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    Is it a scam or a rip-off ?

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    Is it a scam or a rip-off ?

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 23 Jul 2018, 11:48 am

    It can sometimes be difficult to tell the difference between a scam and a dubious offer.

    If you've been misled by an offer, you have rights which providers cant breach.

    For something to be considered an offence under the Fraud Act, the perpetrator must intend to steal from their victim or have intent to perpetrate a fraud.

    For example, if you pay for a service that doesn't exist because the provider is running a fake company, this is a scam and is definitely considered to be fraudulent activity.

    How do you spot a scam? Find out HERE

    However, if the provider is not intending to steal but is deliberately misleading you or is grossly negligent, they could be in breach of contract.

    Although this isn't considered to be a scam (or fraudulent activity) it's still considered to be questionable practice.

    The Consumer Rights Act (which replaced the Sale of Goods Act on 1 October 2015) stipulates that goods sold must be as described, of satisfactory quality and fit for purpose.

    Fit for purpose means that products must be fit for both their everyday purpose and also any specific purpose you agreed with the seller.

    If these criteria are not met, then the seller could be in breach of the Consumer Rights Act.

    Find out more from Which ? HERE




    As we go about our daily business often it is really hard to know when you are being scammed or ripped-off, but if you read the two links in blue above you will come some way towards knowing what to and how to protect yourself.


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    Re: Is it a scam or a rip-off ?

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 28 Jul 2018, 11:41 am

    Thanks for the warning Which? and Papa.
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    Re: Is it a scam or a rip-off ?

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 29 Jul 2018, 11:30 am

    Better to know these things than not.


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