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Three traders to front court for alleged abuse

June 3, 2018 5:05 am

The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission will be taking three prominent traders to court for allegedly abusing the Homes CARE program.

FCCC – Chief Executive Joel Abraham confirms they have identified three traders who will be taken to court later this week.

Abraham says ajoint taskforce including the Commission and the Consumer Council began an investigation into the allegations of fraud against traders last month.

“Three large traders have been identified on certain issues of price disparity, no price marking, what happened is that when there is no price marking and there is no price on the particular product itself, it takes away the consumer ability to make an informed decision and I can confirm we will be taking legal action against three of these traders and by early next week.”

FCCC has so far received more than twenty complaints against traders allegedly engaged in price gouging.

Meanwhile, the amnesty period for ineligible recipients under the CARE initiative has been extended until June 15th.