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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...

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...

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...

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....

Dear Consumer’s Voice

Dear Consumer’s Voice

Aug. 12 | I understand that a company called Legend Venture is from Singapore and has agents in South Africa. They have a series of group meetings at a local hotel recruiting Batswana to buy shares from them. The presenters are from South Africa. I did some checking...

Dear Consumer’s Voice

Dear Consumer’s Voice

Aug. 5 | I received an email from a South African company called the Susca Watts Academy offering training certificates in beauty treatments and saying they could guarantee me a job on a cruise liner? They say this will cost R6000 and I must pay R1000 to register....

Dear Consumer’s Voice

Dear Consumer’s Voice

Jul. 29 | I saw an advertisement for “Immune solutions” and treatments for “sugar diabetes”. Do you think they can be real?   SMS communications CV:  No, they’re not. I contacted the advertiser and asked him whether he could really offer treatments...

Jul. 8 | Dear Consumer’s Voice I went to a furniture shop today and what they told me is that some charges like handling fee and insurance are compulsory so I would like to know if they are telling the truth? CV: I suspect that they’re telling the truth, at...

Consumer’s Voice

Consumer’s Voice

Jul. 1 | Dear Consumer’s Voice I took a pair of brand new dark brown fine wool business trousers to a dry-cleaners in Riverwalk last week. They had never been cleaned before. I explained this to the attendant, and very clearly specified that I wanted dry-cleaning....

Consumer’s Voice

Consumer’s Voice

Jun. 24 | Loan shark cartton from internet Dear Consumer’s Voice Last year at our school a guy came advertising his product on loaning money using the same rates used at the Bank. At our school six of us took loans. I took P12,000 first and later another P7,000...

Consumer’s Voice

Consumer’s Voice

Jun. 17 | Dear Consumer’s Voice We bought a king size bed for more than P10,000 from a furniture wholesale store in the Broadhurst area. After one year, the base bed completely broke down to pieces and as I am writing this message, I and my wife are supporting...

Consumer’s Voice

Consumer’s Voice

Jun. 10 | Dear Consumer’s Voice [These are the highlights of a very long email we received.] I bought a bed at a furniture store in Molepolole in 2010 October. After 3 weeks when I was asleep the bed made a funny noise when I turned and it sank in the middle....