Cell Phone Spam

from the stupid-companies dept

A very stupid company in NJ figured out a way to send text messages to a large number of AT&T mobile phones, and thus spammed them interrupting and annoying many people. It’s not hard to do. In fact, I’m surprised it hasn’t happened before, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it starts happening a lot more often. The company behind the spam (with a 22 year old CEO) doesn’t think they did anything wrong, even though they bothered and interrupted a large number of people. Now, that’s a stupid business. Bothering your potential customers doesn’t seem like the smartest strategy…

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Mr.White (user link) says:

I have.....not done this.

This is PURE EVIL. Mr 22 year old should be shot [nothing life threating of course]. Ok, I have been posting for some time now….and I will come out and say it. I work for Darth Armstrong. I support AT&T systems…sorta. I have thought about this, I have a AT&T cell [imagine that] and I did not get a msg. It is not hard, even skytel.com can be spammed, just write a script [wont give directions on how] and spam via #. This is EVIL. I had [past tense] a efax.com #, but got too much spam. Again, find a ‘bank’ of numbers and go with it. Just plain lame. I cannot [beside passwd protect] figure out how to protect against this stuff. Ideas other TDers?

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