FTC charges 29 people with running text message scams

Source: Hayley Tsukayama - The Washington Post

The Federal Trade Commission said Thursday that it has charged 29 people with sending over 180 million unwanted text messages in a handful of separate campaigns promising consumers free gift cards.

In eight separate complaints, the agency said that the 29 defendants have been charged with promising consumers false deals and gift certificates, encouraging them to click on links that then directed them to divulge personal information, pay for subscription services and even apply for credit cards.

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