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(Commercial cheating) Awareness lecture in Barka


The Consumer Protection Department in Barka recently conducted an awareness lecture on (commercial cheating) at Nafisa bint Omaia School for Basic Education, within the framework of joint cooperation between the Department and public and private sector institutions to spread awareness and public culture.


The lecture was presented by Yousef bin Ahmed Al Riyami, assistant director of the department, in which he discussed a number of awareness aspects, starting by introducing cases of cheating in goods such as changing their number, size, weight, weight, prices or grade, or changing their date of validity or the country of origin, he also touched on the subject of advertising and promotion in violation of its nature or re-packaging in other products, explaining that the use of tools, vessels, covers, packages, posters, and publications must be in conformity with specifications and standards. He also referred to the penalties and administrative penalties for violators of these requirements, such as Article No. (40) of the Consumer Protection Law, and Article (47) of the Executive Regulations of the Consumer Protection Law regarding penalties and fines. He also reviewed the method of cheating in gold and the means used to do so.


At the end of the meeting, a number of models and samples of fake goods seized in the markets were presented.


 No one imagined that greed and deviousness would reach such a staggering level that thought exist only in movies and investigative drama shows , yet it became a stark reality when some merchants sought to make a profit on the account of health and safety of the young and adults alike utilizing the God-given intellect that they posses into destruction and evil instead of serving public good , the devious plan used ( Back to school ) season by carving holes inside books and hiding chewing tobacco inside in away from the inspectors notice targeting the younger generation with these destructive materials that effect the health , mind and safety of our kids .
 The Judicial officers noticed that consumers come very frequently to a specific shop during one of the inspection tours which raised their suspicions to strengthening the monitoring and follow up on that matter , students were spotted in the shop as well , the Officers expediently intervened to inspect the shop , the inspection did not reveal anything at first , however , the officers noticed a stack of books and decided to inspect it , surprisingly , they found more than 600 pouches of chewing tobacco on its way to be sold and distributed on consumers and students , the officers immediately issued a violation and referred the case to the General Prosecution to deal with the matter as per the Law

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