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Prohibitions, further sanctions and suspensions

Lists of providers and/or individuals subject to suspension of its services by the Phone-paid Services Authority, further Tribunal sanctions for non-compliance with sanctions and prohibition from the phone-paid services market

This page lists those providers (together with their Director/responsible persons) that are subject to a suspension of access to its services and/or further sanctions, imposed by a Tribunal. This page also lists those providers and associated individuals that are currently prohibited from involvement in the phone-paid services market.

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Providers with services suspended by the Phone-paid Services Authority for non-compliance

The providers below are the subject of a formal Direction to Level 1 providers and/or Network operators to suspend access to their services under paragraph 4.8.6(a)2 of the Code. Each Direction was issued as a result of the provider’s failure to comply with a sanction within a reasonable time.

To view the Tribunal minutes relating to any of the cases below, please search our adjudication database

Blue Triangle Technology Ltd
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £20,000.
Director/responsible persons
Mr Yuwankant Bakhshi
Date of direction to suspend
16/11/2015
Technology and Communications Ltd
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £60,000.
Director/responsible persons
Ms Wing Kee Cheng
Date of direction to suspend
12/10/2015
New SMS Media Ltd
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £200,000 and a a requirement that the Level 2 provider must refund all consumers who claim a refund, for the full amount spent by them on the Service, within 28 days of their claim, save where there is good cause to believe that such claims are not valid, and provide evidence to PhonepayPlus that such refunds have been made.
Director/responsible persons
Mr Martyn Gallagher
Date of direction to suspend
18/08/2015
Circle Marketing Ltd
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £130,000 and a requirement that the Level 2 provider must refund all consumers who claim a refund, for the full amount spent by them on the Service, within 28 days of their claim, save where there is good cause to believe that such claims are not valid, and provide evidence to PPP that such refunds have been made.
Director/responsible persons
Ms Marie Monaghan
Date of direction to suspend
15/01/2015
JJP Mobile B.V.
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £250,000 and a requirement that the Level 2 provider must refund all consumers who claim a refund, for the full amount spent by them on the Service, within 28 days of their claim, save where there is good cause to believe that such claims are not valid, and provide evidence to PhonepayPlus that such refunds have been made.
Director/responsible persons
Mr Johann Antonius Wilhelmus Verpoort aka Joost Verpoort
Date of direction to suspend
05/06/2014
Clarium Telecom Limited
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £75,000
Director/responsible persons
Mr Roger Cheung
Date of direction to suspend
05/09/2014
Amectro Limited
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £250,000 and a requirement that the Level 2 provider must refund all consumers who claim a refund, for the full amount spent by them on the Service, within 28 days of their claim, save where there is good cause to believe that such claims are not valid, and provide evidence to PhonepayPlus that such refunds have been made.
Director/responsible persons
Mr Sunil Kapil
Date of direction to suspend
21/01/2013
A&M Lead Factory B.V.
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £10,000 and a requirement that the Level 2 provider must refund all consumers who claim a refund, for the full amount spent by them on the Service, within 28 days of their claim, save where there is good cause to believe that such claims are not valid, and provide evidence to PhonepayPlus that such refunds have been made.
Director/responsible persons
Mr Martijn Phiferons and Mr Alain Mathieu
Date of direction to suspend
07/04/2014
Upright Line S.A.
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £200,000 and a requirement that the Level 2 provider must refund all consumers who claim a refund, for the full amount spent by them on the Service, within 28 days of their claim, save where there is good cause to believe that such claims are not valid, and provide evidence to PhonepayPlus that such refunds have been made.
Director/responsible persons
Mr Manuel Diez
Date of direction to suspend
20/06/2013
Waqar Ashraf trading as book-theory-test-online
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £85,000 and a requirement that the Level 2 provider must refund all consumers who claim a refund, for the full amount spent by them on the Service, within 28 days of their claim, save where there is good cause to believe that such claims are not valid, and provide evidence to PhonepayPlus that such refunds have been made.
Director/responsible persons
Mr Waqar Ashraf
Date of direction to suspend
10/06/2013
Horizon Housing Limited
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £25,000 and a requirement that the Level 2 provider must refund all complainants who claim a refund, for the full amount spent by them on the Service, within 28 days of their claim, save where there is good cause to believe that such claims are not valid, and provide evidence to PhonepayPlus that such refunds have been made.
Director/responsible persons
Mr Martin Andrews
Date of direction to suspend
27/12/2012
ООО Коннекст (Connect) Trading as SMSBill
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £50,000
Director/responsible persons
Unknown
Date of direction to suspend
16/08/2012
Daniel Marshall, Trading as Housing Help
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £6,000
Director/responsible persons
Mr Daniel Marshall
Date of direction to suspend
2012
Simon Johnson
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £500
Director/responsible persons
Mr Simon Johnson
Date of direction to suspend
2012
Andrew Price Trading as Thomas Ferguson & Company
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £10,000
Director/responsible persons
Mr Andrew Price
Date of direction to suspend
23/04/2012
Customer Service Helplines (UK) Ltd
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £50,000
Director/responsible persons
Mr Philip Palmer and Mr Nathan Fage
Date of direction to suspend
2011
Jermaine Pinnock
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £5,000
Director/responsible persons
Mr Jermaine Pinnock
Date of direction to suspend
2011
Phonenumbers4U
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £1,000
Director/responsible persons
Mr Richard Howard
Date of direction to suspend
2011
TGH Management Limited (FKA Transact Group Holdings)
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £220,000
Director/responsible persons
Mr Barry Peake and Mr Kevin Swayne
Date of direction to suspend
2011
Colgant Data Services Ltd
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £8,000
Director/responsible persons
Unknown
Date of direction to suspend
2010
Mark Pointer trading as Call Shop International
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £15,000
Director/responsible persons
Mr Mark Pointer
Date of direction to suspend
2010
Plaza Telecom
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £175,000
Director/responsible persons
Mr Geoffrey Laffoley-Lane, Mr Andrew Turner, Mr Luca Pepere, Mr Keith Harbison, Mr Kelvin Harrison, Ms Linda Andrews, Mr John Taylor, Mr David Memory and Mr David White
Date of direction to suspend
2010
Royal Northern Star
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £750
Director/responsible persons
Ms Joan Jacques
Date of direction to suspend
2010
Think Telecom Solutions Ltd
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £55,000
Director/responsible persons
Mr Chistopher Armour and Ms Jacqueline Booth
Date of direction to suspend
2010
Vale DS Communications
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £1,000
Director/responsible persons
Jonathan Pryce, Gordon Boulden, Michael White and David Shorten
Date of direction to suspend
2010
Blueprint Management Limited
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £3,500
Director/responsible persons
Mr Peter Till, Mr Gordon Boulden, Mr Michael White and Mr David Shorten
Date of direction to suspend
2010
Pinnacle International Projects Limited Ltd
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £10,000
Director/responsible persons
Cy Coleman and David Walters
Date of direction to suspend

