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?’.
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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.
NT Commissioner of Consumer Affairs, Gary Clements says “the fuel pricing practices of the major fuel retailers over the past weeks raises concerns about why such increases have occurred and it really needs some explanation”.
NT Commissioner of Consumer Affairs, Gary Clements says “the MyFuel NT web app provides Northern Territory consumers with real time fuel prices but it MUST HAVE CONSUMER SUPPORT to have any effect on pricing.”
MyFuel NT the new online fuel price tool is here.
Ransomware is malicious software (malware) that makes your computer unusable unless you pay a fee. Stay Smart Online is warning that there is a new email ransomware scam campaign underway using two different methods.
From 1 September 2017 all business are banned from overcharging customers for using an EFTPOS (debit and prepaid), MasterCard (credit, debit and prepaid), Visa (credit, debit and prepaid) and American Express cards issued by Australian banks.
The ACCC has instituted proceedings against ticket reseller Viagogo.