MCI, Defaming the Owner of an Est. Condemned of Selling Fake Electrical Appliance in Dammam

12 Feb 2020


The Ministry of Commerce and Investment has defamed the owner of a commercial Est., after a judicial ruling convicting him of violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law by possessing and selling 229 pieces of electrical sockets not conforming to standard specifications in Dammam.

The Ministry has published the content of the verdict issued by the Criminal Court in Dammam, which includes a fine on the violator, the closure of the violating facility for a period of two weeks with the confiscation and destruction of the seized quantities and defamation by publishing the verdict in two newspapers at the expense of the defendant.

The Ministry of Commerce and Investment confirms the continuation of addressing those violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law by taking stern measures and imposing the legal penalties against them, in view of the fraud and deception towards the consumers. The Rules & Regulations related to Anti-Commercial Fraud Law stipulates penalties that may reach to three-year imprisonment, fines up to one million riyals or both , Defamation in two local newspapers at the expense of the violator, deportation of the illegal labors from the Kingdom, besides the suspension and prevention of practicing the same commercial activity.
MCI calls on all consumers to lodge their complaints or observations through MCI Consumer Call Center (1900), or through the application of a Commercial Violation Report, or via the Ministry's website.

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Last Modified 13 Feb 2020