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City fines telemarketing company

Update: June, 28/2012 - 10:01

HCM CITY — The HCM City People's Committee has fined Huu Lac Co. Ltd for selling poor quality goods via a television programme called New Shopping.

Products worth a total of VND7 billion ($334,300) have been seized, according to the committee. The city did not disclose the amount of the fine. The company, located at 275A Khuong Viet Street in the city's Tan Phu District, had been allegedly selling smuggled products without official vouchers or invoices.

Authorities said the seized products including handphones, watches, laptops, cameras and necklaces, all of which had been smuggled from China. Since April, hundreds of buyers have complained about the products' quality.

They said some products such as cellphones or laptops, which cost VND2-3 million ($95-$238) each, had broken down within one week after purchase.-VNS

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