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Wendy Knowler


South Africa

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Past articles by Wendy:

WENDY KNOWLER: Bank on returns, but only if you're quick off the mark

Some situations don't allow it, but if you're forced to divulge your banking details, report to your bank immediately because all losses from that moment must be reimbursed, writes Wendy Knowler. → Read More

WENDY KNOWLER | Unlimited clean-ups at consumers’ expense

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: it’s essential not to be fooled by telesales trickery → Read More

WENDY KNOWLER: Unlimited clean-ups at consumers’ expense

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: it’s essential not to be fooled by telesales trickery → Read More

Unlimited clean-ups at consumers’ expense

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: it’s essential not to be fooled by telesales trickery. → Read More

WENDY KNOWLER | How to use a bank’s chargeback facility to your advantage

If you don’t get what you paid for from a credit or debit card purchase, there is a way to get your money back → Read More

How to use a bank's chargeback facility to your advantage

A chargeback is the payment amount that is returned to a debit or credit card after a customer disputes the transaction or returns the purchased item → Read More

WENDY KNOWLER: Hidden car extras, load-shedding friendly insurance, hijacked deliveries

In this weekly segment of bite-sized chunks of useful information, consumer journalist Wendy Knowler summarises news you can use. → Read More

WENDY KNOWLER | Hiding defects from buyers when selling a house can be costly

Can you sell a house with latent defects - which you don’t disclose - then play the voetstoets card when the buyer confronts you with evidence of the dire issues they’ve discovered?.. → Read More

WENDY KNOWLER | Welcome to the ‘hard lock’ cafe: what does ‘uncapped’ data really mean?

Vodacom has just taken the ‘uncapped until you reach our cap’ concept to a new level → Read More

Top law firm ordered to pay millions to property buyer in business e-mail compromise case

E-mail account was hacked by cybercriminal unbeknown to company or client. → Read More

WENDY KNOWLER | How to improve your credit score and avoid impersonation fraud

Impersonation fraud is rife so you need to make sure someone hasn’t been opening accounts in your name. → Read More

WENDY KNOWLER | What home sellers advertise and what you find aren’t always the same

Check what sellers view as fixtures and what they intend to take when buying a house → Read More

WENDY KNOWLER | ‘Shrinkflation’ is not in your head: you’re getting less than what you paid for

But wait until you hear about a related but more sinister phenomenon called ‘skimpflation’ → Read More

WENDY KNOWLER | Where there’s soap there’s ire

Don’t let slippery telemarketers trap you into sales with the words free, complimentary, reward or prize → Read More

WENDY KNOWLER | Being hounded by debt collectors? Here’s what to do

The Debt Collectors Act provides the indebted with a number of rights, but consumers have responsibilities too → Read More

Product labelling, directory scammers and minimum spend rules — Wendy Knowler’s 'watch-outs of the week'

It may be sold in a fridge, but it can’t be labelled “fresh” if it’s spent time in a freezer. → Read More

Block SIM cards from telemarketers, why quotes are vital, and check your deliveries speedily

Many consumers who don’t think to ask for an upfront quote are presented with an outrageous bill afterwards. → Read More

Health Squared clients must scramble to find alternative medical cover as CMS efforts fail to secure a deal

In what it terms an “unfortunate situation”, the Council for Medical Schemes has failed to convince enough solvent, sizeable medical schemes to take over the almost 24,000 members of Health Squared Medical Scheme without waiting periods. → Read More

WENDY KNOWLER | Of global proportions: why small amounts are streaming out of SA credit cards

It took a while for many account holders to notice, but when they did, they were understandably not at all pleased → Read More

WENDY KNOWLER | And now for some very ruffled feathers

When is it OK to let rip with swear words at a service provider who’s let you down in some way? → Read More