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Extra Surcharges on Credit Card Purchases

Should any shop insist on adding a surcharge, contact the respective card company to report the errant shop-owner.

American Express
(65) 6880 1111

Diners Card
(65) 6416 0800

JCB
(65) 6734 0096

MasterCard
800 - 110 0113 (toll-free in Singapore only)

Visa
800 - 448 1250 (toll-free in Singapore only)

Touting and Soliciting

While shopping in Singapore is a hassle-free and pleasurable experience, there have been incidents of touting and soliciting. There have also been occasions where visitors felt pressured into buying products or services from vendors who approached them on the streets. Please keep in mind your right as a consumer not to go into any transactions with such vendors. If you are not interested, ignore the touts or tell them firmly you are not interested and then walk away.

Here is a short list of what to be wary of:
- representatives from companies selling timeshare programmes, promising freebies or deals if you fill in a survey form, visit their showrooms or attend a briefing at their office.
- representatives claiming to be from reputable department stores selling premium products like perfume or watches at attractive prices.



Edited bynisa2105 on 26.01.2005 nisa2105 on 25.01.2005

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