Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Australia Fine for Misleading Consumers and Retailers

Hewlett-Packard Australia was ordered to pay a AUS$3 million (US$2.7 million) civil penalty in a case brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) accusing the company of making false or misleading representations about consumer guarantee rights, including the terms of repairs, product returns and warranties, in 2011 and 2012. The representations were made by HP staff working at call centers located around the world.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Fine
Contractors Involved Penalty
Hewlett-Packard Company $2,740,031
Further Information Released
ACCC Press Release 7/5/2013
Federal Court of Australia Judgment 7/5/2013

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database