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Minister Harabin wants unfair business practices treated as crime

Unfair business practices in relation to consumers might become a new crime added to the Penal Code, according to Slovak Justice Minister Štefan Harabin.

Unfair business practices in relation to consumers might become a new crime added to the Penal Code, according to Slovak Justice Minister Štefan Harabin.

Harabin said he is concerned about consumer rights being violated by the use of aggressive business practices, news wire SITA reported.

“Cheaters with various presentations, amazing bids, psychological manipulation: all forces consumers to make their choices in a very short time,” Harabin said. “They manipulate many trusting citizens and receive advance payments amounting to thousands of crowns. Such practices cannot remain unpunished.”

The Justice Ministry has already prepared a draft revision to the Penal Code, which punishes unfair business practices by a prison sentence stretching from six months to three years, SITA wrote.

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