more than a million pounds worth of penalties for nuisance calls and text messages in 2015, the ICO has issued a stark warning to rogue marketers that more fines are on the way this year. Andy Curry, ICO Enforcement Group Manager, said:...

  • Smortphone

    ICO fines spam texter

    25th November 2015 • NewsComments (0)

    A PPI claims company that sent more than 1.3 million spam texts has been fined £80,000 by the ICO. This is the first of three fines totalling £250,000 that the ICO will issue this week to companies behind nuisance calls and texts. UKMS Money Solutions...

  • List of names

    ICO turns spotlight on list brokers

    24th November 2015 • NewsComments (0)

    The ICO’s crackdown on nuisance marketers continues this week, with the watchdog writing to more than 1,000 companies believed to play some role in the compiling and trading of lists of names and numbers used by cold callers. The ICO expects the companies...

  • ICO issues £200,000 fine for unsolicited text messages

    27th October 2015 • NewsComments (0)

    Help Direct UK, a Swansea-based lead generation company has been fined £200,000 by the ICO for sending out thousands of unsolicited marketing text messages. A marketing campaign run by the company in April 2015 prompted 6,758 complaints in just one month....

  • Call centre worker

    Above board buying and selling

    5th August 2015 • FeaturesComments (0)

    by Kevin Scott, Deputy Editor Changes to the law making it easier for the ICO to punish nuisance communications has made it more important than ever for list owners to ensure those lists are managed correctly, and to help, the DMA and ICO have both issued...