[2013] FCA 247

The Federal Court ordered Adepto, its sole owner and director Craig Mitchell, and former manager Danielle McKay to pay penalties totalling $750,000 following admissions by the respondents that they had made false and misleading representations in relation to advertising services that were never requested. In addition to the penalties, the Court made declarations, ordered costs and imposed injunctions upon all the respondents restraining them from being involved in similar conduct. The conduct involved representatives of Adepto making unsolicited phone calls to Australian businesses about advertising in one of its publications and following the call, even if the business did not agree to take out an advertisement, Adepto posted a copy of an advertisement and sent an invoice seeking payment.