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ICO serves SMS spammers £440,000 fine

Tetrus Telecoms was found to have “plagued the public with millions of unlawful spam texts”

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has cracked down on SMS spammers by fining two men penalties totalling £440,000. Tetrus Telecoms, jointly owned by Christopher Niebel and Gary McNeish, was found to have “plagued the public with millions of unlawful spam texts” over the past three years, according to the ICO.

SMS Abuse: Fraud, Spam and Revenue Leakages – A perspective for Africa

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This paper is the third in the series of outlining the potential threats Africa is facing with SMS spam. With Africa being the second largest mobile market in the world, second only to Asia, it is deemed to be the fastest growing mobile market today with 735 million mobile subscribers expected at the end of 2012, leaving a golden opportunity for messaging abuse attracting the likes of spammers, fraudsters and illegitimate users, resulting in revenue leakages and disputes for mobile network operators.

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