Banned individuals

Our Tribunal has the power to impose sanctions on non-compliant providers and associated individuals where it finds that breaches of our Code have occurred following an investigation under our Track 2 procedure. This can include prohibiting (or 'barring’) a provider or individual from the market for lengthy periods.

Prohibitions are generally the most serious sanctions available to the Tribunal and in the interests of transparency we publish a list of all and individuals that are subject to a prohibition.

Individuals banned 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.

Relevant provider
Halak Online Limited
Date prohibition imposed
06/09/2019
Date prohibition expires
06/09/2024
Sanction description
The Tribunal decided to prohibit Mr Shenar from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate service in the UK for a period of 5 years from the date of publication of this decision.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Relevant provider
Halak Online Limited
Date prohibition imposed
07/09/2019
Date prohibition expires
07/09/2024
Sanction description
The Tribunal decided to prohibit Mr Shenar from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate service in the UK for a period of 5 years from the date of publication of this decision.
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.
Relevant provider
Flipcove Ltd
Date prohibition imposed
02/08/2019
Date prohibition expires
02/08/2024
Sanction description
A prohibition of Mr Boyle from providing, or having any involvement in, any premium rate service for a period of 5 years from the date of publication of this decision.

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