Samoa Sportslotto files complaint against former employee

The Samoa Sportslotto has filed a Police complaint against a former employee for allegedly defaming the company.

The management of Samoa Sportslotto announced the legal move last week in a public statement. 

According to the statement, the company had become made aware of social media posts by a disgruntled employee that was recently terminated.

The company says the social media posts made by the former employee included false and defamatory allegations that the company was manipulating the system on which its Australian Tattslotto products run, known as T.M.S. 

“The employee terminated was a pull tab seller – terminated for breaching company policy and at no time was she an operator and does not know how to use the Australian T.M.S. System,” the statement said. 

“At no time was she an operator selling T.M.S. products.”

The Samoa Sportslotto also assured the public that their T.M.S. gambling products are managed and operated by Tatts Australia so the integrity of all games is guaranteed.

“All our T.M.S. Customers are registered on the T.M.S. System and are all well aware that when they do not claim their win within the stipulated time.

“A list with the names of all our winning customers is posted for them to be aware of [... and to] claim their cheque(s) from our office (which is posted directly from Australia).

“All our T.M.S. customers are well aware of this system and are confident and assured of the integrity of the T.M.S. games.”

The company said its systems were also audited and reconciled at the end of each day with reports from T.M.S. Australia as a further check and balance on its operations. 

The management has called on its former employee to substantiate and provide concrete proof of such allegations for investigation and referral to T.M.S. Australia or Police.

“As such and to protect the good name of the company this matter has now been referred to the Police for their further handling and prosecution if necessary,” she said. 

“We hope that this clarifies this situation and the company’s position in regards to this matter and we will be happy to answer any questions our customers may have in this regard.”

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