A Greater Manchester used-car dealer that sent hundreds of thousands of spam texts has been fined £40,000.

Concept Car Credit Limited, which is based in Radcliffe, was issued with the penalty following an investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

The investigation found the company, which offers both car finance and cars for sale, had broken the law about how firms can use people’s details to send marketing texts.

Steve Eckersley, ICO Head of Enforcement, said:

“The mass sending of over 300,000 marketing text messages without following the rules is simply not on.

“We have published clear guidance on how to comply with the law and have a helpline which gives businesses further advice. There’s no excuse for getting it wrong and intruding into people’s everyday lives with spam texts.”

Source: Radcliffe used-car dealer fined £40,000 for sending 336,000 spam texts | ICO