In an effort to stop spammers on its network, Verizon Wireless has recently filed a lawsuit against Pennsylvania-based Money Warehouse, Inc. and other John Does alleging they sent at least 800,000 wireless spam messages promoting mortgage products to Verizon Wireless customers and employees beginning in February 2009.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Trenton, N.J., alleges these unsolicited messages were sent using an autodialer to randomly-generated numbers, which is in violation of the Federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Commenting on the spam-busting move, Verizon Wireless’ Steven E. Zipperstein said: “At a time when many Americans are concerned about making their mortgage payments, these types of unwanted text messages, from unknown senders, can be upsetting. Our company will continue to work diligently to stop these people who break the law and harass our customers.”
For the record, Verizon Wireless has brought nearly 20 lawsuits against wireless spammers, telemarketers and pretexters since 2004.