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An unlicensed car dealer operating mostly from his Yokine home has been fined $8,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court on 24 September 2015. Zaid Tareq Al-Asadi was convicted of buying and selling numerous motor vehicles between October 2012 and June 2014, without having a licence as required by the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act. He was ordered to pay costs of $5,725. Acting Commissioner for Consumer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
25 Sep 2015
A Kalgoorlie real estate agency and its licensee have been reprimanded, fined $8,000 and the agent suspended from holding a licence and triennial certificate for nine months by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) after making an illegal withdrawal from the agency’s trust account. Vasad Pty Ltd , trading as Fyson & Associates , and its licensee Christopher Hugh Fyson faced disciplinary...
Consumer Protection
Media release
23 Sep 2015
Three quad bike deaths in Western Australia so far this year have prompted a joint warning from Consumer Protection and WorkSafe about the dangers of these off-road vehicles. Details of this year’s fatalities in WA, according to Safe Work Australia, include: 6 year old boy died in a rollover on a farming property near Southern Cross on 20 April 2015 67 year old man died in a collision while...
Consumer Protection
Media release
22 Sep 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 13 cents per litre (cpl) to 136.1 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Tuesday 22 September 2015, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP prices to 141.9 cpl, most sites increasing by 18 cpl. Most BP, Coles and Puma sites are increasing to 139.9 cpl and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Sep 2015
Consumer Protection is warning pet-buyers about a scam Facebook page called ‘Bulldog Puppies for sale in Australia’ as attempts are made to shut the page down. The Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection, Gary Newcombe, says two consumers have reported losing money after trying to buy puppies through the page, prompting the alert. “A Western Australian woman lost $2,500 when trying to buy a...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 Sep 2015
A Mandurah real estate agency and one of its sales representatives have been fined for failing to disclose important information about a property prior to its sale. LBC Holdings Pty Ltd , trading as Harcourts Mandurah , was fined $3,000 and sales representative Craig John Timmens was fined $1,500 by the State Administrative Tribunal in a settlement of disciplinary action taken by Consumer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
18 Sep 2015
With Acting Commissioner for Consumer Protection Gary Newcombe Puppy scammers are getting their claws into the money of pet-buyers in Western Australia. WA ScamNet – the area of Consumer Protection that deals with consumer fraud – received four reports of monetary loss to puppy sale scams recently. All of the victims had been buying online but there were slight differences in their stories: One...
Consumer Protection
Department News
04 Sep 2015
Page last updated 5 October 2015 What models are affected? They are all top loaders and the numbers are: SW75V9WIP/XSA; SW65V9WIP/XSA; SW70SPWIP/XSA; SW80SPWIP/XSA; WA85GWGIP/XSA and WA85GWWIP/XSA. I had my machine repaired as part of the recall – do I need to do anything? We understand there has been at least one fire in WA involving a ‘reworked’ machine and there have been at least 17 fire...
Consumer Protection
Alert
02 Sep 2015
UPDATE: New advice to seek a refund or replacement has been issued since this blog was published. Please read the latest media statement: www.commerce.wa.gov.au/announcements/urgent-advice-owners-recalled-samsu... With Acting Consumer Protection Commissioner Gary Newcombe It has been more than two years since Samsung Australia recalled six models of top loading washing machines because they pose...
Consumer Protection
Department News
25 Aug 2015
With Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll In July 2014 Consumer Protection saw a growth in mould issues, raised mostly by tenants but also by landlords and property managers in WA. The seasonal spike, also seen in 2013, can be attributed to cooler, wetter weather and means we’re expecting similar figures around now and in the months up to October. Mould is a fungus that thrives on...
Consumer Protection
Department News
11 Aug 2015

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