Verizon Wireless has won a permanent injunction against Specialized Programming and Marketing LLC, prohibiting the company from sending text message spam to Verizon Wireless customers. Specialized Programming and Marketing is also required to pay $200,000 in damages.
Text message spam has been on the rise in the recent years. Wireless services providers understand that an outbreak of cell phone spam could severely damage their reputations. Verizon Wireless is one of the most aggressive carriers in fighting SMS spam. Over the past two years, Verizon Wireless has filed lawsuits against several companies it has accused of sending text message spam to its customers.