FTC Files Complaint Over Mortgage Modification Spam

The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint against a Huntington Beach man who it says sent millions of illegal text spam messages advertising a mortgage modification website that claimed to offer government-affiliated services. The FTC said in the court document that Phillip A. Flora sent out text messages at a "mind boggling" rate of about 85 messages a minute, every minute of every day for a 40-day period that began on Aug 22, 2009.