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Consumer Protection and WA Police have urged agents to be on high alert against real estate fraud after a recent attempt to sell a Perth home was thwarted. Earlier this month, an overseas organised criminal network began the process of selling the home by emailing the Property Manager at North Beach real estate agency, Peard and Associates. Initially the fraudsters sent an email to the agent...
Consumer Protection
Media release
16 Oct 2012
Consumer Protection has lodged a Supreme Court Writ seeking an injunction against promoters of a rent to buy property scheme in WA. In the legal action, Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll will allege that Patricia Mirawati Susilo and Bryan Artawijaya Susilo of Applecross, have engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct in breach of the Australian Consumer Law. The Commissioner...
Consumer Protection
Media release
15 Oct 2012
Consumer Protection is welcoming international action against phone scammers who have been posing as Microsoft workers offering “tech support” to fix computer problems remotely in exchange for a fee. David Hillyard, Director of Consumer Protection’s WA ScamNet, praised the work of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), the US Federal Trade Commission and the Canadian Radio-...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Oct 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 11 October 2012, most Caltex sites are hiking their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 154.9 cpl. Most BP and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 13 cpl up to 152.9 cpl. Most Coles Express, Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their price tomorrow, up to 151.9 cpl...
Consumer Protection
Media release
10 Oct 2012
A former car yard manager who bought and sold more than a hundred vehicles without a dealer’s licence has been fined $30,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court. Adam David Golding, who was licensed as a yard manager only, had engaged in the illegal practice known in the industry as “briefcase dealing” or “licence borrowing”. Mr Golding pleaded not guilty to the charges but told the Court by email...
Consumer Protection
Media release
04 Oct 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that’s the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 4 October 2012, most Coles Express, Gull and Peak sites are increasing their ULP price by 15 cents per litre (cpl) up to 152.9 cpl. Most BP, Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are also hiking their ULP price tomorrow, up to 151.9 cpl. Tomorrow's metropolitan ULP average will be 149.4 cpl,...
Consumer Protection
Media release
03 Oct 2012
A Wangara car dealer who made false representations to customers about the true history of three hail-damaged cars he was selling has been fined a total of $33,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court. Dalbir Singh Kandola, a Director of Deepam Investments Pty Ltd trading as Linear Concept Car Company, pleaded guilty on 26 September 2012 to five charges of making false and misleading representations to...
Consumer Protection
Media release
27 Sep 2012
Consumer Protection has taken action against a Perth concrete tradesman who has agreed to a court-enforceable undertaking under the Australian Consumer Law with the department, placing strict conditions on any future dealings he may have with consumers. Joel McLeod of Shoalwater, formerly trading as 1st Choice Concrete Specialist (deregistered), has been the subject of complaints in the past two...
Consumer Protection
Media release
02 Oct 2012
Fill up today if you want to pay less for your petrol – that's the advice from FuelWatch. On Thursday, 27 September 2012, most BP sites are increasing their ULP price by 12 cents per litre (cpl) up to 151.9 cpl. Most Caltex and Caltex Woolworths sites are increasing their ULP price by 11 cpl up to 150.9 cpl. Most Coles Express, Gull and Peak sites are also hiking their price tomorrow, up to 149.9...
Consumer Protection
Media release
26 Sep 2012
Industries in WA affected by national occupational licensing will have a chance to have their say during a series of information and feedback sessions to be held in Perth and major regional areas. Representatives from the Department of Commerce will be available to hear the views of tradespeople and members of the property industry on the planned National Occupational Licensing System (NOLS)...
Consumer Protection
Media release
20 Sep 2012

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