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Consumers urged to be vigilant

October 17, 2017 5:19 am

Fifty one complaints have been received by the Consumer Council of Fiji last month relating to Diwali shopping.

Council Chief Executive, Premilla Kumar says this is the time traders push to sell their products and customers have to be vigilant.

Kumar adds with two more days to Diwali, the Consumer council of Fiji has called on shoppers to make wise decisions before doing last minute shopping.

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“We have been receiving complaints from the public regarding the advertisements that had been put out or the price that they were charged at the cashier as compared to the price they saw marked on the shelve.”

Competition and Consumer Commission, acting Chief executive, Seymour Singh says they have beefed up there operations to ensure consumers buy safe products this Diwali.

“Our staff are currently on the ground for inspection of supermarkets on goods that are normally bought during this festive season and for consumers if there be any issues to contact us immediately.”

With the 51 complaints received by the Consumer council, the Competition and Consumer Commission has deployed 80 percent of its staff to undertake inspections in shops around the country.

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