The Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria has, after considering all the relevant information, determined to issue a public warning notice pursuant to section 223 of the Australian Consumer Law about the conduct of Todd Buzza.
Mr Buzza, of Vermont South, is a former bankrupt who advertises cheap building services, using several business names.
Consumer Affairs Victoria has received complaints alleging Mr Buzza has taken payment for work he has not done, or for work that was incomplete and below standard.
In December 2012, Mr Buzza was convicted in Ringwood Magistrates' Court of failing to disclose his bankruptcy to customers, after he was prosecuted by the Insolvency and Trustee Service Australia.
Complaints we have received since July 2012 include several against 'Superfinish' and 'All Plastering Services'. Complainants allege Mr Buzza has been trading under these names. Consumers have also reported that he has used the following trading names:
- Superfinish Oz Pty Ltd
- Superfinish Plaster
- Fine Plastering
- Buzza Constructions
- Buzza Corporation
- Smart Bathrooms.
The Director is warning the public about the alleged conduct as the Director:
- has reasonable grounds to suspect that it may constitute breaches of the Australian Consumer Law;
- is satisfied that one or more persons has suffered, or is likely to suffer detriment as a result of the alleged conduct; and
- is satisfied that it is in the public interest to issue a public warning notice.