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  1. How the case unfolded

    Posted Apr 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... unlike Hong Kong, has no extradition treaty with the US. February 25, 2004 Washington state files consumer fraud charges against Cheungs as owners of Thesaurus Fine Arts, a defunct Seattle store known to sell fake Asian antiquities. October 28, 2005 The consumer fraud case reaches a settlement in which Thesaurus Fine Arts agrees to reimburse customers, and also to pay about US$350,000 ...

  2. Economist exits US leaving trail of unanswered questions

    Posted Apr 25th 2010, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... arrest warrants for them but they had already fled to the mainland. Five days later, Washington state filed consumer fraud charges against the Cheungs as owners of Thesaurus Fine Arts, a defunct ... The headache would surely come- in 2003, when US authorities indicted Cheung and his wife Linda on charges of tax evasion and fraud. American authorities alleged that they owned and profited from ...

  3. How kind-hearted young fall for scams

    Posted Feb 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... under pressure, they buckle and succumb easily to threats. The police say street deceptions, modelling frauds and timeshare schemes where high-pressure sales tactics are used to urge customers ... to produce evidence of deception. The Consumer Council received 5,568 complaints involving unscrupulous sales tactics in the services sector from January to November last year. Police figures show 52 ...

  4. Sci-fi stoves and milk-free yogurt

    Posted Mar 16th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... be on hand at the World Expo 2010 to handle consumer complaints. Many people in Guangzhou download the latest digital handbooks from the internet to learn how to survive daily frauds. One widely ... chaff into natural gas. But the city's Industry and Commerce Bureau received nearly 100 complaints from consumers who had paid for the 'new technology', which salesmen claimed ...

  5. Starting from Scrap

    Posted Sep 12th 2010, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... discovering consumer product arbitraging wasn't very profitable, he saw an opportunity in offloading 'crap' after meeting someone who sold chicken feet that would otherwise be discarded ... victim to fraud: container loads of metal from China were filled with relatively worthless lead. 'In America... these guys would have ended up in jail,' Greer writes. 'In China... ...

  6. US targets fake medicine in anti-piracy fight

    Posted Mar 09th 2010, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... enforcement agencies. Department of Homeland Security officials are particularly concerned about fake medicine and food or consumer products that threaten public safety. Beyond the billions of dollars ... also briefed officials on financial crimes such as cash smuggling, money laundering and customs fraud. In the first nine months of last year, local customs officials seized HK$60.9 million ...

  7. Events

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Political risk, fraud and corruption: The real deal in Asia'. Bank of America Tower. Tomorrow: American Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Asking more of business: What China, America ... dialogue on the US Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)'. Renaissance Harbour View Hotel. Monday, August 2: British Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'The XBRL revolution'. ...

  8. National registration aims to foil phone scammers

    Posted Sep 01st 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has been pushing for the move for five years. It said the new move would curb fraud. However, activists and online users are worried the new move, ... it will narrow crime suspects in police investigations. But [consumers'] privacy should be protected by the new regulations,' he added. Mao Shoulong, a professor of public administration ...

  9. Events

    Posted Sep 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... individual income tax for inbound assignees'. Kinwick Centre, Central. Tuesday, September 28: British Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Consumer insights revealed: Right and wrong strategies- ... law'. Hong Kong Club. Wednesday, October 13: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Financial statement fraud'. Hong Kong Club. ...

  10. Another yoga centre bites the dust

    Posted Aug 10th 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan, Vivian Li

    ... members made allegations of fraud against the firm, which had been cutting prices to recruit members until last week. Classes were due to be held at Beauty Yoga's Sheung Shui branch yesterday ... in membership fees. Led by district councillors from the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, about 50 members reported the case to police and made allegations of fraud ...




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