Latest news Skip listen and sharing tools Listen Filter by category All News alerts Industry updates Legislation updates Media releases Public warnings Enforceable undertakings Court actions Don't get reeled in by phishing scams - Media release Media releases 24 May 2019 Victorians are being warned to be alert for phishing scams following a 20 per cent jump in reported losses last year compared with 2017. Fake blood, real danger: Halloween products seized - Media release Media releases 29 October 2018 Consumer Affairs Victoria officers have seized more than 3,000 potentially harmful bottles of fake blood and other items during six visits to wholesale and retail premises across Melbourne’s southeast suburbs. Compare fuel prices to pay less at the pump - Media release Media releases 14 September 2018 Regional motorists are being encouraged to use fuel-price comparison apps or websites to get the best deal in the lead-up to the school holidays and Grand Final weekend. Eyeliner removed from shelves - Media release Media releases 12 September 2018 Consumer Affairs Victoria inspectors have seized more than 7,400 eyeliner products believed to contain lead. Retailer pays price for selling unsafe goods - Media release Media releases 20 August 2018 A Melbourne retailer in possession of thousands of unsafe products has been ordered to pay $355,000 by the Federal Court of Australia. Origo & Co Pty Ltd is the operator of six Daiso stores in Victoria and one in New South Wales. Tips to stay safe this winter - Media release Media releases 18 June 2018 As the weather gets colder around the country, Australian Consumer Law Regulators have launched a new campaign to help people avoid the dangers of many winter warmers that can cause burns, injury and even death. Choose a free debt-management service - Media release Media releases 14 June 2018 Consumer Affairs Victoria is urging consumers to choose free debt-management advice and credit repair services over other, high cost options. Avoid the extra cost of paper billing - Media release Media releases 30 April 2018 Consumer Affairs Victoria is encouraging consumers who need paper bills to contact their service providers and ask whether a fee exemption is applicable in their circumstances. Email hacking scam warning for home buyers and estate agents - Media release Media releases 14 February 2018 A new hacking scam is targeting Victorian home buyers and real estate agents, with reported losses in excess of $200,000.