The number of complaints from consumers left in the lurch by sudden business closures has shot up from 73 just two years ago – to 417 in the first 10 months of this year.
The Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) expects the figure to reach up to 500 by the year’s end, executive director Seah Choon Seng told Talking Point.
In this segment of Talking Point, we hear from the victims who lost their money when the firms closed and what more can be done for you to protect yourself.
Watch the full episode here, http://video.toggle.sg/en/series/talking-point/ep31/348485, as it also looks into workmanship complaints into built-to-order flats.
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