Youmail sued for violating Telephone Consumer Protection Act

Posted on: March 19th, 2013 by Steve Larson

Light Blue Icon "Cell Phone"Sending unsolicited and unwanted text messages is a violation of the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which prohibits companies from sending unsolicited text messages to users mobile phones without their consent.

Under the TCPA, consumers may receive between $500 and $1500 for each illegal text message sent.  A class action lawsuit was filed against YouMail, claiming the company sent unsolicited text messages to consumers advertising the YouMail application for smart phones.