Florida Bill May Put Stop to Spam Texts: No More "Junk Car" Texts

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Remember a few years ago when it seemed everyone in Miami was getting spammed text messages by someone promising to buy their "junk car?" Yeah, well the Florida Senate is looking at a way to make it easier for Floridians to get out of receiving spam by adding text messages to the "Do Not Call" registry.

Under the current law, solicitors are barred from making calls to Floridians who sign up for the "Do Not Call" registry. However, some solicitors have found a loophole through the law by texting phones instead.

The Florida Senate voted unanimously today to approve a bill that would add texts to the registry. The House version, meanwhile, has passed all committees and is awaiting a vote on the House floor that is likely to pass.

By the way, the company responsible for the rash of "junk car" texts in 2012 eventually was targeted with a class-action lawsuit.

Those "junk car" texts have since died off, but if the bill passes the house and is signed by Gov. Rick Scott it would ensure that Miamians would never be hit with such a text spam plague again.

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DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

So what happened with the Junk Car lawsuit?


And how will Flori-duh law enforcement stop Spam Texts coming from Canada or Moldova ??



Danny Arango
Danny Arango

U would think people who telemarket would have learned by now that shit doesn't work!! No likes to get fuckkng called or texted about some random shit like junk cars, or insurance or home protection!! Ain't nobody got time for dat!

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

How 'bout bullshit robo-calls, such as: "...WO MÁ (for Walmart) EN HIALEAH GA'DEN TIENE UNA VENTA, MA'QUE EL 9 AHORA!!"

Ken Kenn
Ken Kenn

I guess they texted the wrong politician to actually make this happen!

Alex LaPorta
Alex LaPorta

What about all the phone calls I get in Spanish talking about insurance? I block one number and another pops up a week later.

Josh Dillon
Josh Dillon

i always reply with only if u take the dead bodies in the trunk as well

George Marban
George Marban

Thank God. You have no idea the things I have replied to those scumbags.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... clearly that shit does work, or they wouldn't waste time doing it.

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