The Ministry of Commerce has defamed a branch of a company specialized in electrical appliances and household furniture in Dawadmi Governorate, after the issuance of a court ruling convicting the facility of violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law, through deceiving and misleading the consumer by selling him used home furniture (dining table and chairs) and claiming they are new.
The ministry has published a summary of the judicial ruling issued by the Criminal Court in Riyadh, which includes imposing a fine, obliging the facility to return the adulterated items and to give back the value fully to the consumer, besides publishing the verdict in two newspapers at the facility's expense.
The Ministry of Commerce affirms addressing the perpetrators of fraud and counterfeiting by imposing the legal penalties against them. 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 at their expense, besides deporting the illegal labors from the Kingdom and not to be allowed to return for work.
The Ministry urges all consumers to lodge their complaints and reports against any violating establishments through MC Consumer Call Center (1900), or through the application of a Commercial Violation Report, or via the Ministry’s official website.