FTC settles with Florida company over 42 million fraudulent texts

This settlement comes as part of a larger crackdown on text message fraud

Hey, would you like to win a free gift card worth up to $1,000? All you need to do is respond to a text message… with your name, social security number and credit card information.

If that sounds sketchy to you, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) agrees: It settled charges on Sept. 17 with a Florida company that sent out more than 42 million unsolicited and deceptive text messages to consumers promising free gift cards.

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