Company penalised for illegal sales

An electricity company has been ordered to pay penalties of over $1.5 million for illegal door-to-door selling practices.

AGL Sales Pty Ltd and AGL South Australia Pty Ltd were ordered to pay the combined penalties along with CPM Australia Pty Ltd, the marketing company used by AGL.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) took action against the businesses after reports of unscrupulous sales tactics.

Consumers have to right to ask a sales person to leave which they must do when asked, or ask for time to consider the offer.

Last year National Seniors led the campaign on behalf of consumers and made representations to government in an effort to protect vulnerable consumers.

National Seniors also produced a sticker for members to place on their front doors to discourage visits from sales people.

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