Text messages are one of the most annoying forms of advertising I’ve ever encountered. There are probably a few people reading this post right now who know how to do it properly, but you’re in the minority.
Text spam is on the rise. 2.2 billion message in 2009, 4.5 billion in 2011 and experts say we’re in the middle of a boom that will top that.
Text message spam isn’t just annoying. It can cost you money and it can compromise your identity if you follow through.
The FTC is ready to crack down on text spammers, starting with those horrendous “Free Gift Card” offers.