Today's award goes to an Australian company. It's succeeded in putting its corporate foot firmly in its telephonic mouthpiece.
THE company that operates [Australia's] Do Not Call Register has been penalised for making nuisance phone calls to thousands of Melburnians.
Service Stream Solutions was fined $110,000 for illegally contacting 6300 households and offering to install low-energy light bulbs, standby power controllers and low-flow showerheads.
The calls were made by the firm's telemarketing division, which is separate to the arm that manages the Do Not Call Register.
There's more at the link. A tip o' the hat to reader Snoggeramus for bringing it to my attention.
That's a particularly inept piece of doofidity, isn't it? You run the nation's Do Not Call registry with one hand, and ignore it with the other! What price corporate communication?