$1.5m Bond Money Unclaimed as Tenants Urged to Check For Cash Owed

WA tenants and landlords are being urged to check for unclaimed bond money, after revelations of large sums remained unclaimed in the State. A total of $1.5 million has not been claimed by tenant that related to 4,887 tenancies that ended between January 2007 and December 2010. The bonds were not paid because disposal forms…

ATO Scam Reports, Losses Rise as Consumer Protection Warns Vigilance

Consumer Protection has warned about increasing tax scams, following a rise in reports and victims losing nearly $80,000. The organisation has issued an alert over the increasing incidence of reports and financial fraud in an effort to reduce the losses. 21 victims have so far reported the tax debt scam to WAScamNet in 2018 after…

Dodgy Electronic Salespeople Targets Western Australians

Department Of Consumer Protection warns Western Australians to aware of illegal sellers of dodgy electronics from the back of a white van. So far the department has received three complaints regarding electronic equipment such as projectors, screens and speakers being sold from a white Hyundai van. The van conducted business in the Belmont Shopping Centre…

Showbags Get Tick of Approval For Royal Show

Children will be able to experience a range of showbags at this year’s Royal Show, after receiving the tick of approval ahead of the yearly show. More than 260 showbags will be on sale after being approved by Consumer Protection, ensuring the bags met Australian product safety regulations. Commerce and Industrial Relations Minister Bill Johnston…

WA Victims Lose $8 Million To Cold Calling Scammers

By Nicholas Farrington Victims of cold calling scammers have almost doubled with 398 victims in WA reporting losses of $8 million dollars last year. Scammers are tricking their victims into parting with their cash at almost double the rate from previous years, with 398 victims in WA reporting losses of $8 million dollars last year.…