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NT Consumer Affairs urges consumers to make portable pools SAFE

Territorians are being warned about the dangers of portable pools during a national campaign involving consumer law/product safety regulators and the Royal Life Saving Society – Australia.

Consumer warning - Mr Jayden Stockbridge takes money and runs

NT Consumer Affairs is warning consumers to beware of Mr Jayden Thomas Stockbridge a sole trader trading as Territory Erections (unregistered) and formerly trading as All Angles Landscaping and Above All Landscapes and Garden Maintenance.

Northern Territory Consumer Affair’s hot safety tips for cold weather

With an increasing number of people restricted to home, our winter warmers for those that live in the cooler areas of the NT will certainly be getting a workout.

New national gift card rules a win for consumers

Gift cards are big money in Australia, both for their convenience and flexibility. Unfortunately an estimated $70 million is lost each year due to uncertainty about expiry dates. New laws begin on the 1 November 2019 to clarify the use of gift cards in Australia.

Stop paying extra for bills in the mail!

Are you paying extra for bills you receive in the mail? Service providers may be charging you a fee to cover the costs of printing and posting your bill – but there may be a way you can avoid the charge.

Heavy penalties apply for misleading alcohol prices

Heavy penalties apply for misleading consumers about alcohol prices.

Reverse the Threat of Cybercrime!

This week is Stay Smart Online Week 2018 with the theme being ‘Reverse the Threat’.

Stop and Check: is this for real?

This Scams Awareness Week, which runs from 21–25 May 2018, Australians are urged to be on the lookout for threat-based impersonation scams by taking a moment to ‘Stop and check: is this for real?’.

Cyclone repairs under a tenancy agreement

Are you a tenant in a cyclone damaged property?

So called healer Colin Thompson permanently banned

A former Howard Springs man who claimed to cure a range of medical illnesses and addictions through mind communication and supernatural healing has been banned permanently from conducting his business in the Northern Territory.