SMS spammers still free and unregulated

MANILA, Philippines – If you think regulators have succeeded in ending “text spam,” think again.

Mobile phone users may expect to continue receiving unsolicited SMS messages from vendors offering a wide range of products and services despite an ongoing crackdown against this annoying practice.

According to the National Telecommunications Commission, regulators are powerless to stop parties from sending out thousands of text messages that offer recipients anything from cheap, collateral-free loans to real estate deals.


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