Are you receiving Gannett text spam? If you signed up for news alerts online or to Gannett’s SMS number, 25543, you likely wanted to receive the news company’s alerts. But if you didn’t sign up or if you now can’t get the text messages to stop, you may be able to recover money. Our firm has received complaints that Gannett doesn’t honor “opt-out” requests. In other words, when consumers ask to stop receiving Gannett text messages, the texts keep coming.
Gannett is a huge media company that is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Their media properties include USA Today, the Detroit Free Press, the Des Moines Register, Cincinnati.com, and The Tennessean. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Gannett, which was founded in 1906, has more than 100 media outlets across the U.S.
Newspapers take pride in getting the facts straight, so they shouldn’t take shortcuts with their text messaging programs. After all, the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the Federal Communications Commission regulate what businesses can and cannot do with respect to text messages.
For example, the law says that a company must have your permission to send you a text. It also forbids businesses from sending additional text messages once you’ve asked them to stop. When a company keeps texting you after you’ve told them not to, you can sue in federal court for $500 to $1,500 per text.
If you’ve been receiving unwanted Gannett text messages, Lemberg Law can help. Call our office at 475-277-2200 for a free case evaluation.