What can I do if I have been mis-sold a fixed phone line?
There are various ways that a company can mis-sell to you.
These include pretending to be another company; not giving you correct package costs; and not giving you the full story on minimum contract periods, or penalty charges if you close the contract early.
Ofcom has strict rules which ban all forms of mis-selling and companies which break these rules can be fined up to 10 per cent of their turnover.
How you can help us tackle mis-selling
Consumers continue to play a vital role in helping us tackle mis-selling.
Although we can’t investigate individual cases, your complaints can lead to us launching investigations and ultimately to us taking action.
By working with us to tackle slamming, you can help bring about much wider benefits for millions of consumers and ensure that others don’t fall victim to this problem.
Next steps to take
Complain to the provider involved. If you’re switching from your current provider, you can get the order cancelled during the switchover period. You can do this up to 24 hours before the transfer takes place.
If you can’t stop the transfer and you become a customer of the company, you should follow its complaints procedure.
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