Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Consumer's voice

Consumer's voice
Consumer's Voice

Must I answer silly questions?

  I stand to be corrected if need be. I get very irritated when I walk into a bank to deposit money and I am asked...
Consumer's Voice

Is BigOption authentic?

  I came across this business called BigOption, their business is about how they can help you make money and be a millionaire. So I would...

Can the loan shark humiliate me?

  I took a loan from a loan shark in Kanye in December. My first instalment was supposed to be in January 2016, but it did...

Where’s my tablet?

  I bought a brand new tablet for P1,400 on November 4 2015. I used it until November 28 when the screen just blacked out while...

How does hire purchase work?

  If you buy goods on credit and pay for some time and default and they are repossessed is the contract terminated? Or as the consumer...

What is World Ventures?

  I am always intrigued by the way that you help us to think and pick on scam wanting to rob us our hard earned...

Can I get my money back?

  I got married last year and as is the norm my name was published at the DC's office before wedding day. After a few days...

Help me get my money back

  I would like you to assist me regarding a payment I made but never got the services I paid for. I tried to register a...

Is this a real job?

  I was in contact with a woman from the USA who I met in Mozambique at a meeting last year. Then I hinted I was...

How do I get my refund?

  I entered into a contract with a company to provide me with a wedding tent for my wedding on December 19 and 25 2015. I...

Can she get a refund?

  My mother sent my younger sister on the 14th September 2015 to go to a shop to buy some furniture for my other younger...

Is this a loan shark?

  I came across a flyer for quick and easy loans. The advert read NEED CASH NEED TIME TO PAY? First month is interest free. These are...

Can I get my money back???

  I need your assistance. Last month I paid someone a P500 deposit for them to assist me with proposal for CEDA loans but when...

SMS warning

  A number of readers have contacted us asking about strange text messages that they’ve received. All of them have originated from overseas and they‘ve all...

Must I pay them?

  Can you please advise me on my rights regarding the letter of demand that I have received from the insurance company of a driver...

Where are my bricks?

    On the 25th October 2014 we paid P1,100 to a company for delivery of 200 bricks at a cost of P5.50 per brick, and...

Hire purchase woes

  I am writing this letter asking for your help as I always read your letters helping consumers from The Voice newspaper. I bought a deep...

Wedding blues

  This communication serves to request your help to help follow up a company which I paid P2,000 in part payment to start media coverage...

What is a grey import?

    Please can you explain what grey marketing is.I have seen a new laptop at a fantastic price from a fancy looking store in one...

A broken sofa

  Hi, guys please help. I bought a couch in June and I got a 30% discount because it was dirty. The sales lady told me...

Should I trade Forex?

  I had come across a UK based stock investment company trading by the name UFX markets, website UFXMarkets.com. I had not made any investment yet,...

An update: how to fix a problem

  A couple of weeks ago I answered a reader’s request for help with her insurance company. She asked them to cancel her policy from March...

Am I entitled to a refund?

  I purchase a Nokia 925 cellphone in Dec 2015. Thereafter the phone had a problem of producing excessive heat, and was taken to the store...

Is this a real company?

  I wanted to find out if it is possible to find out if “Leisure Live Travel Club” is real and not a scam. I recently...

A recruitment scam warning

  Dear Consumer Voice I have applied for a job outside in Australia by the company called Princess Cruise Line. So these guys accepted my application and...

Do I owe them?

  Dear Consumer Voice Please help me understand this. I opened an account with a furniture store in 2010 while I was a student. After finishing school...

A loan scam warning

  Dear Consumer Voice In August 2013 we heard about someone in South Africa called Mandy Louwwho claimed to represent a company called Express Finance and...

Can store security guards search me?

  Today, I was coming out of a supermarket and I had a plastic bag in which there was a box of juice. In my other...

Will they repair my keyboard?

  Dear Consumer Voice On the 7th October 2013 we bought a keyboard for P9,700. Afterwards, still in 2013 it developed an audio problem and we sent...

Is X-Treme Fuel Treatment a scam?

  Dear Consumer Voice I have recently to join marketing network for a company called Syntex Global. They sell a product called X-Treme Fuel Treatment. Please advice if...

I want my Blackberry back!

  Dear Consumer Voice#1 Last year around the first week of December, my Blackberry Bold 9900 died and a friend managed to connect me with a...

How do I get my money back?

  Dear Consumer Voice I need help, I took clothes in one of the shops on credit and I failed to pay the installments. Last week I...

How do I get my money back?

  Hi there, I would like advice on a matter. In December a friend asked me for cash to help clear some debts so I lent...

Is this a real university?

  I found a scholarship for Batswana in the social network and I applied since I have been looking for a sponsorship for postgraduate studies. Within...

I want a replacement phone!

  I bought a phone on a two year contract. The first three months the phone was fine,after that it started giving problems. Sometimes it does...

Am I blacklisted?

  Hi Richard, tell me, how do I check if I’m Blacklisted or not. The reason I’m asking you is that ever since I lost my...

Funeral policy cancelled

  I have a friend who has funeral policy which was opened in July 2005. She was paying P110 every month towards this policy which they...

Mechanic overcharged me

  I took my vehicle to one local garage for it to be fixed. They initially quoted me P14,000. I could not afford to pay that...

Investment scams

  I saw an advertisement from “Invest Partnership” on Facebook which said “WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? THE MOST UNBEATABLE LONGTERM INVESTMENT PROGRAM. JOIN...

Pay back the money

  Please help me get this man to pay back my niece P3,200. The make-up artist did not show up for the second wedding and won't...