Crack down on door-to-door sales

THE Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is cracking down on door-to-door salespeople, saying many of them prey on elderly and vulnerable targets.

The ACCC has released a new report showing 1.3 million door-to-door sales were made last year.

The competition watchdog says Australian households are door knocked an average of eight times a year.

The ACCC is concerned with a large number of cases that have seen "appalling behaviour" towards people whom it says are vulnerable.

"The disturbing thing was the number of times we found that people weren't following the rules set out in the ACL (Australian Consumer Law) for unsolicited selling, like when you call and identify yourself," ACCC chairman Rod Sims said.

Read more at ABC news online.

Topics:  accc

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