13,948 social media accounts closed down in Dubai for selling fake goods

The Department of Economic Development in Dubai (DED) shut down 13,948 social media accounts in 2018 as a major aspect of ensuring trademarks and the integrity of e-commerce.

The Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection (CCCP) of the DED said its moves were made in accordance with the procedure to improve intensity and economical business development in Dubai.

The records were shut after they were observed to sell fake merchandise, state news office WAM announced, including that together the records had 77.9 million devotees.

A greater part of the records shut down were on Instagram – 13,529 records – trailed by 419 on Facebook.

CCCP said nonstop observation and proceeded with co-task with trademark proprietors just as law offices additionally helped it uncover 45 sites that were selling fake products.

Ibrahim Behzad, director of Intellectual Property Rights Protection in CCCP, stated: “The Department of Economic Development is observing internet based life and sites as they are an undeniably well known channel for the development and supply of merchandise these days.”

“Normally, a few merchants have taken to such stages for hawking in fake products. We have consequently fortified our checking of the web based business advertise, online life and all advanced channel to keep up and fortify Dubai’s driving edge in exchange and by and large financial movement, especially in the retail division.”

Behzad said the electronic observation group of CCCP has had the capacity to follow fakes of in excess of 48 worldwide brands, which fundamentally included sacks, watches and telephone extras, notwithstanding aromas, makeup, and dress.

“The Department of Economic Development does not endure any sort of business misrepresentation and we implement the laws and guidelines relevant against such works on, including forcing fines,” said Behzad.

He likewise encouraged shoppers to report any negative practices by calling 600 54 5555, or by utilizing the @dubai_consumers record of CCCP on Instagram and Twitter.

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