Debt management lead generator fined by ICO over unsolicited texts

The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined a Manchester-based debt management lead generation company £80,000 after it sent more than 95,000 text messages. These messages were all unsolicited, in that the recipients had not given explicit prior consent to receiving them. Furthermore, all 95,000 messages were sent in the space of just two months, from June to July 2020.

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