The Australian spam watchdog has fined Virgin Mobile AU $22,000 (approximately £13,200) after the company was found to have sent emails to customers who had opted out of receiving promotions.
According to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) received complaints from Virgin Mobile customers who had requested not to receive email messages from the company.
Part of the message sent by Virgin Mobile read:
To make sure you’re still certain about this choice, we just wanted to quickly show you some examples of recent offers that we’ve sent to customers
In other words, whoever was responsible for sending the email from within Virgin Mobile knew that the recipient had requested not to receive further emails from the firm,…
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