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DSA Slams Poor Ethics Following Prosecution

1 July 2005

DSA Slams Poor Ethics Following Prosecution

"The successful prosecution of Home Shop sends a clear signal to mobile shopping companies about the need to make sure they comply with the law!"

"There is no excuse for the types of actions for which Home Shop was prosecuted whether they are involved mobile shopping or main street retailing" said Garth Wyllie Executive Director of the Direct Selling Association.

"This is about ethics and ensuring the customer gets a fair deal" he said.

"Home Shop is not a member of the DSA and it is poor business to offer consumers illegal copies of products whether clothing or other goods" said Mr Wyllie.

The DSA has member companies who must comply with the industry code of practice which gives consumers far greater protection when problems occur.

Consumers should ask door to door sellers whether they belong to the DSA. If they are not a member then consider not dealing with them.

To ensure consumer protection the DSA operates a Code of Practice which prescribes self regulation to its members giving consumers more rights that are offered under laws such as the Fair Trading Act or the Consumer Guarantees Act.


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