NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is warning consumers to do their research before signing up to training courses or accepting offers of free computers from cold calling marketers.
NSW Fair Trading officers have been advised of marketers going door-to-door in the community with promises of free iPads or laptops.
Consumers who sign up during door-to-door marketing are automatically entitled to cancel consumer contracts within a 10 day cooling-off period under the Australian Consumer Law.
Consumers who didn’t receive any contract documents or who are concerned they might have been misled into signing up for a loan should phone NSW Fair Trading on 13 32 20 to get more information about their cancellation rights.
Indigenous consumers can phone Fair Trading on a dedicated line – 1800 500 330.