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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. Lifestyle - Technology

    Streaming services are becoming consumers' music delivery platform of choice

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:49am by Jamie Carter

    ... the music industry has been in flux. From illegal file-sharing to YouTube, from downloads to streaming services, it continues to pioneer new ways to consume content, and new business models. What ... is relatively raw JEREMY SILVER, AUTHOR "There's a huge shift in consumer behaviour going on from individual track or playlist downloads to streaming services," says Jeremy Silver, author ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1558277/streaming-services-are-becoming-consumers-music-delivery
  5. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Half of mainland consumers no longer trust Western fast-food companies after scandal

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 06:02pm by Cece Zhang cece.zhang@scmp.com

    ... was allegedly sold to the Western companies Exactly half of all the Chinese consumers who took part in an online poll today say they no longer trust Western fast-food companies following the new scandal ... by KFC following the 2012 scandal, has also been criticised on social media websites, with people claiming that the company has lied to consumers. Many consumers believe they really have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557214/half-mainland-consumers-no-longer-trust-western-fast-food-companies-after
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - AWARDS

    Post property team wins consumer reporting award

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 02:39pm by Sandy Li

    ... Staff Reporter The South China Morning Post ’s Property desk won a merit award in the features category at the 14th Consumer Rights Reporting Awards on Friday. Property reporter Yvonne ... agents. The Consumer Council said a total of 247 entries from the press, television and radio came amid a clampdown on unfair trade practices and a scramble for basic necessities, like baby milk ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/article/1557157/post-property-team-wins-consumer-reporting-award
  7. Business - Companies - ANALYSIS

    Apple softens blow of security threat allegations with consumer advocacy

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 01:15am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... largest smartphone market. Analysts said Apple's response to that report provided consumers with fresh insight about the company's privacy policy and how to control "Frequent ... Year holiday. Sandy Shen, research director for consumer services at Gartner, said: "There are many mobile apps which collect user location data, without clearly stating how that data ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1555019/apple-softens-blow-security-threat-allegations-consumer-advocacy
  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. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong consumers deserve fairer deal in goods and services contracts

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 02:31pm by LEE MASON

    ... Lee Mason Lee Mason urges better consumer protection by amending the law on contracts for goods and services, and setting up a body to press claims Contract hit As consumers, we all enter ... of the goods or service. Other than terms which require the consumer to either indemnify the supplier for any losses caused by the consumer's negligence, or to limit or exclude the supplier's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1553978/hong-kong-consumers-deserve-fairer-deal-goods-and-services-contracts
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - COURTS

    StanChart sues over metal fraud claims

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:31am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Bank seeks US$35.6 million inlawsuit against Decheng Mining owner StanChart sues over metal fraud claims Standard Chartered is suing Chen Jihong, the owner of a metals trading company at the centre of a loan fraud investigation on the mainland, for US$35.6 million the bank says it is owed under a loan agreement. The bank is also claiming interest and costs under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1554304/stanchart-sues-over-metal-fraud-claims

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