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Imposing fines of up to 30 million dong for commercial calls made at 6 a.m

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Recently, the Government has promulgated the Decree No. 91/2020/ND-CP regulating spam or junk text messages, emails and calls.

This Decree prescribes that more fines for acts of sending advertising text messages, emails and calls are added to those stipulated in the Decree No. 15/2020/ND-CP dated February 3, 2020.

In particular, fines of between 20 million dong and 30 million dong will be imposed on organizations committing the following acts (meanwhile, individuals who commit the same violation will be fined less than half of the penalty applied to organizations):
 
- Making more than 1 commercial call to 1 phone number within 24 hours without permission from receivers;
 
- Making telemarketing calls outside the time frame from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day unless otherwise agreed by receivers;
 
- Do not have any measure to check receiver’s prior consents clearly before sending commercial text messages, emails or calls,…
 
For more details, please read the Decree No. 91/2020/ND-CP (in force on October 1, 2020 and replacing the Decree No. 90/2008/ND-CP dated August 13, 2008, and the Decree No. 77/2012/ND-CP dated October 5, 2012).

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