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ACCC takes Scoopon to court

Friday 5 July 2013 | 04:42 CET | News
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued proceedings against Scoopon in the Federal Court. The regulator alleges that the group buying site misled consumers and made misleading statements to both businesses and consumers. According to the ACCC, Scoopon misled consumers regarding their ability to redeem vouchers, their refund rights, and the price of goods advertised in relation to some of its deals. The regulator also claims that Scoopon told businesses that there was no cost or risk involved in running a deal with Scoopon, when a fee was payable to the company.

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Companies: Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Countries: Australia
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