Business Texter, Inc. (which does business as BizTexter) is facing claims that it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by sending automated text messages to consumers’ cell phones without their prior consent. The plaintiff claims he received a text message from the defendant that was sent with a “chat bot,” which simulates human conversation using a computer program. The text message allegedly attempted to solicit his business; however, he says he had no prior relationship with the defendant and had not consented to receive the text. The suit argues that as a result of Business Texter’s illegal conduct, the plaintiff and proposed class members were unfairly charged for unwanted text messages and had their privacy invaded.
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