READ NEXT: Victory for Kim Kardashian as Instagram says it will cancel TikTok-style updatesWeekly, from California, told VICE: "It was just kind of fun, surreal moment, like holy cr*p.
I'm holding an actual check from a party who sent me a spam text message and apologised for it.Weekly announced the big win on on Twitter where he said: "I sued a spammer!
Did you know you have a right to sue folks that send you unsolicited text messages or calls?"Weekly explained that he did this by finding out who sent the text, sending them a notice with 10 days notice to respond, then filing a small claims lawsuit.
He said: "At this point you probably will get their attention since if they ignore you now and you show up to court you will almost certainly win a default judgement against them and the courts will seize from them what you are owed." While Weekly's advice applies to the US, there are also ways to get back at spammers here in the UK.In 2006, engineer Nigel Roberts became the first person to beat a company in court for breaching anti-spam law.He won a £300 settlement and said: "This is a small victory.Read more on dailystar.co.uk