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Safety nightmares uncovered this fright night

Avoid unwanted frights or serious surprises this Halloween by checking that costumes, decorations and novelties are safe and nasty-free.

Stay well this winter season

When the cool winter weather hits, there’s nothing better than getting warm and cosy with products like heaters, electric blankets, hot water bottles or heat packs. Whether your products have been stored during summer or recently purchased, it’s important to identify the safety risks involved when using any heated product. Our ‘well winter’ safety tips are here to you and your family safe and warm this winter season.

Online Scam Disruption

Online scammers target big ticket items - savvy shoppers duped by fake websites

Warning! ATO scam!

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is warning about a spike in automated scam calls impersonating the ATO. This new batch of scammers are claiming they’ve suspended their target’s tax file number (TFN) following suspected fraudulent activity.

Your friend has met their new partner online, but the facts aren’t adding up?

While there are many success stories of people who’ve met through a dating website or on social media and fallen in love, there are increasingly those who are victimised by online scammers, leaving them heartbroken with a financial loss.

Be a Careful Online Shopper this Christmas!

With Christmas looking a little different this year due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, consumer affairs regulators are advising Australians to be alert to changes in the market when shopping and making bookings online.

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.