|Publication date||15 December 2021|
|Adjudicated party||Ramsey, Natalie|
|Tribunal's final assessment||Very Serious|
Code 14 -
4.8.3 (g) Sanctions
|Summary||This case was brought against the associated individual under paragraph 4.8.8 of the 14th edition of the Code of Practice (“the Code”).
The case related to an adjudication against the Level 2 provider, Webdata Ltd, (‘the Level 2 provider’), which was heard on 11 October 2019 (case reference: 154913). The adjudication concerned a subscription-based alert service, ‘Lotto Alerts’ (‘the Service’) operated by the Level 2 provider. As part of the adjudication against the Level 2 provider, the Tribunal recommended that the Executive consider initiating the process which may lead to the prohibition of Ms Ramsey pursuant to paragraph 4.8.3(g) of the Code.
The Tribunal decided (unanimously) to prohibit Ms Ramsay from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate service in the UK for a period of five years from the date of publication of this decision. The Tribunal did not identify any or any sufficient evidence to mitigate the duration of the sanction.
The Tribunal considered that such a prohibition was appropriate, proportionate and justified due to the proven conduct of the Level 2 provider and the Tribunal’s finding that Ms Ramsey was knowingly involved in the same. The Tribunal took into account the deterrent effect of sanctions and the need to ensure that such non-compliant conduct would not be repeated by Ms Ramsey. It had regard to the wider public interest and the PSA’s legitimate aim of protecting consumers and the public, and upholding standards and confidence in the sector.
Administrative charge recommendation: 100%
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