The Ministry of Commerce and Investment has defamed the owner of a motor workshop, specialized in selling tires and motor oils, after a judgment condemning him of violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law for offering and selling expired tires and non-conforming motor oils at the workshop located on the Al-Sayel Road in Makkah. This is a punishable violation, since it does pose risk on the safety of users and it is a kind of fraud and deception towards the consumers.
The Ministry published a summary of the verdict issued by the Criminal Court in Makkah, imposing a fine on the violator with the closure of the workshop for fifteen days, confiscation and destruction of the seized expired quantities, besides defamation by publishing the sentence in two newspapers at the expense of the violator.
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.