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Crackdown on spam text message firms

Firms which send unsolicited text messages about credit or compensation, are facing raids and fines of up to £500,000.

The Information Commissioner's Office said tackling the issue was a "high priority".

Typical messages claim recipients are entitled to money, promise to write off debts or find a loan, or suggest accident compensation can be claimed.

But in many cases, the products they are selling can actually make people financially worse off.

Catherine Burns reports.

  • 28 Jan 2012
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