Verizon sues alleged cell phone spammer

"U just Won," the cell phone text message reads, according to Verizon Wireless. "You just won a cruise to the Bahamas." It then tells the recipient to call a toll-free number, apparently to claim the prize.

But the messages are spam, Verizon says, and it is suing to stop them.

In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in New Jersey, Verizon alleges that nearly 100,000 copies of the spam messages have been sent by Florida-based Passport Holidays. Verizon is asking the court for an injunction to stop the firm from sending the messages, and is seeking financial compensation for damages. Verizon sues alleged cell phone spammer - Security -

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 24th November 2005 1:50AM