|SPAM ACT AUSTRALIA - ACMA Summary
Many people email and call us saying that they "HAVE" a database of emails they want to send out.
Some people are honest enough to admit they bought this list from some dishonest scum bag online who did not tell them it was illegal to send these emails.
BEFORE YOU RING US OR EVEN THINK ABOUT BUYING a list online or anywhere for that matter, I want you to read the info on this official ACMA website - (pop up window).
It Covers Things Like...
This covers any email you send where the owner has not explicitly requested or allowed you to send them any email...
Most fines for beginner spammers is usually between $30,000 - $250,000 plus legals and there are many instances where the fines go WAY up into the many MILLIONS of dollars $$$.
Abridged SPAM ACT Version
Under the Spam Act 2003 it is illegal for anyone stupid enough to send, or cause to be sent, unsolicited commercial electronic messages. The Act covers email, instant messaging, SMS and MMS (text and image-based mobile phone messaging) of a commercial nature. It does not cover faxes, internet pop-ups or voice telemarketing.
The ACMA is responsible for enforcing the Spam Act and actively works to fight spam in Australia. This section of the ACMA’s website provides practical information and handy tips on how you can reduce and help to fight spam.
Spam is a generic term used to describe electronic "junk mail" - unwanted messages sent to a person's email account or mobile phone.
The ACMA plays an important role in e-Security in Australia, gathering evidence and assisting in protecting Australians from computer fraud and identity theft. The ACMA also regulates internet content issues, deals with internet content complaints and provides information about mobile premium services.
Spam SMS is a service that allows you to quickly and easily report SMS you suspect may breach Australia’s spam laws.
When you receive a SMS message that you think might be spam, you can now forward it to 0429 999 888, the dedicated telephone number for Spam SMS. You will be billed the standard rate charged by your mobile phone provider for sending an SMS message. You can also register to use the service.
Information for media on Spam SMS is available.