Lists of shops that rip off customers were pasted on the walls of the shopping centre, but unknown culprits have been tearing these lists down.
SINGAPORE - There is a new type of ripping off going on at Sim Lim Square.
Some shops there are known for overcharging. One customer was recently overcharged by more than $1,000 for a computer game set.
So lists of these shops were pasted on the walls at the shopping centre.
But now, unknown culprits have been ripping shame lists off the walls.
The list of errant retailers is the latest salvo from the Consumers Association of Singapore (Case) to warn customers about the black sheep of Sim Lim Square, which has around 400 shops.
Case and Singapore Tourism Board (STB) have worked with the building management, alerting shoppers to retailers who give honest service through the CaseTrust accreditation and "STARetailer" schemes.
This month, instead of just recognising who's nice, the consumer watchdog produced a list naming 10 shops which received the most complaints.