UKMS Money Solutions Limited (UKMS) offers a service to people looking to claim compensation for mis-sold Payment Protection Insurance (“PPI”). Now the Information Commissioner’s Office has hit them with a monetary penalty of £80,000 for sending out more than 1.3 million spam texts has been fined £80,000.
UKMS used mobile phone numbers it had bought from list brokers to encourage people to make a claim for PPI compensation. A total of 1,442 people complained to the ICO and the 7726 spam text reporting service during UKMS’s nine-week direct marketing campaign between April and June 2015.
Read the monetary penalty notice here (pdf).