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06.04.2020Beware of fraudsters exploiting the COVID-19 epidemic - warning by the President of UOKiK Beware of fraudsters exploiting the COVID-19 epidemic - warning by the President of UOKiK

In time of uncertainty in financial markets, we should cautiously approach high risk-free profit offers. The President of UOKiK, Tomasz Chróstny, advises how to protect against fraudsters who want to exploit our fear of coronavirus epidemic and crisis. ...>

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01.04.2020Cheaper consumer credits - UOKiK's proposal for the anti-crisis shield Cheaper consumer credits - UOKiK's proposal for the anti-crisis shield

Decreasing the maximum value of the non-interest costs of a consumer credit – this is one of the UOKiK’s proposals as part of the Polish “anti-crisis shield”. We will not allow a situation where consumers who find themselves in a difficult situation during the coronavirus epidemic fall into a debt trap – says President of the UOKIK, Tomasz Chróstny. ...>

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01.04.2020Coronavirus - information package for consumers Coronavirus - information package for consumers

Cancelled flights and trips, unfair prices in shops, misleading offers. Such problems are facing consumers during the current epidemic crisis. President Tomasz Chróstny has prepared a special information package for consumers, available on the Office’s website: uokik.gov.pl. ...>

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20.03.2020High prices - actions taken by the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection High prices - actions taken by the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection

Tomasz Chróstny, President of the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection, made the decision to appoint a team that will investigate the rise in the prices of food and hygiene products. ...>

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20.03.2020Global Consumer Rights Day Global Consumer Rights Day

On March 15th, we celebrated the Global Consumer Rights Day – it’s a holiday for all of us. In the current emergency situation caused by the coronavirus, consumer rights gain a new dimension. I appeal for calmness and solidarity – said President of the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection, Tomasz Chróstny.  ...>

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17.03.2020Approval of concentration: soap bars Approval of concentration: soap bars

The President of UOKiK has authorized the take-over, by Sarantis, of a portion of assets belonging to two companies: PZ Cussons International and PZ Cussons Polska. The Authority has conducted a relevant market survey. ...>

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13.03.2020The Office of Competition and Consumer Protection will cooperate with the General Consuel to the Republic od Poland The Office of Competition and Consumer Protection will cooperate with the General Consuel to the Republic od Poland

The president of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, Tomasz Chróstny, strengthens cooperation with the General Counsel to the Republic of Poland. In major cases, the General Counsel to the Republic of Poland will act as a legal representative in proceedings concerning an appeal against the decision of the President of the Office for Competition and Consumer Protection. ...>

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12.03.2020Chargers - an audit by the Trade Inspection Authority Chargers - an audit by the Trade Inspection Authority

Access to live parts or lack of resistance to temperature - these are some concerns regarding wall chargers. The Trade Inspection Authority examined 187 products and questioned every third of them. ...>

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12.03.2020Fruit and vegetables inspected at supermarket chains Fruit and vegetables inspected at supermarket chains

1,256 lots of fruit and vegetables were examined in February by the Trade Inspection Authority in 98 supermarkets.  ...>

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10.03.2020Proportional reimbursment of fees for consumer loan and credit Proportional reimbursment of fees for consumer loan and credit

Did you take out a payday loan and paid it back ahead of time? Or maybe you took out a consumer credit for the purchase of household appliances and settled it before the end of the contract? Verify whether you have received a linearly proportional refund of respective fees and commissions. ...>

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