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Verpoort, Joost

Publication Date
18 September 2014
Case Reference
43709
Procedure
Track 2
Adjudicated Party
Verpoort, Joost
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 Johann Verpoort 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”) JJP Mobile B.V. (24 July 2014, case reference: 45179), which concerned a breach of the sanctions imposed by an earlier Tribunal (17 April 2014, case reference 04842) and non-payment of the associated administrative charges. The case on 17 April 2014 concerned trivia competition subscription services (the “Service(s)”).

On 17 April 2014 and 24 July 2014, the Tribunal instructed the Executive to initiate the process which may lead to the prohibition of Mr Johann Verpoort, (an associated individual) pursuant to paragraph 4.8.2(g) of the Code.

The Tribunal concluded that Mr Johann Verpoort was an associated individual and had been knowingly involved in a serious and/or series of breaches of the Code.

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