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World Consumer Rights Day - Part 2

World Consumer Rights Day - Part 2
10 ways to spot counterfeits on the internetIt used to be that scammers targeted the luxury market but now counterfeit products have now become available to all consumer products.  Goods such as medicine, cosmetics, children's toys and branded clothing, to name but a few, are easily accessible thanks to the World Wide Web.  The ECC-Net receives many complaints from consumers who, either consciously or not, purchase counterfeit items.  To help consumers to spot a dodgy website here are 10 things to look out for:When using search engines to look for certain products beware of phrases such as "cheap" or "free...
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World Consumer Rights Day - Part 1

World Consumer Rights Day - Part 1
Arguably the biggest change to shopping in the 21st century has been the increased popularity of online shopping; it's become the norm for many people.  As this trend to shop online has grown, it has led to more money being spent. Mobile phones, computers, cameras or TVs are said to be some of the most popular goods bought online.Facts and Figures  According to recent figures (the ECC-Net’s 10th anniversary report in 2015) one in six businesses now sells online and e-commerce accounts for 7% of retail turnover in the EU as a whole. Now, on World Consumer Rights Day (15...
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Online Dating

Online Dating
With the 14th February fast approaching we anticipate the number of contacts we receive about online dating sites to increase with people looking for love.If you do decide that Online dating is for you we hope that you will take note of some handy tips to make sure you dont fall foul of any costs you wern't expecting.  You should be careful when registering with online dating sites and determine that there is not a need to cancel the service after any interim trial periodTerms and conditions may also suggest an automatic renewal for the following month or year that...
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LuxStyle & Lux International Denmark

LuxStyle & Lux International Denmark
Luxstyle ApS and Lux International Sales ApS have been reported to the Danish police over the sending of unsolicited goods along with demands for payments from consumers all over the world.The ECC-Net and other consumer bodies have received many complaints about this company which concern the advertisement of a number of beauty aids.  The consumers report that they can only view a price once their address details have been entered on a webform.  It is at this point that the company registers an "order".  Typically the consumers have not given their payment details so an invoice is sent with the...
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