Similar to spam emails, spam text messages are not only very annoying, they can be dangerous. For instance, spam text messages can offer to send you free gifts to trick you into revealing personal information, like your social security number or banking information. In addition, spam text messages can result in unexpected charges on your cell phone bill and slow your phone down by taking up space on your phone’s memory.
Can I File a Lawsuit If I Was the Victim of a Spam Text Message?
Yes, you can hold those responsible accountable if you have been the victim of unwanted text messages. Generally, unsolicited commercial text messages are illegal. There are exceptions to the law, including:
- Companies that you have completed a transaction with and/or that you have a relationship with can send you text messages, such as warranty information and transaction statements.
- Non-commercial texts, like fundraising messages and political surveys are often not illegal.
However, if the spam text messages you have been receiving do not fit into the above categories, or even if they do, you may be able to pursue legal action against the senders. California employment law firm CounselOne has been successfully fighting for the rights of the victims of spam text messages years. Contact our firm to set up a free consultation to discuss your situation with us today.