Mass marketing fraud

Mass Marketing Fraud is defined as fraud committed via mass communication media using the telephone, mail, and the Internet. Provisions under the criminal regime of the Competition Act prohibit materially false or misleading representations made knowingly or recklessly, deceptive telemarketing and deceptive prize notices.

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False or misleading representations

Making, or allowing the making of, false or misleading claims to the public in a material respect.

Deceptive telemarketing

Making, or allowing the making of, false/misleading claims over the phone to sell products or advance business interests.

Deceptive notices of winning a prize

Asking recipients of a prize or benefit to pay money or incur costs to receive it.

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