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Cumbernauld firm DM Design faces court action

Written by Scott Campbell.
 
 
 
 
 
Published at 19:56 GMT on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013.

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CUMBERNAULD business DM Design is looking at a possible future of court action after reportedly failing to pay a fine imposed upon the firm for cold calling.

The business, which builds and installs kitchens, is looking likely to be staring at the lavish interior of court rooms for a while after the business allegedly failed to cook up the £90,000 fine imposed upon it after the firm was at the centre of thousands of complaints over nuisance calls. 

DM Design was the first UK firm to be fined for cold-calling and the action – taken by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) – came after almost 2000 complaints were made to the ICO) and the Telephone Preference Service (TPS).


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The fine was imposed on DM Design after the firm made thousands of unwanted marketing calls over 18 months, after the company – owned by businesswoman Donnie MacLeod – consistently failed to check whether or not individuals had opted out of receiving marketing calls, with the Telephone Preference Service.

The firm was given 28 days to pay the fine but is thought not to have coughed up the dough, which has forced the ICO to apply to take DM Design to the High Court, according to the Herald.

A spokesman from the ICO said: "At present we have not received any payment from DM Design. We will take steps to see that they pay and if it comes to it we will take appropriate court action."


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