CRTC fines Quuebec resident for large-scale smishing campaign

SOURCE: CRTC Slaps $40,000 Fine on Quebec Man for Phishing Text Scams • iPhone in Canada Blog

  • The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) recently issued a $40,000 penalty to Quebec resident Sami Medouni for his involvement in a large-scale smishing campaign.
  • Medouni used a series of fraudulently-obtained phone numbers to send over 30,000 phishing text messages to Canadians without their consent, impersonating well-known brands to collect their credit card numbers and banking credentials.