More Aussie spammers caught under ACMA’s iron fist

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More Aussie spammers caught under ACMA’s iron fist

The Ad Company has copped a formal warning from the Australian Communications and Media Authority for alleged breaches of the Spam Act.

The company allegedly sent commercial emails to recipients with their consent or after consent had been withdrawn.

It is also alleged that a quantity of the messages did not have an unsubscribe link or information on how to unsubscribe within the messages.

ACMA said in a statement that the new owners of The Ad Company have co-operated with its investigation and have indicated a willingness to alter the company’s advertising methods to comply with 2003 anti-spam legislation.

Commercial electronic messages can be sent by email, SMS, MMS and instant messaging.

Under the Spam Act, potential penalties of up to $1.1 million per day may be imposed by the Federal Court for repeat offenders.

Last month, Best Buy Australia was fined $4,400 for breaches of the legislation.
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