Illinois AG Sues Cell Phone Spammers

When hundreds of Illinois residents received text messages asking them to sell their timeshare properties, they were at first puzzled. But their puzzlement quickly turned to anger when they realized their cell phone providers were charging them a fee for receiving the unsolicited messages.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan stepped in on Jan. 22 and filed suit against C & C Global Enterprises and others, accusing them of sending millions of unsolicited commercial messages.

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