[LINK] mobile phone spam

Pilcher, Fred Fred.Pilcher at act.gov.au
Mon Jun 16 14:54:20 AEST 2008

Stephen wrote: 
> So, a very small change in the legislation would make SMS 
> text-spams also covered by the existing do-not-call 
> legislation, and therefore illegal.
> Let's see someone try to scam money from an illegal SMS spam 
> then! Provided people DNC-enter their mobile number, with a 
> very small law-ammendment, all such uninitiated mobile SMS 
> spam would be illegal (scam or not). One could completely 
> ignore SMS spam, and if Telstra etc deduct mobile account 
> funds, then they would be aiding & abetting an illegal act. 
> SMS scams etc solved?

Roll on the day. I must be incredibly naive to have thought that this
scam would already be illegal. The bad guys have it easy.


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