Press Releases 2020

07/04/2020 15:25:16 COVID – 19 Prices Soar for Local Vegetables

The Consumer Council of Fiji is concerned with the exorbitant local vegetable prices in municipal markets around the country.

02/04/2020 10:31:43 Conditional Selling on the Rife despite Warnings

The Consumer Council of Fiji once again found that despite the issuance of stern warnings against conditional selling, some dishonest traders continue to disregard the law.

01/04/2020 13:03:37 Avoid lingering in Supermarkets

Consumers are urged to plan their shopping and avoid lingering in supermarkets as a safety measure against COVID-19.

01/04/2020 09:32:55 COVID-19- Financial Relief for Consumers

The Consumer Council of Fiji sees the COVID-19 budget as a sigh of relief for affected Fijians as it provides various assistance to target groups.

26/03/2020 16:31:51 COVID-19: Stop Conditional Selling

The Consumer Council of Fiji is warning all traders to refrain from conditional selling during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic crisis.

26/03/2020 12:17:54 COVID-19- Report Price Gouging via 155

The Consumer Council of Fiji has seen an increase in complaints from consumers about price gouging for critical items such as hand sanitizers, face masks and now some medications as movement restrictions come into effect.

26/03/2020 12:13:06 COVID-19 – Consumers Warned about Unauthorized COVID-19 Test Kits

Fijian consumers are urged to be on the lookout for retailers, marketing unproven and unauthorized products for diagnosing, preventing, or treating COVID-19.

26/03/2020 12:10:03 COVID-19 – Preparing for financial hardship

With the coronavirus pandemic causing many workers to lose work hours or be even unemployed for a few months, it’s more important than ever to know what financial options available to you should you have an existing loan or hire purchase account.

26/03/2020 12:02:31 COVID-19- Council Urges Consumers to be Considerate

Fears about a positive coronavirus(COVID-19) case led shoppers in Fiji to begin stocking upon supplies to fill pantries.

26/03/2020 11:58:05 COVID-19- Consumers urged to practice responsibility

With the World Health Organisation declaring COVID–19 as a pandemic and stories circulating on social media about possible hoarding and shortage of products, there have been substantial buying by consumers firstly for hand sanitisers and masks and even now for food items and cleaning fluids.

26/03/2020 11:54:02 Council Applauds Westpac for removing Merchant' Service Fees

The Consumer Council of Fiji welcomes the move by Westpac Bank to remove merchant’s service fee on transactions less than ten dollars with the use of locally issued debit cards.

26/03/2020 11:53:01 World Consumer Rights Day Celebration 2020

The Consumer Council of Fiji will be celebrating World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) on 12 March 2020.

05/03/2020 16:30:19 $2.1 million back into Consumers’ Pockets

A surge in the number of complaints received by the Consumer Council of Fiji has been noted in the first two quarters of the financial year 2019-2020 (August 2019 to January 2020).

05/03/2020 16:24:56 Advance Fee Frauds target the Vulnerable

Consumers are urged to be on high alert as the number of advanced fee fraud is on the rise in Fiji, targeting the most vulnerable members of our society.

05/03/2020 16:16:15 Pharmacies Must Disclose Dispensing Fees

Pharmacies must disclose and charge the correct dispensing fees at all times to avoid confusion for consumers.

05/03/2020 16:05:18 Disposable Cards Must Stay

The Consumer Council of Fiji is disappointed with the announcement of the phasing out of disposable cards made by the Fiji Bus Operators Association (FBOA) president Nisar AliShah in the media last week

05/03/2020 16:02:25 Dodgy Practices by Central Finance Limited – A Worry

Credit institutions like Central Finance Limited (CFL) needs to be strictly monitored and taken to task by relevant authorities for continuously hoodwinking consumers.

05/03/2020 15:44:46 Be a savvy shopper this Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s day just around the corner, it is no doubt that businesses are launching their best strategic marketing campaigns targeted at capturing both the hearts and wallets of consumers.

05/03/2020 15:38:20 Exercise Caution when using Credit Cards

Consumers who hold visa credit cards are urged to be extra vigilant while making online purchases and continually monitor their accounts and statements to identify any unauthorized transactions.

05/03/2020 15:20:35 Council urges Bus Operators to Charge Correct Fares

The Consumer Council of Fiji is urging all bus operators to charge correct bus fares following the increase of adult bus fares that has come into effect today.

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