Hello CHOICE Community
There is a lot being written about the COVID-19 virus and the implications for all of us but one thing we’re particularly aware of is the potential for businesses to try to take advantage of people’s concerns by unfairly upping prices or making dodgy claims about products that simply don’t stack up.
You may remember in January we ran this story regarding a store selling masks to protect against bushfire smoke when the reality was the product being sold would do very little: https://www.choice.com.au/health-and-body/conditions/general-health/articles/bushfire-smoke-and-face-masks
We can see the potential for similar practices to emerge during this crisis and we’d like to hear from you if you spot any.
If you see anything that you think indicates dodgy dealings, we want to hear about it. Post a reply to this thread or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with details of what you’ve seen, where, when and any pics you might have snapped.
Thanks so much for your help in keeping us all safe from exploitation.