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Jun. 20 | Dear Consumer’s Voice #1 Hello, I am looking for an online university, and I wanted to ask if a degree from the Academy of Arts University and Atlantic International University are accepted in Botswana? The Academy of Arts University appears to be...

Consumer’s Voice – 13th June 2014

Consumer’s Voice – 13th June 2014

Jun. 13 | Dear Consumer’s Voice #1 On 4th June I went to a shop at Station Plaza that sells German print clothing. The shop has been owing me a refund of P200 since February 2012. Every time I ask for my refund, the sales lady tells me to come some other time...

Consumer’s Voice –23rdMay 2014

Consumer’s Voice –23rdMay 2014

May. 30 | Dear Consumer’s Voice #1 My sister bought an external hard drive from a computer store last year November. The hard drive started having problems this year while under warranty. When she returned it to get fixed, the shop asked her to leave it with...

Consumer’s Voice – 23rd May 2014

Consumer’s Voice – 23rd May 2014

May. 23 | Dear Consumer’s Voice #1 I received an email saying that “the Board at Gulf Project Management Association (Gulf PMA) has directly approved you as a ‘Project Management Expert (PME)”. They then sent me further follow-up emails encouraging...

Consumer’s Voice –9thMay 2014

Consumer’s Voice –9thMay 2014

May. 16 | Dear Consumer’s Voice #1 I bought two dresses from a shop in BBS Mall on lay-bye for P350. Later on I received a call from a lady who says she is the owner of the shop.She says to me the price is P750 and not P350. I asked her how come and she tell...

Consumer’s Voice –9thMay 2014

Consumer’s Voice –9thMay 2014

May. 9 | Dear Consumer’s Voice #1 A friend of mine sent me a parcel from India through Eagle X Courier services. I got a call from a guy called Michael in South Africa telling me that they have my parcel and I must pay a customs clearance fee. He gave me the...

Consumer’s Voice –2nd May 2014

Consumer’s Voice –2nd May 2014

May. 2 | Dear Consumer’s Voice #1 Recently I went into one of the local shops to buy something. I got there and handed my bag to the woman at the parcel counter and took the number and went inside the shop. After shopping I got back to the parcel counter and...

Consumer’s Voice – 2tth April 2014

Consumer’s Voice – 2tth April 2014

Apr. 25 | Dear Consumer’s Voice #1 I bought five clothing items from someone through her Facebook page last June and I got all the five items that I had ordered. However one pair of shoes for P250 was the wrong size and colour so we agreed that I return it for...

Consumer’s Voice –11thApril 2014

Consumer’s Voice –11thApril 2014

Apr. 18 | Dear Consumer’s Voice #1 UK OFFICE: Euroafrica Motors HQ I bought a vehicle from Euroafrica Motors from UK last year in June but up to now the car has not been delivered. They have a representative in Gaborone whom I have been dealing with. They sent...

Consumer’s Voice –11thApril 2014

Consumer’s Voice –11thApril 2014

Apr. 11 | Dear Consumer’s Voice #1 I joined a “business” they call World Ventures with P3,600. I was made to join by a lady called Sheila who stays in Palapye and are still recruiting more people to date. After two months without benefiting anything,...

Consumer’s Voice –4th April 2014

Consumer’s Voice –4th April 2014

Apr. 4 | Dear Consumer’s Voice #1 Please Consumer Watchdog can you find out if this is a scam for me? I haven’t responded yet. I received an email from the Financial Intelligence Centre of the Republic of South Africa. The email says I have won 430,000 dollars...

Consumer’s Voice –28thMarch 2014

Consumer’s Voice –28thMarch 2014

Mar. 28 | Dear Consumer’s Voice #1 I kindly request you to assist me with the business of old coal irons. I met people who call themselves agents of a company which buys that item at price of P10,000 each. When I came with those irons, they told me that they...

Consumer’s Voice – 21st March 2014

Consumer’s Voice – 21st March 2014

Mar. 21 | Dear Consumer’s Voice #1 I got a car using a car loan. I got retrenched and I approached the bank about my financial position and they advised me to return the car. Five years later they told me that there was a shortfall when they sold the car and...

Consumer’s Voice – 14th March 2014

Consumer’s Voice – 14th March 2014

Mar. 14 | Dear Consumer’s Voice #1 I bought a Toyota Rav 4 from a car importer last year in June but up to now the car has not been delivered. They have a representative in Gaborone who sent me a bill of lading and I got the information that the ship offloaded...

CONSUMER’S VOICE 30.11.12

CONSUMER’S VOICE 30.11.12

Dec. 1 | Dear Consumer’s Voice #1 I bought a Blackberry 9810 at a store at Riverwalk on Tuesday the November 20, 2012. I was told that it doesn’t come with a memory card. A few days later one of my colleagues went to another branch at Old Lobatse Road and...

Dear Consumer’s Voice

Dear Consumer’s Voice

Jul. 13 | In January I paid a supplier over P90,000 for farming equipment for my land. Unfortunately it took longer than I planned to clear my land and the Land Board refused me a certificate until the land is 100% cleared. I went back to the supplier and asked...

Dear Consumer’s Voice

Dear Consumer’s Voice

Sep. 9 | I received an email from DHL saying that they had failed to deliver a parcel to me because the address was wrong. Is this true? CV: No, it most certainly is NOT. Readers should be very careful about emails like this. The full email said: SOMETIMES DANGEROUS:...

Dear Consumer’s Voice

Dear Consumer’s Voice

Sep. 2 | I wonder if you can help me understand this Baariz product which I understand heals HIV/AIDS which I am NOT sure but i have had someone who testified was healed by this product. How true is it about this Baariz Tabs??   Treatment Success Chart CV:...

Dear Consumer’s Voice

Dear Consumer’s Voice

Aug. 26 | I bought a phone on the 16th June, and after 3 weeks I started experiencing some problems with the phone and I took it back to the supplier on the 20th July. They promised me the phone will be fixed in 3 days but they only called me after 2 weeks to tell...

Dear Consumer’s Voice

Dear Consumer’s Voice

Aug. 19 | I bought leather sofas from a store in Francistown in August 2009 and the price was P10,999.95. With all the interest the total cost went up to P24,610.34. We were advised that they were expensive because they were made of leather that would last a lifetime....