New research from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has highlighted the prevalence of door-to-door salespeople in Australia. The ACCC’s research noted that 1.3 million sales are made at the door step each year and that of those, 1 million are energy sales.
Further details of the ACCC’s research can be found here: ACCC cracks down on door to door sales practices
The ACCC’s report was widely reported on in the media including:
Do not knock!
Breakfast with Spencer Howson, 612 ABC Brisbane, 23 August 2012, Spencer Howson
Do not knock
ABC TV News, 17 August 2012, Simon Palan
ACCC to crack down on door-to-door salespeople
ABC News, 17 August 2012, Simon Palan
Sydney Morning Herald, 17 August 2012, Graham Downie
Opportunity knocks . . . ACCC to target dodgy door-to-door brigade
The Australian, 17 August, 2012, Natasha Bita
Single mums, elderly preyed on by power price scammers
Herald Sun, 17 August 2012, Wes Hosking