$8,000 fine for illegal car dealing (Fadhill Hoosen Dulloo)
A Queens Park man has been fined $8,000 and ordered to pay $581 in costs by the Perth Magistrates Court for illegal car dealing.
Fadhill Hoosen Dulloo had bought 38 vehicles and privately sold 32 of those without a licence between December 2010 and April 2012, in breach of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act.
Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection Gary Newcombe said the licensing system is in place to protect car buyers from backyard operators.
“To obtain a car dealers licence, operators must prove themselves to be fit and proper people to run this type of business so there are checks in the system that protect car buyers,” Mr Newcombe said.
“Consumers who buy vehicles from unlicensed dealers put their safety and rights in jeopardy, as backyard operators don’t provide warranties that must be offered by licensed dealers by law and may not be selling roadworthy vehicles.”
Consumers should report illegal car dealing to Consumer Protection on 1300 30 40 54 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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