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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 - 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
  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. Lifestyle - Books - FICTION

    Book review: Consumed, by David Cronenberg

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by GDN

    ... Steven Poole Consumed by David Cronenberg 4th Estate This debut novel by movie director David Cronenberg is in part a dramatic catalogue of highly desirable electronics equipment. ... "Consumed". Cronenberg looks at his material with the same ironic, observant lens with which the Arosteguys interpret the modern world. The novel is driven by a fascination for the interplay between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1623647/book-review-consumed-david-cronenberg
  6. Lifestyle - Technology

    Why Google Glass is turning consumers off

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:52pm by Jamie Carter

    ... Jamie Carter life@scmp.com Product is difficult to use, intrusive, distracting and offers few reasons to buy Looking for trouble It's surely one of the most discussed products of the year, but does anyone want to buy Google Glass? Wearable devices ar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1622987/why-google-glass-turning-consumers
  7. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam arrests tycoon for lending fraud

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:39pm by AP

    ... businessman in bank fraud crackdown Police in Vietnam have arrested a prominent businessman, one of the country's richest men, on suspicion of lending fraud, as authorities step up ... of Asia Commercial Bank, one of Vietnam's largest, to 30 years in jail after finding him guilty of fraud, tax evasion, illegal trade and "deliberate wrongdoing" in scams ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1624369/vietnam-arrests-tycoon-lending-fraud
  8. 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
  9. News - World - ITALY

    Italian court quashes Dolce and Gabbana fraud convictions

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 04:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Rome

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rome Fashion duo celebrate after Italy's top court acquits them on appeal of tax evasion, a charge for which they had been given 18 month jail sentences The Italian Supreme Court on Friday overturned fraud convictions and 18-month jail terms given to celebrated fashion duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, their company announced. “We have always ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1624408/italian-court-quashes-dolce-and-gabbana-fraud-convictions
  10. News - World - ITALY

    Italian police bust tax-fraud syndicate

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:19am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rome Italian police bust tax-fraud syndicate Italy's financial police yesterday said they had broken up a ring of companies they believe used false accounting ... subcontracting companies in areas such as security services and industrial cleaning to perpetrate the fraud. Using these invoices, large sums of money were put into the accounts of shell companies. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1621773/italian-police-bust-tax-fraud-syndicate

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