Fair Trading Act stories
Mercury charged by ComCom following complaints of misleading customers
Mercury NZ charged for misleading customers over early termination fees, with ComCom filing seven charges under Fair Trading Act.
ComCom appeals $2.25 million fine in Vodafone FibreX case
The Commerce Commission has filed an appeal in the High Court against a $2.25 million fine imposed on Vodafone NZ for its offending under the Fair Trading Act.
Vodafone guilty of nine breaches of Fair Trading Act
In a ruling from the Auckland District Court last week, Vodafone NZ was guilty of being 'liable to mislead' consumers about the nature of its FibreX service.
ComCom warns Becextech for breaches against Fair Trading Act
Commerce Commission warns Becextech over misleading sales tactics and false discount claims.
PB Tech fined $77k by District Court for ‘extensive failings’
PB Tech fined £41k for illegal warranty sales, flouting consumer rights in NZ.
ComCom warns online phone store for discount claims
Buy mobile has been warned for claiming discounts against retail prices it could not show proof for when asked.
Apple warned by ComCom for misleading consumers
Apple is the latest tech company, after Noel Leeming and Smiths City, to get attention from the ComCom for unfair treatment of consumers.
Kiwi clothing brand under fire: ComCom warns businesses about 'Made in NZ' claims
Clothing brand WORLD is under investigation by the Commerce Commission regarding the accuracy of its t-shirt labelling.
Ignorance no defence as Bestdeals cops $47k fine
Being unaware of legal requirements is no defence for breaches of the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act and FTA, as Bestdeals has discovered.
Auckland mobile trader charged; Best Buy pleads guilty in ongoing ComCom action
The Commerce Commission has filed charges against an Auckland company, while another has pleaded guilty in an ongoing crackdown on mobile traders.
Air NZ bins automatic travel insurance after warning from ComCom
Air New Zealand, the national carrier, will scrap its pre-selected travel insurance option after receiving a formal warning from the Commerce Commissi.
Supermarket inquiry finds no breaches by Countdown
The Commerce Commission inquiry into anti-competitive behaviour by Countdown supermarkets, alleged by former Labour Party MP Shane Jones, has found.
Auckland car salesman fined $12k over 'dishonest' Trade Me bids
Craig James Rutherford has been fined $12,100 in the Auckland District Court after shill bidding during the sale of cars on the Trade Me auction website.
Vodafone changes ad, Telecom drops court case
Telecom drops high court case against rival telco following a number of changes to Vodafone's ‘SuperNet’ advertising campaign.
Warring telcos set court date
Telecom and Vodafone, in the midst of a High Court injunction, set to battle it out in court later this month.
Vodafone: See you in court Telecom
Vodafone defends advertising campaign after Telecom files High Court complaint over misleading SuperNet branding.
Telecom takes Vodafone to court
Telco applies for High Court injunction over 'misleading' Vodafone advertising campaign.
Vodafone NZ stung with $960,000 fine
Commerce Commission issues penalty over misleading advertising under the Fair Trading Act.
Telecom ordered to pay $120k
Company admits to breaching the Fair Trading Act and told to refund 1300 broadband customers.
Telecom admits breach - pays back $9.5m
Telecom has admitted to yet another breach of the Fair Trading Act after it misled more than 130,000 broadband customers and was forced to pay back $9.
Telecom cops $500K fine for uncapped plan
Telecom’s first attempt at an unlimited data offer is likely to go down as one of the most disastrous plans in NZ telco history - one that has seen the incumbent pay, and pay, for its mistake.