The Ministry of Commerce and Investment has defamed the owner of an Est. specialized in optics in Al-Majma'ah Governorate, after a judicial ruling condemning him for violating the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law and for not committing to the terms and conditions of sales; that is by making discounts without getting the necessary license.
MCI has published the judicial ruling issued by the Criminal Court in Riyadh, which includes imposing a fine on the violator, and publishing the verdict in two local newspapers at the expense of the defendant.
Notably, MCI has been carrying out inspection tours to monitor the establishments' commitment and compliance with the terms and conditions of conducting sales , and to verify that they are licensed. The Ministry usually refers the violating establishments to the judicial authorities for taking the legal measures against the violators, in accordance with the Anti-Commercial Fraud Law.
The Ministry provides e-service for issuing sales licenses to the commercial establishments online. This is part of the Ministry's efforts and keenness to verify the reality of discounts, and to ensure the absence of manipulations or misleading towards the consumers, besides eliminating all fictitious and misleading offers.
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.