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Thursday, April 12, 2012

DTI Bohol warns public against promo scam

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, April 12 (PIA) -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Bohol warned consumers against buying products especially detergents from “vendors” on alleged promotional sales. 

This warning is posted on its DTI-Bohol Facebook account to inform the public on this scam. According to DTI-Bohol Provincial Director Ma. Elena Arbon promotional vendors on house-to-house sales promotions need a DTI home solicitation permit. 

"These vendors that suddenly went on a marketing binge apparently lack the necessary local DTI nod," Arbon said. 

A home solicitation permit allows the DTI to check on the quality and standard of the product being sold in the market and assures the consumers that these products indeed pass the minimum standards for health, environment and safety, DTI explained. 

In its Facebook account, a notice is posted: "Notice is hereby given that field sales representatives of a laundry detergent called Mr. Win are going house to house claiming that by purchasing their product, consumers are entitled to claim Tide bars." 

The marketing ploy states that any consumer buying Mr. Win automatically wins for free Tide bar laundry detergent from Puregold via its Tindahan ni Aling Puring. 

In a disclaimer posted by DTI-Bohol, "Procter and Gamble makers of Tide Bar denies any promotion of this nature in conjunction with the makers of Mr. Win." 
“They have no knowledge whatsoever of the existence of the product itself and/or the supposed company that manufactures it,” Procter and Gamble added. 

Because of this, the DTI said it will appreciate receiving reports from consumers regarding this or any similar marketing strategy that shortchanges consumers. (MBCN/RAHC-PIA Bohol)

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