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Circle Marketing Ltd

Publication Date
19 February 2015
Case Reference
58930
Procedure
Track 2
Adjudicated Party
Circle Marketing Ltd
Service Type
Tribunal's final assessment
Very Serious
Sanctions
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
Code 12 4.10.2 Administrative Charge
Summary

The case was brought against Circle Marketing Ltd as a result of its failure to pay a fine of £130,000, the associated administrative charge or comply with a refund sanction imposed by the Tribunal of 27 November 2014. The Tribunal upheld a further two breaches of the Code in relation to the Level 2 provider’s non-compliance with the sanctions imposed and its failure to make payment of the administrative charge. The Tribunal imposed a formal reprimand, and a prohibition on the 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 the decision, or until payment of the fine and the original and instant administrative charges whichever is the later.