Sky News catches spamming violation

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Some British companies are still willing to send out large numbers of unsolicited text messages -- despite such practices being illegal.

For example, a Sky News investigation found that Telecom One Ltd., which runs two satellite television dating channels and provides downloads for mobile phones, was willing to send out 2 million unsolicited texts for about $90,000, and was not worried about the law, the network reported Thursday.

When asked about the venture`s legality, the Telecom One director who agreed to the deal said the activity was merely "bending the law."

The European Union effectively banned spamming 18 months ago.

United Press International