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Papa John's Facing $250 Million Lawsuit Over Text Messages

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Papa John's allegedly sent a total of 500,000 unwanted text messages to some customers in early 2010. The texts consisted of special offers from Papa John's. Some customers complained that they were receiving 15-16 texts in a row, some of them occurred in the middle of the night.

Papa John's hired a 3rd party text messaging service called OnTime4U to send these texts. Papa John's gave OnTime4U a list of customer's phone numbers without getting consent first.

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The law that is being broken in this case is the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which makes it illegal to send ads via text without an opt-in option.

The lawsuit wants $500 per text message that was sent to customers. While I agree that yes what Papa John's did was wrong, $500 a text that was sent is ridiculous! Offering a free pizza for every text received to a customer I think would be a fine arrangement. This is another example of people simply wanting something for nothing as most big business lawsuits are nowadays.

Here is a link to the lawsuit.

Tim Martin is a Technology Specialist, Follow him on Facebook at facebook.com/tsmartin75

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