Speedreview Limited
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £150,000
Director/responsible persons
Mr Darshan Singh
Date of direction to suspend

Jay Singh trading as JST Promotions
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £110,000
Director/responsible persons
Mr Jay Singh
Date of direction to suspend

PCB Telecom Limited
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £500,000
Director/responsible persons
Mr Kushbinder Abhol, Mr Rashpal Takhar and Mr Ranbir Kaloya
Date of direction to suspend

Symtek Communications Limited
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £250,000
Director/responsible persons
Mr Kushbinder Abhol
Date of direction to suspend

Enbel Limited
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £110,000
Director/responsible persons
Mr Bahjiit Singh
Date of direction to suspend

Starwire Limited
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £250,000
Director/responsible persons
Mr Thomas McCann
Date of direction to suspend

T. Jaya Kandan Ltd
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £20,000
Director/responsible persons
Mr T Jaya Kandan
Date of direction to suspend

K. Felix J. Paul Ltd
Sanctions not complied with
a fine
Director/responsible persons
Mr K Felix and Mr J Paul
Date of direction to suspend

Jaswinder Singh
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £45,000
Director/responsible persons
Mr Jaswinder Singh
Date of direction to suspend

H. Navaneeth
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £20,000
Director/responsible persons
H. Navaneeth
Date of direction to suspend

Ambavox AG
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £30,000
Director/responsible persons
Unknown
Date of direction to suspend
2009
7 Tel
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £20,000
Director/responsible persons
Mr William Jones-Pearson and Mr Jonathon Steele
Date of direction to suspend

