False Representation Explained
False Representation is an untrue representation willfully made to deceive another to his damage.
False representation means a false or wrongful representation regarding a material fact with the knowledge or belief of its inaccuracy.
False representation depends upon the peculiar circumstances and conditions involved in each case.
False representation is the most common foundation for actions in fraud and deceit and for equitable relief on the ground of fraud.
Usually, false representations can be made by acts, words, or by any of the ways in which ideas may be communicated from one person to another.
False Representation is a conduct deemed a breach under the Commerce Commission Decree 2010 (CCD2010) under Restrictive Trade Practices.
Advice from the Commission
The Commission wishes to advise consumers to verify information given in advertisements, disclosed during negotiations, represented in bill boards –etc, properly before making decisions to engage in any trade of goods and services. It is wise to seek as much advice as possible from experts or acquaintenses in order to verify information disclosed by traders.
It is equally important for businesses to scrutinise all information disclosed during advertisements, trade negotiations and any forms of disclosures adopted to market their product to members of the public.
A little care can save the image of businesses from being labelled unscrupulous. Information disclosed should be viewed from the perception it poses to create amongst the general public.