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Thursday August 28, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
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A TUITION agency and its director have become the first offenders to be penalised under new “Do Not Call” rules which kicked in on Jan 2.
Law Han Wei, 35, a director of Star Zest Home Tuition, and the company sent messages to mobile subscribers to market the services of its tutors between Jan 3 and 14.
Law and Star Zest were each fined S$39,000 (RM98,339) yesterday after pleading guilty to 13 of 37 counts that arose from this period, or S$3,000 (RM7,564) per charge.
Further investigations revealed that between Jan 2 and April 2, the Personal Data Protection Commission received 364 valid complaints about the agency from people that had registered for the Do Not Call Registry, which bans companies from marketing to any number listed on it without first getting consent.
It was set up to let consumers block unsolicited marketing calls, SMS messages and faxes by listing their numbers.
More than 600,000 phone numbers are on it. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network
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