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Adams, Dean

Publication Date
27 November 2014
Case Reference
47839
Procedure
Track 2
Adjudicated Party
Adams, Dean
Service Type
Tribunal's final assessment
Sanctions
Code 12 para 4.8.2g - Prohibition all PRS
Breaches raised
Summary

The Tribunal was asked to consider imposing a prohibition against Mr Dean Adams pursuant to paragraph 4.8.2(g) of the 12th Edition of the PhonepayPlus Code of Practice (the “Code”).

The case related to an adjudication against the Level 2 provider (the “Level 2 provider”) Worldwide Websites Limited (26 June 2014, case reference: 42032), which concerned a breach of the sanctions imposed by an earlier Tribunal (14 November 2013, case reference 19887) and non-payment of the associated administrative charge. The case on 14 November 2013 concerned an adult dating and chat service (the “Service”).

On 26 June 2014, the Tribunal instructed the Executive to initiate the process which may lead to the prohibition of Mr Dean Adams, (an associated individual) pursuant to paragraph 4.8.2(g) of the Code.

The Tribunal concluded that Mr Dean Adams was an associated individual and had been knowingly involved in a series of breaches of the Code, most of which were and serious and very serious.

Taking into account all of the circumstances, the Tribunal prohibited Mr Dean Adams from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate service for a period of three years from the date of publication of this decision.