Hanoi: Penalties for an individual and a company for sending advertising messages incorrectly

An individual and a company in Hanoi are fined for sending advertising messages in contravention of regulations.

Department of Information and Communications City. Hanoi has just issued a decision to sanction an individual and a company for sending text messages to advertise services when the recipient has not agreed.

Limiting spam SIM will help largely in reducing advertising messages. (Photo: Hai Dang)

Specifically, Mr. Le Manh Dung (born 1991, living in Long Bien, Hanoi) was fined 3.75 million VND for sending text messages advertising house sale service to his users without using VND. Italy.

This behavior violates the provisions of Clause 2, Article 11 of Decree No. 91/2020 / ND-CP dated August 14, 2020 of the Government on combating spam messages, spam emails, and spam calls.

In addition to Dung, another company was also fined 7.5 million VND for the same behavior. Transcosmos Vietnam Company (Hoang Mai, Hanoi) advertises the service without the user’s consent. This company uses phone number xxx991 to call to advertise insurance services associated with Bao Viet.

In the coming time, the Hanoi Department of Information and Communications said that it will strengthen the inspection, examination and handling of violations in advertising activities via telecommunications networks according to Decree No. 91/2020 / ND- CP aims to improve the efficiency of state management in telecommunications network advertising in the city.

Decree 91 also stipulates that businesses and individuals are not allowed to send advertising text messages or advertising calls to phone numbers on the list of people who do not want to receive advertisements. At the same time, it is not allowed to use phone numbers to send advertising text messages or to call advertisements.

Previously, in order to limit spam messages and advertising messages, the network operator blocked more than 34,000 subscribers from spreading spam messages and blocked nearly 10 million fake calls.

In compliance with Decree 91, telecom operators now have the option to allow users to report disturbed phone numbers. For example, Viettel has an algorithm to recognize frequently called phone numbers for advertising purposes, and at the same time give users the option to evaluate whether to be bothered by that phone number or not.


Block 34,700 subscribers, distribute spam calls, block 9 million fake calls

Block 34,700 subscribers, distribute spam calls, block 9 million fake calls

According to the representative of the Telecommunications Department, the Ministry of Information and Communications, in the last 3 months, the operators have locked the way with 34,700 subscribers spreading spam calls, and prevented over 9 million fake calls.


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