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Penalties For Spamming Are Real…Here’s The Proof

We all receive those irritating emails that we didn’t consent to receive. With the frequency that they hit our inboxes with, one would be excused for thinking that spamming laws are ineffective. However, significant penalties (and warnings) have been imposed upon Australian business owners in the past 12 months. Here’s a summary (in no particular order):

Business

Penalty

Reason

Tiger Airways

$110,000

Faulty unsubscribe facility

McDonalds

Formal warning

Use of a ‘send to friends’ facility (no consent)

Cellarmaster Wines

$110,000

Proper consent was not obtained

Optus Networks

$110,000

Inaccurate sender identification

Acris Services

Formal warning

Proper consent was not obtained

Brown Alley Nightclub

$15,500

No unsubscribe facility, no sender identification,

DND Media

Formal warning

Proper consent was not obtained

Groupon Australia

Formal warning

Proper consent was not obtained

Betezy

$6,600

No unsubscribe facility

Elders Real Estate Woolongong

Formal warning

No unsubscribe facility

Click here to learn about how to comply with Australian spamming laws.