As a business owner, it’s important to learn how to protect yourself and your business from scams. Many scammers will imitate government departments to try and lure you into giving them valuable information and paying false payments.
Scams targeting ASIC customers
Recently there have been a number of scams targeting customers of ASIC. Customers are being contacted via email by scammers pretending to be ASIC staff requesting payment of fees and personal information to renew their business or company name.
The emails from scammers can often contain a link to an invoice with fake payment details or infect your computer with malware. Emails claiming to be from ASIC are probably a scam if it asks you to:
- make payments over the phone
- make payments to receive refunds
- provide credit and bank details directly by email or phone.
To learn more, including what to do if you’re unsure whether an email is from ASIC, check out ASIC’s information on Scams targeting ASIC customers.
Find out more:
- Go to the Scams targeting ASIC customers to find out more about the scam.
- If you’ve been a victim of a scam or targeted by scammers, report it to SCAMwatch by completing an online form or by calling 1300 795 995.
- Head to our Scams targeting business information for tips on common scams to be aware of and how to protect your business.
- Read our information on Online Scams.
There are possibly two claims forms to investigate.
For loss of goods there is a damage claim form. You need to note down the items lost and the rough cost of these.
If it was in addition out for more than 12 hours, there is the extended outage payment scheme form. This is the standard payment of $80.00.
Also, it is worth noting in the the event that a claim is unsuccessful with Western Power and you want to apply to your insurance, your insurance company will want confirmation from Western Power that a recorded outage occurred on that date. Either way you will need to go through the claims process. The links are here:
They are now promising to carry out the works this weekend. Be prepared!! Expect speed restrictions on the Tonkin (which will stay open) but slimmed down to one lane each way.
Morley Drive will be closed in the vicinity of the Tonkin Hwy for the whole weekend. Diversions for traffic is mapped out here
Over the weekend the contractors will build a bypass for Morley Drive. This will allow the construction of the huge roundabout which will be the new connection for Morley Drive to the Tonkin Hwy.
The details are as follows: 8pm Friday 17 February to 5am Monday 20 February
- Morley Drive closed between Crimea Street and Beechboro Road North (left-in left-out access to local residents only).
- Tonkin Highway will remain open with a single lane in each direction. Access to Tonkin Highway will be available at Benara and Collier Roads.
- Bus services on Morley Drive between Crimea Street and Beechboro Road North will be impacted. For more information visit the Transperth website or call the Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13.
Please plan ahead and allow extra travel time as delays are expected. Signed detours will be in place, and speed limits are reduced within the construction zone. For alternative routes and road impacts see www.northlinkwa.com.au or call 1800 748 642.
On the 20th December the Town of Bassendean received a construction and activity notice to advise that the telecommunications network infrastructure forming part of the National Broadband (NBN) will commence 30th December 2016.
This will be first apparent in the Eden Hill area and I’ve had a call already this morning (9 Jan) confirming that indeed the crew are on site and getting the job done!!!
NBN have outlined the following anticipated impact to the verge adjacent to residential properties caused by the works and the proposed remediation works that will be undertaken:
- Limited disturbance to ground surfaces such as footpaths, grass road verge and sandy soils.
- Slight disruption to pedestrian and vehicular traffic flows due to small crews working to install the telecommunications infrastructure.
- Minor noise and dust generation.
- Short term restriction to property access.
- Construction to be confined to footways and established telecommunication alignments.
- Contractors will follow all applicable industry standards in the installation of its facilities.
- Care and appropriate precautions taken at all times to ensure public safety.
- Reinstatement of all road surfaces and pathways to a condition that is similar to its condition before the activity began.
To construct the new flyover, traffic has been diverted onto a temporary bypass road. to enable completion of the next stage of works, Tonkin Highway will be realigned with the following to occur:
8pm Friday 13 January to 5am Monday 16 January
- Benara Road closed between Beechboro Road North and Crimea Street.
