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To spread safe consumer culture “Consumer Protection” in Sur launches an awareness initiative on consumer protection law

22/05/2019



The Department of Consumer Protection launched an awareness initiative for the month of Ramadan targeting both the trader and the consumer by sending awareness messages on the Consumer Protection Law in social networking programs and news networks in the South Sharqiyah Governorate to raise awareness among the community.

 

 

The awareness messages covered many issues and topics of interest to consumers and traders in general, and included some concepts such as strengthening the culture of saving and introducing methods and techniques of financial planning and highlighting the negative aspects of misleading advertising and electronic fraud and the importance of keeping the purchase invoice, and how to choose the appropriate tire for the car as well as  introducing the policy of replacement and retrieval.

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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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