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Woman left furious over unsolicited gambling text message

TONY JONES

A 3AW listener is fuming after receiving an unsolicited SMS from Sportsbet.

Maxine Fonovic told Tony Jones she has no idea where the betting agency got her number from.

“I certainly don’t subscribe to any betting agencies,” Maxine said.

“I could have been a minor or a reformed gambling addict. They don’t know.”

Maxine said the text made it more difficult than it should have been to opt out of receiving future messages.

Sportsbet has apologised for any inconvenience caused to recipients of its text message.

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Sportsbet’s full response:

Sportsbet communicates with its customers over various mediums to offer value and promotions.

Sportsbet apologies for the inconvenience to anyone who has received our communications unwantedly.

As stated in the SMS, anyone can opt out of this service by texting STOP to the number provided within the message.

TONY JONES
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