Jack Barnard Telecom Services Limited
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £200,000
Director/responsible persons
Mr Jack Barnard
Date of direction to suspend
2008
Arun Khanna Ltd
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £25,000
Director/responsible persons
Mr Arun Khanna
Date of direction to suspend
2008
SIP networks Ltd
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £10,000
Director/responsible persons
Unknown
Date of direction to suspend

Vanessa O’Neil
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £10,000
Director/responsible persons
Ms Vanessa O'Neil
Date of direction to suspend

Roger Cameron
Sanctions not complied with
a fine of £10,000
Director/responsible persons
Mr Roger Cameron
Date of direction to suspend

DSLB Limited
Sanctions not complied with
A fine of £200,000, remedy the breach and general refund sanction
Director/responsible persons
Mr Jonathan Paul Boden
Date of direction to suspend
21 November 2016
Mr David Drysdale T/A Bright Sky Loans
Sanctions not complied with
A fine of £120,000, remedy the breach and universal refund sanction
Director/responsible persons
Mr David Gary Drysdale
Date of direction to suspend
22 December 2016
Partner Telecom Limited
Sanctions not complied with
A fine of £120,000, remedy the breach and general refund sanction
Director/responsible persons
Mr Stuart Pollack and Mr Ian McCelland
Date of direction to suspend
25 November 2016
Crowtel Ltd
Sanctions not complied with
Remedy the breach, seek compliance advice and general refund sanction
Director/responsible persons
Mr Mark Nelson
Date of direction to suspend
16 August 2016
Treasure Media Limited
Sanctions not complied with
Remedy the breach and general refund sanction
Director/responsible persons
Mr Paul Quirk
Date of direction to suspend
19 December 2016

 

Providers subject to further sanctions by a Tribunal (excluding prohibitions1) for non-compliance

The providers below are currently subject to further sanctions imposed by a Tribunal under section 4.8.6(b)3 of the Code for failure to comply with a sanction within the required period, or 4.11.2 of the Code for failure to pay an administration charge within the specified period.

To view the Tribunal minutes relating to any of the cases below, please search our adjudication database

JJP Mobile B.V.
Sanctions not complied with
A fine of £250,000.
Director/responsible persons
Mr Johann Antonius Wilhelmus Verpoort aka Joost Verpoort
Further sanction imposed
A formal reprimand
Date further sanction imposed
07/08/2014

 

Providers prohibited from involvement in PRS by a Tribunal

The providers below are currently prohibited by a Tribunal from involvement in the premium rate market under paragraph 4.8.3(e) 4.8.3(f) or 4.8.3(g) or 4.8.3(h) of the Code.

To view the Tribunal minutes relating to any of the cases below, please search our adjudication database

