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Commissioner's Blog: When bait advertising bites

It may be a familiar scenario for some shoppers – you spot an advert for a product at a very attractive sale price and place an order, but it’s later...

Alert to Perth motorists - fill up now to beat the petrol...

Motorists in Perth and Mandurah are advised to fill up now if they need to, with petrol prices set to rise tomorrow. FuelWatch reports that, from 6am...

Cybersecurity risk warning - Real estate industry...

16 September 2022 Cybersecurity risk warning Consumer Protection WA has warned that a move to enable businesses and organisations to shorten Australian...

Patience runs out for unlicensed repairer who ignored...

  Unlicensed motor vehicle repairer to pay $3,000 fine and $418 in costs Repairer ignored four warnings to re-apply after his licence expired Licensing laws...

Motor vehicle dealers allowed to trade on 22 September...

Consumer Protection has approved an application by the Motor Trade Association of WA to allow WA motor vehicle dealers south of the 26th parallel to trade...

Choose solar installer wisely to avoid being burnt

High complaint numbers prompt reminder to research solar installers Issues involve poor quality parts, installers not using due care and skill Some...

Retail trading hours for National Day of Mourning

  National Public Holiday to honour life and service of Queen Elizabeth II Normal public holiday trading hours will apply for Thursday 22 September...

Inspections give South West dealers and repairers a tick...

Vast majority of dealers/repairers inspected found to be complying with the law Inspections carried out in Busselton, Dunsborough and Margaret River areas...

New button battery rules see unsafe Royal Show items...

The contents of 131 showbags and 20 stall products inspected for safety A total of 34 items failed to meet product safety standards Most items identified did...

Scam spotting - the types of scams and how to protect...

WA ScamNet profiles the most prevalent scams targeting Western Australians and provides information on different types of scams, how to recognise scams, and...

Commissioner's Blog: Celebrating 50 years of protecting...

With Consumer Protection recently celebrating its 50th anniversary in Western Australia, we have been reminded that while many things have changed over the...

Fake social media accounts used to scam eager renters

Fake social media ads use stolen images of legitimate rental properties Desperate people looking for rentals vulnerable to falling victim $41,000 lost to...

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