Two men who boasted about being the biggest distributors of nuisance text messages in the UK have been exposed as part of a three-year BBC investigation.

The reporters secretely recorded two men, Andrew Horner-Glister and Barry Sanders, that were involved in an operation ring that were sending over 60 millions SMS Spam messages per month in 2014 and 2015.

The alleged criminals were selling the data captured by responses to their mass SMS spam campaigns. The data were used as sales leads and were sold under different companies that Andrew and Barry operated.

One of the companies under their control that was selling this data is Clarity Leeds. The pair acknowledged that they were harassing millions of people and admited while being filmed that what they were doing was illegal.

In the UK, sending unsolicited SMS messages has been illegal since 2003.

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