Two companies that spammed members of the public with texts informing them they could be eligible to make a payment protection insurance (PPI) claim or receive compensation are to be fined by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).Fines against the illegal marketing firms will reach a total of over £250,000, with the ICO writing to the PPI claims spammers to inform them it intends to issue the penalty in relation to breaches of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations.These requirements state that people must not be sent automated marketing calls or unsolicited texts unless they have previously given their permission to be contacted in this way.ICO director of operations Simon Entwistle said that the public have informed the organisation that they are becoming "increasingly concerned" about this type of correspondence.He said these marketing calls and texts are "often made by rogue companies claiming to offer payouts for accidents a person has never had, or PPI claims that they are not necessarily entitled to".Amir Hussain Amir specialises in personal loans, consumer debt and debt management
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