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  1. A gold find that was just too good to be true

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is said to have faked his death- has reawakened interest in the spectacular fraud. An independent report into the scam concluded in 1997 that the gold find at remote Busang was a hoax ... the Indonesian jungle just before the hoax was revealed. A body, partly consumed by animals, was identified by Indonesian police as de Guzman's, yet suspicion swirled that he had faked his death. ...

  2. Stay in touch to avoid financial predators

    Posted Oct 31st 2010, 12:00am by Veronica O'Connell

    ... Veronica O'Connell We have been reminded too often in the past decade that there are many ways to lose one's savings, like putting everything in one basket (the employees who kept their wealth in Enron shares), or giving it to just one investmen ...

  3. When you get a hoax call

    Posted Oct 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The hospital needs a deposit. Who can help? Their survival depends on your ability to send funds. Over the years, you've heard many stories about phone fraud. You don't think it would ever ... the police could help prevent similar frauds. Five steps to deal with possible phone scams 1 Ask for contact details. 2 Call parties to verify. 3 Look for clues that this may be a scam. 4 Jot down ...

  4. Man arrested over sex-photos on fraud charges

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui Chung Yik-tin, the first man arrested in the celebrity sex-photos scandal but later released after charges against him were withdrawn, appeared in the District Court yesterday on charges relating to a fraud involving 30 credit cards he allegedly applied for between July 2003 and May 2006 while presenting himself as a company director. The court earlier heard Chung would ...

  5. Celebrities are urged to stop endorsing products that lack star quality

    Posted Aug 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Municipal Consumers' Association said it had received reports from consumers about products that failed to live up to the claims in advertisements featuring celebrities. The association, Beijing's semi-official consumer-rights organisation, said celebrities were misleading consumers by promoting products that they had never used. It highlighted adverts for medical institutes ...

  6. Shopping is fun but costly

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Sophie Paine

    ... Money is written by Sophie Paine, who teaches students financial literacy at www.aandbmake3.com You have been reading the money column in Young Post for several months and you have tried to draw up a budget. But this is too hard: the money in your wallet ...

  7. Lifestyle - Health - ASK THE EXPERTS NANCY CLARK

    Ask the Experts: Do some athletes need more protein than others?

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by DR

    ... recommendations assume the athlete is consuming adequate energy from carbohydrates and fat. Athletes who restrict their food intake end up using some protein for fuel, thus they need a higher protein intake. Most athletes consume about 1.6 grams of protein per kg per day, so they easily meet the recommendations- without the addition of supplements. The biggest way to stimulate muscular growth ...

  8. Watchdog fears funeral monopoly

    Posted Dec 09th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee Consumer Council criticises award of firm's second licence The Consumer Council says the granting of a second licence to Universal Funeral Parlour has made it easier ... of the market share in Hong Kong, putting it in a position to monopolise the funeral market and possibly overcharge consumers, warned Victor Hung Tin-yau, the council's chief research and trade ...

  9. digi-quest

    Posted Feb 24th 2008, 12:00am by Danyll Wills

    ... with Danyll Wills dwills@netvigator.com Is the high-definition DVD format war over? Reports say the Blu-ray format has won against the HD DVD format. Can I now buy a Blu-ray player, confident that all will be fine? Name and address supplied DQ: At the Consumer Electronics Show held in the United States in January, there was a tremendous buzz about this. The companies behind ...

  10. Golden girl Samantha Ko seen among the A-listers

    Posted Sep 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on TVB general manager Stephen Chan Chi-wan, who was this week cleared of corruption and fraud charges, Ko, who's signed to the station, said she hadn't had a chance to congratulate him ...




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