Travelling Conmen here for the Dry..... and your Money

The Deputy Commissioner of Consumer Affairs is warning consumers not to deal with Irish travelling conmen touting for bitumen or other home building and maintenance work.

Fraud Week 2013 – Outsmart the Scammers 17-21 June 2013

Unsuspecting Australians are continuing to be ripped off by unscrupulous scammers.

Don't be Fooled by Travelling Conmen this Dry Season

As the Dry Season fast approaches, Territory residents are again being warned to be on their guard against travelling con men.

Tenancy - Water Charges

Landlords are allowed to pass on the full cost of water consumption provided:

  • the rental premises are individually metered, and
  • the tenancy agreement states the tenant must pay for water consumption.

Residential Tenancy Inquiry Day Change

Residential tenancy Inquiries will no longer be heard on Fridays.

Group Buying Complaints Drop as Regulators Act

Group buying complaints have almost halved since Australia’s consumer regulators started a national project to tackle issues in the emerging sector.

Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce scam survey 2013

Are you the victim of a scam, or have you received scam invitations? Would you like to be involved in research about scams? Then complete our 2013 scam survey to help us improve our understanding about scams.

Extended Warranties in the Spotlight

Northern Territory Consumer Affairs announced today it will focus on extended warranty providers this summer as part of a nationwide consumer protection operation.

Misleading Price Rise Warning

Consumer Affairs Commissioner is reminding businesses about the potential of heavy penalties should they mislead the public about why they are increasing their prices for goods or services.

Don't Get Burned by Solar Claims

Solar retailers must be careful when advertising the potential benefits of solar systems to ensure that cosumers are not misled.