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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 - 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
  3. 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
  4. Speciality film manufacturer sets standards for consumer electronics

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 11:05am by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... and other gadgets continue to make their debut, Kimoto evolves alongside trends as a technology specialist that sets quality and performance standards for consumer electronics. "Developing ... companies. These partnerships are integral to Kimoto's strategy for the region. The company will be continuing its research and development efforts to meet regional consumers' particular ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1550190/speciality-film-manufacturer-sets-standards-consumer-electronics
  5. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    Consumer watchdog names and shames milk-powder trader over dodgy online practices

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:40am by Ada Lee

    ... involving internet sales, the Consumer Council has named and shamed a company selling infant formula online for unethical practices. The council received 91 complaints involving HK$285,000 against ... Department said last night that it was pursuing a number of the complaints referred by the Consumer Council and individual consumers and that a person in charge of the company had been arrested ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549484/consumer-watchdog-names-and-shames-milk-powder-trader-over-dodgy
  6. News - World - Russia-US relations

    Moscow accuses US of abducting Russian MP’s son over US$1 million credit card hacking fraud

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:07am

    ... there is now a veritable hunt after Russian nationals,” he said on radio. If convicted, the Russian could face up to 30 years in prison on bank fraud charges and additional jail time for the other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550151/moscow-accuses-us-abducting-russian-mps-son-maldives-over-1-million
  7. Business - Commodities

    Decline in rubber stocks linked to Qingdao port probe

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 02:37am by Reuters

    ... for the commodity as a loan collateral after a fraud investigation at the port, industry sources said. The drying up of rubber financing deals shows how a probe at Qingdao port, the world's seventh busiest, into suspected fraud related to metal financing has had an impact on other commodities used in a similar fashion. China is the world's top consumer of rubber. Metals such as copper ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1539944/decline-rubber-stocks-linked-qingdao-port-probe
  8. Only Cambodia beats HK for consumer fraud

    Posted Oct 07th 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... The UN survey showed just over half of Hongkongers' complaints of consumer fraud related to shopping and nearly a third to unscrupulous mobile phone operators. Most of the rest related ... Survey co-author Rod Broadhurst, from the School of Justice Studies at the Queensland University of Technology, said the level of consumer fraud was a 'blemish' on Hong Kong's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/566796
  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Secretary faces HK$42m fraud charges

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 04:32am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Secretary faces HK$42m fraud charges A secretary who allegedly stole more than HK$42 million from Balram Chainrai, the former owner of English soccer club ... Tong, who claimed to be unemployed now, entered no plea to 10 charges of theft and nine counts of fraud. Magistrate Bina Chainrai adjourned the case to May 16 to allow the prosecution time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1448026/secretary-faces-hk42m-fraud-charges
  10. Business - Economy

    South Korea consumer sentiment bounces back in June

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 01:08am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul Consumer sentiment bounces back in South Korea South Korea's key measure of consumer sentiment rose in June after a modest fall the previous month, increasing hopes that recovery in domestic consumption is back on track, a central bank survey showed. The Bank of Korea said its composite consumer sentiment index rose to 107 in June from 105 in May. The index had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1540538/south-korea-consumer-sentiment-bounces-back-june

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