Most gripes over rents, diet centers

Punitive action will be taken against slimming centers and electrical appliance shops in response to numerous consumer complaints regarding misleading advertising and faulty goods, the Development Ministry said yesterday. Presenting data ahead of today’s World Consumer Day, the ministry’s General Secretariat for Consumer Affairs said most of the 1,334 complaints it has received so far this year concerned rents, price hikes or fraud connected with the adoption of the euro, slimming centers and electrical appliances. Rents accounted for two fifths of last year’s complaints over the 1720 hotline, followed by slimming centers. A survey by the Consumer Protection Center (KEPKA) watchdog found that although most Greeks often have complaints about goods or services, nine in 10 say they have never reported them to a consumer organization, even though 70 percent are aware they exist. It received over 12,000 complaints last year.

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