Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Car sales website fined for SMS spamming

www.carsales.com.au from Australia has recently been fined $6,600 for sending SMSes to mobile phone numbers that were copied from classified advertising in newspapers. More people complained of receiving spam from this website and the authorities took drastic measures. Chairman of Australian Communications Authority (ACA), Bob Horton, said any business are obliged to comply with the provisions of the Spam Act. They should send electronic communications only with the consent of the recipients. The website stopped the practice after being issued with infringement notices by the ACA.


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