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Rolling Stones concerts
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is reminding consumers about their refund rights after the recent postponement of a series of Rolling Stones concerts across Australia and New Zealand.

Samsung top loader washing machine recall
Information on the electrical safety recall of some models of Samsung top loading washing machines that pose a serious risk to consumers.  

Robins Kitchen
On 16 December 2013, Lineville Pty Ltd trading as Robins Kitchen was placed under voluntary administration.

Gallipoli ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is alerting the public about the possibility of scammers taking advantage of those applying to attend the ANZAC Day commemoration held in Gallipoli in 2015.

App traps
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is warning consumers about smartphone and tablet apps that may mislead you to make in-app purchases.

Travel lottery scam
Police agencies have received reports of a travel lottery scam operating across Australia.

Car boot traders spotted
The Office of Fair Trading has received reports about car boot traders operating in the Mackay and Rockhampton areas.

Fake Commonwealth Government phone call scam warning
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is warning Queenslanders about scammers posing as a Commonwealth Government officer.

All QLD Tree Services
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is warning Queenslanders about the suspected unlawful business practices of a tree lopper which has been door-knocking neighbourhoods for work.

Business in liquidation
If a business you are dealing with goes bankrupt, there are several things you should do immediately to protect your money.

Accommodation Clearing House Pty Ltd in liquidation
On 21 May 2013 Accommodation Clearing House Pty Ltd (ACH) trading as Check-in.com.au placed itself in voluntary liquidation.

WorldTourism Travel Centre Pty Ltd
On 4 March 2013, WorldTourism Travel Centre Pty Ltd placed itself in voluntary liquidation.

Mothercare Australia Limited
On 29 January 2013, Mothercare Australia Limited was placed under voluntary administration.

Music festivals
Essential information about music festivals that consumers should be aware of, particularly regarding cancellation and misleading promotion.

George Sekuloski and Bulk Imports and Exports
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is warning consumers not to deal with George Sekuloski (also known as Goce Sekuloski) and his company Bulk Imports & Exports Pty Ltd.

Computer-based tutoring
While there are many reputable computer-based and online learning packages on the market, parents should be cautious when deciding to purchase a program for their children.

Door-to-door traders
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is warning Queenslanders about the suspected unlawful business practices of a group of tradesmen targeting elderly people in South East Queensland.

Itinerant bitumen layers
Dodgy bitumen layers have been targeting households in South-East Queensland, offering discount driveway repairs.

Solagex Australia Pty Ltd
The Office of Fair Trading has been advised that Solagex Australia Pty Ltd went into liquidation on Monday 29 October 2012.

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Last reviewed 20/03/2014

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