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 Agency and Director hit with underquoting fine - Media release Media releases 11 October 2019 The Federal Court has ordered a real estate agency in Melbourne’s east and its Directors to pay almost $900,000 in fines and compensation for underquoting offences. Jail for Cobden estate agent - Media release Media releases 16 September 2019 A former Cobden estate agent has been sentenced to three months in jail and gave an undertaking to the court to be of good behavior for two years after pleading guilty to almost 40 charges relating to mismanagement of his clients’ money. Avoid the extra cost of paper billing - Media release Media releases 27 August 2019 Consumer Affairs Victoria is reminding Victorians who need paper bills that they could be eligible for a fee exemption from their service provider. Former estate agent jailed - Media release Media releases 11 June 2019 A former Glen Waverley estate agent has been jailed for 20 months, with a minimum term of eight months, after pleading guilty to 11 charges of misusing more than $800,000 of her clients’ money. 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.