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  1. 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
  2. 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
  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. 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
  6. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Australia dollar down as consumer confidence drops

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 06:02am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg US dollar rallies amid expected increase in interest rates next year by Federal Reserve Australian dollar down as consumer confidence drops Australia's dollar fell below its 200-day moving average for the first time in five months after a private report showed consumer confidence worsened. A measure of volatility reached its strongest level since February, reducing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1589582/australia-dollar-down-consumer-confidence-drops
  7. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Chief of 'gutter oil' firm detained in Taiwan on fraud charges

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 01:01pm by Lawrence Chung, Amy Nip

    ... southern Taiwan, over his role in the scandal. "We suspected that Yeh was aware of the fraud after we compared his testimony with that of other witnesses. We asked that the court detain him ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1591626/gutter-oil-firms-chief-detained-taiwan-fraud-charges
  8. News - Hong Kong - FOOD SAFETY

    Hong Kong trio detained for fraud in gutter oil investigation

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:20am by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Three people arrested in investigation into firm that supplied Taiwan with lard oil as authorities consider system to track buyers of used oil Trio held for fraud in gutter-oil probe Two men and a woman were arrested for fraud yesterday in a police investigation into a trading company suspected of supplying a Taiwan firm with industrial lard oil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591200/trio-held-fraud-gutter-oil-probe
  9. Business - China Business - PROBES

    Qingdao Port says 400,000 tonnes of metals involved in financing fraud

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 03:55pm by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... Chim Sau-wai sauwai.chim@scmp.com Port firm lists cargo of aluminium and copper that is alleged to have been used to secure funds 400,000 tonnes of metals centre of Qingdao fraud Qingdao Port International said yesterday the metals financing fraud uncovered at the port involved about 400,000 tonnes of base metals. It said the figure included 300,000 tonnes of alumina, 70,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1590904/qingdao-port-says-400000-tonnes-metals-involved-financing
  10. 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

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