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Facebook pulls HotCrazyDeal ads after users lose money

Facebook has pulled ads for deals site HotCrazyDeal after users complained they lost money

28 January 2014

Tesco fined £300,000 for strawberries 'sale' offer

Supermarket giant Tesco has been fined £300,000 for misleading people over a 'half-price' punnets of strawberries

19 August 2013

More SSE customers could claim mis-selling cash

SSE customers who signed up on their doorstep or by phone could have a mis-selling claim, says Trading Standards

9 April 2013

Campaign to protect consumers from rogue doorstep sellers

The OFT has today launched its annual doorstep selling campaign, to help consumers know their rights

19 July 2012

The rogues that ignore 'no cold callers' signs

Charities and political parties are the worst offenders at ignoring 'no cold callers' signs, according to a new poll

18 May 2012

Citizens Advice to replace axed Consumer Focus

Citizens Advice is to be given an enlarged role under Government plans to shake up the consumer protection system

11 April 2012

SSE mis-selling conviction upheld

Scottish and Southern Energy's (SSE) appeal against its mis-selling conviction has today been rejected in court

16 March 2012

Scottish and Southern Energy to issue doorstep mis-selling compensation

Customers who were talked into switching to a pricey tariff could receive part of a £5m compensation pot in the new year

15 December 2011

Beware shopping gift vouchers during economic turmoil

If you buy a gift card or voucher, and a company goes bust, it could be worthless

6 December 2011

Tax scammers who pretend to be from

Consumers in Suffolk should beware a tax scam from a company illegally claiming to be

16 August 2011