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Verizon Wireless Settles Spam Suit

Verizon Wireless is claiming victory in a previously filed lawsuit against a telemarketer charged with sending unsolicited messages to its customers. The suit was originally filed against Miami-based All Star Vacations and Marketing Group in February in a New Jersey state court.

The agreement reached between the two companies calls for All Star to pay Verizon $5,000 in damages, which the carrier intends to donate to Casa de Esperanza on behalf of its HopeLine program. Verizon also won a permanent injunction that bars All Star from making telemarketing calls to Verizon Wireless customers.

The carrier accused All Star of using autodialers and prerecorded messages to make about 500,000 calls to Verizon Wireless customers advertising their services. Federal law prohibits the use of autodialers and prerecorded messages to contact wireless customers. The messages were delivered in Spanish. Verizon says the lawsuit represents the first time a complaint has been filed involving Spanish-language spam t...

ยป Wireless Week - Susan Rush - 25-07-2006

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