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Australian businesses are falling for email scams

Australian businesses are falling for email scams

Businesses should urgently review how they verify and pay accounts and invoices, says the ACCC.
Nov 26 2018, 12:16PM
ACCC will monitor broadband speeds

ACCC will monitor broadband speeds

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched a new program to monitor service providers' fixed broadband performance.
Apr 12 2017, 12:42PM
ACCC launches legal action against online business directory

ACCC launches legal action against online business directory

The consumer watchdog has begun Federal Court proceedings against ABG Pages.
Dec 16 2016, 6:00AM
Toshiba extends notebook battery recall

Toshiba extends notebook battery recall

The ACCC has issued an urgent warning to more Toshiba laptop users over fears batteries could overheat and catch on fire.
Nov 17 2016, 2:55PM
Urgent warning about scammers impersonating the ACCC

Urgent warning about scammers impersonating the ACCC

The regulator reports that numerous Australian businesses have received bogus emails. Here’s what you need to know to avoid becoming a victim.
Jul 20 2016, 1:49PM
Franchisees, here's something you should know about

Franchisees, here's something you should know about

You need to know the Code if you are a franchisee or franchisor as the penalties are significant.
Jan 23 2015, 5:44PM
Pass on carbon tax savings, warns ACCC

Pass on carbon tax savings, warns ACCC

The ACCC is warning businesses that supply "regulated goods" to pass on any cost savings resulting from the removal of the carbon tax.
Jul 24 2014, 10:47PM
Have customers that won't pay debts?

Have customers that won't pay debts?

The ACCC and ASIC have updated their advice when it comes to collecting debts.
Jul 10 2014, 7:57PM
Carpet cleaner faces court over online testimonials

Carpet cleaner faces court over online testimonials

The ACCC has initiated proceedings against A Whistle (1979) Pty Ltd, the franchisor of Electrodry Carpet Cleaning.
Jul 4 2014, 5:28PM
This scam isn't going away

This scam isn't going away

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning small business people to beware of false billing scams.
Jun 19 2014, 6:04PM
Fines for some Harvey Norman franchisees

Fines for some Harvey Norman franchisees

The Federal Court of Australia has dealt penalties over false or misleading representations about consumer guarantee rights.
May 20 2014, 9:43AM
Run an online shop? This might be worth bookmarking

Run an online shop? This might be worth bookmarking

Things like Australian safety standards are probably the last thing on your mind, but just because you sell online it doesn't mean they don't apply.
Mar 28 2014, 4:48PM
Beware of fake invoices, ACCC warns

Beware of fake invoices, ACCC warns

We've warned you about a few notorious scams and now here's another one.
Feb 11 2014, 7:32PM
DoWhat sources Sensis local listings: what does this mean?

DoWhat sources Sensis local listings: what does this mean?

If your business is already in the White or Yellow Pages, why would you bother to sign up with DoWhat?
Feb 6 2014, 1:43PM
Daily deals site Scoopon penalty a "warning"

Daily deals site Scoopon penalty a "warning"

If you run a small business and you've been tempted to try offering deals this way, this might be of interest.
Dec 18 2013, 3:07PM
Warning over fake online reviews

Warning over fake online reviews

Tempted to create a few "fake" positive online reviews of your business to drum up business? It's a breach of the law, warns the ACCC.
Dec 6 2013, 1:27PM
More than 5,000 have signed up to franchise program

More than 5,000 have signed up to franchise program

The free franchise program helps explain what to do "when things go sour".
Oct 21 2013, 2:06PM
Warning over Yellow Pages fax scam

Warning over Yellow Pages fax scam

Be on alert for faxes pretending to come from the Yellow Pages, but which are actually a scam.
Aug 1 2013, 3:25PM
$566,061 lost due to false-billing scams in 2012

$566,061 lost due to false-billing scams in 2012

Australian small businesses lost $566,061 to false billing scams in 2012, according to an ACCC report issued today.
Jul 23 2013, 11:28AM
Why did HP get fined $3 million and could it happen to your business?

Why did HP get fined $3 million and could it happen to your business?

Don't know why you need to be very careful about what you say to customers about warranties? You'd better read this.
Jul 10 2013, 11:04AM

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