Archive for the Consumer Advocate Category

Australia Post which is totally government owned and has been for 200 years, announced the loss of 900 jobs, being part of a cut back program.  (more…)

These types of bulbs which are called Energy Saving or low Energy bulbs, if broken, cause serious danger! (more…)

? Check that fees are displayed upfront

While many remittance services may seem cheap at first, often fees will be hidden or exchange rates won’t be guaranteed until after the transaction. Avoid being stung by only using services that are completely transparent and upfront about their fees, or using a provider that can guarantee an exchange rate on the spot. Be sure to also compare fees for sending smaller amounts of money – as many services charge high minimum fees. (more…)

On March 27, the Philippine Commission on Elections (COMELEC) suffered a breach of its online database. COMELEC officials labelled the hack a minor matter, declaring it an act of minor vandalism and declaring any information affected was non-essential. Only later was it revealed that the complete biodata of 55 million registered Philippine voters had been compromised. (more…)

The days of airlines applying card surcharges up to 1187 per cent more than they should be are over, with the passage of new legislation. (more…)