[LINK] False and Misleading?
Tue, 20 Nov 2001 16:41:24 +1100
"Michael Biber" <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> ... In the last few weeks, I've been receiving snail mail from Internet
>Registrations Australia (IRA) ...
Ditto, three now, and I feel the same way as Michael.
> ... So by agreeing to a listing in this 'free' Internet Directory, I sign
>away my control of the reregistration of my domain names to IRA. I
>believe that this is sufficiently unclear enough to declare this as
>false and misleading. I suspect a fair % of people might sign up for the
>'free' Internet Directory listing, without realising that they are also
>signing up IRA to renew their Domain Names. ...
IANAL but ... Trade Practices Act s.52 Misleading or deceptive conduct
The agency responsible for s.52 is ACCC.
Stimulated to do a quick search, I see that they have a new page at:
Report Cyber Ripoffs
Have you ever received suspicious requests for money via e-mail or
seen schemes or products that seem too good to be true advertised on
a web site? Have you had problems getting a refund for an item bought
online, or found the goods to be quite different to what was
advertised? Have you ever felt that a web site you've dealt with has
misused your personal information?
If you have been ripped off online or spotted a 'scam', tell us about
it by filling in the complaint form.
What we're targeting:
Online conduct which involves:
*** Misleading or deceptive claims (for example, 'miracle cures' and 'get
Scams or fraud
Difficulty getting a refund
Misuse of personal information
Roger Clarke http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/
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