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  • ACCC sues 'Yellow Page' scammers

    The ACCC is suing two European companies accused of defrauding hundreds of Australian small businesses, misrepresenting themselves as publishers of the Yellow Pages

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling10 Nov. 10 18:55
  • Optus customers given chance to opt out of misleading plans

    Those who signed up to Optus’ ‘Think Bigger’ or ‘Supersonic’ broadband plans between 25 April and 15 October this year will be given a chance to terminate their contracts without additional fees, a letter to be sent to those affected will state.

    Written by James Hutchinson05 Nov. 10 12:43
  • Updated: Judge orders Optus to correct misleading ads

    Optus has been ordered to issue corrective advertising relating to its ‘Think Bigger’ and ‘Supersonic’ plans for hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) plans, and will pay civil penalties for misleading advertising of the plans.

    Written by James Hutchinson02 Nov. 10 11:51
  • Broadband misrepresentation down to the consumer

    Whether or not potential Optus customers were misled by recent advertising of its “Think Bigger” and “Supersonic” advertising campaigns resides on the type of consumer involved, a Federal Court has heard.

    Written by James Hutchinson27 Oct. 10 12:04
  • ACCC, Optus back in court over cable ads

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has commenced legal proceedings against Optus for misleading advertising and alleged breaches of the Trade Practices Act 1974.

    Written by James Hutchinson08 Sept. 10 14:37
  • NBN wholesale pricing still up in the air

    Potential revenue inflow for the company charged with rolling out Labor’s National Broadband Network (NBN) remains up in the air as it continues to negotiate final wholesale pricing with the industry watchdog.

    Written by James Hutchinson02 Sept. 10 17:11
  • ACCC files charges against VIPtel Mobile

    Regulator ACCC has filed charges against telemarketing company VIPtel Mobile, alleging unconscionable conduct while marketing mobile phone plans

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling20 Aug. 10 17:05
  • Ambertech (ASX:AMO) denies it is target of ACCC probe

    AV recording technology company Ambertech (ASX:AMO) has rejected as “baseless” reports that the company is the target of an ACCC probe into alleged breaches of the Trade Practices Act

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling28 July 10 15:41
  • Nokia slapped with ACCC warranty warning

    Intervention by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has prompted Nokia Australia to retract unfair warranty conditions after it restricted claims to within three months of purchase.

    Written by Darren Pauli15 April 10 09:35
  • Mobile warranty worries spark regulator rethink

    The length of handset repair warranties could more than double if the industry regulator acts on its contention that warranties should extend to the life of service contracts.

    Written by Darren Pauli14 Jan. 10 12:39