If it becomes evident to Study101 that a business has been posting fake reviews for their course, we reserve the right to take any or all of the following actions:
- Placing a large notice on the listing notifying users of fake reviews.
- Removing access to the Study101 Platform.
- Locking your listing to any future submissions.
- Submitting the case to the ACCC.
Note that ACCC has fined a number of companies for fake review submissions.
The ACCC can issue an infringement notice where it has reasonable grounds to believe that a person has contravened certain consumer protection laws. For serious misconduct, the ACCC can seek court penalties. The maximum penalty is $220,000 for an individual and $1.1 million for a body corporate, per breach.