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ROGUE TRADERS FACE STIFF FINES UNDER NEW LAWS

Unscrupulous traders face stiff fines, jail terms and public “naming and shaming” under new consumer legislation due before the Oireachtas next week.

Under the Consumer Protection Bill, traders who mislead consumers could face fines of up to €60,000 or 18 months in jail. Those involved in pyramid selling schemes face penalties of up to €150,000 and five years’ imprisonment.

Courts will be given the power to order offenders to pay compensation to consumers and to require them to publish corrective statements.

(Foinse: láithreán gréasáin Irish Times, 2007)

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