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FCCC urges businesses not to cheat consumers

December 16, 2018 7:46 am
FCCC Chief Executive, Joel Abraham

The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission has to date conducted 224 inspection of traders operating during this festive season.

The Commission has discovered twenty traders had minor issues that needed correcting.

Chief Executive, Joel Abraham says some of the issues included non-issuance of receipts, no price marking display and no pull dates marked.

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Abraham says traders were given time to correct the irregularities that have been identified by the commission.

He is calling on traders to refrain from deceiving consumers by engaging in unfair business tactics especially during this festive season.

“Consumers will be coming out in numbers to do the shopping as everyone looks forward to Christmas. I would just say don’t behave in un-ethical manner because at the end of the day you are a consumer as well you also buy goods and services.”

Consumers are advised to exercise their rights, ask questions and demand for receipts.

The FCCC will conduct follow up inspections in the coming days to ensure all traders comply with the law.

Similar trader inspections will be conducted throughout the month and into next year.

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