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A salesperson who worked for a West Perth business broker without a current certificate of registration has been fined $2,000 and ordered to pay costs of $3,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court. Peter John Dawson of Stirling was the holder of a real estate business sales certificate of registration which expired in October 2005, but it wasn’t renewed. During a routine compliance visit by Consumer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 May 2013
The growing problem of scams in the community makes it essential for consumers to be armed with relevant information to help prevent them from becoming a victim. Anti-fraud awareness will be the hot topic when Consumer Protection holds a public seminar as part of the 2013 Law Week Community Events Programme. The talk will focus on the issue of scams in our community and what you can do to protect...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 May 2013
New laws designed to make renting fairer for Western Australian tenants, while also protecting the interests of property owners, will come into force on July 1 .
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 May 2013
Three WA businesses have lost a total of $20,000 from a fake invoice sting, prompting an urgent warning from Consumer Protection. The businesses have reported that invoices to their clients have been intercepted and bank accounts changed, with the funds being directed into accounts set up by fraudsters. The fake invoices were sent from bogus email addresses closely resembling the legitimate...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 May 2013
Almost one million dollars in investment fraud losses were reported to WA ScamNet in the last month – a higher amount than was reported for the whole of last year ($198,600). According to Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll, ‘Project Sunbird’ is responsible for identifying record levels of investment fraud loss – increasing from a monthly average of about $16,500 reported...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 May 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 9 May 2013, most Caltex Woolworths and BP sites in Perth are hiking their ULP price by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 143.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Coles Express sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cpl up to 142.9 cpl. Most Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their price tomorrow, up to 141...
Consumer Protection
Media release
08 May 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 2 May 2013, most Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 17 cents per litre (cpl) up to 143.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 15 cpl up to 142.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites up to 141.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average...
Consumer Protection
Media release
01 May 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 25 April 2013, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 142.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths, Gull and Peak sites are increasing their ULP price up to 141.9 cpl, most Caltex sites by 11 cpl up to 140.9 cpl and most Coles Express sites by 10 cpl up to 139.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
24 Apr 2013
Peel home owners beware that a gang of travelling conmen who have been carrying out dodgy bitumen and roof painting work across Perth are now reportedly operating in the Mandurah area. Consumer Protection and the Building Commission have warned consumers not to deal with these itinerant conmen who are breaking door to door trading laws and performing roof painting and restoration work without...
Consumer Protection
Media release
19 Apr 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 18 April 2013, most BP and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price up to 143.9 cents per litre (cpl). Most Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 8 cpl to 142.9 cpl, most Caltex sites by 7 cpl to 141.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites up to 139.9 cpl. Tomorrow's...
Consumer Protection
Media release
17 Apr 2013
Project Sunbird, a joint anti-fraud initiative between WA Police Major Fraud Squad and Consumer Protection, is to target the Great Southern region. A number of potential fraud victims, identified through money transfers to West Africa, are in the Katanning area and the total recorded monetary loss could be up to $100,000. Detective Senior Sergeant Dom Blackshaw from WA Police Major Fraud Squad...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Apr 2013
A Greenfields man has been fined $3,750 in the Perth Magistrates Court for unlicensed car dealing. Bradley John Green pleaded guilty on 12 April 2013 to buying and selling 15 motor vehicles between February 2011 and February 2013 without a licence, in breach of the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. He was ordered to pay Court costs of $394. Lawyers for Consumer Protection told the Court that Mr Green...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Apr 2013
Consumers in remote communities can be among the most vulnerable due to isolation and lack of competition – that’s why Consumer Protection is heading out to the Dampier Peninsula. Senior Regional Officer for the Kimberley Annetta Bellingeri will visit Beagle Bay, Lombadina, Djarindjin and One Arm Point between 22nd and 26thApril 2013. She says she will concentrate on raising awareness of scams...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Apr 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol - that's the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 11 April 2013, most BP, Caltex and Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 10 cents per litre (cpl) up to 147.9 cpl. Most Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 9 cpl up to 146.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites will rise to 144.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Apr 2013
A Karrinyup settlement agent who represented that she was a licensed settlement agent after her triennial certificate had lapsed has been fined $4,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court. Michelle Louise Owen, trading as Swan River Conveyancing, pleaded guilty on 5 April 2013 to eleven charges relating to misrepresentations made during the settlement of three properties in Wembley Downs, East...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Apr 2013
Consumer Protection has warned real estate agents, property managers and landlords about late bond lodgements after an agency was fined $10,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court. Dalgon Pty Ltd, formerly trading as Acton West and now trading as Acton Cottesloe, pleaded guilty on 5 April 2013 to 27 charges of failing to lodge security bond money with the Bond Administrator ‘as soon as practicable’,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
09 Apr 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 4 April 2013, most BP sites are hiking their ULP price tomorrow by 13 cents per litre (cpl) up to 150.9 cpl. Most Coles Express, Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cpl up to 149.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites up to 148.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Apr 2013
Consumer Protection has taken legal action against a rogue fencing contractor who has been the subject of a high number of complaints from consumers. United Fencing (WA) Pty Ltd of Mandurah, a registered company of sole director James Lee Battah of Harvey, closed their Bunbury office earlier this year. The company has signed a Court enforceable undertaking under the Australian Consumer Law with...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 Mar 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 28 March 2013, most Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 11 cents per litre (cpl) up to 150.9 cpl. Most BP, Coles Express and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 10 cpl up to 149.9 cpl and most Gull and Peak sites up to 146.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan average price...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Mar 2013
Tuesday, 26 March 2013, 10.30am Consumer Protection regional office 3/ 50-52 Durlacher Street, Geraldton Detective Senior Sergeant Dom Blackshaw from WA Police Major Fraud Squad and Detective Senior Constable Rob Martin will be available to talk about their visit to Geraldton as part of Project Sunbird. Background: In May 2012 the WA Police Major Fraud Squad began ‘Operation Sunbird’ to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Mar 2013
A Christmas Islander, a seniors' advocacy organisation, a drug and road safety educator, a journalist and a morning radio show have taken out top honours at this year’s Consumer Protection Awards.
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Mar 2013
Consumer Protection and WA Police Major Fraud Squad will be holding an education session in Geraldton after it was identified that in recent months more than $1 million dollars has been sent to scammers in West Africa from the Midwest region alone. Members of the community are invited to come along to the Geraldton RSL Club on 46 Chapman Road at 5.30pm, Tuesday 26 March 2013 to hear information...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Mar 2013
22 March 2013 – 11.30am-2pm The University Club of Western Australia, Hackett Drive, Crawley The ninth annual Western Australian Consumer Protection Awards are being announced by new Commerce Minister Michael Mischin on 22 March 2013. The Rona Okely Award acknowledges an individual Western Australian who has influenced and inspired the advancement, development and promotion of consumer protection...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Mar 2013
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 21 March 2013, most Coles Express sites are hiking their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 153.9 cpl. Most BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 11 cpl up to 152.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are putting their ULP price up by 10 cpl up to 151.9 cpl. Most Gull and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Mar 2013
A solar company that made an unsolicited approach to a pensioner, signed her up for a $9,000 contract, and failed to inform her of her right to cancel, has been fined $15,000 in the first successful legal action of its kind by Consumer Protection. Solar Harness Pty Ltd pleaded guilty to five offences under the Australian Consumer Law and was ordered to pay Court costs of $1,320 in addition to the...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 Mar 2013

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