Campaign Against Ripoff Rackets (CARR) is an Australian community organisation operating a website with a number of aims for the benefit of Australians. CARR has the goal of providing people with information and resources to help them avoid being ripped off by toll road operators, governments, scammers and others who want to fleece people. CARR is a public voice of protest and campaigns and lobbies against rackets and scams.
CARR is not affiliated with any person, organisation or group. This gives CARR full independence with its commentaries and opinions, as well as insulating it from any malfeasance by other parties. CARR applauds the aims of people and groups who are against the myriad rip-offs and scams, but CARR will always operate as a "Lone Wolf" entity.
The CARR Links page lists many useful resources. These links are placed on the CARR website by the Webmaster in good faith and at his discretion, however CARR takes no responsibility for any problems or losses suffered by anybody who uses them and any goods or services that they offer. All editorial material is as accurate as possible and all commentary is deemed to be in the public interest. CARR reserves the right to add, delete or change any facility or information on the CARR website as required.
From time to time, CARR will recommend resources and equipment that CARR considers to be beneficial. Because CARR has no affiliation to any organisations, manufacturers or services, CARR makes its recommendations without any ulterior motives.
Because of the prevalence of smartphones, the CARR website has standardised on MP3 for audio and MP4 for video. The reason for this is that the Apple iPhone has a very limited range of supported media formats, but MP3 and MP4 are covered. Android phones should not have a problem playing those formats either.
CARR always seeks to generate public awareness for its aims in eliminating the ripoffs that people suffer. Media organisations are welcome to contact CARR founder and spokesman Ziggy Zapata for this, however there are conditions that are required to be met.
Material from the CARR website is freely available for use by the media. CARR asks that all media organisations attribute material obtained from this website to CARR and mention the CARR URL.
CARR is independently maintained and privately funded. The aim of CARR is to be completely immune to any influence or pressure, therefore CARR does not seek or accept funding or donations from any source. Because of this, CARR operates without fear or favour.
CARR is not a law firm or advisory service and the webmaster is not a lawyer. Any information or advice offered on the CARR website does not constitute legal advice, but is merely opinion that cannot be relied upon as evidence to be used in courts of law. For firm legal advice, people should consult lawyers who are familiar with matters pertaining to their issues. The webmaster will NOT become involved in any legal action by subscribers or anybody else.
If people wish to receive emails from CARR containing information pertaining to scams and ripoffs, they may apply to become subscribers by completing and submitting the web form on the Subscriber Application page on the CARR website or by sending an email to CARR with the same information that is required on the web form. Subscribers can cancel their subscriptions at any time by notifying CARR. The CARR Webmaster reserves the right to add or remove subscribers for any reason or suspend or cancel the entire subscription service if necessary.
If emails to subscribers bounce back consistently and are undeliverable, those subscribers will be removed from the CARR Subscribers Database without notice and no further emails will be sent.to them. The onus is on subscribers to ensure that their email accounts are functioning if they wish to continue receiving items from CARR.
CARR occasionally sends out opinion pieces that may have little or nothing to do with scams and ripoffs. Some emails will certainly offend people of certain religious, racial and ethnic persuasions. Although I consider CARR to be a community organisation, it is my right to express any opinions that I see fit. I exercise my freedom of speech and expression to the utmost and I make no apology for my position on such issues. So if people are easily offended by politically incorrect commentaries, they should not apply to be CARR subscribers or visit the CARR website.
We, the people of Australia, will cease to be targets and victims of governments, police, toll road operators, Internet and other scammers and crooks. We will avoid being stung. We consider that what governments and police are doing to us is a form of warfare and highway robbery. We consider that we have every right to deal with scammers and ripoff artists in any way we see fit.
CARR is operated by Sydney resident Ziggy Zapata, who is a professional entertainer, computer and IT consultant and a retired commercial charter pilot. You can visit Ziggy's website at www.ziggy.com.au.
Ziggy is fed up with being targeted by revenue-raising speed and red light cameras. He is angry that the police have become the government's tax collectors who entrap motorists to raise revenue for their political masters instead of enforcing the law properly and ethically. He is incensed at governments and toll road operators turning public roads into goat tracks and placing diversions on roads in order to coerce motorists into using toll roads that should have been freeways paid by the massive taxes and charges that governments levy on motorists, on top of already high income taxes.
He is annoyed that crooks are out there ripping off innocent people with their Internet and phone scams and he wants to teach everybody how not to be stung by those scams. CARR is Ziggy's way of fighting back and educating people into methods to beat these incessant frauds.
All information on the Campaign Against Ripoff Rackets (CARR) website is of a purely advisory nature and should not be taken as legal advice. CARR and the webmaster will not be held responsible for any consequences arising from anybody using information on this website.