A&M Lead Factory B.V.
Directors/ Responsible person
Alain Mathieu, Martijn Phiferons
Date prohibition imposed
10/07/2014
Date prohibition expires
09/07/2017 or until payment of the outstanding fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later.
Sanction description
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 outstanding fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later.
Worldwide Websites Limited
Directors/ Responsible person
Dean Adams
Date prohibition imposed
10/07/2014
Date prohibition expires
09/07/2017 or until payment of the outstanding fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later
Sanction description
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 outstanding fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later.
Frontier Limited
Directors/ Responsible person
Matthew Jones
Date prohibition imposed
03/03/2014
Date prohibition expires
02/03/2015 or until payment of the outstanding fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later.
Sanction description
A requirement that access is barred to all the Level 2 provider’s premium rate services for 12 months or until compliance advice has been sought and implemented to the satisfaction of PhonepayPlus, whichever is later.
Frontier Limited
Directors/ Responsible person
Matthew Jones
Date prohibition imposed
12/06/2014
Date prohibition expires
11/06/2017 or until payment of the outstanding fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later.
Sanction description
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 outstanding fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later.
JJP mobile B.V.
Directors/ Responsible person
Johann Antonius Wilhelmus Verpoort aka Joost Verpoort
Date prohibition imposed
01/05/2014
Date prohibition expires
30/04/2022 or until payment of the outstanding fine and total administrative charges, whichever is the later.
Sanction description
A prohibition on the Level 2 provider from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate service for a period of eight years (starting from the date of publication of the decision), or until payment of the outstanding fine and total administrative charges, whichever is the later.
Amectro Ltd
Directors/ Responsible person
Sunil Kapil
Date prohibition imposed
03/04/2014
Date prohibition expires
02/04/2017 or until payment of the outstanding fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later.
Sanction description
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 outstanding fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later.
Global Billing Solutions Limited
Directors/ Responsible person
Kyle Hitchcox
Date prohibition imposed
03/04/2014
Date prohibition expires
02/04/2015 or until payment of the outstanding fine and instant and original administrative charges, whichever is the later.
Sanction description
A prohibition on the Level 2 provider from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate service for a period of one year (starting from the date of publication of this decision), or until payment of the outstanding fine and instant and original administrative charges, whichever is the later.
CommandM PTY Limited
Directors/ Responsible person
David Cornford, Dale Saul Carr
Date prohibition imposed
06/02/2014
Date prohibition expires
05/02/2017 or until payment of the outstanding fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later.
Sanction description
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 outstanding fine and instant and original administrative charges, whichever is the later.
Bafona Ltd
Directors/ Responsible person
Patricia Cantrell and William Gray
Date prohibition imposed
06/02/2014
Date prohibition expires
05/02/2017 or until payment of the outstanding fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later.
Sanction description
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 outstanding fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later.
R S Premium Limited
Directors/ Responsible person
Jason Smith
Date prohibition imposed
28/11/2013
Date prohibition expires
27/11/2018
Sanction description
A prohibition on the Level 2 provider from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate service for a period of five years (starting from the date of publication of this decision).
Amazecell Ltd
Directors/ Responsible person
Idan Miller, Oren Askarov and Rivi Bloch
Date prohibition imposed
31/10/2013
Date prohibition expires
30/10/2016 or until payment of the outstanding fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later.
Sanction description
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 of £3,875 whichever is the later.
WDMG Ltd
Directors/ Responsible person
David Roberts
Date prohibition imposed
31/10/2013
Date prohibition expires
30/10/2016 or until payment of the outstanding fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later.
Sanction description
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 outstanding fine and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later.
Zooborang Ltd
Directors/ Responsible person
Guilluame Peersman and Corrine Hunter
Date prohibition imposed
05/09/2013
Date prohibition expires
04/09/2016 or until payment of the outstanding fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later.
