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  1. News - China - CONSUMERISM

    Shocked housewife's bargain eggs no yolk

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com They tasted like rubber bands with a congealed mass inside, says woman after market con Housewife's bargain egg shock no yolk A Henan housewife who was conned into buying 2.5 kilograms of fake eggs at the weekend found th ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Ross Mandell fraud case exposes double standards of US

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE Fraud case exposes US double standards The US is often accused of imperial overreach. But when it comes to going after American fraudsters defrauding ... as such luminaries as Ivan Boesky, Michael Milken, Bernard Madoff and Allen Stanford. But how a top court in the US decides about his criminal fraud could have worldwide repercussions. In July, the former ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Former headmaster jailed for housing allowance fraud

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Former headmaster sentenced for fraud A former secondary school headmaster was given a six-month jail term yesterday after being found guilty of defrauding ... by providing false information. Au was released on bail pending an appeal. The magistrate said he had imposed a jail sentence because Au, who had pleaded not guilty to one count of fraud, "felt ...

  4. Business - Companies - COURT

    Ex-chairman of CY Foundation Theodore Cheng guilty of fraud

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Austin.chiu@scmp.com Theodore Cheng awaits sentencing for deceiving board about ownership of property it bought Ex-CY Foundation chief guilty of fraud A former chairman of CY Foundation Group was found guilty yesterday of defrauding the listed company in a HK$53 million property transaction. Theodore Cheng Chee-tock, 63, nephew of former National People's Congress ...

  5. News - World

    EU health commissioner quits after fraud probe, denies findings

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:24am by Agence France-Presse in Brussels

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brussels European Union Health and Consumer Policy Commissioner John Dalli resigned Tuesday after being cited in a probe by the EU anti-fraud office over a tobacco-linked influence-peddling claim. The European Commission said the Maltese commissioner left “with immediate effect” after informing Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso “of his decision ...

  6. News - World

    European Union health commissioner resigns in fraud investigation

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Brussels

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brussels EU health commissioner resigns in fraud probe John Dalli, the European Union's top health official, has resigned after being cited in an EU anti-fraud probe into a tobacco-linked influence-peddling claim. The European Commission said the health and consumer policy commissioner left "with immediate effect" after informing commission ...

  7. Voucher fraud scandal deepens

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... have made complaints to police. Police were already investigating over 50 cases of suspected fraud linked to the website. While most of the complaints police received earlier were linked ... said she and 15 others had made complaints to police yesterday. 'We think it's a case of fraud,' she said. 'It wasn't just one restaurant that closed down, but multiple ...

  8. Teenagers among 15 people arrested in online fraud crackdown

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com A 13-year-old schoolboy and a 16-year-old girl were among 15 suspected swindlers arrested yesterday in a crackdown on online shopping fraud totalling about ... similar online scams in the past year. Yesterday's operation also netted 13 adults- 10 men and three women- who allegedly cheated about 30 online consumers out of HK$300,000 since the middle ...

  9. Scam warning after wedding photo complaints soar

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com The number of complaints about wedding photography services increased by nearly 50 per cent last year, prompting the consumer watchdog to warn couples to watch out for scams. The Consumer Council received 82 complaints about photography last year, 27 more than in 2010. The council announced the findings at a briefing that also covered complaints ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    First thing China, August 22

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 06:47am by John Kennedy

    ... will be seized. In the same article, PLA Major General Luo Yuan describes the dispute as a "people's war" at sea. Chinese consumers spending large on foreign e-commerce sites According to the Beijing News, research conducted by online payment platform PayPal has found that 11 per cent of Chinese online shoppers are haitao (海淘), consumers who prefer to shop using foreign e-commerce ...




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