After a Vermont man received an unsolicited marketing text message from a Missouri hemp firm, he is suing the company for breaking federal anti-spamming laws.
Tyler Baker from Underhill, Vermont filed a federal lawsuit on August 7, accusing Native Hemp Co. of using automated dialing services to contact customers through text without their previous consent. Baker says he had no prior business relationship with Native Hemp and never signed up to get their texts.
The lawsuit is using a photocopy of the text message sent from Native Hemp on May 16, 2020, that read: “Native Hemp Co.: Reply YES to receive occasional marketing text msgs. Msg & data rates may apply. Reply STOP to unsubscribe.”
Baker is also seeking damages with the lawsuit of $500.00 per unlawful text. He is also seeking to have other people join the lawsuit to receive damages as well.