Consumer Protection Society warns of scams on mobile networks [Archives:2006/957/Local News]

June 22 2006

SANA'A, June 21 ) The Yemeni Society for Consumer Protection has warned citizens to be careful in regards to offers that mobile telephone networks offer.

The Society stated in a press release, “Through continuous follow-up of their activities, and through reports it received from different clients, the society has noticed that [the] competitions [are a] means [of] deceiving consumers and using up their money under motives of illegal profit.”

The Society expressed concern of this phenomenon and requested the government to regulate the scams mobile operators often run. The request asked the government to entrust an official body with monitoring such competitions and announcements of discounts. Further it asked for the government to impose clear criteria protecting consumers from bogus deals and games.