Law banning aggressive sales techniques awaits president’s signature

The Senate approved a proposal to outlaw aggressive and misleading sales tactics on Thursday, which now awaits the president’s signature to become law. The consumer protection bill calls for the outlawing of sales techniques which unfairly force the consumer into purchase. At threat from the bill are so-called ‘advertised excursions’ which are particularly targeted at the elderly. Advertised excursions involve travel to a factory or shop where different products are then pushed. The law also bans salespeople from charging for products or services that the customer did not ask for. Consumer watchdogs have praised the proposals, which are expected to become law in the very near future.

Author: Rosie Johnston