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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/706652/how-kind-hearted-young-fall-scams
  2. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Consumer advocate sues top mainland dairy for mislabelling

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 01:26pm by Alice Yan

    ... after it was filed by Ye Guang, a Chongqing-based professional fraud buster. Ye said Mengniu uses big characters on the front of the carton, proclaiming it is “Future Star Children’s Growth ... and the name should represent the product’s true nature,” Ye was quoted as saying. By mislabelling, Mengniu has infringed consumers’ right to know, he said. What’s more, Ye said the company has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1576783/consumer-advocate-sues-top-mainland-dairy-mislabelling
  3. News - China - Beijing

    Half of the silk on sale in Beijing contains little or no silk, study finds

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:19pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Study finds some silk on sale in Beijing doesn't contain any silk Another product has been added to the list of unsafe Chinese exports, but consumers ... not meet safety and quality standards, according to a Beijing Consumers Association study, with most cases finding that the product contained little or no silk at all. The study tested 40 types ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1241859/beijing-silk-products-fail-quality-tests
  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Businessman Balram Chainrai's ex-secretary faces 11 new counts of theft and fraud

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:57am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chainrai's former secretary Tong Sze-kiu, 40, first appeared in court in March to face 19 counts of theft and fraud against Chainrai and other unidentified victims. Tong will face the new charges at Eastern Court, as the prosecution applied to consolidate its case with that of another defendant, Law Ka-shing. Law is accused of helping Tong launder money from the alleged theft and fraud. Law ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574406/secretary-accused-stealing-balram-chainrai-faces-11-new-counts-theft
  5. Business - China Business - COMPANIES

    Shenguan's war of words continues over fraud claims

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 04:50am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Mainland sausage casing maker rebuts latest fraud allegations made by short sellers Shenguan's war of words continues over fraud claims Emerson Analytics has published a second report alleging fraud in Shenguan Holdings Group, but the Hong Kong-listed firm rebutted the allegations on Tuesday night as the battle between the two flared anew. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1607214/shenguans-war-words-continues-over-fraud-claims
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1076594/shocked-housewifes-bargain-eggs-no-yolk
  7. Business - Companies

    Shenguan shares down after trading resumes following fraud allegations

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:32am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Shenguan down after trading resumes Shenguan Holdings Group shares closed yesterday at their lowest level in more than four years in the first day of trading after the mainland sausage casing maker was suspended amid fraud allegations by Emerson Analytics, charges the firm has heatedly denied. Shenguan dropped 11.44 per cent to finish ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1604085/shenguan-shares-down-after-trading-resumes-following-fraud
  8. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Woman turns to bank balance fraud to impress new boyfriend; unfinished government HQ goes under the hammer

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 08:24pm by Staff Reporters

    ... fled to Zhuhai but eventually called his father and decided to surrender.   Beijing Fraud to impress lover A 50-year-old woman in the capital was arrested after she tried to use a fake deposit ... she had 1 million yuan in savings. She said she would buy him a new car, but the fraud was spotted when she tried to withdraw the cash. Festive flowers More than 2.2 million pots of flowers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1604036/woman-turns-bank-balance-fraud-impress-new-boyfriend-unfinished
  9. Business - Banking & Finance

    Bitcoin breaking into mainstream with companies and consumers

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 05:09am by Bloomberg

    ... bitcoin-enabled vending machines. Consumers in emerging markets such as Brazil and Russia are starting to use bitcoin to hedge against currency volatility. By far the most popular virtual currency, ... of gender," Smyth said in a telephone interview. "Politics has got less important in getting people to join." Another sign bitcoin is becoming mainstream: last month, the Consumer Financial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1600503/bitcoin-breaking-mainstream-companies-and-consumers
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Consumer rights ignored too often in telecom and TV sectors

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Consumer rights ignored too often Frustration over dealings with communications companies should not be unexpected in a city where the free market is king. Arming oneself ... to the Office of the Communications Authority and Consumer Council are no guarantee of satisfaction. All aspects of the telecommunications and television industries are regulated except the part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1599794/consumer-rights-ignored-too-often-telecom-and-tv-sectors

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