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 Showing articles tagged with 'Scams and travelling con men' 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. Beware hacking scam targeting business email accounts - News alert News alerts 6 May 2019 Consumer Affairs Victoria continues to receive reports of the 'business email compromise' scam, targeting the email accounts of businesses including estate agencies, conveyancers and builders. Helping older Victorians become scam savvy - News alert News alerts 1 May 2018 A new campaign from Consumer Affairs Victoria, in partnership with Crime Stoppers Victoria, is giving tips and advice to older Victorians, to help them avoid falling for scams. Daniel Chung Keat Leong - Court action Court actions 18 August 2016 A Port Melbourne man has been convicted and fined $20,000 for making false and misleading representations in job advertisements, following action by Consumer Affairs Victoria in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court. Carpet cleaning and other services supplied by David James Donald - Public warning Public warnings 2 April 2016 The Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria has issued a public warning notice regarding the conduct of David James Donald in the supply of carpet cleaning and other services. Keat Enterprises Pty Ltd - Court action Court actions 24 April 2015 A Melbourne training company has been convicted and fined $165,000 for more than 30 breaches of the Australian Consumer Law (Victoria), including engaging in conduct likely to mislead job seekers and recent accounting graduates into enrolling in its courses. DNL Security Australia Pty Ltd, Skilltopia Pty Ltd, and Natasha Petrovska and Lou Petrovski - Court action Court actions 9 December 2013 Melbourne Magistrates’ Court has found employment services company DNL Security Australia Pty Ltd misled and deceived jobseekers. Dynasty Global Pty Ltd and Andrew Sackl - Court action Court actions 9 December 2013 The sole director of an employment business must pay nearly $10,000 compensation to a consumer after his company failed to provide promised services. Mark William Whittingham and Connection Blue Pty Ltd - Public warning Public warnings 8 March 2013 The Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria has issued a public warning about the conduct of Mark William Whittingham and his business Connection Blue Pty Ltd. Stuart Ritchie Mitchell - Court action Court actions 4 January 2013 Stuart Ritchie Mitchell, of Rye, who took payment for products he failed to supply has been convicted and fined by the Melbourne Magistrates Court.