Verizon Wireless sues to stop alleged SMS spammer

11/23/2005 | MSNBC

Verizon Wireless has asked a New Jersey court for an injunction to stop Passport Holidays, a Florida marketing firm, from allegedly sending text messages telling recipients they won a cruise to the Bahamas. The lawsuit is the second Verizon has filed -- the first was in Rhode Island in 2004 -- in an effort to protect its customers' privacy. While SMS spam is not widespread, it is a nuisance when it happens, in part because it costs subscribers money to receive text messages.

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