Verizon Wireless Files Another Lawsuit Against Telemarketers, Solely For PR Purposes
from the smoke-and-mirrors dept
On multiple occasions, Verizon Wireless has tried to gloss over its security shortcomings with PR-friendly lawsuits. The suits attempt to draw attention away from the company's inability to protect customers' private information or to stop telemarketers from harassing its subscribers. It's filed yet another one of these suits, alleging some unknown party made more than 1 million calls to its customers using an autodialer. While Verizon's trying to look tough, the suit really does little more than expose their own inadequacies again. It notes that the calls all carried the same or similar caller ID, and were made as quickly as once every .83 seconds. Given that, couldn't the company have take some action against them, instead of letting them go and deciding simply to file a pointless lawsuit against an unknown party?