Feature Articles 2015

14/04/2015 14:21:42 Risks of having Joint Accounts

Reshma and her sister-in-law, Mamta were residing together when they set up a joint account with a hire purchase company. Mamta used the joint account to buy a brand new Samsung Galaxy phone worth $1884.68 for herself and the understanding was that she will make repayments for her newly purchased phone every month.

14/04/2015 14:20:30 Avoid Fake Perfume

Buying perfume is a tradition for some consumers whenever there is a sale. They happily spend quite a bit to own that bottle of perfume which they had been eying for a while.

14/04/2015 14:19:28 Delays, Delays and Delays!

Building a house is not easy as it has a fair share of glitches. In some cases, it can become a stressful experience laden with problems especially if you hire unknowingly some unscrupulous construction company.

14/04/2015 14:18:03 Consumer Responsibility

When you spend your money buying goods or services, no doubt, you deserve the best ‘value’ for the money paid.

14/04/2015 14:16:23 Food Quality and Safety

Have you ever been in a situation where you purchased a food item from a supermarket, market or a street vendor and it may be out of date, havemould or other foreign objects?

14/04/2015 14:15:06 Consumers and Advertisements

As consumers, we all are exposed to more than a dozen advertisements daily.

14/04/2015 14:13:01 Protecting your aging family members from Financial Abuse

When it comes to financial abuse, it has no borders and boundaries as far as gender and age goes. Those who thrive on fraudulent acts do not stop to think that they may be tricking an elderly person who is too fragile to know that he or she is being preyed on by a scammer.

14/04/2015 14:11:56 Being a Prudent Consumer

Everyone wishes for a good health and wellbeing.

14/04/2015 14:10:59 Buying Vehicle Online

When a good deal isn’t really real!

14/04/2015 14:08:02 Mother’s Day Specials

It’s that time of the year again when mothers, grandmothers and wives will be showered with gifts, from their children and husbands to express their love and gratitude.

14/04/2015 13:07:41 Trader Responsibility

Many of us prefer to buy goods on hire purchase when we don’t have ready cash, be it white goods, furniture or hi-tech electronic gadgets such as mobile phones, laptops or desktops.

14/04/2015 13:06:15 Avoid Phishing Scams

"Congratulations! You've won! We just need your Social Security number to process your prize! Plus, you need to send us a processing fee! Don't worry! You'll love your prize!"

14/04/2015 13:04:38 Beware of the online dating scammers

With the ongoing technological revolution, more and more people are now using internet for several reasons – business, employment search, education, medical, banking, modeling, keeping in touch with families and friends and even to find love.

14/04/2015 13:02:59 Scams and consumers

Scams are big business and scammers keep thriving in every corner of the world.

14/04/2015 13:01:42 Be a conscious consumer!

As the long Easter weekend nears, our towns and cities are once again abuzz with loud music, colourful poster advertisements, grand sale stickers, discounts, give-aways, promotions and fresh deals, building on the momentum already set by, ‘Mad March’ crazy sale.

14/04/2015 12:59:56 Advertising and Marketing of Unhealthy Food to Children in Fiji

Tough new controls must be introduced to stop food companies marketing unhealthy foods and drinks to our children. The wait and see strategy, allowing the food and beverage industries to experiment with self-regulation will not work. Junk food is a huge contributor to obesity in our children.

14/04/2015 12:58:18 WORLD CONSUMER RIGHTS DAY

Tomorrow is a special day when consumer movements around the world will be celebrating World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD).

14/04/2015 12:57:17 Consumers’ Right to Information, crucial to be healthy!

This year, the World Consumer Rights Day, a global annual event celebrated on 15th March, has a special theme, “Consumers‟ Right to Healthy Food”.

14/04/2015 12:55:59 Debt and Culture of Silence

Debt is very much part of our lives, just inevitable for many of us. We have little choice but to borrow from lending institution to buy our dream house, car, pay for a medical evacuation or secure our children’s advanced training abroad.

14/04/2015 12:53:59 Why reading your contract is important

As a consumer, we often come across ‘contracts’, when buying items on hire purchase or securing a home loan with your bank or moving into a new flat.

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