Disclaimer: I just want to make one thing very clear. I'm not raising my voice against Cuban Pete's as a business but for the promotion tactics it has employed. I'm sure it's a fine establishment. Heck, the place actually sounds decent...until we all got spammed on our phones. We only implore you to review how you are promoting your business--or more like how your promoter is doing it--and to seize sending us unsolicited and unwanted text messages. Just leave us alone, that is all we are asking.
It seems a lot of LBC citizens have been spammed several times by "George the Promoter" of Cuban Pete's, a nightclub going in at The Hop. Not only the message was unsolicited, it showed up all hours of the day as well.
"Text George the Promoter to get VIP passes to the night club" is usually the main message.
Annoying? Yes. Frustrating? Absolutely. Violating a law? May be. Pretty sure text spamming is illegal to folks whose numbers are on the Do Not Call list like myself.
Do we have to suffer in silence? Not really.
There are the right ways to promote your business, and there are the wrong ways. I don't know if you know what "George" is doing, but he's not helping your business. And now there are shilling on Yelp to try to boost the rating. That is just not making things any better for the angry mob of people who got text spammed.
According to the good people of Yelp, different phone numbers were used to send these texts. Folks would call to complain at the joint itself but phone calls to the establishment gets roll to voicemail, goes unreturned, or worse, whoever answered the phone claims to know nothing about Cuban Pete's.
We can still do something about it. File a complaint with the FCC. Voice your opinion on Yelp. And from some observations, the spam seems to be targeting Verizon customers, perhaps we should contact them as well.
ETA1: Thanks for folks passing along more info in the comments! There's a "George De La Vega Should Be Flogged for Spamming Text to Cell Phones" Facebook page up now and dude has his own website and contact form which I'd be careful filling anything out there...gosh knows what other spam list you're going to end up on!
ETA2: Shilling has begun over on Yelp. "Yelpers" who just started yesterday popped up to give the place a raving review. I think that might just make it worse...? I have flagged a few of them and I think the great people of Yelp had taken some down, I believe.
ETA3: Another Yelper Matt W. did some detective work and found contact information. And more information on the matter has been posted at the Flog George FB page mentioned above.
And just as how I don't give my business to people who leaves me door spam fliers, I will not give my business to people who spam my cell phone.
So there I said it. Voice your opinion here, kids.