Sanction description
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 the breaches are remedied by payment of the fine and original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later.
Tel4U Ltd
Directors/ Responsible person
Vahid Yousefi and Sahdia Yousefi
Date prohibition imposed
05/09/2013
Date prohibition expires
04/09/2018
Sanction description
A prohibition on Tel4U Ltd from providing or having any involvement in, any premium rate service or promotion for five years, starting from the date of publication of the decision.
Tribecton Trading Limited
Directors/ Responsible person
Yulia Pisareva
Date prohibition imposed
22/11/2012
Date prohibition expires
Until a compliance audit is undertaken in accordance with the terms of reference set out in the audit sanction and any recommendations made by the auditors are fully implemented to the satisfaction of the Executive (audit sanction not complied with).
Sanction description
A prohibition on the Level 1 provider from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate services, from the date of publication of this decision until a compliance audit is undertaken in accordance with the terms of reference set out in the audit sanction and any recommendations made by the auditors are fully implemented to the satisfaction of the Executive.
Pan International Telecommunications Limited
Directors/ Responsible person
Richard Hunt (aka. Mark Pointer)
Date prohibition imposed
07/07/2011
Date prohibition expires
06/07/2014 or until payment of the fine and the administrative charge, whichever is the later.
Sanction description
A prohibition on the Service Provider from involvement in, or contracting for, any premium rate services, for a period of three years (starting from the date of the publication of this decision), or until the breaches are remedied by payment of the fine and the administrative charge, whichever is the later.
Colgant Data Services Limited
Directors/ Responsible person
Enda Furey
Date prohibition imposed
29/09/2010
Date prohibition expires
29/03/2011 or until payment of the outstanding fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later. See Sanction description (remains unpaid)
Sanction description
The Tribunal ordered that the Service Provider be prohibited from involvement in, or contracting for, the provision of any premium rate service in the UK for a period of six months from the date of this decision and thererafter for so long as the outstanding fine and the administrative charges remain unpaid.
Andrew Price (also known as Thomas Ferguson, trading as Thomas Ferguson & Company)
Directors/ Responsible person
Andrew Price (also known as Thomas Ferguson)
Date prohibition imposed
05/07/2012
Date prohibition expires
06/07/2017 or until payment of the outstanding fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later.
Sanction description
A prohibition on the Level 2 provider from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate services for a period of 5 years (starting from the date of publication of this decision), or until the breaches are remedied by payment of the original fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later.
Alpha-Telecom Limited
Directors/ Responsible person
Not known
Date prohibition imposed
19/07/2012
Date prohibition expires
18/07/2017 or until the breaches are remedied by payment of the original fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later.
Sanction description
A prohibition on the Level 2 provider from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate services for a period of 5 years (starting from the date of publication of this decision), or until the breaches are remedied by payment of the original fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later. The prohibition is to run concurrent with the 12 month prohibition imposed by the Tribunal on 26 April 2012.
Adrian Richards, Trading as Excelsior Telecom (Sole Trader)
Directors/ Responsible person
Adrian Richards
Date prohibition imposed
19/07/2012
Date prohibition expires
18/07/2017 or until the breaches are remedied by payment of the original fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later.
Sanction description
A prohibition on the Level 2 provider from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate services for a period of 5 years (starting from the date of publication of this decision), or until the breaches are remedied by payment of the original fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later. The prohibition is to run concurrent with the 12 month prohibition imposed by the Tribunal on 26 April 2012.
Bay Telecom Limited
Directors/ Responsible person
Julian Williams-Hopkins, Gareth Williams and Kevin-Anthony Kearle
Date prohibition imposed
27/05/2010
Date prohibition expires
See Sanction description (Remains unpaid)
Sanction description
The Tribunal ordered that the bar already in existence [two years from April 2010] to be extended to run from two years from the date from which all outstanding fines and administrative charges are paid and discharged.
Think Telecom Solutions Ltd
Directors/ Responsible person
Christian Armour and Jacquiline Booth
Date prohibition imposed
16/09/2010
Date prohibition expires
