First Do Not Call investigation launched against telemarketer

More than 250 organizations receive warning letters

Telemarketer Lifestyle Dynamics may be the first head to roll as it faces more than 90 breaches of the Do Not Call Register, enforced by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

The company is facing the first formal investigation under the 2006 Do Not Call Register Act for calling more than 90 numbers formally registered to ensure they are lawfully excluded from receiving telemarketing calls.

The investigation follows repeated written warnings from the ACMA to Lifestyle Dynamics, which continued to contact numbers listed on the registry.

ACMA chairman Chris Chapman said the telmarketer could face "significant penalties" for its breach of the Act.

'Continuing anti-compliance will be acted upon, and the Act carries significant penalties for those offenders," Chapman said.

"ACMA is continuing to monitor telemarketers that are the subject of complaints and will take more formal action where it is warranted."

Around 249 companies have had 250 complaints, relating to breaches of the Act, filed against them since the Do Not Call Register went live on May 31 this year.

Of these, 106 failed to comply within two weeks of written warnings and a further 69 continued to receive complaints four weeks after being notified of breaches.

The Do Not Call Registry has attracted more than 1.6 million registrations since its implementation.

The ACMA declined to comment further until the investigation is completed.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Darren Pauli

Computerworld
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?