The Ministry of Commerce and Investment has defamed the owner of an Est. specialized in consuming goods and commodities in Dammam, after a court ruling convicted him of possessing, offering and selling electrical appliances non-conforming to standard specification .This is a violation of the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law, since such items pose risk on the safety of users.
A verdict was issued by the Criminal Court in Dammam to impose a fine on the owner of the Est., closure of the violating Est. for five days, confiscation and destruction of the seized quantities, and defamation by publishing the verdict 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.