Senator Stephen Conroy has today warned consumers to look out for door-to-door salespeople offering digital conversion equipment and falsely claiming to represent the Government.
In a statement issued this morning, Senator Conroy said, “I was outraged to hear reports about people claiming to represent the Government and offering digital television goods door-to-door. These people have no relationship with the Government and should be reported immediately. Make no mistake, any unscrupulous activity that is brought to the Government’s attention will be reported to Consumer Affairs.”
“I would like to thank the Member for Mallee, John Forrest, for bringing these activities in the Mildura/Sunraysia region to my attention,” added Conroy.
“Switching to digital TV is a straight forward and inexpensive task for the vast majority of Australians. Set-top-boxes are available in supermarkets and electronics retailers to suit a range of budgets and I urge people to find a product that meets their needs and helps them enjoy the benefits of digital television.”
Senator Conroy urged people to find out more about digital television and check whether a business has been endorsed by the Government by calling 1800 20 10 13 or visiting the www.digitalready.gov.au web site.