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31 July 2020
An important reminder that all dealers with a consignment trust account containing money from consignment sales during the last financial year must lodge an audit report with Consumer Protection by 30 September 2020.
If you have no money in trust for this period, you should submit a statutory declaration in place of the audit report.
If you have changed your auditor, you will need to submit a change of auditor request to the Trust and Audits team by Friday 28 August 2020. If you lodge after this date, your request may not be processed in time for your auditor to meet the reporting deadline.
Email your change of auditor request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To help your audit proceed smoothly make sure:
Licence holders need to remember to let Consumer Protection know the date when someone starts or stops being a qualified repairer and provide their full name, as consumers search the licensing database to find those certified.
Be aware that cyber criminals hack into and lock down computer systems before demanding a ransom to give you back access. Recently we issued a media statement about a Perth based company facing a $30 million ransom demand.
It is vital to regularly review and update your cyber security, making sure you have installed the latest anti-virus software and firewalls. Staff should also not open attachments or click on links in emails if the sender is unknown or looks suspicious. Even if the sender is known, staff need to be careful in case the account has been hacked.
Find out more about how to protect yourself and report scams at the WA ScamNet website.
For the first time ever, the Consumer Protection Awards winners will be announced at a virtual event via Facebook Live.
Save the date and join us at 11am on Wednesday 5 August to watch the ceremony and celebrate the achievements of our 2020 Awards finalists and winners.
For automotive inquiries, please contact email@example.com
For licensing inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org