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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. 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 - Economy - UNITED STATES

    Robust consumer spending shields US economy from global turmoil

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 05:51am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Americans look past problems in Europe and elsewhere as they increase household spending on the back of US jobs growth and lower fuel bills Consumer spending shields U.S. economy Call it the US$11 trillion advantage: Consumer spending is likely to steer the United States economy safely through the shoals of deteriorating global growth and turbulent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1617258/robust-consumer-spending-shields-us-economy-global-turmoil
  7. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Thai label Wonder Anatomie wants to appeal to the international consumer

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 10:37am by PAVAN SHANDASANI

    ... Pavan Shamdasani life@scmp.com Thai designer pops in and out of style Despite many designers' claims to originality, few ever push boundaries. But one Asian name is starting to become synonymous with forward-thinking fashion innovation in the region. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/fashion-watches/article/1613794/thai-label-wonder-anatomie-wants-appeal-international
  8. Business - Companies - COMPANIES

    Tianhe's auditor Deloitte takes fraud allegations 'seriously'

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 10:15am by Toh Han Shih, Sophie Yu

    ... Toh Han Shih and Sophie Yu Tianhe's auditor takes 'seriously' fraud allegations Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu said it was taking seriously the latest fraud allegations ... audited by Deloitte. Tianhe had cited this tax confirmation in its rebuttal of Anonymous Analytics' fraud allegations on October 8. "If we are correct that Tianhe is a fraud and Deloitte ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1616084/tianhe-chemicals-fires-back-anonymous-analytics-over-fraud
  9. 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
  10. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    8 more Ting Hsin-linked executives held in tainted cooking oil scandal

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 05:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... to have added oil meant for animal feed to its cooking oil products. Some of the low-quality oil had been bought in Vietnam for over two years. Consumer groups in Taiwan have called for a boycott ... if Wei Ying-chung, one of the four brothers who own Ting Hsin, was aware of the fraud. He said he had no knowledge that contaminated oil was used in its products, but last week he resigned from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1615900/8-more-ting-hsin-linked-executives-held-tainted-cooking-oil-scandal

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