Consumer News Round-up: Halloween costumes & CE safety marks, dodgy car rental experiences & scam targeting Netflix users
European Consumer Centre (ECC) Ireland presents a round-up of the week’s consumer news – in case you missed it!
Consumer News Round-up – week ending 26th October 2018
Watch out for the CE mark when buying Halloween costumes
If you still need to get Halloween costumes for the kids, or yourself, then make sure that it has a CE mark to ensure that it adheres to EU safety standards.
dodgy car rental experiences and call for more regulation
Unfortunately, car rental continues to be an area that causes consumers a lot of problems. It is one of the top five areas of cross-border consumer complaint dealt with by ECC Ireland year-after-year. This article features the negative experiences of tourists, business people and even some staff working at car rental companies and highlights the need for regulation of the industry.
Check out our car rental page for tips and advice.
Scam targeting Netflix users
The latest scam doing the rounds is one that is targeting Netflix users. Writing in The Irish Times this week, Conor Pope warns that the scam involves emails being sent, which uses fake Netflix branding, asking for updated payment details and redirects consumers to a fake website. Be careful Netflixers!!!