Latest Commissioner for Consumer Protection News

Stone Ban Prompts Advice For Consumers
Permanent ban for settlement agent who raided trust account
Consumers warned against ‘predatory’ studio photographers
Agency Fined For Nine Late Bond Lodgements
Families Warned Against Au Pair Company
Wrong Property Sale Sees Agency Fined
Short-stay Properties Must Be Registered Under New Laws
WA Parliament Passes Rental Reforms
Unlicensed Real Estate Agent ‘should Have Known Better’
Fines for failing to lodge over $30,000 in tenancy bonds
Love hurts – losses soar to romance scams
Paver pays for taking money without doing work
Avoid trip to ED – safe summer tips for families
Don’t get stung by scams or parcel delays this shopping season
Tow truck company warned for misleading and unfair conduct (Specialized Tilt Tray and Towing Services Pty Ltd)
Rogue car dealer Ventura Autos warned again after name change (Ventura Autos / Car Central)
Quad bikes are not children’s toys
Nominate a community champion for Consumer Protection Award
Safety warning for parents ahead of Perth Royal Show
Nominate a community champion for Consumer Protection Awards
Consumers urged to exercise caution dealing with licensed car dealer (Ventura Autos Pty Ltd)
Alarm raised over patio and shed business failing to complete work (Factory Direct Group / Profounder Factory Direct / Factory Direct WA)
Job seekers fleeced by work from home scam
Button battery laws one year on are keeping children safe
Pool fibreglass repairer fined for leaving owners out of pocket (Marcello “Marc” Maddaloni)
Scammers steal over $300,000 from real estate agent trust account
Consumers fight back against Albany shed seller and win
Scammers target real estate and settlement industry trust accounts
Backyard trading of motor vehicles ends in fine for Thornlie man (Samuel Pihl)
Rental reforms welcome
WA tenancy law modernisation to strike a balance between tenants and landlords
Agency fined over improper property maintenance recommendations (Anna-Marie Thornton / Harcourts Prestige Real Estate)
Avoid scams while spoiling Mum this Mother’s Day
Vehicle repairer to pay almost $50,000 for failing to complete work (Christopher Hall / The Barra Shed / 5XH Logistics Pty Ltd)
Online car seller fined for misleading odometer readings (Wesam Mohammed)
Fake tradies known as ‘bitumen bandits’ on the prowl for WA victims
Unlicensed real estate property manager fined $18,000
$4 million in bond money waiting to be claimed by tenants and landlords
Crackdown on vehicle dealer contracts with wrong cancellation fees
Jeep parts seller fined $24,000 for second time for non-supply
Fine for transferring real estate trust funds to personal accounts
Warning about buying used vehicles damaged by Kimberley floods
Illegal trading of motor vehicles results in fine for Nollamara man (Indrek Veskioja)
Love is in air but so are romance and dating scams
More complaints trigger second warning against aircon/trailer trader
Stay safe this Australia Day
Scammers pose as real charity raising funds for flood victims
Motor vehicle seller fined for unlicensed dealing