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

 

 

Danish Publisher to Put an End to Fortune-teller Fraud

09. May 2005

Mailbox Media, publisher of a Danish mail order catalogue distributed nationwide, has now assured the Danish Consumer Ombudsman that no more ads promoting the "famous" fortune-teller Marie France will appear from the catalogue.

The Nordic Consumer Ombudsmen inform the FTC about US travel scams

02. May 2005

Beware of handing out credit card information to American travel agents!

New Nordic Guideline: Ethical and Environmental Marketing Claims

19. April 2005

24 February 2005 saw the release of a new guideline on ethical and environmental marketing claims – the latest of joint guidelines issued by the Nordic Consumer Ombudsmen.

Major Danish Retailer reported for Misleading Price Information

19. April 2005

The Danish Consumer Ombudsman [ DCO] has reported a major player in the Danish retail market, Coop Denmark, to the police for use of misleading price information in their Christmas catalogue in 2004.

Danish Telecommunications Service Provider Fined DKK 2,000,000 for Distributing Spam

09. April 2005

Today the Maritime and Commercial Court in Copenhagen rendered a judgement on what it should cost the Danish telecom supplier Debitel to send unsolicited marketing messages by email and SMS to roughly 48,000 recipients without having obtained prior consent.

Fraud Galore in February

09. March 2005

The February scams campaign has now come to a close. Throughout the month consumers forwarded their scams to the Danish Consumer Ombudsman’s special fraud mailbox.

Telia pledges to stop friend recruitment scheme

07. March 2005

Telia can no longer make use of children and young people below 18 to recruit new subscribers for Telia Mobile without their parents’ consent. This is the central message of Telia’s commitment to the Danish Consumer Ombudsman [ DCO] .

The DCO Calls for Clear Marketing of Discount Fares

07. March 2005

"If you have fewer than twenty cheap tickets for sale per day, then make it clear!" This is one of the messages aired by the Danish Consumer Ombudsman [DCO] in a newly released guideline on marketing of flight tickets.

VIASAT concedes to pay for unsolicited telephone sales calls

23. February 2005

VIASAT has agreed to pay DKK 210,000 (€28,000) fine for attempting to sell subscriptions to consumers who had not asked to be called.

New DCO Spam Guideline

17. February 2005

On the 27 January, the Danish Consumer Ombudsman [DCO] published a new guideline on section 6a of the Danish Marketing Practises Act, also known as the "spam rule".

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