See Sanction description (Remains unpaid)
Sanction description
The Tribunal imposed a bar on the Service Provider from all premium rate services until such date as the remainder of the fine and the new administrative charge in relation to this case are paid.
Customer Service Helplines (UK) Ltd
Directors/ Responsible person
Nathan Fage and Phillip Palmer
Date prohibition imposed
01/09/2011
Date prohibition expires
See Sanction description (Remains unpaid)
Sanction description
A prohibition on the Service Provider from involvement in, or contracting for, the provision of any premium rate services, for a period of 12 months (starting from the date of the publication of this decision), or until the breaches are remedied by payment of the outstanding fine and the administrative charges relating to both the original and present cases, whichever is the later. The prohibition is to be suspended for a period of three months to allow the Service Provider to pay the fine and both administrative charges. Should the outstanding fine and both administrative charges be paid within this period of three months, the prohibition is to be set aside.
Daniel Marshall t/a Housing Help UK
Directors/ Responsible person
Daniel Marshall
Date prohibition imposed
27/09/2012
Date prohibition expires
26/09/2015 or payment fine and of the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is later.
Sanction description
A bar on the Level 2 provider from providing or having any involvement in the provision of advice and/or information services for three years (starting from the date of publication of this decision), or until the breaches are remedied by payment fine and of the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is later.
Horizon Housing
Directors/ Responsible person
Martin Andrews
Date prohibition imposed
06/12/2012
Date prohibition expires
05/12/2017 or until payment of the original fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later.
Sanction description
A prohibition on the Level 2 provider from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate services for a period of five years (starting from the date of publication of this decision), or until the breaches are remedied by payment of the original fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later.
ООО Коннекст (Connect) Trading as SMSBill
Directors/ Responsible person
Not known
Date prohibition imposed
08/11/2012
Date prohibition expires
07/11/2017 or until payment of the original fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later.
Sanction description
A prohibition on the Level 2 provider from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate services for a period of five years (starting from the date of publication of this decision), or until the breaches are remedied by payment of the original fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later.
Clarium Telecom Limited
Directors/ Responsible person
Roger Cheung
Date prohibition imposed
30/10/2014
Date prohibition expires
29/10/2017 or until payment of the outstanding fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later.
Sanction description
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 outstanding fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later.
Circle Marketing Limited
Directors/ Responsible person
Ms Marie Monaghan
Date prohibition imposed
05/03/2015
Date prohibition expires
04/03/2018 or until payment of the outstanding fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later.
Sanction description
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 this decision, or until payment of the refunds, outstanding fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later.
New Business Start-Up/ Bkings Group Limited
Directors/ Responsible person
Naffisatu Adeikemie King (aka Ann-Marie King) and Curtis Brempong King
Date prohibition imposed
11/06/2015
Date prohibition expires
10/06/2018 or until payment of the refunds, outstanding fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later.
Sanction description
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 this decision, or until payment of the refunds, outstanding fine and the original and instantadministrative charges, whichever is the later.
Total Recruitment Consultancy Limited
Directors/ Responsible person
Naffisatu Adeikemie King (aka Ann-Marie King) and Curtis Brempong King
Date prohibition imposed
11/06/2015
Date prohibition expires
10/06/2018 or until payment of the refunds, outstanding fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later.
Sanction description
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 this decision, or until payment of the refunds, outstanding fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later.
Blue Triangle Technology Ltd
Directors/ Responsible person
Yuwankant Bakhshi
Date prohibition imposed
17/03/2016
Date prohibition expires
16/03/2018 or until payment of the outstanding fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later.
Sanction description
A prohibition on the Level 2 provider from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate service for a period of two years, starting from the date of publication of this decision, or until payment of the outstanding fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later.

