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Find below press releases that have previously been issued by the Consumer Ombudsman.

 

 

New Marketing Practises Act takes Effect

16. December 2005

Today, the 16 December 2005, the new Danish Marketing Practises Act was passed by the Danish Parliament. A number of changes have made their entry in the new Act, which will take effect next summer.

The Danish Consumer Ombudsman Accepts Peugeot’s Two-Year Guarantee

12. December 2005

Over the past year, the Danish Consumer Ombudsman [DCO] has checked up on a number of guarantee terms offered by various makes of car.

Phone Sex Services Cease to Use Dubious Billing Method

07. November 2005

All Danish phone sex service providers have now accepted to abandon a previous billing concept based on calling number display information.

The Danish Supreme Court Reduces Significant Anti-Spam Fine

27. September 2005

On 22 September 2005 the Danish Supreme Court reduced the DKK 2,000,000 spam fine which Debitel, a Danish telecom service supplier, received earlier this year in the Maritime and Commercial Court for disseminating approximately 48,000 unsolicited commercial messages via SMS text messages and email.

Danish Electronics Retailers reported to the Police for Misleading Price Indications

19. September 2005

Advertising material from electronics retail chains abound with promises of big savings but in the real world it is often found wanting on closer inspection.

There is a Limit: New DCO Guideline on Covert Marketing Activities

09. September 2005

Is an article on summer fashion in which one retailer is in focus an example of undercover marketing? If the fashion retailer pays to get mentioned, it certainly is, says the DCO Hagen Joergensen.

Viasat Judgment: Termination Terms Unfair

05. September 2005

Termination terms binding consumers for another twelve months if they fail to give due notice conflict with the Danish Marketing Practises Act. This is the outcome so far of a judgment rendered recently by the Danish Maritime and Commercial Court in Copenhagen.

Danish Phone Sex Service Provider Convicted

25. July 2005

The Maritime and Commercial Court of Copenhagen has put an end to the billing methods used by providers of phone sex services.

Fresh Fruit on a Non-Commercial Basis

25. July 2005

The Danish Consumer Ombudsman [DCO] hopes that Danish children will continue to consume fresh fruit every day – even if the healthy food is now delivered without commercial messages.

The Danish Consumer Ombudsman: Flight booking is a tax jungle

25. July 2005

Fuel charges, state taxes and reservation fees: there are a lot of ways of saying that the discount fares offered by the flight carriers are not as cheap as they appear at first sight. This is the conclusion of a report recently released by the Danish Consumer Ombudsman [DCO].

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