Facebook slapped with lawsuit for sending happy birthday text messagesBy Mason White 4:07 AM February 17, 2016
|Happy birthday greeting card (illustration)|
By: Feng Qian
A man who claimed that Facebook had no right to send him happy birthday text messages, is seeking $1,500 in compensation for each message that reached his cellphone, according to court documents in Florida.
Colin Brickman of Tampa, told the court that Facebook’s birthday text messages violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which restricts telemarketers and robocalls.
Brickman claimed that Facebook never obtained permission to send text messages to his cellphone, but nevertheless sent them to him.
Facebook sends messages to users who gave them their cellphone number.
Brickman is seeking class action status to get compensations for other users of Facebook who received unsolicited birthday text messages.