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Brazil's Black Friday earns name Black Fraude for consumer complaints
Brazil's Black Friday earns name Black Fraude for consumer complaints

Although they don't celebrate Thanksgiving and don't have the day off on Friday, millions of Brazilians are taking part in a booming Black Friday of their own, and consumer protection authorities are working overtime to shield them from scams that have earned the annual sales event the nickname Black Fraude in recent years. Black Friday is called here by its English name, rather than translated into Portuguese, to reflect the fact that it was imported wholesale from the United States in the last five years. Local media say sales today may be on pace to set a record of $470 million. But Brazil's consumer protection authorities were also working extra shifts to guard against...

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