Three of Australia's state governments have resorted to direct measures to warn property spruikers of the potential legal ramifications of their actions.

The state governments of New South Wales, Western Australia and Victoria have issued direct warnings to property spruikers operating within their jurisdictions, sending letters apprising them of the need to abide by the Australian Consumer Law or else face harsh penalties running as high as $1.1 million. The property spruikers on the receiving…