The scam disruption project, which involved alerting at-risk individuals to the possibility of being a victim of fraud, concluded in August 2017. If you received a letter from us we still invite you to contact us on the number provided.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is reminding consumers that they can save money on food-based grocery products by comparing unit prices before they buy.
“Unit pricing is a labeling system that shows standard units of measurement to help consumers easily compare the prices of products, regardless of their size or brand. Savvy shoppers should look for unit pricing on shelf labels, display signs and in newspaper and catalogue advertisements,” ACCC Acting Chair Delia Rickard said.
Drip pricing is where a headline price is advertised at the beginning of an online purchasing process and additional fees and charges which may be unavoidable are then incrementally disclosed (or ‘dripped’).
The Federal Court has ordered by consent that EnergyAustralia Pty Ltd (EnergyAustralia) pay a penalty of $1.2 million for unlawful door-to-door selling practices in proceedings brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
The Court declared that EnergyAustralia, through the conduct of certain sales representatives acting on its behalf, made false and misleading representations and engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct while calling on consumers at their homes to negotiate agreements for the supply of retail electricity by EnergyAustralia.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging consumers to review their phone and internet plans following the tabling of its Annual Telecommunications Reports for 2012-13 in Parliament.
“With the widespread use of included value plans in the telecommunications sector, we urge all customers to take the time to review their plans to see if they are getting the best deal,” ACCC Chairman Rod Sims said.
“Customers should consider asking service providers for a Critical Information Summary to make it easier to compare different plans on a like-for-like basis.”
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is reminding consumers to make sure they understand their consumer rights, particularly in relation to their mobile phones on World Consumer Rights Day, Saturday March 15.
World Consumers Rights Day is an international day of action and awareness which promotes the rights of consumers around the globe. This year consumer organisations are joining forces to highlight the consumer issues relating to mobile phone services.