Apple is being urged to reconsider a recent campaign that suggested customers who buy Apple products in their stores would receive cash rewards for shopping.
The Apple Rewards program, which has been widely criticised as a scam, offered up to a $50k reward for customers who visited a store or purchased a product at an Apple store, according to a new article by ABC News.
The offer came from Apple, which said that if customers purchased a new iPhone, iPad or Mac in the US, they would receive an additional $50 from the company.
However, Apple’s website said that the rewards would only be available for customers in the United States and Canada who visited an Apple retail store.
The new offer comes after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) warned that the program was a “ponzi scheme” and was likely to mislead consumers.
“Apple’s advertising campaign is misleading, misleading, and misleading consumers,” ACCC chairman Rod Sims said.
“It is misleading because it suggests that customers can be offered cash rewards by Apple, when in fact it is unlikely to be the case.”
If you shop at Apple and purchase a product that you’ve never seen before, Apple will only award you $50 for your purchase.
“Apple has also been accused of creating a false advertising banner that appeared on billboards and online advertising.”
I’m not a criminal, I’m not an idiot, I am just doing what I have to do,” one sign read.
The ACCC said that Apple was still offering rewards through the company’s App Store and website, as well as via third party services.
Apple has previously said that its “Apple Rewards” program is only meant for consumers in the country where the company has its stores.”
We have to be honest about the fact that we don’t have any offices in Australia,” Apple spokesperson Jennifer Keesmaat told TechCrunch.”
The vast majority of our products and services are sold directly to consumers.
“We do not have offices in the U.S.”
Keesmaats added that Apple had not changed its policies to ensure that rewards would be given to customers who purchase in the company stores.
Apple is also not offering refunds for items that were lost or damaged in the process of the promotion.