- Publication Date
- 31 October 2013
- Case Reference
- Track 2
- Adjudicated Party
- Service Type
- Competition - non-scratchcard
- Tribunal's final assessment
- Very Serious
- Code 12 para 4.8.2b - Formal reprimand and/or warning
Code 12 para 4.8.2g - Prohibition all PRS
- Breaches raised
- Code 12 4.8.4 (b) Sanctions
A service provided by the Level 2 provider Amazecell Ltd was the subject of a PhonepayPlus investigation and adjudication (case reference 08341), which resulted in sanctions being imposed by a Tribunal on 27 September 2012. The sanctions imposed by the Tribunal included a fine of £300,000 and general refunds. In addition, an administrative charge of £10,117 was imposed.
The Level 2 provider failed to pay the fine within the time period specified.
The Executive raised the following potential breach of the PhonepayPlus Code of Practice (12th Edition) (the "Code")
• Paragraph 4.8.4 (b) – Failure to comply with a sanction
The Tribunal upheld the breach. The Tribunal considered the breach to be very serious. It issued a formal reprimand and a prohibition on the Level 2 provider from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate service for a period of three years (starting from the date of publication of this decision), or until payment of the full amount due in the sum of £252,074.77 and the instant administrative charges (£3,875), whichever is the later.