It’s alleged Activ8me represented that its Internet services were endorsed or approved by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission as being superior to those offered by other providers, when this was not the case.
The ACCC says that between November 2017 and January 2018, Activ8me published on its website home page “Named Australia’s #1 Sky MusterTM provider by the ACCC."
And, on its Facebook page, Activ8me claimed: “The ACCC have released their quarterly NBN Wholesale Market Indicators Report today, once again naming Activ8me the #1 provider of NBN Co Sky Muster satellite services in Australia."
“The ACCC does not endorse or approve particular businesses and it is imperative that consumers trust our name and logo when it is used,” ACCC commissioner Sarah Court said.
“As soon as we became aware of the misuse of our report findings and logo, we contacted Activ8me and issued an Infringement Notice. Activ8me has since removed the representations. This penalty serves as a warning to companies that we will act swiftly if they misrepresent the ACCC.”