 

Associated individuals prohibited from involvement in PRS by a Tribunal

The associated individuals below are currently prohibited by a Tribunal from involvement in the premium rate market under paragraph 4.8.3(f) or 4.8.3(g) of the Code.

To view the Tribunal minutes relating to any of the cases below, please search our adjudication database

Johann Antonius Wilhelmus Verpoort aka Joost Verpoort
Relevant provider
JJP Mobile B.V.
Date prohibition imposed
18/09/2014
Date prohibition expires
17/09/2021
Sanction description
A prohibition on 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
Matthew Jones
Relevant provider
Frontier Limited
Date prohibition imposed
12/06/2014
Date prohibition expires
11/06/2019
Sanction description
The Tribunal decided to prohibit Matthew Jones from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate service for a period of five years from the date of publication of this decision.
Sunil Kapil
Relevant provider
Amectro Ltd
Date prohibition imposed
29/05/2014
Date prohibition expires
28/05/2019
Sanction description
The Tribunal decided to prohibit Sunil Kapil from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate service for a period of five years from the date of publication of this decision.
William Gray
Relevant provider
Bafona Ltd
Date prohibition imposed
15/05/2014
Date prohibition expires
14/05/2018
Sanction description
The Tribunal decided to prohibit William Gray from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate service for a period of four years from the date of publication of this decision.
Patricia Cantrell
Relevant provider
Bafona Ltd
Date prohibition imposed
15/05/2014
Date prohibition expires
14/05/2019
Sanction description
The Tribunal decided to prohibit Patricia Cantrell from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate service for a period of five years from the date of publication of this decision.
Vahid Yousefi
Relevant provider
Tel4U Ltd
Date prohibition imposed
01/05/2014
Date prohibition expires
30/04/2019
Sanction description
The Tribunal decided to prohibit Vahid Yousefi from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate service for a period of five years from the date of publication of this decision.
Sahdia Yousefi
Relevant provider
Tel4U Ltd
Date prohibition imposed
01/05/2014
Date prohibition expires
30/04/2019
Sanction description
The Tribunal decided to prohibit Sahdia Yousefi from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate service for a period of five years from the date of publication of this decision.
Corinne Hunter
Relevant provider
Zooborang Ltd
Date prohibition imposed
20/03/2014
Date prohibition expires
19/03/2019
Sanction description
The Tribunal decided to prohibit Corrine Hunter from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate service for a period of five years from the date of publication of this decision.
Guilluame Peersman
Relevant provider
Zooborang Ltd
Date prohibition imposed
20/03/2014
Date prohibition expires
18/03/2019
Sanction description
The Tribunal decided to prohibit Guilluame Peersman from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate service for a period of five years from the date of publication of this decision.
Waqar Ashraf
Relevant provider
Waqar Ashraf trading as 'book-your-theory-test-online'
Date prohibition imposed
20/02/2014
Date prohibition expires
19/02/2019
Sanction description
The Tribunal decided to prohibit Waqar Ashraf from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate service for a period of five years from the date of publication of this decision.
Marcus Foley
Relevant provider
Marcus Foley trading as IT Expects Midlands
Date prohibition imposed
13/03/2013
Date prohibition expires
12/03/2018
Sanction description
The Tribunal decided to prohibit Marcus Foley from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate service for a period of five years from the date of publication of this decision.
Jonjo Andrews
Relevant provider
London and Southern Housing Limited
Date prohibition imposed
21/03/2013
Date prohibition expires
20/03/2018
Sanction description
The Tribunal decided to prohibit Jonjo Andrews from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate service for a period of five years from the date of publication of this decision.
Martin Andrews
Relevant provider
Horizon Housing
Date prohibition imposed
21/03/2013
Date prohibition expires
20/03/2018
Sanction description
The Tribunal decided to prohibit Martin Andrews from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate service for a period of five years from the date of publication of this decision.
Keith Mark Waller
Relevant provider
London and Southern Housing Limited/Horizon Housing
Date prohibition imposed
21/03/2013
Date prohibition expires
20/03/2018
Sanction description
The Tribunal decided to prohibit Keith Mark Waller from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate service for a period of five years from the date of publication of this decision.
Richard Hunt (aka. Mark Pointer)
Relevant provider
Pan International Telecommunications Limited
Date prohibition imposed
01/03/2012
Date prohibition expires
28/02/2017
Sanction description
The Tribunal decided to prohibit Richard Dennis Hunt, also known as Mark Pointer, from involvement in, or contracting for, the provision of any premium rate service for a period of five years from the date of publication of this decision.
Mark Pointer
Relevant provider
Mark Pointer trading as ‘Call Shop International’
Date prohibition imposed
15/10/2010
Date prohibition expires
Until such time as the outstanding fine and administrative charge in relation to the original case, as well as the new administrative charge are paid by the service provider (Remains unpaid)
Sanction description
The Tribunal imposed a prohibition on the Service Provider from involvement in, or contracting for the provision of any premium rate services until such time as the outstanding fine and administrative charge in relation to the original case, as well as the new administrative charge in relation to this case, are paid by the Service Provider.
Andrew Price (also known as Thomas Ferguson)
Relevant provider
Andrew Price (also known as Thomas Ferguson, trading as Thomas Ferguson & Company)
Date prohibition imposed
12/09/2012
Date prohibition expires
11/09/2017
Sanction description
The Tribunal was satisfied that it was appropriate to prohibit Andrew Price (also known as Thomas Ferguson) from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate service for a period of five years from the date of publication of this decision.
