MCI, Defaming the Owner of an Electric Shop in Dammam for Offering Electrical Appliances, not Complying to Standard Specifications

22 Apr 2019


The Ministry of Commerce and Investment has defamed the owner of an electric shop in Dammam. This is after a court ruling condemning him of possessing and offering electrical connections, not complying to standard specifications. This is clear violation to Anti-commercial fraud law, since these items may pose risk on the safety of users.
A judgment was issued by the Criminal Court in Dammam imposing a fine on the owner of the shop, closure of the offending shop, confiscation and destruction of all fake quantities and defamation by publishing the sentence in two newspapers at the expense of the violator.
In details, while MCI inspection teams were conducting inspection tours in Dammam, they monitored an electric shop in Taiba district offering electric items, not complying to standard specification, where 614 fake plugs and electrical connections had been seized and destroyed, and the case was referred to the judicial authorities for taking the necessary legal measures. 
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 24 Apr 2019