Unfair commercial practices dominate presentation events

(Interim report of the first quarter of 2013)
(Prague, April 18, 2013) “We have seen an increase in the use of unfair commercial practices at presentation events after we evaluated the results of the inspections carried out in the first quarter of the year,” summarized Vladimír Velčovský, the Director General of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority. Mr. Velčovský condemned the repeated forms of consumer rights infringements from which mostly senior participants suffer. The infringements especially relate to fictional prizes which winners have to pay for as well as the so called VIP club cards or member cards. “These practices against the trusting seniors deserve the maximum amounts of fines. Within the recent weeks, we have also suggested abolitions of three trade licenses in the following cases: 1. Česká reklamní společnost, Czech Reisen and the entrepreneur František Tůma seated in Prague. But there may be others to come,“ added the Director General. The CTIA detected breaches in more than 80% of the controls and imposed fines amounting to 5.4 million CZK.

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