The Ministry of Commerce Defames the Owner of an Est. and its Agent, Condemned of Offering Counterfeit Communication Devices and Accessories in Riyadh

11 Aug 2020


The Ministry of Commerce has defamed the owner of an Est. and its agent of Bahraini nationality after a court ruling convicted them of violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law, also the data and trademarks systems. It has been proved that those in charge of the Est., located in Al-Morsalat neighborhood in Riyadh, possess and offer counterfeit connections, chargers and mobile headsets that are not in conformity with the standard specifications, even they don’t bear any commercial data.

The Ministry has published a summary of the verdict issued by the Criminal Court in Riyadh, imposing a fine against the violators, also the confiscation and destruction of the seized items, besides publishing the verdict in two newspapers at the expense of the violators.

The Ministry of Commerce affirms the continuation of addressing those   violating the commercial regulations and taking the legal measures against them, in view of the fraud and deception towards the consumers. Notably, the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law stipulates imposing penalties of up to three-year imprisonment, a fine of up to one million riyals or both, also defaming the violators in local newspapers at their expense, besides deporting the illegal labors from the Kingdom, as well as preventing the owner of practicing the same trade activity.

The Ministry of Commerce urges all consumers to lodge their reports and complaints against the violating facilities through MC Consumer Call Center (1900), or through the application of a Commercial Violation Report, or via the Ministry’s official website.

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Last Modified 13 Aug 2020