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 November 23, 2015  Non-U.S.

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).

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