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Almost 30,000 scam letters bound for WA homes have been intercepted by Consumer Protection. The seized mail promoting about 30 different scams will be destroyed and can be divided into four categories: Prize/Lottery notifications which claim that the addressee is eligible for a large prize and has either been selected randomly or has been personally selected by the writer of the letter. These...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Oct 2012
New laws promoting fairness in the retirement living arrangements of Western Australian seniors have passed State Parliament .
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Oct 2012
Passengers booked on Skippers Aviation flights between Perth and Carnarvon have been affected by the closure of the Travelworld travel agency in Carnarvon which has gone into administration. Consumer Protection believes between 180 and 340 airline bookings through the agency may be affected and passengers are advised that they should apply to the Travel Compensation Fund (TCF) for compensation...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Oct 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch . On Thursday, 18 October 2012, most Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price to 155.9 cents per litre (cpl). Most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are hiking their ULP price by 15 cpl up to 154.9 cpl. Most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 14 cpl up to 153.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Oct 2012
Consumer Protection and WA Police have urged agents to be on high alert against real estate fraud after a recent attempt to sell a Perth home was thwarted. Earlier this month, an overseas organised criminal network began the process of selling the home by emailing the Property Manager at North Beach real estate agency, Peard and Associates. Initially the fraudsters sent an email to the agent...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Oct 2012
Consumer Protection has applauded the launch of a housing information kit which will assist disadvantaged West Australians to either buy or rent a home or find crisis accommodation. The Housing Options Kit was compiled by East Perth-based Shelter WA, an independent community organisation which is committed to assisting low income earners in WA to obtain affordable and appropriate housing. In...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Oct 2012
Consumer Protection has lodged a Supreme Court Writ seeking an injunction against promoters of a rent to buy property scheme in WA. In the legal action, Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll will allege that Patricia Mirawati Susilo and Bryan Artawijaya Susilo of Applecross, have engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct in breach of the Australian Consumer Law. The Commissioner...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Oct 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 11 October 2012, most Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 154.9 cpl. Most BP and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 13 cpl up to 152.9 cpl. Most Coles Express, Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their price tomorrow, up to 151.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Oct 2012
Consumer Protection is welcoming international action against phone scammers who have been posing as Microsoft workers offering “tech support” to fix computer problems remotely in exchange for a fee. David Hillyard, Director of Consumer Protection’s WA ScamNet, praised the work of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), the US Federal Trade Commission and the Canadian Radio-...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Oct 2012
A former car yard manager who bought and sold more than a hundred vehicles without a dealer’s licence has been fined $30,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court. Adam David Golding, who was licensed as a yard manager only, had engaged in the illegal practice known in the industry as “briefcase dealing” or “licence borrowing”. Mr Golding pleaded not guilty to the charges but told the Court by email...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Oct 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 4 October 2012, most Coles Express, Gull and Peak sites are increasing their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 152.9 cpl. Most BP, Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are also hiking their ULP price tomorrow, up to 151.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 149.4 cpl,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Oct 2012
Consumer Protection has taken action against a Perth concrete tradesman who has agreed to a court-enforceable undertaking under the Australian Consumer Law with the department, placing strict conditions on any future dealings he may have with consumers. Joel McLeod of Shoalwater, formerly trading as 1st Choice Concrete Specialist (deregistered), has been the subject of complaints in the past two...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Oct 2012
A Wangara car dealer who made false representations to customers about the true history of three hail-damaged cars he was selling has been fined a total of $33,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court. Dalbir Singh Kandola, a Director of Deepam Investments Pty Ltd trading as Linear Concept Car Company, pleaded guilty on 26 September 2012 to five charges of making false and misleading representations to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Sep 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that's the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 27 September 2012, most BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 151.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 11 cpl up to 150.9 cpl. Most Coles Express, Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their price tomorrow, up to 149.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Sep 2012
Safety officers from Consumer Protection will be distributing a product safety guide for discount variety and toy stores in WA as part of a campaign to ensure all items on sale meet national safety standards. The education and compliance campaign will remind traders and suppliers that it is their responsibility to make sure that the products they sell and distribute are safe and comply with...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Sep 2012
Industries in WA affected by national occupational licensing will have a chance to have their say during a series of information and feedback sessions to be held in Perth and major regional areas. Representatives from the Department of Commerce will be available to hear the views of tradespeople and members of the property industry on the planned National Occupational Licensing System (NOLS)...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Sep 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 20 September 2012, most Caltex Woolworths and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 152.9 cpl. Most BP and Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 12 cpl up to 151.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their price tomorrow, up to 149.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Sep 2012
A Cottesloe-based real estate agent has been fined $2,000 by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) for failing to disclose to a purchaser during a Karratha commercial property deal that the strata company was involved in litigation. Beverly Jean Ockerby, who was working for Gemstone Holdings Pty Ltd, trading as Ockerby Real Estate, admitted breaching the Real Estate and Business Agents Act and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Sep 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 13 September 2012, most Caltex, Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express, BP, Gull and Peak sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 151.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average price will be 149 cpl, however there will be more than 40 Perth sites selling below 140 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
12 Sep 2012
A Victoria Park car dealer has been fined a total of $8,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court for nine breaches of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. Zabiullah Sadat , a partner in the business Gold Myer Autos & Spare Parts on Albany Highway was also ordered to pay Court costs of $1,732 on 7 September 2012. Mr Sadat, a licensed car dealer, had failed to keep proper records of transactions in a...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Sep 2012
Consumer Protection is hitting the road with Wyndham, Kununurra, Warmun and Kalumburu the latest places on the visit list. Senior Regional Officer for the Kimberley Annetta Bellingeri will focus on issues faced by people renting property, living in caravan parks, buying cars, making warranty claims or being targeted by uninvited sellers or scammers. “I will be giving out information about the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Sep 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 6 September 2012, most BP, Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 151.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths, Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their price tomorrow, up to 149.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 149 cpl, however...
Consumer Protection
Media release
05 Sep 2012
A Hamilton Hill vehicle repairer has been fined a total of $6,000 by the Fremantle Magistrates Court for operating without a licence and employing unlicensed tradesmen. Bucciarelli Automotives Pty Ltd, trading as Bucciarelli BMW Centre, and sole Director Franco Bucciarelli pleaded guilty to six charges and were also ordered to pay a total of $482 in costs when they appeared on 31 August 2012. The...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Sep 2012
Legal action has begun against a clothing collection company which had invited donations of unwanted clothing which it suggested go towards alleviating child poverty in Africa and to supporting breast cancer victims in WA. The Commissioner for Consumer Protection has lodged a writ in the Supreme Court alleging that E’Co Australia Pty Ltd and its director Mr Mark Brian Keay had engaged in...
Consumer Protection
Media release
30 Aug 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 30 August 2012, most Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 153.9 cpl. Most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cpl up to 152.9 cpl. Most BP, Caltex Woolworths, Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their prices tomorrow, up to 151.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
29 Aug 2012

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