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Direct Selling Agent Fined RM50,000 compound for Selling COVID-19 Bracelet!

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Fear can make us do irrational things, leading to some people taking advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic to capitalise on panic buying consumers.

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Recently, on 25th July, a compound of RM 50,000 was issued to a direct vender for promoting and selling bracelets that claims to keep off Covid-19, on her Facebook page.

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) had investigated the vendor after receiving several complaints when the bracelet went viral on social media.

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Datuk Iskandar Halim Sulaiman, Enforcement Director of the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP), announced that the compound action was taken after a problem that went viral on Facebook took place regarding the promotion of the Covid-19 bracelet.The bracelet was promoted for RM 580 each that was said able to ward off Covid-19.

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“Her action in promoting the product by giving misleading statement is an offence under Section 10 (1) (h) of the Consumer Protection Act 1999 and a maximum compound of RM 50,000 was offered to her,” he said in a statement on Saturday, July 25.

Legal actions will be taken by the authorities if she fails to settle the compound.

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“KPDNHEP is serious in ensuring that consumers are not deceived by promotions or misleading statements on the use of a product,” he added, that anyone who promotes or sells any products must always befits the principles the rules and regulations by the government.

Info via: Bernama