Two men accused of sending millions of annoying spam texts have been singled out by the Information Commission (ICO) as Spam Kings (our term) and could be asked to cough up a cool quarter of a million squid. For the uninitiated, spam texts include offers to reclaim mis-sold PPI, pursue personal injury claims and enlarge your penis. We only responded to one of those, by the way, and it certainly didn't work.
In the last six months, the ICO office has received amore than 30,000 complaints about spam texts. Unfortunately, most of those complaints came by text so the ICO thought they were spam and deleted them. Probably.
Spam text collector Danica Hair said it would be a very sad day for her and her ilk – the Spam Appreciation Department (SAD) - if this news stops people sending spam: “I honestly don’t know what we’d do without it. My phone vibrated earlier and I grabbed it, praying it was an unsolicited text offering to help me claim for an accident at work that wasn’t my fault, but it was just from my stupid husband saying our dog had eloped with next door's hamster. I was gutted. I love spam.”
Professional spammer Russ Uterus said he wouldn’t take the news of massive fines for professional spammers lying down because, “I’ve got nowhere to lie down as I've sold my bed to pay my massive fine.”
Rest assured though, dear reader, you’ll never receive a spam text from us. Having said that, your home may be at risk if you do not keep reading The Daily Slap every day.
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