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Federal Court finds misleading and deceptive practices by debt collector

A lawyer has been found to have engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct when collecting debts by a case brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in the Federal Court in 2011.

A lawyer has been found to have engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct when collecting debts by a case brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in the Federal Court in October 2011. The debt collector, a lawyer, was found to have issued notices that were similar to official court documents.

See ACCC—Court declares lawyer engaged in misleading debt collection(opens in a new window).

Or access the case at Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Sampson [2011] FCA 1165 (17 October 2011)(opens in a new window).

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