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…

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.…

Building Commissioner Questions Contractor’s Financial Status

Mount Hawthorn-registered building contractor Turquoise Developments, which trades as Talbot Le Page Homes, is no longer able to enter into contracts to build homes under new conditions imposed by the WA Building Services Board. This comes after WA Building Commissioner Peter Gow issued a warning about the contractor after an investigation lead to growing concerns…

Largest Scam Mail Seizure In WA

250,000 scam mail items will be destroyed today after Consumer Protection and Australia Post carried out a joint operation. More than 100 different kinds of scam were identified including fortune telling, dubious health products, lucky draw prices and fake scratch cards. The government has seized more than 346,000 scam letters so far this year, the…