Thinking about breaching the Australian Consumer Law? It might cost you big dollars.

Clear Credit Solutions has been slapped with $21,600 of penalties after being issued with two infringement notices by ASIC.

ASIC said it “had reasonable grounds to believe that Clear Credit had breached the Australian Consumer Law” after the credit repair agency “made false or misleading claims” in its marketing.

Credit Connect said on its website that it had been “voted Australia’s most trusted credit restoration service” – false or misleading, according to ASIC, because no such voting process had taken place.

Credit Connect used sales scripts that said Credit Connect could tell from credit reports whether it could remove negative listings from a consumer’s credit report – false or misleading, according to ASIC, because the removal of listings can’t be determined just from looking at credit reports.