FAS has fined “Beeline” for 300 000 rubles per advertising SMS-mailing
Management of Federal Antimonopoly service (UFAS) across Moscow has fined one of the largest Russian operators of cellular communication “Beeline” on 300 000 rubles for distribution of spam, according to message service. The basis for attraction to administrative responsibility was a violation of the Federal law “On advertising” when sending SMS advertisements to the subscriber number of individuals without their consent.
“The Antimonopoly office appealed the citizen on a telephone number which received the SMS message is the fitness club “Zebra”. The consent for receiving such information, the caller did not give” — said the press service of the Moscow OFAS.
The Ministry said that Beeline had already been brought to responsibility for violation of advertising legislation and the distribution of spam via SMS. “This demonstrates the reluctance of the offender to abandon the unlawful conduct,” — said in the message of FAS.
Last month, the Antimonopoly service fined “MegaFon” for SMS-spam to 1 million rubles (two fine of 500 000 rubles) for illegal advertising. Then in the FAS said that if the decision took into account the fact that earlier “the Megaphone” has already been prosecuted for similar violations. The operator called the penalty in 1 million roubles commensurate with the violation.
In July 2014, the amendments to the law “On communications” prohibiting the SMS-spam. For mailing cellular communications to enter into a contract with the subscriber. In addition, the subscriber has granted the right to demand from the cellular operators termination distribution from a particular sender.
For violation of advertising legislation of the operator is imposed an administrative fine from 100 to 500 thousand rubles.