Did you know that if you agree to take out a contract over the phone, the company is not legally obliged to give you a copy of that call recording, or even let you listen to it, at their premises?
It’s a shocking omission in the Consumer Protection Act (CPA), given that in cases where a contract is entered into over the phone, the call recording is the only record of what was disclosed about the deal, and what you agreed to.
What do unmarried women want? It is interesting that men still don’t know after having had 3 million years to find out. On the other hand women don’t know either. Or rather, they constantly rearrange their prejudices according to age.
An example is quoted in a Californian magazine, Lifestyle, following an interview with Denise Palermo of San Francisco. Palermo, who is into information technology, had just turned 29 and says she had “lowered the bar” when it came to what sort of male she would like as a partner.
Do you check your supermarket till slip, or just toss it without a glance? It’s not nearly as engaging a habit as checking Facebook or Twitter, but the practice is more likely to benefit you in a tangible way.
Earlier this month, Davy Ivins wrote to Consumer Watch about the two incidents that converted him into a dedicated till slip interrogator.
As corporate mess-ups go, it was pretty big. A “pre-legal credit controller” employed by cellphone service provider Altech Autopage sent an e-mail to 45 of its subscribers earlier this month, many of them former subscribers, telling them to pay up or face the consequences.
“We refer to your Altech Autopage account which has gradually digressed into an arrear status.