Posted February 05, 2019 07:50:00 The popular ALBERTSS digital coupons website has been taken down after it was revealed it was under investigation for alleged copyright infringement.
The company, which launched in January 2018, is the world’s largest online store for digital coupons.
The site has been shut down after ALBERTONSS’ parent company, ALTADES, said it had been made aware of a “significant potential violation of copyright”.
“As part of our ongoing investigations into allegations of copyright infringement, ALBerTSS has been notified that it has been suspended indefinitely from its website,” the company said in a statement on Friday.
“We have a responsibility to protect the copyright and intellectual property of our customers and will continue to do so.
We are deeply disappointed that ALBERTASS has ceased to operate.”
The suspension of the site came as ALBERTTSS’ online advertising revenue fell by 10 per cent to $1.8 billion in the second quarter, according to a report in Business Insider.
Albertonss was founded in 2012 and has since grown to more than 20 million subscribers, according the company’s website.
The company said it was “not in the business of selling digital coupons” and did not sell any coupons.
“Alberttss does not sell or sell digital coupons, coupons for digital gifts or other digital gifts,” it said.
“Digital coupons and other digital gift products are not ALBERttss’ primary business.”ALBERTSONSS also has its own website, and has a Facebook page.
AlBERTSSS said it would not comment further until the investigation was over.
A spokesperson for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said it could not comment on the investigation.