Newlyn, New MO. Sending spam messages

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#1 Newlyn, New MO. Sending spam messages

Post by jasonDWB » 26 Jul 2016 12:56

Newlyn has started sending people text messages, such as the example below:

  • ENFORCEMENT AGENTS DUE TO GAIN ENTRY TO TAKE CONTROL OF GOODS FROM REGISTERED ADDRESS UNDER COURT WARRANT OF CONTROL,LIABILTY ORDER. FURTHER CHARGES FOR ACTIONS MAY BE APPLIED TODAY BETWEEN 14.05 & 14.15PM. RETURN HOME NOW OR TO STOP CALL 07854438420.PLS QUOTE REF 357208
If this were sent to a debtor and it causes the recipient distress or anxiety, then it commits an offence under section 1 of the Malicious Communications Act 1988, which states;
  • Offence of sending letters etc. with intent to cause distress or anxiety.

    (1)Any person who sends to another person—

    (a)a [F1letter, electronic communication or article of any description] which conveys—

    (i)a message which is indecent or grossly offensive;

    (ii)a threat; or

    (iii)information which is false and known or believed to be false by the sender; or

    (b)any [F2article or electronic communication] which is, in whole or part, of an indecent or grossly offensive nature,
The information is false because it says; "ENFORCEMENT AGENTS DUE TO GAIN ENTRY TO TAKE CONTROL OF GOODS FROM REGISTERED ADDRESS UNDER COURT WARRANT OF CONTROL,LIABILTY ORDER. FURTHER CHARGES FOR ACTIONS MAY BE APPLIED TODAY BETWEEN 14.05 & 14.15PM.

The debt is a parking ticket and unless a paragraph 15 warrant is held, the sender of this message would not be entitled to gain entry if the debtor is not there.

If anyone received messages like these and they cause distress or anxiety, they can hand them in to the ICO here. https://ico.org.uk/concerns/marketing/spam-texts/
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