- Tonkin Highway will remain open. However, there will be no access to Benara Road.
- Access for local residents will be maintained. There will be left-in, left-out access to Benara Road from Crimea Street and Beechboro Road North. Local residents can also access their homes via surrounding local roads.
Road users are asked to use alternative routes to access Benara Road this weekend, as shown in this map.
On going work on the Tonkin Highway will cause some major disruptions this coming weekend (8pm Friday 16 December to 5am Monday 19 December)
The attached map illustrates the complicated detour arrangements which will be in place.
Please plan ahead and allow extra travel time as delays are expected. If possible try and make alternative arrangements to avoid the area.
- Collier Road closed between Grey/Jackson Street and Spencer Street (access to local businesses only).
- Tonkin Highway will remain open. However, there will be no access to Collier Road.
- Bus services on Collier Road between Grey/Jackson Street and Beechboro Road South will be impacted. For more information visit the Transperth website or call the Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13.
- There will be NO ACCESS FOR RESTRICTED ACCESS VEHICLES to the surrounding business/industrial area via Collier Road. For more information, visit mainroads.wa.gov.au/UsingRoads/HeavyVehicles.
At the recent 2016 CEBA Business Awards The Tasty Pear in Hawaiian Bassendean Shopping Centre was the surprise winner of the peoples choice award! That is, it was a surprise for the three proud owners Gill, Chantel and Kate but to many others the Tasty Pear was the obvious winner and well deserved!
They then went on to the Best Start-Up Award as well!
The awards evening was a terrific relaxed cocktail event where 80 people gathered to share stories and celebrate terrific achievements and results. The diverse range of entries and winners illustrated so well the potential and possibilities our region holds.
The overall winner went to Jade Lewis & Friends. This not-for-profit organisation has developed a range of programs to counter drug addiction amongst teenagers, female offenders, school age kids and family programs as well.
for a full list of all the winners please go to the CEBA site here
In just 54 hours, you experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life as a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you’ll meet mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started.
It is two and half intense days kicking off at 5.00pm Friday 4th and collapsing at 7.30pm Sunday 7th November!
All of that will cost you a shade under $100. If this sounds like you, you can still get a ticket HERE. You can also save 10% by using the promo code “SWRocks.”
Beginning an awards submission may seem a daunting process especially when you have a million other tasks on your ‘To Do’ list. But in reality, the time spent entering awards is more of an investment than a cost.
Even if you don’t take home first prize, being a part of the whole experience can be incredibly rewarding.
This is an invitation to bring a colleague to Cork & Bottle and learn about the 2016 CEBA Business Awards and put a strategy together to enter.
- Whole new entry platform being launched this year
- Get tips on what the judges are looking for
- 8 award categories including Home Based, Retail, Franchise, Start-Up, Service Based and more.
- Speakers include Steve Fletcher/Stuart Ridgway proprietors of Cork & Bottle, Greg Pound, Chairman of CEBA, previous winners of CEBA Business Awards.
- WHERE – Cork & Bottle, 77 Old Perth Rd, Bassendean
- RSVP – [email protected]
- COST – Free
- Welcome drink and selection of bites and treats provided
The 2016 CEBA BUSINESS AWARDS are open until 4.00pm, 4th November 2016. Winners and runners up will be announced at the Gala Cocktail Evening 25th November 2016. All entries are via the website www.ceba.com.au/business-awards. Download the entry pack
With 34 garage sales registered by residents, the Town is now ranked 7th Australia wide on a per capita basis of population for the number of garage sales registered !!!
This dynamic duo is opening their showroom and warehouse doors for a Mega Garage Sale with items starting from $1! Toys, gadgets, kitchenware, collectibles, barware, novelties, outdoors and lifestyle products and on and on. They’re one-off product samples, discontinued lines, unwanted returns but they’re all in 100% working condition!
It’s not too late to register your business for the 22 October if you want to. Just go to the Garage Sale trail web site here and put down all your details. There is no cost remember