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Booking site Trivago whacked with $44.7 million fine over misleading consumers about cheap hotel rates

- April 23, 2022 2 MIN READ

Hotel comparison site Trivago has been hit with $44.7 million in penalties by the Federal Court, misleading representations about hotel room rates on its website and in television advertising, in proceedings brought by the ACCC. The fine brings to an end a four-year legal battle against the Nasdaq-listed German tech company, launched by consumer watchdog the… Read more »

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Kogan.com’s misleading ‘tax time savings’ ads cost the company a $350,000 fine

- December 7, 2020 2 MIN READ

A marketing campaign by Kogan.com that the Federal Court declaring “false and misleading” has cost the online retailer $350,000 as well as legal costs. Competition regulator the ACCC launched legal action against Kogan.com last year over the 2018 “tax time savings” alleging that the company increased prices on 621 products, in most cases by at… Read more »

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Online retailer Kogan.com is being sued by consumer watchdog the ACCC over false discounts claims

- May 23, 2019 2 MIN READ

 The Kogan.com promotion the ACCC alleges was misleading. Internet entrepreneur Ruslan Kogan’s online retail empire has fallen foul of consumer watchdog the ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission), which is suing the business over false or misleading conduct claims, alleging Kogan increased prices ahead of a discount sale. The ACCC has launched Federal Court action… Read more »