Press Releases 2020

17/06/2020 10:02:59 Misleading MicroLife Insurance Policies Alarming

The Consumer Council of Fiji is disappointed in the manner in which life insurance policies are being sold to consumers by insurance agents and the antics being employed by insurers to sway consumers into purchasing insurance products.

09/06/2020 16:48:58 Council cautions public to disregard fake news

The Consumer Council of Fiji wishes to notify consumers to disregard any messages regarding the provision of a $200 food voucher by the organisation for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

19/05/2020 17:05:56 Council alerts consumers against Potential Business Solutions

The Consumer Council of Fiji is warning Fijians against engaging the services of Potential Business Solutions. The trader provides a range of services such as sale of boat engines, construction services, small business loans and sale of vehicle parts.

15/05/2020 16:51:12 Sale of Putrid meat Continues

Traders continue to defy Food Safety Regulations and sell putrid meat to the public. Through market surveillance, the Consumer Council of Fiji found a particular Supermarket in the heart of Suva city selling putrid meat.

12/05/2020 15:55:15 Businesses Operating through Social Media - “A Worry"

Consumers are urged to be cautious when hiring and dealing with individuals/businesses from social media platforms for services such as construction, joinery, mechanical, electrical, upholstery and so forth.

06/05/2020 10:41:37 Unethical Business Conduct Must Stop!

As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to impact the nation, there is no doubt that certain unscrupulous traders have seized the opportunity to prey on consumers.

01/05/2020 15:58:14 Complaints against Prominent Bakery Re-surfaces

Fresh concerns have surfaced against a prominent bakery for the sale of stale and moldy bread.

16/04/2020 15:38:27 COVID 19 – Be wary of Charity Scams

The Consumer Council of Fiji is urging Fijians to be careful of COVID-19 charity scam.

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.

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