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Adjudication

Publication Date
25 June 2015
Case Reference
64036
Procedure
Track 2
Adjudicated Party
Monaghan, Marie
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 a prohibition against Ms Marie Monaghan 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”) Circle Marketing Ltd  (19 February 2015, case reference: 58930), which concerned a breach of the sanctions imposed by an earlier Tribunal (27 November 2014, case reference 29838) and non-payment of the associated administrative charges. The case on 27 November 2014 concerned premium rate adult and glamour video subscription services which were operated under the names “UrHottestBabes”, “Fun-sexygirls”, and “HornyHotBabes” (the “Services”).  Among other issues, the Services could be accessed from applications that appeared to utilise a form of malware that suppressed the receipt of Service messages.

On 19 February 2015, the Tribunal instructed the Executive to initiate the process which may lead to the prohibition of Ms Marie Monaghan pursuant to paragraph 4.8.2(g) of the Code.

At the hearing on 11 June 2015, the Tribunal concluded that Marie Monaghan was an individual associated with Circle Marketing Ltd who had been knowingly involved in a series of serious and very serious breaches of the Code.
Taking into account all the circumstances, the Tribunal prohibited Ms Monaghan 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.

Administrative Charge Recommendation: 100%

 

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