At least one unhappy Texas resident has sued Beto O’Rourke’s (D) campaign for U.S. Senate against Ted Cruz for all of those unwanted text messages sent ahead of the midterm elections. Sameer Syeed of Collin County is named as a plaintiff on behalf of all Texans that the O’Rourke campaign sent texts to without obtaining permission.
This reported by Kaley Johnson | Fort Worth Star-Telegram
At least one Texan is not happy about receiving text messages about Beto O’Rourke’s run for U.S. Senate.
A class action lawsuit filed against the Beto for Texas campaign claims the organization sent text messages to Texans without obtaining their permission, violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
The suit, filed Friday in the Northern District of Texas Court, names Collin County resident Sameer Syeed as a plaintiff on behalf of all Texans that the O’Rourke campaign sent texts to Texans without obtaining permission.
Syeed says in the suit that, starting in 2018, he received nine texts from Beto for Texas without granting the organization permission to contact him. When he called the numbers he was receiving the messages from, he says, the calls resulted in error messages or disconnected dial tones, showing the calls came from an automated phone system.
Syeed says he tried to stop the messages by texting back, but there was no response.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act prohibits the use of automated telephone equipment to send texts or calls to a person’s cellphone without their permission except for emergency purposes.
The suit demands Beto for Texas pay at least $500 per text message to Syeed and other members of the class action suit.
Here’s my own personal experience with these same unsolicited texts.
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