Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970

Are you a compulsive gambler?

20 Questions To Ask Yourself

(from Gamblers Anonymous)

Plastic money: Too hot to handle?

It is tempting. It is convenient. Almost everyone you know has one. So should you or shouldn’t you get a credit card? After all, you need an income of only  RM1,500 a month to qualify for one. And as the ads want us to believe, it is no mere piece of plastic: With it you can spend freely while earning respect and envy. But ask yourself: Do I need it? And most of all, can I handle it?

Be a Smart Spender

You’ve worked hard for your money. You deserve to spend it anyway you like.

We are with you all the way on that. (And you thought we were going to say “Don’t spend your money on this and that”, didn’t you?)

We strongly believe it is important that you spend your money on what you really need (not on what adverts or other people say that you should have). We also believe that you should get value for your money.
 

The tricks that conmen use

In the local press you read another report about a new victim of the so-called "magic stone" that will cure all illnessess? You tell yourself you could never fall for a of a scam like that. Maybe not a victim of the "magic stone" scam but what about other types of cons?

What to do in an accident

Do you know what to do if you are involved in a road accident? You may have injured yourself or another person or you may have damaged your vehicle or another person's vehicle in the process. What should you do? The following guide will come in handy, especially if you're new on the road.