Fabio Goncalo Ferraz Ricardo Bernando
Relevant provider
Fabio Goncalo Ferraz Ricardo Bernando trading as 'Low Cost Cars'
Date prohibition imposed
09/06/2011
Date prohibition expires
Until such time as the outstanding fine and administrative charge in relation to the original case, as well as the new administrative charge are paid by the service provider (Remains unpaid)
Sanction description
A prohibition on the Service Provider from involvement in, or contracting for, any premium rate services, for a period of 12 months (starting from the date of the publication of this decision), or until the breaches are remedied by payment of the fine and the administrative charge, whichever is the later.
Michael Woodman
Relevant provider
Michael Woodman, acting as a sole trader
Date prohibition imposed
21/07/2011
Date prohibition expires
Until such time as the outstanding fine and administrative charge in relation to the original case, as well as the new administrative charge are paid by the service provider (Remains unpaid)
Sanction description
A prohibition on the Service Provider from involvement in, or contracting for, any premium rate services, for a period of three years (starting from the date of the publication of this decision), or until the breaches are remedied by payment of the original fine and the original and instant administrative charges, whichever is the later. The Tribunal noted that the effect of this concurrent prohibition was to extend the previous prohibition by at least 26 months.
Chris Syston
Relevant provider
Alpha-Telecom Limited
Date prohibition imposed
25/10/2012
Date prohibition expires
24/10/2017
Sanction description
The Tribunal decided to prohibit Chris Syston from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate service for a period of five years from the date of publication of this decision.
Adrian Richards
Relevant provider
Alpha-Telecom Limited
Date prohibition imposed
25/10/2012
Date prohibition expires
24/10/2017
Sanction description
The Tribunal decided to prohibit Adrian Richards from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate service for a period of five years from the date of publication of this decision.
Alain Mathieu
Relevant provider
A&M Lead Factory B.V.
Date prohibition imposed
13/11/2014
Date prohibition expires
12/11/2017
Sanction description
The Tribunal decided to prohibit Alain Mathieu 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
Martijn Phiferons
Relevant provider
A&M Lead Factory B.V.
Date prohibition imposed
13/11/2014
Date prohibition expires
12/11/2017
Sanction description
The Tribunal decided to prohibit Martijn Phiferons 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.
Roger Cheung
Relevant provider
Clarium Telecom Limited
Date prohibition imposed
23/12/2014
Date prohibition expires
22/12/2017
Sanction description
The Tribunal decided to prohibit Roger Cheung from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate service for the period of three years from the date of publication of this decision.
Dean Adams
Relevant provider
Worldwide Websites Limited
Date prohibition imposed
27/11/2014
Date prohibition expires
26/11/2017
Sanction description
The Tribunal decided to prohibit 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.
Dale Saul Carr
Relevant provider
CommandM Pty Limited
Date prohibition imposed
04/09/2014
Date prohibition expires
03/09/2017
Sanction description
The Tribunal decided to prohibit Dale Saul Carr 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.
David Cornford
Relevant provider
CommandM Pty Limited
Date prohibition imposed
04/09/2014
Date prohibition expires
03/09/2017
Sanction description
The Tribunal decided to prohibit David Cornford 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.
Marie Monaghan
Relevant provider
Circle Marketing Ltd
Date prohibition imposed
25/06/2015
Date prohibition expires
24/06/2018
Sanction description
A prohibition on Ms Marie Monghan from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate service for a period of three years from the date of publication of the decision.
Naffisatu Adekemie Brempong King (also known as Ms Ann- Marie King)
Relevant provider
New Business Start-Up Limited (formerly BKings Group Limited) and Total Recruitment Consultancy Limited
Date prohibition imposed
03/09/2015
Date prohibition expires
02/09/2018
Sanction description
A prohibition on Ms King from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate service for a period of three years from the date of publication of the decision.
Curtis Brempong King
Relevant provider
New Business Start-Up Limited (formerly BKings Group Limited) and Total Recruitment Consultancy Limited
Date prohibition imposed
03/09/2015
Date prohibition expires
02/09/2018
Sanction description
A prohibition on Mr King from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate service for a period of three years from the date of publication of the decision.
Jermaine Pinnock (Sole Trader)
Relevant provider
Jermaine Pinnock (Sole Trader)
Date prohibition imposed
26/05/2011
Date prohibition expires
25/05/2012 or until breaches are remedied by payment of the fine and administrative charge
Sanction description
A prohibition on the Service Provider from involvement in, or contracting for, any premium rate services, for a period of 12 months (starting from the date of the publication of this decision), or until the breaches are remedied by payment of the fine and the administrative charge. Thereafter the Service Provider is to submit all services to the Executive for compliance advice, prior to commencement of such services, for a further period of 12 months.
Martyn Gallagher
Relevant provider
New SMS Media Limited
Date prohibition imposed
26/05/2016
Date prohibition expires
25/05/2021
Sanction description
The Tribunal decided to prohibit Martyn Gallagher from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate service for a period of five years from the date of publication of this decision.

 

Notes:

  1. Providers that are subject to a prohibition as a result of non-compliance under 4.8.6(b) and/or 4.11.2 of the Code are not included on the list but are contained on the 'Providers and associated individuals prohibited from involvement in PRS by Tribunal' list.

  2. The relevant provision under the 13th edition of the PhonepayPlus Code of Practice, is paragraph 4.8.4(a)

  3. The relevant provisions under the 13th edition of the PhonepayPlus Code of Practice, is paragraph 4.8.6(b)