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Consumer Protection in Dhofar Organizes Awareness Campaign at the Summer Scout Camp

30/07/2019



The Consumer Protection Department in Dhofar has recently organized an awareness campaign at the Summer Scout Camp for a number of camp members in order to instill consumer culture and enrich awareness and education of the participants.

 

 

The department participated in the presentation of an awareness lecture on consumer protection by Emad bin Aufit Mardouf, a management information specialist, during which he addressed a number of axes defining the body and its objectives and competencies. He also addressed the mechanism for receiving and investigating consumer complaints. He also dealt with the consumer's duties during the purchase, such as checking the item, checking the validity date and contents of the item, reading the explanatory notes and making sure to request the purchase invoice from the seller. He also addressed the role of the Authority in combating misleading advertising and its efforts to reduce commercial fraud.

Ali bin Musallam Al Mahri, Quality Control Specialist, and Salim bin Ahmed Al Marhoon, inspector of commercial shops, carried out an inspection tour for participants in one of the commercial centers to raise the level of consumer cultural awareness. In conclusion, leaflets and awareness materials were distributed to members of the Scouts camp.

This event is a continuation of the efforts made by the Department during the fall season 2019 in the dissemination of consumer culture, and the consumer's awareness of the rights guaranteed by the law, being the first line of defense to protect himself and his family from everything that puts them at risk and threatens their safety and health.

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 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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