It has been great to see the Do Not Knock sticker being adopted by such a wide cross section of Australian communities—it’s fair to say the campaign has gathered a lot of momentum in a short amount of time. But it’s equally true that we’ve got a lot more to do to clean up the
ABC Radio National’s The World Today program reports on sales of first aid kits to remote indigenous communities in the Pilbara region of Western Australia in November 2011. (Peddlers rattle Pilbara community, The World Today, 10 November 2011).
Australia’s two major current affairs programs, Channel Nine’s A Current Affair and Channel Seven’s Today Tonight, have both recently investigated the practices of door-to-door salespeople. These links will take you to the video of each program: Power scams revealed (Today Tonight, Channel Seven, 5 August 2011) Power School (A Current Affair, Channel Nine, 10 August 2011) And
Door-to-door salespeople offering building and handyman services can be scammers in disguise. This article from Victoria shows why you should always use a licenced professional and ask for a written quote (Eastern suburbs scammers on the move, Whitehorse Leader, 16 March 2011)
This Herald Sun article by Karen Collier highlights the problems caused by dishonest door-to-door salespeople (Doorknockers switching unsuspecting households onto new utility contracts, Herald Sun, 20 August, 2010)