European Consumer Centre

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Tips for summer trips across Europe

One factor in choosing holidays is the fear that things may not work well. So, people try to eliminate the risks – read reviews of previous customers of airlines, tour operators, landlords and car rentals. An overview of the basic rules and advice for situations when things go wrong was prepared by the European Consumer Centre. “In a number of unpleasant situations, consumers have their rights and it’s good to…

Record number of consumer contacts in 2017

A record number of consumers turned to the European Consumer Centre Czech Republic. We speak about 1,633 contacts last year, which represented an increase by 46% when compared with 2016. They sought assistance for their claims against traders from other EU countries and information about their rights in the internal market. The success rate within the out-of-court resolution was almost 45% last year. The centre…

You can get back online payments for non-delivered presents

If an online seller didn’t deliver goods paid with a card and is not willing to send the money back, a tool called chargeback can help. As the experience of the European Consumer Centre shows, banks usually withdraw the paid amount back from trader’s bank based on their client’s request. There is no such possibility in case of bank transfers.

Survey: 40% of consumers solved disputes against online traders thanks to ODR platform

More than 24,000 consumers filed a complaint within the European platform for online disputes resolution ODR during the first year of its existence. So, it was more than 2,000 complaints per month and the number is growing. Success rate of a dispute resolution against a trader is 40% among consumers addressed in a survey of the European Commission. Highest numbers of complaints were seen after Christmas 2016 and…