Consumer

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Guildford builder George Bernard Buckley (Reg. BC100626 & BP100779) has been ordered by the Building Services Board to pay a $5,000 fine for misleading conduct.
Building and Energy
Media release
29 May 2015
Margaret River building company Cruiser Pty Ltd (Reg. BC12184) and its sole operator, director and nominated supervisor Neil Francis Kelly (BC11151 & BP11151) have been ordered by the Building Services Board to pay a fine of $2,500 each to the Building Commissioner for building work that was not properly managed and supervised.
Building and Energy
Media release
29 May 2015
Queens Park building company Choi Homes Pty Ltd (Reg. BC13447) and its nominated supervisor Graham Bryers (BP11649) of Seville Grove have been ordered by the Building Services Board to pay a fine of $1,000 each to the Building Commissioner for negligence under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011 .
Building and Energy
Media release
29 May 2015
A director and company behind a business promotion website have been fined $5,400 in total for sending mail-outs that breached the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). Consumer Protection’s case against the ‘Australian Trade Services Register’ (atsregister.com) was heard at the Mandurah Magistrates Court on Tuesday 26 May 2015. It involved one criminal charge for sending an invoice or document that did...
Consumer Protection
Media release
28 May 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 6 cents per litre (cpl) to 138.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Thursday 28 May 2015, most BP, Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and Puma sites are increasing their ULP prices by 13 cpl to 145.9 cpl. Perth’s weekly petrol price cycle results in prices...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 May 2015
An 80-year-old from WA’s South West has lost more than $15,000 in a phone scam where the caller pretended to be from Centrelink and claimed the man’s pension payments would be stopped unless he paid money supposedly owed to a telecommunications company. Fred, who doesn’t want to use his surname, was contacted about eight weeks ago and advised that he owed thousands of dollars to Sure Telecom and...
Consumer Protection
Media release
21 May 2015
Breaking Western Australia’s building laws has come at a high price for patio builders Daryl James Hancock of Mundijong and his business partners Tracy Hancock and Terry Jurisic, trading as A.R.M. Patios and Decking, Alltogether Roof Maintenance and Sunset Coast Patios and Decking.
Building and Energy
Media release
21 May 2015
The average cost of unleaded petrol is set to increase by around 11 cents per litre (cpl) to 141.9 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to fill up today to save money. FuelWatch advises that on Thursday 21 May 2015, most Caltex sites are increasing their ULP prices by 15 cpl to 146.9 cpl; and the majority of BP, Caltex Woolworths, Coles Express and Puma sites to 144.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 May 2015
Carl James Taggart, trading as CJT Paints, has been successfully prosecuted by the Building Commissioner for unregistered painting work he carried out at a Piara Waters property in October 2013.
Building and Energy
Media release
20 May 2015
Update 18 May 2015: Consumer Protection is pleased to report that the business followed advice to immediately contact the bank involved and instigate a funds recall, which has resulted in the return of the $6,000. A Northbridge business has lost $6,000 after getting calls from a scammer claiming to be from Synergy, WA’s largest energy retailer, and threatening to disconnect their power. Consumer...
Consumer Protection
Media release
14 May 2015

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