Media release 84/2012 - 1 November
Finance provider Heritage Financial Solutions Pty Ltd has paid $17,000 in relation to an infringement notice for calling numbers on the Do Not Call Register.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority's investigation found that calls promoting Heritage Financial Solutions were made, without checking the numbers against the register.
Alerted to the problem through complaints, the ACMA found Heritage Financial Solutions did not adequately supervise the activities of its telemarketers.
The ACMA's telemarketing blog, 'Better Telemarketing – Take the Right Line', is aimed at Australian businesses which telemarket. The blog provides advice to help businesses avoid falling foul of Australia's Do Not Call laws.
To sign up for 'Better Telemarketing' go to the ACMA's website.
Members of the public can opt out of receiving unsolicited telemarketing calls and marketing faxes by calling 1300 792 958 or by visiting www.donotcall.gov.au.
For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact: Blake Murdoch, on (02) 9334 7817, 0411 504 687 or email@example.com.