Record fine for SMS spam
A Danish commercial court has recently fined the German mobile operator Debitel for spamming. The operator will pay a whopping 269,000 euro for 12,000 SMSes and 36,000 e-mails sent in april 2003. The spam messages contained offers to the customers of competitor operator Telmore, which was at the time being taken over by TDC.
The complaint against Debitel was filed by Hagen Joergensen, who said that other spam cases are pending, since he received up to 1,500 e-mails per day concerning this kind of problems.