You are new to Germany and want to avoid problems and difficulties as a consumer? Our Facebook-channel WEBiTIPP offers live-information, tips and tricks in Arabic and German.
What do I have to watch out for when opening a bank account? What are the hidden costs of a mobile phone contract ? What do I do if I receive a reminder? What´s important when I move into a new flat?
These and other questions are answered by Hadnet Tesfai and Firas Alshater on behalf of the Federation of German Consumer Organisations (Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband), to protect refugees in the everyday life of a consumer and help them to get along.
If you want to watch the videos offline, you can download them with subtitles.
Things you need to know as a helper, before coming to us with a supervised refugee.
Especially asylum seekers should know: For legal reasons we can provide our legal consultations only in German, to avoid any misunderstandings.
People who come to us should therefore have sufficient knowledge of the German language or should bring a full-age translator.
Our range of topics is comparatively diversified. Nevertheless, there are always misunderstandings, which topics we cannot help you with, for example, labour law, asylum law or social law.
Please inform yourself about the matters we can help with our topic overview before.
It can be helpful to take a look at the tips on this site to find some answers.
Furthermore, we offer a multilingual flyer (German, English, Arabic and Farsi) for download, which introduces ourselves and our work.
The best way to get in contact with us about your or your client’s matter is via mail or telephone.
This way we can avoid unnecessary ways and misunderstandings.