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Commissioner's Blog: AI scams – The new face of deception

Deepfake videos and voice impersonations are now a chilling reality. Scammers are weaponising artificial intelligence (AI) to create convincing video and...

Short stay rental reform Bill booked into Parliament

Stronger regulation of short-term rental accommodation a step closer with new Bill Short stay rental accommodation register introduced $10,000 grants...

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. After today motorists will likely have...

Agent fined for failing to comply with audit requirements...

19 February 2024 Agent fined for failing to comply with audit requirements Failing to cooperate with requests from an auditor has seen a real estate agent...

Fines for failing to lodge over $30,000 in tenancy bonds

Welshpool real estate agency and director fined a total of $8,000 Over $30,000 in bonds not lodged within required timeframe Warning to agents to ensure...

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. After today motorists will likely have...

Commissioner's Blog: When expectation vs reality doesn’t...

Sending your loved one wilted flowers on Valentine’s Day probably won’t get you the reaction you were hoping for. Before you get a bunch of dead roses thrown...

Love hurts – losses soar to romance scams

  WA losses to romance and dating scams surged 27 per cent to $3.7 million in 2023 Valentine’s Day warning to listen to your head when looking for love...

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. After today motorists will likely have...

Cash is king… or is it?

“Businesses have to accept legal tender.” It’s a comment we hear a lot at Consumer Protection, so I wanted to take the opportunity to clear this up and let...

Warning for boxing fans to dodge blows from scalpers

Look out for ticket scalpers and scammers if major boxing event sells out Multiple offenders issued $2,000 infringement notices for recent Coldplay concerts...

Paver pays for taking money without doing work

  Tradie from The Vines to pay $7,535 for accepting money and failing to deliver Charged consumer 50 per cent deposit for paving work, but not refunded...

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