http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/artic ... d=10751790
The claims follow IMG's [Image Marketing Group, of which Battles is the director] marketing of a database of an estimated 50,000 email addresses through an unsolicited electronic message.
A businessman bought the database and used it to market his goods and services with commercial emails. He received 400 email complaints in reply, and the Department's anti-spam compliance unit also received a flurry of complaints.
The businessman alleges that when he bought the database, IMG assured him it complied with the necessary legislation and the email holders had given their permission to be contacted, said senior investigator Toni Demetriou.
The man is an utter scumbag. I hope they hold him to the fines.