A claims management company has been ordered by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to stop sending text messages about payment protection insurance.
Data Supplier from Mumbai was accused of sending misleading and unsolicited text messages which contained content which could not be substantiated. It was also reprimanded for failing to identity itself in the messages.
The ban follows fellow claims management company, Tetrus Telecom’s, fine of £440,000 from the Information Commissioner’s Office for sending around 840,000 unlawful spam texts per day over three days.
Mis sold payment protection insurance is now regarded as the largest mis selling scandal in modern times. Lenders have collectively set aside in excess of £11bn to cover the cost of compensation. The enormity of the scandal, however, has inevitably led to rogue claims management companies employing underhand tactics to cash in on it.
As a division of Goldsmith Williams Solicitors, PPI Return is authorised and regulated by Solicitors Regulation Authority. We adhere to the highest of standards and do not deploy any underhand tactics such as sending unsolicited text messages, cold calling or taking any upfront fees. Instead we simply help people who believe they were mis sold payment protection insurance and who need assistance in trying to reclaim PPI.