Fair Trading media releases

November 2017

New videos give tips to avoid Christmas shopping stress

30 November 2017

The Commerce Commission is releasing a series of Christmas videos to help consumers avoid Christmas shopping hassles this festive season.

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‘Stop now’ letter issued to fire extinguisher service company

28 November 2017

The Commerce Commission has issued a ‘stop now’ letter to Aero Fire (NZ) Sales & Service Limited (Aero Fire), over business practices which the Commission considers may be harmful to consumers.

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Beware of travel scratchie scams ‘Madly In Love Holiday’ and ‘Get It On Holiday’

28 November 2017

The Commission is warning the public to be wary of two travel scratchie scams being run from Malaysia and appearing in New Zealanders’ letterboxes. The scratchies entice people to pay fees to release a prize which consumers say they never get.

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Cold-call education company fined $351,000

28 November 2017

Maths education company Auckland Academy of Learning Limited (AAL) has been fined $351,000 on 11 charges under the Fair Trading Act.

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Solar panel retailer warned over financial benefit claims

2 November 2017

The Commerce Commission has issued a warning to a solar panel systems retailer over claims made about the financial benefits of solar panel installation.

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Court confirms first ever jail sentence in Commission case

2 November 2017

The Commerce Commission welcomes the Court of Appeal’s decision to dismiss Vikram Mehta’s appeal against his jail sentence.

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