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$300,000 loss by WA man in card game gambling scam in Manila

A 70 year old WA man has fallen victim to an elaborate card game gambling scam, losing about $300,000 to fraudsters in the Philippines over a 15 month period...

Fine for unlicensed Mount Barker car restorer (Grantley...

A Mount Barker car restorer has been fined $5,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court for advertising his services without having a motor vehicle repair business...

Warning to WA home owners over roof repair conmen

WA home owners are being warned by Consumer Protection and Building and Energy not to deal with roof repair conmen who have approached three consumers, with...

Rosie Batty supports WA tenancy law changes

Rosie Batty has given her support to planned changes to WA tenancy laws to assist renters affected by family and domestic violence (FDV). The former...

Tribute to Karen Merrin, a true community champion

Consumer Protection today paid tribute to Karen Merrin, a tireless champion of the community services sector, who has lost her battle with cancer. Karen, a...

Avoid Perth petrol price rise

The average price of unleaded petrol is set to increase by over 20 cents per litre (cpl) to 148.3 cpl tomorrow, so FuelWatch is encouraging Perth drivers to...

New look and a busy year for WA’s consumer protection agency

Consumer Protection has launched their new logo on World Consumer Rights Day with a busy year ahead planned for their work protecting consumers in WA. The...

Couple to pay $47,700 in consumer compensation, fines and...

A Wanneroo couple involved in a landscaping business has been fined $12,000 by the Perth Magistrates Court on 8 March 2019 and ordered to pay a total of $32...

Reminder: Audits due end of March - Real estate industry...

5 March 2019 Reminder - 2018 audit report deadline approaching! All agents who hold a current triennial certificate and have held or received monies in trust...

Family in mourning, community leaders and the ABC win awards

A family in mourning over the death of a child from toppling furniture has won a Consumer Protection Award, along with a consumer advocate, a community...

Perth metro retail trading hours extended for Labour Day...

The State Government has approved an additional four hours of trading for general retail shops in the Perth metropolitan area on both the Labour Day and...

Perth people fall for fake Italian leather jacket scam

Four Perth consumers have fallen victim to an Italian man selling jackets from a white SUV, claiming they are made from genuine Italian leather. Reports have...

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